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DECEMBER 2004



Reciprocal Net
A community site about crystallography, the science of crystalline structures.
Grade Level: 9-12
Reciprocal Net is a “distributed database used by crystallographers to store information about molecular structures. It is funded by the National Science Foundation, and much of the material is available to the general public. Learn about common molecules, crystallography, and crystallization.

The Heart of the Matter: Inside CERN, The World's Largest Particle Accelerator
CERN (The European Center for Nuclear Research, in French).
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
CERN, the World's Largest Particle Accelerator, is part of the larger Exploratorium site and features scientists and machines that explore the universe’s tiniest particles.

Ulysses S. Grant
Excellent site from PBS on Grant, his times, and many American themes.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
This PBS site explores the life and times of Ulysses S. Grant as well as other U.S. history topics such as frontier life, westward expansion, military strategy, slavery, reconstruction and more.

Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms
All about sleep. Stay awake! Visit this site!
Grade Level: 9-12
This site is part of the NIH (National Institute of Health) curriculum series for High School. It offers lesson plans that help students understand the basic scientific principles related to the nature and function of sleep and its effects on human health.

Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith
The world’s oldest book, and much more, from the road East.
Grade Level: 9-12
The Silk Road from the British Library explores the journey of explorer Sir Marc Aurel Stein that uncovered tens of thousands of manuscripts, paintings and artifacts dating from the second century BC to the 15th century AD.


Federal Court Concepts
Easy-to-use site about the federal court system in the U.S.
Grade Level: 9-12
Federal Court Concepts introduces students to the U.S. federal court system. “It contains basic information about the structure of the federal courts, what kind of cases that federal courts hear, and how to use federal court decisions in research.” It was developed as part of the Georgia Tech Research in Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) project.

World History Matters
A well organized guide to world history primary sources and teaching tools.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
A project of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, offers history teachers guides to primary sources, multimedia case studies on how to analyze documents, teaching sources and more.