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Art Zone invites children of all ages to design a virtual mobile; create a collage, painting, or a geometric sculpture online; design and texturize 3-dimensional shapes (and see how artists...  (National Gallery of Art)
Physics Education Technology (PhET) produces fun, interactive simulations of physical phenomena. More than 80 simulations let students experiment with circuits, string tension, kinetic and potential energy, radios waves...  (The Kavli Operating Institute, supported by National Science Foundation)
Molecular Stepping Stones features online activities, including simulations, to help students understand 10 key concepts underlying many biological processes. Topics include atomic structure, random motion...  (The Concord Consortium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Genetic Science Learning Center features animations and activities for learning about DNA, cells, and other topics in genetics and bioscience. Build a DNA molecule. Transcribe and translate a gene. See why a...  (University of Utah, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Inside Cancer uses animations and videoclips of experts to reveal what is known about cancer. Learn about kinds of cancer, how they start (cell mutations), and their distribution worldwide. Explore...  (National Center for Research Resources, supported by National Institutes of Health)
DNA Microarray is a "virtual lab" of a DNA microarray experiment. Compare samples of healthy tissue and cancerous tissue as a scientist would. Learn the basics about DNA and gene expression...  (Genetic Science Learning Center, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Genetics: Tour the Basics uses animations to answer six questions: What is DNA? What are genes? What are chromosomes? What is a protein? What is heredity? What is a trait...  (University of Utah, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Brain Anatomy explores major areas of the brain using this 3-dimensional model...  (WNET, supported by National Science Foundation)
Why Files Interactives feature the latest news in science, math and technology. Make rainbows, control a tornado, play with lightning, make a snowflake, and hit a home run...  (University of Wisconsin-Madison, supported by National Science Foundation)
Napoleon Interactive Battlefield Simulator tests your battle strategy. Watch video clips on the battles of Lodi, Austerlitz and Waterloo. Historically, a Major Allied Victory was the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo. If you...  (PBS, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Building Big Labs helps kids think about structures they see every day and the impact of technology on society. Online laboratories invite students to test forces, materials, loads, and shapes...  (PBS, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
USGS Videos and Animations offers animations and videos for teaching earth science. Topics include earthquakes, earth's magnetic field, landslides, plate tectonics, tsunamis, urban growth and land use...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
A Tour of the Cell is an interactive exploration of the smallest unit of life, the cell. The human body is made up of tens of trillions of cells, which have developed a highly synchronized set of...  (National Science Foundation)
Genetic Science Learning Center features animations and activities for learning about DNA, cells, and other topics in genetics and bioscience. Build a DNA molecule. Transcribe and translate a gene. See why a...  (University of Utah, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Seeing Math™ Interactives clarify key algebra concepts. They help students see connections between symbolic and graphic representations of quadratic functions, linear functions, piecewise linear functions, and...  (Concord Consortium, supported by Department of Education)
Microscope Imaging Station Gallery shows what blood is, what happens when the immune system goes awry, what are stem cells are, and more. See videos exploring cell structure and function, cell development and motility...  (Exploratorium, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Visualizations on Geoscience features collections of dozens of animations for teaching geoscience topics -- atmosphere, biosphere, climate, earth's surface, energy and material cycles, geology, human dimensions...  (Carleton College, supported by National Science Foundation)
Tonight's Sky is a monthly stargazing guide providing information about constellations, deep sky objects, planets, and events...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Exploring Earth: Investigations provides more than 75 earth science investigations. Each presents photos and text (and sometimes video) that help students understand key earth science concepts. Among the topics...  (National Science Foundation)
Exploring Earth: Visualizations features over 100 animations and images that illuminate key concepts in earth science. Examples are: coal formation, nuclear fission, growth of a continent, tectonic plate movement...  (National Science Foundation)
Molecular Workbench offers tools for visualizing and computing the motion of atoms and molecules. See simulations of diffusion, dissolution, distillation, chemical reactions, chain reactions...  (The Concord Consortium, supported by National Science Foundation)
NGAKids features child-focused stories, activities, and information on the Gallery's collections. Visitors can explore the nuances of Jacques-Louis David's famous Napoleon in His Study...  (National Gallery of Art)
Invention at Play examines how play -- the ordinary work of childhood -- connects with the creative impulse. Read about inventors of the ski, sailboard, surgical robot, unfolding structures, water...  (Smithsonian Institution)
BRUSHster lets you paint on the web. More than 40 brushes and textures are offered with a full palette of colors and effects that blur, ripple, and fragment your designs. Click "auto" to see...  (National Gallery of Art)
NGAkids Still Life lets kids of all ages compose their own still life paintings (on the web) using images of fruits, flowers, and other objects and artistic elements. Experiment with perspective, size...  (National Gallery of Art)
Science of Music invites children of all ages to explore the "science of music" through movies, questions, and online exhibits. Compose, mix, and play with music in ways you probably haven't before...  (National Science Foundation)
MarsQuest Online invites students to launch a spacecraft to Mars, pilot a "flyover," explore the Red Planet's canyons and volcanoes, drive a Mars Rover, and see the latest photos...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
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