"Welcome to NOVA's Einstein's Big Idea Library Guide. Below you'll find a range of ready-to-use resources for libraries large and small—all designed to help your visitors explore Einstein's famous equation E = mc2. These materials can be used to demystify the equation, reveal its fascinating "backstory," and showcase science as a process of inquiry and collaboration. We invite you to create displays and programs to spark your visitors' curiosity and inspire deeper investigations using the resources of your library."
"CONSCIENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION delves into the heart of the Japanese American conscience and a controversy that continues today. Experience the choice faced by any group when confronted by mass injustice — whether to comply or to resist."
"Life on Mars: Explore Planet Mars
Is it possible for life to exist on Mars? Find out whether this is a question for science or science fiction. Study a map created by a 19th-century astronomer who showed a network of canals — possibly built by intelligent extraterrestrial life — which he believed to exist on Mars. Compare this map with actual photographs taken from NASA spacecraft that show these "canals." How do they compare? What does today's technology prove? As you read about the possibility of life on Mars, note how advances in technology and space exploration have shifted our understanding about the planet from fanciful myth to scientific conclusion."
"Debating Our Destiny is designed to augment American History, Social Studies, Public Speaking and Debate curriculums. Because it contains many primary sources, both video and text, it can be used for specific lessons and as a research tool for students.
The site contains debate transcripts and video clips from 1976-2004. In addition, there are contemporary interviews with debate participants reflecting on their performances and the role of debates in elections."
"NASA eClips are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. New video segments are produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM topics. The programs are produced for targeted audiences: grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public."