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MAY 2006

The Perfect Disaster
Discovery Communications site on the science of super-powerful storms, for example.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site was created by the Discovery Channel to complement the television series, The Perfect Disaster. It includes video clips, quizzes, puzzles, disaster tours and much more.

Visual Math
Now you see it, now you know fractions!
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This site features a free online interactive tutorial for pre-algebra students that includes games, puzzles, and animations that emphasize learning concepts by visualization.

If These Walls Could Speak
Innovative site that "tours" historically interesting Southern homes.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site from the Atlanta History Center explores four historic homes in the Atlanta, Georgia area and the people and lives that were intertwined with them. Classroom teaching activities are included.

Money Math: Lessons for Life
Basic personal finance from the folks who bring you U.S. Savings Bonds.
Grades: 6-8
This site teaches middle grades students all about U.S. Savings Bonds. It includes a downloadable curriculum booklet that teaches math using real-life examples from personal finance.

Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body
Alert all middle and high school "Bones" fans: History of forensic medicine.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Visible Proofs from the National Library of Medicine explores the history of forensic medicine. It includes lesson plans and online activities.

MOLO: Molecular Logic
Model-based activities for basic physics and genetics.
Grades: 9-12
The Molecular Logic (MOLO) database provides teachers and students access to a wide variety of model-based activities that explore interactions of atoms and molecules or rule-based genetics.

Games and activities for kids, from UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8
This interactive site for children and parents from the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, provides online games, home activities, and other cool stuff.

Astronomy for Kids
Easy to use site - great coverage of the topic through middle school.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Astronomy for Kids is a good general astronomy site for kids or anyone who is a budding astronomer regardless of age.

Site on the polar environment ranges over broad variety of topics.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
This site from the International Polar Foundation (IPL) offers information and materials for teaching about the polar environment and climate change for students 9-13 years of age, including teaching suggestions, animations, and comic strips.

U. S. Senate
The official site of the upper house.
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site offers information about each U. S. Senator, representative, vice president, or member of the Continental Congress, as well as statistical information, organizational chart, active legislation, and much more.

Water on the Web (WOW)
Not webbed feet - the Internet! Super real-world ecology site.
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
Water on the Web (WOW) offers teachers and students curriculum materials, real data from many lakes and rivers nationwide, and the interpretation tools, background information, and more for understanding and solving real-world environmental problems using advanced technology.