Map Scale Animation
This site features a Flash animation that illustrates the concept of scale by portraying one location from a series of distances from the land surface. This animation can be paused and rewound to stress important points and is suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
Will the Real Cinderella Please Stand Up?
Students learn that folk stories can be told in many ways and learn to write their own Cinderella story and script according to their own gender or culture. They also become aware of the steps that are necessary to make a film as they learn the various parts that go into the process.
Following Our Dreams
Students will meet women who have embraced nontraditional roles. They will learn what challenges the women encountered, and explore the idea of how different people follow their dreams in the face of challenges.
Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less
A lesson that uses primary documents to help students (Grades 9-12) learn about the women's suffrage movement that began in the 1840s and led to women's right to vote nationwide in 1920.
The Luso-Hispanic World In Maps
This site includes maps created back to the early 16th century, when exploration and new discoveries brought the need for improved information about the world. The maps, most of which are hand drawn, depict portions of five continents and were prepared by cartographers from Spain, Portugal, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Latin America countries, and the U.S., among others. The maps represent different national and political interests and perspectives, at various periods of time.
1492: An Ongoing Voyage
The exhibition 1492: AN ONGOING VOYAGE describes both pre- and post-contact America, as well as the Mediterranean world at the same time. Compelling questions are raised, such as: Who lived in the Americas before 1492? Who followed in the wake of Columbus? What was the effect of 1492 for Americans throughout the Western Hemisphere? The Library of Congress' Quincentenary exhibition addresses these questions, as well as other related themes, including fifteenth century European navigation, the myt
Phenological Gardens Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to observe the flowering and leaf stages of selected garden plants throughout the year. After a phenological garden is planted, students observe the growth of leaves and blooming of flowers on the plants. These plants were selected because each plant blooms at a different time in the year.
Bringing current science into the classroom
How your students can experience current environmental research without leaving the classroom.
Lakota Winter Counts
offers the world's largest database of Lakota winter counts -- pictures drawn on cloth or buffalo hide to remember each year's key events (1701 to 1905). Ten Lakota bands' winter counts are shown side by side on a timeline. Compare how the bands depicted a particular year. Search for an image. Watch interviews with Lakota. Learn about the culture of this Sioux tribe of the northern plains that followed buffalo herds for food. A teachers guide is included.
Living in a globalised world
meta intro required
This unit examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, 'Of the immortality of the soul'. More generally, they examine some of the shifts in attitude concerning death and religious belief that were taking place in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, through examination of this and other short essays.
History as commemoration
Commemoration - remembering and marking your past - makes an important contribution to our sense of community. Written texts, memorials, letters and photographs can all serve to commemorate events, people and values we wise to remember from our past.
What is poetry?
Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start? This unit is designed to illustrate the techniques behind both the traditional forms of poetry and free verse. You will learn how you can use your own experiences to develop ideas and how to harness your imagination.
Gravitropism is the turning or growing in a different direction of a plant in response to gravity. This plant's shoots grow upward and exhibit negative gravitropism because they are growing away from gravity's pull.
Celery in pure water
The celery stalks take up the water and continue to live in this environment.
Roots can grow in multiple directions. Just because this plant was in a cup didn't stop the roots from growing longer and creating individual branches.
Female Artemia closeup
Close-up full body view of a female Artemia under one quarter-inch in size.
Safari 2000 Tropospheric Ozone
The fires that raged across southern Africa in August and September of 2000 produced a thick river of smoke that observers compared with the aftermath of the Kuwaiti oil fires in 1991. NASA-supported studies currently underway on the event will contribute to improved air pollution policies in the region and a better understanding of its impact on climate change.
EPTOMS Ozone (7-26-96 - 12-4-00)
This animation shows the total ozone as measured by Earth Probe TOMS since the earliest measurements by that instrument. Days on which no data was taken appear as blank.
Cumulative Earthquake Activity from 1980 through 1995 (WMS)
This animation shows a cumulative view of earthquake activity for the whole world from 1980 through 1995. Each dot on the image represents the number of earthquakes with magnitude greater than 4.2 that have occurred in a 0.35 by 0.35 degree area of the globe since January 1, 1980. A yellow dot represents 1 or 2 earthquakes, an orange dot represents about 10 earthquakes, and a red dot represents 50 to 200 earthquakes. The background image, if present, shows the topography of the ocean floor. As t