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Every field of study has technical terms that are used by people within that field. Newcomers to the field may not be familiar with the terminology used by others and may find themselves unsure of what certain words and terms mean. This is where a Glossary comes in handy. This Glossary is designed to help both students and teachers understand new or unfamiliar vocabulary or specialized terminology in this field of study.
Below are some ideas on how you could use the Glossary with students. Students could:
Don't just tell me, show me! A picture is worth a thousand words, which is why NRC has opened up its vaults and brought out the best photographs for the NRC Student Science & Tech web site. The photographs in the Image Gallery are a sample of the photographs that can be seen at NRC Picture Perfect Science.
Below are some ideas on how you could use the Image Gallery with students. For example, students could:
With new research discoveries, there is always more to learn about a topic. Topics in... provides additional information about selected topics within a given subject area. This is a good place to start if you are looking for easy-to-understand background information about a topic. Follow the links below to access subject-specific information within the NRC Student Science & Tech section.
Below are some ideas on how you can use the information in the Topics in... section with students.
Every month new and exciting discoveries happen at the NRC. These fascinating stories highlight recent work in the physical sciences at the NRC. Archived articles are also available.
A radio receiver designed to capture the faintest whispers from the cosmos is finding earthly application in the hands of a Canadian company.
The National Research Council of Canada has designed and built the most sensitive and precise radio detector ever built for millimetre-wavelength operation.
Find out how researchers with the NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics have meticulously analyzed the unusual wobbles of more than 150 stars and concluded that there are planets orbiting around them.
Discover how NRC is contributing to a powerful new generation of telescopes.
Learn about choosing the best telescope for your astronomy needs.
An international team of astronomers has discovered massive galaxies during an epoch where, according to established astronomy theory, there should only be young, newly-forming galaxies.
The National Research Council (NRC) is composed of over 20 institutes and national programs, spanning a wide variety of disciplines and offering a broad array of services. Several NRC institutes focus on physical sciences research. Contact them directly for more information by going to the NRC Web site and following these links.
The NRC herzberg Institute for Astrophysics in Victoria and Penticton, BC manages Canada's involvement in major astronomical observatories, thereby ensuring Canadian astronomers full access to world-class facilities spanning the entire sky.