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University of California Museum of Paleontology: Paleontology Portal

This portal of the University of California Museum of Paleontology provides access to the museum’s research resources and fossil holdings. It includes career preparation advice for future paleontologists and a series of links to informational sources aimed at K-12 students interested in the history of life on our planet.http://www.paleoportal.org

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Tune In for Reading: Reading: Strategies for Better Reading

This interactive website from the Adult Media Literacy Alliance will help you improve your reading skills by providing strategies for “Reading between the lines,” making predictions, and identifying main ideas. Examples and activities give clear explanations and immediate feedback.http://www.tv411.org/reading/understanding-what-you-read/strategies-better-reading

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SchoolWax TV

This media-sharing site consists of only educator-approved videos, organized by audience and grade level. It includes videos created by teachers, students, and educational organizations. Videos are organized by subject and grade range, covering the core subjects of language arts, math, science and social studies, as well as the fine arts, technology, and even career planning.http://schoolwaxtv.com

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Welcome to College

When you think of going to college, where do you see yourself? Welcome to College is a great tool to help you plan just that. Follow the steps on the site to start a free account where you can choose and keep track of the colleges you are interested in. Then, start planning your visits. The site lists nearby hotels, restaurants and campus hotspots to check out. When you return from your visit, rate the college and read what other students had to say as well. Keeping all this information in one spot with all the accompanying facts will help …

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Mathematics Lessons That Are Fun! Fun! Fun!

Written by math educator Cynthia Lanius and hosted by Rice University, these lessons offer games, activities, and practice on a number of math concepts for students in grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Topics range from counting to calculus, from fractions to graphing. Some lessons are in Spanish as well as English, and larger sections contain a page of notes for teachers.http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/

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Museum of Underwater Archaeology: The Sloop “Industry”

Learn about the cost of maintaining a maritime empire in America by considering the wreck of the British sloop Industry, which sank off the coast of Saint Augustine in 1764. The loss of the ship along with her cargo demonstrates that British control of the seas was never cheap, either in peace or in war. View salvage from the wreck—cast-iron cannons, shot, axes, files, and handsaws—and the background story of an episode in the Britain’s struggle to protect newly won territory ceded to her at the end of the French and Indian (or Seven Years’) War.http://www.themua.org/exhibit_industry/

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Annenberg Media: Mathematics Illuminated: Game Theory

Give your students real world practice with mathematics by using the interactives section of this extensive look at game theory. This site includes a video that explains game theory, a transcript of the the video, a textbook that covers the field of game theory and how it relates to human interaction, as well as several interactive games. Included is a facilitator’s guide and participant’s guide which go along with the text.http://www.learner.org/courses/mathilluminated/units/9/

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Arizona PBS: Generation Eight: Masters of Disaster: At Home

Masters of Disaster, presented by Eight, Arizona PBS, offers three collections of printable activities that teach students about home and personal safety. [newP] Level 1 activities ask early elementary students to identify safe and unsafe situations, to recognize things in the house that may be hot or dangerous to touch, and to understand what household items are poisonous if consumed. [new P] Level 2 activities, for students grades 3 through 5, ask students to consider ways to prevent injuries in sample scenarios. Related science concepts, such as temperature and gravity, are also introduced. [new p] Level 3 activities, for students …

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BBC KS2 Bitesize: Maths: Shape, Space, & Measures

As part of BBC Learning, this Bitesize math review is great for students age 7-11. This interactive activity has students practicing all sorts of measurements including 2 dimensional shapes, 3 dimensional shapes. angles, time, and symmetry. Included is a short video for each topic, a way to read about it, and a brief quiz. The videos include games that are engaging, the text explanations are very understandable, and a multiple choice quiz accompanies each topic.http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/

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