- Schools-- Learning Resources
from BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/): Search by grade level and
Learning (http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/wired.html): Wired
Learning refers to the online
curriculum, WebQuests, and other materials that the KNE Application
Team develops as part of the SBC Knowledge Network Explorer. Our
is to support teachers and librarians achieve meaningful,
learning environments. To best understand the classification system
you can read a brief definition of formats. You can even use our free
Filamentality, to build some of these formats yourself!
Institute Online (http://sln.fi.edu): Three sections:
(http://sln.fi.edu/learn.html): The Wright Brothers; The Human
- Research and Rewards, archived webcast; Community Science Action
The Heart (online exhibit); Ben Franklin (online exhibit); Keystone
Network (web-based support for K-8 teachers using inquiry science
Coin Flipping Activity (Special Event for January 17, 2006);
Lifelong Learning courses
(http://sln.fi.edu/visitF.html): Plan a visit including
shows, Special Events -- TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION starts July
Exhibit Hall (links to many exhibits including The Franklin Air Show),
IMAX Films (Bugs! and Mysteries of Egypt with Educational Materials in
a pdf file), Fels Planetarium with show descriptions and links to
resources on Astronomy, School Field Trip Planner.
(http://sln.fi.edu/exploreF.html): Wright Brothers link
Weather Center (5-day weather forecast and live weather data, Exhibit
(links to many exhibits)(repeat), Collection -- Inquiry Attic (The
Institute Science Museum has in storage a century's worth of scientific
instruments. "inQuiry Attic" offers an online exploration of some
interesting objects.), Daily Science: Brain Drops - Expand your
of the science around you with a daily Braindrop. Link to previous
Live Earth Cam (EarthCam brings you live views from the City of
Love. Located at The Franklin Institute, America's first hands-on
museum, this camera offers views of Philadelphia's Museum District
the impressive Museum of Art, Schuylkill, Saints Peter and Paul
and Eakins Oval. Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East
and ranks fifth in the nation. Link other MetroCams and a search box to
find more cams.), BEN FRANKLIN 300 with
ALSO: Legacy (Institute History and Mission, Journal of The
Institute, Benjamin Franklin National Memorial), Online Learning
(The 2003 Flight Forecast online program
K-12 students to predict the weather conditions for flight at the
of Flight celebration at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty
Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 2003. The results are in. Check
the most accurate forecasts! AND "Pieces
Science" is an online gallery of sixteen educational resources
to a collection of historical science objects. Online Museum Educators
in the United States and United Kingdom created the pieces, which have
been mapped against the U.S. National Science Education Standards.),
Franklin Institute Lecture Series - 2004 Explorations, OTHER
-- Journey In Time, Time Keepers, Things to Do, and SEARCH the site.
Broadcasting Television (http://www.pbs.org): Many resources
here in all academic subjects. Special links for students--
PBS kids (http://pbskids.org/), parents--PBS
Parents (http://www.pbs.org/parents/) and teacher-- PBS
TeacherSource (http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/) and
educators and people looking for online classes-- PBS
Resources from Kathy Schrock
- XE.com- The World's Favorite Currency
Site (http://wwww.xe.com/): We at XE.com have a
simple mission: to facilitate global commerce. Since 1993, we have
grown to become the world's most popular currency site by developing
the powerful and efficient currency services that the new global
economy demands. In 2002, we launched XEtrade,
our discount on-line foreign exchange payment system.
OZ'S KINGDOM OF HISTORY (http://www.teacheroz.com): Click on
table of contents for an extensive list of resources that are up to
Scroll to "Other Subjects".
Forum @ Drexel University (http://mathforum.org): Sections
teachers, students, research, and parents & citizens.
Dr. Math (http://mathforum.org/dr.math/): Browse the
by FAQ, formulas, selected answers, elementary school, middle school,
school, college and beyond. Search the archive with your own
Last one is "Can't find the answer?", then write to Dr. Math. If
your question is about how to teach math, try our Teacher2Teacher
service (http://mathforum.org/t2t/). Teachers, see also Drexel
Courses for math education
Glosser's Math Goodies (http://www.mathgoodies.com): "Math Goodies
is a free math help site featuring interactive lessons, homework help,
worksheets and forums! We have over 400 pages of activities for
teachers and parents. Our award-winning site has been reviewed on
radio, and in major newspapers including The Washington Times.
Join our growing community and
to our free newsletter! We'll keep you informed of the latest math news
and site updates while respecting your privacy." Individual page
for parents, teachers, students. Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies,
was founded in order to share her creative teaching ideas with the
online education community.
Freedman's Math Help (http//:mathpower.com): This site provides
about basic math, algebra, study skills, math anxiety and learning
and specifically addresses the needs of the community college adult
A student who is frustratedby college math can be helped by identifying
his individual learning style and recognizing the instructor'steaching
style. This site provides links for students and teachers to
about learning styles,
study skills tips, and ways to reduce
math anxiety and gives the students access to tutorials, algebra
math videos, and a forum for discussing with the professor a variety of
math topics. THERE IS ALSO INFORMATION ON "MATH FUNDAMENTALS"
number addion, subtraction, multiplication, division; fraction
factoring, ratios, etc) and "ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA" with student tutorials
and homework assignments.
Math Online (http://www.math.com): Subjects-- · Basic Math,
Everyday Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry,
Calculus, Advanced Topics, and Others. Also "Hot Topics"--
Decimals, Integers, Exponents, Inequalities, Percents, Square
Tabs for homework help, practice, ask an expert, calculator and tools,
games, & store. Sections for parents, teacher, glossary,
us, & join us.
management (http://www.fleetkids.com): What is
FleetKidsSM about? It's about encouraging learning through inquiry and
getting kids started out on the path to money smarts. It's also about
kids that money smarts isn't just earning, earning, earning until
blue in the wallet. Money smarts means working hard, saving,
and investing. And giving something
back to the people who helped you out when you needed it and to people
who can reach out and help others. Each time your students learn
about financial concepts, they'll be earning points which your school
redeem for technology-based rewards. In the FleetKidsSM program,
each child investigates an array of mathematic, financial, and social
including: Setting goals, Saving and budgeting, Balancing "needs" and
Learning to work with teams developing solutions.
Math (http://www.cpm.org): program with homework
and parent guides for the currently adopted math textbook in SFUSD.
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (http://www.nctm.org):
lessons and activities for elementary, middle, and high school teachers
and students. Materials for families also. Vast array of
(http://www.illuminations.nctm.org): The NCTM Illuminations Web site is
designed to illuminate the new vision for school mathematics presented
in NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
resources to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all
Illuminations is a partnership between the National Council of Teachers
of Mathematics and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation. The site
be viewed by grade band or by type of content.
(http://www.mazeworks.com/home.htm): Java games and puzzles. All
applets on this site were written in Java 1.0.2. You will need a
browser in order to run them. Sections: Home with games & puzzles,
Books, Downloads, Email, and Links which include Educational sites;
Puzzles and Mathematics; Chess; Mazes and Labyrinths.
- April is
This is a neat math trick to do in honor of math month:
1. Grab a calculator. (you won't be
able to do this one in your head)
2. Key in the first three digits of
your phone number (NOT the area code)
3. Multiply by 80
4. Add 1
5. Multiply by 250
6. Add the last 4 digits of your
7. Add the last 4 digits of your
8. Subtract 250
9. Divide number by 2
Do you recognize the answer?
FROM CATHY NOVAK
This long list of resources has links to resources on-- Money,
Digital Science Library (http://nsdl.org/): Mission
-- The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the
National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality
resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning
at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
(STEM) education. As a national network of learning environments,
resources, and partnerships, NSDL seeks to serve a vital role as STEM
educational cyberlearning for the nation, meeting the informational and
technological needs of educators and learners at all levels.
News for Kids (http://sciencenewsforkids.org): Science News
for Kids is a web site devoted to science news for children of ages 9
to 14. Our goal is to offer timely items of interest to kids,
accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles,
Web resources, and other useful materials. Our emphasis is on
making the Web site appealing by offering kids opportunities to comment
on and grade the subject matter, get ideas for science projects, and
try out mathematical puzzles. At the same time, we offer teachers
creative ways of using science news in their classrooms.
- Smithsonian Wild
(http://siwild.si.edu/index.cfm): Studying animal habitats? This looks
like an exciting resource.
- Science Spot
(http://sciencespot.net/): Sponsored by Amazon. A resource for
junior high teachers and students.
- Kids Zone
(http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kidzone.html): Topics to research,
such as, General Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Life and
Earth science, Forensic science, Games and Puzzles, etc
- Chemistry sites
-- Periodic Table Sites
(http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kdzchem2.html): Also includes
chemistry puzzles and games.
- Forces of
information on volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes from
the authories at National Geographic.
in the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004
Mysteries: Fun Science Facts From the Library of Congress
Mysteries will help you get the answers to these
other of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry.
In addition, we will introduce you to the Library of Congress' rich
in science and technology. All of the questions presented on this
Web site were asked by researchers and answered by librarians from the
Library's Science Reference Services.
Quest from the California Energy Commission
Students click on objects in the room to find out about transportation,
homework help, library, science projects, etc. Parents and
click on the apple.
Space and Science Center (http://www.chabotspace.org): Telescope
viewing and weather, calendar of events, sky calendar, Ask Jeeves
planetarium, Tien Megadome Theater, youth/school programs, teacher
and EXHIBITS -- Dragon Skies Astronomy of Imperial China.
Area Discovery Museum (http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/): This
nationally recognized museum is located north of the Golden Gate
It is a one-of-a kind indoor/outdoor children's museum has a full range
of programs for children, school groups, and educators.
OZ'S KINGDOM OF HISTORY (http://www.teacheroz.com): Click
table of contents for an extensive list of resources that are up to
Scroll to "Other Subjects".
Mecanique -- The Mechanical Museum of San Francisco (http://www.museemechanique.org/) Welcome to the Musee
Mecanique, one of the world’s largest privately owned collections of
mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines.
We will take you on a journey from turn of the century hand cranked
music boxes to modern video arcade games. This is a trip down memory
lane. It is a chance to show your children or grandchildren what you
did for fun when you were their age. Before video games at home,
perhaps before television, perhaps what you remember sitting in your
grandparent’s parlor. For those of you who grew up in the San
Francisco Bay Area, it is a chance to remember Playland at the Beach,
Sutro Baths and the Cliff House. There is our own “Laffing Sal”, “Susie
the Can-Can Dancer” and the fascinating “Carnival.” Other things have
been brought in from around the world for your amusement. For years the
collection was housed in the lower level of the Cliff House. Due to
renovation in 2002 the collection moved to its new location at Pier 45
at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Science for Curious Kids
Howard Hughes Medical Institute. A philanthropy serving society through
biomedical research and science education.
Stuff Works (http://www.howstuffworks.com/): How everything
or functions with capability for searching.
from National Geographic kids. Get to know some of the most interesting
and unusual members of the wild world—from cheetahs to crocodiles and
to warthogs. Dive in for photos, video, audio, postcards, fun
Dinosaurs Found in China, Experts Announce, January 23,
Geographic (http://www.nationalgeographic.com): Website of the
Geographic Society. Site index (Adventure and Exploration,
and Nature, History and Culture, Kids, Maps and Geography, News,
Travel, Full Site Index, Search,
Sites, About Us, Customer Service), magazines, on television, store,
get involved-- National Geographic in Action (Geography Bee, Events and
Exhibits, Meet our Explorers, See What We Support, Travel with our
- Teachers and Stydents
Home Page (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/): Sections
include Online Adventures; Maps & Geography; Lesson Plans; Teacher
Community; Teacher Store.
Help (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/homework/): Sections
Animals, History/Culture, Maps/Geography. Also "One Stop
encyclopedia, extras, search, links to other national geographic
Zoo (http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/): Digital
center for microbial ecology. The major attractions of this
Zoo include: DirtLand, Animal Pavilion, Snack Bar, Space Adventure,
World. The Microbe Zoo is part of the DLC-ME project which was
by the Comm Tech Lab and the Center for Microbial Ecology at Michigan
(http://www.enature.com): A resource provided by the National Wildlife
Federation. This site has field guides to 48,000 plants and
complete with photos, so you can try to identify trees, spiders and
You'll also find birding basics and audio files of bird calls.
your zip code to find out what's crawling around your
Cool outdoor activities.
Science from New York Hall of Science (http://www.tryscience.org):
Sections to surf: Curious?, Field Trips, Adventures, and
There is also a site map along with a page for parents and one for
The "live cam" gives access to 5 different live cams and a further list
of 8 more along with 8 science centers. The search box
"all site, just tryscience or just science center" searches.
): the corporate partner, provides technology and expertise in website
design, hosting and connectivity, Web server utilization, content
and consulting. Several IBM units have been involved in the project,
IBM e-business Services, IBM Corporate Internet Programs, IBM Global
and Lotus. Corporate Community Relations is responsible for the
of the project within IBM.
(http://www.astc.org): The Association of Science-Technology Centers
is a link to more than 400 hands-on science centers and museums
and oversees the Science Center Guide.
York Hall of Science (http://www.nyhallsci.org): The TryScience
team at the New York Hall of Science provides project management,
and collaboration management, technical and graphics management, and
editing, and research management.
FROM CATHY NOVAK
This long list of resources has links to resources on-- Weather
Elements and Research, Extreme Weather, Ask an Expert, Weather Maps and
Forecasts, Weather Projects), Science, How To's, Projects.
- Webmonkey (http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/kids/lessons):
an internet tutorial for students
FROM CATHY NOVAK
This long list of resources has links to resources on-- Girls and Tech,
Safety and Acceptable Use, Web Page Design, Projects.
Explorations (http://www.nutritionexplorations.org): Fun and easy
to teach and learn nutrition. Sections for kids, teachers,
and school food service. The kids section has learning activities,
recipes, contests, nutrition information, and fun links.
by the National Dairy Council.
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