On The Web
Following is a list of World Wide Web sites that teachers and their students may find helpful.
Herman Vanuyten, a computer programmer at Antwerp University in Belgium, has created this site as a clearinghouse of Internet information about spiders and their relatives. Included are links to spider pages of special interest to young people, projects and places to visit when studying arachnids, and a selection of spider-related myths, stories, poems, songs, and art. www.ufsia.ac.be/Arachnology/Arachnology.html.
Creative Partnerships for Prevention develops programs and materials aimed at promoting health education and drug and violence prevention through arts and humanities activities. Developed by Learning Systems Group, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Tenn., the site features an on-line resource guide with ideas for arts and humanities-based activities; discussions of model programs; and links to related organizations and publications. www.cpprev.org.
The Discovery Channel School, created by Discovery Communications Inc. in Bethesda, Md., demonstrates classroom uses for educational programs offered by the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel. Curriculum is offered for each program, including classroom activities, discussion questions, vocabulary, programming schedules, and related links. Themes for the fall 1997 season include "The Modern Presidency," "Communication: Baby Talk to Bytes," and "Cultures Alive!" www.school.discovery.com.
Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. has created a multimedia site called Shakespeare and the Globe: Then and Now to commemorate the 1997 re-opening of the Globe Theatre in London. It includes a comprehensive database of information on Shakespeare and contains more than 500 articles and 200 photos, drawings, maps, and audio and visual recordings. shakespeare.eb.com.
Tetra, a supplier of fish food, aquarium products, and books about fish and reptiles, has a new full-motion site with information on aquariums, garden ponds, reptiles, and related books. Students and teachers can use the site to design a virtual aquarium by selecting fish, plants, habitat, tank size, and environment. www.tetra-fish.com.
Students learn how to create weather stations and build barometers, hygrometers, rain gauges, weather vanes, and compasses on "Franklin's Forecast," part of the site created by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The site also features listings of on-line activities about weather science and links for studying weather conditions in different parts of the world. www.fi.edu/weather.
Kid Info is a teacher-created site of curriculum information and links for teachers, parents, and students. The site includes resources on art, computers, world history, geography, math, and other school subjects; on-line encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, and calendars; puzzles, games, comics, and cartoons for students; and resources for teachers. www.kidinfo.com.
The American Chemical Society, a scientific organization for chemists and chemical engineers, has launched 26 electronic journals of chemistry-related research materials. Journals and magazines are available on the web or through print subscriptions. Also available are recent articles of interest from the American Chemical Society Publications, as well as books, CD-ROMs, and a chemcyclopedia. Access to some of the on-line journals will be free for the remainder of 1997. pubs.acs.org.