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The following handout was given at  the Science Reference Instiutute, Tier 2,
which was held at Simmons College on March 19, 1994. This list is obtainable
by gopher and ftp over the Internet.

Version 1.2, October 19, 1993
Compiled by T. C. O'Haver, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Academy One
telnet freenet-in-a.cwru.edu (
Academy One is the educational component of the National Public
Telecomputing Network.  It is an online resource for primary and
secondary school teachers, students and administrators which operates at
low or no cost to the users or the participating schools.

Advanced Technology Information Network
Information for the agricultural and bio-technology markets. It provides
national and world-wide agricultural news, exporter information, a
publications index, and bio-technological research information. This
site would be of most interest to vocational agricultural classes or
science classes interested in bio-technology. This is a menu-driven
system that is easy to follow. Novice users should be able to use this
system with a minimum of help.

Apple Computer Higher Education gopher server
info.hed.apple.com 70
Computing in Higher Ed Academics;  Computing in Higher Ed Academics;
Intellimation - Mac SW Catalog (Spring '93); Macintosh Freeware and
Shareware; curriculum integration of technology in Schools of Education;

Big Sky Telegraph
telnet bigsky.bigsky.dillon.mt.us   ( )   Type bbs at login
K-12 BBS with Global Telecurricular Clearinghouse for projects running
on all networks; clearinghouse on Community Networking models using
free, local, bbs networks for scaleable public access to Internet email,
action-oriented Rural Telecomputing Testbed, sharing of Internet
newsgroups with Community BBSes as Fidonet echo conferences, and vise
versa, and 600 k-12 downloadable lesson plans. Internet email is also
exchanged with Community BBS networks, allowing ubiquity for teaching
online courses, despite the connectivity model; online course
"Microcomputer Telecommunications" covering the basics of telecomputing
and modem use, on a limited budget, for connection to any of 60,000+
systems nationally.

Biologists Guide to InterNet Resources by Una Smith
gopher.fsl.orst.edu  70
Newsgroups of Special Interest; The Bionet and Bit.listserv Domains;
Listserver Mailing Lists; Newsletters; Directories; Bibliographies List
of Archives; Online Help; Search Engines; Software Archives; Access
Tools; Commercial Services; Useful and Important FAQs of interest to

Biodiversity and Biological Collections Gopher
gopher huh.harvard.edu 70
Museum, Herbarium and Arboretum Collection Catalogs, Biodiversity
Information Resources. Directories of Biologists; Biodiversity Journals
and Newsletters; Workshop Information; Standards Organizations and
Reports Software; Biological Images

Blacksburg Electronic Village Project (under construction)
Information for K-12 educators who want to use the Internet.  Currently,
the information pertains to electronic mail lists, because e-mail is the
service which is most widely available to teachers.  Send e-mail to
Kimberley Homer (homerk@vtvm1.cc.vt.edu) or Jim Hassall

CapAccess, The National Capital Area Public Access Network
telnet CAP.GWU.EDU  or    (login: guest; Password:
An interactive public access network for information and education for
the metropolitan DC area.  It allows you to access a wide variety of
free public information about local government, health and human
services, libraries, and education (including math and science). In
addition, you can exchange electronic messages and participate in public
forums on timely issues.  CapAccess is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
supported entirely through contributions and volunteer services.  The
George Washington University provides technical support and the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Annenberg/CPB Project are
providing partial funding for the initial implementation.

The Cleveland Freenet
telnet freenet-in-a.cwru.edu
The prototypical city freenet.  Very comprehensive and user-friendly
telnet site.  It contains an enormous number of complete historical
documents, a vast amount of information about the Arts, Science and
Technology, Medicine, Education, Business, and provides and up to date
news service.  One section, of particular interest to educators is the
Academy One, which is an NPTN  experimental program designed to meet the
information and communication needs of students and educators.  This
Telnet site is definitely one of the easiest to log on to, one of the
easiest to use, and one of the most comprehensive in terms of a variety
of information available.  So it is a great telnet site for the rookie
on the Internet as well as a great resource for the veteran user.

gopher info.umd.edu   /inforM/Educational_Resources/ChemConference
An online conference center for chemistry-related meetings. During the
summer of 1993, the Committee on Computers in Chemical Education of the
American Chemical Society's Division of Chemical Education sponsored an
experimental on-line electronic conference, entitled "Applications of
Technology in Teaching Chemistry". Fifteen papers were "presented", on
topics ranging from the applications of computer animations and
simulations of chemical reactions, to using classroom networks to foster
cooperative learning.  A total of 450 chemistry educators from 33
countries participated.  This site contains the complete set of papers,
figures, software, instructions, discussion logs, background reading,
and other material related to the conference.  There is much discussion
here about cooperative learning, e-mail in classrooms, new tools vs. old
methods, what chemistry students should know about computing, computer
simulations, sharing exams via computer networks, etc.

ChemViz  (Chemical Visualization project)
ftp zaphod.ncsa.uiuc.edu        /Education/ChemViz
ChemViz is an NSF funded grant to use High Powered Computing and
Communications to help high school students better visualize abstract
concepts of Chemistry.  Other supporters are the Benjamin Cummings
Company, Apple Computer and NCSA.  Our current module allows the student
(or teachers) to make images and animations of calculated atomic and
molecular orbitals. Currently our project only supports the Macintosh.
A color monitor is necessary to view these files.

CICA: Center for Innovative Computer Applications
ftp ftp.cica.indiana.edu  or
An anonymous-ftp clearinghouse for MicroSoft Windows (version 3.x only)
applications, tips, utilities, drivers, bitmaps, etc. CICA currently
provides to the anonymous ftp user, free of charge, over 300Mb of PUBLIC
DOMAIN and SHAREWARE Windows-related files.

Computer Literacy Project Gopher
path: inforM.umd.edu  /Access to Other Information Resources/Gopher
Servers - All over the WORLD! /Pacific/University of
Tasmania/Departments/Education /Computer Literacy Project/
International project on computer literacy for teachers, with emphasis
on pre-service training.  Survey of computer literacy requirements for
teacher preparation programs.  Many full-text articles available: Basic
Problems in the Development of a Computer Literacy Curriculum; A
National K-12 Curriculum for Australia: Is it the thin edge of the
wedge?; Current Pre-Service Teacher Education: Handicapping The
Computer, The Teacher and The Student!; So Now We Have A National K-12
Curriculum: Where Do We Go >From Here?; A model definition for
technological literacy/competencies for teacher/educators; Utilizing
technology competencies in development and implementations of technology
plans; Technology systems for educators A competency plan for students
in the college of education at NIU; A proposal of technological
literacy/competence for the educators of Spotsylvania county, VA;
Networking on the network.

Computational Biology (Welchlab - Johns Hopkins University)
gopher.gdb.org  70
Electronic access to documents pertaining to Computational Biology.
Searches of Genbank, Swiss-Prot, PDB, PIR, LiMB, TFD, AAtDB, ACEDB,
CompoundKB, PROSITE EC Enzyme Database searches (via Indiana, Houston,
Harvard, the Netherlands and NIH); Searches of NRL_3D Protein-Sequence-
Structure Database, Eukaryotic Promoter Database (EPD), and Cloning
Vector Database, Expressed Sequence Tag Database (ESTDB), Online
Mendelian Inheritance Man (OMIM), Sequence Analysis; Bibliographic
Reference Data Bank (Seqanalref), Database Taxonomy (Genbank,
Swiss-Prot) and many more (run here at Welchlab); Direct links to other
Gophers which provide information relevant to biology;  Links to over 70
ftp sites with data and software for biology; Searches to help you find
other biologists - by name, location and research interests; full text
of "Mathmatics and Biology" (current and future trends at the interface
between mathematics and biology).

Distance Learning Projects
On diskette; call Jean Tolliver at (202)219-2097 or Rita Carr at
An infobase of distance learning projects at the elementary and
secondary levels, compiled by the U.S. Department of Education Office of
Educational Research and Improvement (OERI).  The information will
permit a user to identify schools using a variety of technological
delivery systems (audiographics, satellite, fiber optics, microcomputer-
based systems, etc.), student courses produced, teacher training
provided, number of sites participating, and a description of how
information is delivered to the classroom.

Earthquake information
geophys.washington.edu (port 79) ftp geophys.washington.edu
/pub/seis-net Recent events reported by the USGS National Earthquake
Information Center. Information about Recent earthquakes are reported
here for public use. DATE-TIME is in Universal Standard Time which is
PST + 8 hours, LAT and LON are in decimal degrees, DEP is depth in
kilometers, N-STA is number of stations recording event, QUAL is
location quality A-good, D-poor, Z-from automatic system and may be in

Earth Science Internet Resources by  Bill Thoen
Earth Science Anonymous FTP Sites; Telnet Addresses; Commercial Sources
; or Govt. Sources Requiring Fees; Groundwater Modeling Software;
Coordinate Projection Contacts; Software for TIGER data; World Cities
Data Digital Chart of the World; National Geophysical Data Center;
Commercial Data Vendors; National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing
Center Satellite Image Sources; Coordinate Conversion, Map Projection

Educational Telecomputing Application/Infusion Ideas
gopher info.umd.edu
/new-internet-ideas Twenty-three short articles written by teachers on
ideas for use of telecomputing tools in education and training.  Some
selected titles are: Are there Legos on Mars?: Lego T.C. Logo and
telecomputing; The earth day treasure hunt: Utilizing online resources
as research tools; Relevant learning experiences using telecomputing
activities; Archaeology unit; Programming projects that use the
resources of the Internet; Keeping current with freeware and shareware
applications; Telecommunications: year one...a beginning; Internet to
the stars; Bringing the history of mathematics into the mathematics
classroom; Using telecommunications can help teach at-risk students;
Elemental searches (chemistry); Updating introduction to computer
science for the 21st  century; Internet access for educators:  options,
solutions, and costs; Cd-rom and the Internet.

Primarily for math educators and professionals.  It provides on-line
access to employment opportunities, software, and a variety of math
publications.  The American Mathematical Society (AMS) maintains and
supports e-Math.  Has sections on Mathematical Publications,
Mathematical Preprints, Fermat's last theorem, Mathematical Discussion
Lists and Bulletin Boards, General Information of Interest to
Mathematicians, Professional Information for Mathematicians,
Mathematical Sciences Meetings and Conferences, Notes from MathSci,
Other Math-Related Gophers.

Energy and Climate Information Exchange (ECIX)
ftp igc.org  (    or email to ecixfiles@igc.apc.org
The Energy and Climate Information Exchange is a project of EcoNet aimed
at educating environmental groups and the general public on the
potential of energy efficiency and renewable energy to reduce the use of
fossil fuels and their contribution to climate change. ECIX is supported
by the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation and the Energy Foundation.  As
part of its mission, ECIX now offers as a public service electronic
information files on energy technologies and issues at no cost.
Subjects include: biomass; electric vehicles; energy efficiency; fuel
cells; geothermal energy; global warming; hydro power; solar energy;
photovoltaics; social costs; sustainable development; transportation;
wind energy ; climate change; ozone; CO2 Challenge Educators Kit;
newsletters, etc.

Environmental Protection Agency Gopher
futures.wic.epa.gov  or  info.umd.edu   infoM/ReadingRoom/Environment
Information on people at EPA who can give you more information;
Agriculture; Air, Water, Land; EnergyGraphics; Industrial ecology;
Megatrends Project; Population; Technology; TRI-Toxic Release Inventory;
Video Examples; other environmental gophers.

ERIC and AskERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
ericir.syr.edu  or  info.umd.edu  /inforM/EducationalResources/Ask ERIC
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a
federally-funded national information system that provides access to an
extensive body of education-related literature.  ERIC provides a variety
of services and products at all education levels, bibliographic
information and abstracts for a variety of educational documents from
the Educational Resources Information Center, and lesson plans by
subject and grade level. The documents could be journal articles,
conference papers or published research. AskERIC is an Internet-based
question-answering service for teachers, library media specialists, and
administrators.  Anyone involved with K-12 education can send an e-mail
message to AskERIC.  Drawing on the extensive resources of the ERIC
system, AskERIC staff will respond with an answer within 48 working
hours. If you have questions about K-12 education, learning, teaching,
information technology, educational administration.  AskERIC at:

FDA Electronic Bulletin Board
The FDA electronic bulletin board contains information regarding the
Food and Drug Administration. This information includes its actions,
congressional testimony, news releases, consumer information,
information on AIDS, and information on veterinary medicine.  This
telnet site is very friendly.  Anyone interested in exploring the site
will find it easy to use.

Federal Information Exchange (FEDIX)
An on-line information service that links the higher education community
and the federal government to facilitate research, education, and
services.  The system provides accurate and timely federal agency
information to colleges, universities, and other research organizations.

GRIN, National Genetic Resources Program, USDA-ARS
The NGRP gopher server provides germplasm information about plants,
animals, microbes and insects within the National Genetic Resources
Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research
Service (ARS).  In addition, connections to other biological gopher
servers around the world are provided.

Geographic Name Server
maratini.eecs.umich.edu   3000  3000
The Geographic Name Server gives geographic information for U.S. cities,
counties, and North American places by name, state/province or zip code.

Georgia College EduNet
A large collection of online resources for K-12 educators, including
Internet directories and on-line texts, CNN and Newsweek Curriculum
guides, a software evaluations library, Georgia's Quality Core
Curriculum, a multimedia file exchange for Macintosh, Apple II, Apple
IIgs, IBM, and Amiga platforms, and more.

GreenDisk Paperless Environmental Journal
ftp info.umd.edu infoM/ReadingRoom/Environment/GreenDisk
Environmental information exchange, providing environmental
professionals, journalists, librarians, activists, environmental studies
teachers, students, and others with an inexpensive and comprehensive
resource documenting the work that is going on within the environmental
community. We scan hundreds of different sources on a wide range of
topics; everything from renewable energy to marine mammal protection to
toxic waste disposal. The GreenDisk is a forum for the publication of
research reports, press releases, action alerts, and news summaries from
the world's environmental groups and governmental agencies. Much of the
information indexed on The GreenDisk is hard to find and not carried by
libraries, and thus is missed during literature searches.

gopher selway.umt.edu   (port 700)
University of Montana Student Health Services gopher. Physical and
mental health (sexuality, drug & alcohol information, academic tips and
dietary facts), pointers to information for the disabled, information
about the effect of computers on health, health-related USENET
newsgroups, Electronic Books for the Blind and other similar projects,
various "Extension Service" Gophers, environmental health and safety
issues, and health-related information provided via U.S. Federal

Home Education
ftp info.umd.edu /info/ReadingRoom/Computers/HomeEducation
"Using Computer-Based, Telecommunications Services To Serve Educational
Purposes At Home".  Prepared for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation by Jay
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 16:24:37 -0500 (EST)
From: "Marion L. French" <mfrench@nysernet.ORG>
Subject: empire:Internet Resources for Math/Science Education (fwd)
To: Linda Carl <lcarl@nysernet.ORG>

P. Sivin-Kachala and Ellen R. Bialo of Interactive Educational Systems
Design, Inc.  This report addresses the use of computer-based,
telecommunications services to meet educational needs at home --
focusing on services for students in grade 7 through college (including
adult education). An Overview of Telecommunications Functions that
Support Educational Purposes, An Overview of Service Providers, Data
Highway:  The Internet, General Purpose, Commercial Networks that
Provide Educational Services, Regional and Statewide Networks, Library
Access Networks, Special Purpose Networks, Bulletin Board Systems,
Telephone Homework Hotlines:  A Model for Computer Network-based
Tutoring Services

Info-Mac archives at Stanford University
ftp sumex-aim.stanford.edu
Large FTP archive for new Macintosh freeware and shareware. Has a
science-math subdirectory.

IUBIO Archive for Biology, Indiana University
ftp bio.indiana.edu  or
Molecular biology is the area of concentration, and it is also a home
for Drosophila research data.  Includes software for Macintosh, VAX-
VMS, Unix, MS-DOS.

IPAC Extragalactic Database
ned.ipac.caltech.edu (
Research-supported program which is conducted at the Infrared Processing
and Analysis Center(IPAC), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and California
Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration.  Contains extensive cross-identifications for
over 200,000 objects -- galaxies, quasars, infrared and radio sources;
positions, names, and basic data (e.g. magnitudes, redshifts), as well
as bibliographic references, abstracts and notes.

ISAAC: Information System for Advanced Academic Computing
ISAAC provides information for IBM users about software and hardware for
instruction and research in higher education.  ISAAC is funded by IBM
and operates at the University of Washington.  Access is free to all
faculty, staff, and students currently affiliated with an institution of
higher education.  It is possible to access ISAAC via modem or via the
Internet computer network.

A loosely-organized, totally decentralized network of school
based/oriented "electronic bulletin board systems" (BBS's) throughout
North America, Australia, Europe, and the former USSR, which share
curriculum-related conferences or "echo forums", making them available
to students and educators at no cost and usually on a local phone call.
K12Net provides millions of teachers, students and parents in
metropolitan and rural areas throughout our planet with the ability to
meet and talk with each other to discuss educational issues, exchange
information and share resources on a global scale.  K12net provides
students, teachers and community members with access to FREE
international telecommunications capabilities with an educational
orientation on a local call. This frees up classroom, student and home
budgets for other things.

ftp  VM1.NoDak.EDU  or
A huge global pen-pals network for kids, with many parts and projects.
KIDLINK's purpose is the dialog itself. There are no political
objectives. All children in all countries between the age of 10 - 15 are
invited. Many thousands of kids are currently involved.  Includes and
art gallery of digitized artwork from children around the world.  For
more information send the message GET KIDS-93 GENERAL to

MacSciTech   Macintosh Science and Technology Archive
ftp ra.nrl.navy.mil    /MacSciTech
Naval Research Lab's public archive of hundreds of Macintosh programs,
demos, and text files on programming, biology,  math, imaging,
visualization, graphing, artificial intelligence, electrical
engineering, chemistry, digital signal processing, data acquisition,
astronomy, optics, psychology, and physics.

Material Data Safety Sheets (ORCBS's MSDS Retrieval System)
telnet clvax1.cl.msu.edu   login: msds
Database of 20,000 chemical compounds (indexed by over 80,000 names).
Search by name for prefix. Gives trade names/synonyms, chemical family,
molecular formula, molecular weight, ratings for health, fire,
reactivity, and persistence hazzards, components and contaminants,
exposure limits, color, smell, taste, boiling point, melting point,
specific gravity, vapor pressure, evaporation rate, solubility in water,
vapor density, solvent solubility, flash point, firefighting
information, transportation information, health effects and first aid,
protective equipment.

Medical resources (Health Sciences Resource)
ftp ftp.sura.net /pub/nic/medical.resources
A large (182K) List of health and medical related Internet resources,
including many bitnet listserves, ftp archive sites, Usenet newsgroups,
electronic publications, WAIS and Gopher servers, etc.

MOLIS: Minority On-line Information Service
Latest information on black and hispanic colleges' and universities'
missions, strengths and emerging capabilities.  The collection of data
is ongoing, and the database will be updated as additional institutional
information becomes available.  All information appearing in the
database has been reviewed and approved by participating institutions.
Minority Institutional Information, Scholarships/Fellowships, Annual
Federal Plans of Assistance to HBCUs.

National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA)
ftp ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu
The Software Tools Group (STG) at the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications develops user-friendly data analysis and visualization
software that is released into the public domain, i.e., free and
unrestricted, for popular platforms such as the Macintosh, IBM-PC, and
Unix workstations.  STG is committed to the development of its products
to the furthering of scientific discoveries that can be made by
technical organizations, research scientists, and students alike.

newton.dep.anl.gov (
Newton is an educational BBS sponsored by the Argonne National
Laboratory Division of Educational Programs.  The purpose of this BBS is
to promote the networking of teachers and students and the exchanges
ideas. This site is primarily aimed at teacher in the science and math
field . Any novice should be able to navigate this BBS.

Nuclear Safety Gopher
gopher.ns.doe.gov  70
The Office of Environmental Safety and Health, Office of Nuclear Safety
(EH-10), US Department of Energy.  Office of Nuclear Safety Newsletter;
Department of Energy Information.

Mathematics Archives
ftp or gopher archives.math.utk.edu
Access and information for packages and related materials which are
available on the Internet and which are useful in the teaching of
mathematics at the community college, college and university levels;
information and citations of reviews of commercial packages.  Funded by
a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE-9351398), with
additional support from the State of Tennessee Science Alliance, and the
Departments of Mathematics at Calvin College and the University of
Tennessee, Knoxville.

NASA Archives
ftp ames.arc.nasa.gov or
The subdirectory SPACE is the most relevant file for educators. Three
different files are recommended for downloading.  They are  sc11.26.90
from the SPACE.CLASSROOM sub-subdirectory, hst09.91  from the HST
sub-subdirectory, and mr1026.90 from the MARS.ROVER  sub-subdirectory.

NYSERNet  (New York State Education and Research Network)
gopher nysernet.org or telnet nysernet.org (login: nysernet) or
ftp nysernet.org
An extensive statewide network. NYSERNet's affiliate base includes just
under two hundred organizations, from large research centers and
universities, to small public libraries and K-12 schools.  Aims to
provide network access to information and computational resources,
collaborative tools and leading edge technologies to all individuals and
sectors within the State of New York.  K-12 resources include CNN
newsroom classroom guide, access to Classroom Earth BBS; Daily Report
Card News Service; Empire Internet Schoolhouse; K12 keypals list; K12
Internet User's Q and A; carreer/guidance center, and subject-oriented
information tools.

OCEANIC (Oceanic Network Information Center)
delocn.udel.edu (
Information for the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE).  Research
programs collect data and provide summaries of projects, along with
maps, resources, dataset directories, a searchable directory of
oceanographers on the Internet, and a searchable international database
of oceanographic research ship schedules.

Public Domain Science and Math Software
FTP ra.nrl.navy.mil   /MacSciTech/info/PD_Science.txt
This is a listing of science, math, and engineering public domain
software and shareware for MS-DOS and Macintosh.  Topics include:
chemistry, physics, math, biology, biochemistry, astronomy, meterology,
engineering, electronics.  Sources include commercial information
services, such as Compuserve, GEnie and America On Line, and several
Internet archives. This is a large text file (over 400K); it is probably
better to search it with the "find" command in a text editor rather than
print it. This list was compiled in the summer of 1991.

Seymour (Maryland State Library Information System)
telnet seymour.md.gov
Seymour is an electronic infrastructure that connects Maryland
libraries, their users and ultimately any resident of Maryland to
information resources within and beyond the state. The infrastructure
will have multiple levels of activity.  A telecommunication backbone
will provide libraries with access through a local phone call to a
Seymour node (central point) that will in turn connect the user to the
libraries and resources available through Seymour.  The nodes will be
Internet/NREN connections, which will support access and interactivity
within the state and beyond its borders.  Faxing of messages and
materials, using electronic mail (e-mail) and participating in bulletin
board systems will enhance communication among Maryland libraries and
their colleagues across the country.  Seymour's resource sharing
functions will provide access to bibliographic information about
libraries' collections, as well as full text databases and other
electronic information resources.  Freenets and other community resource
and information systems will be accessible to all via the Seymour
infrastructure.  The Internet/NREN is accessible through Seymour,
enabling users to participate in the national resources available in
this "network of networks."  Seymour offers a variety of access services
for resource sharing and information, enabling users to identify,
locate, and request books, articles,  facts, govenment agencys, other

Scientists on Disk
Johns Hopkins University History of Science and Medicine gopher,
including material from the J. Robert Oppenheimer collection at the
Library of Congress, transcripts of interviews with important figures
from 20th Century Aerospace, The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin,
and Miscellany; lecture transcripts; image-library of architectural
photographs, American quilts, and miscellany.

Smithsonian Institution, Office of Printing & Photographic Services
ftp photo1.si.edu
Smithsonian photographs available as electronic image files. This
anonymous FTP server is still "under construction", and is being
designed to provide Internet users with digital image files highlighting
our photography at the Smithsonian. Meanwhile, pending completion, we
are posting a few "samples" to give FTP users an impression of the kinds
of images which will be here.  These images cover topics ranging from
air and space to science, technology, history, and even current events.
They are designed to give the user who cannot come to Washington, the
opportunity to see and learn about many of the Smithsonian's most
popular and important objects and exhibits.  The images cover a broad
spectrum of subjects which we hope will interest our electronic
audience.  Here we are able to present photographs from many of our
museums on the Mall in Washington, plus other Smithsonian bureaus such
as the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Starting with some of our best photographs, all scanning and image
preparation is done in our Electronic Imaging Laboratory. In addition to
the image, extensive captions are included as part  of our mission for
the "increase and diffusion of knowledge."

Space Telescope Electronic Information System (STEIS)
Gopher: stsci.edu 70
STEIS contains information for Hubble Space Telescope proposers and
observers; links to Astronomical Internet Resources; access to
Exploration In Education: a series of Electronic PictureBooks, which are
learning aids being developed to share the highlights and challenges of
space science research with today's modern adventure-seekers. Electronic
PictureBooks are designed to capture your imagination, and, most
importantly, to be fun. The software runs on any color Macintosh
computer and contains full color images and informative text.  An
Electronic PictureBook is usually created from pre-existing text and
graphics, often in the form of slide sets, articles, or lecture
material. Subjects range from geography, to planetary science, to
astrophysics, and might include anything from views of our home planet
to the latest discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope.  Electronic
PictureBooks require HyperCard version 2.1. Endeavour Views The Earth;
Gems of Hubble; Images of Mars; Magellan Highlights of Venus; Results
from GHRS; The Impact Catastrophe; Volcanic Features of Hawaii.

This database is arranged to provide access to current and historical
information on NASA aeronautics and space research.  Also included are
suggested classroom activities that incorporate information on NASA
projects to teach a number of scientific principles.

SpaceMet Internet
spacemet.phast.umass.edu  or
SpaceMet Internet is an online service for educators and students who
are interested in space and space related topics.  There is much to be
explored at this site and it is very easy to use.

Science & Technology Information System
stis.nsf.gov  or
STIS is an electronic dissemination system that provides access to
National Science Foundation (NSF) publications: The NSF bulletin,
Program announcements and Dear Colleague letters, General publications
and reports, NSF Directions, Press releases, NSF organization charts and
phone books, NSF vacancy announcements, Award abstracts (1989-now).

The Scientist
gopher inforM.umd.edu
ftp ds.internic.net   /pub/the-scientist
The *complete* text of each issue of The Scientist, a biweekly tabloid
newspaper, published in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) and
distributed internationally to research scientists, managers, and
administrators in industry, academia, and government.  Although it is
targeted at all science professionals, the majority of the 30,000
subscribers are associated with the life sciences and the burgeoning
biotechnology marketplace.

Statistics Education Information Service
gopher jse.stat.ncsu.edu 70
The Journal of Statistics Education; EdStat-L Archives; Software Tools
and Information (Statistics and Graphics Software; SAS Software; Census
information, Statlib Archives.

University of North Carolina Office for Information Technology
ftp sunsite.unc.edu /pub/academic
Information and software about scientific farming, horticulture, and
gardening; astronomical, astrophysics, telescope programs and
information; software and data for biologists, chemistry and molecular
modeling, experimental computer applications, engineering disciplines;
scientific analysis of experimental data; geographical software;
geology, geophysics, and seismology; medical and health sciences;
mathematical software, including statistics; physical sciences.
/pub/multimedia: Multimedia sound and pictures and movies, graphic
images files in various formats.

WUARCHIVE: Washington U. Public Domain Archives
ftp wuarchive.wustl.edu   or
Wuarchive is one of the biggest ftp sites in the entire world.  It is
known as a mirror site, that is, it is a site that copies other ftp
sites.  For example all of the Macintosh files from Stanford University
are archived here.  Therefore Wuarchive is a very useful site for
educators since most major ftp sites are archived here.  Wuarchive also
has a huge depository of graphics which could be of interest to
educators. It is a very useful archive for math teachers and life
science teachers.  Subdirectories contain both ftp programs and text
files on the following subjects; calculus.reform, linear.algebra, mac
(various math programs for the mac), mac-files.txt, mac-newsletter,
msdos (math programs), msdos-files.txt, msdos- newsletter, life.sciences
(programs), and life.sciences- files.txt.

Virginia's PEN (Public Education Network)
telnet vdoe386.vak12ed.edu  (Path=guest, password=guest)
A typical example of a statewide educational network.  Approximately
6,000 educators currently have accounts on Virginia's statewide network.
They can access Virginia's Pen via a local call to one of several sites
across the state or through a toll-free line if they are located in a
remote area. Network offerings include various discussion groups,
topical news reports, study skills guides, and curriculum resources.
Through History Online, students and teachers can pose questions to
designated historians who will respond in the character of key
historical figures, including Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
Virginia Department of Education, 101 North 14th Street, 22nd Floor,
Richmond, VA 23219. Program contact: Harold Cathern. Internet:

Weather Underground:  A Complete U.S. Weather Service
telnet madlab.sprl.umich.edu  3000  or  3000
The Weather Undergound is a complete and very easy to use on-line
weather service covering forecasts for U.S. regions and cities,
including current weather observations, long range forecasts, ski
conditions, earthquake reports, hurricane advisories, marine forecasts,
national weather summary, and severe weather advisories. It also
provides information about Canadian weather and some international data.
The service is free for personal and educational use and is limited to
100 simultaneous users.

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