Saturday, January 22, 2005


Sat., Jan. 22, 2005

Taken From:
LII: Librarians' Index to the Internet
NEW THIS WEEK for October 21, 2004
Balloon Race Around the World
"On this site, you can delve into the history of science and
ballooning, [and] follow the attempts of earlier balloonists to
make the round-the-world flight." Includes a virtual balloon
flight, materials for teachers, a program transcript, and links to
related sites. A companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
NOVA program.
* Ballooning
* Flights around the world
Created by: mcb

British History Online
A "digital library of text and information about people, places
and businesses from the medieval and early modern period."
Searchable, or browsable by type of history (administrative,
ecclesiastical, local, London, and parliamentary), place, or
source. The site includes items such as a 1550 map of London and
House of Commons journals from the 16th and 17th centuries. From
the University of London.
* Great Britain
Created by: dlm

Decoding the Past: The Work of Archaeologists
This site provides lesson plans for students in grades 3-8 that
are designed to "encourage your students to think about how
human-made objects and other indicators of human life can enrich
our understanding of peoples both past and present." Lesson plans
address identifying artifacts, dating soil layers, and using
typology to interpret artifacts. Also includes a bibliography and
links to resources. From the Smithsonian Center for Education and
Museum Studies.
* Archaeology
* History
Created by: sf
[NOTE: Other pages from Smithsonian Education previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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Copyright 2004 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.

Thank you for using Librarians' Index to the Internet!

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Information You Can Trust!



Sat., Jan. 22, 2005

Taken From:
Blue Web'n Update: Updates 29 Oct 2004
An archive of all messages is located at

Archaelogy Channel Video Guide
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

The Video Guide is a list of short, free videos featuring various
archaelogical sites all over the world. The list is not long; but may
provide something a little different. The Guide can be sorted
alphabetically, by location, or using a visual map of the world. The
Archaeology Channel utilizes media (films, news, commentary, interactive
programs, etc.) to provide information about "past human lifeways."
They are promoting archaeology in education through the development and
implementation of school curricula, teacher training, and exhibits. In
addition to the videos, there are audio tracks and Teacher Resources
( The
Teacher Resources includes links to Activities, Exhibits, Interactive,
Lesson Plans , Newsletters , Organizations, Programs, Workshops, and

Grade Level: Early Childhood (K-2), Elementary, Middle School, High
School, College, Adult/Professional
Content Area: Community Interest (Regional Information), Education
(Alternatives), History & Social Studies (Anthropology / Archaeology),
History & Social Studies (World History) [Dewey #301]
Application type: Hotlists, Information Resources



Many smokers start sometime during their K-12 years. Here are two great
websites about quitting. (See also MaryQuits ). The smokers in these documentaries are real
people. It's easy to become involved in their stories because we all
know and possibly love someone just like them. The American Legacy
Foundation is dedicated to building a world where young people reject
tobacco and anyone can quit. The Foundation was established in March
1999 as a result of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between a
coalition of attorneys general in 46 states and five U.S. territories
and the tobacco industry, and is funded primarily by payments designated
by the settlement. The Foundation has two goals that guide its work
toward creating tobacco-free generations: to arm all young people with
the knowledge and tools to reject tobacco and to eliminate disparities
in access to tobacco prevention and cessation services. Designed for
high or low bandwidth (Flash).

Grade Level: High School, College, Adult/Professional
Content Area: Community Interest (Health), Health & Physical Education
(Health) [Dewey #613]
Application type: Information Resources



Sat., Jan. 22, 2005 - Health Consequences of Smoking

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 12:45 AM
Subject: [Refdesk site-of-the-day] The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General

The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General

This May 2004 report from U.S. Surgeon General Richard
H. Carmona on smoking and health, reveals for the first
time that smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the
body. ... [It] finds that cigarette smoking is conclusively linked
to diseases such as leukemia, cataracts, pneumonia and cancers of
the cervix, kidney, pancreas and stomach.
Refdesk Home Page:


Sat., Jan. 22, 2005

Taken From:
Date Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 4:19 PM
Subject: Education World Site Reviews Vol. 8 Issue 40

Bishop Museum Ethnology Database
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

This site offers an online exhibit of more than four hundred
cultural objects from the ethnology collection of the Bishop Museum in Hawaii.

The objects are grouped into nine categories that are available on the main page. By clicking on a category all the objects with photos are displayed. The entire database can be searched by object type, material, region of origin, island of origin and collections.

The Ethnology collection of the Bishop Museum in Hawaii houses over 70,000 objects. This database has been made available online and can be searched in a variety of ways. Over 400 objects are featured in this online exhibit and are categorized into nine groups: hula drums, surfboards, pounders, barkcloth, wooden bowls, feather leis, Hawaiian quilts, featherwork and Makaloa mats. Clicking on the category brings up all the objects in that category that have photographs along with a brief summary. To delve further, click on individual objects to view a detailed record with an enlarged photo as well as additional photos. This is a great site for those interested in studying the culture of the peoples of the Pacific region.


Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

This site was developed by the Washington State Department of Health to get the word out to young people about the dangers of tobacco use.

This user-friendly site is available in two versions, Flash and Text Only. Either version is easily navigated. The Text Only version has a left side menu with links to the main sections and the Flash site has clearly marked links to the main sections. Flash Player, Real Player, QuickTime and Acrobat Reader are necessary for viewing.

Unfiltered is a great site to use with older students. It approaches the use of tobacco in a “tell it like it is” format. Students can get the facts, read true stories, get tips for quitting smoking, test their knowledge and click on the interactive outline of the body to see graphic images of what tobacco can do to the lungs, heart, skin, circulatory system, etc. Additionally, there are downloads (screen savers, posters, and desktop wallpaper), anti-tobacco ads, eleven movies to discourage tobacco use and full episodes of a TV show about quitting the smoking habit. Featured each day is a daily News Flash article dealing with different aspects of tobacco use. News Flashes date back to 2002. This is good information to share with students on the hazards of tobacco use and will provide some interesting topics for discussion in the health class.


Monticello: Home of Thomas Jefferson
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Montecello: Home of Thomas Jefferson offers teachers and students or the history buff a wealth of information about the third President of the United States and his plantation home. Included are lesson plans and other teaching resources.

This site is well organized and easily navigated. The top navigation bar offers access to the main areas of the site. Each area displays a left sidebar with links to information within that area. The homepage is always easily reached by clicking the title in the upper left corner of the page. QuickTime and Windows Media Player are required for some features and can be downloaded at the site.

This Web site offers more than just information about the home of Thomas Jefferson. It includes information and resources for teaching and learning about Thomas Jefferson the man; third President of the United States, author of the Declaration of Independence, architect, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner. Click on “Jefferson” in the navigation bar and you will find a biography and timeline of his life, a chance to experience twenty-four hours in his life at Monticello with embedded links to more information and a module exploring “Jefferson’s West,” the central role he played in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Students will enjoy using the interactive floor plan of the home to take virtual reality tours of the various rooms. There is also information about the gardens and grounds including images and maps as well as a section on the plantation itself and the people who lived there and the work they did. For scholars, teachers and the curious there is an online search tool for the Jefferson Library, reports on a variety of subjects relating to Jefferson and Monticello, and information on the art, artifacts, books, buildings, and plants of Monticello. Teachers will find online lesson plans and study resources for use in the classroom and an “Ask Thomas Jefferson” area where students can correspond with Mr. Jefferson. Each lesson contains a lesson plan, an activity, and a teacher answer key. If that isn’t enough, be sure to check out the featured links in the lower right area of the main page to view a video of “Jefferson Lives,” Image galleries, an interactive map of Thomas Jefferson Parkway, the scenic entrance to Monticello and more. The site is rounded out with information about onsite programs for children and adults.

Education World

Friday, January 21, 2005


Fri., Jan. 21, 2005 - PC Magazine's Top 101 Web Sites (Fall 2004)

Taken From:
Date Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 10:15 AM
Poynteronline Web Tips

101 Useful Sites
Tips from PC Magazine.

By Sree Sreenivasan

Top 101 Web Sites: Fall 2004
Sites to Engage, Entertain & Inform,1738,7488,00.asp
Several things to note here, including the new and improved categories,which reflect how the Web has evolved in a year.
Two closing thoughts: one positive and one less positive. The site hascreated a URL shortcut so you don't have to hunt for the list all over themain site: ( .
What I didn't like is the internal navigation on the list. Once you clickinto a category on the main list page, you're reading about an individualsite and you can get to others within the category (so far, so good). Butif you use the provided navigation, you cannot easily get back to themaster list; instead you end up on an older section of site, without-of-date listings. So I had to keep using my browser's back button toget to the master list. This is, however, a small price to pay for all youwill learn here.

Sree's Monthly Newsletter


Fri., Jan. 21, 2005 - Knowledge Hound

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 08:47:24 -0700
Subject: GEN: Knowledge Hound, The How-To Hunter
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

Knowledge Hound, The How-To Hunter

[NOTE: Topics include links for:
Arts & Humanities Tutorials, Tips
Comedy, Creativity, Public Speaking
Sub-pages: Acting, Art, Dance, Film, Music, Writing...

Arithmetic Tutorials, Tips
Algebra, Calculus, Fractions, Geometry,
Graphs, Math Phobia, Trigonometry...

Science & Technology Tips
Science Fair Project Ideas
Gadgets, Home Experiments, Robots

Holidays & Special Events
- Phyllis ]

Sybil Finemel
Library Director MLIS.CIO.
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Fri., Jan. 21, 2005 - The French Revolution

Taken From:
Date Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 1:22 PM
Subject: The History Channel Education Update

The French Revolution

Tune In: The History Channel
Saturday, January 22 @ 8pm ET/PT
Special Presentation: The French Revolution
Saturday, January 29th at 9AM/8c

The French Revolution Timeline
Select: Timeline

Teacher’s Guide Available:


Fri., Jan. 21, 2005

Taken From:
PBS Teacher Previews: January 23-29, 2005

Masterpiece Theatre
"Island at War" (part one of five)
TV> PBSOL> High School
Sunday, January 23, 2005
9 - 10:30 pm
Tune in for this riveting view of the German invasion and
occupation of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British
Isles that fell into Nazi hands. Explore how life was
irrevocably changed overnight in this gripping drama. (CC,
Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Get the facts about the Nazi occupation at the companion Web


Nature"The Real Macaw"
Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, January 23, 20058 - 9:00 pm

Playful, intelligent, beautiful macaws are loved the worldover. But as the pet trade flourishes and their habitats are destroyed, their future in the wild is bleak. In a twist off ate, their survival may depend on the very same poachers who brought them to the brink of extinction. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1year)

Download our screensaver and let macaws fly across your desktop!


NOVA scienceNOW"
High School
Tuesday, January 25, 20058 - 9:00 pm

For more than three decades, NOVA has brought you authoritative, innovative and entertaining science documentaries. Now the same award-winning producers have teamed up with veteran reporter Robert Krulwich to cover the timeliest developments and intriguing personalities in science and technology today. This new program, "NOVA scienceNOW," will air five times a year and will shed light on the everyday impact and human side of science. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year) Log onto the companion Web site to learn more about the potential catastrophic flooding that threatens New Orleans, the"booming sands" of Death Valley and "swarm-robot" pioneer JamesMcLurkin.
[NOTE: See guide pasted at end. – Phyllis ]


Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers"Cars That Think"
High School
Wednesday, January 26, 20058:30 - 9:00 pm

The fully automatic car may be down the road a ways, but cars that do your thinking for you are just around the corner -- they watch out for hazards, they listen to you, they read your lips, they even know when you're distracted. Learn more as Alan Alda investigates cars that think. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Learn more about the future of the automobile industry at the companion Web site.

Print FRONTIERS teaching materials with just one click!


Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
"Factories of Death" and "Corruption" (part two of three)
High School
Wednesday, January 26, 20059 - 11:00 pm

The first hour examines the complexity of the Nazi extermination plan, with Auschwitz as its hub. The second hour shows that Auschwitz, unique as both a concentration and extermination camp, made money for the Nazis. (CC, Stereo, 1year) Download extensive teaching guides, biographies and maps for use in the classroom.

The Pluralism Project
High School

The mission of the Pluralism Project from Harvard University is to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach and the active dissemination of resources. Within the Teacher Resources are guidelines for students studying religions, images of various religious ceremonies and some secondary school resources.

Copyright 2005 PBS Online.

Taken From:
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 15:38:10 -0500
Subject: [NOVA Teachers] January 25, 2005

Hello Educators,

Next week, join NOVA as it launches "NOVA scienceNOW," a new series
that brings you and your students stories about the timeliest
developments and most intriguing personalities in science and
technology today.

The premiere show will feature 7- to 14-minute segments on the
potential catastrophic flooding that threatens New Orleans, the
"booming sands" of Death Valley, a profile of "swarm-robot" pioneer
James McLurkin, and a special report on areas in the brain known as
the "mirror neuron" system, which may affect everything from
language evolution to the visceral appeal of spectator sports.
(Subjects covered: Earth science, meteorology, natural disasters,
health science, anatomy and physiology, technology/engineering)

The magazine-style series, hosted by veteran reporter Robert
Krulwich, will air five times a year. Find tools to use the
series -- such as teacher's guides, downloadable materials for a
classroom news board, and research projects you can join -- in our
For Educators section at

NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA Presents "NOVA ScienceNOW"
Broadcast: January 25, 2005
(NOVA usually airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. Check your local
listings. This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

Mirror Neurons

Watch the Segment
See the 14-minute broadcast segment on the discovery and
significance of mirror neurons. (QuickTime, RealVideo, or
Windows Media plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Research Update
Learn what researchers are discovering about how what you can
physically do determines how you see things. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Monkey Do, Monkey See
Listen to or read this interview in which neuroscientist Daniel
Glaser explains his latest research on mirror neurons.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Name That Sound
Try to identify a noise related to brain studies.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)


Watch the Segment
See the 12-minute broadcast segment on how the ability to
predict a hurricane's path and intensity affects cities like
New Orleans. (QuickTime, RealVideo, or Windows Media plug-in
required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Find out how much you know about hurricanes in this
five-question quiz. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

How Do They Know That?
Discover how scientists know how much total energy is released
through cloud and rain formation in an average hurricane.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Profile: James McLurkin

Watch the Segment
See the 10-minute broadcast segment chronicling MIT graduate
student James McLurkin's personal and work life. (QuickTime,
RealVideo, or Windows Media plug-in required.)
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

An Obsession with Robots
Find out how McLurkin looks to his own live ant colony for
inspiration, what some of the unexpected behaviors are that
arise out of robot "swarming," what the potential applications
for swarm behavior might be, and more in this interview.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Path of Innovation
Click through a time line of McLurkin's life that he made
himself. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

The Whole Enchilada
Snoop through McLurkin's backpack to see what he thinks is
important to carry around. (Flash plug-in required.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Booming Sands

Watch the Segment
See the 7-minute broadcast segment that follows a CalTech
expedition into the desert to study so-called booming sands.
(QuickTime, RealVideo, or Windows Media plug-in required.)
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Recipe for Noisy Sands
Find out what nature needs to cook up sand dunes that croak,
burp, sing, and go boom. (Flash plug-in required.) (MP3,
RealAudio, or Windows Media plug-in required to play sounds.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Learn about features and dispatches as they are posted to the
NOVA scienceNOW Web site by signing up for Really Simple
Syndication (RSS), a format that allows you to easily read the
latest news from a number of Web sites. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Get Involved
Find ways to get involved in science, from attending science
lectures to joining real science projects. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

For Educators
Discover the many ways you can integrate NOVA scienceNOW into
your classroom, including teacher's guides, links to science
news stories, and more. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

For Scientists
Obtain advice on how you can get your research news out to

Science News
Keep current with the most important stories by reading the top
science news articles from the mainstream media. Check back
daily for the top stories. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Thursday, January 20, 2005


Thurs., Jan. 20, 2005 - Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe

Taken From:
Date Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 11:10 AM
Internet Resources Newsletter
Issue 121 - October 2004

Heriot-Watt University LibraryISSN: 1361-9381

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
An atlas depicting in 21 maps the states of this continent
at the end of each century from AD 1 to AD 2000.
[NOTE: Previously posted – site updated. Phyllis ]


Thurs., Jan. 20, 2005 - Latitude and Longitude Resources

--------Forwarded Message--------
Subject: [LIFE of Florida] Latitude and Longitude resources
Posted: 10-12-2004 11:12 PM
[NOTE: Sites not checked. Some were previously posted.- Phyllis ]

Crack the Code
"Find Your Longitude. Understand why it is that having a precise
timepiece (also known as a chronometer) helps you determine your
longitude? Play this Shockwave game, get lost on the high seas, and find
out." Lesson plans go with Crack the Code such as that at

The Internet Field Trip
Here's a Scholastic site with some good ideas for teaching map skills.
There are useful links from here such as the one to USGS Education where
you can download a mapping activity packet

Lost at Sea:The Search for Longitude
Includes a challenging game, a package of student information, and more

Journey North Teacher's Manual
"The latitude and longitude data from satellite-tracked animals may be
difficult to understand at first. For example, if an animal 's latitude
changes by 1 degree, how far did it move? This lesson will help students
get comfortable with the data so they'll have a feeling of the distances
involved when latitude and longitude change."

Round Earth, Flat Maps
"Encounter the options available to our cartographers and the tools that
help them face the challenge of portraying a round Earth on flat maps. "
This site reveals the complexity of maps.

Smithsonian Lesson Plan
"These exercises and lesson plans were designed to accompany and enrich
the study and discussion of the June 2004 Transit of Venus." The
suggestions and sites are still good.

Latitude/Longitude Chart
Latitudes and longitudes for major Canadian and US cities.

Gander Academy: Maps and Map Skills
Outline maps for duplication and more

You'll find a huge set of links to other online activities, lesson
plans, research sites and more.

Latitude. Longitude and Vacations
If you didn't leave home this summer, pick a place you wish to visit,
then compare the location of your choice with others in your class.

Source: Classroom Connect:>

Learning is For Everyone, Inc.
[Shortened URL: ]


Thurs., Jan. 20, 2005 - The Greatest Places

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Friday, October 8, 2004 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at

Recommended Website:
The Greatest Places

This website is a companion to the film, "The Greatest Places," that was
designed to provide "an educational journey to seven of the most
geographically dynamic places on Earth." When you get to the site you will
see a menu with the 7 Greatest Places that include:

1. Amazon
2. Greenland
3. Iguazu
4. Madagascar
5. Namib
6. Okavango
7. Tibet

Click on any of the 7 places and a new page opens with photos, facts, text,
trivia, activities and links to more resources that help you explore that
geographic region of the world. Bookmark this site, as it is difficult to
see it all in just one visit.

One of the website creators is Dr. Cecil Keen, a professor at Minnesota
State University Mankato with a doctorate in meteorology. He has traveled
the world and enjoys sharing his interests in geography, weather, science,
music, photography and flying with students. Don't miss a special segment of
this site called, "Question of the Week." Each and every week, Cecil
answers questions about "the greatest places." There are over 29 questions
archived at the site that you can review.
[NOTE: Has not been updated since 1999 – Phyllis ]

This is a kid-friendly site that is easy and fun to surf -- it's educating
and entertaining!

Diane Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2004, All Rights Reserved


Thurs., Jan. 20, 2005 - UpsideDown Map Page

Taken From:
USA Today Web Guide Hot Sites
10/07/2004 - Updated 11:35 AM ET

The Upsidedown Map Page

One of our favorite co-workers has a map posted next to his computer.Since he's the weather editor, that's not in itself surprising, butthe map might make you blink: Australia's above Asia, South America'sabove North America, and so on. Maps and globes that are "upside down"may look odd to us, but who says that north is necessarily equivalentto up? This site shows how and why cartographers have flipped thingsaround over the centuries, and read about traditions where yourassumptions would be the unusual ones. HSS

Copyright 2004 USA TODAY


Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Wed., Jan. 19, 2005 -

---------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 12:02:23 -0800
From: Ken Umbach
Subject: [LM_NET] REF: useful new statistics access tool
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

Hi ...
Here is a site worth checking out and bookmarking, for those who would like
to add to their sources for statistics:
The site provides simplified interfaces to the U.S. Statistical Abstract,
articles, a guide to foreign statistical sources, and more. For anyone
who has to find facts in the Statistical Abstract, this should be a very
helpful tool. Folks in California may be interested in the site's
simplified interface to the California Statistical Abstract. The site also
has links to statistical abstracts for other states.
Ken Umbach
Umbach Consulting: A writing and research service
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Wed., Jan. 19, 2005 - Fractal Art

---------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:35 am
Subject: [Net-Gold] Fractal Art

I think this is the last of the fractal links I currently have. But
between whats already been posted over the last few weeks, and their
links sections, you should have enough to keep you busy for a long

[NOTE: Sites not checked. – Phyllis ]

Fractal Visions

Chaffey High School's Fractals on the Web

Fractal Animation Videos

Fractal Adventures
do not accept crescendo update

Fractal Art FAQ

Fractal Domains

Fractal Fred de Paiva

Fractal Fusion

Acid Sky Studios

Paul N. Lees Home Page

----------Forwarded Message--------
From: "David P. Dillard"
Date: Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:36 pm
Subject: [Net-Gold] FRACTAL ART

Yet Even More Fractal Art: The Sean Grigsby Link Collection
I have edited this message to include site names for the great URLs that
Sean Grigsby has provided. I have also provided links at the end of this
post to two other fractal art posts from Sean Grigsby found on the Temple
Listserv archive for Net-Gold.

David Dillard
Temple University


Subject: [Net-Gold] Yet Even More Fractal Art

Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 06:44:00 -0000
From: Sean Grigsby
Subject: [Net-Gold] Yet even more fractal art

scroll down for the galleries

A Fractal Art Gallery

A Glimmering by Moonlight Galeries

Alicia's Fractals

Andrew Que's Fractals


Anne's Fractal Menagerie

Arcane Fractals

Art by Math Gallery

Art of Fractal--HomePage

Artis Fractal Gallery
The Art of Fractals
Dr. Joseph Trotsky

Audrie's Art and Stuff

Beauty and the Beast

Big Al's Fractals

Blatte's Fractals

Brian / Evans

The Voice of Chaos
The Rambling of a Chaotic Mind.

Dan Freeland

Dave's Geometric Pix Gallery

Dave's Graphics Page

Digital Diversions: Gedeon Peteri's Fractal Gallery

Don Archer Digital Art

Fractals by Douglas Cootey

Earl's Computer Art Gallery

Einar's Gallery

Today's Fractal

Cosmic Recursive Fractal Flames

Fractal Art

Fractal Art

Fractal Art by Paul DeCelle

Fractal Art
Chaos Fractals Arts
Algorithmic Art - Chaos Gallery

Fractal Factory
The Premier UK Source for Fractal Art.

Fractal Recursions!


Mind-Boggling Fractals

My World of Fractals: Judith Aynsley

My Strange Unusual Art
not fractal, but it is entirely digital

Fractal Hito Sagi Studio


The Para-Mathematical Gallery


AARTIKA: Fractal Art and Design

This is the end of this list from Sean Grigsby

Previous Messages From Sean Grigsby Containing Links to Fractal Art May Be
Found at These URLs


Subject: [Net-Gold] More Fractal Art

Thanks from Net-Gold to Sean Grigsby for all of his hard work in finding
and recording this valuable collection of Fractal Art websites.


Wed., Jan. 19, 2005

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology ==
======== October 22, 2004 ===
======== Volume 3, Number 22 ======

Center for Responsible Nanotechnology: Wise-Nano

The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology's (CRN) Wise-Nano project is "a collaborative website to study the facts and implications of advanced nanotechnology." The website is designed for researchers and intended to encourage collaboration worldwide and "to build an understanding of the technologies, their effects, and what to do about them." From this website, visitors can ask and answer questions, join or start a project, create, review, edit, or expand on articles, contribute to discussions, or find collaborators for research. The website offers an innovative approach to promote dialogue on hot topics in nanotechnology. Basically, someone poses a question and proposes a project to investigate, people gather to work on the project, which leads to articles. Although articles can also be added separately from any project, the point is that "any user can work to improve any article." For example, the main page highlights current "hot debates," which are then presented in an editable format that allows readers to make changes to the interactive articles directly online. Ultimately, this leads to a series of white papers, K-16 curricula, and other documents as well as, ideally, inspiring new projects. [VF]

Statistical Quotes
[Shortened URL: ]

This webpage, produced by a statistical consultant and IT manager in
Germany, offers a collection of quotations and jokes on statistics. The
sections include: citations on statistics by statisticians, remarks or
"comments to think over," and jokes. Links to similar websites with quotes
and jokes on statistics are also provided. [VF]

EurekaAlert: Nanotechnology in Context
Home Page: Science News By Subject

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) created
EurekAlert! to serve as an online press service to distribute science-
related news to reporters and news media. The In Context section highlights
a particular area of science, which in this case is nanotechnology. The
website offers an overview of nanotechnology and posts several research
papers, news releases, essays, background articles, a calendar of upcoming
meetings, a glossary of terms and links to other related online resources.

Two on Fractal MusicFractal Music
and Fractal Music Lab [Java]

This first website offers a collection of fractal music using images created by G.W.F. Albrecht. The technology and mathematics which this presentation draws on is described on the second website. The second website, developed by David Strohbeen, offers some basic information about fractals and fractal music. He has also posted some samples of his music and invites visitors to download software for creating fractal music and to submit their own compositions. [VF]


>From The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, Copyright
Internet Scout Project 1994-2004.


Wed., Jan. 19, 2005

Taken From:
TechLearning News - October 12, 2004 - No. 41


Silicon Valley Art Museum, Linking Art and Technology
This excellent site from the Silicon Valley museum links art with technology. The Exhibition Lobby houses featured exhibits such as "Tradition and Protest," which shows art as a vehicle of social protest. "Through the Green Fuse" is a portfolio of unique photographs of flowers and plants. "Remembrance" is a commemorative work by Asian American artists, and there's more. By clicking to Education and Art Lessons, students and teachers can access 24 art activities such as self-portraits, fanfolds, painting with liquid starch and chalk, salt-clay stick puppets, tube sock dragons, a potato print family, and others, all designed to teach a specific artistic concept.

Silicon Valley Art Museum

Website Content:
• Lesson Plans
• Learning Exercises
• Learning Games
• Pictures and/or Illustrations

Grade Appropriate:
High School Middle School Elementary School


1492: An Ongoing Voyage
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

An exhibit by the Library of Congress supplies diverse facts on the famous 1492 voyage. The exhibition first examines the encounter between the European explorers and the native people. They explore five geographical areas: The Caribbean Island Societies, the Middle American Cultures, the Andes, Life in the Highlands, the South Atlantic Peoples, and the Diverse Societies of North America. The changing order of the Mediterranean World gives a new perspective to the discovery of America. The entry for Christopher Columbus, too, gives a different slant on the Man and the Myth. The entire site is fortified with pictures and descriptions of artifacts from the time. All in all, the Library of Congress presents multiple routes for discussions on Columbus Day.

ibiblio, Library of Congress

Website Content:
Pictures and/or Illustrations
Biographical Information

Grade Appropriate:
High School Middle School


Exploring the Nanoworld
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

This site provides information that every level of science student can understand. The authors promise that students will be able to investigate the "frontiers of the nanoworld" and learn about everything from DNA to semiconductors. There are some great resources: You'll find a cineplex of movies, a nanoscale video lab manual, a nanoworld slide show library, a LEGO nanobricks booklet, and more. There is a section for K-12 students, K-12 teachers, college students and college faculty. One section for teachers is called "How can I incorporate this into my science classroom?" There are lots of good ideas.

University of Wisconsin

Website Content:
Lesson Plans
Pictures and/or Illustrations

Grade Appropriate:
High School Middle School Elementary School


Tuesday, January 18, 2005


Tues., Jan. 18, 2005

Taken From:
E-Mail Reminder
Week 187
October 28, 2004

Marine Science--Directory
Source: International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), UNESCO
If you're looking for data or information in the marine sciences, this searchable directory of more than 5,000 related websites is a good place to start. The directory is organized into several major areas, each of which is the top of a subject tree.

Source: National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
"The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help people without scientific backgrounds understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. Simply click on the term of interest to open a page with a wealth of information, including the term's pronunciation, audio information, images and additional links to related terms. Students, teachers and parents will find the glossary an easy-to-use, always available learning source on genetics."

Resources, Reports, Tools, Lists, and Full Text Documents
Middle East--Internet Resources
Source: C&RL News
[Shortened URL:]
The Middle Eastern world: Starting points for research
An annotated webliography by Karen Evans, a librarian at Indiana State University and Brad Coon, a librarian at Montana State University.

ResourceShelf is Compiled and Edited by
Gary D. Price, MLIS
Gary Price Library Research and Internet Consulting

Contributing Editors
+ Shirl Kennedy, MLIS
+ Dan Giancaterino, MLIS
+ Steven Cohen, MLS


Tues., Jan. 18, 2005 - Human Stem Cell Research

Taken From:

Human Stem Cell Research: All Viewpoints
A useful, neutral backgrounder on a topic that's a hot issue
in student term papers.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2004.


Tues., Jan. 18, 2005 - Snapshots of Science & Medicine

Taken From:
Blue Web'n Update: Updates 22 Oct 2004
An archive of all messages is located at
Snapshots of Science and Medicine (NIH)
Snapshots is a creation of the Office of Science Education of theNational Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. Today, biologicalscience--both basic research and clinical application--is booming likenever before. And with so much happening in biology and medicine,science students and teachers need a vehicle for bringing the world ofbiological research into their science classrooms. Every issue has fourprofessionally-written articles. The teacher's guide has a classroomactivity, illustrated student handout, and guide for the teacher. Theguide to the Social Impact section lets students explore the ethical,legal, or social implications of the featured research. There areadditional lesson plans and strategies for using Snapshots in theclassroom in the print-friendly magazine. Just go to the Print ThisIssue page and follow the instructions. Unfortunately, there are only2 issues online covering 8 topics. First issue is at

Grade Level: Middle School, High School, Adult/Professional
Content Area: Science (Life Science) [Dewey #570]
Application type: Information Resources


Tues., Jan. 18, 2005 - Human Mind Tests

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, September 29, 2004

BBC - Human Mind Tests

[NOTE: Home page and other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis

Today's intriguing site from the BBC offers a number of fascinating quizzes
related to their "Human Mind" television programs. Gentle Subscribers will
discover some interesting indications about their own perceptions as
measured by these cleverly designed and well-presented tests.

"Can you spot a fake a smile?... Most people are surprisingly bad at
spotting fake smiles. ... Take our test to find out. Discover whether
you're attracted to extroverts or introverts in our face perception test.
Get to know yourself better by taking our personality test." - from the

The site presents tests dealing with various facets of human perception.
The section on fake smiles consists of color photos of ordinary people of
various ages, genders and races with a button to begin each smile sequence.
At the test's conclusion, results are clearly displayed along with the
scientific explanation of the determining factors between genuine and fake
smiles. Unfortunately, the tests dealing with face perceptions and memory
had a 404 error at their conclusions. Warwick University's gender and
emotions fast-paced test attempts to determine the efficiency of the
respondents' frontal lobes and reports its measurements in milliseconds.

Note: There is a brief questionnaire to determine the demographics of the
test respondents before beginning the tests. Privacy assurances are given.

Pop over to the site for some interesting quizzes focusing on the human
mind at:

A.M. Holm

Monday, January 17, 2005


Mon., Jan. 17, 2005 - Internet No Replacement for Libraries

Taken From:
Date Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 1:21 PM
To: nethappenings
Subject: Internet no replacement for libraries opinion


Internet no replacement for libraries


(Published: October 26, 2004)

The Internet needs a library. This simple statement seemingly contradicts the notion that the Internet has lessened our dependence upon the library. Some have even served the Internet up as an excuse for reducing public support of the library. The Internet, which has revolutionized the accessibility of information beyond our wildest dreams, has not diminished the need for libraries. The Internet may have changed the services a library must emphasize, but it has reaffirmed the library's role in our society.

The mission of Anchorage Municipal Libraries is "to bring the power of information, imagination, and inspiration to the people of our community." The Internet plays well into this mission, but it is only part of the process of knowledge. The Internet, at its best, is a vehicle for rapid retrieval of information. The search engines have made data gathering a self-service operation that provides not only the convenience of time but also the freedom to seek out information without the intervention of a third party.

The third party is, alas, the helpful librarian. While I wish to interject that the librarian's expertise with the Internet's resources can expedite an information inquiry by identifying authoritative Web sites, I will also accept the fact that self-service information has won widespread acceptance among young and old alike.

snip - full article at URL above.

Educational CyberPlayGround Community
NetHappenings Mailing List ©1993


Mon., Jan. 17, 2005 - Info Career Trends Newsletter

Taken From:
ISSN 1460-7239 14th October 2004 No.169

Info Career Trends -'s Professional Development Newsletter
This is not another publication telling you how to run your library. Instead, ICT addresses issues related to your personal professional development, providing you with information on furthering your own library career. The focus is on librarians, rather than on libraries. Each issue features articles by librarians and library consultants, book reviews, and pointers to relevant articles and web sites.


Mon., Jan. 17, 2005 - NY State Library Launches New Web Resource

---------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:11:58 -0400
Subject: NYS Youth Services website
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

New York State Library Launches New Web Resource for Youth Services
The New York State Library's Division of Library Development has developed
a helpful, easy-to-use web-based resource to assist librarians in
providing quality, equitable library service to all young people in New
York State.
The new web site has two sections. "Goals for Youth Services" includes a
list of goals for providing effective youth services programs in local
libraries and provides references to publications about youth services-related
long-range planning and policy-setting.
"Resources for Librarians Who Serve Children and Young Adults" gives
convenient links to high-quality resources created by libraries, library
systems, educational institutions, and library and educational organizations
across North America.
Resource links include these topics:
* CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: Book lists and reviews
* CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS: Links to all kinds of awards, including
nominating forms
* HOMEWORK: Online help for kids
* LIBRARY-DESIGNED WEB SITES FOR KIDS/TEENS: Great links for your patrons
* GRANT PROGRAMS in New York and Other Grant Resources: Funding sources
for library youth programs
* E-MAIL LISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Links to help librarians interact with
other professionals
* CONTINUING EDUCATION: Links to graduate schools of library and
information science
* LITERACY: Studies and resources on literacy and information literacy
* INTERNET ISSUES: Information on the Children's Internet Protection Act
(CIPA) and safe use of the Internet for kids and parents

To reach the new web page, go directly to .
Or from the Division of Library Development home page
at, select "Youth Services program page"
from the menu of Frequently Used Pages and Program Areas.
If you have questions about this web site or suggestions for additional
links, please contact Anne Simon at 518/486-2194 or
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Mon., Jan. 17, 2005

Taken From:
TeachersFirst Update - January 17, 2005

Recent Additions and Featured Sites - Week of January 17, 2005

Cassini Saturn Mission - Titan Landing - Grades 4 - 12
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has been observing Saturn, landed on Saturn's moon, Titan, on Friday, January 14. This NASA site will provide complete coverage, including images, of this space exploration milestone
The probe entered Titan's upper atmosphere at about 5:15 a.m. EST Jan. 14. During its two and one-half hour descent to the surface of the moon, it sampled the chemical composition of the atmosphere. The probe continued transmitting data for more than 90 minutes after reaching the surface.

Berlin Wall Online Grades 8 to 12
This comprehensive site covers all aspects of the Berlin Wall, from its construction in 1961 to its symbolic presence today. History students can find outstanding information in the form of a timeline, facts and FAQs, a collection of memories from Berliners, and vintage photos.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

BugGuide Grades 4 to 12
Search this site for images, information, helpful links, and suggested reading related to your favorite creepy-crawlies. Insects, spiders, and their related family members throughout the United States and Canada are represented. Content is provided by amateur naturalists with a penchant for bugs, so read the disclaimer and alert your students that not all information on the site may be completely accurate.

Newspaper Pictorials: WWI Rotogravures Grades 8 to 12 Library of Congress
In the second decade of the twentieth century, rotogravure printing provided newspaper publishers with a new and high-quality process for reproducing images. The Library of Congress has assembled a searchable collection of these vivid illustrations as part of a photo exhibition on World War I. Flip through these images for a visual history lesson reflecting American culture, wartime sentiment, and the people and places that played a significant role in America's history during that era.

SpiderMyths Grades 4 to 8 Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Don't all spiders make webs and kill their prey by sucking the juices out of them? Well, not exactly. This site explains and debunks many commonly accepted myths about these most unique creatures. Includes many illustrations, photographs, and easy-to-read text.

Inventors' Workshop
TeachersFirst's Inventor's Workshop has proven a popular unit to introduce English and American
inventors of the industrial revolution. Based on the premise that one good idea frequently begets another,
the site traces many of the inventions that made the industrial age possible. There's also an extensive list
of inventor and invention resources, and even an inventor's quiz. You'll find it all at:
[Shortened URL: ]

Copyright © 2001 by the Network for Instructional TV, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Sunday, January 16, 2005


Sun., Jan. 16, 2005

Taken From:
EduHound Weekly for October 28, 2004

Biochemistry Resource Site
Student teams design content for this site through learning projects aimed at discovering how biomolecules work .

General, Organic, and BioChemistry
A tutorial for high school students that explains the basics of biochemistry in thouroughly understandable step-by-step pictures.

EduHound Weekly Archives at:


Sun., Jan. 16, 2005

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences =======
==== October 15, 2004 =======
==== Volume 3, Number 21 ======

The ChemCollective: Online Resources for Teaching and Learning Chemistry

"The Chemistry Collective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based
learning activities, and concepts tests which can be incorporated into a
variety of teaching approaches as pre-labs, alternatives to textbook
homework, and in-class activities for individuals or teams." The website,
created by Carnegie Mellon University for college and high school teachers,
allows users to easily find activities to use in the classroom, modify or
create activities, submit activities and websites, and discuss issues in
improving teaching and learning in chemistry. Educators can determine which
activities are right for their classroom with the provided difficulty
ranking and instructor comments. Students can enjoy learning about chemistry
by solving a murder mystery and participating in the countless other
excellent virtual activities. In order to take part in the virtual
laboratories, users do have to download the free virtual lab. [RME]

University of Wisconsin-Madison: What is the Ultimate Fate of the
Universe? [QuickTime]

This website, created by Molly Read for the Observational Cosmology Group at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses the ancient questions about
the development of the universe, its limits, and its fate. After reading a
brief history of the field of cosmology, students and educators can learn
about Olbers' Paradox, Hubble Expansion, the big bang theory,
electromagnetic spectrum, and cosmic microwave background. The text contains
many helpful diagrams, images, short videos, and links to a glossary.
Novices interested in cosmology can find plenty of educational materials at
this site. [RME]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright InternetScout Project 1994-2004.


Sun., Jan. 16, 2005 - Exploring Weather

Taken From:
Date Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 10:47 PM
Subject: HLN Newsletter: Exploring Weather
Week of 10-11-04

The Weather Room
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Educational Web resource from the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
with information, lesson and links about storms geared for parents, teachers and children.
Links to weather education on other Web sites

The Tornado Project
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
An in-depth resource filled with a host of information about tornadoes, for older children.

Weather Scouts
Fun educational resource developed by meteorologists and teachers with hands-on lessons, experiments and games for middle school-age children.


Copyright Home School Learning Network, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


Sun., Jan. 16, 2005

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences =====
====== October 29, 2004 ======
===== Volume 3, Number 22 ======

Landslides Hazards [Macromedia Flash Player]

At this USGS educational web site, the public can find out about the nature
and problems of landslides. Individuals can learn how wildfires can induce
debris flows and other types of landslides. Within the National Landslide
Information Center link, students and educators can find landslide fact
sheets, numerous images of landslides, an interactive module on debris
flows, and materials about current USGS landslide projects. The website
features a searchable bibliographic database, lists of publications, and
links to local organizations dealing with this natural hazard.[RME]

Odden's Bookmarks

Created in 1995 by Roelof Oddens, a curator of the map library at Utrecht
University, the Oddens Bookmark database now contains over 22,000 links
about maps, cartography and GIS data. Users can search the resources by
keyword, country, category, or by browsing through subject headings. Besides
the abundance of maps and map data, visitors can find links to cartography
departments, libraries, literature, and societies. Because the links span
the entire world, this website is a great starting point for anyone
interested in maps and mapping. [RME]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The National Space Science and Technology Center [jpg, Macromedia Flash Player]

The National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSCT) promotes itself as
"a place where researchers and educators share facilities and ideas...where
the pursuit of new knowledge leads to breakthroughs that range from insights
on the structure and evolution of the universe to better understanding
Earth's weather." The website is separated into nine links packed with
information about the programs affiliated with NSSTC. For instance, at the
Global Hydrology and Climate Center link, users can discover the earth
science activities of scientists working to enable better decision making to
improve the world's quality of life. Students can discover academic programs
and educational opportunities. Researchers can find out about atmospheric
and earth science datasets as well as upcoming workshops and conferences.
Educators at all levels, scientists, and engineers can find helpful
information at this website. [RME]

BBC Weather [Macromedia Flash Player]

At this website, the BBC offers an array of materials dealing with weather. Meteorologists can discover employment opportunities. Individuals with spectacular photographs of weather phenomenon can submit their images to the photo gallery. Students and educators can find introductory materials on basic weather concepts, forecasting, extreme events, and broadcasting the weather. The website offers fun weather-related games and projects, a meteorology glossary, and links to other educational websites. [RME]

National Historic Chemical Landmarks

The American Chemical Society (ACS) displays the key roles chemists played in "expanding the frontiers of knowledge, advancing medicine and industry, and creating products from aspirin to zippers" at this website. Users can find clear summaries and images of the places, discoveries, and achievements that have been designated landmarks by ACS members and an international committee. Within many of the biographies, educators can find links to teaching guides and activities. Individuals that know of an unrecognized important element of the chemical heritage can learn how to nominate the site, artifact, or collection. [RME]

====== Topic In Depth ====
[NOTE: Sites not checked. Some may have been previously posted. – Phyllis ]
Key to Lightning Deaths: Location, Location, Location
Colorado Lightning Resource Center
Lightning and Atmospheric Electricity Research at the Global Hydrology and
Climate Center [pdf]
Lightning: The Shocking Story [RealPlayer, Macromedia Shockwave Player,
Electrified Ben
Lightning Photography
Lightning Safety [pdf, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, txt]

First, Ron Hipschman at the Exploratorium introduces the formation of
lightning and its power (1). Visitors can find a nice history of people's
changing beliefs about occurrences of lightning. Next, the National
Geographic provides an article about storm anatomy, the dangers of
lightning, and the places most likely to be struck by lightning (2). Users
can find continental maps presenting the relative numbers of lightning
strikes. At the third web site, the Colorado Lightning Resource Center
offers lightning fact sheets, safety guides, and statistics (3 ). Visitors
can lean about lightning research and projects. This website is a great
source of lightning images as well. Next, the Global Hydrology and Climate
Center (GHCC) discusses the GHCC Lightning Team's investigations of the
causes and effects of lightning and analyses "of a wide variety of
atmospheric measurements related to thunderstorms" (4). This expansive
website offers access to data, documents, reports, and press releases as
well as information on field programs and instrumentation. The fifth
website, provided by the National Geographic, supplies educational
information about lightning in a fun, kid-friendly learning environment (5).
Users can play games, take quizzes, view images, and much more. Next, The
Franklin Institute Online features a creative article about Benjamin
Franklin's curiosities about lightning (6). Educators can find electricity
activities and teaching tips. At the seventh website, severe weather
photographer Dave Crowley provides countless lightning photographs (7). The
images offer great examples of the power and wonder of lightning. Lastly,
NOAA provides handouts, safety tips, photos, classroom presentations and
more (8). Anyone searching for well-prepared general lightning materials
should visit this website. [RME]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright InternetScout Project 1994-2004.

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