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General Education Resources
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General Education Resources

  • Plasma Dictionary from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California
  • Glossary on fusion and plasma science from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
    Fusion and plasma science FAQ
  • Space Science Institute, Boulder Colorado
    Education and outreach for space sciences and plasma science, features workshops, exhibits, Space Weather Center, family guides, educator resources
  • Science Education, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, New Jersey
    science education programs, Internet Plasma Physics Educational Experience (IPPEX),
    plasma academy, plasma camp, internships and fellowships
  • Graduate Program in Plasma Physics, Princeton University
    graduate program in basic plasma physics, magnetic fusion, and plasma astrophysics
  • Physics Education Resources - PhysicsED University of Washington, Seattle
    An integration of many education resources for physics [includes Java applet to illustrate Electron Plasma Simulation within 'the virtual laboratory' portion of other physics links].
  • Physics 2000, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    Extensive set of interactive Java applets illustrating various concepts of modern physics; accessible for all ages but useful for both K-12 and college level. Contents: Physics 2000, Einstein's Legacy, and The Atomic Lab; X-rays & CAT, electromagnetic waves, quantum atom, microwave ovens, lasers, TV & laptop screens, Bose-Einstein condensates, and interference experiments. Plasmas not specifically discussed but many interactive applets are relevant to plasma processes.
  • Global SchoolNet Founcation Encinitas, California
    international network of online educators for online project-based learning activities
  • Kids Club at Ontario, Canada
    dictionaries for chemical terms, plasmas, planets, geology, computer terms, confused words
  • Exploratorium, San Francisco, California
  • Cubic Science, Inc. Virtual Physics
    "Virtual Physics: Escape from Brain Death" includes some plasma material
  • Eames Office Powers of Ten
    Powers of Ten film, interactives, poster, book, CD
  • NASA's Education Program  NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
  • Exploration in Education (ExInEd), Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
    electronic picture books and tutorials
  • SOLARMAX, a breathtaking giant-screen adventure about the awesome vastness and mysterious power of the closest star; film descriptions and IMAX theater listings given.

Fusion Plasmas

  • Fusion Chart prepared by the Contemporary Physics Education Project
  • Fusion Energy Educational Web Site   FusEdWeb  - from three mirror sites:
    PPPL - Princeton, New Jersey  
    LLNL  - Livermore, California
    Europe - Garching, Germany Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik
    Student science resource, online fusion course, Fusion FAQ, plasma dictionary
    fusion and plasma FAQ, glossary, and site list, education and outreach ideas
  • Interactive Plasma Physics Education Experience (IPPEX), Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey
    virtual tokamak, data analysis, Ask a Physicist, interactive shock physics
  • Fusion Education, General Atomics, San Diego, CA
    fusion introduction, DIII-D tokamak information, teacher resources, fusion slide show
  • Inertial Fusion Energy Per Peterson, University of California Berkeley
    tutorial on technology and economics of intertial confinement fusion

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Space Plasmas

  • Windows to the Universe National Earth Science Teacheers Association
    Earth and space sciences, space weather, planetary magnetospheres, space plasmas
  • The Science Education Gateway University of California, Berkeley, California
    A Comet's Tale; How Satellites See; Best of the Solar System; Sunspots
  • Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    education homepage for the space physics field; includes Sun-Earth connection tutorial, resource index, science missions
  • Space Physics NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    space physics materials for middle school students and above, and their parents and teachers; presents a gallery of pictures and cartoons, missions logos and a mission summary table, tutorials, resources for educators (local resources), recommended publications mostly of a general space science and astrophysics nature, and "places to go."
  • Space Physics & Aeronomy on the Web American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.
    educational resources, classroom activities, data resources, real-time data/campaigns
  • Mission to Geospace NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    sun-earth connection, space plasmas, art gallery
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama
    real-time space weather, space weather tutorial sunspots and the solar cycle, Earth's aurora
  • POETRY NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Public Outreach, Education, Teaching and Reaching Youth POETRY
    IMAGE science mission public outreach
  • Radio and Plasma Wave Tutorials University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    tutorials on space plasmas, emphasis on plasma waves
  • Space Physics Textbook University of Oulu, Sweden
    covers space plasmas and space physics generally
  • Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Earth's space environment, magnetosphere, space plasmas, resources page;
    companion site From Stargazers to Starships features spaceflight and spacecraft
    including a section on ion rockets. Finally, in
    History of Geomagnetism Dr. Stern celebrates
    the 400th anniversary of Gilbert's 'De Magnete' - discusses Earth as a giant magnet
  • Space Environment Center NOAA Space Environment Center, Boulder, Colorado
    space weather information, educational materials
  • Public Connection Digital Museum Rice University, Houston, Texas
    The Public Connection digital museum; point-and-click earth and space science programs, space weather CD, movies for download
  • Radio JOVE NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Planetary Radio Astronomy Education project involves secondary school students in collecting and analyzing observations of natural radio emissions of Jupiter and the Sun.
  • Space Physics Radio Experiments INSPIRE NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Interaction NASA Space Physics Ionosphere Radio Experiments (INSPIRE)
    brings the excitement of observing natural and manmade radio waves in the audio region
    to high schools, covers lightning, radio wave propagation, ionospheric plasmas
  • Space Image Libraries
    Oklahoma State University and NASA, Aerospace Education Services Program
    Oklahoma State University Space Image Libraries
  • Photo Gallery, NASA National Space Science Data Center, NASA Goddard
    extensive space science image collection
  • American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), Cambridge, MA
    Variable star work including the Sun; educational material on Sunspot Counting,
    Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SIDs), magnetometers, and Hands on Astrophysics
  • Comet Images NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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