Invention Factory: Thomas Edison
is a curriculum-oriented guide to the work and laboratories of the great American inventor. The site contains photographs, maps, and readings about the laboratories and the process of turning research into commercial products.
Whitman Mission National Historic Site -- The Learning Place
Welcome to the Whitman Mission Teacher's Guide: Web Version. This guide has information about the Cayuse, Whitmans, and Oregon Trail emigrants. It has combined information and activities from two earlier teacher's guides: Whitman Mission Teacher's Guide and Oregon Trail Teacher's Guide. We hope the ...
First Lady to the World: Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill
is a curriculum-oriented guide to the work of the active First Lady. The site uses a retreat she built on her husband's estate as a focus but gives readings and suggested school assignments about Ms. Roosevelt's career.
Clara Barton's House: Home of the American Red Cross
is a curriculum-oriented guide to the life of the famous nurse. The site uses photographs, floor plans, and the like about her home in Glen Echo, Maryland as a focal point but gives readings and suggested school assignments about her career.
This is an interactive guide to toxic substances commonly found in water, rivers, offices, stores, schools, parks, homes, and factories. Substances include arsenic, asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, mercury, ozone, radon, and toluene.
Exploring Meteorites Mysteries
This program allows educators to borrow meteorite samples and provides a teacher's guide with activities and a slide set to support lessons on the earliest history of the solar system and meteorite impacts on Earth. These educational materials may be borrowed as a package or the guide and/or slides ...
Stargazers in the Classroom
The materials presented here use space and spaceflight to introduce students to two areas of the core science curriculum: the motion of the Earth in space, and Newtonian mechanics. Teachers may use these lesson plans and problem sets as a guide to a sequential course, or as a source for student projects. ...
Sun as a Star: Science Learning Activities for Afterschool
The activities in this guide engage students in learning about the Sun and the process of scientific investigation. These activities were adapted for use in afterschool programs with ages 5-12. The Sun as a Star consists of eight activities, each of which may be completed in about one hour.
Space Based Astronomy
This NASA educator guide tells the story of why it is important to observe celestial objects from outer space and how to study the entire electromagnetic spectrum. It features a set of hands-on activities and demonstrations which can be performed by teachers to reinforce the concept that Earth's atmosphere ...
Supernova Educator's Guide
The Supernova Educator's Guide was developed by the XMM-Newton and GLAST E/PO programs. It features three curriculum enhancement activities and one scientific literacy activity, extensive background information, assessment rubrics, student worksheets, extension and transfer activities, and detailed ...
"Calculus Online Textbook, Spring 2005"
"Published in 1991 and still in print from Wellesley-Cambridge Press, the book is a useful resource for educators and self-learners alike. It is well organized, covers single variable and multivariable calculus in depth, and is rich with applications. There is also an online Instructor's Manual and a student Study Guide. Prof. Strang has also developed a related series of videos, Highlights of Calculus, on the basic ideas of calculus."
Invertebrate Anatomy OnLine
This online laboratory manual features original anatomical descriptions of 112 species for use in invertebrate zoology teaching or research laboratories in North America. The collection was prepared over a period of many years to facilitate and encourage the study of invertebrate animals. It is a smorgasbord of species intended to provide a selection suitable for courses taught in most parts of North America. Many species, or their close relatives, also occur in other parts of the world, especia
Glow: Living Lights
This 48-page Teacher's Guide accompanies the "Glow: Living Lights" exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. In PDF format, the guide contains 12 lesson plans that explore the chemical compounds and adaptations of bioluminescence, symbiosis, fireflies and other "glowing" terrestrial animals, dinoflagellates, ocean submersibles, blue vs. bright red light, the organization of life, defense, mating, and predator/prey mechanisms of bioluminescent organisms, human applications, and potential r
This online handbook features a downloadable PDF of pre-and post-visit activities for the Squid Lab, a traveling outreach program hosted by the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The hands-on activities and student sheets may be incorporated into any life science classroom. The Squid Lab begins with an overview of the cephalopods, with a particular emphasis on squid. The overall anatomy of the squid is also discussed to provide students with a preview of what they will see when the dissection begin
Paint x 3: Robert Bechtle
American Photorealist painter Robert Bechtle prepares for a retrospective exhibit of his work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This Educator Guide address the history and evolution of photorealism in painting.
Preservation: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
SPARK goes behind the scenes with two conservators with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to get a glimpse into their painstaking work restoring and preserving treasures of the art world. This Educator Guide addresses the scientific and artistic issues of preserving and conserving works of art.
Remembrance: Ann Chamberlain
Visual artist Ann Chamberlain transforms what are often intimidating public spaces into welcoming, inspirational, and creative environments. This Educator Guide discusses the history of public monuments and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
Roots: Halau 'o Keikiali'i
SPARK spends time with Kawika Alfiche, a young hula kumu (teacher) who has devoted his life to reviving ancient Hawaiian music and dance traditions. This Educator Guide introduces the Hawaiian dance form of hula, including its historical traditions, cultural significance, and present day practice as ...
Shaken and Stirred: Scott Snibbe
SPARK follows Scott Snibbe at work on an installation piece Blow Up at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and through his studio as he discusses his installation, interactive, and net art projects and some of the ideas underlying them. This Educator Guide is about the digital and ...
Solo Acts: Derique
SPARK follows as Derique takes his one-man show from stage to street and back again as an evangelist for the art of "Hambone," a traditional form of body percussion originated by African American slaves in the Old South. This Educator Guide introduces educators to Hambone, explores the evolution of ...