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Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons and Human Rights
An online exhibit on the man who was both the father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb and a famous defender of human rights and democracy.

AOL @ School Statewide
A series of six online learning portals designed for grades K-2, 3-5, middle school, high school, teachers and administrators. Includes internet links, encyclopedias, dictionaries, lesson plans and more.

Archaeological Institute of America
Official website of North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology.

ARS Science 4 Kids!
is a series of stories about what scientists do at the Agricultural Research Service. It is geared to kids 8 to 13 years old.

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Under the students section, contains over 700 links to help kids with homework.

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Nye applies his entertaining approach to science to the Web, with a Demo of the Day, highlights from the day’s television episode, and a chance to e-mail your own query. Requires Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in.
This site features education, conference, a library and professional development resources related learning, the brain and brain development. Also includes brain teasers and games.

Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project, The
is an extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials for teaching astronomy. The site contains both classroom science projects and reference materials.

Chesapeake Science on the Internet for Educators (ChesSIE)
ChesSIE provides educators with access to quality Bay-related education resources, online data and professional development opportunities, and provides researchers, resource managers and other Bay stakeholders with a venue for sharing information and connecting with K-12 classrooms. Some of ChesSIE’s most popular features are lesson plans, state-specific resources, and professional development opportunities. ChesSIE also has communication tools such a bulletin board and listserv that allow Bay educators to learn about new resources or professional development opportunities.

dig: The Archaeology Magazine for Kids
dig brings the excitement, mystery, wonder, and fun of archaeology, palaeontology, and earth sciences to children 8 - 13 years old in a style that both entertains and educates its young readers. dig magazine is published in cooperation with the Archaeological Institute of America.

This World Wide Web (WWW) site, maintained by the National Science Teachers Association and Miami University Ohio, is an online version of the magazine DRAGONFLY and combines text, graphics, and sound. Topics center around scientific research being done by both scientists and school children.

Earthquake Simulator
Choose a type of terrain, foundation type, and an earthquake magnitude, and watch how a building would react.
Hundreds of free worksheets available in all subject areas. Also features comprehension stories sorted by grade level. Build your own spelling and vocabulary activities and more.

Directory of more than 20,000 links in over 50 categories.

Emergency Response to Chemical/Biological Terrorist Incidents
An article on emergency response to chemical/biological terrorist attacks. Although written in 1997, it contains valuable information on steps emergency response workers take when confronted by a terrorist attack, as well as background information on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.

Children's educational web sites and games that are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.

EnviroLink: The Online Environmental Community
The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.

Environmental Explorers' Club
is a place where kids can learn about the environment and the Environmental Protection Agency. It features plants and animals, air, water, people and the environment, recycling, and a clubhouse area containing art, a game room, a science room, and a trophy room listing the winners of the President's Environmental Youth Award.

EPA Student Center
The EPA site for students.

EPA Teacher Center
A collection of fact sheets, brochures, and web pages that you can use to explain environmental issues. These resources offer basic and clear information to assist you in teaching your students about the environment.
Information tailored to parents of "little kids," "kids," and "teens," including homework help, parenting tips, advice from experts, and a wealth of informational articles.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
This site contains free resources for teachers, parents and students, including teaching ideas, learning activities, photos, maps, primary source documents and more.

Games and quizzes for kids, a curriculum guide, standards finder, quiz builder, web-based gradebook and newsletter for teachers, and a homework relief center and parent-kid challenge games for parents.

High School Environmental Center
is a portal to environmental resources. It organizes sites by topics: air pollution, climate change, global warming; conservation of energy, soil, and water; coral reefs, forests, watersheds, and other ecosystems; drinking water, waste water, ground water; asthma, lead, pesticides, sun protection, and other health issues; waste and recycling; and local data and maps.

History of the Clean Air Act
A guide to clean air legislation past and present, including documents, photos, maps, a discussion forum and more.

Homework Central
Free homework and research tools, resources for teachers, librarians, media specialists, students and parents.

Homework Help on the Web
Homework help on such subjects as Art, History, Language, Music, Math, Writing, Science and Reference.

Houghton Mifflin Education Place
K-8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support.

How Stuff Works
Articles and resources on a wide variety of subjects, from "How CD's Work" to "How Grass Works."

Human Anatomy Online
Great site for science and the human body. Contains animations of the different body systems.

Inventors & Inventions
Short descriptions of inventors and inventions in communications, medicine, transportation, food, clothing, and industry. You can also get timelines of inventions.

"Web search for kids by librarians," with links to sites dealing with math, the arts, sports, history, religion, etc.

Kidspace at the Internet Public Library
Links to information on science fairs, sports, math the world, health and nutrition, arts, the U.S. and other sites, maintained by University of Michigan School of Information.

Lighthouses of Maryland
This is a great index page for lighthouses of Maryland.

Maggie's Earth Adventures
Features free lesson plans and weekly activity packets for teachers and games, cartoons, galleries and a bookstore for kids. A Spanish version is also available.

Mars Exploration Rovers
Features images from the Mars Rovers, multimedia, flight director updates, news archives, links to NASA and more. From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

Maryland Public Television
A comprehensive site covering news and public affairs, arts and culture, kids and family, prgrams, and education.

Built and designed with funding from the National Institutes of Health, "MedMyst" is a new online game from researchers at Rice University that invites students to solve mysteries about infectious diseases. While playing the roles of scientist, historian, and detective, students learn how infectious diseases are spread as they join a team of elite medical minds to determine the cause of a futuristic plague that has left millions dead and is threatening the collapse of civilization. In all, there are three missions for students to explore. For teachers, the site contains a resource page that includes printable worksheets for use in the classroom, as well as a number of useful links for building lesson plans around infectious diseases and other health-related topics.

Memory Techniques & Mnemonics
Techniques and methods for improving the power of memory.

Moon Mania
Get "loony" with this great educational resource for elementary teachers from Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Access moon facts and resources, then download 12 interdisciplinary, technology-rich lessons that explore the moon in all its facets.



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