Saturday, November 11, 2006


Sat., Nov. 11, 2006 - Renaissance Materials / McCarthyism & Libraries 1947-1954

Sites found in:
July 7-13, 2006


A Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials
From The Library of Congress:

Harlem Renaissance Materials
Compiled by Angela McMillian, Digital Reference Specialist. African-American expressions of writing, music, and art during the 1920s and 1930s are well represented in the vast collections of the Library of Congress. This guide presents the Library’s resources as well as links to external Web sites on the Harlem Renaissance and a bibliography
[NOTE: Collection Guides & Bibliographies - previously posted. - Phyllis ]

McCarthyism and Libraries: Intellectual Freedom Under Fire, 1947-1954
Masters Thesis by Stephen Francoeur, Hunter College, 2006.

+ Text (PDF; 452 KB)
Shortened URL:

+ Bibliography (PDF; 100 KB)
Shortened URL:

Gary Price
Editor, ResourceShelf
The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team
"Post via ResourceShelf"
for even more resources visit


Sat., Nov. 11, 2006 - From News from the Gilder Lehrman Institute 10/20/06 & 9/19/06

Sites found in:
News from the Gilder Lehrman Institute
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006

‘On July 4, the Star Beacon, a newspaper in Ashtabula, Ohio, ran a story about an abolitionist flag from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. The flag, circa 1859 and hand-sewn by followers of John Brown, has only twenty stars, representing the twenty free states at the time.”

To read the story and see a photograph of the flag, visit:


Earn For Yourselves The Lasting Love of Your Country
In the spotlight this week is the draft of an speech written by General Robert E. Lee to boost the morale of his troops. To see the speech and read the transcript, visit:
Shortened URL:

Site found in:
News from the Gilder Lehrman Institute
Date: Tues., 19 Sept. 2006

Gilder Lehrman Collection of Featured Documents

"Injured Humanity," broadside printed by Samuel Wood, 1805.
Sub-Title: “Being A Representation of what the unhappy Children of Africa endure from those who call themselves Christians.”
Shortened URL:
“…a broadside, printed in 1805 in New York City, which illustrates the atrocious treatment of slaves.”
From the site:
“Description: Printed broadside on terrible conditions of slavery and the slave trade in the West Indies. Wood, a prolific Quaker-reformist publisher, printed and sold the broadside out of his office at 362 Pearl Street in New York. Describes the sale, horrendous working conditions, and punishments of the slaves. Seven graphic vignettes depict slaves being whipped, sold, and tortured.”

[NOTE: Archive of Past Featured Documents - previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Sat., Nov. 11, 2006 - From Librarians' Internet Index NEW THIS WEEK, July 27, 2006

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, July 27, 2006
Read This Online :

Lest We Forget: Images From the Civil Rights Movement
Collection of portraits by 20th century artist Robert Templeton of leaders involved in the American Civil Rights movement. Features briefly annotated images of over two dozen individuals such as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Whitney Moore Young, Jr. Also includes links to related sites. From the Robert Templeton Estate.
LII Item:

At Home Astronomy: Hands-On Science Experiments for the Whole Family
Collection of illustrated instructions for science experiments related to astronomy. Topics include understanding shadows, verifying the size and location of the sun, building a model lunar settlement, demonstrating the principles of rocketry, and making an astrolabe and model of the solar system. Includes links to related sites. From the Center for Science Education, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from posted. - Phyllis ]
Lizards & Snakes: Alive!
This exhibit looks at squamates (lizards and snakes), "[an] ancient group, whose scientific name is Latin for 'scaled,' [and which] is more diverse than mammals, as old as dinosaurs." Features photos and diagrams, essays on specific squamates and the relationships among these animals, video and sound clips, a webcam, and classroom materials. From the American Museum of Natural History.
LII Item:
NOTE: Other exhibitions from
previously posted. – Phyllis ]

From Noah Webster to Merriam-Webster: Celebrating 200 Year of Dictionary Making in America
In 2006 "Merriam-Webster celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of America's first dictionary, Noah Webster's A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1806." The site features a timeline, a list of words appearing for the first time in Webster's 1806 dictionary, and brief background about Noah Webster's spelling reforms. Also includes listings of associated spelling bee events for children and adults. From Merriam-Webster.
LII Item:


Thank you for using Librarians' Internet Index.

Karen G. Schneider,
LII New This Week Listowner, and
Director, Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Sat., Nov. 11, 2006 - African American Artists - 20th Century

--------Forwarded Message--------
AASC Feature of the Month: November
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006

November 2006 Feature of the Month
African American Artists during the Twentieth Century
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Shortened URL:

Dear Feature of the Month Subscriber,

This month the Oxford African American Studies Center Feature of the Month highlights African American fine artists active during the 20th century. The history of African American art during the 20th century has largely been a dialogue about how best to deal with issues of race. In a picture essay devoted to this topic, the editors explore how black artists realized that their choices in form, style, material, and theme were all a part of the continuing debate over what it means to be black in the United States.

Visit today to check out the current Feature of the Month and to read about artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Henry Ossawa Tanner, important cultural and artistic movements such as the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, and many other Featured Articles.

SPREAD THE WORD! The Feature of the Month is a free and publicly-available feature of the Oxford African American Studies Center—please forward this message to anyone you who might be interested in learning more about African American art in the twentieth century.

Best Regards,

Paige Casey
Marketing Manager
Oxford University Press

Friday, November 10, 2006


Fri., Nov. 10, 2006 - Lexile Framework for Reading

The Lexile Framework for Reading: Educators’ Area
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“The Lexile Framework for Reading is an innovative approach to reading comprehension that can be used by educators, parents and readers of all ages.”

Book Search
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“The Lexile Book Database contains more than 100,000 English and Spanish fiction and non-fiction titles from more than 450 publishers… Two of the largest periodical database providers, EBSCO and ProQuest, Lexile articles.”


Fri., Nov. 10, 2006 - Test the Readability of a Website

Test the Readability of a Website

From the site:
“[Reading level algorithms] can be helpful in determining how readable your content is. Reading level algorithms only provide a rough guide, as they tend to reward short sentences made up of short words. Whilst they're rough guides, they can give a useful indication as to whether you've pitched your content at the right level for your intended audience.

Although designed to test readability when designing a web page, the service can also be used to determine readability of a site before recommending it to a student.

Everything you ever wanted to know about readability tests


Fri., Nov. 10, 2006 - Join Charlotte's Web Read Aloud

Join Us to Break a World Record
December 13, 2006 at 12 noon (EST)

Walden Media, Paramount Pictures, HarperCollins, Nickelodeon Movies, Kerner Entertainment and our partners are teaming up to "Break a World Reading Record With Charlotte’s Web." The record attempt is for MOST PEOPLE READING ALOUD SIMULTANEOUSLY IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS.

On Wednesday, December 13, 2006, at 12 noon (EST), you are invited to join students, educators, librarians and fans of Charlotte’s Web who will gather in schools, hospitals, libraries and community centers to read a passage from E. B. White’s classic tale of friendship, kindness, selfless giving and miracles. It is our hope that “Break a World Reading Record with Charlotte’s Web” will introduce this wonderful story to a new generation and reintroduce the story to fans who haven’t read it since childhood. Please read further to see how you can participate in this exciting event.

Program Details

This is the link to the excerpt that is to be read aloud


Fri., Nov. 10, 2006 - From PBS Teacher Previews: November 12 - 18, 2006

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: November 12 - 18, 2006
"Penguins of the Antarctic"
Middle / High School
Sunday, November 12, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
The lives of the penguins of the Antarctic have always been a
constant struggle to survive, but their biggest challenge is
yet to come. As the climate changes, long-established
territories are being invaded and nesting colonies are being
disrupted. Tune in to find out how these birds will deal with
the effects of global warming. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Explore the redesigned "Nature" Web site; download our weekly
video podcast, tell us what you think in our online bulletin
boards and watch our online slide shows.

[NOTE: See Also: The World of Penguins
Resources - Phyllis ]


"Family That Walks on All Fours"
High School
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
An intense scientific debate has ignited around a quiet but
extraordinary family living in rural Turkey -- a family with
five adults who walk on all fours. Such a discovery raises
fascinating questions about genetics, society and the
evolutionary history of our species. Join "NOVA" as it sets out
to unravel this controversy. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Explore our interactive feature; compare the skeletons of
chimpanzees and modern humans to see just a few of the many
physiological alterations that made walking upright possible.
[NOTE: See teaching guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]

Secrets of the Dead
"Bombing Nazi Dams"
Middle / High School
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
In 1941, the world was at war and the Allies were desperate to
slow the tide of Nazi domination. The Germans needed 100
gallons of water to make one ton of steel. Barnes Wallis, a
British aircraft designer, set out to develop a unique weapon
that would detonate dams. This program investigates the urgent
rush to create, test and deploy the new bomb. (CC, Stereo, 1

Try your hand at unearthing the secrets of the dead; examine
the online clues and evidence.


Our Flag
Middle / High School

This Web site describes a brief history of the flag and sets
forth the practices and observances appropriate to its display.
Topics addressed include early flags, laws and regulations,
rules of display and folding, state and territory flags, the
Great Seal of the United States and other information about the
U.S. flag.

Copyright 2006 PBS Online.


---------Forwarded Message--------
To: NOVA Teachers
Hello Educators,

Join NOVA next week when experts explore the mysterious story of
five siblings living in a remote Turkish village in "Family That
Walks on All Fours." Note: This program contains graphic
information about physically and mentally handicapped individuals.
Please preview it to determine its appropriateness for your
classroom. (Subjects covered: life science, evolution, genetics)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA Presents "Family That Walks on All Fours"
Broadcast: Tuesday, November 14, 2006
(NOVA airs on PBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings as
broadcast dates and times may vary. This program can be used up to
one year after it is recorded off the air.)

The Genetic Factor
Learn more about genes and mutations, the commonality of
body-building genes among animals, and what factors may play a
role in why five Turkish siblings are handwalkers in this
interview with University of Wisconsin geneticist Sean Carroll.
(Grades 9-12)

The Family and Me
Find out how working with the family changed forever the life of
Turkish psychologist Defne Aruoba. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Origins of Bipedalism
Sample leading hypotheses about why humans walk on two legs and
cast your vote for your favorite. (Flash plug-in required;
printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Compare the Skeletons
See what made walking upright possible by examining the bone
structures of a chimpanzee, an early human ancestor, and a
modern human. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Teacher's Guide
In this classroom activity, students use a viewing guide while
watching a program about members of a Turkish family who walk on
four limbs and discuss program themes after watching.
(Grades 9-12)

Program Transcript
The site includes a complete narration for this program.

Plus Links and Books

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Thurs., Nov. 9, 2006 - Youth Entomology Resources (PreK-12)

Youth Entomology Resources PreK-12
Shortened URL:
The Kentucky Bug Collection will be of interest to more than just Kentucky residents.
Sections include: Critter Files, Edible Insects, Entomology Books, Pet Bugs, and Teaching Resources


Thurs., Nov. 9, 2006 - Bugs and Insects

Sites to See: Bugs and Insects
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated 5/09/2005 - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Nov. 9, 2006 - Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

Site found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, July 13, 2006
Read This Online :
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General
This scientific report "concludes that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25 to 30 percent and lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent." Includes the full report, a summary, press releases, and links to related fact sheets and sites. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
LII Item:


Karen G. Schneider,
LII New This Week Listowner, and
Director, Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Thurs., Nov. 9, 2006 - From EDInfo Teaching Resources Newsletter

Sites found in:
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 8:43:18 EST
Subject: Teaching Resources

* Veterans Day resources:

* National American Indian Heritage Month resources:

National American Indian Heritage Month
features dozens of historic sites, lesson plans, and travel
itineraries for learning about Native American history. Find
out about Haida totem poles, village life in Hidatsa and
Mandan tribes on the plains, sacred ceremonial sites for the
Yoeme (Yaqui) people, daily life of the Pueblo Indians, mounds
of Mississippi and the Ohio River Valley, and more. (NPS)
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Learning About Renewable Energy
provides basic information about solar, wind, biomass,
hydrogen, and geothermal power. See a video on how solar
panels work. Learn about advanced vehicles, alternative
fuels, energy delivery and storage, and more. (DOE)
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

explores careers in health and medical sciences. See
interviews with more than 70 professionals -- a chemist,
dentist, dietician, epidemiologist, lab technologist, medical
illustrator, microbiologist, nurse, pharmacist, social worker,
veterinarian, and others. Learn what their typical workday
involves and why they chose their career. Find out which
careers match your interests and skills. (NIH)
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Online Health Science Curriculum
provides over 300 interdisciplinary activities designed to
help students learn about blood, bones, the brain,
cardiovascular system, diabetes, forces and motion, health
careers, hearing, levers in the body, nutrition, obesity, oral
health, population demographics, the pulmonary system, sleep,
stereotypes, and vision. (NIH)
Archive of past messages

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Wed., Nov. 8, 2006 - Reference Resources / Biotechnology Resources

Found in:
Awareness Watch Newsletter V4N8 August 2006 Announcement
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006

It gives me great pleasure to announce my August 2006 V4N8 Awareness
Watch Newsletter. It is a freely available record breaking 44 page .pdf
document (941KB) from the below URL. The Awareness Watch Featured Report
this month features World Wide Web Reference Resources on the Internet
including related resources and sites. The Awareness Watch Spotters
cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness
research sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet
happenings and resources.

World Wide Web Reference Resources on the Internet
August V4N8 Awareness Watch Newsletter
Shortened URL:

World Wide Web Reference

Awareness Watch Newsletter Blog and Archives

Also my August 2006 Zillman Column is now available and is titled
Biotechnology Resources. This August 2006 column is a comprehensive list
of biotechnology resources and sites on the Internet including
associated and related biotechnology sites. Download this excellent 11
page free .pdf (420KB) column today and start your journey into the
amazing world of biotechnology!

Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.


Wed., Nov. 8, 2006 - Gamequarium (K-6)

Gamequarium (K-6)
From the site:
“Gamequarium is a portal to online, educational, interactive games and learning activities. The term “portal” is synonymous with “doorway.” The purpose of Gamequarium is to provide a doorway to the Internet for teachers, parents, and students who are seeking interactive, instructional online resources.”
“ can be used by parents, teachers, and students of all ages who are in pursuit of fun, interative learning experiences. The games and activities are arranged by subject to allow for ease of navigation.”


Wed., Nov. 8, 2006 - Nikola Tesla

Tesla - Master of Lightning
From the site:
“TESLA, Master of Lightning, is a multi-media project that tells the comprehensive story of the life and work of Nikola Tesla… Tesla was a visionary thinker, and in his papers and interviews he anticipated the development of radio and television broadcasting, robotics, computers, faxes, and even the Strategic Defense Initiative.” [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Tesla – Life and Legacy
Lesson Plans

Additional Resources
Includes links to articles and patents as well as timelines of electricity and radio.

The Complete Tesla
From the site:
“Nikola Tesla, an American inventor and engineer, whose mastery of electricity came at a time when electricity was changing American life. Tesla is the unsung creator of the electric age, without whom our radio, auto ignition, telephone, alternating current power generation, alternating current transmission, radio, and television, would all have been impossible.”

The TESLA Foundation of North America
From the site:
“Dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of Nikola Tesla and his inventions, works & papers.”


Wed., Nov. 8, 2006 - Life Without Engineering / 22 K-12 Projects

Life Without Engineering
Shortened URL:
From the site:
"Life Without Engineering would be a life without clean air or water... without PlayStations and DVD's... without lipstick and hair spray. Engineers don't just create software and improve products, they also save lives, help to clean up the environment, and improve society as we know it. Life Without Engineering? It's a life you may not want to live."
Grade Range: 6-10
“Life Without Engineering was designed to raise awareness of how engineering affects daily life. The player chooses a room (bedroom, living/dining room) in a house and tries to select all items, such as appliances and materials, that they think would not exist without engineering. When an item is selected, the game displays information about how the item was created, the kinds of engineers who helped design and build it, and some fun facts. During play, the user may request hints about items. Once the player has selected all items they believe would not exist without engineering, they click on "Done" and any items they missed are highlighted.”

The list of all 22 projects that cover a variety of subjects for grades K-12:
These projects were designed by students in a software engineering course at the University of Texas at Austin.

Some are:

Order in the Library
Shortened URL:

Adventures in Geometry
Shortened URL:

Math Maze
Shortened URL:

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Tue., Nov. 7, 2006 - Resources for Thanksgiving Theme

Found in:
Date Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005
Weekly Teacher Tip Newsletter Issue 282- Thanksgiving Edition
view it on-line at:

Teacher Resources Theme of the Week - Thanksgiving


Tue., Nov. 7, 2006 - Thanksgiving Timeline: 1541-2001

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving to all American Subscribers celebrating the holiday.

Thanksgiving Timeline, 1541-2001

Today's site, from the U.S. Library of Congress, offers that history
essential -- the timeline -- in this instance dedicated to Thanksgiving
festivals in America. Gentle Subscribers will find this informative feature
stretches over more than four hundred years.

"Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, led 1,500 men in a
thanksgiving celebration at the Palo Duro Canyon. Coronado's expedition
traveled north from Mexico City in 1540 in search of gold. The group camped
alongside the canyon, in the modern-day Texas Panhandle, for two weeks in
the spring of 1541. The Texas Society Daughters of the American Colonists
commemorated the event as the "first Thanksgiving" in 1959." - from the

The site provides vignettes of Thanksgiving celebrations starting before
America became a nation and concluding at 2001. Beginning in 1541, the
early events in the timeline offer a number of candidates for the "First
Thanksgiving". Most dates provide an image and an overview of the
Thanksgiving festival for the year, often highlighting the inception of
what has become an enduring tradition, such as 1934 -- the initial radio
broadcast of the first National Football League game on Thanksgiving Day.

Slip over to the site for a look at American Thanksgiving through the
centuries at:

If the above URL wraps in your e-mail client, enter it all on one line in
your browser or use this TinyURL:

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


Tue., Nov. 7, 2006 - First Thanksgiving / How Thanksgiving Works

The First Thanksgiving
From the site:
“Everyone knows about the Pilgrims and the Indians, right? How the two groups gathered peacefully in Plymouth, Mass., to feast on juicy turkeys and colorful pumpkin pies. The trouble is, almost everything we've been taught about the first Thanksgiving in 1621 is a myth. The holiday has two distinct histories - the actual one and a romanticized portrayal.”

How Thanksgiving Works
From the site:
“Thanksgiving stands out in the holiday season because it is open to just about everybody. It isn't tied to any specific religion, and you can pretty much celebrate it however you want. The only essential traditions are to enjoy a meal with friends or family and to give thanks for what you have. In the world of holidays, Thanksgiving is about as simple and pure as it gets. The holiday also honors American history, of course. In countless Thanksgiving plays, American children have told the story of the first Thanksgiving when the Pilgrims and the Native Americans celebrated the autumn harvest in cooperation and acceptance. Have you ever wondered where the particulars of this story and the other details of Thanksgiving actually come from? In this article, we'll look at the origins of the many things we associate with this day.”


Tue., Nov. 7, 2006 - Monthly Theme: Thanksgiving

[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted.
See the other Monthly Themes:
Include activities and links for Internet Resources - Phyllis ]

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, November 5, 2005 and time for Electives at ClickSchooling!Recommended Website: -- Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just 3 weeks away, I thought it might be fun to offer a website with Thanksgiving crafts and art projects for kids. As I searched the Net, I stumbled upon's Thanksgiving curriculum for students in preschool through 8th grade. It offers FREE Thanksgiving-themed art projects, coloring pages, and activities that cover several subject categories including Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Art, Music, and even Foreign Languages.

When you get to the site you will see an extensive menu of lesson/activities for each grade level. (When I visited every link was operative.) Click on any one and a new page opens to the activity or lesson.

In the Language Arts category you will find stories (both simple and sophisticated) to read online, poetry, word searches, mazes, puzzles, jokes, riddles and more.

History and Social Studies are covered through links to websites that contain the history of Thanksgiving (some with primary source documents), maps and diagrams of the Mayflower ship and her voyage to Plymouth, and even facts about turkeys!

Incorporate Foreign Languages into your curriculum by learning to say "Thank You" in almost every language of the world.

There are plenty of ingenious ideas for craft projects and free printables of Pilgrims and turkeys for the kids to color. Use them to decorate the house for your family's Thanksgiving celebration.

I was really surprised by the amount of content here -- a great resource for anyone who would like to plan a fun, Thanksgiving-themed unit study.

Diane Flynn Keith for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2005, All Rights Reserved

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. Parents should also preview the sites for suitable content, and then review the sites together with their children.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Registered Trademark and may not be used without written permission of Diane Flynn Keith.

Planning a family road trip? For FREE educational car games visit:

Monday, November 06, 2006


Mon., Nov. 6, 2006 - Light-Science

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, July 25, 2006 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

I think today's site could easily become one of my all-time favorites. delivers biographies of scientists, chemistry and physics
news, information about inventors and their inventions, fun science
projects, and interesting articles punctuated with experiments that improve
knowledge about biology, the human body, technology, animal kingdoms, and
environments. It's all done in a "light" manner -- that is, the material is
written in a way that informs while it entertains. The site has material for
ALL ages. They do offer a special section for kids -- but much of the
material in other sections of the site is fascinating and would interest
kids too. So, I recommend (as always) that parents preview the material to
determine what sections of the site have suitable content for your kids
interests, needs, and abilities.

When you get to the site you will see a brief introduction followed by some
featured science articles. Use the menu on the left to go directly to areas
of interest that include:

*Animals -- Find out if brown recluse spiders have gotten a bad rap and
learn why the hammerhead shark's head is in the shape it's in. Learn about
Prairie Dogs, Bats, Eels, Ring-tail Cats and find out if Polar Bears are in
danger of becoming extinct.

*Biographies -- Learn about the lives and work of physicists,
mathematicians, engineers, inventors and other science-types.

*Biology -- Read some really fascinating and curious articles answering
questions such as: Can green pond scum suffer jet lag? Can scientists make
mice "glow" using a firefly protein? Do tiny bugs inside of mealybugs have
bugs inside of them? Can honey heal wounds?

*Chemistry -- Discover how scientists trap hydrogen gas in ice cages, find
out why it's no coincidence that turning animal skins into hides is called
"tanning," and find links to REALLY COOL chemistry sites that kids of all
ages will enjoy.

*Kids To 12 -- Find terrific articles with fun activities that help kids
understand scientific concepts and principles through topics such as: The
International Space Station, Newton's Laws of Gravity, Light, Sound, Comets,
and even learn about mirages.

*Projects & Experiments -- This is geared for all ages and includes unusual
fare such as the Chinese water torture experiment, making cave stalactites
and stalagmites, creating flash dancers with static electricity, making
cryogenic roses, and links to all kinds of fun science websites with more

You will find similar fascinating fare on General Science, Physics, Quantum
Physics, Geology and more. There are fun facts and interesting side bars
throughout the site that will boost your knowledge of science and the world.

Bookmark this one as you'll want to return often.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2006, All Rights Reserved

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. Parents should ALWAYS preview the sites for suitable content.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Federally Registered Trademark.


Mon., Nov. 6, 2006 - Open Questions

Site found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter # 412 7/20/06

Open Questions

Asking questions is at the very heart and soul of the Scientific
Method. This site, entitled OpenQuestions.Com, is part of a large-scale
project to provide a resource to explore the many unanswered questions in
the world of Science.

Browse the "questions" by scientific field, including Physics & Astronomy,
Technology, Life Sciences, Earth & Environmental Sciences, and
Mathematics. Inquiring surfers will learn about everything from quasars
and black holes to Genomics and Evolutionary Psychology. This is a
fascinating online resource for anyone interested in the "stuff" of life.



Mon., Nov. 6, 2006 - Chemical Elements Websites

[NOTE: This group of elements websites was found on another listserv. I have not checked the links/sites. Some were previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Elements Websites (the pictorial
periodic table) (periodic table of the
isotopes) (Tom Lehrer's
Elements song!) (the wooden periodic table) (View Track # 265184)
(Use "View in Frames") (x-ray properties of the
elements) (science fiction
stories about the elements)


Mon., Nov. 6, 2006 - Chemical Elements Websites

[NOTE: This group of elements websites was found on another listserv. I have not checked the links/sites. Some were previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Elements Websites (the pictorial
periodic table) (periodic table of the
isotopes) (Tom Lehrer's
Elements song!) (the wooden periodic table) (View Track # 265184)
(Use "View in Frames") (x-ray properties of the
elements) (science fiction
stories about the elements)


Mon., Nov. 6, 2006 - Interactive Periodic Table / Chemistry Diagrams & Animations

Touchspin's Interactive Periodic Table

From the site:
“The highlight of this site is the interactive periodic table... I strongly recommend that you 1st read the how-to FAQ…Though the periodic table is the favorite, there are other diagrams and animations related to chemistry here as well.”

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Sun., Nov. 5, 2006 - Mummy Mania

Mummy Mania
Site offers articles, galleries, an interactive tour
of an excavation, and a map detailing exhibits
and points of interest around the world.
Sections: Riddle of the Desert Mummies, Face to Face with Mummies, The Accidental Mummies, Find Your Nearest Mummy, Animal Mummies, and Mummies in the Mist.


Sun., Nov. 5, 2006 - Go Ahead with Bowler's Ed

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Thursday, July 13, 2006 and time for History at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Get Ahead with Bowler's Ed

List member MaryAnna recommended today's website when she wrote:

Make the most of all those trips to the bowling alley! At this website you
can watch video clips and download quite an extensive bowling-based
curriculum (health, history, language arts, math, science, p.e., etc.) The
history section is really something covering bowling from ancient Egyptian
times to the present day.

In addition, if you click on "Kids" on the menu, you'll find a couple of
simple free, online, bowling-themed math games and some printables. This
site seems to be geared for the elementary grades. (Note: They hope you will
be interested in buying their bowling supplies. But that's not required.)

You can access the curriculum to download or print out after registering.
It's free -- and well worth the slight inconvenience. You'll find an
extensive selection of lessons, printables, games, puzzles, word searches,
and fun activities.

In addition to all of the lessons, this site also has advice for starting
bowling leagues for kids. Have fun!

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. Parents should ALWAYS preview the sites for suitable content.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Federally Registered Trademark.


Sun., Nov. 5, 2006 - Enter the Colosseum

Enter the Colosseum
“Interactive Colosseum map allows students to explore this Ancient Roman
structure through clickable sections.”
From the Discovery Channel site:
“One of the largest venues of the pre-modern age, the Colosseum opened
in 80 A.D. to crowds topping 50,000 for a single event.
Take a virtual tour of Rome’s ‘Arena of Death.’”


Sun., Nov. 5, 2006 - Rome Exposed

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, June 8, 2006

Rome Exposed
[NOTE: Home page previously posted.
Another page from the site Mythnet:
previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, part of the Classics Unveiled commercial website, provides a
swath of material focusing on Roman social history. Gentle Subscribers,
more interested in Roman housing than Roman emperors, may find this
presentation pleasantly informative.

"Welcome to Rome Exposed, the site geared toward the spreading of
information on Roman Life throughout the Internet. ... Please feel free to
take a look around to learn about how the Romans lived. ... This web site
is based upon student summaries of various chapters of Mary Johnston's
Roman Life. ... To increase interaction between our site and the user, we
have also created a game ... If you have time, we urge you to try your
luck. Who knows, maybe you know more about Roman Life than you think!" -
from the website

This all-text site surveys various aspects of Roman life, including house
design and decor; family life, highlighting marriage legalities and
customs; as well as children and education. Additional topics cover
slavery, clothing, cuisine, entertainment, religion, games, exercise and
even funeral rites. A particularly absorbing section explores the
sophistication of Roman plumbing and bathing.

March over to the site for an enlightening look at Roman social history at:

A.M. Holm
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