Saturday, September 01, 2007


Sat., Sept. 1, 2007 - Film School

Film School
From the site:
“Welcome to IFC's Film School Curriculum, a FREE public service initiative that uses the excitement of filmmaking to engage high school students in their English classes. Developed to meet the standards of the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Reading Association, as well as the National Education Technology Standards from ISTE, IFC's Film School Curriculum provides the tools to get students energized about classroom activities while simultaneously accomplishing core educational goals.” Free registration required.


Sat., Sept. 1, 2007 - Digital Storytelling

Educational Uses for Digital Storytelling
From the site:
“Digital Storytelling is a fantastic way to engage students, teachers and just about anyone else who has ever wanted to be the next Ken Burns or Steven Spielberg. There are many different definitions of "digital storytelling," but in general, all of them revolve around the idea of combining the longstanding art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video animation, and Web publishing.”

SEE ALSO two sites that I previously posted:

The Elements of Digital Storytelling

Center for Digital Storytelling


Sat., Sept. 1, 2007 - Random House's Mini-Sites for Kids

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Wednesday, May 2, 2007, and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:
Random House's Mini-sites for Kids!

Age Range: All!

When you reach this site, you will see photos representing about a dozen top
children's collections, including Magic Tree House, Dr. Seuss, Golden Books,
Junie B., Disney, and more. (If you don't see your favorite, scroll down for
more choices.) Click on any photo, and you will reach a mini site especially
for children who enjoy these books. These sites include information about
the books and author(s), fun activities, and more!

Near the top of the page, "contests and games" takes you to a page where you
can play games related to your favorite books. For example, you can get a
"passport" and keep track of your progress through the wildly popular Magic
Tree House series. Or you can choose a writing competition to enter!

You can find out about new releases, learn about your favorite author, and
see which books have recently won awards. This site also features
recommended reading lists by theme.

If you look across the top of the page, you can find special sections for
teens, teachers and librarians.

Enjoy! :)

MaryAnna Cashmore
Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2007, 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.


Sat., Sept. 1, 2007 - LOCUS Online (SciFi, Fantasy, Horror) / Bestseller Lists 1900-1995

Sites found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007

LOCUS Online : News, Reviews, Resources, and Perspectives of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Record Id: 667910
Created: 2007-05-04 00:21:42
Categories: liberal

LOCUS Online offers fantasy, science fiction, and horror genre
resources: feature articles, new book releases, event listings, awards,
website links, publishing news, interviews, indexes, and directories, as
well as tables of contents and brief excerpts from the print version of
LOCUS Magazine.

[SEE ALSO: Links and Portals - Phyllis ]

Bestseller Lists 1900-1995
Record Id: 667909
Created: 2007-05-03 23:58:42
Categories: liberal

Annual lists of bestselling fiction and nonfiction books of the 20th
century from Publishers Weekly.


Sat., Sept. 1, 2007 - Phyllis' Favorites from CJRLC Newsletter, Aug.-Sept. 2007

Phyllis' Favorites from CJRLC Newsletter, Aug.-Sept. 2007, Pg. 3
Newsletter Archives


The Children's Music Web

Cool Stuff Being Made

Cornell University's Political Americana Collection
[NOTE: May need to disable pop-up blocker]

Dictionary of Victorian London

EarthTrends: Environmental Information

Enchanted Learning and Zoom School

Eternal Egypt

Federal Register
What is the Electoral College?

M.C. Escher

One World: Nations Online

Slavery in America

Strange Science: The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology

Friday, August 31, 2007


Fri., Aug. 31, 2007 - Science Monster

Science Monster
Includes: Solar System, Mars, Star Tour, Virtual Globe, World Watch, Gravity & Inertia, and Robots.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Links to Other Sites
Includes links to sites on Space, Ocean, Bugs, Science, and Animals


Fri., Aug. 31, 2007 - HubbleSite

Site found in:

HubbleSite - out of the ordinary, out of this world
No wonder this site won both a 2007 Webby award and a People's Voice
award. Besides the gallery of Hubble images and videos, there's info
about the discoveries this space-based telescope made possible, astronomy
teaching resources, interactive features and podcasts, an FAQ file, and
even instructions to kids on building a scale model.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2007.


Fri., Aug. 31, 2007 - The Universe

The Universe
From the site:
“From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the unknown, history and science collide in this epic exploration of the Universe and its mysteries. It's a very old universe. Yet just 50 years since man first ventured into outer space, the heavens are yielding their greatest secrets.”
From the site:
“From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the unknown, history and science collide in this epic exploration of the Universe and its mysteries. Learn more about our ancient Universe.”


Fri., Aug. 31, 2007 - Frontline: Much Ado About Something / Bringing the Universe - Real and Imagined - Into the Classroom

Sites found in:
PBS Teachers Newsletter: September 2 - 9, 2007

Much Ado About Something
Offline Activity/Project

Examine Shakespeare's plays and language, along with the
English Renaissance, to explore the controversy surrounding the
authorship of Shakespeare's works.

Teacher’s Guide

Home Page: - previously posted.
Video excerpts:
Readings and Links:
- Phyllis ]

---- with Andy Carvin
Bringing the Universe - Real and Imagined - Into the Classroom
3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12

Host Andy Carvin highlights the educational possibilities of the
recent addition of high-resolution space imagery to the Web.
Shortened URL:

Copyright 2007 PBS Online

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Thurs., Aug. 30, 2007 - ABC Toon Center

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, May 5, 2007, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
ABC Toon Center

Age Range: 4-10 approximately, but fun for all (See educational notes

This website is a fun e-play and learning space for kids that offers a
variety of interactive games. It also has a special section that helps kids
learn how to draw their own cartoons!

When you get to the site you will be greeted by your hosts, Kat and Hoot
(two cartoon animals). If you click on "Cartoon Corner" on the menu you can
learn to draw your own version of Hoot and Kat online or offline. Just
follow the instructions to copy what you see on the screen, then color it
online. Or copy what you see on the computer screen onto a piece of paper
and then color it. You can also mix up the parts of four cartoon characters
to create one of your own using the "Magic Toon Machine."

In addition to the cartoon drawing instructions, there are plenty of games
for children on this site including dot-to-dots, mazes, word searches, and
jigsaw puzzles. For a bit more challenge, click on "Become a Junior Ranger"
and complete all six challenges to gain access to the secret clubhouse.
(Each challenge, when completed correctly, will reveal one secret letter.
Put the letters together to form the secret password to the clubhouse, which
contains more games and fun. :)

Educational Note: At the bottom of the home page, you will see a link to
FROM THE ABC TOON CENTER TEACHER'S PAGE." Click on that, or click on the
"Visitor's Center" logo in the upper right corner of the page. Both lead to
the same spot where you will find a menu of learning activities that changes
each day of the week. Also, in the upper left corner of the home page is a
clickable icon that says, "Learning with Kat," that takes you to a few
educational activities for pre-readers and emergent readers.

BONUS! For those who would like a little more cartooning practice, Gary
Harbo, a "cartoonist in residence" at the Charles Schultz museum in Santa
Rosa, CA, posts a new 10-step cartoon drawing lesson to his site on the
first day of each month. Books containing the collections of past cartoons
are also available for sale on the site, together with a few sample pages.
You can visit his site at: .

MaryAnna Cashmore
Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2007, 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., Aug. 30, 2007 - Professor Garfield (K-6): Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Comics Lab

Professor Garfield
Select Grade Level: K-6
Sections on Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies
More pages listed on top menu line

Professor Garfield’s Comics Lab
(Requires first name login)

Teacher Resources

Sections on Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies


Thurs., Aug. 30, 2007 - A Woman's Work is Never Done

A Woman's Work is Never Done
From the site:
“A look at women's work, from before the American Revolution through the Industrial Revolution, using selected images from the Society's collection.”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Aug. 30, 2007 - Sites found on NEAT NEW STUFF, MAY 4, 2007

Sites found in:

11th Annual Webby Awards
Links to the winners in a variety of categories, as well as to those
chosen by the "people's voice" and to the finalists in each category.
[NOTE: Winners from previous years also available. Some previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Bully Online: bullying in the workplace, school, family and community
Includes information on the negative effects of bullying, practical
actions to take against it, case histories, resources for employers, and
an extensive list of resources.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Discovering Antarctica - teaching and learning resources
This very cool site (a 2007 Webby award finalist) offers backgrounders,
images, audios, videos, interactives, a glossary, and teachers'

The American Museum of Natural History's site for kids. Each of
the "ologies" - marine biology, archaeology, astronomy, etc. - includes
polls, Stuff To Do, "Meet the Ologists," "What Do You Know?" and a
section on "What's the Big Idea?"
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Social Psychology Network - Links by Subtopic
Social psychology addresses many of our most common human issues -
aggression, racism, attraction, gender issues, divorce, and lots more.
This site directs us to prime research sites for those issues.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Womenfolk: the Art of Quilting
This visual feast of a site includes a history of American quilting, of
quilting patterns, and of the quilting styles of various ethnic groups -
all beautifully illustrated. Also includes news, little known facts, info
on quilt care, and links to interesting quilts and techniques.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2007.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Wed., Aug. 29, 2007 - pipl: People Search Engine

The most comprehensive people search on the web

From the site:
“Welcome to the Deep Web

There are various reasons why you might need to search for people, you may need to find a lost relative, an old flame, a classmate or a business contact - but if you are using a search engine such as Google or Yahoo to search for people, you have probably realized by now that it might work in some cases but in most cases it won't.

How come the best search engines fail so miserably when it comes to people search? The answer lies in a little known but very important part of the web called "the deep web".

Also known as "invisible web", the term "deep web" refers to a vast repository of underlying content, such as documents in online databases that general-purpose web crawlers cannot reach. The deep web content is estimated at 500 times that of the surface web, yet has remained mostly untapped due to the limitations of traditional search engines.

Since most personal profiles, public records and other people-related documents are stored in databases and not on static web pages, most of the higher-quality information about people is simply "invisible" to a regular search engine.”


Wed., Aug. 29, 2007 - SKIL: Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial

SKIL: Stanford's Key to Information Literacy - an interactive tutorial!
From the site:
“The individual modules of SKIL cover key concepts about research skills and resources, with interactive exercises to reinforce your learning.”

Module 1 - Searching Expertise
Module 2 - Selecting Sources
Module 3 - Databases
Module 4 - Locating
Module 5 - The Web
Module 6 - Use Criteria
SKIL Glossary


Wed., Aug. 29, 2007 - Warrior Challenge / Statisticians in History / Time Collections: Tennis Greats and other categories

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, May 10, 2007
Read This Online :

Warrior Challenge
Companion to a 2003 reality-TV series where "modern-day men and women [took] on the task of fighting as knights, Vikings, Roman soldiers and gladiators." Provides historical and educational features for to each type of warrior, warrior profiles, links to teaching tools and websites, and related material. From Thirteen/WNET.
LII Item:
[SEE ALSO: Resources: – Phyllis]

Statisticians in History
"Here you will find biographies on some of the most accomplished statisticians in history. Also featured, are papers written by some of these statisticians." Covers individual such as Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, "one of the most picturesque characters in computer history," and Florence Nightingale, who was a math tutor before she became a nurse and who "invented colorful polar-area diagrams to dramatize medical data." From the American Statistical Association.
LII Item:

Time Collection: Tennis Greats
Collection of Time magazine covers and stories about tennis players such as Helen Wills, Althea Gibson, Bobby Riggs, Jimmy Connors, and Bjorn Borg. Includes quotes highlighting the magazine's tennis coverage. From Time magazine.
LII Item:

[SEE ALSO: Time’s Archive Collection
Categories include: Arts & Entertainment, Current Events, Education, Health & Medicine, History, People, Social Issues. and Sport. - Phyllis

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2007 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Wed., Aug. 29, 2007 - From ResourceShelf May 4-10, 2007

Sites found in:

May 4-10, 2007


US Copyright Office Circular 22 –
How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work


FCC Adopts Report on Violent Television Programming and Its Impact on Children
News Release
Full Text (39 pages; PDF)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [has released a Report on the issue of excessively violent television programming and its impact on children. The FCC found that research indicates exposure to violence in the media can increase aggressive behavior in children, at least in the short term. Given this finding, the FCC recommends that action should be taken to address violent programming.
Source: FCC (via
DocuTicker is a service of ResourceShelf that provides a non-stop stream of new full text reports (often posted within hours of publication) from a variety of sources.

Civil Rights Resource Guide
This guide provides links to Library of Congress and external Web sites focusing on civil rights and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.
Source: LoC
External Web Sites:


Time 100 (Most Influential People), 2007
The 2007 Time 100 has been published.,28757,1595326,00.html
Shortened URL:
[NOTE: Earlier years previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Resource of the Week:
Historic Government Publications From World War II
By Shirl Kennedy, Senior Editor

Let’s face it; we’re librarians. We love history, we’re big fans of digital libraries…and we have a somewhat unnatural fondness for government documents. So we were delighted to discover this particular time sink collection, which we felt you might enjoy as well…We especially like the fact that you can either click through to browse each document page by page, or download the entire item as a PDF, for closer examination and/or printing at your leisure. A text box for a quick keyword search is available on the home page. More extensive search options allow you to restrict your search field — e.g., title, author, etc. Or you can build your own search, with boolean operators. Extensive help is available.”

For complete review:
Shortened URL:

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Tues., Aug. 28, 2007 - On the Trail of Captain Joh Smith: A Jamestown Adventure

Site found in:
National Geographic Education Update: Jamestown Anniversary
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007

On the Trail of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Adventure
Celebrate Jamestown’s 400-year anniversary with games, lesson plans, and activities from National Geographic!

Celebrate the 400-year anniversary of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the U.S., with a new interactive adventure for kids from National Geographic. Join John Smith on his explorations of the Chesapeake Bay and his encounters with Pocahontas, high chief Powhatan, and other inhabitants of the Chesapeake region. Build your own Jamestown fort, shoot a bow and arrow, go on a boat race, and more!


Tues., Aug. 28, 2007 - HyperHistory Online

HyperHistory Online
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
From LII:
“Charts of history from 1000 B.C. to the present time, with abbreviated information for the years before 1000 B.C., including cosmology and prehistory. Provides indexes for people, events, and general history, covering empires and invasions, inventions and achievements, rulers and leaders, artists, writers, philosophers, and scientists; names of people, places, and events on the timelines link to brief narratives. Also includes maps and an index of over 1,000 people. Based on the World History Chart.”

Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII.


Tues., Aug. 28, 2007 - School History (UK)

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Thursday, May 3, 2007, and time for History at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
School History
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Age Range: 4-18

Today's United Kingdom-based website offers a tremendous amount of FREE
resources for learning (interspersed with occasional plugs to purchase
software programs). The site can be navigated in several ways. Use the red,
horizontal menu across the top to access lessons, games, and quizzes, or use
the grade-range menu directly below it to sort the activities according to
the student's age. You can also click on any topic of interest that is
featured on the landing page. Here is what you will find:

*Links - Get over 1,000 links to history websites sorted first by the age-
or grade-range they are suited for, and then divided into topic categories
such as Aztecs, Magna Carta, Spanish Armada, Industrial Revolution, etc.

*Lessons - These are illustrated lessons with short text, hyperlinked
vocabulary/definitions, and captivating tone, yet the material is not at all
frivolous. You can learn a lot here!

*Resources - Free downloadable .pdf worksheets and PowerPoint presentations.
This is a LARGE collection, well organized by age and topic, annotated, and
well done. Many of these were created by teachers. Definitely worth a look!

*Interactivities - Here are opportunities to show what you know. Fill in
online diagrams, write an essay, or make a cool storyboard with your choice
of several colorful backgrounds and characters to complement your text!

*Games - The rest of this site is great, but it's ok to admit that this game
section is the REALLY fun part! :) Here you will find such games as Penalty
Shootout, Make Your Teacher Walk the Plank, One- or Two-Player HoopShoot,
Beat da' Bomb, and more! All of these exciting and highly motivational games
have been customized by teachers and students, so there is an amazing
collection of history questions you can choose from in order to beat these

*Quizzes - Here you can find a variety of quiz types - matching, multiple
choice, flash cards, word searches, and more - and again, an extensive list
of topics!

*Teachers - You can create your own content or questions for most of the
interactivities, lessons, quizzes, worksheets, presentations, and other
items found on this site! You can also access a vast collection of teacher
helps, hints, and much more! Or go see what bits of wisdom and experience
you can glean from history teachers in the forum!

*Students - There's a forum here for you, too, but it's a little harder to
find. Look at the top left corner of the main page. You'll see the word
"Students" - that's you! Browse through the four years' worth of archived
questions and answers in this moderated forum organized by age and subject.
Learn about topics you never even knew existed, or use the "search" function
to find the answer to that history question you've always wanted to ask. If
you don't find the answer, you can register and join the forum (with
parent's permission and proper internet safety precautions in mind, of
course); real live teachers are there to help you find the answers you seek.

You will definitely want to bookmark this incredible page and return often!

MaryAnna Cashmore
Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2007, 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.


Tues., Aug. 28, 2007 - The 20 Greatest Historical Myths

The 20 Greatest Historical Myths

[NOTE: Just passing this along. I have not checked them for accuracy.- Phyllis ]

Monday, August 27, 2007


Mon., Aug. 27, 2007 - Advanced Quantum Information Science: Unlocking Secrets

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Advanced Quantum Information Science: Unlocking Secrets

Today's site, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's
Quantum Information Program, offers a presentation outlining the
significance of the field in layperson's language. Gentle Subscribers will
find a challenging exhibit covering the current advances and future
expectations in this cutting edge area of scientific research.

"America’s future prosperity and security may rely in part on the exotic
properties of some of the smallest articles in nature. Research on quantum
information (QI) seeks to control and exploit these properties for
scientific and societal benefits. This remarkable field combines physics,
information science, and mathematics in an effort to design
nanotechnologies that may accomplish feats considered impossible with
today’s technology." - from the website

The presentation explains some of the practical applications originating
from this interdisciplinary field, such as encryption codes and code
breaking, and where these technologies are being used. Additional
information covers the ground-breaking work in quantum mechanics, with
respect to a new paradigm in computer technology and the future prospect of
quantum computing. In the realm of dazzling science, the concept of quantum
teleportation, involving the transfer of the salient properties of one atom
to another without physical contact, is difficult to top. The site also
includes data on the hot topics of ion entanglement and quantum

Nip over to the site to explore some of the remarkable facets of quantum
information at:

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


Mon., Aug. 27, 2007 - Frontline: Hot Politics / Enrico Fermi and the Nuclear Chain Reaction / Math Lab and Math Lab Rap Song

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
May 4, 2007
Volume 13, Number 17

The Scout Report on the Web:
Current issue:
This issue:


Frontline: Hot Politics

While scientists have been talking about global warming for several decades,
attempting to get politicians of different political stripes to act on these
pressing matters has been frustrating for many people. This provocative and
thoughtful documentary from Frontline takes a look at the “political
decisions that have prevented the United States government from confronting
one of the most serious problems facing humanity today.” As with other
Frontline sites, visitors can view the program in its entirety here, and
then take advantage of the numerous extras offered on the site. A section of
the site that should not be missed is that offered by the Center for
Investigative Reporting, which features scientific reports that were
suppressed by different government agencies and profiles of five prominent
global warming skeptics, among other excellent items. Also, visitors can
read special interview with various policy-makers and politicians, such as
Senator Chuck Nagel, Newt Gingrich, and Christine Todd Whitman. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other pages from Frontline previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Enrico Fermi and the Nuclear Chain Reaction [pdf]

On December 2nd 1942, physicist Enrico Fermi and his colleagues at the
University of Chicago successfully obtained the first controlled self-
sustaining nuclear chain reaction in a former squash court beneath the
athletic fields. Visitors to this fine digital collection created by The
University of Chicago Library can learn about this event and Fermi through a
selection of materials, including hand-written notes, papers, images, and so
on. Visitors may wish to read the biographical essay of Fermi located in the
“About Enrico Fermi” area, and then proceed to the “Enrico Fermi Collection”
area, which includes digitized copies of his notebooks that address such
topics as elementary topics, the famed Chicago cyclotron, and notes for a
course on nuclear physics. The site also has a nice selection of images that
include photographs of the converted squash court where the chain reaction
took place and a sketch of the experiment itself. Finally, the site is
rounded out by a copious list of additional online resources related to
Fermi and his work. [KMG]


Math Teaching and Learning Center
Math Lab Rap song

Located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is part
of the state’s vast university system. Under the direction of Dr. Jeanne
Foley, the Math Teaching and Learning Center has created a number of helpful
instructional activities for students and educators. First-time visitors to
the site will want to start by looking over their recent report on combining
technology with traditional approaches to improve student outcomes in
algebra courses for some helpful insights. Next, they might want to look
over some of their resources on their course web sites. The site is rounded
out by a selection of articles and links that talk about the Center’s recent
successes. Visitors should not leave the site without listening to a rap
created by student Marvin Ealy as the rap offers a lyrical tribute to the
good work they do there at the Center. [KMG]


>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.


Mon., Aug. 27, 2007 - Understanding Nanotechnology

Understanding Nanotechnology
From the site:
“The Understanding Nanotechnology Website is dedicated to providing clear explanations of nanotech applications in areas such as energy, medicine, and consumer goods. In line with my experience as co-author of Nanotechnology For Dummies, I attempt to make the concepts of nanotechnology understandable by anyone.”


Mon., Aug. 27, 2007 - The Odd Machine (EdHeads)

The Odd Machine
From the site:
“The Compound Machine:
Learn how forces and simple machines can work together to create The Compound Machine!”

[NOTE: Other activities from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Sun., Aug. 26, 2007 - Your Ocean

The National Maritime Museum: Your Ocean

Teachers Section

From the site:
“The National Maritime Museum has developed a website and exhibition exploring the impact of the ocean on our lives and the importance of sustaining it for the future… The website has been designed to stand on its own as an interesting and intriguing resource on our ocean and is primarily designed for pupils aged 11 – 14, although it is also fascinating for the general public and for younger pupils too.” Site includes glossary.


Sun., Aug. 26, 2007 - Marine Conservation: About Our Oceans

From WWF (formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund):

Marine Conservation

About Our Oceans: Blue Planet - This is not Planet Earth, it’s Planet Water
From the site:
“Life began in the oceans, and continues to thrive in its diverse habitats. With as many as 100 million species - from the largest animal that has ever lived on Earth, the blue whale, to the tiniest bacteria - marine biodiversity far outweighs that on land. And new species are being discovered all the time.”

[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Aug. 26, 2007 - Sea Searchers Handbook

Sea Searchers Handbook
From the site:
“The Sea Searchers Handbook, published by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 1996, provides a treasure of activities, from art to science and from math to language arts. Explore rocky shores, wetlands, sandy shores, kelp forests, the open sea and the deep sea and enjoy over 90 hands-on activities.”

The handbook is available in PDF format. You can download each section separately or the entire book.

[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted - Phyllis ]


Sun., Aug. 26, 2007 - The Cryosphere Today (sea ice)

The Cryosphere Today
From the site:

“Thursday, August 16, 2007 - New historic sea ice minimum
One week after dipping below 4 million square kilometers Northern Hemisphere sea ice area and setting the new historic record NH sea ice minimum, there is currently 3.58 million sq. kilometers sea ice area. This new minimum is almost 11% lower than the previous historic minimum.

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - New historic sea ice minimum
There is currently 3.22 million sq. kilometers sea ice area in the Northern Hemisphere.”

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