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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Free education in many fields

  • The Kahn Academy is a nonprofit organization that offers rigorous, free online lessons. Take a look, you may be amazed.

General 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. Check out one of our favorite pages about snacks.
  • The Explodatorium (pdf) is our Scientist Ambassador Barry Warthen's marvelous catch-an-egg-in-the-act-of-exploding device.
  • 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. Los Alamos handles the Pulsed Field Facility in this cooperative program. Lots of information about magnets!
  • Veritasium.com is an impressive effort to explain concepts in science, many of which are cloaked in misunderstandings (includes videos)
  • Explanations of physics concepts -  Minute Physics (includes videos)
  • Our slide rule generates some interest. Wikipedia has a good article on how it works.


 Brain activities

Chemistry activities

For teachers

  • Jefferson Lab - Hands-on science activities, worksheets, games, and more.
  • World Space Week - Free teacher activity guide to space related activities.

Around Los Alamos


  • What If - Author Randall Munroe of XKCD.com attempts to answer off-the-wall physics questions. As with XKCD, we suggest a grain of salt, but we do enjoy his production.