Selected Science Museums and Centers

Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu

The Exploratorium web site contains a collection of virtual interactive exhibits, presentations, activities, and science news from the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California. For example, it contains a unique step-by-step virtual "Cow-Eye Dissection" that includes graphics and Real Audio sound. An area is dedicated to provide teachers with ideas on how to obtain cow eyes for dissection and helpful hints on conducting the actual dissection with students in the classroom. The Exploratorium also contains "Live Cams" and virtual cameras of their exhibits, Doppler effects sounds, and a variety of interactive exhibits that can be brought into the classroom to enrich the existing biology and physical science curricula.

NASA Information Services
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Homepage is the world's most comprehensive web site that deals with space and space exploration. Beware: This site is extensive and you can find yourself spending many hours in awe looking at space photos and learning about the many famous NASA missions. This site has some of the most impressive graphics and quicktime movies on the web!

Discovery Channel
http://www.discovery.com/

Discovery Channel is a fantastic site for all people interested in science and technology. New articles are put on-line daily. Each month, Discovery Channel features an interesting virtual science fieldtrip. A great enrichment resource resource for all science classrooms.

Hands-On Science Centers World Wide
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mwm/sci.html

Hands-On Science Centers World Wide lets you visit science museums virtually! (The NC Museum of Life & Science is included.)

Smithsonian Institution
http://www.si.edu

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC is the Nation's Attic on-line. The Space and Science Museum and Natural History Museum may be of particular interest.

National Geographic Online
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

This site provides many different types of resources. The main features of their magazine are on line. The site also offers activities geared to younger children as well as information about the National Geographic Society. The Resources section will be useful for both students and teachers. Students can research topics such as environmental issues, careers and famous biologists. Teachers can find lesson plans for environmental issues.

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
http://www.ncmls.org/

This is the home page of the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science. Information on museum exhibits and attractions.

Science Adventures: The Guide to Informal Science Centers
http://www.scienceadventures.org/



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