This is a great channel on Youtibe with all sorts of guides on how to learn and how to think like a scientist. Highly recommended. My favourite is the Feynman Technique.
This is a great video from the Liverpool GeoHub that explains radiometric dating using isochrons very clearly.
PAST (PAlaeontological STatistics), free software for scientific data analysis. It is possible to manipulate data, plot graphs, do statistical, ecological, time series, spatial, morphometric and stratigraphical analysis and plots. I’ve used it a little but not explored it fully, downloaded it at home yesterday to help with some plots for a publication I’m working on. […]
The Minerals Education Coalition is a coalition of organisations that have compiled a huge range of resources about minerals and mining. There are loads of resources for K12 teaching and a great search engine to find about minerals, where they come from and what they are used for.
An open-source repository of virtual outcrops View in 3D, share, download, perform analysis eRocK provides virtual outcrops and samples for the purposes of education, engagement in Earth Science and research. The majority of 3D models are downloadable and free to use.
Insightmaker is a great free web app for building systems dynamics models. You can build stock-and-flow models or causal link models for Bayesian Belief Networks. It is great way to try and get the the logic of the system straight!
From their website: “North Sea Core CIC is an initiative set up in November 2018 in response to the release of core material by energy companies through the relinquishment, abandonment and decommissioning of fields on the UK Continental Shelf. It is recognised that core material provides an incredible resource for understanding the subsurface and it […]
The Open University offer a variety of courses that can be accessed online for free. There are 3 levels, from introductory to advanced and all offer certification at the end. There is an extensive list of courses within science but also many other topics so it is perfect for dipping into a subject if you […]
Read and watch videos about all of the exhibits in New York’s American Museum of Natural History. All of the permanent exhibits have extensive information about what is on display, and it is easy to spend hours caught up investigating.
In partnership with google street view, you can now navigate the Natural History Museum as if you were there. Admittedly the fine print on displays cannot be read, but you can certainly see all the larger boards and certain specimens have even got online listings – well worth checking out!