Thursday, January 22, 2009

Interactive Weather and Water Cycle Resources

There are a lot of great informational sites out there for Weather and the Water Cycle. However, it can be challenging to find sites that are informational and interactive. Below are a list of wonderful sites I have found and wish to share:

Interactive Weather:

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/weather/ - Excellent for understanding how temperature and humidity effect the weather.

http://www.edheads.org/activities/weather/ - Excellent for teaching weather simulation.

http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/ - Developing Radar – Which looks great for kids.

Us Weather Satellites - http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/

http://whyfiles.org/interactives/ The Why Files is an interactive group of simulations that allow students to make a rainbow, play with lightening, create a snow flake, and interact with a tornado.

http://www.theweatherchannelkidsgames.com/ Make a custom weather forecast

http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/ offers great hands on inquiry based activity off the computer

http://www.cyberbee.com/weatherwatch/ International weather collaborative project

Hurricane Strike – Excellent Interactive resource- However, teacher must register and it is free (offered in Spanish and English) http://www.meted.ucar.edu/hurrican/strike/

http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=Science%20Lab offers a great weather application, but you must register and it is free.

Weather Poetry http://www.k12.hi.us/~shasincl/poems_prop_cycle_weather.html Not interactive, but good inspiration. J


Water Cycle:

http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/greatlakeskids/morphie-story-title_e.html#content – Life cycle of a Rain drop

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html - Interactive

Earth’s Water – Good for Middle School Level. - http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html

http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/guide/storybooks.html Animated story books for the water cycle and other areas of science.

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_wordscramble.html Water cycle scrabble game

Interactive Water conservation tips - http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/reseau/watertips/watertips_flash_e.html

Test your water conservation sense game - http://www.epa.gov/watersense/quiz/index.htm

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Friday, January 16, 2009

2009 Presidential INAUGURAL Information

INAUGURAL PROGRAM http://inaugural.senate.gov/media/releases/release-12172008-inauguralwebsite.cfm

What Happens on Inauguration Day? - http://inaugural.senate.gov/history/

Video of last five Inauguration: http://inaugural.senate.gov/history/video/index.cfm

Historical look at the Inaugural Ceremonies 1789-2005 - http://inaugural.senate.gov/history/factsandfirsts/index.cfm

The First Inaugural Ball - http://inaugural.senate.gov/history/daysevents/inauguralball.cfm

Past Inauguration Day Events _ http://inaugural.senate.gov/history/daysevents/index.cfm

NYC - Presidential Inauguration 2009 Curriculum Resource MS Word Doc and other resources - http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SocialStudies/EducatorResources/Presidential+Inauguration+2009.htm

Inauguration infor for Twitter - Facebook - and Alerts, Plus biographys on Obama and Biden - http://www.inauguration.dc.gov/index.asp

U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Initiative

Just announced:

The U.S. Department of Education has announced the opening of applications for the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year. Currently practicing, state certified Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade public school teachers and instructional specialists/coaches with at least three years of teaching experience are eligible to apply by March 16, 2009. For the 2008-2009 pilot year of the Fellowship program, 20 part-time Classroom Fellows and 5 full-time Washington Fellows are serving as Teaching Ambassador Fellows, learning about and contributing to the national dialogue on education policy. For more information about the 2009-2010 Fellowship application and other opportunities to learn about federal education policy and public resources supporting classroom teaching and learning, visit http://www.ed.gov/programs/teacherfellowship.

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