Saturday, March 14, 2009


Sat., March 14, 2009 - Phyllis's Favorites from the CJRLC Blog - March 2009

Phyllis's Favorites from the CJRLC Blog - March 2009


AMA: Atlas of the Body

American Rhetoric


CPI inflation calculator

Historic Government Publications from World War II

HyperWar: A Hypertext History of the Second World War

Mineral Database

National Geographic: Animals

World Heritage Tour

World History Compass

- Phyllis

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Friday, March 13, 2009


Fri., March 13, 2009 - Federal News Service

Federal News Service

Federal News Service provides verbatim transcripts of the complete hearing testimony of Congress committees and subcommittees; public speeches and interviews of the President, White House; State Department, Defense Department and Justice Department briefings; press conferences and statements of international leaders visiting Washington; and much more.
Source: Refdesk:


Fri., March 13, 2009 - AccessScience Spotlight: Dikika

McGraw-Hill’s AccessScience

From the site:
“Related by species to the famous "Lucy" skeleton, this important new skeletal find will provide exciting and fascinating insights for the study of fossil humans.”

Exploration (audio interviews, links to related sites)
Related Encyclopedia Articles
Image Gallery (click to enlarge and see caption)
Dikika Q&A (Quiz)


Fri., March 13, 2009 - Charles Darwin: After the Origin

Charles Darwin: After the Origin

From the site:
“The year 2009 marks both Charles Robert Darwin’s 200th birthday (February 12th) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species. The alignment of the two anniversaries offers a unique opportunity to look more closely at Darwin’s work during the last two decades of his life.”


Fri., March 13, 2009 - Sites from PBS Teachers Newsletter: March 15-21, 2009

Sites found in:

PBS Teachers Newsletter: March 15-21, 2009
Current PBS Teacher Previews Newsletter

Masterpiece Classic
David Copperfield (Part One)
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Sunday, March 15, 2009
9 - 10:30 pm
This acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved novel,
based on his own difficult journey from boy to man, boasts an
all-star cast headed by Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in his
first television appearance. Also appearing: Bob Hoskins (Who
Framed Roger Rabbit, Mona Lisa) as the ever-optimistic Mr.
Micawber, Academy Award-winner Maggie Smith (A Room With a
View, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) as David's upstanding Aunt
Betsey and Ian McKellen (Harry Potter) as the sadistic
schoolmaster. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)


Media Literacy: The Arts
Offline Activity/Project
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12

Examine the use of design elements in political cartoons and
explore how photography is used to help shape news reporting.
Analyze the use of visual and performing arts in advertising,
and create original advertisements for real or imaginary
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Kalahari - The Flooded Desert
On-Air & Online
Gr. 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12
Sunday, March 15, 2009
8 - 9:00 pm
This film views the Okavango Delta, after the rains, from the
point of view of two of its predators: the crocodile and the


The Great Inca Rebellion
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
8 - 9:00 pm
The first NOVA/National Geographic Television special goes to
an impoverished suburb of Lima, Peru, where an ancient cemetery
crammed with mummies is excavated by Peruvian archaeologist
Guillermo Cock. In a truly startling find, he discovers corpses
that differ from all the rest. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)
[NOTE: Previously posted. - See guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]


Journey to Planet Earth
The State of the Planet's Oceans
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
8 - 9:00 pm
The latest installment in the Journey to Planet Earth
environmental series investigates the health and sustainability
of the world's oceans, with a special emphasis on issues
affecting marine preserves, fisheries and coastal ecosystems in
the United States and elsewhere. Academy Award-winner Matt
Damon hosts and narrates.(CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


American Experience
The Alaska Pipeline
On-Air & Online
6-8 / 9-12
9 - 10:00 pm
Bringing Alaskan oil to market required one of the greatest
engineering feats of the 20th century. For more than three
years, workers battled brutal Arctic weather to construct an
800-mile pipeline that would traverse three mountain ranges, 34
rivers and 800 streams, and that would withstand earthquakes
and subzero temperatures. The men, machines and money the
pipeline brought to Alaska would forever transform what had
long been regarded America's last great wilderness. (CC,
Stereo, HD, 1 year)
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Copyright 2008 PBS Online

--------Forwarded Message--------
From: NOVA Teachers
Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM
Subject: [NOVA Teachers] "The Great Inca Rebellion" airs March 17, 2009

Hello Educators,

In next week's repeat airing of "The Great Inca Rebellion," NOVA
investigates skeletal evidence that reveals a new story of the
Spanish conquest of the Inca and rewrites the history laid down by
the Spanish conquistadors. (Subjects covered:
anthropology/archeology, forensic science, world history)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA presents "The Great Inca Rebellion"
Broadcast: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
(NOVA airs on PBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings as
broadcast dates and times may vary. This program can be used up to
one year after it is recorded off the air.)

The Producer's Story
Read producer Graham Townsley's description of what it was like to
reconstruct the conquest of Peru and create a collective memory for
people and events formerly erased from history. (Grades 9-12)

Rise of the Inca
Learn about the factors that led to the Inca Empire's growth, to
what degree the quest for wealth drove the expansion, what questions
remain unanswered, and more in this interview with anthropologist
Terence D'Altroy. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Outfitting for Battle
Compare and contrast the dress, weaponry, and resources of the Inca
and conquistador soldiers. (Flash plug-in required) (Grades 6-8,

Grave Analysis
Take a close look at an Inca burial thought to be from the Siege of
Lima. (Note: This feature contains some graphic images of skeletal
remains. Please preview it to determine its appropriateness for your
students.) (Flash plug-in required, printable version available.)
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Teacher's Guide
In this classroom activity, students analyze actual data from two
prehistoric communities--a hunting community and an agricultural
community--to infer the impacts of diet on health. (Grades 6-8,

Program transcript
This site includes a complete narration for this program.

Plus Watch a Preview and Links & Books.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Thurs., March 12, 2009 - Exactitudes

----------Forwarded Message--------

Site of the Day for Friday, September 19, 2008


Today's site, from Dutch photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek,
presents a singular perspective of individuals and how they seemingly slot
themselves into particular social groups. Gentle Subscribers may find a quiet
perusal of these striking images a fascinating experience.

"They call their series Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By
registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a
strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost
scientific, anthropological record of people's attempts to distinguish themselves
from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between
individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting
objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic
aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element." - from the website

From "Grannies" to "Leathermen" this, at times, startling collection of images
provides a unique look at how individuals dress to place themselves within the
social group context with which they identify. Among the featured groups, which
number almost a hundred, are the gentlemen of a certain vintage sporting "trilby
hats", ties and tweed jackets, while the suspender bedecked Skins display close
cropped hair and polo shirts. Although the majority of group collections were shot in The Netherlands, the latest additions were photographed in Beijing and London.

Stride over to the site for an engaging and surprising look at this confluence of
art and sociology by clicking on any photo at:

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



Thurs., March 12, 2009 - Progress

Progress [Penny Arcade]


Thurs., March 12, 2009 - Wikis, Educational Resources, Library Services

Site suggested by list member:

Wikis - Educational Resources - New York City Department of Education
Shortened URL:

From the same site:

Library Services
Links to resources and policies (including Vision for Exemplary Library Programs)


Thurs., March 12, 2009 - Celebrate Women's History Month (Library of Congress)

---------Forwarded Message--------
From: Library of Congress
Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 3:04 PM
Subject: Celebrate Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month
2009 Theme: Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society. The website includes information about programs at the various institutions, information on exhibits and links to resources for teachers.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Wed., March 11, 2009 - Bobby McFerrin

---------Forwarded Message--------

Hi! It's Saturday, September 13, 2008 and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Age Range: About 7 and up (non-readers will need assistance)

ClickScholar MaryAnna Cashmore suggested this website that provides two
interactive music games using two popular songs from ten-time Grammy Award
winner and innovative performer-composer-conductor Bobby McFerrin - who also
happens to be a tireless advocate for music education.

When you get to the website you will see a menu with two choices:

*Launch "Don't Worry, Be Happy!" - McFerrin composed and performed this song
that is one of the most popular of the late 20th century. The entire song is
composed of McFerrin's 4-octave range voice that mimics instruments. The
song was created with 7 different overdubbed vocal parts all sung by
McFerrin. Explore each of the 7 vocal parts and create your own versions of
the song.

*Launch "Just Enough" - Find out how Bobby created the bass, percussion,
melody, and riffs for this song that has 8 different parts. Create your own
versions of the song.

When you're through playing these games, you can visit the rest of
McFerrin's site to learn more about him and his music here:

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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Wed., March 11, 2009 - The Owl Pages

The Owl Pages
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

From the site:
“Owls have fascinated man from time immemorial - to some cultures they are symbols of wisdom, while to others they are harbingers of doom and death. Here, The Owl Pages sheds some light on these mysterious creatures...”


Wed., March 11, 2009 - White Light Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Companion site to the Aug. 2007 HBO documentary about schoolchildren who survived the atomic bombings that ended WWII includes an interview with the filmmaker, a slideshow of artwork made by survivors, biographies, and links to related sites.

Resources: Related Links


Wed., March 11, 2009 - Medieval & Renaissance Instruments / U.S. Army in Post WWII Japan / Migration of Birds / Monarch Butterfly

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, September 4, 2008
Read This Online :

A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
Images and descriptions of medieval and Renaissance instruments such as the bagpipe, harp, dulcimer, harpsichord, lute, viol, hurdy-gurdy, and recorder. Some sections include sound clips and related links. From the Iowa State University Department of Music.
LII Item:


The U.S. Army in Post World War II Japan, 1945-1952
This video presentation features history of the U.S. Army in Japan following "September 2, 1945 ... [when] representatives of the Japanese government and the Allied powers gathered to sign an instrument of surrender which in effect, formally ended World War II." Also includes transcripts, photos, documents (such as the 1946 Constitution of Japan) and suggested readings and links to online resources. From the United States Army.
LII Item:


Migration of Birds: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Circular 16
This circular, originally authored in 1935, "effectively communicated the wonders of bird migration to a wide audience, both young and old, experienced observers of birds as well as the simply curious." Describes subsequent revisions and presents the text of the latest version, which covers the study of migration, basic migration concepts, migration routes and patterns, and related topics. Includes a bibliography. From the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
LII Item:


The Monarch Butterfly in North America
This monarch butterfly website provides "a gateway to news, information, activities, and resources about the biology and conservation of this fascinating insect." It notes that the monarch butterfly "is among the most recognized, studied, and loved of all of North America's insects." Includes an overview and link to details about interactive "field trips" on migration for the 2008-09 school year, starting in October 2008. From the National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
LII Item:


Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2008 by Librarians' Internet Index.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Tues., March 10, 2009 - Ballparks of Baseball

Ballparks of Baseball - - Grades 4 to 12
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Site found on

“Here is a tribute to baseball as an essential part of American culture. Learn everything you every wanted to know about each of the Major League ballparks, from seating charts to attendance figures, to the history behind former ballparks, you’ll find it here. The site does include some minor advertisements.” <<>>

Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:


Tues., March 10, 2009 - - The Idea Logical Company, Inc. - Grades 6 to 12

Site found on

“Users will find lots of detailed baseball history at this nicely written site. There are dozens of links to historical events, biographies, team histories, and statistics. Those interested in baseball as part of American history can find much to enjoy at this one. You can even find "this date in baseball history" trivia.” <<>>

Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:


Tues., March 10, 2009 - Power Pitch: Baseball and the Presidency / Presidential Baseball

Power Pitch: Baseball and the Presidency
2 min. slide show with audio

Source: Associated Press


Presidential Baseball
From the site:
“Building presidential knowledge through America’s favorite pastime.”
“We hope that you will be entertained by the stories from the diamond and the Oval Office that we have collected here. Our larger goal is to help you better appreciate the complex challenge of presidential leadership, and to explore how some presidents have risen to that task (and in the process sometimes transformed their office and the nation), while others have endured frustration and defeat.”


Tues., March 10, 2009 - Baseball and Jackie Robinson (Library of Congress)

Baseball and Jackie Robinson:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Baseball, the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson

Early Baseball Pictures - Library of Congress - Grades 6 to 12

Sites found on

“This Library of Congress collection has information on Jackie Robinson and lots more. As always, the images are the star of the show, and there are pictures of early teams, documentation on Robinson's entry into the big leagues, and much more. Students can click on a time period (1860s-1890s, 1900s-1930s, 1940-1946, 1947-1956, 1957-1961, or 1962-1972) to learn more about the history of African-Americans and baseball.”

“Baseball and history fans will love this Library of Congress site with historical pictures that trace the heritage of our nation’s pastime. Each page of pictures provides the historical context for the shot. The site also has a special presentation on Jackie Robinson and his historic breaking of baseball’s color line.”

Entire reviews and suggestions for using these sites “In the Classroom”:

Monday, March 09, 2009


Mon., March 9, 2009 - A Promise of Freedom: An Introduction to U.S. History and Civics for Immigrants

Civics and Citizenship Multimedia Resources
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“Whether used as a self-study tool, or by volunteers and teachers in a classroom setting, both presentations serve as excellent resources to further civic learning and an understanding of the requirements to become a U.S. citizen.”

A Promise of Freedom: An Introduction to U.S. History and Civics for Immigrants
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“A Promise of Freedom is an inspiring short film for immigrant audiences based on the National Constitution Center’s award-winning presentation Freedom Rising. This 12-minute film focuses on the history and founding of our nation and the important rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. The role of immigration in U.S. history is highlighted throughout the film. A Promise of Freedom is an excellent way to begin a session on immigration or citizenship.”

A Promise of Freedom Discussion Booklet (484KB PDF)
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“This booklet will help viewers review the basic concepts found in “A Promise of Freedom”. Viewers can use this booklet as they watch the film or at its conclusion, either on their own or in a group discussion. Teachers or volunteers can make copies of the booklet to use in the classroom.”

A Guide to Teaching "A Promise of Freedom: An Introduction to U.S. History and Civics for Immigrants" Film and Booklet (499KB PDF)
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“A simple step-by-step guide to lead a discussion on "A Promise of Freedom."


Mon., March 9, 2009 - Our Fading Heritage: Civics Quiz

Our Fading Heritage: Civics Quiz - Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Grades 5 to 12

Site found on

“Share this Civics Quiz with your students. Are your students more knowledgeable than the average U.S. Citizen? The site says the average score is a 55%! The quiz consists of approximately 30 questions, all related to the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, the three branches of the government, the roles of the president, and much more.” <<>>

Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:


Mon., March 9, 2009 - The Alamo / Secrets of the Alamo

The Alamo
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

From the site:
“While the facts surrounding the siege of the Alamo continue to be debated, there is no doubt about what the battle has come to symbolize. People worldwide continue to remember the Alamo as a heroic struggle against impossible odds — a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.”


Military Channel: Secrets of the Alamo

Online videos at the Military Channel: Alamo Secrets website, include dramatizations of the battles as well as historians discussing the location’s lasting symbolism, the myths about Davy Crockett, and the truth about General Santa Anna.”


Mon., March 9, 2009 - Court Records / History Engine / Identity Theft Sample Letters / Ulysses S. Grant: A Resource Guide

Sites found in:
September 5-11, 2008


Court Records Free Reference and Directory

If you work with public records at all, you quickly realize that different states and different jurisdictions have all kinds of laws/rules/quirks about what they will or will not make available online… Keep in mind that you will not necessarily have Web access to these documents, but at least you will have some idea of where you should be looking.

For complete review:
Shortened URL:


History Engine

The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of a historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or “episodes” that paints a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history and that is available to scholars, teachers, and the general public in our online database.

Source: University of Richmond


Identity theft sample letters
Shortened URL:

It’s unpleasant to find out that someone stole your credit card numbers, but it’s even worse when a collection agency begins harassing you over debt you didn’t create. has assembled sample letters and a step-by-step guide to help identity theft victims clear their names and protect their credit.



Ulysses S. Grant: A Resource Guide

Ulysses S. Grant: A Resource Guide - External Web Sites

Ulysses S. Grant: A Resource Guide
American Memory Historical Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Ulysses S. Grant.


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

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Sun., March 8, 2009 - (Language Lessons from UNESCO) - UNESCO - Grades 3 to 12

Site found on

“This site offers language lessons for 4 languages: Spanish, English, French and German. The site plans to add additional languages in the future. Joining for free allows students to learn vocabulary, dialog, writing, oral skills, comprehension, and more - in a highly interactive format. Support from native speakers is a regular feature of this site using the interactive video chat capability. The range of topics includes more than 100 commonly used language situations. The site saves errors for review, lists of lessons already studied, results of those lessons, etc. This project of UNESCO's International Year for Languages offers lessons in "What you really need to know!" <<>>

Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:


Sun., March 8, 2009 - Digital Dialects

----------Forwarded Message--------

Hi! It's Saturday, September 20, 2008 and time for Foreign Languages at

Recommended Website:
Digital Dialects

Age Range: All (Non-readers will need assistance.)

This website offers multi-media, interactive games for learning 55 different
languages from Afrikaans to Vietnamese. The majority of the games are set
for beginning to intermediate levels with a few activities for more advanced
language learners.

Note: This site does require Flash Player and provides a link where you can
download it for free.

When you get to the site, you will see a menu of languages. Click on the
language of interest to you and a new page opens with a menu of games for
learning that include:

*Greetings and Basic Phrases
*Days and Months
*Verb Conjugation
- and much more!

Click on any game and you are provided with instructions that usually
require the player to learn or review vocabulary and phrases first. Then,
once you feel confident, play the game to determine your progress and skill.

This is a great way to practice languages - and provides a great
introduction to foreign languages as well.

BONUS! When you are through exploring the languages, check out their new,
interactive Geography games! Here's the direct link:

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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Sun., March 8, 2009 - Children's Museum of Indianapolis Map Exhibit and Unit of Study

--------Forwarded Message--------

Hi! It's Thursday, September 18, 2008 and time for Social Sciences at

Recommended Website:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis: Map Exhibit

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8)

New ClickSchool Reviewer Michael Hardt wrote today's ClickSchooling Review.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis partnered with National Geographic on
an exhibit called "MAPS: Tools for Adventure" that teaches kids about maps.
The exhibit offers this companion website with FREE Unit Study guides for
teachers that are outstanding.

These downloadable, printable, book-style guides offer lessons about
mapping. Although they are all related to the museum exhibit, they don't
require visiting the museum or even seeing the exhibit to benefit from the

When you get to the website you'll see a menu of lessons that include:

*Lesson 1 - Students in grades K-4 are introduced to grid lines, the compass
rose, and different kinds of maps. One exercise involves building a small
community of toys on the floor and standing up to draw an aerial view of it.
In another, kids fold a paper to create grid lines like those on a map. A
printable grid is also included.

*Lesson 2 - Learn about historical maps, exploration, navigation, and map
projections (different ways you can display the round earth on a flat map).
It includes sections on Chinese explorer Zheng He, modern scientists who
work with maps, and how to navigate by compass or by the stars. A printable
exercise lets you overlay a current map on top of a simplified map from the
Lewis and Clark expedition.

*Lesson 3 - Discover GPS (Global Positioning System). If you're fortunate
enough to own a GPS device, you'll have a blast with some of the activities
here, but even if you don't, it explains how those 24 satellites pinpoint a
car or a cell phone or a Garmin. I particularly like the activity that
teaches about creating map layers with colored candies: blue for water,
green for parks, etc.

The lessons are preceded by an Introduction - really just an overview of
what follows. The last two sections are "Culminating Experiences"
and "Resources." The first is specific to the exhibit. The second is a
bibliography and list of websites.

Each Unit Study starts with a list of "Objectives." I like to use these like
a checklist: "Map a familiar place--check. Identify parts of a map--check.
Distinguish between reference maps and thematic maps--hmm, we could work on
that." At the end of each Unit is a glossary of terms and a metric for
testing which could double as a teaching activity.

This is a thorough, careful background in teaching cartography.

Michael Hardt and
Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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Sun., March 8, 2009 - Geography4Kids

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Thursday, September 11, 2008 and time for Social Sciences at

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

Age Range: 8 and up (non-readers will need assistance)

ClickScholar Maureen Morales suggested this website that provides kids (of
many ages) with an introduction to geography through earth sciences.

This is brought to you by the geniuses who developed Chem4Kids and
Biology4Kids, that we've featured previously on ClickSchooling.

When you get to the site, read the introduction as it contains good info on
where to start and how to navigate for best use. To get started scroll to
the bottom of the page and click on the "Next Stop On Site Tour" arrow, or
use the site map that lists all of
the topics, or use the menu to explore:

*EARTH ENERGY - Explore global Geometry, electromagnetic radiation, waves
and particles, solar energy, atmospheric interaction, and temperature
including Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin scales.

*EARTH STRUCTURE - Learn what the Earth is made of including the plates,
mantles, the liquid inner core, the magnetic fields, rocks and minerals, and
discover what tectonics has to do with earthquakes and volcanoes.

*ATMOSPHERE - Find out what composes the atmosphere, thermosphere,
stratosphere, and troposphere. Learn about temperature and air pressure,
altitude, the Coriolis Force, and the Greenhouse Effect.

*HYDROSPHERE - Discover how all kinds of water moves through the world
including freshwater, seawater, and groundwater. Learn about wetlands and
aquatic biomes. Learn how to identify cloud types.

*BIOSPHERE - Investigate Earth's Biosphere and learn about ecosystems, food
chains, natural resources, and recycling.

*BIO-GEO-CHEMICAL (BGC) CYCLES - Learn about the interactive cycles of our
ecosystem that include carbon, water, oxygen, nitrogen, Iron, Phosphorus,
and rocks.

You'll also find information on climatology, weather, seasons, hurricanes
and more!

When you are through exploring each section of the site, you can take
interactive quizzes to test your knowledge. A bonus feature is that this
site provides links to its "sister" sites for further study in the fields of
biology, chemistry, and the cosmos.

This is a terrific resource. I recommend you bookmark it to return often.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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