Explore Our Resources Inquiry resources have been developed by each museum in the Science Learning Network.
Public Science Day

International Public Science Day: 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Find out about this program which celebrates science and includes a competition for "The Unisys Prize."

Structures

Structures
Explore "Structures" in classrooms around the world.
[ Italian and French language versions ]

Monarchs and Migration

Monarchs and Migration
Follow the migration of monarch butterflies and learn about their fascinating lifecycle.

Contemporary Issues in Science

Contemporary Issues in Science
A resource for the teaching of contemporary science, looking at the influence of genes and environment on behaviour.

Solar Max 2000

Solar Max 2000 / Guide to the Year of the Active Sun
During 2000, the sun reached solar maximum. Investigate the potential consequences for life on planet Earth.

I Want to Fly!

I Want to Fly!
Meet Toby, the wizard who wants to fly.
[ Japanese language version ]

Online Exhibits Online Exhibits
The classic collection of online exhibits from the Exploratorium are now available in Spanish, Italian, and French translations.

Oceans Alive Oceans Alive
Our planet's surface is covered mostly by a global ocean and within it turtles dive, lobsters walk, fish school, and coral reefs grow. Dive in to learn more about Oceans Alive!
Flights of Inspiration

Flights of Inspiration
The Franklin Institute and the Science Museum, London present a collaborative web resource that explores two inspired flights.

pH Factor pH Factor
Acid or base? Find out with the pH Factor resource!
[ Japanese version ]

EARTHFORCE

EARTHFORCE
Volcanoes erupt, the crust quakes, and rivers rage. EARTHFORCE is everywhere.
El Nino

El Niño: Hot Air over Hot Water
Science is the lead story on many news reports, thanks to El Niño. Find out why there's so much "Hot Air over Hot Water."
The Atoms Family The Atoms Family
The Atoms Family contains educational activities about energy concepts, the power of the sun, energy conservation, energy transformation, electricity and fossil fuels being presented by famous gothic horror characters.
Water in The City Water in The City
Water is a city's most precious natural resource. Investigate your community's water ways.
Franklin's Forecast Franklin's Forecast
Ben Franklin once said: "Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise." You too can be weatherwise with "Franklin's Forecast," an online exploration of weather technologies.
The Science of Cycling The Science of Cycling
From aerodynamics to the wheel, bicycles make for interesting science. Check out an interview with top mountain biker, Ruthie Matthes. Learn about frames and materials from a custom bike maker. Try interactive javascripts that calculate braking distances and energy consumption and lots more!
[ Dutch and German language versions ]

Science of Hockey The Science of Hockey
The Science of Hockey takes you inside the sport and explains the science behind the world's fastest game. The site contains RealVideo interviews with scientists and NHL players and coaches.
Exploring Leonardo Exploring Leonardo
Leonardo da Vinci gave us more than just the Mona Lisa, he was a scientist, inventor and artist! Check out the Inventor's Workshop highlighting some of Leonardo's futuristic designs or explore his curious habit of writing in reverse.
Auroras: Paintings in the Sky Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
"Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky." Find out more about these mysterious lights.
[ Japanese language version ]
Living Things Living Things
If it's alive, it's in here. Anatomy, classification, ecosystems, and life cycles are a few of the topics you'll find. Use the Forums to communicate with others who study "Living Things."
Meet Vollis From Windmills to Whirligigs
Visit Vollis Simpson's Whirligig Farm, a yard filled with spinning ducks, airplanes, and discarded metal pieces of all sizes and shapes.
Hurricanes Hurricane: Storm Science
Visit the Storm Center to understand hurricanes from the inside out. Read survivors' stories, make a weather station, and contribute your own natural disaster stories to the Healing Quilt.
Thinking Fountain Thinking Fountain
From Antacid to Zebu, a wellspring of ideas, activities, tangents, and surprises.
How to do a Cow's Eye Dissection Cow's Eye Dissection
Learn how to dissect a cow's eye in your classroom. This resource includes: a step-by-step, hints and tips, a cow eye primer, and a glossary of terms.
Scanning Electron Microscope Scanning Electron Microscope
This powerful microscope can magnify objects up to 200,000 times their actual size. Explore images of velcro, a dentist's drill, a porcupine quill and more! You can even ask for a picture to be taken!

Bob Miller's Light Walk Bob Miller's Light Walk
An eye-opening experience for students and teachers alike. His unique discoveries will change the way you look at light, shadow, and images.

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