Engineering for the Earth
Young students are introduced to the complex systems of the Earth through numerous lessons on the Earth's natural resources, processes, weather, climate and landforms. Key earth science topics include rocks, soils and minerals, water and natural resources, weather patterns and climatic regions, wind, erosion, landforms, and the harvesting of fossil fuels all presented from an engineering point-of-view. (See the Unit Overview section for a list of topics by lesson.) Through many hands-on activiti
Put a Spark In It! - Electricity
Uncountable times every day with the merest flick of a finger each one of us calls on electricity to do our bidding. What would your life be like without electricity? Students begin learning about electricity with an introduction to the most basic unit in ordinary matter, the atom. Once the components of an atom are addressed and understood, students move into the world of electricity. First, they explore static electricity, followed by basic current electricity concepts such as voltage, resista
Patterns and Fingerprints
Students apply several methods developed to identify and interpret patterns to the identification of fingerprints. They look at their classmates' fingerprints, snowflakes, and "spectral fingerprints" of elements. They learn to identify each image as unique, yet part of a group containing recognizable ...
The Story of Life, Part 1
This website contains a set of slides that discuss the current state of understanding of the Precambrian evolution of life. Information includes rocks that support the evolutionary theories. Users can click from slide to slide or follow quick links to specific slides.
Anne Frank - Quiz
This quiz assesses students knowledge of life during German occupation of Holland during World War 2.
The Sun - Quiz
A 6 question quiz based on aspects of the sun and its important role in life on Earth.
Van Gogh - Quiz
Pupils will test their knowledge of the life of Van Gogh in a fun way.
The Stone Age
Pupils will be enabled to test their knowledge on the life of Stone Age Man.
Windows XP Assessment Test for Beginners
The test is based on Self Assessment so a student may sure how much he really knows about Windows XP fundamentals. The Assessment Test contains all kinds of questions from True / False, Yes / No, Objective Type to Match Making. The better you score better you will succeed in your life. The module contains ...
The module contains the following levels: Severity-Based Fungal Treatments Vulvovaginal vs Oropharyngeal Treatments Imidazole vs Triazole Imidazole vs Triazole Mechanisms of Action Half-Life Toxicity Complete Assessment of Antifungal Agents
Circuit Construction Kit
An electronics kit in your computer! Build circuits with resistors, light bulbs, batteries, and switches. Take measurements with the realistic ammeter and voltmeter. View the circuit as a schematic diagram, or switch to a life-like view.
Quantum Wave Interference
When do photons, electrons, and atoms behave like particles and when do they behave like waves? Watch waves spread out and interfere as they pass through a double slit, then get detected on a screen as tiny dots. Use quantum detectors to explore how measurements change the waves and the patterns they ...
GIS Application Development
Advanced topics in GIS customization including the Systems Development Life Cycle, packaging and deployment, and consuming Web services.
The Hare and the Water: A Tanzanian Folktale
helps students explore the literary elements of a Tanzanian folktale, connect its message to contemporary Tanzanian life, create original conclusions, and thematically illustrate the folktale using oil pastels.
Water: A Source of Life and Culture
asks students to research and analyze the role of water in daily life and create symbols to represent their findings. The students' symbols are then arranged to create a contemporary work of art.
Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
This PBS documentary provides an overview of the microbial world and offers an exciting glimpse into the field of microbiology. Meet scientists from around the world investigating the microbial world in diverse locations, from a termite's stomach to a hospital operating room to an African village, and even outer space. These programs - including The Tree of Life, Keepers of the Biosphere, Dangerous Friends and Friendly Enemies, and Creators of the Future - increase the microbial literacy of stud
The Mysterious Life of Caves
This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange life-forms found in toxic caverns. The program reviews the traditional theory of cave formation; introduces new theories of microbial sulfuric acid production; examines the role of oil-feeding microbes in dissolving limestone; presents the discovery of microbes in caves that live solely on chemical nutrients; and reviews other extreme environments. The site offers an interview with a microbiologist, an essay by a caver
Activity: Is There Really Life on Mars?
This Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) activity explores the controversy over whether or not there is life on Mars. Part of the Mysteries of Deep Space Program that originally aired in April 1997, the activity includes instructional objectives, background information, and discussion/essay questions related to life on Mars. It also features an activity where students can grow microorganisms, examine them under a microscope, and analyze their observations with the aid of follow-up questions.
Frank Lloyd Wright
This site offers several pictures of 10 buildings of the famous American architect, as well as discussion of his life and work. The site offers films clips of Wright being interviewed.
Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening
This site revisits the life and work of this 19th-century Louisiana author whose story of a woman's self-realization, The Awakening, shocked the Victorian establishment and devastated her own career.