What Killed the Dinosaurs?
Definitive answers to some of life's most enduring questions are often difficult or impossible to come by. However, scientific processes piece together the information that is available as a way of providing alternative explanations for a wide variety of phenomena. This interactive activity from the Evolution Web site outlines the evidence gathered to explain what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. It proposes four possible hypotheses and invites you to consider the evi
Explore NOVA Online's interactive steam engine and discover how this machine can convert heat to mechanical energy.
Build an Island
This interactive resource from NOVA Online shows how an atoll is formed from a volcanic island and describes the role coral reefs play in this process.
A news camera captured this video excerpt of a 1965 voting rights demonstration, from People's Century: "Skin Deep".
When Did the First Americans Arrive?
In this video segment adapted from NOVA, recent archaeological evidence leads scientists to revise existing theories about human migrations into the Americas around the time of the last ice age.
African American Daily Life
These photos depict typical daily activities of African Americans before the Civil Rights era.
Hyde County School Boycott
This slide show tells the story of a yearlong boycott to protest the closing of historically black schools in Hyde County, North Carolina.
Movement Music Medley
This collection of songs and images highlights the role of music in the Civil Rights movement.
Segregated Schooling in Alabama
This scrapbook documents conditions in Birmingham's segregated schools in 1963, as well as white resistance to integration.
Bus to the Burbs
This video excerpt from La Plaza: "Bus to the Burbs" looks at METCO, a voluntary busing program in Boston.
The Power of Self-Portraits
Exploration of the topic of self-portraiture. Offers ideas on experimenting and developing ideas, culminating in a set number of finished pieces of work.
What do Plants Require to Grow?
Project requiring children to observe plants in different environments and deduce what elements are required for plant growth.
Athletics 07 - Pair Relay
This lesson contains a warm-up and cool-down, throwing activities and running activities (sprinting and pair relay). It requires co-operation between children in practicing the relay and in a warm-up game.
Worksheet for students requiring them to define specific glaciation terms. Good revision tool for this topic.
A poem to be recited at the end
A resource for the teaching of Irish
Fact-sheet on the topic of friction -- it covers limiting friction and angle of friction.
Naming Clothes using Lamh signs
Naming clothing items using Lamh signs Oral language is encouraged. Suitable for students with Moderate/Severe Special Needs.
Rain forests and Deforestation
Lesson plan covering the diversity of animal and plant life in rainforests and asks questions about the threat of deforestation worldwide. Also features weblinks and a crossword activity.
Making a Video Microscope System
Instructions for making an adapter for a home video camera so that it can be used with a microscope in a school laboratory.
"Must a Fellow Wait to Die?": Workers Write to Frances Perkins
Silicosis, a deadly lung disease caused when workers inhale fine particles of silica dust—a mineral found in sand, quartz, and granite—became a national cause célèbre during the Great Depression when it was recognized as a significant disease among lead, zinc, and silver miners, sandblasters, and foundry and tunnel workers. In 1938 the federal government declared silicosis America's number one industrial health problem and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins convened a National Silicosis Co