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Tales from the Underground
Activities related to ground conditions -- hands-on environmental studies.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This interactive site from Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry provides information about the ground conditions in various areas of Chicago, useful in solving an environmental "case." Although the site is in support of sales of soil sample kits, there's still quite a bit to learn from going through the activities that are available free online.03/31/03

Bug Bytes
The sights and sounds of insects.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Bug Bytes is a reference library of digitized insect sounds put together by Richard Mankin of the Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, a division of the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.03/28/03

Clear, clean gateway to the Net for kids.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
KidsKonnect offers links to child-friendly sites in over 400 areas. Topics include everything from Algebra and Fossils to Pope John Paul II and the Industrial Revolution.03/27/03

National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP)
Storehouse of video interviews with living African American visionaries.
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
This interactive Web site from the National Visionary Leadership Project makes available to the general public this collection of videotaped interviews of at least 70 contemporary African American legends.03/26/03

Ancient Mexico
Stunning, informative site on ancient Mesoamerica.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
AncientMexico.com explores the art, culture and history of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.03/25/03

Healthy School Environments
One-stop site from the EPA for info on healthy schools.
Grades: Advanced, Professional
Healthy School Environments is an extension of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) site and provides resources for all stakeholders involved in making the school environment a healthier place, both inside and out.03/24/03

Huge site offers a wealth of information for helping young children learn to read.
Grades: PreK-2
Kids-R-Crafty offers a variety of printable activities and work sheets. In addition, directions are available for some craft ideas for children.03/21/03

Reading Rockets
Huge site offers a wealth of information for helping young children learn to read.
Grades: PreK-2
The Reading Rockets Web site offers a wealth of information on helping young children learn to read. It includes articles, news items, lists of recommended books, interviews with authors and illustrators, and much more.03/20/03

The Biology Corner
Rich, easy-to-use site related to the life sciences.
Grades: PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
The Biology Corner was created as a resource for biology and science teachers. The site includes lesson plans, internet-based lessons, and links to science WebQuests and clipart for science.03/19/03

Interactive site to help teach reading.
Grades: PreK-2
Starfall is a site designed to help children learn to read. Designed primarily for first graders, the site is also appropriate for preschool through second graders. Animated storybooks, movies, and games make learning to read fun.03/18/2003

State Kid
Highly innovative online serial fiction about a foster child.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This online serial book is, "The story of a foster child who overcomes abuse and juvenile prison through literacy, communication skills, and media savvy." 03/17/2003

National Geographic Online: The Underground Railroad
Travel the road from slavery to freedom -- virtually.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site from National Geographic Online offers a wide variety of materials that tell the story of the Underground Railroad. 03/14/2003

Bach Digital
Get back to Bach with this unique online resource.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
Bach Digital contains a collection of Bach autographs (handwritten compositions), background information, and sound samples from a variety of institutions. 03/13/2003

The Exploratorium
A fantastic, deep site from a pioneering interactive science museum.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
The Exploratorium is an online extension of the real museum of art, science and human perception located in San Francisco. It includes over 12,000 Web pages, including video and audio files on a wide variety of topics. 03/12/2003

The Age of Exploration: Curriculum Guide
Practical, rich site on this widely studied historical period.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
The Mariner's Museum of Newport News, Virginia, put together this Age of Exploration Curriculum Guide that covers "maritime discovery from ancient times to Captain Cook's 1768 voyage to the South Pacific." 03/11/2003

Race Rocks
Now you can visit this sensitive island ecosystem online.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This is a rich resource for science and biology teachers. It features the unique ecosystem of the Marine Protected Area at Race Rocks, a series of islands between the southern tip of Vancouver Island in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and the State of Washington, USA. 03/10/2003

Knowing Poe: The Literature and Life of Edgar Allan Poe
Dramatic, highly interactive site about an American master.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This interactive site, from Maryland Public Television, about the literature, life, and times of Edgar Allen Poe, offers resources for teachers to use in the classroom and extremely engaging activities for students. 03/07/2003

Winter Celebrations
Friendly site with suggestions for winter-theme activities.
Grades: Pre-K-2
This Web site contains suggestions and activities on the theme of winter celebrations for teachers. 03/06/2003

Vast and excellent site from a worldwide leader in educational programming.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This is a great resource for parents, teachers, and students to use Discovery Channel programming to make learning more fun. 03/05/2003

The Three Rs of Our Fight for Freedom
Kid- and teacher-created site about the Revolutionary War.
Grades: 3-5
This site, produced by fourth graders at Clinton School in New York, is a great example of how technology can be integrated into the curriculum. 03/04/2003