Coalition for Excellence in Science and Math Education

General Online Resources

Science oriented web sites

  • American Institute for Biological Science (AIBS) - a national center for biologists & the biological sciences since 1947.
  • National Center for Science Education (NCSE) -- a nonprofit, tax-exempt membership, national organization working to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian religious attack. They are a nationally-recognized clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and "scientific creationism" out.
  • NASA's ORIGINS progam (archived).
  • The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee has the materials for two courses online: The Solar System and Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology. This is a marvelous link to astronomy, physics, earth science, etc. Of particular note is the the Copernicus page.
  • The Why Files - Science behind the news.   Information of particular interest to science teachers who wish to make the subject relevant to their student's daily lives.

Other Sources

  • New Mexicans for Science & Reason -- NMSR is a non-profit group with the goals of promoting science, the scientific method, rational thinking, and critical examination of dubious or extraordinary claims.
  • Skeptical Inquirer -- A source of reason that devotes its pages to separating fact from myth in the flood of occultism and pseudoscience on the scene today. Published by the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.
  • The Skeptics Society has the noble "purpose of promoting science and critical thinking, and disseminating information on pseudoscience, pseudohistory, the paranormal, magic, superstition, fringe claims and groups, revolutionary science, proto-science, and the history of science and pseudoscience, in articles, essays, reviews, and letters."
  • Critical Thinking Consortium -- Includes an on-line library and other resources to help integrate critical thinking into the curriculum.
  • The Santa Fe Institute has some interesting reading available, including works on Evolution and Emergence, Information and Computation, and the Physics of Complexity.
  • Physics Today's Web Site, a unifying voice for the diverse areas of physics and the physics-related sciences.
  • The Panda's Thumb Blog, a weblog giving another voice for the defenders of the integrity of science, and the online voice of the virtual University of Ediacara.