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The Last Word
If you have ever spent time with a pre-schooler, you'll appreciate the importance of "The Last Word." Young children have a way of asking the most simple, yet confounding, questions. Like, for example, "Why is the sky blue?" This archive of questions and answers is the guidebook for which every parent of a preschooler has been waiting.

Basics of Space Flight Learners' Workbook
The idea of deep space travel can be perplexing, to say the least. This excellent workbook introduces and explores the science behind the general concepts of space flight, with particular emphasis on the challenges associated with a deep space mission.

Live from Earth and Mars Educational Modules
Earth and Mars are neighbors, yet, scientifically speaking, they are treated so differently. This interactive educational module explores how the scientific investigation of the two neighbors can be integrated. Meteorology, geology, physics, and space science topics are considered for both planets.

life, the universe and the electron
One hundred years have passed, now, since the discovery of the electron. This website, which complements a physical exhibition at the Museum of Science, London, celebrates that landmark scientific breakthrough. Since 1897, science has been on a fast track. Clearly, the importance of J.J. Thomson's discovery must be recognized.

Antarctica: Terra Australis Incognita
"One World" magazine does it again with this spectacular online resource about Antarctica. As it is today, Antarctica reflects the ongoing clash of a wilderness continent with a conquering introduced species--human beings. What matters now is to ensure a sound future for the Antarctic wilderness, so that the heart of Antarctica remains unchanged, forever.

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