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SEPTEMBER 2006
 

Action for Healthy Kids
Info, a Wellness Challenge, and much more!
Grades: Professional, Parents
Action for Healthy Kids is a partnership of over fifty public and private agencies that focuses on changes in schools to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. It provides information, resources, news releases, fact sheets, and more.

Road Sign Math
Road signs show the way to making math!
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Parents
Road Sign Math as the name suggests uses road signs to create math problems.

The Renaissance Connection, from the Allentown Art Museum
Middle schoolers explore the Renaissance (get a time-machine pass first, please).
Grades: 6-8
This site from the Allentown Art Museum is an interactive educational web site that transports students back in time with digital images from the artwork of the Samuel H. Kress collection, interactive activities, lesson plans, timeline, maps, and more.

Journey of Democracy
Ready for the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement? Now you are!
Grades: K-12
Journey of Democracy is the "official education curriculum website of "America's 400th Anniversary" marking the founding of the first permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown in Virginia in 1607!" It provides K-12 educational resources and lesson plans that raise awareness of the Jamestown story as well as teach its legacies and impact on the United States today.

Kids-R-Green
From India - a conservation site for kids.
Grades: K-2, 3-5
Kids R Green is an interactive website for children aimed at promoting the conservation and wise use of nature and natural resources. The site was produced by the Center for Environmental Education in India. It includes games, activities, articles, calendar and more.

Physics to Go
American Physical Society's strong site for high school and up.
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
Physics to Go is presented by the American Physical Society (APS) and features a collection of reviewed websites and resources for teaching and learning about physics.

How Products Are Made
Boomerangs to breath mints - all about 'em!
Grades: 3-5,6-8,9-12
How Products Are Made gives users the opportunity to learn how a range of products are manufactured and assembled. It offers related information as well as illustrations and diagrams.

Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour
Clicking 'round the cortex for secondary science students.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This site, provided by the Alzheimer's Association, gives visitors an inside look at how the brain functions and the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Echoes of Africa
Music from Africa by way of the BBC.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Echoes of Africa was created by the BBC an offers soundclips and information about the musical instruments that are found across the continent of Africa.

Carnegie Hall: Listening Adventures
A new way to get to Carnegie Hall - Click! K-8 music magic!
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
This site is designed for youngsters 6-12 to learn about sound, music notation, text, and instruments through engaging Web-based games. Each listening adventure provides a visual interpretation of a piece of music using animated images, activities, and stories.

CT4ME: Computing Technology for Math Education
Help to teachers and parents in teaching K-12 math.
Grades: Professional, Parents
Computing Technology for Math Education provides materials and resources for teaching and learning mathematics K-12 and calculus. Resources include links to sites for basic skills mastery, problem solving and critical thinking, using data, homework assistance, games, simulations, virtual math manipulatives, project-based learning, field trips for math, standardized testing, and more.

Principal's Partnership
Solid information on this site for principals.
Grades: Professional
This site, sponsored by the Union Pacific Corporation, provides a wealth of practical articles, research briefs, timely news articles and other resources to support the work of high school principals.