Changing the Balance A website for students to use to explore climate change through
looking at its impact on mosquitoes, malaria, and the West Nile
virus.There are nine sequential parts to Changing the Balance. In the
first four parts students learn about mosquitos, Malaria, and West Nile
and how climate change may be a contributing factor to the spread of
those diseases.The last five sections of Changing the Balance are geared
toward a more general explanation and examination of causes and effects
of climate change.
Google Body Browser Google Body Browser gives you a 360 degree view of the human body. You can turn on layers
to see bones, muscles, organs, and the nervous system. You can turn on
all the layers at the same time and alter the transparency of each
layer. Turn on labels to have labels appear each time you click on a
part of the body.
Shape It Up Shape It Up
is an activity that would be good for use in a 6th grade
Earth Science lesson. The activity presents students with "before" and
"after" images of a piece of Earth. Students then have to select the
force nature and the span of time it took to create the "after" picture.
Virtual Cell Animation Collection The Molecular & Cell Biology department at North Dakota State University hosts a nice collection of virtual cell animations.
The collection of virtual cell animations introduces students to
seventeen molecular and cellular processes. For each process there is a
series of annotated images, a text explanation, and a video explaining
The Hidden Water We Use The Hidden Water We Use
is an interactive display of water consumption rates for commonly used
products, commonly consumed foods, and commonly consumed beverages. For
example, did you know that creating one gallon of beer requires less
water than creating one gallon of coffee?
Forces of Nature Forces of Nature is a feature of National Geographic's website. There are four sections to the Forces of Nature.
The sections focus on tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, and
earthquakes. There are six parts to each section. In the last part of
each section students can create their own natural disaster using the
knowledge they've gained from the previous five parts about how a
natural disaster is formed. The Forces of Nature also offers photo galleries and interactive maps about tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, and earthquakes.