Saturday, July 19, 2008


Fri., July 18, 2008 - Book Reports

Sites found in:
The February 21, 2008 issue of Classroom Tools & Tips
located at:

From the site:
Use these resources to guide and inspire your students to create wonderful book reports.

Book Report Now!
Five fast and easy steps to finding a book and writing a great book report. Includes information on different types of book reports as well as templates for selected books.

abcteach: Book Report Forms
These printable forms guide students through the writing of book reports.

Better Book Reports-25 Ideas!
Tired of the same old book report formats? Spice up those old book reports with some new ideas.

More Ideas Than You'll Ever Use for Book Reports
Features several hundred creative ideas for book reports.

Book Report Sandwich
Here's a great way to gather all the ingredients you'll need to write a tasty book report.

Book Report Rubric
Use with any multimedia book review.


Fri., July 18, 2008 - Technovelgy

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Hi! It's Wednesday, February 6, 2008 and time for Language Arts at

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

Age Range: 10 and up (with constant parental supervision, see note below)

I noticed that Jules Verne's birthday was February 8th, 1828. Verne wrote
science fiction classics such as "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea," and
"Journey To the Center of the Earth." I decided to do a quick search for
Jules Verne, and came across this website - It enables you
to explore the inventions and predictions of science fiction writers that
are coming true in today's world.

The website name is pronounced, "tek-novel-gee," and according to the
website owner:

"Technovelgy" is a combination of the words "technology" and "novel." The
word "novel" can refer to a book; it can also refer to something new or
unique. And aren't science fiction novels filled with fictional ideas and
technologies that are new and unique? So, there you go.

There are over 1,475 different inventions archived at the site that were
first introduced through the imaginations of science fiction writers. When
you get to the site you can explore the featured items on the home page, or
use the menu at the top of the page to search by Glossary, Author, Book, or
Timeline. Once you find a topic that interests you, click on it and a new
page opens. That page may contain some or all of the following:

-A blurb from the novel mentioning the invention or idea.
-Commentary about the idea including comparisons and similarities to other
sci-fi technology mentioned in other novels, television shows, and movies.
-Links to science articles that discuss the current development of these
inventions and ideas in today's world.
-Links to real-world video demonstrations of the inventions.
-Links to websites with further information.

If this doesn't generate interest in reading a sci-fi novel, I don't know
what will. It will also springboard students to want to learn more about
science and technology.

NOTE: I only reviewed a sampling of what's available at this website, so AS
ALWAYS, parents should preview and supervise their children's exploration -
not only to determine the suitability of content on the Technovelgy website,
but because the links take you to other websites that I have not reviewed.

One more piece of advice: Read the FAQs (see link at the bottom of the
homepage), I found them to be helpful and I think you will too. :)

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, 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.


Fri., July 18, 2008 - Literary Timelines

Literary Timelines
Shortened URL:


Fri., July 18, 2008 - Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss
From the site:
“Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, as well as three Academy Awards, Theodor Geisel (best known as Dr. Seuss) authored and illustrated forty-four children's books. Since his first children's book in 1936, Dr. Seuss has introduced several generations of kids to the joy of reading.”
Pages has 9 links related sites (5 annotated and 4 Honorable Mentions)

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Thurs., July 17, 2008 - Sites to See: U.S. Presidents

Sites to See
U.S. Presidents
From the site:
“Sites to See:
U. S. Presidents
“Web sites about U.S. Presidents provide information, lesson plans, activities, and insights into the office of the presidency as well as the character of the men who have served in that office. Explore online biographies, facts, photos, videos, and sound clips for a picture of those U.S. presidents and the country they served. Included: Eight sites about past and present U.S. presidents.”


Thurs., July 17, 2008 - Early American History

Early American History
It’s free and on the Web!
by Allan Kulikoff
From the site:
“The Internet contains everything from newspapers and magazines to travel accounts, from maps to sheet music, from woodcuts to oil paintings, from novels to critical essays, from the proceedings of governmental bodies to the intimate details of family life.”

[NOTE: Home page Common-Place - previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., July 17, 2008 - Maps of War: March of Democracy, Imperial History of the Middle East, and more....

March of Democracy

“Where has democracy dominated and where has it retreated? This map gives us a visual ballet of democracy's march across history as the most popular form of government. From the first ancient republics to the rise of self-governing nations, see the history of democracy: 4,000 years in 90 seconds...!”

[NOTE: Imperial History of the Middle East
From the site:
“Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.”
- Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

For More Maps: Maps of War


Thurs., July 17, 2008 - Race, Racism and the Law / Strange U.S.A. / A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust

Sites found in:


Race, Racism and the Law
As has become clear during this election season, race i an issue that continues to confound and confuse Americans. This site "considers race, racism and racial distinctions in the law." Topics addressed, with introductory essays and links to statutes, case law and other key documents, include institutional racism, racial groups, citizenship rights, justice, etc.

"Consolidating the vast amount of 'Strange Stuff' out there into 1 easy to use place. Haunted buildings, places, Urban legends, cemeteries, weird places, cool places, ghost towns, and anything else that is worth your time to visit." Click on a state and then browse by town name or by type of weirdness; you'll get descriptions of the incidents, some with links to news stories.


A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
"An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature." Includes a timeline (accompanied by photos and documents), a guide to the people involved (victims, perpetrators, resisters, etc.), and suggested educational activities for elementary, middle and high school students.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2008.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Wed., July 16, 2008 - Representative Poetry Online

[NOTE: Previously posted. URL Updated.
From the site:
“Indexes: by Poet by Title by First Line by Timeline by Keyword Glossary of Poetic Terms Criticism on Poetry Canadian Poetry Introduction”
Also: Calendar (This Day in Poetry) - Phyllis ]

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Wednesday, September 3, 2003 and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:
Representative Poetry Online
[Old URL: ]
Updated URL:

This website offers thousands of representations of various kinds of poetry
spanning a timeline from Old English poetry (449-1066) to Postmodern poetry
(1980 to today). You can search the site by poem title, poet name, and even by
the first line or last line of a poem. The site also contains a timeline of
poetry and a poetry calendar that commemorates the days of the year through the
births and deaths and work of innumerable poets.

One of my favorite menu items at this site is "Random." You can ask the search
engine to produce the work of a random poet, poem, or short poem (less than 30
lines) contained in the archive. Either a poem is displayed with information on
its origins, or a biography of a poet is displayed along with a sample of
his/her work.

This is a text intensive site and is geared for usage by high school students
and up. However, parents could easily help navigate younger students through
the site - or just pick out some interesting poems (either silly or serious)
and read them aloud - or print them out to assemble your own favorite poetry

Diane Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2003, 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.


Wed., July 16, 2008 - Free Writing Courses Online / Murder in the Library /

Sites found in:



Free Writing Courses Online
Shortened URL:
Links to self-study modules offered by 10 universities to teach various kinds of writing: technical, news, essays, fiction, academic prose, and more.


Murder in the Library
Shortened URL:
Those who combine a love of libraries with a love of murder mysteries should enjoy this annotated list of mysteries featuring librarians and libraries.

I've mentioned this site before as a key resource on state government and policy. It's searchable and browsable by issue or by state. Particularly check out the backgrounders on hot topics, the links to state data resources and graphics, and the links to political and issue blogs for each state.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2008.


Wed., July 16, 2008 - Google Lit Trips

[SEE ALSO: Google Lit Trips: Bringing Travel Tales to Life - Phyllis ]

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Wednesday, February 27, 2008 and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:
Google Lit Trips
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Age Range: 5-17 (Grades K-12)

A teacher came up with the unique idea to take a digital book from
children's literature and plot out the characters' travels with the digital
mapping tools of Google Earth, providing a multidimensional learning
experience. Students can take a virtual field trip in real time to visit the
places mentioned in the book, making it even more relevant and meaningful.

When you get to the website you'll see a welcome message and featured
highlights. Frankly, if this is your first visit, the home page can be
confusing. Your best bet is to click on "Getting Started" on the menu and
listen to the interview with the teacher who developed this concept. Then,
watch the video tutorial that explains how to use Google Earth and how to
use Google Lit Trips. All of the tools you need can be downloaded for FREE
at the site.

Once you understand how to use Google Lit Trips, select the grade range
appropriate for your child. Then get ready to experience the Google Lit
Trips that have been created by various teachers for their favorites
children's books.

Grades K-5 - You'll find "The Yellow Balloon," "Paddle To The Sea," "Make
Way for Ducklings," and "By The Great Horn Spoon."

Grades 6-8 - Includes "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," "The Slave
Dancer," and "My Brother Sam is Dead."

Grades 9-12 - Get the "Aenid" by Virgil, "Candide" by Voltaire, "The Grapes
of Wrath" by John Steinbeck, "Night" by Elie Wiesel, and more.

Click on the title to access the Google Lit Trip complete with the digital
book, text and illustrations, and a virtual journey that will bring it all
to life.

This is a new venture, but as it catches on more and more titles for Google
Lit Trips will be added. The potential is exciting!

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, 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.


Wed., July 16, 2008 - Jeff Brown: Flat Stanley / Sharon Flake: The Skin I'm In / Interactive Folio: Romeo and Juliet

Sites found in:
The newsletter of Web English Teacher
March 4, 2008

Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley gets his own page, with links to lesson plans.

Sharon Flake
Lesson plans for The Skin I'm In and other books.


Interactive Folio: Romeo and Juliet
On the left, hyperlinked text of the play. Click on a link, and multimedia
support appears on the right -- definitions, graphics, sometimes a video.
Many thanks to the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare for this resource!


Carla Beard
Web English Teacher
This newsletter is copyright 2008, Web English Teacher.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Tues., July 15, 2008 - Pi Day (March 14) Pi Approximation Day (July 22)

Pi Day (March 14) / Pi Approximation Day (July 22)
From the site:
“Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Regardless of the size of the circle, pi is always the same irrational number: approximately 3.14. Twenty years ago, physicist Larry Shaw created a Pi Day celebration on March 14 at the Exploratorium Museum (see first site review) and it has grown into an international day of wacky mathematical celebrations at schools and universities around the world. July 22 (22/7 in European date format) is often also celebrated as Pi Approximation Day.”
Page includes links to 9 related sites (5 annotated, 4 honorable mentions)


Tues., July 15, 2008 - Measurement

Sites found in:
Weekly Teacher Tip Newsletter
Measurement Skills Teacher Resources: Teacher Tips #396

Measurement Theme
Site contains links to Hands On Activities, Teacher Resources, Work Sheets, Lesson Plans, Web Quests, Interactive Sites, Background Information, and more. NOTE: Many are free, access to some may require paid membership.

Measurement Background Information
Site includes annotated links to 17 measurement sites.


Tues., July 15, 2008 - Countdown: Using QuckTime Movies to Develop Math Skills

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Hi! It's Monday, March 3, 2008 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Countdown: Using Quicktime Movies to Develop Math Skills

Age Range: 6-15 (Designed for Elementary and Junior High School math

This website is a companion to the COUNTDOWN cable television program in
Chicago that teaches math to students as they watch TV. COUNTDOWN was
developed by Dr. Diane Schiller through Loyola University's School of
Education. As the website explains:

"Each week the program introduces a different math concept through direct
instruction and reinforces lessons with literature, manipulatives,
activities and related computer instruction. Student viewers are encouraged
to call a televised phone number to participate in the show by responding to
challenges presented by the on-air educators."

There have been 300 different COUNTDOWN programs broadcast and many are
archived at this website. Your students can explore math topics from simple
numbers and operations through Algebra, Geometry, and Data Analysis.

When you get to the site read the introduction. Then, click on the "Content
Index" on the horizontal menu bar at the top of your screen to see the "A to
Z" alphabetical index of topics covered from Acute Angles to Zero (as an
exponent). Click on the topic you want to learn about and watch the movie.
It's as easy as that.

The COUNTDOWN videos archived at the site allow students to engage in math
challenges "without the distraction and pressure of fellow classmates but
with the benefit of parental involvement at home." :)

This is a great resource to utilize for math instruction and remediation.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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Tues., July 15, 2008 - Sites from The Scout Report, March 7, 2008

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
March 7, 2008
The Scout Report on the Web:
Current issue:
This issue:


NOW Adventures in Democracy: Election 2008 [pdf, Macromedia Flash Player]

Democracy is, at times, a type of adventure, so the title of this website is rather appropriate. Created by staffers at PBS's long-running program "NOW", this website serves as a clearinghouse of high-quality news coverage and analysis dealing with the 2008 presidential election campaign. First-time visitors can browse through the recent news headlines on the homepage and then take a look at their recent reports. Recently, these documents have covered everything from private developers' interest in public lands and explorations into the ways candidates use the web to solicit donations. The "Democracy Toolkit" is quite a find, and visitors can use the online resources here to learn about campaign finance reform, voting machines, congressional election reform, and ballot initiatives. [KMG]


Breathing Earth [Macromedia Flash Player]

Visual simulation and representation programs and applications have been popping up online in greater numbers, and this recent find is one that will pique the interest of scientists, policy makers, and others who are concerned about carbon dioxide emission rates across the Earth. The Breathing Earth site was created by David Bleja, and he draws on a number of resources (such as the World Factbook and the United Nations) for the data that is utilized to create this site. Visitors can scroll over different countries to learn about their population, their emissions, and their birth and death rate. This interactive map and educational resource also contains a legend in the right-hand corner which explains the various symbols in use here. [KMG] [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

Created and maintained by John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson of the University of St. Andrews, this site contains a cornucopia of materials related to the history of mathematics and well-known mathematicians through the ages. Users can start by clicking on the biography index and diving right into short biographies of noted mathematicians arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Moving on, the history topics index provides brief overviews of mathematics in the Indian, Mayan, Arabic, and Babylonian cultures. Additionally, this same area provides access to pieces on the history of algebra, analysis, mathematical physics, and number theory. Visitors should not miss the "Famous Curves" index either, as those who have wondered about Pascal's Limacon, Newton's Trident, or the Witch of Agnesi will wonder no longer after reading up on these notable curves. [KMG] [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Biology Animation Library

The good folks at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provide a number of helpful and well-designed educational materials on their site, and this Biology Animation Library is a real find. Visitors to the site can view one of a dozen animations offered here, and they can also download them for their own use. The animations include a brief overview of cloning, several on DNA, gel electrophoresis, and polymerase chain reaction. One can imagine that utilizing these animations in a genetics classroom would be quite easy, and students could even use these materials as a way to review basic genetic concepts. The site is rounded out by a section on the left-hand side that contains links to other educational resources created by experts at the Dolan DNA Research Center. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Western Waters Digital Library

From the earliest European explorers to the time of modern engineers and hydrologists, the vast reserves of water within the Western United States have been the cause of both great excitement and concern. This compelling digital library brings together a wide range of documents (including legal transcripts, water project records, and personal papers) that document the Columbia, Colorado, Platte, and Rio Grande river basins. The project was completed with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and twelve university libraries in eight western states. On the homepage, visitors can perform advanced searches, or just elect to browse through the available materials. Browsing is a good option actually, as all of the materials are contained with one of four sections: subject, people, places, and signature collections. The signature collections are a real find, and visitors can look over troves that include "Native American Water Rights in Arizona", "The Platte River Basin in Nebraska", and "Las Vegas: Water in the West". [KMG]


Arts & Crafts Movement: 1880-1920 in Europe and America;id=7015%20
Shortened URL:

Skeptical of the machine age, members of the Arts & Crafts movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries espoused a belief in the work of the individual craftsman and a continual search for that which was authentic and spiritually uplifting. Some of the movement's members included William Morris, Charles Rennie MacKintosh, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This wonderful collection from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art pays homage to their spirit and their work by offering up this digital collection of their various aesthetic creations. Visitors can browse the items by major themes (such as "Art & Industry), country, and even by artists' colonies. Clicking on "Germany", visitors can learn about the elegant dinnerware created by Gebrüder Bauscher and the chairs designed by Richard Riemerschmid. Each section contains high-quality images of each item, along with short narrative pieces which reveal a bit about each region's contributions to this movement. [KMG]


British Museum: The Americas

Over the past few years, the British Museum has continued to expand their online offerings. In their "Explore" area, they have created a number of online tours that explore Asia, Africa, ancient Greece, Egypt, and Japan. This particular online tour covers the Americas through a number of thematic collections culled from their vast holdings. Visitors might wish to start by looking over the tour that includes images of kayak clothing from Greenland, as it provides some nice images and a number of insights into how kayakers past and present cope with the bone-chilling cold of the Arctic region. Moving on, the site also includes a tour titled "Unknown Amazon". Here, visitors can learn about the people who have inhabited the Amazon River basin over the past several thousand years. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other Online Tours previously posted. - Phyllis ]


National Archives Experience [Macromedia Flash Player]

After a dynamic introduction, visitors will be more than a bit intrigued by this new site created by the National Archives. Designed to give users the unique ability to create their own cache of historical documents and other ephemera, the site offers sections that include "Collect", "Backtrack", "Pathways", and "Create". The "Collect" section allows users to drag historical documents into their own collection profile and the "Backtrack" area keeps tabs on which items visitors have used so far during their exploration of the site. The "Pathways" area is quite fun, as it offers users a series of clues that reveals relationships between photographs, documents, and other records. Visitors can create their own "pathway" or take a look at the three provided here. With more than 1200 documents contained within the site, visitors will definitely want to plan several return visits. [KMG]


Diseases of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry through 1900

The National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine site has plumbed the various corners of American medicine for years, and this latest offering takes a look at the history of early American psychiatry through primary documents including photographs, biographies, and other items. The sections offered on the site cover early psychiatric hospitals and asylums, 19th century psychiatrists of note, and Benjamin Rush, who is known as "the father of American Psychiatry." The section on hospitals and asylums provides a timeline of important dates and activities, including the creation of the first asylum in America by Quakers in 1752. Visitors should also not miss the section on 19th century psychiatric debates as it covers debates about patient restraint and European influences on American psychiatry. [KMG]



There are recipes, there are bazaars, and then there is Recipezaar. Recipezaar is a fun and lively site that brings together thousands of recipes. This means that just about any food or beverage cravings will be covered here, and spending a few minutes on the site can be a good way to find a new arrow to add to one's culinary quiver. First-time visitors can look at the "Recipe of the Day" feature on the homepage, and then browse recipes by ingredient, cuisine, occasion, course, and preparation. The truly adventurous may also wish to browse a number of top categories, which include ground beef, Irish soda bread, Mexican, vegan, and casserole. Finally, visitors with tough culinary questions can submit them to the online forums, where everything from wasabi to Worcestershire sauce can be debated, diced, and discussed. [KMG]


>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Mon., July 14, 2008 - NOAA Research

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, February 26, 2008 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
NOAA Research
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Age Range: 10-14 (Designed for middle school students, but aspects of the
site will appeal to students of all ages.)

ClickSchooling list member Cie recommended this website provided by the U.S.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The goal of the site is to
provide middle school science students and teachers with research and
investigation experiences using on-line resources. You can also download
FREE Student Activity Books and teaching materials for each of the topics
that include:

*El Niño - Find out about El Niño, how it forms, and its effects on the
weather of the world.

*Storms - Investigate hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning by tracking their
courses and measuring their strength. Learn how weather is forecast.

*Atmosphere - Investigate the origins and effects of global warming and the
effects solar events have on the Earth.

*Fisheries - Manage various species of fish after learning about what
overfishing and the environment can do to commercial fishing

*Great Lakes - Interpret maps of winds, waves, and temperature. Learn about
zebra mussels and how to control them.

*Oceans - Take real measurements such as temperature and wave height and
graph the changes. Also, find out about ocean currents.

Have fun!

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Federally Registered Trademark.


Mon., July 14, 2008 - Oceanus

Site found in:
The Scout Report
December 7, 2007
Volume 13, Number 47
The Scout Report on the Web:
Current issue:
This issue:

Oceanus [Quick Time, Windows Media Player]
Impending coral catastrophes, digitally tagged manatees, and natural gas "eating" microbes are but a few of the topics covered between the pages of the magazine "Oceanus". Published by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), this nice publication features the work of researchers at WHOI via the use of photographs, interviews, and feature articles. Along the left-hand side of the homepage, visitors will find sections such as "Research News", "Features", "Interviews & Quotes", and "Students at Work". The "Features" area is a fine place to start, and visitors will no doubt want to look over pieces on "Will the Ocean Circulation Be Unbroken?" and "Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron". Persons looking for specific topics can click through areas that cover ocean chemistry, natural hazards, and twelve other thematic sections. Finally, visitors can sign up to receive email alerts about newly added materials.

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


Mon., July 14, 2008 - Marine Science Institute: Explore the Virtual Bay

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Friday, February 29, 2008 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at

Recommended Website:
Marine Science Institute: Explore The Virtual Bay

This website, sponsored by the Marine Science Institute, provides an
animated virtual exploration of the San Francisco Bay. When you get to the
site turn on your speakers to hear sound effects (fog horn, seagulls, sea
lions, etc.) and then just click on the animated creatures you see on the
screen. A pop-up window opens with a description of the creature,
information about its habitat, and what it likes to eat. You may have to
wait and watch the screen for 10 minutes or so to see *all* of the creatures
here including:

Atlantic Softshell Clam
Bay Mussel
Red Beard Sponge
Orange Anemone
Spider Crab
Acorn Barnacle
Starry Flounder
Pacific Sardine
Bat Ray
Leathery Sea Squirt
Leopard Shark

After your virtual tour, if you are interested in finding out more about the
San Francisco Bay or the Marine Science Institute and its education programs
for youth visit:
Don't miss the "Teacher Links" on the right side of the screen - there are
all kinds of resources to extend the learning with online lessons and

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Federally Registered Trademark.


Mon., July 14, 2008 - National Sea Grant Library

National Sea Grant Library
From the site:

“The NSGL is pleased to offer digital libraries on coastal and marine topics…While a few of these links bring you directly to the Sea Grant program's electronic version (HTML, PDF, etc.) most are being made available (full-text) from the NSGL server in PDF format.”

“This collection encompasses a wide variety of subjects, including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture, fisheries, aquatic nuisance species, coastal hazards, seafood safety, limnology, coastal zone management, marine recreation, and law.

CORAL REEFS (Coming Soon)

“In addition to the digital libraries, you may also find our topical search forms to be of help when researching a particular topic. These forms search the entire Sea Grant database for documents in particular subject areas (using hidden terms). You may use the search term boxes in the form to further refine your search on the topic.”

“For those documents that aren't available electronically (including videos and DVDs), or for those patrons without high-speed internet access, the NSGL will be happy to provide hardcopy loans (worldwide) to aid scientists, teachers, students, fishermen, and others in their research and studies.”

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Sun., July 13, 2008 - Resources for Science Educators
From the site:
“this site is my small contribution to science teachers, students, and parents who might find something of use here.”
Resources also listed by subject.


Sun., July 13, 2008 - ChemShorts for Kids

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, February 19, 2008 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
ChemShorts for Kids

ClickSchooler MaryAnna suggested this website, sponsored by the American
Chemical Society, that provides all kinds of chemical experiments for kids.
When you get to the site you'll see an Index of the experiments that have
been loaded to the site since 1992. They provide 10 new experiments each
year and there are over 160 to explore.

When you get to the site just click on an experiment from the menu and a new
page opens with an explanation, a materials list, instructions,
illustrations, photos, reference materials and helpful tips. The selection
includes old favorites and new finds including:

Dancing Raisins
Cola Experiments
Totally Tubular Plants
Homemade Fire Extinguisher
Green Blobs from Steel Wool
Ack - It's Gack
Homemade Ice Cream
Popcorn Science
Ecofoam vs. Styrofoam
The Art of Bleaching
The Fungus Among Us
An Active Volcano
Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda
Dinosaur Science
Epsom Salt Towers
Crayon Chemistry
Icy Explorations
JELL-O: Chemistry in a Box
Stinky Chemistry
A Borax Snowflake
Glow in the Dark Geode
-and many, many more!

There are enough science experiments here to keep you busy for an entire
homeschool year! Have fun!

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, 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.


Sun., July 13, 2008 - Cosmic Chemistry: The Sun and Solar Wind / Earth Science Glossary / Science Basics

Sites found in:
February 16, 2008 "Earth Science Sites of the Week"


Cosmic Chemistry: The Sun and Solar Wind, NASA, (suggested by John
Ristvey, Principal Consultant, Manager, McREL E/PO), The goal of this
education module is to help students understand how the development of the
Standard Solar Model has been limited by available analytical
instrumentation and technology. However, refinements of the model have
played crucial roles in the design of more advanced instrumentation and
technology, such as will be used in the Genesis project, which is designed
to help scientists determine how our solar system began and evolved.
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Record Id: 674895
Created: 2008-02-06 15:00:52
Categories: liberal

Searchable public school statistics: math and reading proficiency tests,
spending, demographics and more. View school, district, state and
national data.

A Tour of the Cryosphere : the Earth's Frozen Assets
Record Id: 674889
Created: 2008-02-01 15:25:36
Categories: govpub

7-minute video animation on earth's cryosphere ("those parts of the
Earth's surface where water is found in solid form, including areas of
snow, sea ice, glaciers, permafrost, ice sheets and icebergs"): "how it
behaves, how it is changing, and what implications those changes have on
the Earth's global systems, including weather and climate."
Posted on the web.

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Census Atlas of the United States
Record Id: 674780
Created: 2008-01-31 11:58:22
Categories: govpub,liberal,maps

The Census Bureau has released a fulltext PDF of "the first
comprehensive atlas of population and housing produced by the Census
Bureau since the 1920s."
More than 800 maps in 300 pages; contents include:
-- Population Distribution
-- Race and Hispanic Origin
-- Age and Sex
-- Living Arrangements
-- Place of Birth and U.S. Citizenship
-- Migration
-- Language
-- Ancestry
-- Education
-- Work
-- Military Service
-- Income and Poverty
-- Housing

NASA : MESSENGER : Unlocking the Secrets of Mercury
Record Id: 674779
Created: 2008-01-31 10:49:33
Categories: govpub,physci

Homepage for the NASA MESSENGER mission, scheduled to orbit and study
Mercury in 2011. Images from the spacecraft's recent Mercury flybys are
available, as well as mission timeline, information on the spacecraft,
videos, and science overview.

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