Saturday, January 06, 2007


Sat., Jan. 6, 2007- Earth Climate / Illuminations: Math / Field Trip Earth

Sites found in:

The Scout Report
September 29, 2006
Volume 12, Number 39


Earth Climate Course [pdf]

Through their interactive website and educational outreach efforts, NASA’s
Goddard Institute for Space Studies brings many of their research findings
to the general public. In this particular learning module, educators and
students will get the chance to learn about how a planet’s climate is
determined. The primary aim of the module is “for students to develop a
scientific view that our environment is a system of human and natural
processes that result in changes over various space and time scales.”
Educators are most welcome to download the entire set of teacher notes,
student activities, and data sets for their use. Each section may also be
downloaded individually as well, and visitors would do well to read the
thorough introduction. [KMG]
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Illuminations: Math Lessons

To some the word Illuminations may bring to mind Walter Benjamin’s classic
work, and still others may imagine those manuscripts that were a product of
the medieval intellect and imagination. In this case, the illuminations in
question are a set of mathematical teaching and learning tools designed by
the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Their website was
redesigned in early 2006, and is now quite user friendly. From this page,
visitors can search all 524 lesson plans at their leisure. They may wish to
look through the materials by grade level, subtopic, or by specifying
specific keywords. Along the way, visitors may also wish to send these
resources to their colleagues via email or offer their own comments on each
lesson plan. [KMG]


Field Trip Earth [pdf, Macromedia Flash Player]

Going around the world can be nigh impossible for many students and
teachers, fortunately, Field Trip Earth offers a fine experience that will
allow various groups of people access into the lives of different animal
species around the world. With the participation of places like the North
Carolina Zoological Park, visitors can learn about the lives of Eastern Box
turtles, red wolves, and the elephants of Cameroon. With visuals that are
both informative and appealing, each section offers materials such as field
reports, essays from wildlife experts, and resources for educators seeking
to enhance students’ experiences learning about conservation and population
biology. Just clicking on “Choose a Field Trip” will bring up all of the
currently available sites, served up on an interactive map. After
considering some of these materials, visitors will probably feel up to
contributing to one of their discussion groups, which take on such weighty
questions as “Should human beings take the lead in recovering endangered
species?” [KMG]
[NOTE: Elephants of Cameroon Field Trip previously posted. - Phyllis ]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006.


Sat., Jan. 6, 2007 - Money Math

Money Math: Lessons for Life
From the site:
“For five years, teachers have used Money Math: Lessons for Life in core mathematics classes, helping promote financial literacy among students nationwide. Why? With America's household debt reaching a staggering $6.7 trillion, it is important that we make financial education a priority, and provide our kids with the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, stay out of debt, and save for retirement.

Twenty partners, including the U.S. Treasury and the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, created Money Math: Lessons for Life. Money Math is a four-lesson curriculum supplement for middle school math classes, teaching grade 7-9 math concepts using real-life examples from personal finance. The 86-page book is a teacher's guide with lesson plans, reproducible activity pages, and teaching tips. A teacher needs only one copy of Money Math to teach several classes of students.

Free to teachers, Money Math was developed by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at the University of Missouri/St. Louis in accordance with national school mathematics standards. The lessons were tested in Missouri schools and received rave reviews. Teachers need not be experts in personal finance to use Money Math in the classroom; questions and answers are clearly provided in the book.”

Download a copy of Money Math: Lessons for Life (PDF file, 514K)


Sat., Jan. 6, 2007 - Math Maze

Math Maze
Winner of 2006 International – Best in Category - Math
Site includes sections on the history of math, famous mathematicians,
math games, real-world applications, and downloads of wallpaper and banners.


Sat., Jan. 6, 2007 - Middle School Math

Middle School Math Project

CTAP IV Online Favorites
Annotated links to math resources


MathStar focuses on improving the teaching and learning of mathematics in middle schools through the use of interactive technologies and relevant content. The site includes activities and products, math teaching and leaarning, and middle school trends and topics.

Mathematics Teaching & Learning
Select “Especially for Teachers” tab to see topics.
Select a topic to get a list of annotated links.

Friday, January 05, 2007


Fri., Jan. 5, 2007 - School Associated Violent Deaths / Safe School Initiative

School Associated Violent Deaths
(Updated 10/06/06)
From the site:
“Key Message:

School shootings are sobering and tragic events that cause much concern about the safety of children. Despite these events, schools remain a very safe place for children to spend their days. In fact, the vast majority of children and youth homicides occur outside school hours and property.

To learn how these events may be prevented, CDC is conducting ongoing research to learn more about the nature of school associated violent deaths.”


Secret Service Safe School Initiative
From the site:
“The focus of the study was on developing information about the school shooters's pre-attack behaviors and communications. The goal was to identify information about a school shooting that may be identifiable or noticeable before the shooting occurs, to help inform efforts to prevent school-based attacks.”

Final Report and Findings:
Implications for Prevention of School Attacks in the United States
pdf - 185 Kb

Threat Assessment in Schools:
A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates

Press Release: December 19, 2006
U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education release
CD-ROM based on the Safe School Initiative


Fri., Jan. 5, 2007 - Public Agenda: "Shh" Means "Shh"

--------Forwarded Message--------
Public Agenda Alert -- Jan. 4, 2007
* "Shh" Means "Shh"
* "Shh" Means "Shh"

There's been a lot of major news since Public Agenda
Alert went on holiday break, but we kept coming back
to a story that didn't get so much attention. The New York
Times reports that a public library in New Jersey has
closed its doors on weekday afternoons because it was
overrun by rowdy middle-schoolers during the after-school
hours. And this isn't the only library around the country
that's been forced to take steps to deal with unruly patrons.

When Public Agenda examined attitudes about public libraries
last year, we found services to children were considered
one of the most important library functions. But so is
providing a safe place for children to use those services.
Eight in 10 people surveyed said even with all that's
available on TV and the Internet, all children should have
a "good, safe, appealing" library in their neighborhood.
Three-quarters say their local library should make it a
high priority to be "a safe place where teenagers can study
and congregate."

You also can't underestimate the value the public places on
another traditional library service: peace and quiet. Nine in 10 say
"libraries are an important, quiet oasis from fast-paced,
stressful lives" (55 percent "strongly agree" with that
statement). Nearly seven in 10 say "libraries are one of the
only places where kids can learn quiet concentration in a
hyperactive world."

We also couldn't help thinking of how this might relate to
some of our earlier research on civility in society. Our
surveys have consistently found the public worried about what
they see as an increasingly rude society. People are particularly
concerned about disrespectful children and 85 percent hold parents
responsible for the problem. Yet both the general public and parents
themselves say there are too many negative social influences
working against them in raising respectful children.

Find out more in "Long Overdue: A Fresh Look at Public Attitudes
About Libraries in the 21st Century":
Shortened URL:

Find out about "Aggravating Circumstances: A Status Report on Rudeness
in America":
Shortened URL:

Find out about "A Lot Easier Said Than Done: Parents Talk About Raising
Children in Today's America":
Shortened URL:

Read The New York Times story:
[Free registration required]



Fri., Jan. 5, 2007 - Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

Evolution: science and belief
Intelligent Design?
a special report reprinted from
Natural History Magazine
From the site:
“Three proponents of Intelligent Design (ID) present their views of design in the natural world. Each view is immediately followed by a response from a proponent of evolution (EVO). The report, printed in its entirety, opens with an introduction by Natural History magazine and concludes with an overview of the ID movement.”
At the end of each article there is a link to a list of related web sites.
“Natural History magazine is the voice of The American Museum of Natural History. Its April 2002 issue featured the special report "Intelligent Design?" which is reprinted here by permission.”
[NOTE: Home page: previously posted. - Phyllis ]

[SEE ALSO: Challenge to evolution dropped in Georgia – Dec. 19, 2006 - Phyllis ]


Fri., Jan. 5, 2007 - From PBS Teacher Previews: Jan. 7-13, 2007

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: Jan. 7-13, 2007

"Chasing Big Cats"
Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, January 7, 2007
8 - 9:00 pm
Take five of the most spectacular cats in Africa, combine them with two of the world's greatest wildlife filmmakers, then sit back and enjoy the results. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Use our online trading cards to learn more about the five most spectacular cats of Africa.

"NOVA scienceNOW"
Middle / High School
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
8 - 9:00 pm
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates attempts to build a space elevator, how we age, a new technique for finding Maya ruins and a biologist who studies communication on a microscopic level. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Want to learn more about lost Mayan art or the technologies used to find it? E-mail your questions for archeologists Bill Saturno and Tom Sever.
[NOTE: See guide from NOVA pasted below. – Phyllis ]


Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence
High School
Monday, January 8, 2007
10 - 11:00 pm
Sixty years after the Holocaust, many parts of the world are experiencing a dramatic resurgence of anti-Semitism. This documentary explores the roots of anti-Semitism and examines how and why it continues to flourish today. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)


China From The Inside
"Power and the People"
High School
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
9 - 10:00 pm
"China From The Inside" is a series of documentaries that explore China through Chinese eyes to see how their history has shaped them -- and where their present is taking them. This episode explores how the Communist Party exerts control over 1.3 billion Chinese. (CC, Stereo, presented in HDTV, 1 year)

Take our online quiz to find out how much you know about China.

China From The Inside
"Women of the Country"
High School
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
10 - 11:00 pm
China's women have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Now many are beginning to fight for their rights and their futures. This hour shows discrimination against Xinjiang's Muslim women, various hardships faced by Tibetan women and the status of some of those who have left the countryside for factory work in the cities (CC, Stereo, presented in HDTV, 1 year)

View our online gallery of women activists.



Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online
Middle / High School

This site from the University of Cambridge contains Darwin's complete publications and many of his handwritten manuscripts including his H.M.S. Beagle field notebooks. You can even listen to free audio mp3 versions of his works.


DOPA Dies on the Vine
Elementary / Middle / High School

Host Andy Carvin examines why the Deleting Online Predators Act, which passed overwhelmingly in the House this summer, died such a slow death.
Shortened URL:

Copyright 2007 PBS Online.

---------Forwarded Message--------
Subject: [NOVA Teachers] NOVA scienceNOW airs Jan. 9
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 16:20:03 -0500 (EST)
Hello Educators,

Next week's episode of NOVA scienceNOW considers how we age, looks at
attempts to build a space elevator, explores a new satellite
technique for locating Maya ruins, and interviews a geneticist who
studies how bacteria communicate and organize themselves. All
episodes are available for online viewing the day after broadcast.
(Subjects covered: anthropology/archeology, health science, life
science, social studies, space science)

For a downloadable PDF of the new winter/spring season schedule visit

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA Presents "NOVA scienceNOW"
Broadcast: Tuesday, January 9, 2007
(Check your local listings as broadcast dates and times may vary.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)


Healthy Old Age
Follow a yeast cell as it ages and learn what role a sirtuin gene
may play in keeping the yeast young. (Flash plug-in required;
printable version available.) (Grades 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about aging for molecular biologist Leonard
Guarente. (Questions due by Wednesday, January 10; selected
responses will be posted on Monday, January 15.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Space Elevator

Why Build It?
Learn reasons for building the space elevator, what it would be
like to ride, how it would affect the average person, and more
in this interview with space-elevator visionary Brad Edwards.
(Flash plug-in required; printable version available.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about the space elevator for physicist Brad
Edwards. (Questions due by Wednesday, January 10; selected
responses will be posted on Monday, January 15.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)


A Masterpiece Revealed
Explore a 2,000-year-old mural, one of the greatest discoveries
of ancient Maya art ever found. (Flash plug-in required.)
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about the San Bartolo mural and using
satellites to locate lost sites for archeologists Bill Saturno
and Tom Sever. (Questions due by Wednesday, January 10; selected
responses will be posted on Monday, January 15.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Profile: Bonnie Bassler

Bacteria Talk
Read about where bacteria can be found, how they communicate and
organize, how the thinking about bacteria has changed, and more
in this interview with Princeton geneticist Bonnie Bassler.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about Bassler's life and work for her to answer.
(Questions due by Wednesday, January 10; selected responses will
be posted on Tuesday, January 16.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Podcasting and RSS
Find out how you can sign up for the NOVA scienceNOW podcast and RSS
feed that will allow you to learn about features and dispatches as
they are posted to the NOVA scienceNOW Web site. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Read what the NOVA scienceNOW producers, editors, and correspondents
are thinking about. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Get Involved
Read science news headlines, join a research project, find teaching
aids for NOVA scienceNOW, learn how to host a science cafe, pitch a
show idea, and more. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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

* * * * * * * *

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Thurs., Jan 4, 2007 - Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, First Person Singular
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Site includes pages on:
The Life and Work of Wiesel

Life in Sighet, Romania, 1920-1939

The Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech Delivered by Elie Wiesel
in Oslo on December 10, 1986

Teaching Guide

Wiesel Resources


Thurs., Jan. 4, 2007 - Mr. Donn's Literature Pages

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Thursday, September 14, 2006 and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:
Mr. Donn's Literature Lesson Plans
[NOTE: Part of Mr. Donn’s Pages - Free Lesson Plans, Activities & Resources - previously posted.
See Also: section on Shakespeare: – Phyllis ]

Grades: PreK-12

Today's website offers a wide selection of free lesson plans based on
literature for grades K-12. While they are designed for classroom use, many
of the lessons contain activities that can be easily adapted to the
homeschool environment.

When you get to the site use the alphabetized directory to search for any
given book title. When you find the title of the book you are interested
in - you may find from one to several lesson plans for that title that vary
widely in content and design. Click on a lesson plan and you may find:

-suggestions for exercises to improve language arts development from letter
recognition in Pre-K to character and plot development exercises for older
-book-themed coloring pages, puzzles and games to do online or print out and
do offline
-webquests that explore ideas and concepts introduced in the book through
visiting recommended websites
-downloadable pdf files with questions to stimulate reading comprehension
-suggestions for other books to read on the same topic
-teacher's guides
-writing assignments
-unit studies themed around a book
-and more!

There is no way to access it all in one visit - so be sure to bookmark the
site to return again.

You will also notice that if you scroll down the homepage at this site you
will find other resources for language arts development including free
lesson plans for studying: Shakespeare, poetry, fairytales, myths, drama,
historical fiction, and more. You'll even find free Power Point Lessons in
Literature and Language Arts.

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.


Thurs., Jan. 4, 2007 - Most Repressive Societies / Most Powerful Women / Shakespeare / Rosa Parks

Sites found in:
Sept. 8-14, 2006


Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2006
A special report detailing the world's most repressive societies, drawn from Freedom in the World 2006, Freedom House's annual global survey on political rights and civil liberties.
September 6, 2006

Press Release

Complete report


The World's Most Powerful Women
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“Our annual listing of the 100 most powerful women in the world is based on a power ranking that is the composite of visibility (measured by press citations) and economic impact.”
[NOTE: Earlier lists previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Shakespeare Searched
From the site:
“Shakespeare Searched is a search engine designed to provide quick access to passages from Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. We cluster search results by topic, work, and character to make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. From something as simple as identifying the speaker of a particular quotation to discovering underlying thematic elements across works, Shakespeare Searched has you covered.

This website is not a replacement for a copy of the text. It provides no analysis or footnotes. It is meant to supplement a traditional reading of a work.”

A Guide to Materials for Rosa Parks

A Guide to Materials for Rosa Parks
Compiled by Angela McMillian, Digital Reference Specialist, Library of Congress
From the site:
“The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to Rosa Parks, including photographs and documents. This guide compiles links to Rosa Parks resources throughout the Library of Congress Web pages. In addition, this guide provides links to external Web sites focusing on Rosa Parks and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.”

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


Thurs., Jan. 4, 2007 - From NEAT NEW STUFF, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006

Sites found in:


Election Law
There are a lot of issues and proposed new laws centering on election
law, campaign finance, the electoral college, voting rights, initiatives,
and redistricting, and this searchable blog is dedicated to keeping you
informed about them.


Interactive Bionics Tour - Wired News
"Move your cursor over this patient to see some of the most futuristic
bionics available now and some in clinical trials. Click on hot spots to
visit the web pages of scientists who are developing the technologies."


Virtual Instrument Museum
The online museum of the World Musical Instrument Collection at Wesleyan
University. Search or browse alphabetically or by instrument type,
geographical region, or materials they're constructed from. Entries
include, where available, images, audio, video, and QTVR, as well as
country of origin and the classification the instrument fits into.

[SEE ALSO: See index of all complete projects in the Learning Objects Studio.
Some of the other 24 projects:

Globe Theater Model

Greek Colonies: 9th-6th Century BC

Ocean Circulation

- Phyllis ]


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2006.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Wed., Jan 3, 2007 - Free Trees for Arbor Day 2007

Celebrate Arbor Day 2007! Free Tree Information
Application Deadline: February 16, 2007

The New Jersey Tree Foundation is offering free two-year-old trees (1' -
2' tall) to celebrate Arbor Day 2007 (April 27) in New Jersey. A variety
of evergreen and deciduous trees will be available. Schools, local
governments, tree groups, non-profit organizations, scout groups, and
any volunteer organization may apply for the free trees. All planting
must occur on public lands, be done by volunteers and maintained for two

Visit our web site at:
to download the application materials.

Free Trees for Arbor Day 2007! Application Deadline: February 16, 2007
Application and further information is available on the site or
for further information and an application please e-mail
Lisa Simms at NJTF1@JUNO.COM


Wed., Jan. 3, 2007 - Mexican Independence / Plants

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, September 21, 2006
Read This Online :

History of Mexican Independence
Introduction to the history of Mexican Independence Day. Shortly before dawn on September 16, 1810, Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called the Indians and mestizos (persons of mixed race) to retaliate against the Spaniards. "Every year at midnight on September 15, Mexicans shout the grito, honoring the crucial, impulsive action" by Hidalgo. From, , a website founded by an author and radio host who specializes in business and retirement in Mexico.
LII Item:


National Tropical Botanical Garden: Meet the Plants
Learn about plants from tropical regions of the world by browsing sections for uses of plants (such as clothing or medicine), regions, types of plants (such as trees), and rare, poisonous, and edible plants. Plant profiles feature descriptions, photos, and (in some cases) audio clips. Also includes a photo gallery. From the National Tropical Botanical Garden, a nonprofit group "dedicated to discovering, saving, and studying the world's tropical plants and to sharing what is learned."
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.


Wed., Jan. 3, 2007 - CyberEconomics / EconGuru: Introduction to Economics

CyberEconomics: An Analysis of Unintended Consequences
From the site:
“The purpose of CyberEconomics: An Analysis of Unintended Consequences is
…to provide an interactive supplement to a principles of economics course.”


From the site:
“Howdy, economists, teachers/parents, students, kids, investors, and business owners! The goal of is to provide you with a small but high standard web-based library of resources on economics, finance, and small business.”

Introduction to Economics
“…intended to be an introduction, will only provide you with a very general perspective of the economic world.”


Wed., Jan. 3, 2007 - Economics Terms / Toxicology / Plants / URL's country of origin

Sites found in:
Don's Patch #55 from
October 1, 2006


The Economist

Economics Terms A-Z
[NOTE: Other pages from posted. - Phyllis ]


An in-depth view of Toxicology.
Learn About the Health Effects of Common Chemicals

History of Toxicology
Milestones & Discoveries

Web-based References

PowerPoint Presentations


Plants For A Future
Edible, medicinal and useful plants for a healthier world

From the site:
“The problem with lists of Links is that they just seem to grow and grow. So it's come to the time when I've had to zone the links. Below you'll find the following sections.”


URL's country of origin.

Archives for this ezine are available online here:

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Tues., Jan. 2, 2007 - Little Red Schoolhouse

The Little Red Schoolhouse
From the site:
“Identify the best education websites and resources available online”
[NOTE: The Music Room page from this site ( ) was previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Tues., Jan. 2, 2007 - Resource Connection / Hungarian Revolution of 1956 / Consumer Reports on Safety

Sites found in:

Sept. 22-28, 2006

Indiana’s Educational Clearinghouse
The Resource Connection
From the site:
“The Resource Connection is a search engine that allows you to find and view online learning resources, such as lesson plans, images, and primary source documents. This search engine is particularly helpful in finding material that is tied to the Indiana Academic Standards for specific subject areas and grade levels.” Most of the 8,961 resources listed will be useful in all states.


Webliography: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956
Shortened URL:

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This page provides links to sites commemorating the event or providing resources for research.

Source: Library of Congress, Portals to the World/ European Division Collections and Services

----- Launches New Blog: Consumer Reports on Safety
This blog will offer consumers analysis of important safety issues and provide need-to-know information for keeping families safe from preventable injury or illness. The entries will cover a wide range of topics including food safety, child safety, product recalls, hidden hazards and more. recently reached a milestone of more than 2.5 million active, paid subscribers, making it the largest publication-based Web site.

Consumer Reports on Safety will be written by Don Mays, senior director for product safety at Consumer Reports, and Caroline Mayer, former Washington Post consumer issues columnist and 2006 Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award winner.

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


Tues., Jan. 2, 2007 - Learning Page Pathfinders

Pathfinders for Browsing
From the site:
“American Memory's search pages can yield hundreds (even thousands) of items — which can be both daunting and time consuming. The Learning Page Pathfinders make it easier to browse through the collections to get a quick sense of what's in the collections. Pathfinders group the American Memory collections into five basic categories: Events, People, Places, Time, and Topics. Try a quick browse through these Pathfinders to narrow the number of collections that have information on your subject.”


Tues., Jan. 2, 2007 - Homework Help / Biology Online / Science Tracer Bullets Online

Sites found in:
CPL Internet Gazette
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 12:01:17 -0400
Volume 8, Issue 10
October 2006


…valuable resources available through the SuffolkWeb, You can go through the CPL
homepage, , and click on SuffolkWeb; under
Collections, click on "Kids &Teens." Then choose either Kids Homework Help
or Teen Homework Help. On the Kids site, categories include: reference
(almanacs, encyclopedias, flags, states, timelines, etc.); math (general
math, in-depth math and puzzles); religion, science (agriculture, astronomy
& space, botany, computers and the Internet, earth science -- earthquakes,
geologic time, rocks & minerals, volcanoes, weather -- energy, dinosaurs,
human body, insects & spiders, etc); arts (dance, music, visual arts);
biographies (collective & individual); holidays & events; social studies
(African American history, Civil War, countries, decades, geography,
immigration, Long Island information, native Americans, pilgrims,
renaissance, westward expansion, women's history, world wars); language arts
(dictionaries, grammar, library research, report writing, vocabulary, etc);
and world regions. Teen sites provide links to sites for English, health,
math, science, social studies, arts, finding articles, career development &
occupational studies, and creating a bibliography/works used list. In the
English site, you can find: author information, biographies,, Cliffs Notes & Blooms eBooks, literary criticisms, guide
to grammar and writing, Litfinder, tips for writing a great book report,
etc. You can also find Educator Resources and Resources on the Web on the
SuffolkWeb site.


Biology students can find help on Biology Online, You can post and find answers to your
questions at Biology Forum. Discussions are divided into different
categories, and after you register you can "create biology related
communities." The latest discussions are featured on the homepage. Thousands
of terms are contained in the Dictionary of Biology. The terms work in
conjunction with the Biology Tutorials on a range of subjects -- cell
biology, genetics, fresh water ecology, human neurology, origins of life,
plant biology, etc. Biology on the Web covers "a broad base of scientific
sites that are related to the content of Biology Online" in the areas of
biology, chemistry, environment, earth science and agriculture.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


An interesting site for older science students from the Library of
Congress is Science Tracer Bullets Online, This series "contains research
guides that help you locate information on science and technology subjects."
Each "bullet" contains a brief introduction, list of resources and
strategies for finding more sites.
Topics are listed from A-Z, from Astronomy & Astrophysics to The Brain,
Edible Wild Plants, Global Warming, Solar Energy, UFOs, Women in the
Sciences, etc. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Provided by Hara Cohen from Commack Public Library.

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