What's New with LINCS
and the National Institute for Literacy?
Highlighting the Science & Numeracy Special Collection
The National Institute for Literacy Science and Numeracy Special Collection provides annotated links to Internet sites that are useful for teaching and learning about science and numeracy. The topics have been arranged according to the national education standards in science and in numeracy. The collection emphasizes the ways in which science and math skills are important to understanding the world around us.
The site includes a section for learners with links to expert-reviewed online resources for direct and independent use by learners. A section for instructors links to expert-reviewed websites with a variety of curricular material, learning activities, and lesson plans.
The Showcase feature offers exciting web links, learner activities, and teacher resources on hot topics. Current and archived Showcase topics include:
Ocean Drifters: Investigating Ocean Currents
The ocean is constantly in motion. Ocean water moves in waves, tides, and currents. But how, exactly? That's what scientists want to know.
Shake! Rattle! Roll! Earthquakes happen all over the world on land and sea. Have you ever been in an earthquake?
Wildland FiresFires start for many different reasons. Are all fires bad?
VolcanoesWhat are they? Where can they be found? What causes them?
Plane Math Lift-OffThis award-winning website gives us excellent opportunities for using math in problem-solving situations. It combines the science of aeronautics with math skills and processes.
Dive and Discover
Join a scientific expedition to the Pacific Ocean floor near the Galapagos Islands.
The Science & Numeracy Special Collection is maintained and hosted by Western/Pacific LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System). To visit site, go to the National LINCS home page and click on the Collections button. Scroll down that page and select Science & Numeracy from the list of twelve Special Collections.