Pathfinder - Univ. of Washington K12 Page
A K-12 Outreach project on the Mars Mission Project from the U. of Wahington. Source of the Pathfinder and Viking temperature data used in the workshop.
Mars Pathfinder - Live
from Mars (NASA)
A K-12 Outreach project by NASA on the Mars Pathfinder mission. Contains basic science background information on Mars and the mission, along with Q&A pages and the chat room designed for students.
Astronomy Education Resources
A K-12 Outreach project by the HPCC/ESS group at U. of Washington. Includes links to a considerable number of images and curriculum materials.
A learning center for young astronomers
Sponsored by HEASARC/LHEA at NASA. Contains basic information on topics in astronomy and astrophysics along with links to related sites.
Compton Observatory Science
Data sets from the Compton Observatory and other sources. Includes data from space probes such as Pioneer and KONUS.
Welcome to the Planets
Interactive tour of the planets from the Jet Propulsion Lab/NASA.
"Best-of" collection of images from NASA.
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An introductory tutorial to viruses at Bowling Green Univ.
- U. of Wisconsin
Sites at the University of Wisconsin with example 3-D models of viruses.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A great many links to disease and virus related sites.
for Animal Health
General listing of virology and disease research sites.
An interesting discussion of some possible career paths in computer graphics.
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Periodic Table of the Elements on the Internet
Interactive periodic table developed in NC especially for high school students.
Periodic Table of the Elements at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Interactive periodic table sponsored by Los Alamos Laboratories.
project at NCSA
The Chemistry Visualization program at NCSA (ChemViz) is a program which uses the power of the world wide web in combination with the power of the SGI supercomputer to generate images of atoms, molecules and atomic orbitals. I believe you have to apply for permission to use their site. Inlcudes curriculum materials associated with the Chem Viz project.
& Modeling for K-12 (MathMol)
Math & Modeling Sites
K-12 MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules) is designed to serve as an introductory starting point for students and teachers interested in the field of molecular modeling and its relationship to mathematics.
BioTech is a hybrid biology/chemistry educational resource and research tool on the World Wide Web. BioTech is intended to be a learning tool that will attract students and enrich the public's knowledge of biology issues in the world today. At the same time, BioTech is also a research tool for those already involved in the broad subject of biology.
Enter the Connection!
Source for molecular viewers (including RasMol) for your browser and an overview of the Chemical MIME project.
Object Test Page
Part of the Chemical MIME project which helps provides tools, sample molecules, and defines data formats for displaying 3-D interactive models of molecules online. Source for the RasMol software.
Klotho: Biochemical Compounds
Database of biochemical compounds which can be viewed with RasMol.
Chemistry Education Resources
A K-12 Outreach project by the HPCC/ESS group at U. of Washington. Includes links to a considerable number of images and curriculum materials.
in Molecular Graphics
Nice overview (with images) of various visualization techniques from U. of Geneva.
for Chemistry (Berkeley)
General resources and links. Includes some visualizations.
to Physical Chemistry
The Senses Bureau at the University of California, San Diego, is actively pursuing ways to bring dynamic multimedia content into the chemistry classroom. In the 1994 Winter Quarter, we presented an entire multimedia course in Physical Chemistry of Life and the Environment.
The Chemist's Art Gallery containing spectacular visualization and animations in chemistry done at the Visualization and Animation Laboratory at CSC by the Visualization Group.
of California - Berkeley Chemical Education Resources
Web Virtual Library: Chemistry
Center for Polymer Studies:Projects
The Center for Polymer Studies (CPS), a scientific visualization research center in the Physics Department at Boston University devoted to interdisciplinary research in aspects of polymeric, random, or fractal systems. CPS utilizes expertise in interdisciplinary physics research to develop experimental and computational materials for K-12 and undergraduate education.
Patterns in Nature 1996
Program co-sponsored by CPS (includes conferences) looking at fractal systems in nature and how they can be explored in k-12.
in the CoVis Project
Visualization software developed by the CoVis Project.
Sample classroom activity. Nice in that it centers around giving a general introduction to visualization without the need for computers.
Examples of how schools have used the Egg Drop design problem.
of time in the day
Example curriculum material from Explorer.
Elevation Model of the World
Sources for geoscience data: digital elevation models, land use, political boundaries, etc.
Strong Motion Data (Earthquakes)
Earthquake related visualizations.
Visualization Home Page
Visualizations based on student-collected data.
Student Data Server
Database of environmental data from participating schools. Varies in quality, but lots of it.
Skew-T Image Archive
The Research Data Program of NCAR developed the sounding image archive to facilitate the accessing of common sounding data information (i.e., skew-t plots and SUDS 'analysis' output).
Radar data w/movie radar
Data sets gathered as part of the WiSP (Winter Icing and Storms Project) project of ATD/NCAR.
available through Unidata
UCAR Data Links
The Visible Human
Project (US Nat. Lib of Med)
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) funded a project to develop a digital database of volumetric data representing a complete adult male and female. This scientific effort was named the Visible Human (TM) Project, and the contract for the development of the dataset was awarded to the University of Colorado Center for Human Simulation in Denver, Colorado. A primary objective of the project was to provide the radiologic and photographic definition of a complete, human male cadaver at a resolution of 1mm in all three dimensions. The female cadaver would be done at a later time. The project seeks to develop a computer database of human anatomy for visualization in teaching and research.
Interactive Volume Browser (Volume Rendering)
Interesting interface for exploring the Visible Human database.
Imaging Internet Resources
Very large index of hospitals, universities, and research inst. with medical imaging information. Worldwide.
Image Engine Home Page
Image Engine is a multi-user, objected-oriented, client-server database system for the storage, retrieval, integration and sharing of a wide range of medical images. In addition to providing integrated access to digital still and video images the system will dynamically link these images to textual reports in a hospital information system. The Image Engine project is at U. of Pittsburgh and supported by the National Library of Medicine.
An interesting (!?!) application of visualization with a virtual model. This project employs advanced visualization techniques for the imaging of the human colon. The data sets that have been used in our experiments include the Visible Human and a simulated plastic pipe.
The Advanced Medical
Imaging Laboratory (AMIL)
AMIL, Advanced Medical Imaging Laboratory, is located in Baltimore, Maryland at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Department of Radiology. This lab has produced several interactive multimedia programs dealing with the presentation of Computed Tomography towards the education of radiologists. One major project on the south side of AMIL is an interactive CD-ROM called CT the Game.
3D Liver visualization
for surgical planning
Visualization technique developed for surgical pre-planning.
Cognitive Science Branch (US
Nat Lib of Med)
Resources link provides example teaching material for the medical sciences.
Really 3D: Data
Visualization and Virtual Reality
Somewhat thin overview of the benefits of Visualization and VR techniques. Some interesting links.
NCSA VR Lab Home Page
The NCSA Virtual Reality (VR) laboratory is a research facility engaged in the exploration of new methods of visualizing and interfacing with scientific data and simulations. This exploration is done in conjunction with researchers who want to investigate their science using interactive and immersive technologies. The laboratory is located in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology on the University of Illinois campus.
Sample VR images produced at NASA/Ames.
Homepage for Virtual Presences - a VR company.
The IBM Visualization Data Explorer (Data Explorer or simply DX) is a general-purpose software package for data visualization and analysis. Example images created with this powerful (and computationally demanding) software package. Second link is for a comphrehensive tutorial developed at Cornell.
NIH Image Home Page
Source for latest copy of NIH Image. Includes links for interesting images and related software, including Windows based imaging packages.
Source for RasMol and related software.
Special topics page at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site on the flooding in North Dakota and Minn. in the Spring of 1997. Source of some of the data used in the Earth Sciences graphing example.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration page with links to climate data archives. Source of some of the data used in the Earth Sciences graphing example.
USGS - Water Resources of the United
US Geologic Survey homepage for river, lake, and stream data. Some data is archived by the federal government. Other data is supplied through links to state and local government pages. Source of some of the data used in the Earth Sciences graphing example.
The Daily Planet - UofI
Homepage for the WeatherMachine, WeatherWorld, and related weather images from the U. of Illinois.
to Weather Maps and Images (University of Illinois) http://covis.atmos.uiuc.edu/guide/wmaps/html/weather.home.html
Nice overview of the types of imaging techniques used in weather forecasting. Can be used as instructional material. Includes descriptions of image generation techniques, what kind of data they collect, and how they compare to other techniques. Numerous sample images.
Severe Weather Outbreak Index
Severe Weather NEX images
An in-depth look at a particular weather event and how the data was gathered and analyzed.
CoVis Geosciences Web Server
This Web Server is provided by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at the University of Illinois (UIUC). The goal of this server is to not only benefit teachers and students in the CoVis community, but the entire Internet community as well, by providing them with resources and expertise to support project-based inquiry in geoscience education. Contains curriculum and instructional materials.
The Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment, and industry consortium looking at global warming and related issues. Inlcudes world climate visualization database.
Data Available from
Listing of field projects supported by ATD/Nat. Cntr. for Atmospheric Research(NCAR). Includes data sets.
NC Dept of Public
Instruction's Curriculum Matrix
The Standard Course of Study for every subject and grade level plus links to other DPI sites of interest.
Learn North Carolina
This page has links to the Standard Course of study for North Carolina's K-12 academic subjects and other professional resources for teachers.
This page is an annotated bibliography of scientific visualization web sites around the world. It is a service of the NAS (Numerical Aerospace Simulation) Facility at
NASA Ames Research Center.
Lab for Scientific Visual Analysis
The Lab for Scientific Visual Analysis at Virginia Tech is an open lab for students and faculty. Its primary goal is to enable the engineer/scientist to better understand his/her data through the use of visual methods.
Image Processing Group, UMDS
The Image Processing Group [IPG] is an interdisciplinary research group based at UMDS, the United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. We are developing image processing and computer vision techniques, with a particular emphasis on medical applications.
Image Processing for Teaching
The Image Processing for Teaching (IPT) project at U. of Arizona has made a powerful new technology available as a learning tool. Students are given the tools to analyze and enhance digital imagery from every field of science, mathematics, and technology. They are empowered with open-ended opportunities for exploration, discovery, and quantitative analysis. Good example curriculum material, many of them based around NIH Image. Mini-grants are available.
Los Alamos Education
Resources for teachers and students
Alamos - Other Education Resources
Educational outreach program from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Includes listings of other resources and links.
Communications Program - NCSU
Includes links to an Introduction to HTML and tutorials on ProEngineer and AutoCAD.
Classroom Connect on the Net
A resource that will help you locate some of the most interesting and useful links.
Another page from SciEd, a K-12 Outreach project by the HPCC/ESS group at U. of Washington. Includes links to a considerable number of images and curriculum materials.
Lab Scientific Visualization Page
Links to other government sites doing visualization work and a summary of the visualization work being done at the lab.
and Usability Lab at Ga. Tech
Interesting site summarizing research work in visualization, including custom software tools they have developed.
This is a particularly good search tool because the sites are filtered and rated by a research team.
This search engine uses the number of links to a site to rate the importance of sites and often finds exactly what you are searching for fast. Try it!
Infoseek Ultra Searching
Wide Web Power Index from Web Communications
The World-Wide Web
Virtual Library: US Government Information Sources
ClarisDraw - Claris
Claris is now Filemaker Inc.
DeltaGraph - Deltapoint
NIH Image - NIH
TriSpectives - 3D/EYE
TrueSpace - Caligari
3D Studio - Kinetix
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