About the Science Center: The SCIENCE CENTER houses the Academy One projects involving or promoting science and technology and it includes some other databases and internet resources for science classes. The COLLABORATORY contains those experiements which originate with a single class or school. An example is the Equinox experiment done twice a year that collects data from all over the world to compute the Earth's circumference. The NATIONAL STUDENT RESEARCH CENTER encourages students to use the scientific method of research. This includes going through the formal process of hypothsizing, project design, data collection, data analysis and evaluation. E.journals are published of the student reports. STRUCTURES is a special project that introduces science to the younger students through their literature. A set of thirteen activities is included and a discussion area for sharing results and suggestions for future activities. The NASA NEWS includes press releases directly from NASA about United States Space program. The COMPUTER CORNER is the electronic version of user's clubs. The WEATHER CHANNEL is a connection to the Underground Weather Server which will give you the current temperature and weather forecast for most major cities around the US and some international cities.