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The NASA Student Involvement
NSIP hooks students directly into NASA's missions of
exploration, and discovery. You'll
learn science by designing space missions, investigating Earth
from space, and examining the latest developments in Earth and space
exploration and aeronautics.
Channel For the weather-savvy educator, we offer lesson plans,
teachers’ guides and more, including additional online teaching
eNature.com The complete
nature and wildlife resource featuring the Audubon Guides to plants and
dinosaurs! Dinosaur expert Dino Don Lessem presents dinosaur news,
art, contests and the Lost World Jurassic Park Traveling Exhibit!
Kid Science Explore
more than 400 science museums around the world. Designed for
About Photosynthesis Follow their links to resources that discuss
photosynthesis at varying degrees of complexity.
Includes the chemistry of biology and how the word of biology is
as well as cell structure and function.
This site has lots of optical illusions and weird experiments that
might teach you something unless you're careful.
At the Kapili labs you can learn about
biology, physics, chemistry, geography and astronomy. Some
of the many topics covered include cells, stars, atoms, climate
and light. In the activities section, you can take a quiz, see
how well you did and look at the correct answers. There's also a
The Why Files?
The Why Files deliver the facts behind
top news stories. There's a tornado ripping through a nearby
county: find out how it works and how to protect yourself. British
cows have gone crazy: find out if you need to worry about your
hamburger. When your questions have been answered call up the cool
science pic of the day or stop by the sports area.
The MAD Scientist Network
Are you stumped with your science homework? Ask the MAD scientists for
help. You can search their archive of thousands of questions and
answers or find other science sites on the web. And just for fun (yes,
science can be fun) you can do your own MAD experiments. Create a
compass, baking powder volcano or a bar of soap.
This site is the online version of the
Exploratorium, a San Francisco museum of science, art and
human perception. Explore online exhibits about optical illusions
and fruit flies or follow selected links to other science discovery
sites. With RealPlayer, you can watch webcasts from the Digital
Library. At the Science Explorer, kids can make an ear guitar or turn
a potato chip into a pinhole camera.
Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
Aside from the eeeewww factor, this kit is definitely lab worthy. Click
on a part of the frog and you'll link to write-ups and graphics of the
selected organs. View organs as a system or dissect them step by step:
start with the skin -
cut it all off or just a piece, get down to the organs (eyes, brain,
stomach & more) and finally, view the skeleton and the nervous
Dr. Eric Chudler loves the brain and wants kids to love it too, so he
created this site. Exploring the
nervous system you can learn about neurons, sensory organs and
the lobes of the brain. In the activities section, make a model of the
nervous system, remember more of your dreams and print off synapse
coloring sheets. If you just want to read, browse the books and
articles, or link to other brainy sites.
Click any element on this complete periodic table to get a description
of its properties. Find out about an element's chemical, physical and
biological characteristics. There's also information on the history,
geology and uses of an element. Another feature of this site is the
Chemputer which is a set of calculators for chemistry. If you need more
help, there are extensive links to other chem sites.
Located on this site are links to different through out Africa in
wildlife preserves. Viewers can see lions, elephants, zebras, and many
other wild animals native to Africa. (best viewed in the morning
because of time difference). Web cams also located in Canada, where
viewers can see polar bears, an eagle's nest and arctic fox, the other
is a Whale Cam.
The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception
located in San Francisco, California. Online since 1993, the site
contains more than 10,000 Web pages and hundreds of sound and video
files, exploring hundreds of different topics. That makes it one of the
most visited museum Web sites in the world. This unique museum was
founded in 1969 by
noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, who was director
until his death in 1985.
A US Government web site that contains
information on animals, wild flowers,
and endangered species. It has coloring book images
of animals that you can print and color. It also contains fact
sheets on various animals.
Sea and Sky:
Travelport Entrance Sea and Sky is a non-profit Web site created
for the sole purpose of bringing the splendors of the seas and the
wonders of the universe to members of the internet community.
The GLOBE Program
Mathematics Archives WWW
(Public Educational Access to Environmental Information
in Maine) Use for all water related lessons with Maine data sets.
Where and when is it best to swim or fish
any in Maine.
Gulf of Maine
Ocean Observing System. Visit a bouy in the Penobscot Bay to
check her vital signs and find out where the shrimp are.
Secrets of the Ocean
PBS Online looks at some of the most unique and
fascinating creatures that inhabit the ocean's depths, and offers
classroom activities, broadcast information, behind-the-scenes info,
detailed information about the creatures profiled, a stunning screen
saver and more.
Digital Library for
Earth System Education
involves monitoring spring's favorite sounds
and sights in Maine, and exploring what future springs may look like
due to climate change.
Project Learning Tree
uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase students'
understanding of our environment.
: Navigation Education Materials - This site has
middle school modules including 10 lessons on a variety of navigation
topics. Motivations for the students, background and assessment
material for the teacher, activity descriptions and worksheets, and
additional tips and resources.
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE)
This comprehensive source covers a wide range of different
topics in mathematics, software, and teaching materials.
Math.com This site offers
different sections for students, teachers and parents. The teacher area
has Lesson Plans, Classroom Resources, Career Information, Standards,
and Free Stuff.
Escape from Knap
Interactive financial learning
math resources that span from basic math to higher level math. Free 100
math worksheets: decimals, integers, fractions, percents, ratios,
measurements, probability, algebra, and statistics.
1,000 Webquests - 500 educational programs - 9,000 Lesson Plans
- Spelling - Vocabulary - Shakespeare and more!
Flashcards for Kids!
Designed to allow people and worksheets to help at various levels of
What you need, when you need it.
The Math Forum Home Page
This online community of educators, researchers, students and parents
has compiled a directory of quality
online math resources. Ask Dr. Math is a "swat team" of
experts who can answer questions, but check for answers in
the archives or FAQ first. The Internet Mathematics Library
provides thousands of categorized math links, each with a detailed site
description. The Student Center has links to math pages
suitable for students in elementary to university.
Interactive Learning Network
The courses offered cover topics from simple arithmetic to algebra and
calculus. In each course, formulas and concepts are explained, examples
and practice problems are provided and math terminology defined. If you
have a specific question in mind check out the FAQs. This site is also
a solid resource
for physics and chemistry. To access the interactive content you must
be a paying subscriber.
Mrs. Glosser's Math
Mrs. Glosser has free interactive math
lessons to use online aimed at grades 5-8. You can download
the same lessons for a fee. Topics discussed include integers,
polygons and percentages. On the homework board, you can post
your math problems and someone will try and point you in the right
Problems For Kids
Practice your math skills with these word problems for students in
grades 5-12. Problems are arranged according to grade,and each grade
has about 40 problems. If you're having trouble getting started you can
get a hint, and once you're done you can check your answers. Topics
include geometry, rates, fractions and probability.
The teacher said you could bring one piece of paper into the exam so
it's time to make a formula sheet. Dave provides tables and formulas
for algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and many other topics.
His Math Message Board and Math White Board can help connect you to
people with answers to your math problems. Dave's also bilingual; you
can find his site in Spanish too.
HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES and ECONOMICS
for Kids This Web site is designed by kids for kids. It examines
stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the like. It teaches the principles of
saving and investing. It also includes a stock game.
on Our Future Banking basics, savings and checking accounts,
credit and investing for 6-8th graders from Wells Fargo Banks.
Online middle school economics lessons
Eco-Fun 31 lessons
exciting, hands-on activities and simulations teaching economics along
with U.S. History.
support for learning economics in all forms and at all levels. Head for
the idea page on how
to teach economics using the Internet.
the World Bank's web site of classroom-ready charts, maps, case
studies, photos, and data tables -- all based on World Bank data and
resources -- are used to teach about social, economic, and environment
issues of sustainable development.
History of Money the central importance of money in the
ordinary business of the life of different peoples throughout the ages
ancient times to the present day.
your favorite stock.
Internet Public Library
Online public library features directories of online texts, newspapers
(from around the world), magazines and reference materials.
information resource links to state homepages, symbols, flags, maps,
constitutions, representatives, songs, birds, flowers, trees, etc.
Classroom US News
Lesson plan library and teacher's guide archive promote ways to use
News and World Report to teach current events and issues in the
Geographic Society National
Geography Bee Cool Geo Quiz
Builders: Geography Challenge Questions
My Wonderful World
a National Geographic-led
campaign to increase geographic learning. Test yourself, get Action
Educational games with a focus on geography and languages.
Collections Map collections from 1544 to 1996, organized according
to seven major categories.
geography resources including revision help, case studies, lesson plans
In-Depth destination guides to over 75 countries.
Gram for Kids World and State maps with facts and listening
station Informartion is very accessible to
Maps and Timelines: Western
Maps: World History
History Each day an event from American history is illustrated by
items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic
Early American History
Discover primary source documents from early American history--- scenes
and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings.
History of American Agriculture by decade and category.
K-12 teacher resources for food history lessons. USDA Historical Photos
Farm Security Administration (FSA) collection of almost 300,000
pictures which date back to the 1800s. Timeline
of Farming in
history takes a look at major events in history from the perspective of
Chronological History Timeline
of the United States. Technology
Timeline: 1750 - 1990
you're into history, this is the place for you. You can choose
a time period or a specific event or person to learn more about.
Navigates through 3,000 years of world history.
online history exhibits.
Education First: Black History
Activities Contains six Web sites created as models to suggest ways
to integrate the World Wide Web and videoconferencing into classroom
History with a focus on Colonial and Revolutionary Philadelphia.
Women In World
History Curriculum Discover the role of women in world
history through essays, Q&A's
and lessons. There are profiles of women rulers and heroes with links
to other resources. This site covers women from all periods of history
and cultures from Empress Wu Zetian of China to Prime Minister Indira
Gandhi. The Words of Wisdom section has quotations from both men and
women on the importance of women's equality.
Online HyperHistory covers the last 3000 years with
timelines, graphics, texts and maps of world history. Timelines in the
History section display the activities of major civilizations up to the
present. People and Event timelines are colour-coded according to
subject: science, culture, religion and politics.
The Event section covers 1790-1998 in detail, and the People section
has bios of over 700 personalities.
Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall is the editor of
several sourcebooks that contain historical texts from the public
domain. The Ancient History Sourcebook covers early civilizations such
as Greece, Persia and Egypt. Next comes the Medieval Sourcebook which
has writings about the Crusades, Byzantium, Islam and the Reformation.
In the Modern History Sourcebook, find out about the French Revolution,
imperialism and colonialism. Other sourcebooks cover African, Indian,
East Asian and Jewish history.
A Chronology of U.S.
Historical Documents If you're a student of U.S. history,
you'll love this site. All of the major U.S. historical documents are
included in this comprehensive listing. Read Abraham Lincoln's First
Inaugural Address, the Declaration of Independence, German Surrender
Documents or the Truman Doctrine.
Visit the Colonial
of 1628 as filmed in Machias, Maine.
Site contains the principal cities, nations and agglomerations
of the world, with tables and maps.
Social Studies Sources Designed for K-12 social studies
teachers and students, this site is a directory of history links. There
are several different categories including World History, U.S. History,
Government, Geography and Global/International Studies. This mammoth
site is a useful place to start your research.
by the popular TV show, Biography.com has 25,000 entries on famous
people. The write-ups vary in length from a single paragraph to a full
page. Some bios of contemporary celebrities also have related links. In
the games area, you can watch a BioByte documentary with RealPlayer,
take a quiz or create anagrams. Enter your birth date to find out which
personalities shares your birthday.
Let's go around the world
Fun and informative global exploration site.
You've been slaving over your project on Equatorial
Guinea for hours but that finishing touch eludes you. A tiny flag or
intriguing fact might do the trick - you'll find these and more at this
site. From the opening page index you can link to full page flags,
detailed colour maps or fact books about your country of choice.
Civilizations At the top of this site, you'll find articles
that discuss how different civilizations defined concepts like science
or architecture. The learning modules examine several world
civilizations like China, Europe, India, Africa, Japan and Islam. Each
module contains articles about that civilization's peoples, history and
culture. Resources like glossaries, image galleries, timelines and
atlases are also provided.
Canadian History On
The Web Oh Canada, what is this great country all
about? Visit museums and heritage sites, dig through archives and
historical documents or play games based on Canadian history. Be a
voyageur and discover the historical past of our home and
Home Page Country pages cover a wide range of information.
History Mexico-The Aztecs of Mexico An excellent site for anything
to do with the Aztec World.
Ben's Guide to U.S.
Ages This exhibit explores various
of the Middle Ages life- feudal life, homes, clothing, health, arts
entertainment, religion and town life. The exhibit includes activities
cathedrals, clothing, art and medical practices.
United States or
Biographies includes pictures and biographies of all the presidents
of the United States of America with a greeting from President
virtual tour of the White House An electronic tour of the First
Family's home. You will discover that within each room you will have
the opportunity to go back in time in that room and see how the room
Take the Ferry
to a tour of the Staue of Liberty or visit the National Park Service
for a detailed history on the Statue and Ellis Island
Maine Windows on Maine offers
free streaming and downloadable video, multimedia, and supporting
materials about Maine's history, science, and ecology for students,
teachers, and educators.
Browse galleries of new images or old glass plates from the late
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. "Mrs. Higgins Maine Studies
Northeast Historic Film's
Online Collections Guide of unique moving-image materials relating to
the history and culture of northern New England.
Video Contents include local features, resourcesstreaming video in
a partnership with Time Warner Road Runner and Northeast Historic
About Maine: Detailed History
OF NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE
Trees and Traditions: Maine Indians
and the Forest
Tribes of Maine
Indian Peoples of the Dawnland
Map of the Abenakis and their Native American neighbors.
Museum The Wabanaki Tribes of Maine.
resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems,
essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every
Make writing your daily practice A cyber
retreat for writers, young and old. Overflowing with tasty
morsals for every artist. Full of tips, techniques, refernces and
Inkspot for Young
English Grammar Quizzes
1,000 activities to help you study
Elements of Style
One of the best books on the English language can now be found on
the web. This "little book" will help students understand
the simple, and yet, often misunderstood principles of the English
language. So if you're having problems knowing where to put commas or
when to start a new paragraph, this book will be an invaluable
and Style Notes One of the red marks on your paper says,
"dangling participle." It's in red, so that can't be
good, but what exactly is a dangling participle, you wonder. Surf
through this site and you'll read all about participles, split
infinitives, adverbs and other fundamental elements.
Errors in English Learn from other people's mistakes in this
site. See the difference between calvary and cavalry, and insure and
ensure. The site explains the common errors and tells you how you can
correct them. After leaving this page, your English will be
Stop haggling with your sister over the dictionary and call up
this site where the complete
edition awaits your beck and call. The language meisters make it easy
for you - search the database by word, or if you don't know how to
spell it, it'll turn up a list of possible hits. They've even come up
with a "word of the day" to give your vocabulary a little boost.
Familiar Quotations The big kahuna of quotation books stakes
its claim in cyberspace. If you're looking for pearls of wisdom from
Madonna or Iacocca, you'll want to skip the trip. Only the thoroughly
classic figures from history are given their dues, "dead on the field
Thesaurus Mr. Roget is a student's best friend, let him help
you expand your vocabulary. Words can be located by the alphabetical
index or by the six major categories Roget used. It's also fully
searchable and turns up hits in a variety of grammatical categories - a
great (superior; preeminent; egregious; salient) writing tool!
Hall of Fame If you're looking to procrastinate some more
before doing homework, then check out this site. Some
examples from the Anagram Hall of Fame: Tom Cruise= So I'm Cuter,
Mother-in-law= Woman Hitler, Funeral= Real Fun, Parliament=
Partial Men. You can also send in your phrases or words to the anagram
server, and they'll e-mail you back with their anagrams.
of Poetic Terms Any term that has to do with poetry is listed
in this glossary. So if you're looking to impress
your teacher on the next assignment, try to slip in some extra
terms like anaphora or doggerel (if they apply, of course). This
site explains each term and even gives examples of poems that contain
that particular element. An especially good companion to have when
you don't have a clue what a pentameter is.
Columbia Guide to Online Style As if assembling the perfect
bibliography weren't tricky enough, along comes
the handy but unprecendented URL. The Columbia Guide to Online
Style is a complete and academic guide to citing e-sources. Created
by an assistant professor of English and a computer coordinator -
it's scholarly, but they sure know what they're talking about!
Homework Helper Breaking out in a sweat over Shakespeare?
Don't let the bard get you down! This site comes courtesy of a longtime
fan (since 7yrs old) who wants to help students gain a deeper
understanding of the literary legend. Here's the deal: fill in the
question form, fire it off and he'll point you in the right
direction. In other words, "Our remedies oft in ourselves
do lie, Which we ascribe to Heaven."
PE Central PE Central
provides the latest information about instructionally appropriate
physical education practices and programs.
PELINKS4U PELINKS4U is
a biweekly magazine promoting success-oriented programs in
physical education, health, recreation, fitness, dance and
Senator Ted Stevens has introduced
(S. 1159) a groundbreaking piece of legislation to initiate, expand and
improve physical education in K-12 schools.
Hundreds of articles about health. Nutrition activities and resources
for maintaining your health. Great link for Heart Month
Quest on Disability and Health Each "Quest" includes an attitude
checkup, list of references and questions with which a student may
assess their environment through the eyes of a kid with
Pages Maine Sectretary of State Kid's Links to other State Kids
Yahooligans! The Web
Guide for Kids
Tune your guitar or bass Guitar
Tuner or Violin
Tuner for music class.
Library and Reference
Maine State Library Databases A wide range
of magazines and newspapers for all ages and interests, great for
research; once the site loads, click on Remote Access
The Encyclopedia Britannica online lets you search for information by
keyword or browse according to subject. Using either method of
searching, you get information from three sources: the encyclopedia's
entries, websites and selections from relevant magazine articles. Some
of the magazines cited include Discover, Newsweek and The
Smithsonian If you were as prestigious as the
Smithsonian you'd be flooded with questions
too. That's why they decided to post the most common questions they
hear in the form of an online A-Z "encyclopedia". Explore the topics
ranging from the armed forces, mineral sciences, music, textiles,
transportation and vertebrate zoology.
Library The materials and sites in the ThinkQuest Library
were developed by students and teachers. The library catalogue has
numerous topics from literature to technology and business. Each major
topic is broken into several subcategories. Every site has a mini
description and the year it was created. You can see the best sites
chosen each year in the ThinkQuest Winners section.
Dying to crack that B+ ceiling? Researchpaper.com will
bring your schoolwork up to snuff with its collection of topics, ideas
and assistance for school research projects. Get started with
a search of the idea directory, then cruise the writing center
for skill-honing tips and finish up with a brainstorming session
in the discussion and chat areas.
Refdesk.com is an enormous collection of links to other reference
sources. Although the links are grouped according to categories, it can
be a bit overwhelming to find the section you need. Among the many
categories are newspapers, facts/internet, social sciences and
applied sciences. Multiple engines let you search through the site,
stock quotes and headlines too.
This large directory of links to many topics is searchable
by subject, keyword and age group. A broad range of subjects covers
literature, religion, government and many others. Links are classified
for kids, teens or college & beyond. Resources are also available
for parents and teachers.
So another Sunday night has rolled around and you've put off your
homework again?! The library may be closed but the "nice librarian" at
schoolwork.ugh is still on duty, ready to help you with
a collection of subject-specific links. They're all carefully selected
and explained, then divided up into categories and subcategories so
they're easy to navigate. Kinda like your local library!
The Idea Box
With an Idea of the Day, an Idea of the Week, and an index of
ideas past, this site is a warehouse of great things to make and do,
from Banana Dogs and Astronaut Pudding to songs and indoor
Virtual Reference Desk The librarians from Purdue
University have pooled their resources and built a list of serious
sites for serious students. Government documents, information
technology, dictionaries, phone books, maps, science
and other reference sources will embellish your mind and bedazzle
Mandirac: A French Memory Game
Select Surprises, click on memeory. The object is to match all of
the picture pairs while practicing your vocabulary. Great
practice for any age. Once you start it's hard to stop.
Van Gogh Museum
This is the special website of the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. The
site contains general information on the exhibition in an exciting
experience authored in flash.
This one has plenty of activities, like assembling a monster from
various pieces and getting the answers to important questions
like "What is earwax?"
You'll find a lot of good links to Sesame Street, Arthur,
ZOOM, and all the other PBS shows. You can also color online, learn
to tell jokes (finally!), and lots of other cool stuff.
Poetry Etch A
The Word Spy
Each weekday, a new and insanely interesting word or phrase.
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