Lying Lightly on the Land: Building America's National Park Roads and Parkways
provides an overview of an exhibit which explains the historical role of transportation in visitors exploration of National Parks -- from the stagecoach to the automobile.
Legends of Tuskegee
links to three sites that look at the achievements and impact of Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and the Tuskegee Airmen. In addition to general historical information, it includes snapshots of original documents and objects from the three museums and narratives that tie the three sites together.
Do people think that the effects of fire are good or bad? Your students can find the answers to these and other questions by making a fire questionnaire and asking friends, family, teachers and neighbors to participate in an opinion poll. Students will refine interviewing and researching skills.
Images from the History of Medicine
This is a collection of nearly 60,000 images that illustrate the social and historical aspects of medicine. The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in various media.
Byzantine Art and Painting in Italy
This site tours Italian Byzantine paintings of the 1200s and 1300s. The site includes an overview of the genre, historical background, and information on the featured artists, the paintings, their provenance, a bibliography, exhibition history, and full-screen images.
Saint Gaudens' Memorial to Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment
This site focuses on the powerful memorial created to honor one of the first African-American units of the Civil War. Six sections of in-depth material explore the artist and his working methods, historical background on Shaw and the regiment, the memorial and its conservation, text from the exhibition, and teaching resources.
Touch the Sun
Investigate the Sun with scientific instruments your students design and build in the classroom using inexpensive, everyday materials. Precision in construction and measurement are emphasized, as well as re-design to improve the quality of data. Activity theme areas include instrumentation, observation, ...
Taking Measure of the Universe
This poster with classroom activities is related to NASA-s Space Interferometry Mission. It introduces measurement and scale using hands-on activities.
Introduction to Nanometer Scale Science and Technology
This seminar will provide an introductory overview for non-experts of the emerging field of nanometer scale science and technology. The following topics will be emphasized: (1) Historical background and motivation for the study of nanometer scale phenomena; (2) Strategies for controlling the structure ...
Learning Domains or Bloom's Taxonomy
This website provides an explanation of Bloom's Taxonomy for the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of intellectual skills, the affective domain deals with emotion, and the psychomotor domain includes physical ...
Functions of 2 Variables: Partial Derivatives
Brandeis hosts several pages demonstrating the involvement of calculus in biology. This site gives a short explanation of the partial derivative of two variables, using illustrations and various levels of magnification to demonstrate. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the ...
GeoMaths - 1st Level Modules
University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material on math skills in the context of geoscience. These exercises provide realistic geologic scenarios and work through examples, with notation on the math used to solve them. Examples include using trigonometry to find the true ...
GeoMaths - 2nd Level Modules
The highest level of math on the University College London's GeoMath site, this covers skills such as complex numbers, partial differentiation, matrices, advanced vectors, and probability. Each section features a menu of topics and links to a glossary. Many have geology-based examples, using the mathematical ...
GeoMaths - Revision Topics
This site, part of the University College London's GeoMath site, provides a review of basic math skills, including basic equations and functions, areas and volumes, and coordinates and graphs. The notation is linked throughout to a glossary of terms, and several examples are geologically based and have ...
Math2.org (Formerly "Dave's Math Tables")
This general math site offers reference material on a host of math topics, plus a math message board and links to relevant material online. The tables cover a range of math skills, from basic fraction-decimal conversion to the more advanced calculus and discrete math. The information is presented in ...
Plus or Minus
Plus or Minus is a card game similar to the well known games "Crazy Eights" and "Uno". The rules have been modified so that players can work on their addition and subtraction skills.
"Game Design, Spring 2008"
" An historical examination and analysis of the evolution and development of games and game mechanics. Topics include a large breadth of genres and types of games, including sports, game shows, games of chance, schoolyard games, board games, roleplaying games, and digital games. Students submit essays documenting research and analysis of a variety of traditional and eclectic games. Project teams required to design, develop, and thoroughly test their original games."
Aerodynamics: applications of force and flow
Although there is a great deal of historical information about aerodynamics that could be discussed here, we purposely narrowed the stream of resources to those that encourage students to experiment with technological design and function.
Math Activities for Fall (2006)
These activities were designed to introduce or reinforce important math concepts and skills using seasonal themes. The games capitalize on students' fascination with spiders at Halloween time.
Captured Wisdom in Middle School
This site presents stories about successful teaching in middle school. Learn how an e-mail list helped students write better historical fiction, or how fifth-grade students planned a virtual vacation using cd-roms, travel books, and the Internet.