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Science and learning activities
Los Alamos National Laboratory links
Bradbury Science Museum video The Town That Never Was
Bradbury Science Museum video Heritage of Science (Stockpile Stewardship)
Free education in many fields:
- Effective Study provides a broad range of information and strategies for improving study skills. Who doesn't need that? A great place to start and to come back to, later.
- The Kahn Academy is a nonprofit organization producing rigorous free online lessons. Take a look, you may be amazed. (Videos) (Note to KA math students: Please don't drop your units. They can be helpful checking your answers and they are critically important in science.)
- How Stuff Works We appreciate the effort these people have put in to explain just about everything we can think of.
- The Exploratorium Founded by Frank Oppenheimer, J. Robert's brother, the Exploratorium is the granddaddy of hands-on minds-on science museums. One of our favorite pages is here.
- The Explodatorium is our Scientist Ambassador Barry Warthen's marvelous catch-an-egg-in-the-act-of-exploding device.(pdf)
- Games and Puzzles from Jefferson Lab JLAB educators have so much fun that we just have to link to our cousin's page in ours.
- The National High Field Magnetic Laboratory education site. LANL has the Pulsed Field Facility of this cooperative program. Lots about magnets!
- Veritasium.com is an impressive effort to explain concepts in science, many of which are cloaked in misunderstandings. (Videos)
- In a similar vein is Minute Physics. (Videos)
- Our slide rule generates some interest. Wikipedia has a good article on how it works.
- Astronomy picture of the day The name largely says it all: beautiful pictures from our very own universe.
- NASA's Space Place NASA maintains a plethora of websites. This is a great place to start
- NASA's Space Place en Español Space Place in Spanish.
- Space Weather This is a fun place to keep up with our local star.
- Mars Exploration We are excited about Mars exploration, Los Alamos National Laboratory plays a big role in this research.
- http://www.e-aircraftsupply.com/space-education/ has a terrific list of websites that explore many topics in space science. Tip of the hat to students of ColoradoTutors.org for this one!
- Mary and Susan suggested http://www.sofasandsectionals.com/learn-astronomy-from-your-couch.
- A fascinating meditation of the air we take for granted on Earth: http://texasaircomfort.com/air-in-outer-space with additional links. This was recommended by students at the Morrow Community Center in Georgia!
- NOVA Secrets of the Mind A fascinating look inside our brain.
- Jefferson Lab's Joanna and Steve experiment with liquid nitrogen and other topics at their Frostbite Theater. (Videos)
- The University of Nottingham and Brady Haran (Numberphile) produce the wonderful series Periodic Table of Videos.
- Jefferson Lab Hands-on science activities, worksheets, games, and more.
- World Space Week Free teacher activity guide to space related activities.
Los Alamos Area
- Los Alamos Historical Society Wonderful website about Los Alamos and its history.
- Pajarito Environmental Education Center
- Bandelier National Monument
- Valles Caldera National Preserve
- Santa Fe National Forest
What If is Randall Munroe's, author of XKCD.com, attempt to answer off-the-wall physics questions. As with XKCD, we suggest a grain of salt, but we do enjoy his production.