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Science

Brain Activities and Experiments
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/experi.html
Earth Day for Kids http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/earthday/
Earth Day Network
http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.earthday.net/
Eric Weisstien's World of Biography:  http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/topics/BranchofScience.html
Errors and Myths in K-6 Science Texts http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/miscon/miscon.html
Exploratorium Top 10 Cool Sites http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/sciencesites.html
Extinct Animals - Peter Maas http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://extinctanimals.petermaas.nl/
Human Genome Projecthttp://homepage.smc.edu/hgp/history.htm
Internet Encyclopedia of Sciencehttp://daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/
Invention Dimension
http://web.mit.edu/invent
Inventions Calendarhttp://inventors.about.com/od/todayinhistory/qt/day_in_history.htm
It's Elementalhttp://education.jlab.org/itselemental/index.html
Kids Web Science and Technology Page http://www.npac.syr.edu/textbook/kidsweb/science.html
Mad Scientist Network http://www.Madsci.wustl.edu
NSSDC Homepage (dates of all American rocket launches) http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Science Fair Projects http://home.1.gte.net/teachrpt
Space Educator's Handbook
http://tommy.jsc.nasa.gov/~woodfill/SPACEED/SEHHTML/
Space Weather http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.spaceweather.com/
Weather Channel http://www.weather.com/homepage.html
What's In the Sky Tonight?
http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.almanac.com/cgi-bin/heaven.pl?mooninput=current
Who Dunnit? A Framework for A Science Mystery Night http://www.cyberbee.com/whodunnit/crime.html
Your Weight on Another Planet (or Star) http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html

Science Teachers

New York Science Teacher http://www.newyorkscienceteacher.com/default/NYST/index.htm
Cartoons, Pictures, Graphics
Cartoons of Sidney Harris http://www.sciencecartoonsplus.com/index.htm
Graphic Artists http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.worth1000.com/
Dr. Fun http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.ibiblio.org/%20Dave/Dr-Fun/df9506/

Highly Recommended Science Programs and Texts

FOSS (Full Option Science System) http://www.fossweb.com/
Delta Science Modules http://www.delta-education.com/dsmgallery.aspx?subID=79&menuID=7
Delta Science Readers http://www.delta-education.com/dsrgallery.aspx?subID=98&menuID=100

      Organizations

For the Pedagogically Inclined
National Science Teachers Association
http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.nsta.org/
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - NCTM
http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.nctm.org/
National Staff Development Council

http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.nsdc.org/index.cfm

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/index.jsp/
Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.stanys.org/default.htm
AAAS - Project 2061 http://www.project2061.org/research/curriculum.htm
New York City Math Project http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.nycmp.org/
Institute for Literacy Studies - Lehman College http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/deanedu/litstudies/

                  State Sites

NYS Education Dept. Home page - Science  http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sci.html
All state science standards http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.education-world.com/standards/state/index.shtml

Almanac Sites

This Day in History ( History Channel )
http://www.historychannel.com/today/
Today in Science History
http://www.todayinsci.com
Source for "National Months" http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.brownielocks.com/month2.html
Old Farmer's Almanac http://www.almanac.com/index.html
On This Day (NY Times) http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/index.html
Bizarre American Holidays http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/INDEX.HTM

Answers.com

http://www.answers.com/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Wise Geekhttp://www.wisegeek.com/
Holidays and Festivals - Encyclopedia of Dayshttp://www.shagtown.com/days/

Teaching Suggestions

Graphic Organizers http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr1grorg.htm
Middleweb
http://middleweb.com/index1.html
Sites for Teachers http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html

Assessments

 New York State Regents Exam Prep Center
 http://www.regentsprep.org/

Miscellaneous

How Popular is Your Name? http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html
My Virtual Reference Desk
http://www.fefdesk.com/
Sites for Teachers - all Subjects http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html
Billboard Top 100http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/chart_display.jsp?g=Singles&f=The+Billboard+Hot+100

TV.com

http://www.tv.com/

World of Quoteshttp://www.worldofquotes.com/
Who 2 - Find Famous People Fasthttp://www.who2.com/
Presidents of the United Stateshttp://www.ipl.org/div/potus/
State Historieshttp://www.thingstodo.com/histories.html
Roman Emperorshttp://www.roman-emperors.org/impindex.htm
British Kings and Queenshttp://www.britannia.com/history/h6f.html

Museums

Every Possible Field Trip in the NY Area http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/index_ny.htm
The New York Hall of Science http://web.archive.org/web/20061025065023/http://www.nyhallsci.org/ 

The Museum of Modern Art

Editor's Note: One of the most successful professional development activities the the gnus has had occured with the cooperation of MOMA, the American Museum of Natural History, Wave Hill Environmental Center, The Southstreet Seaport Museum, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Hall of Science.  Called Learning to Look, Community School District 6 teachers spent successive Saturdays at the museums with a focus on the inquiry skill of observation.  Teachers received a stipend or New Teachers' Credit.  The museums planned and coordinated the sessions for continuity.

http://www.moma.org/
Lawrence Hall of Science http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/


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