Saturday, February 26, 2005


Sat., Feb. 26, 2005 - The Newtonian Moment

Taken From:
EduHound Weekly for November 18, 2004

EduHound Weekly Archives at:

The Newtonian Moment: Science
and the Making of Modern Culture

This exhibition tells the story of the conception and diffusion of Isaac Newton’s ideas, and the tensions and often public clashes they engendered. Notwithstanding these burgeoning controversies, or perhaps because of them, for friends and foes alike Newton became an icon to be emulated or rejected, revered or excoriated – but always there to contend with. Hence, the era of Enlightenment and Revolution may be viewed as the Newtonian Moment.

Copyright © 2005 A Division of ETC Group LLC. All rights reserved.


Sat., Feb. 26, 2005

Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 7:24 PM
Subject: HLN Newsletter: Our Physical World

Week of 11-14-04
Our Physical World

The Science of Matter, Space and Mind
Explanations of what the world is made of, how to find the smallest particles and what to expect in the future with regards to new discoveries in physics. (Grades 9-12)
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Chemistry WebQuest: It's All About Bonding
Use the Periodic Table as a guide to determine why certain compounds can or cannot mix -- why they either form bonds or remain in conflict.
Extensive list of resources
[Shortened URL: ]

How Stuff Works: Volcanoes
This seven-part article series offers simple but complete information about all aspects of volcanoes. A Web site not to be missed!
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

An Annenberg/CPB exhibit that will help you understand volcanoes - what causes them and why they are difficult to predict. The site also offers interactive activities to help you learn more.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Sat., Feb. 26, 2005 - Inside Einstein's Universe

Taken From:
Date Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:58 PM
Subject: CIESE: NASA Einstein Program

Below is a copy of an email I just got from NASA's SEU Outreach Director at
Sonoma State U in CA. It's a heads-up to what NASA is doing for World Year
of Physics 2005, .

The links are all live and ready to go and are of
interest to many Physics-type Folks.

Daryl L. Taylor, Fizzix Guy
Greenwich HS, CT

Explore the Universe
In anticipation of the upcoming Einstein Centennial/World Year of Physics,
the NASA-Smithsonian Universe Forum at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics is pleased to announce the kick-off of its "Inside Einstein's
Universe" program. Created to engage diverse audiences in the adventure of
NASA's research into key mysteries of space and time, "Inside Einstein's
Universe" offers a portfolio of resources for use by museums, science
centers, planetariums, and other educational organizations, including three
interactive demonstrations for all ages:

* "Journey to a Black Hole"
* "Journey to the Beginning of Time"
* "Journey through the Expanding Universe"

Learning Resources
We offer a broad educational experience to support the exploration into the greatest mysteries of the universe, for educators, scientists and students alike.

"Inside Einstein's Universe"
Journey to the edge of space and time


Sat., Feb. 26, 2005 - ScienceGeek

ScienceGeek Chemistry, Biology & Physics Links

Educational Jargon Generator

Friday, February 25, 2005


Fri., Feb. 25, 2005 - Best of Everything

Taken From:
TOURBUS - 09 NOV 2004 - Best of Everything
Volume 10, Number 32

The Best of...

Everything... really? Well, not quite. But "The Best of Everything"
does have about 100 categories filled with my personal picks, and a
description of each resource. Here's a sample of what you'll find:

Category: The Best ANTI-SPAM resources online

> The editors of Internet ScamBusters present the best tips
> and resources for reducing the amount of junk email you get.

Category: The Best ASTRONOMY resources online

> The site tells you EVERYTHING you could ever want to know
> about most of the astronomical objects in our solar system,
> gives information about the history of astronomy and space
> travel, and offers stunning pictures of the Solar System.

Category: The Best CYBERCULTURE resources online

> A collection of articles on Net culture and cyber-
> anthropology. Internet history, folklore, netizens, hackers
> and virtual community.

Category: The Best of GAMES on the Internet

> A portal for Web-based games. All games listed can be played
> right in your browser. Each day a new game is featured.
> Thousands of games are in the database.

Category: The Best KIDS STUFF resources online

> This is an excellent site maintained as a labor of love by
> Internet luminary Brendan Kehoe. Kids on the Web has links
> for Fun Stuff, Pen Pals, Homework Tools, Children's Books
> and Things for Teens.

Category: The Best INVESTING resources online

> A lot more than stock quotes and closing prices, like other
> sites offer. Track the value of your investment portfolio,
> view historical price graphs, news stories, company profiles
> and market research.

Category: The Best of PEOPLE FINDERS on the Internet

> My favorite people finder tool! In addition to individual
> and business listings for the USA and other countries, you
> can do reverse lookups on Phone Numbers, Street Addresses,
> Email Addresses, and Area Code.

Category: The Best of TEACHING RESOURCES on the Internet

> Each week at Barbara Feldman's Surfing the Net with Kids
> site, she picks a single topic (such as Rainforests, Hubble
> Space Telescope, Mozart, Dolphins, or Plate Tectonics) and
> chooses the best sites to explore.

That's all for now, I'll see you next time! --Bob Rankin

=====================[ Tourbus Rider Information ]====== ===
The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2238
Copyright 1995-2004, Rankin & Crispen - All rights reserved

Subscribe, Signoff, Archives, Free Stuff and More at the
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Fri., Feb. 25, 2005

BRHS Information Retrievers
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]




Taken From:
Subject: Education World Reviews Newsletter message
Volume 8, Issue 45
November 9, 2004
Subject: Education World Reviews Newsletter message

Nice site especially for parents and homeschooling parents.



About has been on the Web for six years and offers parents, teachers, and students resources on a wide range of topics and school subjects including math, science, reading, and writing.

This site is well designed and easily navigated. Links are in the left sidebar and content is grouped by grade level: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, and High School with special sections for teachers and parents. The site is also fully searchable.

About is a rich resource for parents, teachers and students. Students can get grade appropriate homework help on virtually any subject area from preschool to high school. Included in the grade level links are Ask the Professor where students can get help on specific questions and the Quick Reference that offers links to a dictionary, thesaurus, calculator, news links, and mega-search tool. Parents of young children will want to check out the online books to read with their children. Articles on topics of interest to parents such as “Insights into Motherhood”, and links to other parenting resources are available in the parent section. Home schooling parents will find links to a wealth of information and resources. Teachers will find information on professional organizations, their state’s education resources, locating a job and more.
Education World®


Fri., Feb. 25, 2005 - Soople

Taken From:
The Leebow Letter -- 11/03/2004

-- Soople: New and Improved --
Here's my favorite site on the Net. Soople says: "Easy Expert Search." Check out the
"My Soople" feature -- very powerful. There are so many great features at this site. To
learn more, visit each one and click on the "explain" link. Spend at least 1/2 hour with
this site and identify many powerful Google features that you will use on a regular basis.
I did.

-- Ken's Home on the Net --


Fri., Feb. 25, 2005 - Webstrider

Taken From:
URLwire ~Weekly Update
Issue 470- Thursday, November 4, 2004

New Portal Gets Back To Basics: Links to Other SitesFull Story:
Direct Link:
Summary:Search engines are great, but slogging througha few thousand search results to find somethinggets old pretty quickly. Articles often provideinformation on good sites, but aren't much help ifyou need something right away. Good sites, apparently,are where you find them, and finding them can be alot of work. Webstrider, now live at,hopes to fill that void.

U R L w i r e . c o m --
(c) Copyright Eric Ward

Thursday, February 24, 2005


Thurs., Feb. 24, 2005 - To Detect the Truth

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Monday, November 1, 2004

To Detect The Truth

Today's web page from the inimitable folks at the Why Files takes a brief
look at a new study focused on one of human nature's survival mechanisms,
the ability to determine when someone is being less than truthful. Gentle
Subscribers may find this fascinating overview may guide their own insights
on the subject.

"What does it take to spot liars? A blend of close observation and wide
experience was the key in a set of studies. Different liars - and different
lies - reveal different types of clues." - from the website

This single web page provides a summary of the findings of a recent study
examining how perceptive the general populace is in detecting lies. The
study's surprising results are reported, along with some of the factors
which make some people more discerning with respect to detecting the truth.
There's also a chart which rates what specific groups score the highest
when it comes to ferreting out lies.

Sidle over to the web page for an interesting perspective on human lie
detectors at:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]
A.M. Holm


Thurs., Feb. 24, 2005 - Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom

---------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 15:13:49 -0500
Subject: [LM_NET] GEN: copyright and plagiarism sites
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

Since there is always so much discussion about copyright problems and
possible plagiarism, etc. I though this might help.
I just received my January issue of Technology & Learning. In the Web
Sightings section are a number of very good sites about copyright and
plagiarism. This can also be accessed online:
Click on the picture of the January issue and then scroll down to Web
Sightings and click on that link.

[NOTE: This direct link might work:
[Shortened URL: ]
- Phyllis ]

Toni Koontz
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Thurs., Feb. 24, 2005

Web Resources Gallery
The Web Resources Gallery offers links to a myriad of useful English language arts resources on the Internet. You may use the drop-down menus above to sort ReadWriteThink's Web Resources by grade band and resource type. See our Resource Definitions for a description of each resource type.

Taken From:
Riverdeep's Classroom Flyer, Wednesday, November 3rd


Between the years of 1892 and 1954, you would have needed at least $50.00 and a clean bill of health to pass inspection on Ellis Island. Learn more of what it would have been like to enter the land of dreams during the early twentieth century.



As your class learns a new grammatical concept, give out these handouts to reinforce the rules and provide a ready reference. Students should have made a good grammar reference handbook of their own by year's end.

[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Brenda Barron, Editor
(c) 2004 Riverdeep. All rights reserved.


Thurs., Feb. 24, 2005 - MLA Citation Guides

Taken From:
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 14:07:31 -0400From: Kathleen Guinnane Subject: HIT: MLA SheetSender: School Library Media & Network Communications

I got great response to my target on MLA citations.

[NOTE: Site has following message: “Sorry for the inconvenience. The MLA Wizard is temporarily unavailable.We expect the MLA Wizard to be back online soon. Thank you for your understanding.” (MLA)

I have created a packet you're welcome to use. There areactually three .pdf files. The MLA Style Notes, Sample First Page, andsample Works Cited. These make up a single packet. If you read the SampleFirst Page, the content actually describes the formatting of a basic MLAresearch paper.
Here is the link to the guides:
The website also includes links to other MLA resources.

Kathleen GuinnaneSchool Library Media SpecialistBelle Chasse Academy

All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Wed., Feb. 23, 2005 - How Things Work: Explaining the Physics of Everyday Life

Taken From:
Hi! It's Tuesday, November 9, 2004 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
How Things Work - Virginia University

This site is cool as it explains the physics of everyday life.
It is the companion site to a Physics course taught by Louis Bloomfield at
the University of Virginia titled, How Things Work. The course is designed
for non-science students and introduces them to physics in the context of
everyday objects. As explained at the website, the course "reverses the
traditional format of physics courses by starting with whole objects and
looking inside them to see what makes them work. Because it concentrates on
concepts rather than math, and on familiar objects rather than abstract
constructs, How Things Work serves both to reduce students' fears of science
and to convey to them a substantial understanding of our modern
technological world."

The website offers an outline of the course, and an opportunity to purchase
Bloomfield's textbook that is used in the course. But you don't have to
purchase anything to access some of the FREE lessons offered here. You will
find the book's table of contents (under "book description" on the menu bar)
with some links to actual lessons in downloadable pdf files. Click on one
and a new page opens with the lesson that includes illustrations. OR you can
click on the " Book Supplement" box under "Book Information" on the menu bar
to select one of 10 lessons on a wide range of topics from "The Earth, Moon,
and Sun" to "Laundry."

As for the FREE Q&A section, when you get to the site, in the center of your
screen you will see some questions and answers that have been addressed in
the past at this website. To the left is a menu bar. If you click on the
"Topic" search box, a list of the many topics that have been covered are
presented from Airplanes to Xerographic Copiers. Click on any one of
interest to you and a new screen opens with the question and the answer --
all formatted so that you can easily print them.

Bookmark this site -- as it's a terrific reference resource you can use over
and over again when your kids approach you with those difficult questions
like, "How does a halogen light bulb work and is it really better than a
regular incandescent light bulb?" (Find the answer at the website!) If the
question your child has isn't archived at the site, you can submit it and
get an answer! :)

Note: While this material is geared for older students, the format makes the
explanations of the science easy to understand. Parents can help younger
students with more difficult concepts, or edit the information to offer
explanations their children will comprehend.

Diane Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2004, All Rights Reserved

[NOTE: See also: Instructor Resource Page - Phyllis ]


Wed., Feb. 23, 2005 - Doodles, Drafts, and Designs

Taken From:
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 08:58:11 -0500 (EST)
Subject: TeachersFirst Update - January 24, 2005

Doodles, Drafts, and Designs
Grades 8 to 12 National Museum of American History
This site is for the curious student who wants to investigate how some of America's most enduring inventions from the 19th and 20th centuries came to be. Browse through pencil-and-ink industrial drawings of shopping carts, Crayola crayons, T-shirts, and more. A useful resource for gaining insight into American culture and the creative process.
[NOTE: Other exhibitions from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., Feb. 23, 2005 - Robotics

Taken From:
Virtual Teacher Newsletter No. 99 6th November 2004

Carnegie Melon University ~ Robotics Institute
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

NASA Robotics Education Project

Resource Links
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Rover Ranch

Lego Robotics Resources on the Web
The Centre for Engineering Educational Outreach

Tankbot building Instructions

This next link is to a cool animation of the instructions above “you see how to build it.”

Robotics Prototypes, development, solving problems


Wed., Feb. 23, 2005 - National Engineers' Week Feb. 20-26

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 10:48 AM
From: Meg Turner
Subject: CIESE: National Engineer's Week: Think Engineering!

CIESE - The Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education

A message from the CIESE ListServ

Bridges, bones, and beach preservation. What's the connection? Think

To coincide with National Engineers Week, February 20-26, in a national
effort to raise awareness of the impact that engineers and engineering
have on the world around them, CIESE is delighted to introduce our new
website, "Think Engineering!"

Think Engineering! contains links to a wealth of online engineering
resources, along with an online discussion board
( that connects teachers and
students to Stevens faculty and practicing engineers, enabling K-12
students and teachers to post questions to learn more about what
engineers do. Questions relating to the diversity of the engineering
workforce, the types of academic preparation necessary to become an
engineer, the varied work responsibilities of engineers, and traditional
and emerging fields of engineering, such as nanotechnology and systems
engineering, will be addressed.

As a follow-up to the National Engineers Week, we invite you to
participate in an online "Engineering Problem of the Month." (Coming
soon!) A real-world problem will be posted on the site that requires
students to use creativity, critical thinking, design, and
problem-solving skills to address an engineering challenge.

We are also offering a one-week summer institute, "Engineering Research
Explorations," for high school teachers August 22-26, 2005. Please call
201-216-5655 for more information about this or any of CIESE
professional development offerings.

Meg Turner
Manager of Outreach
Center for Innovation in Engineering
and Science Education
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201)216-5655 (v)
(201)216-8069 (f)

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Tues., Feb. 22, 2005

Taken From:
More New This Week

Northumberland Rock Art
"This website is the celebration of rock carvings made by Neolithic and Early Bronze Age people in Northumberland in the north east of England, between 6000 and 3500 years ago. Over 1000 carved panels are known and most of them are still located in the countryside." The database can be browsed and is searchable; information on each panel includes dimensions, motifs, type of rock, photographs, and site management and accessibility. Site also provides information for tourists. From Britain's Arts and Humanities Research Board.
Subjects: Petroglyphs Art, Prehistoric Northumberland (England) -- Antiquities

This site contains resources "specifically designed to help consumers and businesses take actions that help preserve forests." A consumer guide features ideas for responsible use of forest products, such as reducing paper product consumption, finding sustainable wood products, and buying recycled wood items. Also includes information about a campaign to encourage magazines to use post-consumer recycled paper, and a section on environmental aspects of forestry. From Co-op America.
Subjects: Forest conservation Forest products -- Environmental aspects Wood -- Recycling Recycling (Waste)

Copyright © 2004, Librarians' Index to the Internet,


Tues., Feb. 22, 2005 - Native Americans

Native American Culture

First Nations Histories
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Index of The North American Indian


Taken From:
Date Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 3:47 PM
Subject: Education World Weekly Newsletter Vol. 8 Issue 44

Native AmericansNovember is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month -- the perfect time to explore Education World's resources on the history and culture of America's original inhabitants.
Education World®


Tues., Feb. 22, 2005 - A Journey to a New Land

Taken From:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
More New This Week
February 10, 2005

A Journey to a New Land/En Route Vers un Nouveau Territoire
"People first arrived in the Americas at least 12,000 years ago. The timing of their arrival and the route by which they travelled are not known." The site provides study materials (designed for primary through post-secondary students) that explore the evidence and ideas related to solving these issues. Includes a multimedia library with video clips, photos, games, and more. In English and French. From the Virtual Library of Canada.
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples -- America Paleo-Indians Clovis culture

Copyright © 2004, Librarians' Index to the Internet, All rights reserved.


Tues., Feb. 22, 2005

Virtual Museum of Canada: Exhibits
[Shortened URL: ]
[NOTE: Some exhibits previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Taken From:
Digital Dozen
January 2005,1577,1-2005,00.shtm

BioKIDS: Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species
Grade(s): 5 - 8
Synopsis: Follow the signs of the times, or at least the signs of the critters, at this site that celebrates biodiversity. In the Critter Catalog, you can get acquainted with representatives of several different classifications of creatures, including birds, fish, insects, and reptiles. The Sign Guide lets you consider various animal artifacts--bite marks, perhaps, or pawprints--to help determine what kind of animal left that particular imprint behind.
This web site catalogs animals that live in southeastern Michigan. Users can browse the site by clicking on major groups of animals, such as birds, amphibians, and insects. When a selection is made, a brief description of the group is provided, along with photographs showing diversity within the group. For example, the photographs and text explain that while reptiles and amphibians share some features in common, they represent distinct classes of animals based upon their skin. In addition, when a group is selected, a tool bar appears with links to local species. For example, the kingfisher link includes color pictures of different species along with descriptions of where they live, what they look like, and what they eat. Another feature of this web site is a sign guide, which is designed to teach students how to identify signs of animals, including tracks, bite or chew marks, and burrows. The track section leads students through a series of questions, such as are the animal's tracks fork-shaped or in pairs of four or five marks. These questions guide the students' identification of the tracks. Photographs of each animal sign are provided as examples. Additional features of the web site include audio files of animal sounds and a downloadable invertebrate identification guide. Teachers will also find links to educational resources, including sites with interactive learning activities and others that present background information for introducing the major animal groups. Abstracted 12/04 (Author/JS)

The geee! in genome
Grade(s): 9 - Post-Sec.
Synopsis: Dive into the alphabet soup that makes up every living creature. This site covers the basics of the blocks that build us--chromosomes, DNA, the human genome--and goes on to look at issues such as stem cell research and cloning. There are online games, puzzles, and activities that make the science fun.
This web site, developed by the Canadian Museum of Nature, explores many aspects of genomics, from the four bases and the scientists who discovered them to the human genome project and the potential cures of genetic diseases using gene therapy. The interactive web site uses Flash-animated games with sound, color photographs with pop-up windows, video clips, opinion polls, and fact boxes to capture the attention of the visitor. The user can navigate through the web site by clicking directly on links to new topics or by using arrows to follow the topics in order. Selected words within the text are hyperlinked to a talking glossary. In addition, links are provided for teachers to access in-class activities relating to genetics and information about how to use the web site to meet curriculum standards.

In one interactive game, the user must match the genetic fingerprint from one of three cartoon kittens with the mother cat from which it was cloned. In another animated game, the user is timed while trying to assemble amino acids into a protein molecule faster than in a human cell that is simulating the same process. When the games are completed, the user is presented with background information about the topic. In the section that discusses people living with genetic disorders, the user can watch a video about a woman who has Down Syndrome to learn more about the disorder. Abstracted 10/04. (Author/ALK)

The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)
© 2004- 2005

Monday, February 21, 2005


Mon., Feb. 21, 2005

Taken From:
20 November 2004 Earth Science Sites of the Week


Scientific Visualization Studio, from NASA, (suggested by Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College), view over 100 QuickTime and MPEG animations on a variety of earth processes, mostly from a remote sensing perspective. Topics are strongly geared toward environmental quality and hazard issues including volcanic eruptions, air and water pollution, landuse change, and oceanic productivity. Animations, which open in fairly small sized windows, can be searched by keyword or topic. In addition, animations can be rewound, as needed, to stress important points.

Mark Francek
Central Michigan University


Mon., Feb. 21, 2005

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology ======
==== November 19, 2004 ======
===== Volume 3, Number 24 ======

The Science Spot: Power of Technology

Developed by a science and health teacher in Illinois, this site offers resources for science teachers. This section of the website provides online workshops and "techie tips to discover new ways to enhance your classroom with technology." Workshops cover topics such as clip art, digital cameras,the Internet, and search engines. Links to other sections of the website offer science trivia, lesson plans, project ideas, and puzzles. The Reference Desk section lists online resources on a range of science topics, including inventions, biology, astronomy, chemistry and physics. [VF]

[NOTE: Home page posted. – Phyllis ]

Smithsonian: Information Age

This website features photos and documents from an exhibit at the
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on the Information Age.
The exhibition entitled Information Age: People, Information & Technology
"displays visually and interactively how electrical information technology
has changed our society over the last 150 years." Artifacts featured here
include Samuel Morse's original telegraph transmitter and receiver, an
Edison Stock Printer, Alexander Graham Bell's early telephone equipment, and
an Apple I Computer. [VF]

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


Mon., Feb. 21, 2005

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2004 6:46 AM
Subject: S.O.S. -- Help for Busy Teachers (Site 12): Digital Media Resources

Sites of the School Days
a weekly update to
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators on
Discovery Channel School


Site 12
Digital Media Resources

...a collection of tutorials, rationale, and examples to promote the use of digital video in the classroom; although spotlighting iMovie, the links are useful for any digital video production tool
Kathy Schrock


Mon., Feb. 21, 2005

Taken From:
30 October 2004 Earth Science Sites of the Week

EARTH REVEALED SERIES, Annenburg Foundation, (suggested by Drew Patrick, NY) Now available free, in video on demand format, Earth Revealed is `A video instructional series on geology for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; [the program consists] of 26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books. This series shows the physical processes and human activities that shape our planet. From earthquakes and volcanoes to the creation of sea-floor crusts and shifting river courses, Earth Revealed offers stunning visuals that explain plate tectonics and other geologic concepts and principles. Follow geologists in the field as they explore the primal forces of the Earth. This series can also be used as a resource for teacher professional development.`
[Shortened URL:]

[NOTE: Programs in many disciplines from the Annenburg Foundation can now be viewed online free of charge.
From the site: “programming for K-12 teachers FREE through our satellite channel and Video On Demand.”
Home page: - Phyllis ]

GEsource: Consortium of Academic Libraries in Manchester, This appears to be a British effort to replicate DLESE efforts at cataloguing quality resources. "GEsource provides access to high quality Internet resources for students, researchers and practitioners in geography and the environment through five distinct subject gateways: Environment, General Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, and Techniques and Approaches. Each of these main headings is further divided into a series of sub-sections that together make up the browse structure of GEsource. Each resource in the main GEsource catalogue has been selected by information professionals and subject specialists to ensure relevance and quality."

Mark Francek
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Central Michigan University

Sunday, February 20, 2005


Sun., Feb. 20, 2005

Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 2:45 AM

Shakespeare Illustrated
Richard Altick calculates in Paintings from Books that "pictures from Shakespeare accounted for about one fifth -- some 2,300 -- of the total number of [British] literary paintings recorded between 1760 and 1900." This website "explores nineteenth-century paintings, criticism and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another."
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL - Phyllis ]

Study Guide: Romeo and Juliet
This useful resource for students offers comments and questions for consideration and classroom discussion for each act in the play.

[NOTE: See Also: Study Guides for Various Works – previously posted.
A collection of study guides for a wide range of literature
including works of science fiction; 19th and 20th century
European classics; love poetry; world literature in English
of India, Africa, and the Caribbean; and the Bible as
Literature. Bibliographies and related links are provided
for some of the authors. – Phyllis ]

Copyright 2000-2004. Today in Literature. All rights reserved.


Sun., Feb. 20, 2005

Taken From:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
More New This Week
February 3, 2005

Elizabethan Authors: Texts, Resources & Authorship Studies
Features transcriptions of dramas, fiction, and poetry from Elizabethan authors such as Shakespeare, Thomas Nashe, Thomas Watson, and Edward de Vere. Also includes glossaries and related material for most works, and links to information about Elizabethan literature and culture and about specific authors, such as Sir Francis Bacon and Christopher Marlowe. Searchable.
Subjects: English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 England -- Intellectual life -- 16th century Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603

The History of AT&T
AT&T's (American Telephone and Telegraph Company) "roots stretch back to 1875, with founder Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone. During the 19th century, AT&T became the parent company of the Bell System, the American telephone monopoly." Features a timelines and overview of company history (including the 1984 divestiture), a history of the AT&T network, and information about the invention of the telephone and AT&T and television. Also includes video clips and other images.
Subjects: AT & T Telecommunications -- History Telephone companies
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Hoover Online!
"The goal of this site is to furnish high school students with direct access to materials held at the Hoover Presidential Library." The site features biographical overviews of Herbert Hoover and his wife, and lesson plans about important episodes in their lives. These include their Chinese tour, Belgian relief, building of Hoover Dam, "440 historical documents pertaining to President Hoover and the Depression," and Hoover and Harry Truman. All pages include scanned photographs, letters, and documents.
Subjects: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944 Presidents -- United States Presidents' spouses -- United States People
[NOTE: Other pages from previously
posted. – Phyllis ]

Internet Auctions: A Guide for Buyers and Sellers
"Among the thousands of consumer fraud complaints the FTC receives yearly, those dealing with online auction fraud consistently rank at or near the top of the list." This fact sheet provides tips for buyers and sellers of items on online auction Web sites, a list of types of auction fraud, an explanation of auction rules and payment options, and places to file a complaint. Also available in Spanish. From the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Subjects: Internet auctions Internet fraud

Kenny Felder's Math and Physics Help Home Page
Collection of papers that "explain various concepts in math and physics." Topics include partial fractions, a trigonometry review, tips for using Texas Instruments graphing calculators, general relativity, quantum mechanics, entropy, Bell's theorem, and related concepts. From two brothers with backgrounds in math, computer science, and physics.
Subjects: Mathematics Physics
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Louis Pasteur and the Pasteur Institute
This site provides an overview of the work of French physicist and chemist Louis Pasteur, who is known for his work in crystallography, fermentation, pasteurization, germ theory, immunology (including the rabies vaccine), and related fields. Includes highlights of his work, a timeline, a brief bibliography (mostly French titles), and a history of the Pasteur Institute in Paris. In English and French.
Subjects: Pasteur, Louis, 1822-1895 Milk -- Pasteurization Chemists Microbiology Research institutes -- France -- Paris People

Selected CRS Reports on Congress and Its Procedures
A useful collection of dozens of CRS (Congressional Research Service) reports on Congress as an entity. (Most reports are free; the site indicates which reports are fee-based.) Includes links to other sources of these elusive but often invaluable reports. From the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. (LLSDC).
Subjects: Legislation -- United States United States. Congress -- Rules and practice Parliamentary practice

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Sun., Feb. 20, 2005 - Mathematical Fiction

Mathematical Fiction
From the site:
“Do you like fiction and mathematics? Are you looking for a book or story that might be useful for the students in your math class? Are you interested in what our society thinks about mathematicians? Then you've come to the right place...

“The Mathematical Fiction Homepage is my attempt to collect information about all significant references to mathematics in fiction. You can see the entire list (sorted by author, title or publication date). You can browse through the database to find your favorite genre, topic, motif or medium. If you've got more specific criteria in mind, try our search page. If you've been here before and just want to see what's been added recently, look at our listing of new/recently modified entries.”


Sun., Feb. 20, 2005 - Exercises in Math Readiness

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November 5, 2004

EMR: Exercises in Math Readiness

The University of Saskatchewan offers an excellent site for the review of mathematical concepts that students need to enter university level math courses. Topics include mental arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, proofs, and set theory. Choose a subject and then select exercises at beginning, moderate, or advanced levels. Solutions are provided so you can check your work. These are great math exercises for students at the high school and even middle school levels, as well as those reviewing for college.

Grade Appropriate:
High School Middle School

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