Technology, Mathematics, and Science
Aeronautics and Space
Problem Solving Contests
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This is a good place to start a search for science and
technology education information.
Jeeves for Kids
Go to this site to find answers to questions you have
related to your technology studies.
Go to this site to search for information about how
Use this tool to search for information on the Internet.
Cs for Evaluating Internet Sources
Use this site to help you decide if Internet sites you
find are good sources of information.
Go to this site to search for words and phrases.
Useful tools at this site include an online dictionary,
a thesaurus, and a section called Merriam-Webster for
The Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) provides
definitions of computer terms.
This site provides a dictionary of Internet terms.
Guides and Strategies
This site provides strategies to help you succeed with
to Grammar and Writing
Go to this site for help with specific questions about
grammar and writing.
Sightseer's Guide to Engineering
Pick a state to explore innovations created by
Why be an engineer? Go to this site for answers. The site highlights
"opportunities engineering brings for people at any age, but particularly to women and
Engineering K12 Center
Go to this site to explore engineering
fields, learn how to get an engineering education, and have fun with interactive
engineering games and resources.
Go to this site to learn about the field of
engineering and what engineers do.
JETS Web site is centered on providing information and
increasing interest in engineering.
Extraordinary Women Engineers
This Web site was designed to
encourage young women to choose engineering as a career
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th
Look up engineering achievements of the 20th century at this
Web site provided by the National Academy of Engineering.
For information about the upcoming Engineers Week, visit this Web site
provided by the National Engineers Week Foundation. This site also provides engineering
resources, links, and information about upcoming competitions.
This Web site contains information for students
interested in engineering. It has profiles of engineers, useful tips for courses to take,
summer programs, resources, and engineering games.
Project Lead the
Project Lead the Way is a program designed to help pre-engineering students in
their studies. This Web site contains more information about the program, as well as
various links to engineering resources.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers have created
this Virtual Museum for students interested in Engineering. This site contains a variety
of online exhibits which show how electricity and electronics are used.
Engineering, Science and Math Careers
This site provides career
information, including engineering careers.
Manufacturing Is Cool!
Explore this site to learn about manufacturing and other engineering careers, salary
information, and interesting articles about people in engineering careers. This site is
provided by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering created this interactive
Web site to increase student interest in engineering. This site contains information
about engineering and biographies of engineers. It also has interactive games and a quiz
that shows you which type of engineering best suits you.
Technology, Mathematics, and Science
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) provides this interactive
site with virtual labs and building challenges to get
you thinking about structures you see everyday.
in the World Is That?
This site describes ingenious inventions throughout
This site from the Lemelson-MIT Program provides information
related to inventors and inventions. Included are Inventor
of the Week, Inventor's Handbook, Games and Trivia,
and other resources.
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Explore invention and innovation at the Lemelson Center
at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of
At this Web site, you can engage in math challenges for
middle school students. There are a series of steps
each challenge will take you through until the problem
is solved. Also, you'll find additional resources for
further investigation of each problem.
This site includes an encyclopedia for searching for
information about topics related to mathematics.
This site was founded by Sally Ride, America's first
woman in space, to encourage girls to get the foundation
needed to go on in science, math, or engineering. Programs
include science festivals, the Sally Ride Science Club,
science camps, etc.
Geared towards younger students interested in
engineering, this Web site contains experiments, games, quizzes and much more.
At this site, click on TechXtra for a newsletter
for high school students and educators. It contains articles about new technologies and
explains the underlying science used. The newsletter is created by the National Science
and Technology Education Partnership.
Explore color photographs taken through an optical microscope.
For example, with the activity "Secret Worlds:
The Universe Within" you can "view the Milky
Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move
through space towards the Earth until you reach . .
. the subatomic universe of electrons and protons."
This site provides four computer simulations: Membranes,
Fluid Flow, Cracking Dams, and Cracking Noise.
Hazards Program: For Kids Only
This site from the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
provides activities and information for learning about
Channel: Planet Earth Guide
At this site you can search for links and articles on
all subjects related to physical science. There is a
link to a live volcano cam, and there are interactive
sites where, for example, you can build an ocean wave.
Resources of the United States
This site for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides links for watching stream flow conditions, information about water resource programs, current flood conditions, etc.
Science for Schools
This site from the USGS provides information on many
aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and
The Global Network of Environmental Science & Technology (GNEST) promotes the use of innovative environmental technologies. The site provides information on environmental news, new technologies, government environmental technology programs, current events, etc.
Go to this site to find answers to questions about science.
This site from the United States Geological Survey(USGS)
shows how tsunamis are generated by earthquakes.
Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
This site from United States Geological Survey(USGS)
describes the 1906 earthquake along the San Andreas
fault. You can read about the scientific investigation
that took place after the quake and the advances that
Explore the science of music through movies, questions,
and online exhibits. Compose, mix, and play with music.
This site from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
provides information about nuclear energy and includes
a Students' Corner.
This site from the Tennessee Valley Authority provides
information about dams, making electricity, and protecting
This site is sponsored by the Optical Society of America
(OSA), an organization for scientists, educators, engineers,
Explore Nimbus 1, a virtual weather laboratory in the sky. The site is provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Aeronautics and Space
The purpose of this site is to bring people together who have
a common interest in aviation history.
Learn about astronomy and infrared light and find answers
to your questions about space.
This site is sponsored by Aviation Week, a publication of
the McGraw-Hill Companies.
Take virtual field trips to eight observatories--Arecibo,
where astrobiologists search for signs of life beyond the
solar system; Las Cuevas, a research station in Central America's
largest remaining rainforest; and others.
Space Weather Center
This site explores the solar cycle, solar wind, Earth's magnetic
field, auroras, states of matter, and other topics. Information
is provided on space weather research, space weather modeling
and forecasting, and the National Space Weather Program.
This is a design challenge for exploring the wonders of the
a View to the Edge of Space
Find out about the Hubble Space Telescope. Click on Ideas
to see Hubble's images and find out what they tell us about
the universe. Click on Tools to take a tour of Hubble, from
the telescope to the control rooms.
At this NASA site, students can launch a spacecraft to Mars,
explore its canyons and volcanoes, solve mysteries about the
search for life on Mars, and see the latest photos.
Aeronautics and Space Administration
Learn about NASA's visions for exploring the earth, the moon,
Mars, and beyond.
Johnson Space Center
At this site, you can learn about the U.S. space program.
The Education section includes a link to Just for Kids activities.
Lockheed Martin's "TheTech" site is the place to
learn about the satellites that are constantly orbiting earth.
You can learn what five kinds of satellites do, build satellites
for three different types of missions, and more.
Marshall Space Flight Center
The MSFC manages the key propulsion hardware and technologies
of the Space Shuttle, develops space transportation and propulsion
systems, oversees science and hardware development for the
International Space Station, and handles a variety of associated
scientific endeavors to benefit space exploration and improve
life on Earth.
Space TeleRobotics Program: Cool Robot of the Week
This site highlights Web sites that attempt to solve robotics
problems, use innovation to implement robotic systems, or
provide information related to robotics.
At this NASA site you can learn about the people who work
at NASA and about the national space program through design
challenges and other interactive activities.
Go to this site for games and other fun activities related
to space exploration.
Go to this site for news on current events and resources related
This site describes technologies or materials that were originally
developed for the U.S. space program.
Get Tech is designed to help students develop math, science,
and technology skills in preparation for technology-related
Go to this site to explore engineering fields, learn how to
get an engineering education, and have fun with interactive
engineering games and resources.
Go to this site to learn about the field of engineering and
what engineers do.
Explore this site to learn about manufacturing and other engineering careers, salary information, and interesting articles about people in engineering careers. This site is provided by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
This resource describes what workers do on the job, working
conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and expected
job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities,
knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with
Problem Solving Contests
TSA is a national organization for technology education students.
TSA provides activities and competitions to promote technological
literacy, leadership, and problem solving.
BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) seeks
to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science,
and technology through participation in robotics competitions.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
provides competitions and challenges for solving problems
with science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. FIRST
was founded by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway Human Transporter.
This contest provides opportunities for students to compete
in construction and testing of model bridges.
This program give students practical experience in designing,
building, and programming a team of robots. Robots are programmed
to maneuver on a game board. Once the game starts, students
step back and the robots must play the game without being
guided by a remote control.
This competition encourages students to develop creative Web
sites related to specific topics, including science and technology.
Engineering Technological Society
JETS posts a JETS
Challenge question each week for solving science-
and mathematics-related problems. JETS also hosts the TEAMS
competition each year. The TEAMS competition provides an opportunity
for students to synthesize key concepts in math, science,
and physics and apply them to solve real-world engineering
This is a design challenge for exploring the wonders
of the universe.