Forensic Science- Checkers International, Inc.
"These web pages were created to provide the layperson with an easy understanding of what forensic science
entails. With a large number of homepages on the net for forensic organizations, no one seems to have taken
the time to explain the basics or to make them easily understood. Below, you will find brief explanations of some of the main
disciplines within Forensic Science." Contact Page for Questions - Knowledge Solutions
Links for Special Topic Areas:
UCI 18th Summer Science Institute: AERODYNAMICS & SPACE TECH, Aug 11, 1998
FoilSim: Wind Tunnel Simulation (Java Applet)- NASA
[Select - Preview FoilSim Online] "FoilSim developed at the NASA Lewis Research Center, is interactive simulation software that determines the airflow around
various shapes of airfoils. The Airfoil View Panel (shown below) is a simulated view of a wing being tested in a wind tunnel
with air moving past it from left to right. Students change the position and shape of the wing by moving slider controls which
vary the parameters of airspeed, altitude, angle of attack, thickness and curvature of the airfoil, and size of the wing area."
Main Page for NASA Aerodynamics
Applied Aerodynamics: A Digital Textbook (Demo Version)- Desktop Aeronautics, Inc.
More than 13 Chapters, some with simulations and calculators and model building.
1903 Wright Flyer Simulation (Shockwave)- Open University, England
"The simulator requires a Shockwave plugin, and is not for
the memory-impaired browser" A 500 kb Shockwave program.
UCI 18th Summer Science Institute: Physics of Toys, Aug 11, 1998
Visualize Science (Requires Shockwave) - Explore Science
Interactive simulations of: Inclined Plane; Air Track; See-Saw Torque; Free Fall Lab, and much, much more!!!
Ballistic Simulator (Java Applet)- Singapore Museum
"This virtual experiment is designed to let the student measure the relation between
muzzle velocity (which determines projectile energy), gravitational potential and the
effects of frictional drag caused by wind speed blowing opposite to the direction the projectile is moving in. "
Amusement Park Physics-
Design your own roller coaster! Examine other rides.
Mechanics- University of Oregon
Inclined plane; ballistic cannon, etc.
NASA Administrator's Fellowship Program, Feb 19-20, 1998
Thermodynamic Equilibrium for a Gas (8 Java Applets)- Virtual Laboratory, University of Oregon
"This applet is designed to simulate the diffusion process which occurs when gases of different temperatures are
mixed. To activate the mixing click one time on the red vertical bar that separates the two chambers. After a few
moments, the bar will turn green and the gases will start to mix and share their energy. The counters in the
respective chambers indicate the number of particles in that chamber. The thermometers will start to change
temperature as the mixing process is occurring. Eventually both chambers will reach the same temperature."
Blackbody Radiation (Java Applet)- Virtual Laboratory, University of Oregon
Compare two blackbody spectra.
The Virtual Laboratory Home Page- Virtual Laboratory, University of Oregon
More than 10 Java Applets.
Thermoelectric Device (Java Applet)- S. Peterson, Vanderbilt University
"This is an interactive simulation of a thermoelectric device. The temperature and voltage values at positions along each
material arm can be obtained by clicking and dragging the cursor on each material. Hot and cold side temperatures, as
well as the load resistance values, can be changed ..."
Feedback and Temperature Control - C.D.H. Williams, U. of Exeter, UK
"This is an introduction to the effects that feedback can have on systems. I have chosen an oven controlled by a PID
temperature controller to use as a case study but the behaviour described is characteristic of many systems that employ
feedback. There is a detailed interactive simulation of the oven-controller system for you to experiment with."
Digital Circuit Simulator (Java Applet)- I. van Rienen
"You can choose many example schematics, from simple to advanced. If you want, add some
components to the loaded schematic or press the 'new' button and draw your own schematic. You can choose from
Interactive Electronics (Java) - Hewlett-Packard
AC Circuits, Analog Electronics, DC Circuits, Digital Electronics, Frequency-Selective Circuits, Instruments, etc.
Reverberation Time in a Room Calculator - The Acoustics Group, South Bank University, UK
Your choice of materials for the walls and the floor, etc.
Tribology � friction! (Java Applets) - W.G. Sawyer, Rensselaer Pulytechnic Institute
Slick-and-Stick, Lubrication, Scotch Yoke, etc.
National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) April 18 & 19, 1997
Now for Lesson Plan Creation!
Create a Lesson Plan with one of these resources:
Some types of useful resources on the WWW part of the 'Net that could be incorporated into
your Lessons/Lesson Plans:
Collections of images
Live 2-way video/audio
Cooperative Group Projects
Some Recommended Sites for Education
Medical Technology - The Human Eye
Communication Technology - The Internet/WWW
ASSIGNMENT: Part One
You are to prepare to purchase a new 1996 automobile. Go to Jim Martindale's award winning
"The Reference Desk" to find your car (DO NOT USE a search engine!!!).
Go to the manufacturer's home page to select your car, model, interior, and other options, i.e., specify exactly what you want. Then go to the bottom of Jim's
auto link section and check the car price from the three sources.
ASSIGNMENT: Part Two
tells you where the GPS satellites are that can be seen by your handheld GPS receiver. All these calculators
and about 150 more are listed on Jim Martindale's
on-line calculators page . Try out five of these links.
Frank Potter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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