Projects, Fun Sites and Field Trips for Middle School - Annotated
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Middle School Level Math
Projects on the Internet
Fun Internet Sites for Middle
- The Canadian Kids Home Page
A starting place for both the young and the young at heart, meant as a jumping in point for parents and children exploring the World-Wide Web together. Great Canadian Pages; List of Activities and Links; Canadian Kids Page Archives; Other Children's Pages from Around the World. Also Children's Museum; Great Adventure.
- Carlos' Coloring Book Home
Pictures to color online, taken from Coloring Book 2.0 by Jim Allison, used with permission. Simple and expert levels; choose the color you want to use from the menu, and click in the picture where you want to color. Birthday, Christmas, crown, flower, house, snowman. Download the program and try it out.
- Children's Page!
Old wooden toys exhibit; volcanos; frogs; land of OZ; LEGO; laws; dinosaur exhibition; USA pen-friends; trip across the Universe with NASA; Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet; visit to Mars; history of Sardinia, archaeological museum of Cagliari; soccer; postcard collection; rendez-vous with the Bowen Family and its Children page; Plugged In page for children.
- Children's Sites
Sites selected and given a rating out of 5 based on appearance, content, ease of use, organization, relevance, suitability for a young audience. Animals; Art; Astronomy; By Kids, For Kids ; Dinosaurs; Earth Sciences ; Elementary Schools; Family Home Pages; Frogs; History ; Insects; Just For Fun; Science; Sharks and Other Fish ; World Travel.
- CyberKids Home
A free online magazine for kids by kids (with a little help from their friends at
Mountain Lake Software and Woodwind Consulting). It contains stories, artwork, puzzles, and more. Four issues expected in 1995.
- CyberSight's Hangman!
Classic children's word game. Pick a letter, guess the word.
- The #disney Homepage
Pictures and Quicktime movies of many regulars; Homepages for: Ming, aa, thpt, Neuromncr, FoneBone, Gruber, Powerrush, Sidetrack, Salmacis, Samarra, requiem, outsider, EgoMan, Idgie, Morti; a few Disney Bio's; Disney - Frequently Asked Questions; rec.arts.disney - The Disney Newsgroup; Disney Images; Disneyland - Facts and Information about the Happiest Place on Earth.
A Web site designed to be a comprehensive information resource for high school students. Threads (the conversation place for teenagers on the Web); interesting news; Edge, an electronic magazine for students; The College Guide; KnowBase; StreetSpeak; Center for Talent Development.
- Franklin Institute Kids Collection
A hotlist of student-produced stuff. Topics: Science, Art, History, Mathematics, Language Arts, School Newspapers, Miscellaneous.
- Global Show-n-Tell for Kids
A virtual exhibition that lets children show off their favorite projects, possessions, accomplishments and collections to kids (and adults) around the world. Fun and free, the exhibition consists of links to children's artwork in the form of multimedia pages residing in Worldwide Web or FTP servers. Enter your child's or your student's work in the Global Show-n-Tell Exhibition -- as long as their work exists on a world-readable Web or FTP server, entering is easy as sending a single e-mail message.
- Internet Kid's Web
Cool Sites for Kids on the Internet. Send in your birthday greeting for someone you know. or check out the list of birthday greetings we have so far. Links to sites with information on: Animals, Books, Dinosaur Stuff, Geology and Rocks, Movies, Outerspace, Other Stuff.
- The Island Puzzler
Puzzles, games and the occasional magic trick. "In a world beset by conflict and strife the Island Puzzler offers you a place to settle back and enjoy a few hours of mental entertainment." Island Puzzler Bookstore.
- ISN KidNews
A news service for students and teachers around the world. Anyone may use stories from the service, and anyone may submit stories. Comments about the news gathering, teaching, and computer-related issues in the Discussion sections for students and teachers are invited. Sample feature stories: Alaska's Iditarod Dog Sled Race; Whale strandings: you can help; Huge band concert ready to launch; Spring fever hits Carney Academy; Teachers with kids in their own school; Folk tales featured in reading groups; Girls join boys at recess; Police explain new helmet law; Learning about Egypt; Wild animals saved; Homework not popular; Groundhog facts; College holds Thurber Carnival; Bone discovered and studied; Fluoride swishing not the best taste; Ice Cream Maker churns out goodies; Recess: good,bad, ugly; Barnstable High School history.
- Kidding Around (middle school)
An introduction to the World Wide Web - instructions and suggestions for sites to visit.
- KidPub (publishing kids' stories online)
A corner of the World Wide Web where children are encouraged to publish stories and news about their schools and towns. (Mail stories to KidPub@en-garde.com. Kids can also publish a brief note introducing themselves, with things like their favorite food, hobbies, how many pets they have, etc.
A "Communications Playground" for kids ages 8 to 12. Who Do Ya Wanna Be?; Find a Key Pal; Kids Graffiti Wall; Ask Tobie Wan Kenobi; A Game; Other Neat Links.
- Kids' Connection (World Of Interest)
CyberKids Home (Magazine & Great Links); The CTDNet Gallery (for and by K-12 students -- art, poems, stories, music, video...); The Lion King; Nick-At-Nite's "Buncha Brady"; Mr. Rogers; Theodore Tugboat (Canadian children's show about a tugboat and his floating friends.); Uncle Bob's Kids' Page (A HUGE list.); Kids Web - A World Wide Web Digital Library for Schoolkids; Young Adult Reading Also a reference center for art and science places to see.
- Kid's Internet Delight
Sites that children might enjoy: Best of Web '94; Comet/Jupiter Impact; Hall of Dinosaurs; EINet Galaxy; Electronics Laboratory of the Future; HotList of K12 Internet School Sites; K-12 (CNIDR); KidLink; Movies; MTV; NASA; PenPages; Plugged In; SF Bay Area Parent Magazine; Sports; Usenet K12 Category; Vatican Exhibit; Virtual Tourist Information; Weather; WebWorld.
- The Kids on the Web
An ongoing list of sites that offer information for and about kids. Stuff for them to play with, and some info about about K-12 schools, education, etc. Games, museums, coloring programs, stories, Walt Disney movies, Legos; children's books; things for adults - National Center for Missing and Exploited Chidren, Missing Kids Guide, SOS Children's Villages, Helping Your Child series, project Believe in Yourself, and more; educational sites.
- Kids Web - A Digital Library for Schoolkids
Part of the Living Textbook project. A simple, easy-to-navigate subset of the Web containing information targeted at the K-12 level. Each subject section contains
a list of links to information that is understandable and interesting to schoolkids. There are also links to external lists of material on each subject which more advanced students can browse for further information.
- LEGO Information
Lots of information about LEGO toys. Ideas and Activities; History, Travel, and Clubs; Other Information Sources. Pictures of Home-built Constructions; LEGO Robots; Games with LEGO; Projects, Ideas, and Information; Software Tools; A LEGO theme song.
- Marcel's WebMind
Web version of the MasterMind game, where the objective is to find the right combination of colours. After each guess, the computer will respond by showing a black peg for every peg the right colour and in the right position. A white peg will be shown for every peg the correct colour but in the wrong position.
- MidLink: Middle School Magazine
An electronic magazine of art and writing for kids in the middle grades--generally ages 10 to 15. To be published bi-monthly, each issue having a new theme. Any school is welcome to contribute.
- Nye Labs - the online laboratory of Bill Nye the Science Guy.
From the Emmy-nominated children's educational TV show. Bill goes to great lengths to prove that scientific phenomena are all around us, and are easy to understand with the right base of reference: he'll jump off bridges, fall out of planes, drive into lakes, fly through the skies, and dive to the depths of the ocean to show you that science is not only fun, but cool. Navigate the internet - use "Life Science" to find out about topics like insects, "Physical Science" to search for topics like electricity, or try "Planetary Science' to learn about subjects like the solar system.
- Peg Game
Try to outwit your computer opponent. The object of the game is to remove more of
your pieces from the board than the computer does. Your pieces are blue squares and the computer's are red triangles. Players take turns removing a single piece, which must be adjacent horizontally, vertically or diagonally to the piece previously removed by the opponent, from the board. Play continues until either all of one player's pieces have been removed or no further moves are possible. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
- Pluto, the virtual planet for children
Welcome Earthling! You are now in a rocket that is heading for planet Pluto. There are tons of neat things to do there. If you look out your left window you can already see Pluto. (From the Netherlands - letters in Dutch.)
- School House Rock
The lyrics. Grammar Rock - Nouns (with audio), Verbs (with audio). Adverbs (audio only), Conjunction Junction, Adjectives, Pronouns (with audio, Interjections. History Rock - I'm Just a Bill, Fireworks, Mother Necessity, No More Kings, Preamble, The Shot Heard 'Round the World, Sufferin' Until Suffrage, Meltin. Science Rock.
- Science for Kids
Science Education Information, Products, and Services from Sci-Tech, "a new company that has been turning kids (and adults) on to science and technology in an innovative way. We're kind of scientific renegades because of our humor, hands-on nature and a measurable degree of divergent thinking." Check out their science trail, new Science Kits for Kids, humorous scientific printed goodies, ChemCamp for Kids.
- Youth and the World Summit for Social Development
An appeal to young people worldwide - to send their views to the world leaders
who will be attending the March 1995 World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen. What is the Social Summit?; Questions for all ages; How young people can get involved; Send your message to the world leaders; View messages from youth around the world. Entire server also available in French and Spanish.
Internet Field Trips for Middle
- Abwenzi (Friends), US-Africa pen pal documentary
This Internet exhibition describes the relationship between pen pals who are children in Aspen, Colorado and Malawi, Central Africa. Text and pictures from a documentary film about Malawi. Pictures: Malawi, Aspen, Abwenzi, Pen pal pictures, Food, Lake Malawi, Lake Malawi National Park, Hippos, Elephant, Leopards, Zebras, Hyenas, Games & toys, Dances.
- Anne Frank
A site created to promote understanding of both the Holocaust and the life of Anne Frank. One of its main purposes is to help stop racism and prejudice (of all races and religions) today.
- Around-the-World Journal
A 9-month trip through 26 countries. 260K of text and more than 120 color pictures.
- Discovery of a Palaeolithic painted cave at Vallon - Pont-d'Arc (Ardèche) /
Découverte d'une grotte ornée paléolithique à Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (Ardèche)
Text in English and French. Discovery of a paleolithic cave site in the south of France, with drawings and paintings equalling or surpassing those of Lascaux. A hundred or more pictures of animals - mammoths, rhinoceros, big cats, horses, bears, stags, and more - have been found. This site features small/expandable color photographs of the cave walls.
- The Electronic Zoo
A List of Animal-Related Computer Resources (Internet/Bitnet Mailing Lists, Gophers, World Wide Web Sites, Mail Servers, Usenet Newsgroups, FTP Archives, Commercial Online Services, and Bulletin Board Systems).
Stills, movies, sounds, and other experimental items from the digital library of San Francisco's Exploratorium museum.
- EXPO Ticket Office
An electronic worldwide exhibition. Currently most exhibitions on EXPO are built out of bytes donated by the U.S. Library of Congress. Sample exhibits: Vatican Exhibit, Soviet Archive Exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit, 1492 Exhibit, Paleontology Exhibit, Spalato Exhibit. Restaurant, Post Office, catalogs.
- Field Museum of Natural History
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of various ages, background and knowledge.
- Field Trips by Subject (Cleveland State Univ.)
The K12.ETC Subject Index provides links to resources usable by K12 students in a variety of different subject areas: Art, Business, Futures, Language Arts/reading, Languages (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Klingon, Spanish), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (Government, History), Student Life.
- The Firehouse Museum
Displays a large collection of fire-fighting equipment and memorabilia from across the country and around the world. The story of fire-fighting is displayed in memorabilia, photographs and equipment. Photo exhibit: Overview of the Museum; Steam Fire Engine; The 1841 Lancaster Fire Engine; The La Jolla #1; 1938 Seagrave Fire Engine; Fire Alarm Boxes and Fire Extinguishers; 1858 Rumsey; Deming from the 1880's. [Don't put in search doc - already in edfield.]
- Footsteps (U.S. travelogue)
In the footsteps of Robert Frost, Martin Luther King, Jr., Elvis, Jefferson Davis, Robert Oppenheimer, Henry Ford ... a mini-travelogue by Philip Greenspun, author of Travels with Samantha, and now publisher of the Web Travel Review. Highlights of this story include a journey through the Deep South, a visit to the U.S.'s only concentration camp for Jews, photographs of New England fall foliage, golden Aspen trees in Colorado, and animals in the New Orleans Zoo, and the remarkably peculiar Henry Ford Museum. 30 pages of text and 410 JPEG photographs.
- Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin
One of the 20th century's greatest architects. His buildings represent some of the world's most important architecture. An adaption of the Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Association Tour Brochure, with maps, photographs of buildings, and descriptions of tours to take when visiting them, a page of Wisconsin events that celebrate Wright's 128th birthday, and a multimedia gallery.
- Franklin Institute Science Museum
"Exhibits, resources, and the fun of a museum visit brought to your desktop." You have access to: in-depth multimedia virtual exhibits, science programs and demonstrations, a publications library, visitor services, recommended resource locations to guide you as you travel in search of virtual educational experiences, and online user services to answer your technical questions and let you communicate with the system administrator.
- Grand Canyon National Park
Explorations of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River (State of Arizona, USA). General information; How to get there; Guided tour; History; Weather; Maps; Backcountry trails; Photographs; Services; Books, guides and other reference material; Other things to see and do in the area; Make your visit to Grand Canyon National Park a green one.
- Grand Canyon Trip
A River Trip, complete with maps, photographs, sounds, and movies (a text version too). This multimedia journey is intended to simply provide a glimpse of the river corridor and share some the joy of being in the grandest of all canyons.
- Honolulu Community College Dinosaur Exhibit
A unique, free, permanent exhibit of dinosaur fossils available for public viewing. These "fossils" are replicas from the originals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, which boasts one of the finest and largest collections of dinosaur fossils in the world. Triceratops Skull; Tyrannosaurus rex Head; Tyrannosaurus rex Skull; Tyrannosaurus rex Leg; Stegosaurus Skeleton; Baby Hypselosaurus Sculpture; Iguanadon/Deinonychus Sculptures; Other Internet resources.
- HyperDOC: NLM History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine - Department of Health & Human Services (U.S.A.) Online Images from the History of Medicine (a searchable database of nearly 60,000 images from the prints and photographs collection). Online Exhibitions - New Frontiers in Health Communication (Brochure Prepared for the Sesquicentennial of the NLM, 1986); Cesarean Section -- A Brief History (1993); Paracelsus, Five Hundred Years; Three American Exhibits (in collaboration with the Libraries of Hahnemann University and the Washington University School of Medicine, 1993); The Art of Medicine at the 21st Century [Work by May Lesser] (1994); Perez on Medicine: The Whimsical Art of Jose Perez (1994).
- Imaginarium On-Line
"Imaginarium is a unique, specialty toy store where children and adults are encouraged to explore and discover together. Customers find a wide range of high quality products, an experienced staff of 'Toyologists', and a bright, colorful store environment."
- Journey North
A Global Study of Wildlife Migration. From Groundhog Day until summer vacation, 1995. Report Wildlife Sightings; Wildlife Migrations; Spring's Journey North; Classroom Materials; Teacher-Teacher Feature; Guest Book. Via e-mail, gopher, or the Web.
- Journey through Yosemite (1901 stereograms tour by Patch H.S.)
A selection stereographs - popular during the 19th and early 20th century as a visual education tool and entertainment medium. Stereographs are paired photographs which recreate the sensation of three-dimensional vision when viewed through a stereoscope. Stereoscopes were widely marketed by several large American publishing companies at the turn of the century. Stereo views simulated three-dimensional reality in infinite detail, depicting great events, foreign cultures, architectural monuments, industrial progress, and prominent people.
- Kelsey Museum Educational and Outreach Programs
Kelsey Museum of Archeology, Univ. of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Two exhibit galleries: Greek and Roman material, Near Eastern. Excavation sponsored: the Roman Site of Karanis, Egypt. Maps of the Ancient World; other On-Line Resources for Classical Art and Archaeology.
- Live From Antarctica
A Passport to Knowledge project designed to allow students and teachers the opportunity to experience what life is like in the coldest place on the planet, Antarctica. An electronic trip via: interactive television, computer networks and classroom activities to an exciting field of science. It will provide students and teachers the opportunity to ask questions of the scientists in Antarctica and respond to their challenge questions. It also will provide links to international research centers where students can find full color pictures of penguins (127k), and see computer images of the ozone hole (80k) from current data .
- National Civil Rights Museum
Located at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated April 4, 1968. The Museum's goal is to instill in viewers an appreciation of the history, struggle, and the important events and personalities of the Civil Rights movement.See the people who have helped shape the civil rights movement: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, James Meredith and others. Learn why the struggle is important for everyone, not just African-Americans.
- Sea World and Busch Gardens Information Data Base
Animal Information Data Base, Teacher's Guides, Shamu TV: Sea World and Busch Gardens Video Classroom. Classroom teachers may make reprographic copies of worksheets for noncommercial use.
- TENET's recommended Field Trips
Take a field trip to a museum, another city, state, country, or world. 1492: An Ongoing Voyage; Expo WWW Exhibition Series; Early instruments of the Institute of Physics of Naples; Museum of Paleontology; The Rhone Family Papers (1886 to 1971) Exhibit; Texas, Texans, and the Alamo; The Vatican Library Exhibit; Malin's Antarctic Research; Journey North.
- Tour of China
Map of China; General Information, specific information and photographs illustrating Anhui, Beijing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Henan, Hunan, Inner Mongolia(Nei Monggu), Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shandong, Shanghai, Shan1xi1, Shan3xi1, Sichuan, Tianjin, Tibet(Xizang), Xinjiang, Yunnan, Zhejiang.
- Tour of Rome and Roman Churches
Vatican City, Complete tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Stanzas and Loggias, Vatican Museums.
- Treasures of the Czars
In partnership with the Florida International Museum, presents a virtual museum tour of Treasures of the Czars. This project is designed to give you a taste of the actual exhibit that includes more than 250 artifacts from 300 years of Russian history. Featured at the new Florida International Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida until June 11, 1995.
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
"The main task of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is to present the facts of the Holocaust, to tell the American public as clearly and comprehensively as possible what happened in that darkest chapter of human history. To this end, the Museum has reconstructed the history of the Holocaust through multiple media: the meaningful arrangement of objects as well as the presentation of documentary photographic and cinematographic materials." General Information for Visiting the Museum; Background Information; Educational Programs; the Research Institute; Calendar of Community Programs at the Museum; Association of Holocaust Organizations.
- University of California Museum of Paleontology
A server designed to explore the possibilities of an interactive natural history museum through the Internet. The Museum's collections are ranked 4th in America in size, and include protists, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates.
- Visit Egypt
All outsiders usually know about Egypt is the pyramids, the sphinx, and camels. The aim of this page is to take you on a tour of the different parts of Egypt. Cairo, Northern Coast, Red Sea Coast (Eastern Coast), Sinai, Western Desert, Upper Egypt. Map of Egypt.
- VolcanoWorld Home Page
Draws extensively on remote sensing images (AVHRR, Landsat TM, Magellan, Gloria, etc) and other data collections, relating each image to geologic processes, and encouraging users to analyze images with provided algorithms. VolcanoWorld has a very easy to use, Hypercard-like interface which will ultimately have these options: 1. Update on volcanic activity; 2. Volcanic regions; 3. How volcanoes work; 4. Historical eruptions; 5. Submarine volcanoes; 6. Planetary volcanoes; 7. How to become a volcanologist; 8. Ask a volcanologist; 9. Volcano contests; 10. Further explorations; 11. About this volcano.
- WebMuseum (originally WebLouvre)
World-famous Parisian art museum on the web -- currently hosting three online exhibits: French medieval art; a collection of well-known paintings from famous artists; a tour of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs-Elysees.
- White House
Residence of the President of the United States, USA. An Interactive Citizen's Handbook: Executive Branch, First Family, Tours, What's New, Publications, Comments.
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