School Subject Links
- The Why Files -- Science behind the news. The Why Files portrays science as a critical human endeavor conducted by ordinary people
- ScienceDaily Magazine -- ScienceDaily is one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine
Solar System/Planets websites:
- NASA's website on solar system exploration: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/index.cfm
- National Geographic on the solar system. Includes links to articles from their magazine and episodes of their TV show: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system
- NASA's kids website with lots of great articles, videos, games, and projects about the solar system. Very organized and suited to student navigation: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/solar-system/
- National Earth Science Teachers Association's website on our solar system. Provides great information on each planet's surfaces and atmosphere, missions of discovery, recent news, myths from across the ages, and multimedia: http://www.windows2universe.org/our_solar_system/solar_system.html
- Watch the solar system's planets and constellations move across the night sky. Planets are draggable! Must have Flash Player: http://www.solarsystemscope.com/
- Space.com provides basic information, videos, and images about our solar system: http://www.space.com/56-our-solar-system-facts-formation-and-discovery.html
- Wikipedia's article on the solar system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_System
- Sky-Map is a "zoomable" map of the nigt sky. A bit complex but very cool, it is a great tool for looking at and exploring the stars on a single plane. Click on the Getting Started tab at the top of the page for an explanation of what you can do with the map: http://www.sky-map.org
Space Exploration and Space Program Websites:
- Website from Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum called "Exploring the Planets." Provides online access to information provided at the actual museum regarding the solar system and the satellites, vehicles, and telescopes used to explore it: http://www.nasm.si.edu/etp/
- This link leads to a small interactive site by NASA that briefly discusses the exploration of the moon, Earth, Mars, and beyond in the past, present, and future. Click the "View Vision Feature" link at the bottom of any page to connect to an additional NASA webpage loaded with artiicles about tests and experiements that NASA is running in space exploration: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/Vision/index.html
- Explore the website of a private space exploration company: http://www.spacex.com/company.php
- A mostly complete (and long!) timeline of space exploration from start to 2001: http://www.rocketmime.com/space/timeline.htm
- A website dedicated to detailing the work and discoveries of the Hubble telescope: http://hubblesite.org/
Free Apps on the Sun, the Stars, and the Solar System:
Free Online Software:
Blogs with RSS feeds:
- Inner Learning Online Site -- Study the anatomy of the human body. Each topic has animations, 100’s of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links. It’s interactive, and an ideal reference site.
- NetAnatomy -- NetAnatomy.com is a work in progress that is being designed to teach human anatomy to students.
- National Weather Service -- The U.S. government weather website, offering Current Weather, Climatic Data, Weather News and related weather information.
- Weather Channel -- More current weather information and maps from around the world
Social Studies Links
- Pathways to Freedom - Interactive website allows you to travel back to the 1800s and become a young slave who must make some important, life-changing decisions.
- King Tutankhamen - Tutankhamun ruled Egypt between 1334 and 1325 BC. He was probably the 12th ruler of Egypt's 18th Dynasty.
- Tomb Discovery - King Tut’s tomb is located in the Valley of the Kings
- Tutankamun’s Life - Tutankhamun, or better known as King Tut, was a pharaoh who accomplished little in his life.
- The Tut Collection - There is probably no more famous group of artifacts in the world then those associated with the discovery of young King Tutankhamun's tomb.
- Overview of Pyramid Construction - The construction and architecture of the pyramids, how they were built, and the evolution in design from the step pyramid to the true pyramid.
- The Pyramids of Egypt - There are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, many of which are relatively unknown
- How to Build a Pyramid - So, how did the ancient Egyptians construct such an impressive monument so long ago?
- The Egyptian Pyramid - Pyramid building was at its height from the Fourth through the Sixth Dynasties. Smaller pyramids continued to be built for more than one thousand years. Scores of them have been discovered, but the remains of others are probably still buried under the sand.
- The Private Lives of the Pyramid-builders - Pyramids tell us about the fabulous lives of great pharaohs, who died surrounded by symbols of wealth and privilege. But the story of the ordinary people who built them is less often told.
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Egypt Online
- Egypt - History for Kids
- Egypt Research Sites
- Introduction to Ancient Egypt
- King Tut
- Religion of the Egyptians - Clothing, Headgear, Regalia, Legends of Creation, The Myth of Osiris, Court in Underworld, Book of the Dead, Ka and Ba, Solar boat of Re, and Burial customs
- Daily Life in Ancient Egypt - Religion, Kinship and Marriage, Medicine, Midwives, Calendar System, Hieroglyphics, Astronomy, Egyptian Astrology, and Women
- The Life of Egyptians - Egyptians represent a laboratory from which we can pick out many ancient Egyptian customs and observing them
- Ancient History Egyptians - From parasites to nutritional deficiencies, eye infections to arthritis, Joyce Filer outlines the causes of illness in ancient Egypt - as well as some of the gruesome cures.
- What Are Mummies - The ancient Egyptians believed that mummifying a person's body after death was essential to ensure a safe passage to the afterlife
- Embalming The Body - First, his body is taken to the tent known as 'ibu' or the 'place of purification'. There the embalmers wash his body with good-smelling palm wine and rinse it with water from the Nile.
- Egyptian Mummies -The ancient Egyptians - during the time of the dynasties - believed that mummification would guarantee the soul passage into the next life.
- The Story of the Egyptian Mummy - The methods of embalming, or treating the dead body, that the ancient Egyptians used is called mummification.
- How Are Mummies Made
Communication Arts Links