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The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — So Far

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I’m continuing my mid-year “The Best…” lists so that it makes a it a little easier for me to create the end-of-the-year ones.

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The Best Science Websites For Students & Teachers — 2007

Here are my choices for The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — So Far (not in any order of preference):

The Guardian published this unusual,and accessible, explanation of it. I’ve added it to The Best Resources For Learning About Higgs Boson, The “God Particle.”

Surging Seas shows the impact of rising sea levels due to climate change. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

Explore.org has set-up webcams in numerous “wild places” where you can view them live from your computer — pandas, polar bears, forests, etc.

Planet Quest: The Search For Another Earth is an “out of this world” site from NASA.

The BBC has created a very, very large infographic titled “How Big Is Our Solar System?” Scroll down (which is a little odd) and it will take you from the surface of earth to the far reaches of space.

How Do Things Fly? is a great new interactive site from the Smithsonian. It is THE site to learn about anything related to flight. You can design and virtually fly your own plane, and you can even design and print-out your own paper airplane.

CronoZoom is a wild browser-based history of the universe — about 14 billion years worth.

If you were as amazed as I was by the original Scale Of The Universe, you have to check out Scale Of The Universe 2. This interactive shows you — literally — the scale of the universe.

Scroll to see the ocean’s deepest depths is an interactive infographic from The BBC. Scroll down the infographic and it not only shows you information about what is happening at that depth of the ocean, it also provides videos and images.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA has a site called JPL Infographics where you can find a bunch of great…infographics. But what’s even better is that it’s set up for people to create their own, too.

NASA has created this video titled “Watch 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds” and you can read more about it here :

TIME has published an “Interactive 360 Panorama from the Curiosity Rover” that’s pretty amazing.

How many alien civilizations exist? seems like a pretty neat BBC interactive. I’m not sure if I really understand it, but it looks cool :)

Feedback is welcome.

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I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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