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MAY 2005



Science Interactive Body
Highly interactive site on human anatomy.
Grade Level: 9-12
This interactive site, produced by the BBC, allows users to explore the human body through a series of interactive activities.


Tree of Life
Visually appealing representation of the interconnectedness of life.
Grade Level: 9-12
The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) features more than 3,000 Web pages about the “diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics.” Included are photos, descriptions, and other information about the organisms of the world.


Lakota Winter Counts
Native American artifacts "counted" time by picturing a key event each year.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This online exhibit features the Lakota Winter Counts from the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives and National Museum of the American Indian as well as other general information about the culture and history of the Lakota.


Pearl Harbor Raid
Informative site with many photographs of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This site from the U.S. Department of the Navy presents a detailed account of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor including a large selection of pictures.


Frogs: A Chorus of Colors
An American Museum of Natural History exhibit hopping with pics and info.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site from the American Museum of Natural History explores the world of frogs including specie, reproduction, frogs and the ecosystem and more.


Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets
You are there – a National Geographic tour of this great natural wonder.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site from National Geographic was developed to publicize the film that the organization plays at the visitor center. The site includes many interactive features for students and lesson plans as well as a preview of the movie.


Cosmology: The Study of the Universe
Big ideas including the Big Bang theory in a super NASA site.
Grade Level: 9-12
“Cosmology is the scientific study of the large scale properties of the Universe as a whole.” This site explores in depth the Big Bang theory that is broadly accepted as the origin and evolution of our universe.


The E Pluribus Unum Project
Site focused on three key periods of U.S. History: 1770s, 1850s, and 1920s.
Grade Level: 9-12, Advanced
The E Pluribus Unum Project offers teachers and students resources about how Americans tried to make “one from many” during three pivotal decades in U.S. history: the 1770s, 1850s, and the 1920s. It includes lesson plans and primary documents.


Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms
Map-based resources and lessons for social studies, history, and geography.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms is a project of the Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography. It features lesson plans built around historically significant map documents that support a variety of social studies, history and geography curricula.


Eyes on the Sky & Feet on the Ground
Practical astronomy explorations for elementary students.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Eyes on the Sky & Feet on the Ground is an electronic book that provides a wealth of hands-on astronomy explorations for grades 2-6 that help students understand the scientific process while exploring astronomy.


Animal Diversity Web
University of Michigan providing lots of information on a variety of species.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Animal Diversity Web is a searchable database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology from the University of Michigan. It includes thousands of photos, descriptions, sound recordings, and other information about individual animal species.


Clever Games for Clever People
Seventeen deceptively simple games that really stretch the brain.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Clever Games for Clever People draws the classroom logic/strategy games that help improve students’ math abilities from John Conway’s book “On Numbers and Games”.