Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lesson Pathways

This used to be a subscription learning service, but now it's free. Apparently made with a lot of input from homeschoolers, it allows you to create a curriculum (or "pathway") for your child on several levels and with different details. This site has great reviews!

http://www.lessonpathways.com/

This allows you to build a custom curriculum for each child, which is REALLY cool, and is apparently very intuitive and user-friendly.

Drop.io

http://drop.io/howto

This is a great tool if you want to do group lessons online. All the lesson materials can be put in one drop, and then you can invite "collaborators" to join and chat real-time with you about what you have. GREAT virtual homeschool classroom tool!

Plagiarism--Understanding it and avoiding it.

http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2010/02/dont-blame-the-tools----people-plagiarize-copy049.html

This is just an article, but it is one of the most clear explanations of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it that I've ever seen.

Make your own musical instruments

http://familyfun.go.com/playtime/making-music-fun-701940/3/

http://www.home.earthlink.net/~graypoodles/index.html

http://www.familycorner.com/family/kids/crafts/9_musical_instruments.shtml

http://www.mudcat.org/kids/

http://familycrafts.about.com/od/musicalcrafts/Musical_Craft_Projects.htm

http://www.nancymusic.com/PRINThomemade.htm

Bouncing Water Droplets

The Brain--a series with Charlie Rose

http://www.charlierose.com/view/collection/10702

Intro to linear equations

Press next to skip the series preview and get to the math.

http://dep.disney.go.com/solvingforx.html

The Electoral College

http://dep.disney.go.com/itt-electoralcollege.html

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

IF THE HUMAN BODY WERE A MACHINE


Der Mensch als Industriepalast [Man as Industrial Palace] from Henning Lederer on Vimeo.

Lectures from Nobel Scientists

http://honeywellscience.com/

On video, no less.  They call themselves an "Interactive Studio", but there are few, if any, interactives on this site. Mostly video.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Educational Show Alert: Big Green Rabbit

I had heard music from this show before but never watched it. It is fun, music- and dance-oriented, and full of educational science content.  You can watch the show, learn songs and dances, and play games here:
http://www.biggreenrabbit.com/

and access parent and teacher materials here:

http://biggreenparents.com/

Episode summaries are here: http://biggreenparents.com/?page_id=434

What you can't find on their site, you might be able to find on YouTube.com.

If you love the show, go back often to the parent site and download episodes and songs free.

New Feature on the Sidebar

I have puzzled about what to do about educational TV shows on this blog. I can't possibly index every single episode, and most of them cover many topics.  These are, however, some of the best friends of homeschoolers (right up there with museums and libraries). The kids get to learn from the show, and then most of the educational TV shows have websites with follow up activities, games, and other educational content. HUGELY valuable, impossible for me to add to the library in any meaningful way.

My solution:


When I am designing specific lessons (like I am for Astronomy and Ancient Egypt right now), I will incorporate appropriate episodes from TV shows and podcasts.


When I run across an educational show, I will put up a post about it that won't appear in the index, but I will also put a link list on the sidebar of the blog listing educational shows (and their websites). That way, if you are creating a lesson on a topic, you can search out materials yourself, just like you can with the Repositories/Libraries list.

So if you don't often visit the blog itself, keep in mind that there are resources available there that might be of help to you when you are designing educational experiences for your kids.

Dino Song

Help in Memorizing

http://memorize.com/

all subjects, or make your own

Random History

This is really fun. And Random!

http://randomhistory.com/

Typing Tutor Online

I like this one better than most. And it doesn't involve blood spurting from ninjas.

http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/

Many ways to learn those multiplication tables

http://www.multiplication.com/learnfacts.htm

We especially love the interactive games: http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Inkscape

Similar to Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, but open source (free):

http://www.inkscape.org/

Where Avocados Come From

http://www.avocado.org/about/fresh-fruit/virtual-tour

Mrs. Jones Sings

Music Resources and Language Arts Songs here:

http://www.mrsjonesroom.com/songs/alphlist.html

Links to songs from other subjects here: http://www.mrsjonesroom.com/songs/alphlist.html#other
and here: http://www.mrsjonesroom.com/themes/alphlist.html

Understanding Science

http://undsci.berkeley.edu/

Adventure Puzzles for Fun

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/adventure-puzzles.htm

Social Studies Lessons with video

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/socialstudies/social_studies_homework_help.html

K-8 Math Video Lessons

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/homework_help_home.html

New Feature on the Sidebar

Learning Lynx is not (by far!) the only site that collects educational links for people. There are many many other "web portals" and "repositories" out there.

As a new feature on the blog, I will have links to other repositories and Web Portals on the side bar. So if you never come visit the blog itself, pop in sometime to see where else you can get info when you need it.

AMSER Physics Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=924177

AMSER Microbiology Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=921717

AMSER Chemistry Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=917186

AMSER Botany Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=915001

AMSER Miscellaneous Science Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=928765

AMSER Zoology Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=929154

AMSER General Humanities Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=598289

AMSER Math Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=920509

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=606741

AMSER Astronomy Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=914163

AMSER Earth Science Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=606851

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=606842

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=606754

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=918168

AMSER Ecology and Environmental Science Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=607627

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=605581

AMSER Oceanography Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=614342

AMSER Recreation and PE links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=616712

AMSER Biology Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=607229

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=922561

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=606755

AMSER Geography Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=607014

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=607016

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=601659

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=615027

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=613828

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=609315

AMSER Anthropology Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=600295

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=606697

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=607933

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=607934

AMSER Archaeology Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=549978

AMSER Library and Information Science Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=555858

AMSER Architecture Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=583436

AMSER Education Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=572531

AMSER Fine Arts Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=583435

AMSER US History Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=621060

AMSER History Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=637589

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=549977

AMSER Language and Literature Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=676212

AMSER Law Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=772963

Physiology and Medical Science Links from AMSER

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=836569

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=580449

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=927210

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=920322

Military Science from AMSER

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=848621

AMSER Music Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=853545

Naval Engineering and Navigation Links from AMSER

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=860029

AMSER Psychology Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=894138

AMSER Religion Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=879862
http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=890762
http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=896480

Some of the links in these sections are not really about religion but the cataloger apparently didn't know what to do with them. For example, the "Journal for the Philosophy of Chemistry" is here. ?

AMSER Philosophy Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=866063

Political Science AMSER Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=903810

AMSER Communication and Transportation Technology Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=952237

AMSER Social Studies Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=934291

AMSER Arts and Crafts Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=963477

AMSER Foods and Nutrition Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=964897

AMSER Home Ec Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=964230

AMSER Film Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=970896

AMSER Photography Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=970671

AMSER Technology and Transportation Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=954492

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=606862

AMSER Agriculture Links

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&ParentId=540196

Food Atlas

Sometimes, there are maps of more than just cities and physical features of a particular place.

http://maps.ers.usda.gov/FoodAtlas/

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Search for Educational Resources using a dedicated search engine

http://fedsearch.merlot.org/fedsearch/fedsearch.html

Almost 900 Foreign Language Links

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/foreign_languages|||foreign%20languages|*

3500 Links on Health

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/health|||health|*

7700 Language arts links

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/language_arts|||language%20arts|*

Over 4000 math links

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/mathematics|||mathematics|*

Hundreds of Philosophy Links

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/philosophy|||philosophy|*

Over 1800 PE links

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/physical_education|||physical%20education|*

Over 400 links on Religion

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/religion|||religion|*

11,600 Science Links

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/science|||science|*

12,500 Social Studies Links

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/social_studies|||social%20studies|*

Over 400 Vocational Ed Links

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/vocational_education|||vocational%20education|*

Almost 2500 "educational technology" sites

Almost 2500 "educational" sites: http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/educational_technology|||educational%20technology|*

Over 4000 links on the arts

http://www.thegateway.org/portal_seamarksearch/makesearch?past=subject|http://purl.oclc.org/gem/instance/subject/GEM-S/arts|||arts|*

Freeware educational tools

http://www.utakethecredit.com/FreewareResources.html

LEGO Photosynthesis

http://www.mindandhandalliance.org/educators/curriculum-packages/photosynthesis

LEGO Chemistry

http://www.mindandhandalliance.org/documents/EdgertonLEGOChemteachersguide_1-18-10.pdf

http://www.mindandhandalliance.org/documents/lego-chemistry_student_pages_1-18-10_color.pdf

http://www.mindandhandalliance.org/documents/lego-chemistry_student_pages_1-18-10_black-white.pdf

http://www.mindandhandalliance.org/documents/smaller_lego-chemistry_student-pages_answer-key_1-19-10.pdf

http://www.mindandhandalliance.org/documents/LEGO_Atom_molecules_layout_mat_and_key.pdf

http://www.mindandhandalliance.org/documents/LEGO_chem_reactants_products_12-18-09.pdf

Chemistry Videos from MIT

http://blossoms.mit.edu/library.html#chemistry

Biology Videos from MIT

http://blossoms.mit.edu/library.html#biology

Physics Videos from MIT

http://blossoms.mit.edu/library.html#physics

Engineering Videos From MIT

http://blossoms.mit.edu/library.html#engineering

Math Videos from MIT

http://blossoms.mit.edu/library.html#math

Video Course: Physics

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-01Physics-IFall1999/VideoLectures/

Video Course: Linear Algebra

http://web.mit.edu/18.06/www/Video/video-fall-99.html

Resources for Teaching Engineering, from MIT

http://blossoms.mit.edu/resources.html#engineering

Resources for Teaching Science, from MIT

http://blossoms.mit.edu/resources.html#science

Resources for Teaching Math, from MIT

http://blossoms.mit.edu/resources.html#math

Open Courseware

Colleges all over the world are now putting full courses online for anyone to use. This can be a boon to homeschoolers since college courses are really not that much harder than 5th grade courses--they're just a little more detailed. If you work through them a little slower than an adult would, the materials are often still useful--especially for gifted kids.  This is also a good solution for the problem of "early college or not" for homeschooling parents of the profoundly gifted.

Unfortunately, there isn't a central portal that connects you to these courses by subject rather than by institution. So I'm going to build one. It will take a while, but you will find it here:

http://docs.google.com/View?id=ddssdqrh_118g4cdkzhb

I am not ambitious enough to index by individual courses (MIT alone offers 1900), but I will connect you to the subjects, and then you'll have to sort through the individual courses at each institution on your own!

Online Physics Texts

http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog#phys

Online Math Texts

http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog#math

Online Economics Texts

http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog#econ

Online Marketing Textbooks

http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog#marketing

Computer Science Online Textbooks

http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog#cs

Online Oceanography Textbook

http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/home/course_book.htm

Online Business Textbooks

http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog#bus

Online Accounting Textbooks

http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog#acc

Online Open Courses (all subjects) in various languages

http://www.ocwconsortium.org/use/use-dynamic.html

Click on "group by language".

Afghanistan Digital Library

http://afghanistandl.nyu.edu/

Astronomy Podcasts

http://www.jodcast.net/amp/

and

http://www.portaltotheuniverse.org/podcasts/

Online Math Texts (higher math and math research, mostly)

My favorite title: "Topology without Tears".

http://www.ams.org/online_bks/online-books-web.html

http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Math/Publications/Online_Texts/

http://www.ams.org/online_bks/online_subject.html

Maps and Graphics on VOLCANOS

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Graphics/

Making Movies: Script to Screen

At first glance, this is an intro to an offline exhibit, but there is actually a lot of online content you can explore. Scroll down. It's slightly to the right under the words "Script to Screen"

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/2010/movies/

Folklife Unit

Focuses on Iowa, but a good intro to folklife as a discipline in general:

http://www.uni.edu/iowaonline/folklife_v2/

Art of Buddhism Unit

http://www.asia.si.edu/education/ArtofBuddhism1.pdf

http://www.asia.si.edu/education/ArtofBuddhism2.pdf

http://www.asia.si.edu/education/ArtofBuddhism3.pdf




The Art of Islam Unit

http://www.asia.si.edu/education/islam.pdf

Freer and Sackler Gallery Art Online

http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/default.htm

http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online.htm

And teacher guides with activities: http://www.asia.si.edu/education/teacherResources/onlineGuides.htm

World Music Podcasts

http://www.asia.si.edu/podcasts/default.htm

The emphasis here is on Asia and the Middle East.

Railroad History Archive

Click around--there are pictures, stories, etc.

http://railroads.uconn.edu/locomotives/index.html

Country Dogs Explore ART

http://countrydogs.sfmoma.org/

You can watch stories about the art, exploring famous paintings, or use their art exploration tools to make your own art based on the famous works. REALLY fun.

Biology Rap Videos

http://www.youtube.com/user/tomcfad

Water Cycle Rap (5 grade)

How Food Turns into Energy--a rap

This is a more advanced explanation of how ATP is formed.

Online Archive of American Folk Medicine

http://www.folkmed.ucla.edu/

Language Links--for learning and enjoying non-English languages

http://learninglanguages.net/

This includes such diverse things as lyrics to French songs and using adjectives in Japanese.

All things learning language related. Join free.

Scout Reports of Links for Math, Engineering, and Technology

http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/NSDL/archive.php#MET

Scout Report for Physical Sciences

http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/NSDL/archive.php#PhysSci

Collections of links compiled and annotated by librarians.

National Science Digital Library Life Science Scout Reports

These are collections of links related to Life Sciences that were collected by librarians. Lots of cool stuff out there!

http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/NSDL/archive.php#LifeSci

Virtual Tour of an Art Museum

The Frick Collection: http://www.frick.org/virtual/index.htm

Maryland Map collection

http://www.lib.umd.edu/sapps/mdmap/?pid=umd:57340

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/en/index.php

Quite Possibly the COOLEST anthropology/archaeology site I've ever seen

http://www.sfu.museum/time/en/flash/

World History Resources

http://www.historylink101.com/

World War II Naval Photos

http://www.historylink101.com/ww2_navy/archive/index.html

Primary Source Databases for Canada History Study

http://www.thenhier.ca/en/content/repertory-primary-source-databases

Naval Aviation Museum Online Exhibits and Resources

Includes a virtual tour.

http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/ExhibitsAndCollections.aspx

Cool WWII Lesson Plans

http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/getdoc/83b34160-4b4c-43b1-b8b4-358175796ccc/WWII-Lesson-Plans.aspx

Center for Creative Photography

Collection of Ansel Adams and other influential photographers.

http://www.ir.uair.arizona.edu/ccp/browse-collections

The Greatest Generation

http://stories.mnhs.org/mgg/index.html

Preserve your family history

http://www.mnhs.org/people/mngg/stories/index.htm

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Secrets of Tomb 10A

Now that you know a little about Archaeology, check out this site for how people use archaeology in Egypt to learn about ancient Egyptians.

First this: http://www.mfa.org/tomb/kids.html
http://www.mfa.org/tomb/index.html

English Accents Archive (for actors or linguists)

http://accent.gmu.edu/

Search using Carrot2 instead of Google for variety

http://search.carrot2.org/stable/search

Brainy Kids Brain and Neurology Resources

http://www.dana.org/resources/brainykids/

History (from How Stuff Works)

http://history.howstuffworks.com/

When you need a number....

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Search engine that emphasizes computational knowledge.

Bram Stoker's Dracula as a blog--very cool

I love Stoker's original Dracula. Here it is in a novel format--as a blog (instead of a novel!). Start back at the earliest date to get it all in order.

http://dracula-feed.blogspot.com/

Like Clip Art, but Sounds

Fun site. Try "bell" as the search term to get started.  Or "bang."

http://www.soungle.com/

History of Business/Businesses

Annual Reports from 1850 online. Sounds dull, but it's kinda cool to look at, say, Thomas Edison's business reports (especially since they include pictures of his properties, etc).

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/business/CorpReports.html

http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/lehman/

Virtual Field Trips all over

http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/

This has TONS of virtual field trips and space to submit your own. Making a virtual field trip for other kids would be a GREAT activity for a homeschooling family.

Free Music Notation Software

Learn to compose music!

http://lilypond.org/

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Local (for us) plants and animals info

http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2829&Itemid=1016

Click the links on the left side for more info.

Tumble Books--animated online ebooks for kids

REALLY cool and fun. Read yourself or they'll read to you. It's like the modern version of those book-and-record combos we had when we were kids (you know, "When you hear tinkerbell, turn the page....")

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp

If that gets you to a "free trial" page, click this link: http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/library/childrens/tumblebooks.htm
and then on the Tumblebooks link on the first line.

Math and Science "guest lecturer" Videos

http://blossoms.mit.edu/

1900 Free Courses (and Competitions) From MIT in all subjects.

This is an awesome resource, especially for families of gifted kids.

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/courses/index.htm

If the whole list is too daunting, try this one:

Specially Selected Portal for High Schoolers (including 3 AP courses): http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/home/home/index.htm

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/hscourses/hscourses/index.htm
    (includes guitar building and excitatory topics in physics)

Competitions: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/competitions/competitions/index.htm



Additional resources not linked to a specific course:

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/resources/supplemental/index.htm

MIT Background info (to help you understand course organizations): http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/resources/curriculum/index.htm


AND even more courses in the Archive: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/archived/index.htm

Create your own online courses for your kids

Tools:
http://taste.merlot.org/Programs_and_Projects/ContentBuilder.html

http://taste.merlot.org/Programs_and_Projects/LMDI.html

Support Materials (how tos, ideas, etc):
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/materials.htm?category=372822&sort.property=overallRating

Online French and Foreign Language Learning Courses

Mostly French courses:

http://onlinecourses.merlot.org/WorldLanguages.htm

Online Science Courses

http://onlinecourses.merlot.org/Sciences.htm

From intro to chemistry and biology all the way to astrophysics and superconductivity.

Take your pick.

Online Math Courses

http://onlinecourses.merlot.org/Mathematics.htm

Online Humanities and Arts Courses

http://onlinecourses.merlot.org/Humanities_FineArts.htm

Online Business Courses

http://onlinecourses.merlot.org/Business.htm

Sociology 101 Course

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=410600

Intro to Physics Course Support Materials

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=404519

Intro to Accounting Course

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=408025

Principles of Marketing Course

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=408049

English 101 (Composition) Course

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=408072

Intro to Literature Course

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=408082

Calculus Course Materials

You probably need a book, but this site is not book-specific (it appears to work with any text):

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=408316

Math for Liberal Arts Majors

Awesome interactives and games, as well as resources, linked to this course:

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=408508

Complete US History through 1877 Course

Includes links to interactives and a 6-lesson "historian's toolbox" unit in addition to the 16-module course:

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=408522

History of Western Civilizations Online Course (complete)

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewPortfolio.htm?id=408750

Online Teaching and Learning, by Merlot

http://onlinecourses.merlot.org/

Music Interactives (LOTS of them--a whole course worth's)

http://www.coastonline.org/megill/skilltests/skilltests.html

Foreign Languages Portal, by Merlot

http://worldlanguages.merlot.org/

Study of Education, by Merlot

http://teachereducation.merlot.org/

Statistics Portal, by Merlot

http://statistics.merlot.org/

Psychology Portal, by Merlot

http://psychology.merlot.org/

Coaching Portal, by Merlot

http://professionalcoaching.merlot.org/

Physics Portal, by Merlot

http://physics.merlot.org/

Music Portal, by Merlot

http://music.merlot.org/

Math Portal, by Merlot

http://mathematics.merlot.org/

IT Portal, by Merlot

http://informationtechnology.merlot.org/

History Portal, by Merlot

http://history.merlot.org/

Health and Medicine Portals, by Merlot

http://healthsciences.merlot.org/

http://technicalalliedhealth.merlot.org/index.html

Fire Safety Web Portal, by Merlot

http://firesafety.merlot.org/

English, by Merlot

http://english.merlot.org/

Engineering, by Merlot

http://engineering.merlot.org/

Criminal Justice, by Merlot

http://criminaljustice.merlot.org/

Communications, by Merlot

http://csd.merlot.org/

This includes Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Chemistry, by Merlot

http://chemistry.merlot.org/

Business Links from Merlot

GREAT stuff here:

http://business.merlot.org/

Biology Materials collected by Merlot

REALLY Great stuff here:

http://biology.merlot.org/materials.html

Choose which kind of material you want (like animations or simulations), and it will take you to a list of links for those. Amazing links they are, too!

More great stuff is at the parent site, here:  http://biology.merlot.org/

eSkeletons Project

Compare skeletons.

http://www.eskeletons.org/

Carbon Trading from AMSER

http://www.amser.org/ASRM-200910.html

Soil Science and Environmental Ed from AMSER

http://www.amser.org/ASRM-200911.html

Mathematics of Juggling Lesson from AMSER

This includes some links to great interactives and math sites:

http://www.amser.org/ASRM-200912.html

Forensic Science and Malaria Drugs Lesson from AMSER

http://www.amser.org/ASRM-201001.html

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A picture launches an exploration on: Agriculture

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=AMSER--FullImage&ImageId=00022

A picture launches an exploration on: Butterflies

http://www.amser.org/index.php?P=AMSER--FullImage&ImageId=00130

Virtual Chemistry Lab

http://www.chemcollective.org/vlab/vlab.php

Merlot: Great Resource

I will be exploring this one more, but I thought I'd post the link so you can explore it, too:

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/materials.htm;jsessionid=8296fb4b30d69323d564c56f4f14b44eb29385bde30a.e34Oa30TaN4Ke34Kah8Pb3mSaxf0

AMSER Science Reader Monthly

This is an AWESOME resource.  Each month, they produce a "science reader" that links to a publicly available article and summarizes it. Then there are listed six or so links that are intended to help with an educational exploration of the concepts in the article.

These are especially great for students because it is all applied science and math, which are often easier for students to grasp and relate to than theoretical science and math (which always come with the "Who cares?" burden).

http://www.amser.org/AMSER--ScienceReader.php

Depending on the age of the student, this could be one to 7 days worth of instruction each month.

VERY cool and worthwhile.

Planetarium movies

Projected onto a dome (like the inside of a dome tent ceiling?), these movies give you a planetarium experience.

If anyone experiments with how to use these to make a planetarium at home, let me know how it works out. I'd love to post instructions here.

http://hubblesource.stsci.edu/sources/video/dome/

History Games

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/games/games.cfm

US History Textbook Online (online book, not an ebook)

http://www.ushistory.org/us/index.asp

US History STUFF

http://www.ushistory.org/index.html

Fun with Ben Franklin

Do experiments and play games, Franklin-style:

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/fun/index.htm

History Flash Movies

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/digital_stories.cfm

The History Time Machine Interactive

This is pretty cool. Can't wait for it to get out of Preview and into full functionality.

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/timemachine/beginX.html

Digital History

TONS of great stuff here:

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

Grammar Girl Grammar Helps

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/

Hubble Space Game

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/mastermind/home.html

What kind of things can we learn from the Hubble Space Telescope?

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/hdf/

Space Exploration Interactives

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/

How the Hubble Gets its Pictures

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0303/01-howi-flash.html

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Presidents of the USA

Pictures:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/photogallery/the-presidents

and Activities: http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/presidents.html

DIAMONDS

http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/01938/properties.html

http://www.time.com/time/interactive/0,31813,1586808,00.html

http://www.bcminerals.ca/movies/kimberlite-anim.html

Learn How to Write a Letter

http://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-how-to-write-a-letter/

Virtual Field Trips (and more free resources)

http://www.googolpower.com/content/free-learning-resources/virtual-field-trips

Valentines Day Resources

http://www.universalpreschool.com/how-to/valentines_day.asp

http://www.googolpower.com/content/free-learning-resources/seasonal-math/valentines-day

http://scienceprojectideasforkids.com/science-topic-index/a-science/valentines/?preview=true&preview_id=15796

http://lesson-plans-materials.suite101.com/article.cfm/valentine_letter_writing

http://www.withlovefromloveland.com/loveland_remail.shtml

http://www.history.com/content/valentine

Whole lessons on Chocolate, including experiments, games and activities

http://www.homefires.com/articles/valentine_curriculum.asp

http://www.exploratorium.edu/chocolate/

How a football is made

http://www.wilson.com/wilson/football/video.jsp?CONTENT<>cnt_id=10134198673974607&FOLDER<>folder_id=2534374302756199

Great Backyard Bird Count

Missed it for this year, but there is great stuff here, including some games, and lots of pictures of birds: http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/

Bird Identification Guide

http://identify.whatbird.com/mwg/_/0/attrs.aspx

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Astronomy: The Spitzer Space Telescope

http://spitzer.caltech.edu/

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn0JMsdOhjU


http://spitzer.caltech.edu/video-audio/99-ask2003-001-Why-Is-Spitzer-Painted-Black-?autoplay=true&limit=100



Be sure to check out all the awesome video clips under "video and audio".

Astronomy: Hubble and Spitzer Work Together

Necessary Background Info
Before we can really understand why the Hubble Space Telescope would ever need (or want) to work with other telescopes, we have to understand how light works. Go to Amazing Space and do this activity:

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/light/CatchWaves_activation-frames.html



The Star Spectrum 
Now that you've finished that, along the bottom of this image are pictures of the same galaxy taken by different telescopes that take pictures of different wavelengths of light.

ttp://www.sciencenews.org/view/download/id/47748/name/WIDE-SPECTRUM_PORTRAIT

Talk about the different pictures. Are they all the same? Why do you think they are different?

Each picture was taken of a different part of the light spectrum coming from the stars. Each one gives scientists different kinds of information.



The Hubble Space Telescope: How doe it work?
Now, to look specifically at the Hubble Space Telescope: It doesn't work like a regular camera just taking a snapshot of the sky. That doesn't give scientists enough information. Instead, it takes multiple pictures and scientists combine them to get the most information out of them they can. Choose one of the following sites to learn more about this (you can look at both, but they cross over):

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0303/01-howi-flash.html  --shows the whole process, written by a scientist who has created Hubble images.

http://hubblesite.org/gallery/behind_the_pictures/ --shows how the images are made focusing on just the shape and then on just the colors.



Different pictures--different information--same stars
Now that you know how the images are made,  here is a site that compares the Hubble image of a galaxy to the image taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Watch the movie--notice how it "morphs" the Hubble image to the Spizter image? They are clearly the same place, but the pictures (and the information scientists can get out of them) are different.

http://spitzer.caltech.edu/video-audio/51-ssc2005-11v1-A-More-Spectacular-Sombrero

What is different between the Hubble and Spitzer images of the same thing? Why are they different?


Maximizing the Possibilities
To get the most information possible, the scientists sometimes combine the images from different telescopes:

Hubble + Spitzer=


and

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090107.html

Hubble+Herschel= http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8127798.stm

Hubble + Chandra= http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/14.jpg

Hubble + Spizter+ Chandra= http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/49423/title/The_Milky_Way,_aglow_with_activity_

And now we'll go back to one of the pictures we looked at before.

The top pictures there is actually a combination of all the little pictures. It is Chandra+ Galen+ 2Mass+ Spitzer+ IRAS+ VLA! (you can read the article this came from and learn more about all of these here: http://sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/47686/title/Windows_on_the_Universe)


Engagement Activity
Now, finally, it turns out that YOU can make space images like Hubble's at home! Click this link to learn how.
 http://hubblesource.stsci.edu/services/articles/2005-02-10/

Let's make a telescope!

http://www.ehow.com/how_2320081_make-telescope.html

Explore Physics--activities and experiments, online and at home

http://www.physicscentral.com/experiment/physicsathome/index.cfm

Build your own space mission

So what are some of the tools we use in space?

Look at this coloring page: http://funschool.kaboose.com/images/printables/space_coloring2.pdf

Now go play this game:
http://jpl.nasa.gov/education/BuildMissionGame.cfm

Notice in the game that it mentions how long it takes messages to travel to earth?

It takes even longer for messages to travel from the stars.  Watch this:

http://spitzer.caltech.edu/video-audio/659-irastroSD017-Robot-Astronomy-Talk-Show-Back-in-Time

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pirate Archaeology

Lesson plan with cool links: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/17/g68/archaeology.html

More Archaeology Links and Lesson Plans

http://www.archaeolink.com/archaeology_lesson_plans.htm

Lessons on Social Studies Topics with video

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/socialstudies/social_studies_homework_help.html

Video help on math topics

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/math/math_homework_help.html

Online National Park Fun

Scroll to page 2 for the online stuff:

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/parents/pdf/Visit%20National%20Parks.pdf

Crafts for bored kids

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/parents/pdf/Craft%20Projects.pdf

Cool Cooking Projects for Kids

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/parents/pdf/Cool%20Cooking%20Projects.pdf

Emergency Preparedness Lessons, videos, and tools

http://readyclassroom.discoveryeducation.com/#/map

Design a Vehicle Virtual Lab

http://fuelourfuturenow.com/media/virtual-labs/design-test/index.html

The Puzzlemaker: Make your own puzzles

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/

Links to Interactives on Science

VERY cool stuff here.

Discovery Education Lesson Plans

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/

Science, Technology, and Energy Lessons and Interactives

http://fuelourfuturenow.com/?campaign=HB

Archaeology Game: Dig It!

http://www.ou.edu/cas/archsur/game/

Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations

http://archaeology.about.com/od/ancientdailylife/Ancient_Daily_Life_in_Civilizations.htm

Archaeological Parks

http://www.uark.edu/misc/aras/

Lessons on Archaeology Sites of National Interest

http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/topic.htm#arch

History Mysteries

http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/Education_in_BLM/Learning_Landscapes/For_Kids/History_Mystery.html

Archaeology Interactives and Games

http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/links/websites_kids.html

http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/links/PAWebSitesInteractive.html

http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/links/archaeologywebsites_classroomuse.html

http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/links/archaeologywebsites_virtual.html

http://www.sha.org/EHA/secondary/interactive.cfm

http://www.sha.org/EHA/secondary/forfun.cfm --GAMES!

http://www.nps.gov/history/aad/public/kids.htm

Virtual Tours of Sites and Museum Exhibits

http://archaeology.about.com/od/sitetours/Online_Site_Tours.htm

http://www.heritage.umd.edu/CHRSWeb/DC%20Archaeology/DC%20Archaeology%20Tour/Archaeology%20Tour.htm

http://www.virtualheritage.net/home.htm

http://www.nps.gov/history/aad/public/Exhibits.htm

http://www.nps.gov/history/aad/public/parks.htm

Archaeology Links for Teachers (various and random); Dozens of lesson plans

http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/resources/foredu_ClassroomInstruction.html

http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/resources/k12programs.html

http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/resources/contacts.html

http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/Education_in_BLM/Learning_Landscapes/For_Teachers/Heritage_Education.html

http://www.sha.org/EHA/secondary/teachers.cfm

http://www.nps.gov/history/aad/public/teach.htm

http://www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/flyers.html

http://www.nps.gov/history/aad/public/Teach3.htm

http://www.nps.gov/learn/

Imagine Life in the Past Online Exploration

http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/kids/imagine.html

Over a dozen Complete College Archaeology Courses

As the site states, these were designed for those who teach archaeology, but the  complete materials are accessible by anyone.

http://www.indiana.edu/~arch/saa/matrix/courses.html

Monday, February 8, 2010

Language Arts Video Lessons

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/english/english_homework_help.html

Science Sleuths Interactive

http://player.discoveryeducation.com/views/hhView.cfm?guidAssetId=f14ff1a2-34ae-4956-88ae-48cd33b9a60a

I just used my first name as the "login".  No special codes needed.

Environmental Science Interactive

http://player.discoveryeducation.com/views/hhView.cfm?guidAssetId=745c5f64-2c62-4d69-aeaf-078c3528e193

Solar-Powered Cars Interactive

http://player.discoveryeducation.com/views/hhView.cfm?guidAssetId=40ccb7c2-1f6a-43ac-8519-bb552c021dc7

Exploration of Scientific Inquiry

http://player.discoveryeducation.com/views/hhView.cfm?guidAssetId=78fc114d-bec1-4208-bebd-1d932a5b8a1d

Experiments from Bill Nye, the Science Guy

http://www.billnye.com/for-kids-teachers/home-demos/

Click on "Printable One Sheets" from the Kids and Teachers Menu for printable version of the "Demos".

Everyone who EVER does social studies needs this link

A massive collection of social-studies related links:

http://www.archaeolink.com/

Or skip to these Indexes:

Archaeology-- http://www.archaeolink.com/amazing_worlds_of_archaeology3.htm

Anthropology-- http://www.archaeolink.com/amazing_worlds_of_archaeology.htm

Ancient Civilizations-- http://www.archaeolink.com/amazing_worlds_of_archaeology1.htm

Social Studies and History-- http://www.archaeolink.com/amazing_worlds_of_archaeology2.htm

Other and Specialty-- http://www.archaeolink.com/amazing_worlds_of_archaeology4.htm

Teacher's Resources and Lesson Plans-- http://www.archaeolink.com/lesson_plans.htm

Fun to browse through, too!

Up-to-date Archaeology News

http://www.archaeologica.org/NewsPage.htm

All About Archaeology

http://archaeology.about.com/

Snowflakes Up Close

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/scitech/2010/02/08/wilson-bentleys-pioneering-snowflake-photography?slide=1

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"Encyclopedia" of Science Links

http://www.refdesk.com/science.html

SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/

9 Multi-media science lessons:

3 on water, 3 chemistry, and 3 on habitats, each with a video, interactive, or exploration component: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/science/science_homework_help.html

Great Science Links

http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/checkitout/resources.html

Fun Science Activities and Experiments to do at home

http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/checkitout/whelmers.html

3M Young Scientist Challenge

http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/

Agronomy/Botany Virtual Lab

http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/dsc/externalApplications/virtual_labs-es/Plants/index.html

Critters Virtual Science Lab

http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/dsc/externalApplications/virtual_labs/Critters/index.html

Science Fair Central

While public school families might only do these kinds of things for the science fair, homeschool families often do them as a regular part of a hands-on curriculum. Consequently, Science Fair Central is a great source of hundreds of great science ideas, a couple of virtual labs, and all kinds of tips for presenting things.

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/

WebMath

This is a tool for helping you solve math problems. It's fast and decent and shows you the steps to solving your problems, although it can be a little confusing when they skip the "Borrow a 10 and add it to the ones" and instead solves, "3-4=9".

Still, worth knowing about: http://www.webmath.com/index.html

Educational/Curriculum-based clip art

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/category/musc0001.html

You can use these online (without buying) and download them--click on a category.

State Histories: Kansas

http://www.kshs.org/index.htm

History of Nebraska

http://www.nebraskastudies.org/

Current Events Lessons from the NY Times

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/

Whole Extensive Unit on the California Migration

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/nine/ninetg.html

Save Our History

http://www.history.com/content/saveourhistory

150 Years of Smithsonian Expeditions

http://anthropology.si.edu/laexped/

Virtual Autopsy of the Ice Maiden, a mummy

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/andes/

Anthropology Online By the Smithsonian Institute

http://www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/Anthropology-K12/

Friday, February 5, 2010

Prehistoric Life in Texas

http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/

Virtual Tour of the Vatican

http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Visite.html

Interactives on Many Topics

http://www.learner.org/interactives/

An experiment in smelting Iron the old way

http://www.brad.ac.uk/archsci/depart/resgrp/amrg/Rievaulx02/Rievaulx.htm

The Encyclopedia of Life

""Imagine an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth..." - Edward O. Wilson"

http://www.eol.org/

This is a VERY Cool Site.

Ancient Americas

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/ancientamericas/

DNA Discovery Center

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/dna/

Leaf Rubbings

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/playlab/justforkids_4.asp

Make a Mask

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/playlab/justforkids_5.asp

Family Hand Art

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/playlab/justforkids_6.asp

Get that Dino Bone! Interactive

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/playlab/interactive/dinodig.html

Animal Teeth Craft

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/playlab/justforkids_3.asp

Become a Stegosaurus

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/playlab/justforkids_2.asp

Drums--with an activity and sounds

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/playlab/justforkids_1.asp

Explore a Woodland

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/playlab/interactive.asp

Jade

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/jades/index.html

Carver

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/carver/

Mendel

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/mendel/

Inside Natural Disasters

http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/natureunleashed/

Mythic Creatures

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/mythiccreatures/

Maps

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/maps/

Darwin

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/darwin/exhibition.asp

All About Dinosaurs

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/dinosaurs/allabout.asp

Machu Picchu

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/machupicchu/rediscover.html

Artifacts from China's Forbidden City

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/forbiddencity/gallery.html

Sounds from the Vaults--cool world music site

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/sounds/index.htm

Pictures from Africa

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/africa/gallery.html

Women in Science

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/wis/default.htm

Field Museum Anthropology Collections

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/anthropology/anthro_sites/anthro3/default.htm

1893 World's Columbian Exposition Interactive History

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/columbianexpo/

http://ecuip.lib.uchicago.edu/diglib/social/worldsfair_1893/interactives/worldsfair_map.html

The City of Kish

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/kish/

Southwestern Pottery Artifacts

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/anthropology/anthro_sites/paul_martin/martin_web/imageg.html

Be sure to read here for more information about how the archaeology was done.

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/anthropology/anthro_sites/paul_martin/martin_web/special_site.html

Asian Artifacts

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/anthropology/anthro_sites/boone/galllery.html

Javanese Masks

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/javamask/Javamask.htm

Chinese Textiles

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/anthropology/anthro_sites/NEA/index.html

Forest Regeneration

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/africaforest/

Economic Botany

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/ecp/ecp_sites/NPI_web/ebot_main.htm

Botany Resources

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/botany/

Cultural Connections: an introduction to Anthropology and Culture

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/ccuc/ccuc_sites/culturalconnections/

Conservation: Rapid Biological Inventories of Indicator Species

http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/rbi/

Finding Fossilized Mammals

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/stories/fab_find/default.htm

Fossil Plants Expedition

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/geology/geo_sites/greenland/index.html

Aquatic Snakes

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/aquaticsnakes/index.html

Catalogs of Mammals from different countries

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/philippine_mammals/List_Mammals.htm

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/tanzania/

Join a Scientist (virtually) on his or her expedition:

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/stories/map/default.htm

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/expeditions/interactive_main.html

Explore Biodiversity with interactives

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/biodiversity/interactive/work.html

Water Science

http://watercalculator.fieldmuseum.org/just-for-kids

Underground Adventure with Interactives

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/undergroundadventure/

Project ER (Environmental Rescue)

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/projecter/default.html

Conservation Unit with Interactives

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/scienceinaction/

Habitat Unit with Interactives

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/thisoldhabitat/

History of Baseball and More

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/baseball/timeline.html

A Whole Unit on Chocolate

For the teacher: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/chocolate/education.html

For everyone else: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/chocolate/about.html --explore, because this contains some very cool interactives.

Pearls

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/pearls/

Sue, the T-Rex

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/thesuefiles/default.htm

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/sue/index.html