EDUCATION: A Universal Primer

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Science  09 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5741, pp. 1655
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5741.1655d

By opening Windows to the Universe, students can compare comets that frequent the solar system, study a climate change tutorial, or learn about a star's life. The encyclopedia of earth and space science from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, furnishes material from elementary school to high school levels, although many of the pages would be suitable for beginning college classes. The site's many galleries range from famous scientists to solar system objects such as the asteroid Ida, which is big enough to boast its own moon. Windows to the Universe also lets readers explore the interplay between science and culture by browsing poems, myths, and art about space and Earth.

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