Here are places to start looking for experts. *
Ask An Expert: http://njnie.dl.stevens-tech.edu/curriculum/aska.html
From the New Jersey department of education comes this great site with links to experts in all areas of expertise. Find an expert by searching in the appropriate section of Science and Technology, Medicine and Health, Computing and the Internet, History and Social Studies, Economy and Marketing, Professionals, Personal and College Advisors, Library Reference, Literature and Language Arts, or Just out of Curiosity. The site also lists some other "Ask an Expert" sites on the web.
NASA's Quest Project- Online
Interactive Projects: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/interactive/
This site showcases the interactive online projects hosted by NASA. Currently these include Women of NASA, Space Scientists Online, Space Team Onlin, and Aero Design Team Online. These projects allow students to share in the excitement of NASA's authentic scientific and engineering pursuits like flying the shuttle and International Space Station, exploring distant
planets with amazing spacecraft, and aeronautics/airplane research. The focus of these projects is the enthusiastic people of NASA; it is hoped that students will finish the project feeling like they've met these interesting folks through chats, e-mail Q&A and live audio/video programs.
The National Student Research
The National Student Research Center helps students from distant schools have the opportunity to participate in cooperative student research teams and interschool research projects, exchange scientific data, query a support team of professionals about their topics of study, and send research abstracts to the NSRC for publication in its printed and electronic journals and databases of student research. The site offers students the ability to publish their scientific papers in the site's e-journal.
EarthWatch OnLine Resources: http://www.earthwatch.org/ed/olr/resources.html
As part of the Earthwatch Global Classroom, these people encourage teachers and students to send in questions addressed to specific Earthwatch Projects. Depending on the nature of your inquiry, your question will be routed to the Center for Field Research at Earthwatch, the Project Scientist, and/or an Earthwatch Teacher Fellow who has worked on the project.Please be sure to check the project's on-line resources such as the Mission Alert or Ground Truth before posting a question. You may find your answers there.
Great Lakes Information
The Great Lakes Information Network, or GLIN, is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes region of North America. The site offers a wealth of data and information about the region's environment and economy, tourism, education and more. Educators and students will find all sorts of resources, including curriculum guides, directories, interactive software and more. Be sure to check out their E-mail Lists section at:
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/listlist.html GLIN hosts more than 50 e-mail lists on a range of topics. Some are private
for people participating on certain groups or project teams; others are public and open to anyone with an e-mail account. If you're interested in creating a new Great Lakes list, contact the GLIN webmaster.
From Houghton Mifflin comes this site with the following major sections: (1) Brain Teasers where you match your problem solving skills against their series of challenging word puzzles; (2) Math Project Watch where you can find other classrooms to participate with you in a web project related to Mathematics; (3) Parent Handbook: Help Your Child Understand Mathematics
which gives parents a wealth of ideas and resources to use with their children; (4) Activity Search which is a database of classroom activities by grade level and curriculum area; and (5) Math Links - a directory of just math-related internet sites.
FRONTIERS Web site on PBS
On the Web site, you'll also find an array of activities and features related to the show, including cool science projects for students, opportunities to ask Alan or the scientists questions, links to other science sites and resources, photos of Alan on location, a teaching guide for classroom use, opinion polls, contests, surveys, and much, much more!
Science Netlinks: http://www.sciencenetlinks.com
This is a great resource for teachers from American Association for the Advancement of Science that can point you in the directionof good science resources on the Internet. It includes activities and a discussion board where you can pose questions.
America Dreams: http://www.internet-catalyst.org/projects/amproject/splash.html
As we near the dawn of a new Millennium, America Dreams creates a timely forum for citizens to consider the dreams of our past, the realities of the present and our hopes for the future. This project, a collaborative effort by Leni Donlan and Kathleen Ferenz, 1997 Fellows, American Memory Program, Library of Congress, challenges students to explore the American Dream from three perspectives: As historian, as celebrant, as storyteller. The site includes teachers' notes, calendar of events, internet relay chat, CU-SeeMe, and Wall of Dreams.
Society of Wetland Scientists:
The Society of Wetland Scientists is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to promote wetland science and the exchange of information related to wetlands. This is their site and it contains a motherlode of material, information, and access to experts on the subject of wetlands including a great set of wetland links at: Wetland Related Sites http://www.sws.org/wetlandweblinks.html
ePALS Classroom Exchange http://www.epals.com/
"Connect with classrooms from 96 countries speaking 98 languages. 11,884 classrooms, representing more than 850,000 students, are now registered with ePALS!" Started in 1996 as Email Classroom Exchange, this site has grown from 10 classrooms in 4 countries to be the world's largest and most active epal network of wired schools. By connecting with other classrooms around the world, students and teachers K-12 are able to gain a sense of what every-day life is like in a foreign country as well as connect with other classrooms for teacher-monitored school projects. A great resource to have.
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