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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers
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This article includes the URL and description of 100 free web tools ...

This article includes the URL and description of 100 free web tools that can be used by all teachers. The tools are categorized into search engines, math and science, games, templates and lesson plans, and more.

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Education
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Reference
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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John Costilla
100 Temperatures You Should Know
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From -273.15 Absolute Zero, the coldest known temperature through to the 5500bn ...

From -273.15 Absolute Zero, the coldest known temperature through to the 5500bn furnace achieved in the CERN Hadron Collider, the UK's leading HVAC specialist Andrews Sykes have created this visual, 100 Temperatures You Should Know, that details everything from South America's hottest temperature to the idea heat to cook a steak. Learn some remarkable facts and have a play online today.

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Education
Life Science
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Images and Illustrations
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Simulations
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Andrews Sykes
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Andrews Sykes
2007 NSF ADVANCE Workshop: Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position
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Presentations from the 2007 Rice University NSF Advance Conference entitled "Negotiating the ...

Presentations from the 2007 Rice University NSF Advance Conference entitled "Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position" and held March 14-16 are herein made available to the public. This workshop provided a unique opportunity for prospective women faculty to learn from established faculty leaders across all science and engineering disciplines.

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Engineering
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Full Course
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Rice University
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Connexions
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Rice Advance
2008 NSF ADVANCE Workshop: Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position
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Presentations from the 2008 Rice University NSF Advance Conference entitled "Negotiating the ...

Presentations from the 2008 Rice University NSF Advance Conference entitled "Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position" are herein made available to the public. This workshop provided a unique opportunity for prospective women faculty to learn from established faculty leaders across all science and engineering disciplines.

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Engineering
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Rice University
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Rice Advance
5f. Thinkers
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2,500 years ago, most humans were concerned with providing food and protection ...

2,500 years ago, most humans were concerned with providing food and protection for their families and little else. Most of them were ruled by kings or pharaohs who had supreme decision-making power. The Athenian democracy encouraged countless innovative thoughts among its citizens.

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Philosophy
Ancient History
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Independence Hall Association
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Ancient Civilizations
5th Grade Science
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Many students view science as learning vocabulary terms, labeling pictures, and memorizing ...

Many students view science as learning vocabulary terms, labeling pictures, and memorizing facts. Science includes much more than that! Have you ever wondered or asked yourself questions about the world around you? This is science. Science works best when driven by your own curiosity and innovation. In order for you to experience science in its fullest sense you must take it beyond the classroom and into your everyday experience. In order to be meaningful certain guidelines can help us. Science is not limited to matter, changes in the earth’s surface, or electricity, but there are crosscutting concepts threaded throughout all scientific disciplines

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Utah State Office of Education
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Utah Open Textbooks
"The A-Bomb Won't Do What You Think!": An Argument Against Reliance on Nuclear Weapons
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For four years after the U.S. dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and ...

For four years after the U.S. dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, America held a monopoly on the production of atomic weapons. During this period, debate centering on the use of nuclear bombs in future wars proliferated among government officials, scientists, religious leaders, and in the popular press. In the following article from Collier's, former Navy lieutenant commander William H. Hessler, using data from the Strategic Bombing Survey, argued that saturation bombing of urban areas during World War II, while devastating for civilians, did not achieve war aims. A future atomic war, therefore, might well destroy cities but fail to stop enemy aggression. Furthermore, with a much higher urban concentration than the Soviet Union, the U.S. had more to lose from atomic warfare. The article, while providing detailed explanations of the bomb's destructive capability, demonstrated the lack of information available regarding the long-term medical and ecological effects of radioactivity. Hessler's prose also evoked both the fascination that gadgetry of atomic warfare held for Americans of the time and the fear many felt about the risks involved in putting this technology to use. On September 24, 1949, one week after publication of this article, news that the Russians had conducted atom bomb tests shocked the nation. The following April, a National Security Council report to President Harry S. Truman advised development of a hydrogen bomb--some 1,000 times more destructive than an atom bomb--and a massive buildup of non-nuclear defenses. The subsequent outbreak of war in Korea in June 1950 justified to many a substantial increase in defense spending.

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U.S. History
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American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
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Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
"AIDS Is an Illness of People of Color": Health Service Organizations Advocate Increased Federal Funding to Prevent AIDS in Minority Communities
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In 1981, the U.S. medical community noticed a significant number of gay ...

In 1981, the U.S. medical community noticed a significant number of gay men living in urban areas with rare forms of pneumonia, cancer, and lymph disorders. The cluster of ailments was initially dubbed Gay-Related Immune Disease (GRID), but when similar illnesses increased in other groups, the name changed to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The mid-1980s saw a number of advances toward understanding and treating the disease, but no vaccine or cure was forthcoming. Gay advocacy and community-based organizations began providing services and pressuring government to increase funding for finding a cure and helping victims. As two representatives of AIDS health services organizations stated in the following 1987 testimony to Congress, AIDS spread in disproportionately high numbers throughout U.S. minority and disadvantaged communities. They advocated increased federal funding for prevention efforts targeted at minority communities and administered by community-based organizations. Despite such efforts, the number of minority AIDS cases continued to rise sharply, and by 1996, African Americans accounted for a higher percentage of reported adult cases of AIDS (41%) than did whites.

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U.S. History
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Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
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Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
AP Environmental Science
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This University of California College Prep (UCCP) Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science ...

This University of California College Prep (UCCP) Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science online course has five objectives: Describe the six different forms of energy and the type of work done by each form. Discuss the roles of sources and sinks in an energy budget. Define the Law of Conservation of Energy, and explain how the operation of fuel cell vehicles illustrates this principal. Name the units with which energy, power, and force are measured and described. Use energy flow within a house to explain both theoretical and practical aspects of energy use and conservation.

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Environmental Science
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Activities and Labs
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Rice University
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University Of California College Prep
AP Environmental Science: Air, Water and Soil
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Human activities release a variety of substances into the biosphere, many of ...

Human activities release a variety of substances into the biosphere, many of which negatively affect the environment. Pollutants discharged into the environment can accumulate in the air, water, or soil......

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Environmental Science
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Activities and Labs
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Rice University
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University Of California
AP Environmental Science: Biological
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The needs of humans and the living organisms and processes that comprise ...

The needs of humans and the living organisms and processes that comprise the biosphere are inextricably connected. Because of this connection the proper management of biological resources requires that genetic diversity and suitable habitats be maintained.

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Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
AP Environmental Science: Cultural and Aesthetic Considerations
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The world’s industrialized countries are undergoing many changes as they move to ...

The world’s industrialized countries are undergoing many changes as they move to the later stages of the Industrial Revolution. Economies are becoming more information based, and capital is being measured not only in terms of tangible products and human workers, but also in terms of social and intellectual assets....

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Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
AP Environmental Science: Cycling of Matter
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The earth's biogeochemical systems involve complex, dynamic processes that depend upon many ...

The earth's biogeochemical systems involve complex, dynamic processes that depend upon many factors. The three main factors upon which life on the earth depends are......

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Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
AP Environmental Science: Environmental Ethics
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The concept of ethics involves standards of conduct. These standards help to ...

The concept of ethics involves standards of conduct. These standards help to distinguish between behavior that is considered right and that which is considered wrong. As we all know, it is not always easy to distinguish between right and wrong, as there is no universal code of ethics......

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Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
AP Environmental Science: Environmental Laws and Regulations
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Although environmental laws are generally considered a 20th century phenomenon, attempts have ...

Although environmental laws are generally considered a 20th century phenomenon, attempts have been made to legislate environmental controls throughout history. In 2,700 B.C., the middle-eastern civilization in Ur passed laws protecting the few remaining forests in the region.....

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Environmental Science
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Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
AP Environmental Science: First order effects
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The various components of earth's systems interact with one another through the ...

The various components of earth's systems interact with one another through the flow of matter and energy. For example, mass (carbon dioxide and oxygen gases) is exchanged between the biosphere and atmosphere during plant photosynthesis....

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Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
AP Environmental Science: Flow of Energy
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This text is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, ...

This text is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. Scientific method is used to analyze and understand the interrelationships between humans and the natural environment. This test shows how ecological realities and the material desire of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution.

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Environmental Science
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Activities and Labs
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Provider:
Rice University
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Author:
University Of California