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Site against hate, from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This award-winning site provides resources for teachers, parents, teens, and kids who are interested in "dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity." 09/29/03

Learn NC
Superlative professional development site, not only for NC teachers.
Grades: Advanced, Professional
Learn NC was created by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education primarily for North Carolina teachers but the wide array of quality resources are useful to teachers anywhere. 09/26/03

A Tapestry of Time and Terrain
The U.S. Geological Survey's interactive map of our continent.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
This site from the United States Geological Survey features a digital composite of geological and topographical maps of the lower forty eight states of the U. S. 09/24/03

Lively site about symphonic music, for kids and adults.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional
This site, developed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, provides a "magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, teachers and parents." 09/22/03

The Virtual Cave
Online spelunking!
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
The Virtual Cave affords students the opportunity to explore underground caves without leaving their classrooms. 09/19/03

Science News for Kids
Strong new site from a science magazine for kids published since 1922.
Grades: 6-8
Science News for Kids offers "suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, Web resources, and other useful materials" for students ages 9-13. 09/17/03

Internet Geography
Strong, simple site for information on geography.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
This site is a rich resource of geographical resources and information for the classroom. Although created by teacher Anthony Bennett for UK teachers, the activities and lessons can easily be adapted for geography classes anywhere. 09/15/03

Science Toys You Can Make with Your Kids
Simple, practical site for tiny tinkerers.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Science Toys You Can Make with Your Kids, as the name suggests, contains many ideas for easy to construct toys that demonstrate scientific principles. 09/12/03

Secret of Photo 51
Fascinating story: a woman many believe should have shared the Nobel Prize.
Grades: 9-12, Advanced
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) produced this site. It explores the "role that Rosalind Franklin and her remarkable X-ray photograph played in one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science." 09/10/03

Soda Play
Looks simple, plays simple, but a super creative high-tech site!
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced
This highly interactive site encourages users to experiment and be creative by creating animated models online. 09/08/03

History Detectives
"Puzzles from the past" from the PBS series of the same name.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
History Detectives is the companion site to the PBS television series by the same name. It provides interactive features, lesson plans, and learning activities that promote an interest in history and science. 09/05/03

Middle School Net
Lessons and other resources for middle school teachers.
Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Educator Judy Horn created this resource, for other educators, with funding from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). 09/03/03