There are many stories in the daily news about science and
technology. Mathematics is often a necessary tool for understanding
these topics. This section provides credible resources related
to science and technology, so that people can evaluate the relevance
and accuracy of current topics in the news.
Learning Resources This site offers web-delivered instruction using current
and past CNN San Francisco bureau news stories. Each story module
includes the full story text, an abridged text, and interactive
activities to check comprehension. The learner can choose to
read the text, listen to the story read aloud, or view the broadcast
through streaming video.
The mission of Science News is to present "...unsensationalized,
accurate, and fascinating scientific news to the American
public." This website features:
Timeline: 70 Years Ago in Science News The Science Safari in Cyberspace, highlighting a
new science website each week Food for Thought: focus on health and nutrition Math Trek: focus on math-related articles Search feature of Science News archives as well as
links to the Internet.
The Why Files
Science Behind the News This website features stories that explore the science (including
math, engineering, social sciences, technology) behind the news.
There are news briefs, visual images, an extensive archive of
past features, and a good search engine. Best of all, the website
creators use humor, interesting graphics, and clear language
to explain science.
NASA This site provides timely information about news events
related to NASA science and technology.
Use this site for information about the International Space
Station and other news about humans in space.
To submit ideas and resources for this section, please contact Paul Heavenridge.