A Library of Resources Within Conventional Education



Scale of the Universe

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(1 light year= 9.5x1015 meters)
(1 pm= 1 picometer=10-12 meters)
(1 nm= 1 nanometer=10-9 meters)

The Scale of the Universe 2: A wonderful visual tool to give a perspective of the relative sizes of things

Physics

Free textbooks on all physics subjects

Particle Data Group: The most current understanding of the properties of subatomic particles available to the public

Physics education

US National Science Foundation

Physics.org

Graphic representations of atomic orbitals

Chemistry

Periodic tables:

Periodic Table: Excellent interactive periodic table of elements

Periodic Table of Videos: Teaching about each element through entertaining videos

Periodic Table: Detailed examination of each element


Molecular model libraries:

Library of 3-D Molecular Structures

3-D molecular structures using JMOL

Database of minerals with 3-D JMOL viewing

Molecular library

DCU molecular viewing gallery

Jmol: Free software for building molecules


Textbooks and tutorials:

Open college textbooks: Chemistry

Virtual chemistry

Chalkbored chemistry lessons: A novel, engaging way to learn about chemistry

Chemguide resources


Other:

Commonly available chemicals

NIST Chemistry WebBook

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmacy related site links

Chemspider

Goldbook

Biology

Tree of life web project: Biological diversity mappings and biological lineage

Worldwide Protein Data Bank Europe

Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics: Protein mappings

Emsembl Genome mappings of various species

Biomodel

Molecular structures of proteins modeled

Organic chemistry molecular models

Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry

Cell biology

Cell Image Library

List of proteins

List of enzymes

Tutorials in molecular biology

A molecular biology glossary

Biology animations, movies, and interactive tutorial links

Encyclopedia of life

Mapping genomes, modern research


Botany:

Botany: An introduction to plant biology

All about fungi

Botany resources


Other:

The biology project

MIT courses in biology

Biology-online


Zoology, anatomy

Invertebrate zoology

Paleontology portal

Anatomists teaching and training tools

Brain maps

Human anatomy, health

Innerbody

Human visibility project: U.S. National Library of Medicine

Whole brain maps

Vitamins and minerals

Electron microscope imagery

Science stock photography: Over 4,400 light microscopy and electron microscopy images

Biomedical images

biology images

Electron microscope photography

Snowflake structure

Molecular expressions gallery

Stock photography: Getty images

Light and electron microscope images


Astronomy

Mapping:

3D Universe

SDSSIII: Massive spectroscopic surveys of the distant universe, the Milky Way galaxy, and extrasolar planetary systems

Celestia: Wonderful way to explore the Solar System and nearby galaxies


Star structure, birth, decay:

Star interiors and fusion reaction processes

Heart of a dying star: Collapsing star, the nuclear process

Origin of elements in stars

Origin of elements and stellar evolution

Origin of cosmic elements

Origin of elements

Star evolution: NASA

Stellar evolution: Linked through the SAO encyclopedia of astronomy

Stellar evolution video, Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4, Pt 5


Other:

Astronomy Picture of the day archive

Astrobiology news

teachastronomy.com

Astronomy Cafe

Astronomy Cast

Time and Date: Planetary current time zones, weather, sunrises and sunsets, and moon phases

Astronomy lecture notes

Astronomy: Reddit astronomy discussions

Geology

U.S. Geological Survey

Database of minerals with 3-D JMOL viewing

onegeology

How the earth was made: Visual description of the earth's formation

flashearth: Aerial imagery of earth

Geology wing

Oceanography

Oceanexplorer

Meteorology

http://earth.nullschool.net: Mappings of real-time planetary wind and pressure systems

Meteorology, the online guides

SuspiciousObservers: Creative commentaries on solar and planetary conditions



Geography

Worldmapper

Eclectic maps: Unusual sets of maps to help understand geographic planetary conditions

United States historical maps

World city maps

Mathematics

MIT math courses

Math better explained

kAlgebra A free 2-D and 3-D graph generator for linux

Computing

HTML, Javascript, SQL tutorials

HTML cheatsheet

C++ tutorials

C++ forum

Linux bash commands

Linux shell commands

The Linux Command Line A Book By William Shotts: Fantastic guide for working with Linux command line instructions

C++ online compiler

Programmable logic controller (plc) programming

Man made machines, invention, technology



Word, language structure

Grammar

Grammar

Prefixes, suffixes, and roots

General children, teen teaching resources

K through 12

Khan Acadamy: Wonderful study of everything K through 12

Chemistry for kids

Kids astronomy

Kids geology

Language arts

PBS learning media

Illinois Science Teachers Association: Science teaching tools

Biology for kids

Meteorology

Learning games

The amazing physics of everyday objects

Physics experiments you can do at home

Experiments in physics, Columbia University (in PDF format)

Nuclear science

Other general educational links

Open textbooks: Wonderful collection of freely available university textbooks
Brinicle, underwater icicle
NASA global warming
Time lapse proof of extreme ice loss
Astrobiological news
Ted talks
Christianity is pagan
Sun of God?
Kauai pollution, genetically modified wasteland
Grasshopper, a reusable rocket
agentxz project
Cubli: cubic balancing machine








Conventional Classifications of Sciences



How the physical sciences are conventionally categorized:

Chemistry, the central science, partial ordering of the sciences proposed by Balaban and Klein:



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Likewise, there is a graphic at the top of this webpage that shows how the interconnections between the physical and social sciences are conventionally viewed.

Wikipedia outline of the physical sciences at this link.



And this is a complete list of the social sciences in conventional academics:

Anthropology
Business studies
Communication studies
Criminology
Demography
Development studies
Economics
Education
Geography
History
Industrial relations
Law
Linguistics
Media studies
Methodology
Philosophy
Political science
Psychology
Public administration
Sociology
Legal Management
Paralegal studies
International studies
Library Science
Information Science


And a conventional list of the humanities:

Literature, art
Philosophy
History
Linguistics
Law
Religion





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