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June, 1999


The Tech Museum of Innovation: Online Exhibits
http://www.thetech.org/exhibits_events/online/
GRADE LEVEL: 3-12+

CONTENT:
Looking for fun? This site is full of cool things to do. The Online Exhibits section offers all kinds of cool, interactive presentations on a wide variety of science and technology themes. Let your students build satellites, climb Mount Everest, explore color theory, and lots more!

AESTHETICS:
The site has great graphics and a variety of layouts that young people will love.

ORGANIZATION:
This high-tech site uses Shockwave, RealAudio, and Java plug-ins. The site offers some simpler versions for older browsers. Each exhibit has a slightly different layout, but most offer a helpful overview page and have a set of navigation links at the bottom of each page. To get back to the exhibits page, use the discover link at the bottom of the page and choose "interactive, educational resources." Better yet, bookmark it. Modem users may find the site very slow to load.

REVIEW:
The Tech Museum of Innovation: Online Exhibits is a great place for science teachers to let kids explore or use as a slide show with a group. The museum offers a selection of high-quality exhibits and regularly adds more. Currently, users can choose from exhibits on satellites, robots, color, lasers, the Hubble Space Telescope, DNA, earthquakes, and climbing Mount Everest. Each exhibit is full of information and presented with high-quality graphics. Don't miss this one!