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NOVEMBER 2005
 

Global Warming Facts and Our Future
A National Academy of Sciences site - highly interactive and visually appealing.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This site from the National Academy of Sciences presents explores global warming and how it affects our future on Earth. It includes the latest scientific information, teaching activities, videos and more.

National Gallery of Art: Classroom
Super, easy-to-use site - a great addition to your "favorites" list.
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The National Gallery of Art (NGA) Classroom offers lesson plans, activities, worksheets and other resources for teachers and students to integrate the arts into the curriculum.

Unraveling the Mysteries of King Tutankhamen
A National Geographic site on "the boy king."
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This fun and informative site from National Geographic offers visitors the opportunity to examine the body of King Tut through the use of CT scan imagery as well as explore the markings inside his tomb.

Sharks: Myth and Mystery
Monterey Bay Aquarium's exhibit on everything from bat rays to swell sharks.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This online exhibit from the Monterey Bay Aquarium explores the world of sharks from Africa to the Amazon "through the eyes of different cultures". It includes educational resources, factual information, and interactive activities.

ActionBioscience.org
Site organized around "bioscience challenges" such as biodiversity.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
ActionBioscience.org is an educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy by providing the public with information and resources about the biological sciences.

Art Explorer
A wealth of great art from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Art Explorer, from the Art Institute of Chicago, is an educational Web site that seeks to increase the appreciation and understanding of art. It includes collections of Impressionist and Postimpressionist works.

Chopin Early Editions
More than 400 first or early printed editions of Chopin's music online.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
The Chopin Early Editions Web site is presented by The University of Chicago Library. It includes over 400 first and early printed editions of musical compositions by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849).

[email protected]
Super NASA site focused on the science research conducted by NASA missions.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
[email protected] disseminates information about Earth Science and various expeditions and discoveries. Included are educational resources for children to learn about the Earth-sun system, solar system and the universe.

Paper Plate Education
Teach everything on a paper plate? Activities here say yes.
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
The Paper Plate Education Web site offers a collection of hands-on activities that use paper plates to supplement lessons in a range of science topics.

WildFinder
Map-based collection of information on 26,000 species. Includes Lesser Swamp Warbler!
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This database from the World Wildlife Fund was developed to encourage conservation by providing accurate information including the location of wildlife around the world.

Ology
The American Museum of Natural History's "study of (everything)" site.
Grade Level: 3-8
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City presents this science site filled with information, resources and interactive activities for teaching and learning about such topics as archeology, marine biology, paleontology and more.

Archimedes' Laboratory
Clever and attractive site for puzzles, named after the ancient Greek genius.
Grade Level: 5-8
This interactive, entertaining site offers puzzles, optical illusions, teacher resources, curiosities and much more.