This section shows connections between the natural world
(science) and the designed world (technology). Technology
allows us to develop abilities to identify problems, design
solutions, and evaluate the solutions.
Be sure to look at the different
set of resources listed at the Student/Learner webpage
for this topic.
Learning Laboratory for Science, Technology, and Research
This comprehensive site, funded by NASA and its Learning
Technologies Project, explores the history, principles and
career options in aeronautics. The experiments are presented
in three levels:
Level 1 - Intended primarily for middle / junior high school
Level 2 - Intended primarily for junior high/ high school
Level 3 - Intended primarily for high school/ lower division
The site uses the latest technologies on the Internet, so
it will be necessary to install plug-ins on your browser.
The activities themselves, however, require very simple, inexpensive
materials for the most part.
Guide to Model Rockets
The Beginner's Guide to Model Rockets will show you the
basic math and physics which govern the design and flight
of model rockets. The
Teachers Guide for Rocketry has a number of great
projects for classroom use. Make a balloon rocket or a rocket
car, while investigating Sir Isaac Newtons Three Laws
The Boston Museum of Science created this website, with
its explanation of the workings of the Scanning Electron Microscope.
The Image Gallery has sample SEM images of things from plants,
animals, and artificial substances. There is a also selection
of photos; one is asked to identify the subjects, and it is
around the World
This Science Learning Network project is a unit of activities
designed for elementary classrooms, but many of the activities
are quite appropriate for adult learners. The website contains
eight of the 36 activities in the publication "The Exploratoriums
Guide to Scale and Structure". There is a complete teachers
guide with each activity.
Learn about the development of the transistor, considered to be one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. This website has a timeline, a glossary, and sections about the history of the transistor and the science of the transistor.