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MAY 2004

Colonial House
Companion site to the PBS hands-on-history series.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Colonial House, a companion site to the PBS hands-on history series by the same name, explores life in the New World in 1628. It includes lesson plans and activities for use in grades 5-8. 05/28/04

DNA Interactive
Super site on DNA science.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
The Dolan DNA Learning Center's DNA Interactive explores the principles of genetic material, "how we bend it to our own service, and what it can tell us about who we are." It includes teacher guides, student activities, video clips, and animations. 05/26/04

Wired for Books
Awesome collection of author audio!
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Wired for Books from the Ohio University Telecommunications Center features audio and video presentations of book and poetry readings including children's stories and interviews with authors. 05/24/04

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
You Are There: the 9-11 commission's online diary.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This site provides up to date information on the proceedings of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. The Commission was establish in 2002 for the purpose of preparing, "a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks." 05/21/04

Into the Wardrobe: A Web Site Devoted to C.S. Lewis
A journey into his life and wonderful imagination.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site, developed by a fan of the author, is a tribute to the life and works of C.S. Lewis. It provides lots of resources for students studying his work or for anyone interested in this author or his works. 05/19/04

Biodiversity and Conservation: The Web of Life
Good resource on the concept of biodiversity.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This site from the Field Museum explores biodiversity and provides resources and information that can be used in the classroom. 05/17/04

Edison Invents
Lively site on the sire of light.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
Edison Invents, produced by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, provides information and resources for teachers and students to learn about the man and his inventions. 05/14/04

Cool Cosmos
Infrared astronomy (come over to the Cool side, Luke!).
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Cool Cosmos provides classroom activities, experiments and lessons that attract students into the world of infrared astronomy. 05/12/04

Strong NASA site for middle schoolers with a satellite's eye view.
Grades: 6-8
ISS EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is a NASA education program that provides excellent activities and learning guides for learning about Earth through digital pictures taken from the International Space Station. 05/10/04

Study of Place
For middle schoolers, Antarctic and ocean exploration case studies.
Grades: 6-8
Study of Place offers middle school science teachers two online modules about Antarctic Exploration and Ocean Currents Exploration that include readings, experiments, analyzing images, interactive map activities, and graphing. 05/07/04

Future State
The State Department Googles, too -- State's youth-oriented Web site.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
"Future State" is the U.S. State Department's Web site for youth that offers them the opportunity to "explore American diplomacy and get a taste for what it takes to serve on the front lines of freedom." Included are lesson plans, informational articles, games, and links to current events, geography, and the environment. 05/05/04

FBI Youth
Kids Wanted - to visit this youth-oriented site by the FBI.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
The FBI Youth site was developed specifically for grades 6-12. It helps young adults to learn about the FBI and the work it does. 05/03/04