Saturday, May 31, 2008


Sat., May 31, 2008 - Variations on a Theme: Romanticism from the Canvas to the Printing Press to the Opera House

Variations on a Theme: Romanticism from the Canvas to the Printing Press to the Opera House
From Thinkquest Index:
“In an age of sweeping revolution and change, the heart of a continent torn by hysteria and madness ventured out of the darkness of the city to return to the wilds of nature. Individuality, nature, and emotion dominated the minds of restless individuals weary of logic, reason, science, and industry. The spirit of an era awoke, fueled with passion and rebellion, and quickly spread to all aspects of culture to unveil everything contrary to the Enlightenment-- the disturbing, the supernatural, the beautiful, and the wild. Romanticism, intense and rebellious, overthrew all conventions; convention had never been defied in such a manner before, nor would it ever be restored again. This website specifies how far Romanticism pervaded culture and continent; it shows how lasting works of Romantic art, literature, and music representative of the great era are only variations on a theme. Through an online magazine, users can voice their own Romantic opinions and create their own Romantic work. Through a series of informative articles, quizzes, and discussion topics, users can better familiarize themselves and identify with the ground-breaking movement that has led to the way society is today.”

2001 Achievement Award


Sat., May 31, 2008 - Read Write Think: Web Resouce Gallery

Web Resources Gallery
From the site:
“The Web Resources Gallery offers links to a myriad of useful English language arts resources on the Internet. You may use the drop-down menus above to sort ReadWriteThink's Web Resources by grade band and resource type. See our Resource Definitions for a description of each resource type.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., May 31, 2008 - Physics Life / Interact / 50 Best Sesame St. Moments / Instructify / Flashback History Movies

Sites found in:
Larry Ferlazzo's Website Update January, 2008

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Physics Life
From the site:
“Explore the physics all around you with this animated cartoon street.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL. - Phyllis ]

Physics Life is just one of the 17 pages from Interact

A selection of interactive websites and games that show a different side of physics.


50 Best Sesame Street Moments
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“It's one of the longest-running shows in television history, and one of the best-loved — so perhaps it's not surprising that there are more than 20,000 Sesame Street videos on YouTube alone. Babble combed through countless fan sites and video pages — not to mention our collective memories — to bring you the 50 most memorable moments in Sesame Street history.


Instructify posts about online resources useful to educators.


Flashback History Movies
From the site:
“Go Back In Time with 888 Flash Back Movies of Historical Events
Everyone should know a little about their history, and the stories behind the events that shaped the world that we live in today. That is exactly the reason why has made a collection of informative and interesting short movies to explain some of the important events of the past several centuries. Books and TV programmes can teach you a lot, but a little spice and humour makes learning even more exciting.

“That's where the historical movies on can help. These flash back movies make learning about history fun. 888 Flash Back offers an ever-growing collection of humorous and educational movies each short and easily digestible, which will teach you about important historical events in a fun and entertaining way.

“These free flash movies can be embedded into your own web site or blog, and you can share them with your friends and pass them on through email. Each movie is accompanied by a little text which explains the details surrounding the event in question. Enjoy the movie, enrich your knowledge of the world, and have fun - all for free!”


Sat., May 31, 2008 - NGAkids: Still Life / Teacher Workshops / Runaway Prevention / Great Pandemic / Data Simulations / Pedagogy in Action

Sites found in:
Tue, 18 Dec 2007

New resources at FREE, the website that makes
teaching resources from federal agencies easier to find:
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

NGAkids Still Life
lets kids of all ages compose their own still life paintings
(on the web) using images of fruits, flowers, and other
objects and artistic elements. Experiment with perspective,
size, and spatial arrangements; add textured brushstrokes.
See a slideshow of 38 still life paintings. Identify common
elements; try to guess the artists who painted them.
(National Gallery of Art)
[NOTE: from The Art Zone,
and NGA Kids previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Teacher Workshops
provides presentations and handouts from summer workshop
sessions on emergent literacy, music, and poetry; improving
visual and verbal literacy; integrating dance and literature;
and designing embedded assessments for the K-12 classroom.
(Department of Education)
[NOTE: Subjects include Literacy, Foreign Language, Math, Science, History,
and Arts. Some previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Let's Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum
is designed to help educate youth about alternatives to
running away. It is presented in 14 modules offering lessons
to help teachers and community-based organizations lead
discussions with youth. Topics include communication and
listening, adolescent development, personal influences, peers,
families, roles and responsibilities, runaway reality, and
more. (National Runaway Switchboard, Department of Health and
Human Services)


The Great Pandemic
tells the story of the 1918 outbreak of the Spanish flu, which
killed an estimated 675,000 Americans and 30 to 50 million
people worldwide. Learn about life in the U.S. in 1918, the
nation's health and medical care, and what happened when the
pandemic struck. Find out how people fought it, the legacy it
left, and what happened in your state. See photos,
newspapers, and other primary documents. Read biographies of
key individuals. (Department of Health and Human Services)


Teaching with Data Simulations
helps students visualize abstract statistical concepts and see
dynamic processes behind the gathering, analysis, and
interpretation of statistics. Each sample activity includes
instructions, teaching tips, assessment ideas, and references.
In one activity, students design a blind taste test of two
sodas. In another, students learn that larger sample sizes
produce better estimates and develop an appreciation for
factors affecting sampling variability. (SERC, National
Science Foundation)
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Pedagogy in Action
documents more than 25 pedagogic techniques for teaching
sciences to undergraduates: case-based learning, game-based
learning, making and testing conjectures, peer review,
quantitative writing, role playing, using spreadsheets, and
others. Find more than 600 learning activities in biology,
environmental science, geography, geoscience, math, and
physics. (SERC, National Science Foundation)

archive of past messages

Friday, May 30, 2008


Fri., May 30, 2008 - Textile Museum / Common Threads: Unraveling the World of Textiles / Flowers of Silk & Gold: Four Centuries of Ottoman Embroidery

yPBS’s Blythe Bennett Recommended Site

Textile Museum

Taking in Textiles!
View vibrant textiles in this informative site dedicated to the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. Kimonos, tapestries, rugs, molas, and other non-Western textiles are represented.

Exhibitions and Online Exhibitions


Common Threads: Unraveling the World of Textiles
[NOTE: Use Site Map to easily access site sections. ]
From the site:
“The Museum's interactive online learning experience, Common Threads: Unraveling the World of Textiles, features resources for teachers and suggestions for using that site in the classroom.”

Flowers of Silk and Gold: Four Centuries of Ottoman Embroidery.
From the site:
“The Ottoman Empire spanned seven centuries and preceded modern Turkey. At its height the Empire extended over three continents. Ottoman art, including embroidered textiles, reflects both the abundance and wealth of the Empire. Embroidery was practiced by much of the population. Textiles were an integral part of daily life. Produced for both household functions and as garments these textiles took on luxurious appeal through the unique designs created with shimmering silk and glistening metallic embroidery.

“This website allows The Textile Museum's exhibition Flowers of Silk and Gold: Four Centuries of Ottoman Embroidery, which was at the Museum from February 18 to July 30, 2000, to continue to delight and enrich "virtual" visitors.”
Site includes: Textile Gallery, Ottoman Culture, and Teacher Resources with lesson plans.


Fri., May 30, 2008 - Design of Desire

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Design of Desire

Today's site, from American RadioWorks, offers a compelling presentation
focusing on the latest scientific findings on various aspects of
consumerism. Gentle Subscribers will find what science has to say about the
forces that cause some to shop till they drop and some who must be dragged
into a store and the techniques used to lure everyone into the mall.

"New research is lending insight into why we want stuff that we don't need.
It also explains why some people are what are called tightwads, while other
people are spendthrifts. This site is about buying and selling. About why
we buy, how designers and marketers influence what we buy, and how
individuals are using market ideas, tricks, and tools to market
themselves." - from the website

The site features a transcript of the radio broadcast which can also be
downloaded or listened to online. Highlights of the exhibit include
sections on how designers create a connection for a specific consumer group
to a particular brand, a Spendthrift-Tightwad survey and an overview of the
new field of neuroeconomics, which explores the relationship of psychology
and economics. Recent research has indicated that a colored picture of a
brain scan is a persuasive tool in convincing people to accept scientific
findings, so there's a brain scan image displaying pain and pleasure
centers of the brain while a test subject is considering a desirable
object, to demonstrate one aspect of neuroeconomic theory.

March over to the site for a riveting and astute perspective on how
consumers can be enticed to spend at:

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


Fri., May 230, 2008 - Showing Evidence Tool: Analyzing and Evaluating Information

Showing Evidence Tool : Analyzing and Evaluating Information
From the site:
“Anyone can have an opinion, but backing it up with well-articulated evidence requires careful thinking. The Showing Evidence Tool helps students learn how to construct well-reasoned arguments and prove their case with credible evidence. The tool provides a visual framework to make claims, identify evidence, evaluate the quality of that evidence, explain how the evidence supports or weakens claims, and reach conclusions based on the evidence. This thinking tool supports activities where students debate differences, make and defend decisions, and analyze conflicting information.
The tool and related resources are available for free, from any computer that is connected to the Internet. Students may work on their claims and evidence at home or at school, and can be paired with another team to review their ideas.”


Fri., May 30, 2008 - PBS: NOW: Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking / Cheating / Affluenza / AMEX: Las Vegas

Sites found in:
PBS Teachers Newsletter: June 1-7, 2008

NOW Classroom

SAT Reading Comprehension
Use this lesson plan from NOW to practice the ability to gather
main ideas and comprehend written information.

SAT Essay Prep
Using content from NOW programs along with our supplemental
practice activities, students can broaden their knowledge base
and practice the organizational and writing skills necessary to
score well on the essay portion of the exam.

SAT Critical Reading Prep
Using content from NOW programs along with our supplemental
practice activities, students can broaden their knowledge base
and practice the reading skills necessary to score well on the
critical reading portion of the SAT exam.


Current Events Awareness
Raising student awareness of global issues is increasingly important as the countries of the world become more interdependent. At the same time, consuming domestic news with a critical eye is vital to enhancing democracy and defeating narrow-mindedness. Students also need an understanding of the world’s economy, politics, social structures and environment in order to make the best decisions about how to live their own lives. More than ever, an appreciation for news and our civic institutions is a key step toward self-empowerment and advancement.

Persuasive Writing: Take a Stand
The ability to state ideas clearly and back them up with proof is increasingly important, regardless of one’s profession, age or background. New technologies such as blogs, podcasts, instant messaging, virtual social networks and email make opinionated self-expression easier and more encouraged than ever before. At the same time, learning to distinguish reputable sources of information from inaccurate sources is challenging, yet important when making credible arguments. Learning how to recognize credible sources and use those to form opinions and support them is a skill used by everyone from sports stars and homemakers to business leaders and politicians.

News Writing and Reporting
With the evolution of citizen journalism, the barrier between news broadcaster and news consumer is blurred. But this heightens the need for strong news writing and reporting skills to avoid inaccuracy on either the giving or receiving end. Whether or not a student looks to a professional career as a journalist, adopting journalistic techniques will be useful in myriad academic and real world settings.

Making Informed Decisions & Critical Thinking
As today's students become ever more involved in using technology as a resource for daily life, it is crucial that we develop students' critical thinking skills to help them decipher the barrage of information available to them and use this information in their opinion-forming and decision-making processes. ]


It's My Life
Gr. 3-5 / 6-8
Identify behaviors that count as cheating. Explore cheating
issues, such as copying homework, copying material from the
Internet and sharing answers on a test.
[NOTE: Other pages from It's My Life ( ) previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Gr. 6-8, 9-12
Affluenza examines the high cost of achieving the most extravagant lifestyle the world has ever seen.
Last year, Americans, who make up only five percent of the world's population, used nearly a third of its resources and produced almost half of its hazardous waste. Add overwork, personal stress, the erosion of family and community, skyrocketing debt, and the growing gap between rich and poor, and it's easy to understand why some people say that the American Dream is no bargain.


American Experience
Las Vegas: An Unconventional History (Part One)
On-Air & Online
June, 2008 (Check local listings)
With its well-heeled mobsters and glamorous showgirls,
fantastical mega-casinos and dazzling displays of neon, Las
Vegas is the world's most famous monument to reckless abandon
and unbridled excess. Trace the often surprising, endlessly
entertaining history of the country's most outrageous
playground (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

[NOTE: See Teaching Guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]

Copyright 2008 PBS Online


--------Forwarded Message--------
From: American Experience on PBS
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 15:46:08 -0400
Subject: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE takes a gamble on LAS VEGAS


PART 1: SIN CITY, Monday, June 2, 2008 at 9pm (check local listings)
PART 2: AMERICAN MECCA, Monday, June 9, 2008 at 9pm (check local listings)

Well-heeled mobsters, glamorous showgirls, fantastical mega-casinos, dazzling neon displays -- it's the world's most famous monument to reckless abandon and unbridled excess. From a dusty railroad town in the middle of nowhere, Las Vegas has grown into one of the world's biggest tourist destinations. Once shunned as "Sin City" and considered beyond the pale of respectable society, it is now the epicenter of mainstream leisure. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE steps into the world of bright lights and back-room deals to illuminate what makes Las Vegas perhaps the most American city in the country.


Decades before the city's official founding, prospectors and commercial travelers realized the potential of a marshy area in southeastern Nevada. Since then, enterprising individuals and organizations have expanded and defined the desert outpost. Survey the Las Vegas area and see highlights of its development.


Sin City welcomes an astounding 37 million visitors each year! Even if you don't plan to hit the Vegas strip, you can still send an e-postcard.


Las Vegas has been called many things, including "Atomic City, USA." In the 1950s the American public witnessed above-ground nuclear bomb blasts just 65 miles from Las Vegas during the Cold War. Learn how Vegas turned atomic testing into a tourist attraction, and how the government downplayed the possible
dangers of the tests.


This week, log on to discover how Sin City managed to turn nuclear testing grounds into a tourist attraction, and learn about Vegas' race relations in the 1960s.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Thurs., May 29, 2008 - FPRI Resources for Teachers

---------Forwarded Message--------
From: Alan Luxenberg
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 16:06:38 -0400
Subject: FPRI Resources for Teachers


Before you take off for the summer, we'd like to bring to your attention a rich archive of lesson plans on a wide variety of topics in U.S. and world history. Most of the lessons were prepared by teachers participating in our weekend-long history institutes; some have been prepared by teaching fellows of FPRI's Wachman Center, including a new collection of materials just developed for our project on Teaching the History of Innovation. Also posted are resources we developed in connection with last year's webcast for students on "What Students Need to Know about 9/11 and the War on Terrorism." These will in handy for our next webcast for students on this subject on Sept. 11, 2008.

We list the lesson plans below but you can access them at:
[NOTE: List deleted from this posting. They can be accessed via the link. – Phyllis ]

For information about upcoming history weekends, visit:

For back issues of Footnotes, the Wachman Center bulletin for teachers, featuring the texts of lectures delivered at FPRI History Institutes and other essays specially designed for teachers and students, visit:

For audio and video files of lectures given at the history weekends or in our regular public programs, visit:


Thurs., May 29, 2008 - Juneteenth

NEW THIS WEEK, June 14, 2007
Read This Online :

Ethnic Resource Centers: Juneteenth
Bibliography and links to resources about Juneteenth (June 19), which "marks the anniversary of the day in 1865, when General Gordon Granger announced the 'Emancipation Proclamation' to the slaves in Texas." Includes reading/website suggestions for adults and children. From the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
LII Item:


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


Thurs., May 29, 2008 - PestWorld for Kids

PBS’s Blythe Bennett's Recommended Site
PestWorld for Kids

Why do pests like wasps, mice, ticks, roaches and other creepy
crawlies like our houses so much? Try your hand at being a pest
detective or a pest ranger. Plus, the teacher section has
lesson plans, game cards and coloring pages.

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., May 29, 2008 - National Pesticide Information Center

Site found in:
The Scout Report
December 14, 2007
Volume 13, Number 48

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

National Pesticide Information Center [pdf]

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) was created through a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its primary function is to provide "objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use." The site contains seven primary sections, including "General Information", "Technical Information", "Pest Control", and "Emergency". Most casual visitors to the site should click on over to the "General Information" area. In this section, they will find fact sheets and posters on pesticide safety, storage and disposal, and case studies. Of course, they shouldn't forget about the other areas of the site, particularly if they are interested in regulatory issues involving pesticides and emergency resources. Finally, the site also contains a search engine for those who know exactly what they need to find. [KMG]
>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2007.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Wed., May 28, 2008 - First World War

First World War: A Multimedia History of WWI
From the site:
“The purpose of this website is to provide an overview of the First World War. Necessarily a long-term undertaking - and approaching seven years into the process - much remains to be covered. Whole aspects of the conflict are light on material at present - rest assured, this is not deliberate: in time it should all find its place on the site.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., May 28, 2008 - /
From the site:
“The website includes an exhaustive day by day timeline, covering every event that occurred during World War 1, in chronological order from 1914 through to 1919, which gives a fascinating insight into what was arguably the first industrial war in our history.”
From the site:
“The website includes an exhaustive day by day timeline, covering every event that occurred during World War 2, by military theatre and in chronological order from 1939 through to 1945, which gives a fascinating insight into the most devastating war in our history.”

CAUTION: Site has a link to
offering: Papers on World War 1 & 2
SAME DAY DELIVERY!! All reports are only 10.95/page+FREE Bibliography!!!


Wed., May 28, 2008 - Avalon Project

The Avalon Project
From the site:
“The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.

“The Avalon Project will no doubt contain controversial documents. Their inclusion does not indicate endorsement of their contents nor sympathy with the ideology, doctrines, or means employed by their authors. They are included for the sake of completeness and balance and because in many cases they are by our definition a supporting document.”

Includes documents from Pre-18th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, and 21st Century.

Major Document Collections Index

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., May 28, 2008 - Sites from The Scout Report December 14, 2007

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
December 14, 2007
Volume 13, Number 48

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


The New Jersey Digital Highway [pdf]

Merging onto any highway can be a real challenge, but getting onto the New
Jersey Digital Highway is a snap. Billed as the place "Where History,
Culture, and Learning Merge", this digital archive brings together history
and culture from the Garden State’s museums, libraries, archives, and
historical societies. First-time visitors may want to perform a quick
search via their search engine, or they can also browse the collections by
time period or county. Visitors should definitely look at the collection
titled "The Changing Face of New Jersey-The Immigration Experience From
Earliest Times to the Present". Here, they can look through materials dating
back to 1741 that include oral histories, photographs, diaries, and
sheepskin deeds. [KMG]


The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: African American Women Unite For Change [pdf]
Shortened URL:

During her long life, Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator, social activist,
and prominent leader in the women's rights movement. This latest installment
in the National Park Service's "Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans"
centers on her council House in Washington, D.C., and is a fine resource for
history teachers and those with a general interest in American history. The
Council House happens to be where the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) was located for over twenty years, and a number of important discussions regarding the integration of the military took place here. Visitors to the
site will want to take a look at the historical essay on the house before
getting started, and then they will want to look at the readings on Bethune
and the NCNW. The lesson also includes a host of visual images along with
some fine classroom activities and discussion questions. [KMG]


Digital Durham

Durham, North Carolina has been the subject of many scholarly works, and its
particular location and context makes it a compelling place for persons
interested in examining urbanization, immigration, industrialization, and
emancipation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Created by Duke
University and the North Carolina State Library, this digital archive
presents a cornucopia of primary sources, including personal letters,
entries from a prominent general store in the region, maps, and census data.
Visitors should feel free to browse through these documents, or they can
also perform a detailed search. Other features of the site include a brief
geographic overview of the Piedmont region and a glossary of terms used in
the 1880 census. Educators will enjoy looking over the "Teachers’ Corner",
which includes lesson plans that utilize some of the primary documents in
the archive. [KMG]



>From Manchester to Dubai, the Emporis website is a real treat for
architects, urbanists, geographers, and anyone with an interest in
buildings. Currently, the site contains detailed information on buildings
and companies in over 50,000 cities, and visitors can enter a city of
interest in the search engine to get started. For the spatially-minded,
there's also a "World Map" area where they may click on the continents to
take a tour of buildings large and small. Each entry contains a selection of
photographs and details about the building's materials, architectural style,
height, and other details. Some buildings also have a "Facts" section which
offers up other relevant tidbits. Overall, it is a well-designed site that
is worth several return visits. [KMG]


Wine, Worship & Sacrifice [Adobe Flash Player]

"Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani", organized
by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Institute for the Study of the
Ancient World of New York University, presents an array of objects that
document the ancient culture of Colchis (modern-day Georgia). The objects
presented here include: gold, silver and ceramic vessels; jewelry; bronze
sculpture; Greek and Colchian coins; and Greek glassware. Metal - gold,
silver, iron or bronze - was the main medium of Colchian art and
craftsmanship. Browsing the exhibit highlights reveals a plethora of gold
and precious metal, such as a gold necklace with turtle- shaped pendants,
weighing in at 3 ounces, or a gold bracelet in the shape of a boar's head
that weighs almost one-fourth of a pound. Perhaps the most interesting
portion of the site is the close examination of Grave 24, discovered by
archaeologists in August of 2004. Grave 24 contained "more than 1000 pieces
of gold, hundreds of silver objects and more than 15,000 beads in glass,
faience and various semi-precious stones." The web site shows a selection of
these objects in their original context, and also allows visitors to zoom in
for more information. [DS]
[NOTE: Complete list of online exhibitions
Some exhibitions previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Tues., May 27, 2008 - University Channel

University Channel
Topics covered are listed in a tag cloud on the home page.

From the site:
“The UChannel (also known as the University Channel) makes videos of academic lectures and events from all over the world available to the public. It is a place where academics can air their ideas and present research in a full-length, uncut format. Contributors with greater video production capabilities can submit original productions.

“The UChannel presents ideas in a way commercial news or public affairs programming cannot. Because it is neither constrained by time nor dependent upon commercial feedback, the UChannel's video content can be broad and flexible enough to cover the full gamut of academic investigation.

“While it has unlimited potential, the UChannel begins with a focus on public and international affairs, because this is an area which lends itself most naturally to a many-sided discussion. Perhaps of greatest advantage to universities who seek to expand their dialog with overseas institutions and international affairs, the UChannel can "go global" and become a truly international forum.

“The UChannel aims to become, literally, a "channel" for important thought, to be heard in its entirety. Television has become so much a part of the fabric of our world that it should be more than an academic interest. It should be an academic tool.

“The UChannel project is an initiative of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.”


Tues., May 27, 2008 -
From the site:
“ is your access point for the USDA food guidance system. This section contains the latest news, background information, and resources about the food guidance system. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices.

“The MyPyramid symbol represents the recommended proportion of foods from each food group and focuses on the importance of making smart food choices in every food group, every day. Physical activity is a new element in the symbol.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated - Phyllis ]


Tues., May 27, 2008 - Robert Krampf's Science Education Co.

Robert Krampf's Science Education Co.

Experiment Videos
From the site:
“I am picking out some of my favorite science experiments, and posting them as videos. I am revising the text versions too, so you can watch the video and print the new text version for your files.”

Experiment of the Week
From the site:
“These are just a few of the simple but amazing Experiment of the Week activities that Robert has been sending out for the past eleven year. When you join his free Experiment of the Week e-mail list, each week you will get an experiment that you can try yourself. Robert looks for experiments that are unusual, safe, dramatic, cheap, and fun. The list includes teachers, parents, homeschoolers, science buffs, and students, so you will get a wide variety of fun things to try.

“The experiments are targeted for a wide range of students. Most are simple enough for very young students, but Robert also tries to include suggestions for continuing the experiment at a higher level. With a bit of work, most of them can be turned into top notch science fair projects. The experiments currently reach over 180,000 households in over 95 countries.”

[NOTE: Experiments #1- 327 are posted on his Yahoo! Group site. You should not have to join Yahoo! Groups to access them. - Phyllis]

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