Interesting Aspects of Science
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This is a website to showcase various interesting aspects of science.
For Physics and Chemistry, I have created a collection of java applets to illustrate some simple concepts.
For Zoology, I have set up taxonomies of Birds, Dinosaurs, Fish and Shells, with examples of each order or class.

Physics

Astronomy

Chemistry

Birds

Colours

Dinosaurs

Fish

Flowering Plants

Shells
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Physics

Bouncing Ball

Brownian Motion

Collision

Gravitation


Ideal Gas


Diffusion


Interference


Lens


Moon


Pendulum


Planets


Projectile from a Cliff


Projectile from the Ground


Radioactive Decay


Refraction


Simple Harmonic Motion


Spring


Wave
Astronomy Biology

The 88 Constellations of the Night Sky
Spring Constellations
Summer Constellations
Autumn Constellations
Winter Constellations
Northern Circumpolar Constellations
Southern Circumpolar Constellations

Population Growth



Chemistry

Electron Configurations



Hydrocarbons

Alkanes

Alkene Reactions

Arenes



Periodicity




Chemical Elements
123456789101112131415161718
1
H
2
He
3
Li
4
Be
5
B
6
C
7
N
8
O
9
F
10
Ne
11
Na
12
Mg
13
Al
14
Si
15
P
16
S
17
Cl
18
Ar
19
K
20
Ca
21
Sc
22
Ti
23
V
24
Cr
25
Mn
26
Fe
27
Co
28
Ni
29
Cu
30
Zn
31
Ga
32
Ge
33
As
34
Se
35
Br
36
Kr
37
Rb
38
Sr
39
Y
40
Zr
41
Nb
42
Mo
43
Tc
44
Ru
45
Rh
46
Pd
47
Ag
48
Cd
49
In
50
Sn
51
Sb
52
Te
53
I
54
Xe
55
Cs
56
Ba
57
La
58
Ce
59
Pr
60
Nd
61
Pm
62
Sm
63
Eu
64
Gd
65
Tb
66
Dy
67
Ho
68
Er
69
Tm
70
Yb
71
Lu
72
Hf
73
Ta
74
W
75
Re
76
Os
77
Ir
78
Pt
79
Au
80
Hg
81
Tl
82
Pb
83
Bi
84
Po
85
At
86
Rn
87
Fr
88
Ra
89
Ac
90
Th
91
Pa
92
U
93
Np
94
Pu
95
Am
96
Cm
97
Bk
98
Cf
99
Es
100
Fm
101
Md
102
No
103
Lr
104
Rf
105
Db
106
Sg
107
Bh
108
Hs
109
Mt
110
Ds
111
Rg
112
Cn
113
Nh
114
Lv
115
Mc
116
Fl
117
Ts
118
Og


Alkali metalsLanthanidesTransition metalsMetalloidsHalogens
Alkaline earth metalsActinidesOther metalsOther nonmetalsNoble gases


Right click here to download a set of
mnemonics to memorise all the chemical elements and their atomic numbers (Adapted from John P Pratt).



Birds

Struthioniformes
eg ostrich, rheas, cassowaries, emus, kiwis
Tinamiformes eg tinamous
Galliformes eg megapodes, guans, grouse, pheasants, guineafowl, turkeys

Anseriformes
eg waterfowl (ducks, geese, swans), screamers
Coraciiformes eg kingfishers, bee-eaters, rollers
Trogoniformes eg trogons, quetzals
Apodiformes eg swifts, hummingbirds
Caprimulgiformes eg goatsuckers, nightjars, potoos, frogmouths, oilbird
Passeriformes eg perching birds
Piciformes eg woodpeckers, honeyguides, toucans
Coliiformes eg mousebirds
Strigiformes eg owls
Cuculiformes eg cuckoos, anis, roadrunners
Psittaciformes eg parrots, cockatoos, macaws
Gruiformes eg cranes, rails, sungrebes, sunbittern, kagu, seriemas, limpkins
Charadriiformes eg shorebirds, gulls, auks
Columbiformes eg pigeons, doves
Falconiformes eg hawks, eagles, falcons, caracaras
Ciconiiformes eg storks, herons, ibises, spoonbills
Pelecaniformes eg pelicans, tropicbirds, boobies, cormorants, anhingas, frigatebirds
Procellariiformes eg albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, fulmars
Podicipediformes eg grebes
Sphenisciformes eg penguins
Gaviiformes eg loons, divers




Dinosaurs
Saurischia
"lizard-hipped"
Ornithischia
"bird-hipped"
Theropods
"beast-footed"
Sauropodomorphs
"lizard-foot form"
Thyreophorans
"shield-bearer"
Marginocephalians
"fringed-headed"
Ornithopods
"bird-footed"

Ceratosaurs (eg ceratosaurus, coelophysis, dilophosaurus)



Prosauropods (eg plateosaurus)

Stegosaurs (eg stegosaurus)

Pachycephalosaurs (eg pachycephalosaurus)

Heterodontosaurs (eg heterodontosaurus)
Carnosaurs (eg allosaurus) Diplodocoidea (eg diplodocus, apatosaurus) Ankylosaurs (eg ankylosaurus) Ceratopsians (eg triceratop, styracosaurus, chasmosaurus) Hypsilophodontia (eg hypsilophodon)
Ornithomimosaurs (eg ornithomimus, struthiomimus, gallimimus)

Macronaria (eg brachiosaurus, camarasaurus ) Nodosaurs (eg nodosaurus) Iguanodons (eg iguanodon)
Tyrannosaurs (eg tyrannosaurus) Hadrosaurs (eg parasaurolophus, corythosaurus, lambeosaurus)
Maniraptors (eg dromeosaurus, oviraptor, troodon)



Fish
Class AgnathaLamprey etc
Class ChondrichthyesHornshark, Frilled Shark, Great White Shark, Sawshark, Stingray
Class HolocephaliChimaera
Class SarcopterygiiCoelacanth, Lungfish
Class ActinopterygiiInfraclass ChondrosteiSturgeon, Polypterus
Infraclass HolosteiBowfin, Gar Pike
Infraclass TeleosteiSuperorder ElopomorphaTarpon, Eel, Spiny Eel
Superorder ClupeomorphaHerring etc
Superorder OsteoglossomorphaBony Tongue, Mormyr
Superorder ProtacanthopterygiiSalmon, Milkfish
Superorder ScopelomorphaLantern Fish
Superorder OstariophysiCharacin, Catfish
Superorder ParacanthopterygiiBeardfish, Blind Cave Fish, Cod, Toadfish, Angler Fish, Clingfish
Superorder AcanthopterygiiFlying Fish, Oarfish, Squirrel Fish, Boarfish, Seahorse, Snakehead, Swamp Eel, Scorpionfish, Gurnard, Seabass etc, Sole, Pufferfish, Dragonfish



Flowering Plants

Amborella
Nymphaeales e.g.Waterlilies
Austrobaileyales (woody plants) e.g. Schisandra rubriflora
Chloranthales (aromatic plants) e.g. Sarcandra glabra
Magnoliids e.g. Magnolia
Monocots e.g. Anthurium, Arum Lily, Iris, Lily, Narcissus, Orchid, Tulip,
Ceratophyllum (aquatic plants) e.g. Ceratophyllum submersum
Eudicots e.g. African daisy, Aster, Baby Breath, Begonia, Carnation, Cherry_Blossom, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Forget_Me_Not, Frangipani, Hibiscus, Holly, Ixora, Jasmine, Lavender, Marigold, Mistletoe, Morning_Glory, Oleander, Peony, Periwinkle, Petunia, Rose


Shells
Class Polyplacophora: Chitons
Class Cephalopoda: Nautilus Shells
Class Scaphopoda: Tusk Shells
Class Gastropoda
Pleurotomarioidea: Slit Shells, Abalones
Fissurelloidea: Keyhole Limpets
Patelloidea: True Limpets
Trochoidea: Top Shells, Turban Shells, Pheasant Shells
Neritoidea: Nerites
Littorinoidea: Periwinkles
Cerithioidea: Cerith Shells, Bell Clappers, Horn Shells or Mud Creepers, Screw Shells, Worm Shells
Stromboidea: Pelican's Foot Shells, Conch Shells
Crepiduloidea: Slipper Shells, Cup & Saucer Shells
Xenophoroidea: Carrier Shells
Cypraeoidea: Cowrie Shells, Egg Shells, Allied Cowries
Naticoidea: Moon or Necklace Shells
Tonnoidea: Tun Shells, Fig Shells, Helmet or Bonnet Shells, Tritons, Frog Shells
Epitonioidea: Wentletraps, Purple Sea Snails
Muricoidea: Rock Shells, Latiaxis Shells, Whelks, Dove Shells, Dog Whelk or Nassa Mud Snails, Crown or Swamp Conch, Tulip & Spindle Shells, Volutes, Harp Shells, Vase Shells, Olive Shells, Margin Shells, Mitre Shells
Cancellarioidea: Nutmeg Shells
Conoidea: Cone Shells, Turrid Shells, Auger Shells
Architectonicoidea: Sundial Shells
Philinoidea: Bubble Shells
Class Bivalvia
Arcoidea: Ark Shells
Limopsoidea: Bittersweet Clams
Mytiloidea: Mussel Shells
Pterioidea: Wing & Pearl Oysters, Hammer Oysters
Pinnoidea: Pen Shells
Limoidea: File Clams
Ostreoidea: True Oysters
Pectinoidea: Scallop Shells, Thorny Oysters
Anomioidea: Jingle Shells, Saddle & Window Pane Oysters
Trigonioidea: Brooch Clams
Lucinoidea: Lucina Clams, Basket Lucines
Carditoidea: Cardita Clams
Chamoidea: Jewel Boxes
Cardioidea: Cockle Shells
Tridacnoidea: Giant Clams
Mactroidea: Mactra Clams or Trough Shells
Solenoidea: Razor Shells, Jackknife Clams
Tellinoidea: Tellins or Butterfly Shells, Donax or Wedge Clams
Arcticoidea: Arctica Clams
Glossoidea: Heart Clams
Veneroidea: Venus Clams
Pholadoidea: Piddocks or Angel Wings






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