Browse Physical Sciences Collections

Listed here are collections offering resources for education and/or research in chemistry, physics, and/or the space sciences, plus multidisciplinary collections with a notable proportion of resources devoted to the physical sciences.

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A Mathematical Way to Think About BiologyA Mathematical Way to Think About Biology
http://qbio.lookatphysics.com
Collaborative networks of biological and quantitative scientists have formed in the past several years with hopes of benefiting clinical research. This video collection is designed to help interdisciplinary scientists better under...Full description and distribution of resources

Association for Middle Level EducationAssociation for Middle Level Education
http://www.amle.org/default.aspx
The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) collection focuses on STEM curricula, middle grade pedagogy and assessment, young adolescent development, leadership; and professional development. The collection has resources for...Full description and distribution of resources

Atomic ArchiveAtomic Archive
http://www.atomicarchive.com/
This site explores the science, history, and consequences of the invention of the atomic bomb. It offers information about the events and decisions that led to the development of the bomb and the events and decisions that followed...Full description and distribution of resources

Case Study Collection: National Center for Case Study Teaching in ScienceCase Study Collection: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
The Case Study Collection makes science relevant by presenting contemporary science problems about issues that students encounter in the news. The case studies in the collection are created by science and engineering faculty and f...Full description and distribution of resources

ChemCases: General Chemistry Case StudiesChemCases: General Chemistry Case Studies
http://www.chemcases.com/
ChemCases.com offers curriculum supplements appropriate for teaching the second semester of an undergraduate general chemistry course. The supplements are twelve case studies of the chemistry of products often encountered by the g...Full description and distribution of resources

Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemEd DL)Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemEd DL)
http://www.chemeddl.org/
ChemEd DL provides exemplary digital resources, tools, and online services to aid in teaching and learning chemistry by offering access to multiple collections and services from the the Journal of Chemical Education, the American ...Full description and distribution of resources

Chemistry Gateways and ResourcesChemistry Gateways and Resources
http://nsdl.org/search/record/collection/ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-904/n=10&q=&viewType=browseCollections&subject=&purpose=
The Chemistry Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of chemistry-related web portals, web sites, and individual digital resources pertaining to many areas of the discipline - general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemi...Full description and distribution of resources

ChemTeacherChemTeacher
http://chemteacher.chemeddl.org/services/chemteacher
ChemTeacher compiles resources such as articles, worksheets, activities, demonstrations and videos for use by secondary school teachers and students. Resources are linked to common chemistry topics and are searchable by science st...Full description and distribution of resources

ComPADRE Classroom-Ready ResourcesComPADRE Classroom-Ready Resources
http://www.compadre.org
ComPADRE's Classroom Ready Collection consists of learning resources deemed by our editors to be of the very highest quality, and which meet strict criteria for inclusion: representative of evidence-based best practices; accurate ...Full description and distribution of resources

ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy EducationComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
http://www.compadre.org/
ComPADRE is a set of communities of teachers and students in physics and astronomy and web-based collections of resources to support their needs. The communities supported by ComPADRE are groups that can benefit from the sharing o...Full description and distribution of resources

Concord Consortium CollectionConcord Consortium Collection
http://concord.org/stem-resources
The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit R&D organization in Concord, MA, dedicated to transforming education through technology. Our deeply digital tools and learning activities capture the power of curiosity and create revolutionar...Full description and distribution of resources

DragonflyTVDragonflyTV
http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/index.html
DragonflyTV is an Emmy Award winning PBS Kids science show, featuring ordinary kids conducting extraordinary inquiry-based investigations in real-world contexts. DragonflyTV features: investigations; scientist profiles; hands-on s...Full description and distribution of resources

Hiroshima and Nagasaki RememberedHiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered
http://www.hiroshima-remembered.com/
In 2005, the world commemorated the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This web site was created to provide an easy-to-use collection of resources to help students, educators, and the general public...Full description and distribution of resources

iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools PathwayiCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
http://www.floridastandards.org/homepage/index.aspx
iCPALMS is a K-12 math and science collection of freely available instructional and educational resources that have been recommended or authored by Florida's educators and vetted by teachers and subject matter experts. All the res...Full description and distribution of resources

iLumina Digital LibraryiLumina Digital Library
http://www.ilumina-dlib.org/
iLumina contains materials in the following disciplines: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science. Over half of the materials are supplementary teaching materials like plant images or computer science article...Full description and distribution of resources

MatDL: Materials Digital Library PathwayMatDL: Materials Digital Library Pathway
http://matdl.org/
The Materials Digital Library Pathway (MatDL) is building an information infrastructure to support materials science (MS) education and research--and interactions between the two--as well as to disseminate resources generated by g...Full description and distribution of resources

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
http://msteacher2.org/
The Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2) supports middle grades educators with high-quality, standards-based resources and promotes collaboration and knowledge-sharing among its users. Educators use MSP2 to inc...Full description and distribution of resources

NASA Earth and Space Science Education CollectionNASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
http://www.dlese.org/dds/histogram.do?group=subject&key=edmall
The collection provides teachers and students with a wide variety of curriculum enhancement materials geared for Earth science classroom use.Full description and distribution of resources

National Science Foundation (NSF) Special Reports and VideosNational Science Foundation (NSF) Special Reports and Videos
http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/
The National Science Foundation (NSF) special reports and videos feature scientific work being done by NSF funding. Topics include weather, evolution, mathematics, visualization, technology, polar, infectious disease, robotics, wi...Full description and distribution of resources

NSDL Bilingual CollectionNSDL Bilingual Collection
http://nsdl.org/search/record/collection/ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-044/n=10&q=&viewType=browseCollections&subject=&purpose=&isAnnotatedByCollection[]=ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-044
The NSDL Bilingual Collection makes K-12 math and science resources available to teachers of students who are not proficient in English. The NSDL Bilingual collection provides quick and easy access to high-quality resources that a...Full description and distribution of resources

NSDL Science RefreshersNSDL Science Refreshers
http://nsdl.org/search/record/collection/ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-012/n=10&q=&viewType=browseCollections&subject=&purpose=
NSDL Science Refreshers provide quick and easy access to high-quality science content. These resources from trusted providers are selected and organized by grade level and subject area in order to save you time and effort in findi...Full description and distribution of resources

NSDL Web SeminarsNSDL Web Seminars
http://nsdl.org/sites/web_seminars/pd-archive.html
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) collaborated with NSTA focusing on a variety of science topics and targeting K-12 grade level educators. The seminars included information and resources for educators available on the NS...Full description and distribution of resources

PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional DevelopmentPBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
PBS Learning Media is a multimedia library for K-12 science educators, developed by WGBH through funding from the National Science Foundation as part of its National Science Digital Library initiative. The site offers a wealth of ...Full description and distribution of resources

Pedagogy in ActionPedagogy in Action
http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/
The Pedagogy in Action collection provides educator-focused introductions to a range of teaching methods that promote engaged learning. It combines what, why and how information about the pedagogies with descriptions of real-world...Full description and distribution of resources

PhET Interactive SimulationsPhET Interactive Simulations
http://phet.colorado.edu/
PhET has fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from biology, math, physics, earth science and chemistry. PhET simulations animate what is invisible to the eye through the use of graphics and intuitive ...Full description and distribution of resources

Physics Gateways and ResourcesPhysics Gateways and Resources
http://nsdl.org/search/results?n=10&s=0&verb=Search&include_collection[]=ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-912
The Physics Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of physics-related web portals, web sites, and individual digital resources in many areas of the discipline, including electromagnetism, classical mechanics, optics, oscil...Full description and distribution of resources

Plant and Soil Sciences eLibraryPlant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
http://passel.unl.edu/
The Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary is a collection of interactive animations, eLessons, video clips and quizzes. They cover topics in plant genetics, biotechnology, soil science, weed science and target audiences from high schoo...Full description and distribution of resources

PRISMS: Phenomena and Representations for the Instruction of Science in Middle SchoolPRISMS: Phenomena and Representations for the Instruction of Science in Middle School
http://prisms.mmsa.org/
PRISMS provides annotated reviews describing a resource's phenomenon or representation content alignment and quality of instructional support. The focus is on resources useful to science instruction in middle school. Resources are...Full description and distribution of resources

Reciprocal Net: A Distributed Crystallography Network for Researchers, Students, and the General PublicReciprocal Net: A Distributed Crystallography Network for Researchers, Students, and the General Public
http://www.reciprocalnet.org/
Reciprocal Net is a digital collection of molecular structures in crystallography and chemistry. Innovative visualizing tools provide a valuable glimpse into structural details of substances. For each molecular structure, the chem...Full description and distribution of resources

Resources for Educational BenchmarksResources for Educational Benchmarks
http://strandmaps.nsdl.org/
The Resources for Educational Benchmarks connects learning resources to the NSDL Science Literacy Maps. The Science Literacy Maps illustrate connections between science concepts and show how they build upon one another across grad...Full description and distribution of resources

Science for KidsScience for Kids
http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN&node_id=878&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=55ec3b14-96f5-47b2-88f3-5f5bb283e3bd
The ACS collection Science for Kids presents many science concepts at a level that kids from kindergarten through 8th grade can understand. The activities demonstrate chemistry and physics in fun and engaging ways, and many of the...Full description and distribution of resources

Science FridayScience Friday
http://www.sciencefriday.com
Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. In addition to the radio program we produce engaging educational resources, award-winning digital videos, and publish original web content cove...Full description and distribution of resources

Science of NFL FootballScience of NFL Football
http://nbclearn.com/nfl
NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the National Football League, unravels the science behind professional football. Featuring footage from games and practice sessions, and contributions from footbal...Full description and distribution of resources

Science of NHL HockeyScience of NHL Hockey
http://www.nbclearn.com/nhl
NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the National Hockey League, explore the science and math behind professional hockey. Featuring game footage and contributions from NHL players and s...Full description and distribution of resources

Scientific Visualization StudioScientific Visualization Studio
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Scientific Visualization Studio collection contains visualizations produced from satellite data or from computer simulations of geophysical phenomena using such satellite da...Full description and distribution of resources

SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for YouthSMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
http://smartr.edc.org/
SMARTR provides students and teachers with games, simulations, activities, and career information in mathematics and the sciences. Science topics include earthquakes, chemistry, weather, rocks, the solar system, the body, genetics...Full description and distribution of resources

SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One SearchSMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
http://howtosmile.org/
The SMILE (Science and Math Informal Learning Educators) Pathway is for informal educators looking for high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities across multiple disciplines and contributing instituti...Full description and distribution of resources

Space Sciences Gateways and ResourcesSpace Sciences Gateways and Resources
http://nsdl.org/search/record/collection/ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-914/n=10&q=&viewType=browseCollections&subject=&purpose=
The Space Sciences Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of web portals, web sites, and individual digital resources in many areas pertinent to the study of space including astrochemistry, astrophysics, cosmology, the sol...Full description and distribution of resources

Trinity Remembered: Historic Documents, Photos, and VideosTrinity Remembered: Historic Documents, Photos, and Videos
http://www.trinityremembered.com/
60 years ago, the first atomic bomb exploded in the New Mexico desert. Trinityremembered.com, brings together a large collection of information about this turning point of human history. It contains eyewitness accounts, photograph...Full description and distribution of resources

Wolfram ResearchWolfram Research
http://www.wolfram.com/
The Wolfram Research collection includes access to the comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedias of MathWorld and the Wolfram Functions Site. Also included are links to the Online Integrator for solving integrals and...Full description and distribution of resources