Saturday, October 01, 2005


Sat., Oct. 1, 2005 - Coping with Disaster Web Sites

----------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 2:17 AM
To: njyac
Subject: [NJYAC] Coping with Disaster Web Sites


Below is a list of coping with disaster web sites put together by YALSA. I hope you find them helpful. Feel free to share these with your colleagues.

Take care -- Bonnie

YALSA: Dealing with Tragedy & Terror
Coping with Disaster: Tips for Young Adults
NAEP: Disaster, Helping Children Cope
AAP Offers Advice on Communicating with Children about Disasters
Children, Stress and Natural Disasters (resources for educators)
David Baldwins Trauma Information: Disaster Handouts and Links
Disaster Recovery: Childrens Needs
Helping Children After a Disaster
Helping Children Handle Disaster Related Anxiety
NIMH: Helping Children Cope with Violence and Disasters Childrens Needs
NASP: Coping in Unsettling Times
Natural Disasters: Relief Efforts, eThemes (resources for educators)

[NOTE: Some of these sites previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Sat., Oct. 1, 2005 - Children and Hurricanes

NASP Responds to Hurricane Katrina
Information for Parents and Educators

Managing Traumatic Stress: Hurricane Katrina and Children

Resources for Responding to and coping with Hurricane related events

Tips for Teachers (.pdf download)
This two-page guide gives suggestions for how
best to support your staff, the students and their parents as we help
displaced students enter schools in our communities.


Sat., Oct. 1, 2005 - Ben Franklin and Lightning

Found on:
ENC Weekly Update for Math and Science Teachers (06/09/2005)
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)

Ben Franklin and Lightning

Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man
This site provides a wonderful overview of this fascinating man.
A teacher or student could use it as a resource.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

An Enlightened American: Benjamin Franklin
In addition to a biography, there are pages of Franklin’s quotations, inventions,
wit and humor, and interesting facts.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Theater of Electricity
This online exhibit from Boston's Museum of Science explores lightning using a Van de Graaff generator. In one demonstration, the generator simulates Franklin's kite famous experiment. A teacher's resource section includes activities on static electricity.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Lightning Detection from Space
This is a nice site that describes the history of the study of lightning, different kinds of lightning, investigations of lightning using rockets and spacecraft, and mapping of lightning. Good site for older students especially.

This kid-friendly site has a ready-to-go quiz from Professor B along with several pages of safety facts concerning storms.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

All About Lightning
Younger students can learn about lightning and about the dos and don'ts concerning safety during a storm.

Web Weather for Kids!!
Click on one of four activities for, respectively, making a thunderstorm, making lightning, measuring distance (of a storm), and making a tornado.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

When Lightning Strikes
Grades 3-8. This super site provides information, illustrated with wonderful photos, on different kinds of lightning. There's a nifty little activity that presents short passages with information about lightning and historical characters--Zeus and Ben Franklin-- and students have to decide which information is fact and which is fiction. In another section, students learn about lightning and airplanes--what is being done to keep a plane from being struck by lightning and what happens when lightning does strike!
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Sat., Oct. 1, 2005 - Forces of Nature Resource Library / U.S. Rain Forests

Found in:
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:03 PM
National Geographic's Education Newsletter October 2005

National Geographic's Education Network
Forces of Nature Resource Library

Browse the categories for teaching materials and resources
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. Free registration
may be required. – Phyllis ]


Virtual Field Trip: U.S. Rain Forests

Posted September 14, 2005
Join U.S. Forest Service experts in Puerto Rico and Alaska on a free, live electronic field trip to explore tropical and temperate rain forests.
Tune in on October 14, 2005, and join students, teachers, biologists, and researchers on a virtual trip to the Caribbean National Forest in Puerto Rico and the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. This program will be broadcast LIVE by satellite and Webcast.

A video will be broadcast before the live field trip (September 30, 2005) to introduce your class to these important ecosystems. Registration required.

© 2005 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.

Friday, September 30, 2005


Fri., Sept. 30, 2005 - Japan

Found in:
Weekly Teacher Tip Newsletter Issue 261
Date Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 8:40 AM

Scroll down for a list of 20 links to resources about Japan.

© 2005 Teachnology, Inc. All rights reserved


Fri., Sept. 30, 2005 - Windmills / Units of Measurement / WW I

Found in:
Don's Patch Issue #2005-06-15 from

A mini-feature on windmills:

Windmill World
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Dutch Windmill

Windmills in the Sky,2782,67121,00.html

Windmills of La Mancha

The Windmills of Lasithi

Handbook of Texas Online: Windmills
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

From Windmills to Whirligigs


How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


World War I – Trenches on the Web
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

World War I Modeling Page

The First World War
From the site:
“The purpose of this website is to provide an overview of the First World War.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Fri., Sept. 30, 2005 - Be Car Care Aware

Be Car Care Aware
From the site:
“Taking an active role in maintaining your vehicle is the best way to avoid
costly repairs down the road. This site was developed to help you learn how.”


Fri., Sept. 30, 2005 - SAF: Cars That Think / NOVA: Sinking the Supership

Found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: October 2-8, 2005
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
"Cars That Think"
TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Sunday, October 2, 2005
10:30 - 11:00 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. (CC, Stereo, DVI,
1 year)

Log on for accident-free driving tips and more.


"Sinking the Supership"
TV> PBSOL> MARC> Middle / High School
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
8 - 9:00 pm
Tune in for the tragic WWII story of the Yamato -- the largest
battleship ever built. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Log on and find out what made this super battleship both
seemingly unsinkable and highly vulnerable to attack.

Copyright 2005 PBS Online.

Found in:
NOVA Bulletin
Date Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 4:06 PM

Next on NOVA: "Sinking the Supership"

Broadcast: October 4, 2005 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
(NOVA airs Tuesdays on PBS at 8 p.m. Check your local listings as
dates and times may vary.)

The final phase of the Pacific war during World War II saw a terrible
new tactic: massed kamikaze attacks on American ships by Japanese
planes. But the biggest kamikaze attack of all was the suicidal
mission of the super battleship Yamato, the largest, most advanced
warship of the day. In this program, NOVA joins an international
team exploring the grave of this magnificent vessel to learn the
secrets of her design, her final mission, and the violent events
that brought her down

Here's what you'll find online:

Article and Interviews

Behind the Scenes
For executive producer Keiko Bang, who is half Japanese, half
American, making this film was deeply cathartic.

Survivor Stories
Fifty years later, two Japanese sailors offer eyewitness
accounts of Yamato's last battle.

Interactive and Slide Show

Anatomy of Yamato
See what made this super battleship both seemingly unsinkable
and highly vulnerable to attack.

Yamato's Final Voyage
Relive the supership's last moments as American warplanes
relentlessly strafed, bombed, and torpedoed it.

Also, a video preview of the program, Links & Books, the Teacher's
Guide, and more.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


Thurs., Sept. 29, 2005 - Volunteering for Victory

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Volunteering For Victory: The American Red Cross in World War II
[NOTE: Other exhibits from
previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the American Red Cross, presents an exhibit of oral
histories, posters, historical artefacts, and memorabilia from it
activities during World War II. Gentle Subscribers will find an interesting
presentation of the organization's work during the period, combined with a
fascinating collection of documents.

"Stories from the Red Cross Oral History Collection ... The American Red
Cross involvement in World War II preceded the entrance of the United
States into the conflict. When hostilities began in Europe in 1939, the Red
Cross became the chief provider of relief supplies for the civilian victims
of conflict distributed by the Geneva-based International Red Cross
Committee." - from the website

The initial section of oral histories includes poignant stories from women
who served overseas, along with the recollections of prisoners of war who
relied on the Red Cross parcels in the prison camps. An annotated selection
of stirring posters beckoning citizens "to do their bit" evokes the spirit
of the times. One of the highlights of the site is the section of overseas
and homefront scrapbooks which has a spiffy interface, allowing the visitor
to "turn" the pages to view these artefacts. Another wonderful inclusion is
the selection of authentic knitting instructions in pdf. of the original
garments made by Red Cross volunteers for service personnel, such as the
U.S. Navy Iceland sweater pattern, which was apparently provided on the
basis of one-size-fits-all. There's even a recipe to recreate the Red Cross
donut, handed out in the millions during the war.

March to the website for a look at the Red Cross spirit of pulling together
in World War II at:

A.M. Holm
view the List archives on the web at:


Thurs., Sept. 29, 2005 - Advertising 1911-1955

Ad*Access Project

"The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University."

World War II (1942 - 1945)
[Shortened URL: ]
“World War II advertisements are ads sponsored by the U.S. Government or ads paid for by businesses in support of Government-sponsored campaigns, such as V-mail, or bond drives. Ads from the World War II era may also be found in the other four categories; however, those advertisements are primarily targeted towards promoting a company's product rather than the war effort as reflected in this category. (397 ads)"


Thurs., Sept. 29, 2005 - Holocaust (6)

Shoah Foundation website
Steven Spielberg’s Visual History Foundation
“For Teachers - Access to new lessons, download or stream video for use in your classroom
For Students - Lessons about history, the Holocaust, and how they relate to your own life
Online Exhibits - Surviving Auschwitz; Voices of the Holocaust - Children Speak;
Survivors - Testimonies of the Holocaust; Testimony Viewer.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Yad Vashem
“Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, was established in 1953 by an act of the Israeli Knesset. Since its inception, Yad Vashem has been entrusted with documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period, preserving the memory and story of each of the six million victims, and imparting the legacy of the Holocaust for generations to come through its archives, library, school, museums and recognition of the Righteous Among the Nations.” Sites includes a large collection of Online Exhibits such as The Auschwitz Album, On-line Resources for Kristallnacht, Youth Groups in the Lodz Ghetto, Until the Last Jew plus a half a dozen more.
See Also: Education:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Holocaust Chronicle
From the site:
“Whether you browse this Web site, page through it, or search for specific, cross-referenced information, you'll find dramatic information grounded in rock-solid scholarship, complemented by a wealth of images; generous, fact-filled captions; hundreds of sidebar essays focusing on significant people, events, and issues; dozens of useful maps; and an exclusive timeline of Holocaust-related events spanning the years 1000 B.C. through 1999. The Holocaust is hatred carried to the nth degree. Equally, it is a human story, with victims and perpetrators, heroes and villains--and far too many people around the globe who remained indifferent to this terrible crime even as it was being committed. The Holocaust Chronicle Web site makes this titanic event accessible to all who care to listen to the lessons it can teach..”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Holocaust Resource Center
From the site:
“This Holocaust Teacher Resource Center (TRC) web site, is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jewish people slaughtered during the Holocaust and the millions other people slaughtered during the Nazi era. It strives to combat prejudice and bigotry by transforming the horrors of the Holocaust into positive lessons to help make this a better and safer world for everybody. This site is sponsored by the Holocaust Education Foundation, Inc. Educators, (kindergarten through college) will find at this site materials which can be brought into the classroom and studied. Whenever possible entire documents are included and may be downloaded for direct use in the classroom.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust Websites
From the site:
“An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature.The content of the A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust is presented from three perspectives: Timeline, People, and The Arts. The Teacher's Guide is meant to be used as a resource by teachers. Holocaust study is a very sensitive subject, and the appropriateness of material is dependent upon individuals. All materials should be reviewed before using in class. In order to help teachers with this review process, we offer the following guidelines for Holocaust study in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Silent Voices Speak
From the site:
“Silent Voices Speak is a non-profit organization dedicated to using art as a powerful vehicle for education and community building, and is devoted to arousing compassion, raising consciousness, and educating as many people as possible about the defining event of the twentieth century—the Holocaust—and its relation to social injustice in the present.
It's central exhibition, Silent Voices Speak—Remembering the Holocaust, consists of a collection of powerful mixed-media works by artist Barbara Shilo based on archival photographs of the Holocaust. Shilo's unique approach uses actual photographs, enhancing them through color, texture, relief, collage, and repetition of images. Accompanying the paintings in this exhibition are carefully researched narrative panels.”


Thurs., Sept. 29, 2005

Found in:
June 2005 Web Site Reviews
for entire list of web site reviews


World Artist Directory
If you're looking for an accomplished artist in almost any genre of art you can imagine then this online search engine will provide you with an excellent gateway. In everything drama, music, dance, body dance, art history, architecture, animation, Digital, fine arts, publishing, tribal arts, typography, video, photography . . . Ideal for year levels 3-12
[NOTE: Some of the directories:
Art History

See Also: Open Directory Main Page (more than just art):
Kids and Teens
- Phyllis ]


The Berlin Memorial
On May 12 2005 The New Holocaust Memorial in Berlin was opened. The huge field of “stelae” was designed by Peter Eisenman in remembrance of the Jews murdered by the Hitler fascism. This piece of art work is designed to convey a wide range of different feelings while the same time provide a personal as well as an overwhelming environment. This recent work provides an excellent discussion point for teachers of senior art and opens up the debate further as to what art is. Ideal for year levels 11-12
[NOTE: See Also:
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
[Shortened URL: ]

Panoramas of World War II Landmarks 1945-2005 - Phyllis ]

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen was born and 1805 and his theories to stories at Internet into the last but he was an unusual themselves obsessed man in this online exhibition mains look briefly at the underlying means Andersen inspections. The web site users clues provided by some of his best-known characters to explore the dark side of Andersen's life. An excellent timeline, competitions and much more. Ideal for year levels 4-10

War of the Worlds: HG Wells 1938
When the War of the Worlds was first broadcast in 1938 listeners were convinced that the world had been invaded by aliens from Mars. An excellent background document. Ideal for year levels 6-12

Library Technology Now
News and reviews of technology applications for librarians. As libraries increasingly become information management centres as well as housing a repository of books it is imperative that librarians keep up-to-date with the transition and provide relevant resources for students. Ideal for librarians

Sports Media: Physical Education & Sports For Everyone:
Whether you are looking for particular sporting communities, physical educational journals, physical educational themes, interactive learning all links to additional sporting based web sites, you will find what you're looking for and this web site. Ideal for year levels 4-12 [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The WinDi Translation Service
This free linguistic translation service is functional across 7 different languages. You can access translation and spelling dictionaries with 21 language pairs and 42 possible directions. Conjugation, grammar, voice, multilingual e-mail and many other functions are available from this free service. Ideal for year levels 6-12

Public Broadcasting Service: Mathematics Resources
Teachers can view hundreds of lesson plans and interactive activities which are available from this site. The site is fully searchable and contains an excellent collection of resources for teachers looking to create their own online content as well as printed material. Ideal for teachers.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Mega-math Resources
Students and teachers will find here a repository of questions covering pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. Your also find here an excellent glossary of terms. Ideal for year levels 7-11

The Teachers Guide to Puppets
Open your classroom nor for the interactive and expressive world of puppets. The role of puppets through history has been significant and they have been used in everything from ritual to education, myths, social criticism, comedy, abstract poetry, historical epics and urban tales. This web site provides an excellent guide the teachers wishing to use puppets within the classroom. Ideal for year levels 0-8

English Banana: English & Drama Resources
Teachers are drama and interactive English language will find here an excellent collection of gains, quizzes, Resources, worksheets, photographs, drama scripts . . . . . Ideal for teachers
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Children's Creative Theatre
An excellent collection of resources for teachers wishing to use drama within their classroom. The site includes an excellent history of the Theatre, some common terms, a good collection of games and resources as well as a selection of skits which you can use. Ideal for year levels 4-10 [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Welcome to the Ballet
Welcome to the ballet. Here you will find information on ballet, its history, great dancers, and the ballets themselves. The strength of this web site is an excellent collection of step by step articles on ballet including its history, life as a ballet dancer, performing and ballet techniques as well as a comprehensive encyclopaedia on ballet. Ideal for all year levels

Energy in the Air: Sounds from the Orchestra
On this site you will find a lot of information about how sound is made and what looks like when it is recorded. There is also information on the instrument is that play in an Orchestra and sound clips of the orchestral music playing. There is also a range of activities where you can see how instrument is made. Ideal for year levels 5-9

Music Graphics Galore
Teachers and students of music will find here a fantastic collection of music icons, clip art, graphics and backgrounds. There are hundreds to choose from, dealing with every aspect of music you can imagine. Ideal for year levels 6-10

Life on the Rocky Shore
This student produced web site deals with ocean tidepools. There are a number of fun activities which students can explore as well as interactive activities, were searchers, crossword puzzles and quizzes about each individual animal. Ideal for year levels 2-7

The Elephants of Cameroon
In the African nation of Cameroon, the elephant is threatened by the expansion of human populations into its historical habitat areas. This web site details the conflict between humans and the elephants at each competes for food sources. This virtual field trip provides an excellent insight into not just the elephants of Cameroon but the general issue of what happens when humans and animals compete for the same food stocks. Ideal for year levels 5-10

The French Revolution Collection
This fantastic collection of primary documents dealing with the French Revolution includes 18,000 pamphlets, 16,000 manuscripts, 135 newspaper titles and 2400 prints and maps. An excellent resource for senior students to carry primary research on the Revolution. Ideal for year levels 10-12
[NOTE: More collections at ]
Some of them are:
American History & Culture
American Indian History & Culture
Architecture & Planning
East Asian History & Culture
European History & Culture
Food, Wine & Culinary History
Icelandic History & Culture
Latin American History & Culture
Literature & Theater
Popular Culture
Science & Technology
Southeast Asian History & Culture
- Phyllis]

Darfur Drawn: Through Children's Eyes
The government of Sudan is responsible for “ethnic cleansing” and crimes against humanity in the context of an internal conflict in Darfur, one of the world’s poorest and most inaccessible regions, on Sudan’s western border with Chad. The United Nations estimates that more than 2 million people have been left homeless in the fighting. There are almost a quarter of a million refugees in neighbouring Chad, one of the poorest countries in Africa. Abandoned villages have been destroyed. This very contemporary issue is unfortunately quite common within the African nation. This web site presents a series of drawings by the children reflecting the ordeals they have been through. Ideal for year levels 10-12

Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen & the Ancient Incense Trade
For over a thousand years, from around 800 B.C.E. to 600 C.E., the kingdoms of Qataban, Saba (biblical Sheba), and Himyar grew fabulously wealthy from their control over the caravan routes of the southern Arabian peninsula and, in particular, from the international trade in frankincense and myrrh. This is an excellent example of a civilization recognizing an opportunity and capitalizing on an opportunity. Ideal for year levels 8-12 The government of Sudan is responsible for “ethnic cleansing” and crimes against humanity in the context of an internal conflict in Darfur, one of the world’s poorest and most inaccessible regions, on Sudan’s western border with Chad. The United Nations estimates that more than 2 million people have been left homeless in the fighting. There are almost a quarter of a million refugees in neighboring Chad, one of the poorest countries in Africa. Abandoned villages have been destroyed. This very contemporary issue is unfortunately quite common within the African nation. This web site presents a series of drawings by the children reflecting the ordeals they have been through. Ideal for year levels 10-12


Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Wed., Sept. 28, 2005 - Acronyma

Found in:
ResearchBuzz #339 -- June 9 2005

** A Search Engine for Acronyms

“Esus has announced the release of Acronyma, a search engine with an index of over 450,000 acronyms and abbreviations. It's available at .

You may search in several different languages, and you may search by word or by acronym. I searched for the acronym Yahoo and got one result (Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle). I searched for Perl and got four results, then searched for Pine and got three results (including the expected "Pine is Not Elm".) Results are listed by relevance/importance or alphabetically as you prefer.

I searched for words next, searching for "time". I got over 300 results in English (there were pointers to results in other languages at the top of the results page) though 300 is apparently the limit for search results. I searched for Full Time and got 8 results, but when I searched for Time Full I got no results. Be sure you search for things in the correct word order.

The site also has a place you may submit acronyms and a stat page of how many acronyms are available in what languages. Interesting.”

ResearchBuzz is copyright 2005 Tara Calishain. All rights reserved.

Reproduced with permission of ResearchBuzz ( ).


Wed., Sept. 28, 2005 - Online Dictionary for Library & Information Science

Online Dictionary for
Library and Information Science


Wed., Sept. 28, 2005 - A Lexicon of Learning

A Lexicon of Learning
[Shortened URL: ]
From the site:
“What Educators Mean When They Say. . .”

“Education, like all professions, has a specialized vocabulary that parents and others may have a difficult time understanding. This online dictionary, A Lexicon of Learning, provides clear definitions of educational terms in everyday language.”


Wed., Sept. 28, 2005 - Online Dictionary
Free online dictionary

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Tues., Sept. 27, 2005

Found in:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences ===
======== June 10, 2005 ====
======= Volume 4, Number 12 ======

Global Paleogeographic Views of Earth History--Late Precambrian to
Recent [jpeg]
Dr. Ron Blakey at Northern Arizona University offers a series of global
views illustrating how the Earth may have looked during the past 600 million
years. The globes are colored to demonstrate the climate and vegetation for
locations at a given time. Students and educators can inspect the images in
four different views: global time slices in mollewide projection, global
time slices at high resolution, global time slices at low resolution, and
global time slices in rectangular format. This website offers a great way
for individuals to observe how many scientists hypothesize the landforms of
the Earth evolved from the Late Precambrian to the present. [RME]*****

EPA: Environmental Kids Club [pdf, gif, Macromedia Shockwave Player]
At this EPA website, kids can explore the environment and learn how they can
help protect it. The website offers fun interactive stories, hands-on
experiments, quizzes, and much more. To explore the activities, users can
either select areas of the Clubhouse or pick an environmental subject. The
topics covered include air, water, garbage and recycling, plants and
animals, you and your environment, and science. Artists can find
opportunities to create their own pictures about the environment and submit
them to the EPA. Teachers can locate curriculum resources, educational
materials about environmental subjects, and information on scholarships,
awards, and grants. [RME]
[NOTE: Other pages from posted. - Phyllis ]

Yes I Can! Science [jpeg]
York University's YES I Can! website was developed "to encourage interest
and understanding of Science in the formal education system, and to foster a
culture of scientifically literate, life-long learners." Teachers and
students can search for lesson plans, labs, activities, background
information and much more through the website's easy to use DataEngine. The
innumerable materials cover a variety of science subjects including geology,
chemistry, meteorology, and space science for kindergarten through twelfth
grade. Users can also view the featured resource and can learn about real-
time events. [RME] [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright InternetScout Project 1994-2005.


Tues., Sept. 27, 2005 - Congressional Research Service Reports: National Library of the Environment

Congressional Research Service Reports
National Library for the Environment (NLE).
From the site:
“The NLE currently posts 1496 CRS Reports on environmental and related topics.”


Tues., Sept. 27, 2005 - Earthquakes: Educational Resources

IRIS Education & Outreach
“The IRIS Education & Outreach (E&O) program, in collaboration with the seismological and educational communities, develops and implements programs designed to enhance seismology and Earth Science education in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and in adult education.”
[NOTE: Another page from this site previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Education Resources

Educational Links

Links to other sites with Educational Resources


Tues., Sept. 27, 2005 - Mt.Everest

Found in:
EduHound Weekly for May 19, 2005

NOVA Online Lost on Everest
The site is an intensive look at the personalities, dangers, history, culture, and lore surrounding the world's highest mountain. Features information about the 1999 expedition to find George Mallory as well as details on surviving Everest.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Everest History
2249 Summits of Everest (and counting) details here, as well as: Time Line Details, Routes, Climbers Pages, K2 summit to date, History of K2 summits and more.

Mount Everest @ National Geographic
Get information about the 50th anniversary of Hillary & Norgay's first ascent of Mount Everest: maps, pictures, wallpapers, kids games, lesson plans, news and more.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Copyright © 2005 All rights reserved.


Tues., Sept. 27, 2005 - Sorry for the interruption

Just a brief note to let you know that I returned to NJ today after surviving the evacuation of Houston. (Did you see me on national television? I was in a grey van and waved as the news helicopter flew over us. Just one of the million vehicles in that 250-mile traffic jam from Houston to Dallas. Thursday I managed to travel 50 miles in 18 hours.)

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