is a web site (look especially under "Activities Challenge"), which
is a listing of of science (mainly biology-related) activities created and
contributed by educators to share with others. It's very, very, very
nifty. The main site itself is a plethora of handy information with
sections for student and teacher and parent alike. All in all, an amazing
site well worth seeing.
-- Billed as an "Animal Information Database", this site contains facts
and short quizzes about wild animals ranging from lions to killer whales
to frogs. Also of interest to teachers are specific teacher's
guides for lots of zoological subjects. You can see some of the
activities online, but for the full documents you will have to order them
Check out Sci-Link,
innovative projects supported by the National Science Foundation linking
research scientists, science educators, teachers, and students to
translate current scientific knowledge into teaching practices.
Internet Initiative presents online interactive
projects as part of the "Internet in the Classroom" project. Last
year, "Live from Antarctica" presented children with the chance to
communicate live & direct with people on the coldest continent. [Note: This is
also good for a lesson in geography!]
NASA produces and disseminates a lot of information via the World Wide
Web; it was with great pleasure that we found the Total Solar
Eclipse of 26 February 1998 pages, keeping us informed of eclipse
paths and appearance dates and such. In addition to this page (first of
many we found fascinating on this site), there are the Five Year Canon of
Solar Eclipse pages, maintained by Frank Roussel in Rennes, France.
All in all, a lot of information to use either in the classroom or to
point interested students towards.