Friday, June 03, 2005


Fri., June 3, 2005 - Victor Hugo

Taken From:
Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo Central
A comprehensive website offering electronic texts, quotes, passages, speeches, artwork, essays, reviews and analysis, links, and information about literary references and derivative works. Recommended translations and a French Lit discussion board are also provided.

Victor Hugo FanSpace
Offers a large selection of quotations from letters and works including Hernani, Notre Dame de Paris, Les Misérables and Les Travailleurs de la Mer (The Toilers of the Sea). Links to biographies and other Hugo-related websites are also provided.

Copyright 2000-2005. Today in Literature. All rights reserved.


Fri., June 3, 2005 - Thomas Hardy

Taken From:

Thomas Hardy

Hardy Miscellany
A sporadically produced online zine featuring poetry, analysis and interpretation, illustrations, and photographs.

The Thomas Hardy Association
Offers a definitive index of online resources, extensive bibliographies of works by and about the author, reviews of Hardy biographies, a chronology of life events, image gallery, and information about the society and its publications.

Thomas Hardy Resource Library
Offers a large selection of electronic texts, pictures, audio clips, maps, links, articles, and a chrology of events. Includes links to reviews of recent Hardy scholarship, literary criticism and analysis, and information about film adaptations of the author's works.

Copyright 2000-2005. Today in Literature. All rights reserved.


Fri., June 3, 2005 - Sinclair Lewis

Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 3:51 AM

Sinclair Lewis

The Sinclair Lewis Society
Offers plot summaries and explanations of themes in Lewis's major works, including Arrowsmith, Babbitt, Dodsworth, Elmer Gantry. On It Can't Happen Here: "The warning is plain. Unless citizens stay educated and involved, fascism can indeed happen here."

Copyright 2000-2005. Today in Literature. All rights reserved.


Fri., June 3, 2005 - Jack Kerouac

Taken From:

Jack Kerouac

Heavenly Lane
Features a short biographies of Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg,
William S. Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Michael McClure and others, an
extended bibliography of novels and critical works, quotes,
photographs, and an extensive collection of links Kerouac and Beat

Jack Kerouac at the Blue Neon Alley
A comprehensive index of links to all-things-Kerouac, including
biographies, reviews, commentary, interviews, images, audio files, and
more. Includes resources in French, German, and Italian.
[NOTE: Previously posted. URL updated. – Phyllis]

Copyright 2000-2005. Today in Literature. All rights reserved.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


Thurs., June 2, 2005

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology ========== February 25, 2005 ======
===== Volume 4, Number 4 ======

Kids Web: The Digital Library for K-12 students

Kids Web is a digital library for K-12 students that aims to "present
students with a subset of the Web that is very simple to navigate, and
contains information targeted at the K-12 level." Maintained by Northeast
Parallel Architectures Center at Syracuse University, the collection of
websites is organized into the following subject areas: Arts, Sciences,
Social Studies, and Miscellaneous. The Miscellaneous section currently
includes some games and reference resources, such as dictionaries and
economic data. The Science section includes websites on topics such as
mathematics, computers, technology, and meteorology. Each subject section
provides links to "information that is understandable and interesting to
schoolkids" as well as some links to other online resources for advanced
students. Kids are invited to use an interactive form to suggest other
websites to be considered for inclusion in the Kids Web site. [VF]

Carnegie Foundation: KEEP Toolkit

KEEP stands for "Knowledge. Exchange. Exhibition. Presentation." The KEEP
toolkit, developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching, offers "a set of Web-based tools that help teachers, students and
institutions quickly create compact and engaging knowledge representations
on the Web." Some specific features of the toolkit include: the ability to
select and organize teaching and learning materials; templates that provide
conceptual frameworks, categories, and guiding prompts/questions to assist
in analysis; and tools to create "visually appealing and intellectually
engaging representations of material" that can be easily shared online or in
print. The toolkit is intended to make it easier to share ideas for peer
review, assessment, collective knowledge building, and building a "community
of practice and reflection." The features are described in the Tour section
and case studies provide some examples of ways that partner institutions and
faculty have used their tools. Access to the tools is free but requires
registration. [VF]

Appetizers and Lessons for Mathematics and Reason: Linear Equations

This section of the website, Appetizers and Lessons for Mathematics and
Reason, written by Alan Selby, PD. (see also Scout Report for Math,
Engineering, and Technology, May 24, 2005) offers lesson ideas for teaching
linear equations in high school or college. The approach uses stick diagrams
to solve linear equations because they "provide a concrete or visual context
for many of the rules or patterns for solving equations, a context that may
develop equation solving skills and confidence." The idea is to build up
student confidence in problem solving before presenting any formal algebraic
statement of the rule and patterns for solving equations. Links to related
chapters from his book, "Three Skills for Algebra," are also provided. [VF]
[NOTE: Home Page previously posted.
See also: Ideas for Mathematics Education - Phyllis ]

University of Cambridge: Science Through the Centuries

Science Through the Centuries is a history project highlighting people and
places that have contributed to the University of Cambridge "tradition of
excellence." The tradition includes Isaac Newton, Darwin, and Stephen
Hawking. The section on Newton includes a short discussion of "the birth of
computer science," while the section on Darwin includes a link to "the
largest single collection of Darwin's letters" and a website maintained by
the University Library. A science tour map is posted online for those who
visit Cambridge University and want to locate some of the buildings and
structures mentioned in this historical review. [VF]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, CopyrightInternet Scout Project 1994-2005.


Thurs., June 2, 2005

Taken From:
Date Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:41 PM
Subject: New Learning Resources

have been added to FREE. They're described below. FREE makes
finding federal learning resources easier:

"Islamic Art & Culture: A Resource for Teachers"
is a 64-page booklet on Islamic art -- art produced in lands
ruled by Muslim leaders -- after the founding of Islam (7th
century) to the peak of the last two great Islamic empires,
the Ottoman & the Safavid (17th century). Architecture,
calligraphy, manuscript illumination, metalwork, ceramics,
glass, & textiles are included, along with an historical
survey of Islam. (NGA)

"Brighten Up the Classroom"provides papers on the aurora & ionosphere, scales formeasuring space weather, & a textbook for high school teachers& advanced students -- "Solar Physics & Terrestrial Effects."The textbook examines a range of topics: the evolution &structure of the sun, sunspots & solar flares, the corona &chromosphere, solar-terrestrial interactions, building aspectroscope, measuring the solar constant, & seeing atdifferent wavelengths. (NOAA)
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

"Cosmology 101"is a primer on scientific efforts to understand the origin,evolution, & fate of the universe. Among the questions itexplores: What types of matter & energy fill the universe?What is the age & shape of the universe? How rapidly is itexpanding? The website examines the Big Bang theory, as wellas tests & limitations of the theory. (NASA)

"Black History Month 2005 Feature Stories"
offers 28 public service announcements for radio. Each 60-
second sound clip tells the story of one African American who
made significant contributions in architecture, art,
automobile manufacturing, dance, chemistry, drafting,
engineering, fashion design, law, medicine, military service,
ophthalmology, physics, poetry, teaching, or another field or
profession. (USCB)


Thurs., June 2, 2005 - Our Solar System / NASA: Popular Topics

Taken From:
Date Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:20 AM
Subject: [Refdesk site-of-the-day] Our Solar System

Our Solar System

This NASA site features news, pictures and articles on the 9 planets,
many moons and one sun that make up our Solar System.
Refdesk Home Page:

[NOTE: From Home Page: Popular Topics


Thurs., June 2, 2005 - Galileo Galilei (8)

Taken From:
Date Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 9:00 AM
Subject: [Surfnetkids Newsletter] Galileo Galilei

The Galileo Project
[NOTE: Previously posted. – Updated URL. – Phyllis ]
The comprehensive Galileo Project from Rice University is an excellent resource for school projects. It includes a biography, a time line, and a gallery of portraits. If you are ready to move beyond the basics, try Science (articles about the scientists and scientific instruments of Galileo's time) and Christianity (an introduction to the inquisition and important church figures.) For links to lesson plans, look in the Library.

IMHS: Galileo Galilei
[Shortened URL: ]
The Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence provides a rather quirky online exhibit that includes the middle finger of Galileo's right hand. I'm not kidding. "This item exemplifies the celebration of Galileo as a hero and martyr of science. The finger was detached from the body by Anton Francesco Gori on March 12, 1737, when Galileo's remains were moved from the original grave to the monumental tomb built on the initiative of Vincenzo Viviani."

NOVA: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
This PBS site is my Galileo pick of the day because it's got both style and substance. Visit for the great articles (such as the biography and a exploration of Galileo's telescope) but stay for the fun interactives, which include animated recreations of several of Galileo's most famous experiments. "A young Galileo is perched atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa. He is in the middle of his famous experiment the one in which he shows, by dropping cannonballs of different weights, that all objects fall at the same rate. It's the kind of story that's easy to imagine, easy to remember, but whether he ever performed the experiment at the tower is debatable."

SSE: Galileo Legacy
NASA traces our exploration of the solar system back to Galileo's use of the telescope. "In 1610, Galileo Galilei used a new optical instrument -- known today as a telescope -- to look at the night sky. He discovered several points of light close to the planet Jupiter." Although there are only a few pages here on Galileo, they are well-written and perfect for middle schoolers. Follow the links at the bottom of the article to learn about modern-day space missions.

Trial of Galileo Galilei
[NOTE: Home page and some of the other trials from this site
- previously posted. – Phyllis ]
In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus published a revolutionary idea: the Sun is the center of the universe and the Earth revolves around the sun. Most of the world didn't believe him, but some sixty years later, Galileo's telescope allowed him to confirm Copernicus' theory and "emboldened him to make public arguments in its favor." The Vatican didn't take kindly to Galileo's views, and a trial resulted. Visit this University of Missouri-Kansas City site to learn what happened, and to explore other famous trials of yesteryear.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Galileo Affair

Lucidcafe: Galileo Galilei
[NOTE: Some of the other biographies from Lucid Café
- previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Copyright © 2005 by, Inc.


Thurs., June 2, 2005 - CJRLC Newsletter June-July 2005

The June-July 2005 issue of the CJRLC Newsletter is now available. More sites are listed in my column, Phyllis' Fabulous Finds, which can be found on Page 3.
The sites listed are hyperlinked -- just click on them.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Wed., June 1, 2005

Taken From:

History News Service
"an informal syndicate of professional historians who seek to improve the public's understanding of current events by setting these events in their historical contexts." Check out recent articles, like "Will They Be the National (Secret) Archives?" or "An Immigrant in the White House? But Will It Be Arnold?" Or explore archives back to 1997.

Violence Literature Database Search
Courtesy of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. Search abstracts of social science literature related to violence.
Links to other websites

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2005.


Wed., June 1, 2005

Taken From:
ResourceShelf Newsletter
Number 202ISSN 1746-563X February 24, 2005

1) Baseball--History
History of the Game: Doubleday to Present Day
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Every fan knows that the site runs deep with rich content; we direct your attention here to the Baseball History section. Resources here include:
+ Historical statistics: Settle that barroom wager right here, right now. Forms with a variety of options -- radio buttons, dropdown menus -- allow you to extract such information as Historical Player Stats, Historical Leaders (e.g., hitting, pitching), Historical Team Stats, and Earlier Franchises (e.g., defunct teams and leagues).
+ This Week in Baseball History: Check the bottom half of the page for links to archives for each week of the year.
+ Individual team histories
+ Awards and Honors: "A listing of past winners of the various MLB annual awards, including MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year."
+ Negro Leagues Legacy: "...features on popular players, team histories, photo galleries, multimedia and more."
+ Milestone Tracker: "...uses a player's season and career production in various statistical categories to project when they will achieve career and historical milestones."
+ 100 Years of the World Series

The navigation menu on the left side of each page contains some hidden treasures. Click the "Rare Feats" link and find out such things as which players have hit for the cycle or pitched a perfect game. Read bios of all the baseball commissioners, from Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis to Allan H. "Bud" Selig. Explore the history of interleague play.
2) Baseball--History
Source: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Baseball History
You'll find less focus on statistics here and more detailed profiles of historical baseball notables, lists and trivia, and cool photos of archives from the venerable museum. Every time you reload the page, a new photo appears; click on the link provided to learn about it. Also, with each page reload, you get a new "Hall of Fame Quote." And yes, the expected daily feature, This Day in Baseball History ( ).

Browse through a wealth of feature articles and columns here, including articles by researchers at the Hall of Fame's Library and Giamatti Research Center. Other interesting things here -- scroll and click -- include an archive of trivia quizzes, Hall of Fame game capsules, Baseball Writers' Association of America Hall of Fame Vote Totals from 1936 through 2004, and a link to highlights of and information about Baseball As America, "the first traveling exhibit featuring artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum."

Federal Judges--United States--Databases
Source: Federal Judicial Center
Improved, New Wrinkle for Federal Judges Biographical Database
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL.- Phyllis ]
"A valuable tool for anyone doing research about the nation's federal judges, past and present, is the Federal Judges Biographical Database. Maintained by the Federal Judicial Center, the database provides information about all judges who have served on the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the Supreme Court, and other life-tenured courts since 1789. One problem had been trying to distinguish between current and past judges. That problem was addressed in a new research question added in February 2005: Users now can [limit?] their query to sitting judges."

Web Research
Why Google Uncle Sam?
A new article by Peggy Garvin, author of The United States Government Internet Manual.

Patents--United States--Database
"The database contains all patents published by the USPTO since number 4,000,000. New patents are published by the USPTO every Tuesday, and are automatically added to our database." Free PDF downloads. Unclear who is behind this site; domain is registered to someone in San Antonio, TX. Says here: "We have over 100 gigabytes of data which includes the full text of US patents from number 4000000 to 6857132 (most patents before 4,000,000 exist only as images, not searchable text). As more patents are published by the US Patent Office, we add them. We also have over 2 terabytes (a terabyte is 1000 gigabytes) of images so that you can view the illustration from the patents."

Do a simple keyword search from the homepage, or click the advanced search link for two more choices -- Quick Search ("designed for those not familiar with the advanced syntax of USPTO searches"), which allows for date range, "must contain" and "must not contain; and Expert Search ("Construct your own query here using the same language as the USPTO. All USPTO advanced syntax may be used.") On the left side of the home page is an option to browse patents by number, or search for a specific number. Be sure to check out the Crazy Patents page. Someone has actually patented a motorized ice cream cone. No wonder we have an obesity epidemic in this county.

Gary Price
Editor, ResourceShelf


Wed., June 1, 2005

Taken From:
ResourceShelf Newsletter
Number 201
ISSN 1746-563X February 17, 2005

Resource of the Week
by Shirl Kennedy, Deputy Editor
Presidential History--United States--Audio
Source: Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward -- of Woodward and Bernstein Watergate reknown -- likes to call the Nixon White House tapes "the gift that keeps on giving." Indeed, when we think about tape recording in connection with the Oval Office, Richard M. Nixon is definitely the name that comes to mind. However, he was not unique among presidents in making sub rosa White House recordings.

As you will see when you explore this week's Resource of the Week,, "hosted and maintained by the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs." Here you can listen to more than 5,000 hours of White House conversations recorded between 1940 and 1973 by six American presidents:
+ Roosevelt
+ Truman
+ Eisenhower
+ Kennedy
+ Johnson and, of course...
+ Nixon

The tapes are available in three audio formats: FLAC, WMA, and OGG. Extensive digital audio help is available, as is general assistance.

Meanwhile, the Center is committed to publishing "authoritative transcripts" of the recordings. A few are currently available in full text, including three volumes covering the three months after JFK initially began recording meetings (July 28 to October 28, 1962).

The Center has assembled some of the recordings into virtual exhibits on several key topics: Civil Rights, Vietnam, the Space Race, and Politics. You'll also find a bibliography of "all major publications directly related to the tapes, whether they are about the tapes themselves or make notable use of the tapes"; teaching resources such as White House virtual tours and multimedia clips; and research resources including voice clips of other notable individuals and public domain photos. (Note: I had some trouble using this Flash-based menu on a Win2K machine.)

There are other resources to explore at the Miller Center, "a nonpartisan research institute at the University of Virginia that gathers new knowledge about the American presidency and our government, shares that knowledge with scholars, officials and the public, and contributes to the contemporary debate about public policy." Besides the Presidential Recordings Program, you can browse:
+ The Presidential Oral History Program
+ American Political Development ("research in political history")
+ The Forum Program ("brings together leading experts and thoughtful audiences for lively discussions of critical public policy topics")
+ The Kremlin Decision Making Project ("translating, editing and publishing the international edition of the most secret materials of the Khrushchev-era")
+ ("premiere online resource on the presidency and the executive branch of government")
+ Public Service Program (reports "that seek to remedy problems of executive governance.")

Musical Instruments--Pathfinders
Source: Sibley Library, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Reference Web Guides (Instruments)
Online guides "to help you find information about, and music for" various musical instruments. Includes call numbers, subject headings, bibliography, periodicals, Internet resources.

Music and Musicians--Pronunciation
Source: WOI Radio, Iowa State University
Pronouncing Dictionary of Music and Musicians
"Pronouncing the titles of classical music and the names of composers and performers is a daunting task for many Americans because so many of the words are foreign to us.... This dictionary provides some help in the form of pronunciations by a phonetic system devised by E. Douglas Brown of the staff of WOI Radio at Iowa State University. Many of the pronunciations in the dictionary were derived from tape-recorded pronunciations made by foreign nationals who were speaking their respective native languages. Prepared primarily for the announcing staff of WOI, the dictionary has been found useful by them and is being made freely available to others who may find it of value. Although imperfect and far from complete, the dictionary, with its 30,000 entries, is the most extensive of its type now available."

Free 2005 Consumer Action Handbook
Resources, Reports, Tools, Lists, and Full Text Documents
Consumer Resources--United States
Source: Federal Citizen Information Center
Just Released, 2005 Consumer Action Handbook
"Not only is it the same, helpful guide with listings of contacts for consumers and advice on consumer problems and complaints, but we have added some new features: easy to use navigation to consumer topics (including some new ones), a new state resources page, and a consumer news and feature links section." Order a print copy (free) here.

Gary Price
Editor, ResourceShelf


Wed., June 1, 2005 - The Woodward & Bernstein Watergate Papers

Taken From:

ResourceShelf Newsletter
Number 200 February 10, 2005

Watergate--Online Exhbition
Source: University of Texas at Austin
The Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers
Now available to the public for the first time are Woodward and Bernstein's notes from source interviews, drafts of newspaper
stories and books, memos, letters, tape recordings, research materials, and other Watergate papers. These materials document Woodward and Bernstein's four-year partnership telling the story of Watergate in Pulitzer Prize winning articles for The Washington Post, in two best-selling novels, All The President's Men and The Final Days, and in the multiple academy award-winning movie of All the Presidents Men. Purchased by The University of Texas at Austin in 2003, the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers provide students, scholars, and other researchers a unique resource for behind the scenes insight into the journalism, politics, and humanity of Watergate."

Gary Price
Editor, ResourceShelf
The ResourceShelf Newsletter (ISSN 1746-563X) is published by
Willco Limited.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Tue., May 31, 2005 - Reading

Taken From:
Date Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 3:20 PM
***Library Hot Five #260: Reading Skills***

What are the best practices for teach reading skills?

Improving Reading Skills
What habits should a good reader have?
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Michigan Department of Education: Helping Children Learn To Read,1607,7-140-5233-23207--,00.html
Topics include How a Child's Reading Develops, Skills That Characterize a Good Reader, and Raising a Reader.

Reading Aloud: Is It Worth It?
Jim Trelease and other educators offer examples of the benefits of reading aloud.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Tue., May 31, 2005 - Literacy

Taken From:
EduHound Weekly for February 17, 2005

NCTE: Literacy in the Ways of the Web
With new technologies emerging every day, our curriculum must pay attention to the literacies that will enable our students to navigate this rapidly changing world. Becoming literate in the ways of the Web—learning how to evaluate and navigate Internet resources as well as how to publish texts online—is vital to providing our students with the literacy skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

PBS Kids: Between the Lions
This 2,000 page Web site has a home page for each of the fifty-five episodes, with interactive games and activities that extend the curriculum. Here is a site that teachers and parents can feel safe to let children explore to their hearts' content.

The Partnership for Reading
Offers information about the effective teaching of reading for children, adolescents, and adults, based on the evidence from quality research. The Partnership invites you to explore this site for information on the research, principles about reading instruction suggested by the research, and products for parents, teachers, administrators, and policy-makers.

Get Ready to Read!
A national campaign to build the early literacy skills of preschool children. The program brings research-based strategies to parents and early education and child care providers for helping prepare children to learn to read and write. Our goal is to ensure that all children have opportunities to become successful readers.

Our innovative teachers@random Web site features many teaching tools and classroom activities including title-specific teacher's guides developed by leading educators as well as author and illustrator biographies with exclusive interviews and full-color photographs.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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


Tue., May 31, 2005 -

Taken From:
T.H.E. Newsletter for February 23, 2005
This informative Web site covers everything from getting ready to begin searching for schools and the types of scholarships and financial aid available, to preparing the applications and necessary materials to apply for all types of financial aid. The goal of, to help educate students about scholarship access and the necessary requirements for achieving maximum financial aid, is offered free of charge. The self-assessment's are especially helpful for students because they help them prepare for what type of scholarships to look for, and decide what makes them unique enough to attain those scholarships. There is also a complete contact list of four-year-colleges from around the nation.
Guide to the Internet for Scholarship Seekers

Copyright © 2005 ETC Group LLC.


Tue., May 31, 2005

Taken From:
EduHound Weekly for February 10, 2005

Vocabulary Training
This site is meant to replicate on the Internet a means of learning words and phrases in In English, German, French and Spanish. The technique used in this site can be helpful in learning vocabulary because the vocabulary is presented randomly, emulating as nearly as possible the "flash-card" technique and the user may keep score, thus monitoring progress.
Makes the words on any webpage into links so you can look them up in a dictionary or other word-reference-site of your choice, by simply clicking on the words. Anytime you find yourself reading a webpage with words you wish to look-up, try running the page through VoyCabulary and just click on the words! For instance, if you are reading a page with complicated words, like when reading Medical pages, or perhaps reading a page in Spanish and frequently need to look-up the English equivalents, see if VoyCabulary can help you out!
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

College Results Online
Prospective college students now have a way to compare the graduation rates at thousands of schools. College Results Online allows students to see a four-year university's overall graduation rate and changes over time, and minority student completion rates. Students can compare the graduation rates among similar institutions.

Copyright © 2005

Sunday, May 29, 2005


Sun., May 29, 2005 - NeMO New Millennium Observatory

Taken From:
Subject: Education World Site Reviews
Volume 9, Issue 7
February 15, 2005

NeMO: New Millennium Observatory
Site of an undersea observatory at an active underwater volcano.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Curriculum materials designed for high school and middle school students.



NeMO is a seafloor observatory at an active underwater volcano. This multimedia site from NOAA allows students to explore a seafloor observatory geographically or by topic. It includes animations, fly-through movies and panoramas as well as materials for educators.

There is a left side navigation menu that leads to the main areas of the site. Subsequent pages have a top and bottom navigation bar. Macromedia Shockwave and Quicktime are required.

The site of this underwater observatory is Axial Seamount, an active volcano located off the coast of Oregon and Washington where two of the Earth’s tectonic plates move apart causing small earthquakes and sometimes magma intrusions and volcanic eruptions. This Website offers information and resources for studying seafloor animals, hydrothermal vents, mid-ocean ridges, axial volcano, lava flow, and tools and technology. The NeMO Explorer allows students to take virtual tours of the ocean floor with a panorama, fly through and video clips or browse the collection of information related to the research. Additionally, students can choose their dive site and remotely control ROPOS, A remotely operated vehicle used at NeMO, to explore black smoker vents, new lava flows and unusual life forms. Curriculum materials include an introduction and background information, classroom activities, movies and animations, answer keys and additional resources for teachers. All curriculum materials can be used online or downloaded in your choice of .pdf, html or PowerPoint and used offline.

Education World®


Sun., May 29, 2005 - Oceanography at H.M.S. Crew

Taken From:
Hi! It' s Tuesday, February 15, 2005 and time for Science at

Recommended Website:
H.M.S. Crew Project

Today's website provides lessons in math and science through maritime
investigations. Designed for classroom use in 6th-8th grades, the site
provides lessons and activities.

Use the menu to click on a subject of interest. A new
page opens with a brief introduction and another menu of lesson plans. Click
on any lesson to find complete instructions, material lists, links to
resources that are required reading in order to complete the lesson plan,
activities, and much more.

Includes links to Oceanography, Meteorology, Biology, Health, Nutrition,
& Fitness, Force & Motion, Water Chemistry, Environmental Ethics, and
Historical Perspectives. – Phyllis ]

This is a very structured approach to learning that includes lots of
cross-curricular connections. You can tackle the lessons in a methodic, and
orderly fashion -- or just search for activities that interest you to gain
some useful knowledge about the application of math and science to life in
and around the sea.

Diane Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2005, All Rights Reserved


Sun., May 29, 2005 - Marine Biology

Taken From:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter #337 2/10/05


Marine Biology

Animal and Nature lovers will want to bookmark this cool site, which is a virtual encyclopaedia of our oceans' marine life. A tribute to both the study and the conservation of marine biology, this non-profit website is a comprehensive guide to the beautiful world that exists below the surface.

Visitors will read about all the latest discoveries relating to marine plant and animal life, as well as learn about current conservation efforts going on all around the globe. What is most awe-inspiring on the site is the pure wealth of photographs and information about the diverse underwater species of our oceans, and the larger ecosystem that supports them.



Sun., May 29, 2005 - WWF: World Wildlife Fund

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences ===
======== February 18, 2005 ===
======== Volume 4, Number 4 ======

WWF: Education-High School [pdf]

>From WWF, this website offers high school students a collection of online
resources regarding endangered animal species, conservation, and other
environmental topics. The Homework Help section contains links to project
ideas such as Recycling Greywater for Gardening; a number of downloadable
factsheet documents concerning different animals around the world; annotated
links to informative websites organized around themes like Soil Types, Major
Biomes of the World, and Biopesticides; and a directory of websites relating
to ecology and human-environment interactions. The site also offers
information about a variety of endangered carnivores, herbivores, and
omnivores. In addition, students will find concise sections about
conservation issues and major habitats as well as image galleries, links to
information about educational grants, and a list of universities around the
globe that offer courses relating to the environment. [NL]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet ScoutProject 1994-2005.

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