|Aero Design Team Online
Description:What is Aeronautics? Aeronautics Research Tools, Aeronautics Photo Gallery, Your Questions About Aeronautics Answered, Resources for Teachers, Kids Corner.
Description:Features military and civil aircraft pictures in the Aircraft Museum, a series of detailed articles discussing design issues related to the history, technology, and development of aircraft and spacecraft in Aerospace Design, and an opportunity to Ask a Rocket Scientist questions or read answers to past questions.
Description:The website for lighter-than-air craft.
|Automotive Learning Online
Description:This program contains over one hundred illustrations of the automobile with animations and thousands of descriptive links. Uses Java applets. Java support must be enabled in your browser.
|Engineering Your Future
Description:This site is presented by the American Society for Engineering Education. It?s aim is to provide resources and inspiration for those considering careers in engineering especially the high school age student. The Engineering Can Be Fun section includes links to all kinds of online activities for budding engineers. You?ll also find information for selecting and applying to colleges with engineering programs.
|How Stuff Works
Description:This site is teeming with information and resources for learning about how common household items and every day processes work. Features change, but at the time of writing this article they included tatoos, Industrial Light and Magic, Internet cookies, fireworks, dieting, space suits, networking, email, clutches, guide dogs, sunglasses, boomerangs, video formatting, hybrid cars, transmissions, cell phones, gas turbine engines, car engines, cable modems, and DSL. That lengthy list is the best of 2000. There are many more articles on all kinds of topics many with animations to help understand the topic.
|Online Learning Environment
Description:This site is aimed at students in grades 8_12 in the areas of science, engineering, and technology. It consists of technological topics, sites to learn about the topics and online quizzes to be administered after the sites have been reviewed. There are also some worksheets online to be used along with some of the activities.
|Riding on Square Wheels
Description:A square wheel may be the ultimate flat tire. There's no way it can roll over a flat, smooth road without a sequence of jarring bumps.Stan Wagon, a mathematician at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., has a bicycle with square wheels. It's a weird contraption, but he can ride it perfectly smoothly. His secret is the shape of the road over which the wheels roll.
Description:The online toy where you can build and play with things made out of masses, springs and muscles. Visit the soda zoo to see what other folks have created. You'll need to read the instructions before building your own construction. Note: This site had some undesirable advertising.
|Spies That Fly
Description:Spies That Fly is a Nova program about unmanned aerial vehicles. The air war in Afghanistan showed that sometimes the hottest pilots are sitting on the ground operating the remote controls of UAVs -- or unmanned aerial vehicles. In newly declassified footage, "Spies That Fly" reveals the astounding capabilities of UAVs and the ambitious plans for future models. This program airs January 7, 2003 on PBS. The Spies That Fly website includes additional interactive activites. Learn to analyze a radar image and view spy photos that made history.
|Star Wars: Realities Beyond the Myths
Description:If the Star Wars series fascinates you, you can learn more about how the Force compares with the concepts from the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism as well as why the term antigravity is anathema to scientists. Can a light saber be made today? Discover what robot engineers are creating today. Lots of pictures from the movies and educational videos that explain many of the topics.
|The Museum of Unworkable Devices
Description:This museum is a celebration of fascinating devices that don't work. It houses diverse examples of the perverse genius of inventors who refused to let their thinking be intimidated by the laws of nature, remaining optimistic in the face of repeated failures. Watch and be amazed as we bring to life eccentric and even intricate perpetual motion machines which have remained steadfastly unmoving since their inception. Marvel at the ingenuity of the human mind, as it reinvents the square wheel in all of its possible variations. Exercise your mind to puzzle out exactly why they don't work as the inventors intended.
|US Air Force Museum
Description:Many photos of aircraft from the Wright Brothers through today. Each photo also includes the history of the aircraft and its specifications. The History Gallery offers the history of flight from the 1800's through the 1970's.
|Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Page-x-rays
Description:William Roentgen discovered x-rays. You'll find pictures and background information at this site. Some of the site is in German.