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Humanities Made Fun!
EDSITEment "... offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.... They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology..."
"* a user-friendly website with links to over 100 of the top humanities sites
* online lesson plans which integrate EDSITEment resources to promote active learning."
Astronomy Made Fun!
Astro for Kids Astronomy Magazine's fun
introduction to astronomy... "Find out what it's
like on other planets. Learn how far away the
stars are. Try a fun, space-themed project."
Astronomy for Kids Clear explanations to
"what adults make boring or confusing" - about the
planets, word puzzles, monthly sky maps, postcards
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Observatorium Archived, but still
Live You can set time and date, viewpoint,
observing location, orbital elements to track an
asteroid or comet, etc. You can view entire solar
system or part. Earth viewer lets you change your
StarChild NASA's learning center for young
Activities illustrating concepts in mechanics, optics,
astronomy, wave motion, electricity and magnetism.
Fizzle High school students have created a
comprehensive guide to understanding the world of
Interactive physics modules: matter, electricity
and magnetism, energy, and fusion.
Online Experiments from the Little Shop
Central "we communicate the excitement
and importance of physics to everyone. We invite
you to visit our site every week to find out how
physics is part of your world. We'll answer your
questions on how things work and keep you informed
with daily updates on physics in the news. We'll
describe the latest research and the people who
are doing it and, if you want more, where to go on
2000 Applets on lasers, microwaves, TV screens, waves,
atoms, periodic table, etc.
Daily physics and astronomy news. Large reference
Physics/Astronomy Applets from University of
Oregon Physics department. Covers mechanics, energy,
Physics Applets depicting kinematics,
optics, electricity, thermodynamics, and waves and
Refraction explore properties of light as it
crosses from glass to air.
Soundry Physics of sound and perception.
PBS program site. Attempts
to provide answers to "How did the universe begin?
Where do we come from? Why is the universe the way it
is? How will it end?"
Visual Physic Participate in quizzes. Links to
more applet sites.
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Oracle Educational Foundation's ThinkQuest
Contest. "... Teachers can enroll
now to coach teams of 3 to 6 students, ages 9 to
19. Teams compete in 3 age divisions: 12 and
under, 15 and under, or 19 and under. Teams have 6
months to build a website on any topic within one
of the official competition categories."
Learning is Fun.
AskAsia.org Wonderful site for students and teachers covering the 30 countries which comprise Asia. Expert K-12 teaching and learning strategies; and useful classroom
resources, such as maps, photographs, art images, timelines and more.
Adventures of Science Bob Experiments.
Science Fair Help.
Smithsonian Museum's Kid's Castle
CBC.CA for Kids
"... an operating platform for a community of
writers to publish, readers to interact, course
developers to write and instruct, and students to
learn online. We offer FREE online courses, ebooks
for sale and Newsletters for more than 520,000
10 Cool Sites Archives since 1995
Enchanted Learning Huge resource of over
TIm Hunkin... His Experiments... and The
Secret Life of Machines
represents the epitome of how much fun
learning can be!
Tim Hunkin "...
trained as an engineer, but then became a
cartoonist, drawing the
Rudiments of Wisdom for the Observer
newspaper for 14 years. His next career was in
television, writing and presenting three
series called The Secret Life of Machines...
now works mainly for museums, building
interactive exhibits and curating and
designing exhibitions... find more about Tim,
and a full record of his work, at
Hunkin's Experiments Over 200
wonderful whacky experiments.
Secret Life Of Machines
Rudiments of Wisdom
Biology Made Fun!
Snapshops of Science and Medicine: DNA Chips...
"They are astonishingly powerful. They allow
scientists to quickly and inexpensively do
experiments they could only dream about just a few
years ago--like tracking how the expression of
every single gene in the human genome changes in
response to an experimental variable."
Tree of Life Web Project " is a
collaborative effort of biologists from around the
world. On more than 3000 World Wide Web pages, the
project provides information about the diversity
of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history
(phylogeny), and characteristics."
"The affinities of all the beings of the same
class have sometimes been represented by a great
tree... As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds,
and these if vigorous, branch out and overtop on
all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation
I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life,
which fills with its dead and broken branches the
crust of the earth, and covers the surface with
its ever branching and beautiful ramifications." Charles Darwin, 1859
Math Made Fun!
"Join the Math Cats in a land of creative,
open-ended math explorations! Math Cats games,
crafts, art, projects, story problems, and much
Current Events and News
Times Learning Network
Online Schoolyard "The Comcast OnlineSchoolyard, an award
winning K-12 Web site featuring links to over 500
of the best education sites on the Internet for
students and educators....
The OnlineSchoolyard features an easy-to-use,
"point-and-click" format and covers subject
categories including Arts, English, Math, Science,
Social Sciences and much more."