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APRIL 2007

How Stuff Works: Earth Day
Extend your Earth Day involvement with practical things everyone can do.
Grades: Professional
This Earth Day site from How Stuff Works offers parents and teachers fun ideas and eco friendly projects and activities for children and simple ways to explain environmental issues to them.

Doing Research: An Introduction to the Concepts of Online Searching
Game-like approach to learning how to do research online.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This is an online interactive tutorial for learning to search the Internet for the purpose of research.

Freedom: A History of US
Strong site from PBS traces the theme of freedom through U.S. history.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This sixteen part series from PBS focuses on the overarching theme of freedom as it explores the history of the United States. It is based on the award winning books of Joy Hakim. It includes curriculum guides, videos, images, games, and much more.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: Educator Resource Center
Using design to supplement and spark student interest in all subjects.
Grades: Professional
This site from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum provides resources and information for teachers to engage in the design process and to use it effectively in the classroom.

Kids Vid
Online film school for teachers and students.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Kids Vid provides resources and information for teachers and students to implement video production in the classroom.

Making healthy food and fitness fun for kids. How about Dirt Bowl Dessert?
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Kidnetic.com is designed for kids, parents, and educators and promotes a healthy lifestyle for children. It includes games, lesson plans, and resources for parents.

Tissues of Life
Not Kleenex the four types of tissue of the human body.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This interactive site from The Science Museum of Minnesota helps students learn about the four types of tissues that make up the human body.

Habits of the Heart
Habits of the Heart uses animations, interactive features, and videos to show how the heart and lungs work.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site from the Science Museum of Minnesota is a resource for teachers and students learning about the cardiovascular and circulatory systems.

Lightning Bug
Spark student writing with this useful Web site.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Lightning Bug is a resource for students to draw on as they learn to write narratives. It focuses on fostering inspiration, finding voice, developing structure, and encouraging an interest in writing.

Circus in America: 1793-1940
Dont have to run away to join it the classic circuses are right here.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site traces the history of the circus from 1793 to 1940. It includes background information, a timeline and videos.

Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Webs-eye view of US locations important in aviation history.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site from the National Register of Historical Places offers visitors a virtual travel itinerary of American aviation history including information, photographs, movie clips, and maps.

Inside the Cell
National Institute of General Medical Science looks at the smallest unit of life.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Inside the Cell is a publication of the National Institute of General Medical Science. It is an informational booklet for studying the smallest form of life, the cell.

The History Makers
African American movers and shakers.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This site is a collection of biographies of accomplished African Americans that shares their stories of success against the odds, of achievement in the face of adversity, and in all cases, they are stories of inspiration.