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This section of sciencelines
will share information about
online resources including dial in, telnet sites and WWW sites.
We'll also include information about projects in which you and
your students may want to participate. If you locate some outstanding
sites you wish to share, please contact the Teacher Resource Center.
If you do not currently have access to the Internet, you do have
options. Come use the NCREL Demonstration Site computers in the
Teacher Resource Center. You may want to attend the Internet Awareness
The Why Files
is on the Web at http://whyfiles.news.wisc.edu
This site is a product of the National Institute for Science Education
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is designed to illuminate
the science, math and technology that lurk behind the headline
news. It is updated bi-weekly. Past "issues" remain
available. A section on how you can use the files explains for
teachers, students and everyone else where The Why Files may take
you. For teachers there are lesson plans that suggest activities
linked to the acticles. Anyone can contribute their feelings and
thoughts about controversial topics. Really shows the STS connections!
Looking for science fair resources? Check out the January issue
of in Quiry Almanack
inQuiry Almanack is part of the Franklin Institute Science Museum's
Web site. The science fair section includes ideas for a project,
tips for completing a successful project, sample projects and
a few online science fairs. inQuiry Almanack is archived back
to March 1995 so you're sure to find many more science resources
in addition to the science fair items mentioned.
Science and the Environment
is another good site for the
connections between current science in the news, particularly
environmental issues and the classroom. Science and the Environment
is produced by Voyage Publishing and can be accessed at http://www.voyagepub.com/publish.
A section, "How to Use Voyage News Summaries in Your Classroom"
includes "5 Easy Steps to Applying Science and the Environment
to Your Curriculum." Editors have reviewed over 500 magazines,
specialized journals and newspapers for the summaries of articles
included and list source lists for future reference. All stories
are available for photocopying and distributing to the classroom.
Wright Center for Science Education
at Tufts University
has a site by Jamie Larsen
who is serving as a Wright Fellow.
Jamie's pages include "Slam Dunk Science," a program
developed to teach kids about the sport research involved in basketball
shoe design. It was done with the assistance of a shoe company,
the Phoenix Suns and presented at NSTA and as an article in Science
Scope. This site includes sample activities, resources for downloading
including a video analysis and an interactive sport research database.
Connect to Jamie's site at:
Appetizers and Lessons for Math and Reason
is based on three
books by Alan Selby and began in June 1995. The "appetizers"
are starters for math lessons ranging in levels of complexity
from kindergarden to post-secondary. The site includes other links
to math sites also. The logic lessons can be used as starters
for integrating math into other curriculum areas. "The Logic
Classroom" includes five logic puzzles that can be used for
a variety of levels. A link in the "Mathematics Classroom"
has four points to read about the how, why and what of learning
mathematics including "How to Read Well." Very interesting
activities. Connect at: http://www.cam.org/~aseby/lesson.html