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National Library of Australia

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

National Library of Australia

Why would I be bringing you this site? It’s quite simple really: for the fabulous exhibits. As you will see there is a long list of exhibits to choose from. Explore them all, or just as many as you like.

My favorite exhibit

Try Science

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Try Science

Children are naturally curious and will love this site because it lets them run with their curiosity through science. Their are adventures, experiments, and even field trips awaiting them on this site. At the top of the page you’ll notice the “Are you Curious?” that may flash at you near the title if you click—it takes you to the “Curious” section where I learned all… Continue reading

eNature Local Guides

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

eNature Local Guides

When you arrive at this site you’ll get a pop-up that asks you to put in your e-mail address and zip code. If you decided to do so you, and hit go you will a get a local field guide for your area. Then you can see what kind of wild life is hanging out where you live. I got a list of birds right… Continue reading

The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss

Before Dr. Seuss was a beloved children’s author he was an advertising illustrator. At this site you can check out his advertising art. You can browse his art by product from Ajax cups to Ford to Standard Oil and many more.

Browse though each section. Some galleries have multiple pictures, orr like the Ajax cups advertisement, have a picture and a little… Continue reading

The Longevity Game!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Longevity Game!

This age tabulator calculates your age off of your responses to questions about your general health, family background, and experiences. How long will you live based on your answers?

I filled out the questions and answered honestly. According to the age tabulator, if I continue living the way I do now I could live until I’m 87 years old.

The neat thing is you can… Continue reading

Old Version

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Old Version

Have you ever upgraded something to it’s newest version only to find out that you really hate the look of it? Or maybe some of your favorite features are gone. Well now you can go back to your previous version with this site. Choose the program from the list that you would like the older version of, click it, and you’ll be taken to that programs… Continue reading

Shel Silverstein: the Official Site for Kids

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Shel Silverstein: the Official Site for Kids

This is the official web site for poet / author Shel Silverstein and includes many sections such as: Let’s Have Some Fun, What’s New, Shel’s Books, About Shel, and Ideas for Teachers and Parents.

Let’s Have Some Fun: This section is full of fun stuff for your kid’s to do. Just choose the section you want, click the download and… Continue reading

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

With all the new diseases that are springing up, this is a great site to have. You can find out the breaking information here. You can even find tips for staying safe from germs in the workplace.

There is a huge section on stopping germs, what you can do to protect yourself and your family from them. It discusses the importance of… Continue reading

The Golden Raspberry Award

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Golden Raspberry Award

The Golden Raspberry Awards, or the “Razzies”, are awards given for Worst Picture, Actor, and Actress each year. Don’t worry, there is an archive so you can find out who won the Razzie in the past.

Worst Picture:
2002 – Swept away
2000 – Battlefield Earth.
1998 – An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn!

Worst Actor
2001 – Tom… Continue reading

Brain Pop

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Brain Pop

BrainPOP is one of the neatest educational sites I have run across yet. With broad spanning subjects and animation to make learning easier, this is a site you are going to want to put in your favorites to help your kid (or college student out.)

The sections of this site are: Health, Science, Technology, Math, English, and Social Studies. With plenty of witty animations and movies… Continue reading

Let Them Sing It

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

This is one of the neater activity sites I’ve found. Just type your text into the box, turn your speakers on, and hit “Let Them Sing It”. Your lyrics must be in English, and if it runs across any words that it doesn’t know you will get a box prompting you to name a song and artist who use that word so that they can

Federal Trade Commission – ID Theft

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Federal Trade Commission – ID Theft

A growing problem facing both businesses and consumers is ID Theft. If you do a lot of shopping online (like I do) than this site will be priceless to you. First I would check out the “What is Identity Theft” Section. You can view it text or pdf—it’s your choice. This guide goes through and explains how these thieves can get… Continue reading

Panoramas

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Panoramas

I am strong advocate of interesting forms of art, and show my support. Well I love VR Panoramas. They make you feel like you are really there at the location.

The goal of Hans Nyberg, the site’s creator, is “to make immersive panoramic images also called VR Photography more known among the general public.” So I’m going to help him out by introducing it to you.

You… Continue reading

Insects on the Web

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Insects on the Web

At BugBios you’ll get “shameless promotion of insect appreciation.” I know we’ve visited other insect-a-sites on the web, but this one is fabulous. With tons of information to learn presented in gorgeous website design—you’ll love learning about these bugs. Here are the sections broken down for you.

Entophiles: “Stunning insect macrophotography combined with informative descriptions.” Beautiful and I mean really beautiful photos. Check… Continue reading

Stitch Guide

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Stitch Guide

This is a fabulous site. I’ve just learned to crochet and have made two wash cloths and now I’m working on an afghan. My mom taught herself how to crochet when she was twelve and can do just about anything with yarn and a crochet hook. So I wanted to learn something more complicated than single crochet (this is the beginner crochet stitch that you… Continue reading

Judy Blume

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Judy Blume

This is the official site of Judy Blumeand it has a lot to offer. To find out what’s happening now click the “Check Out What’s Happening with Judy” link. This will get you current news. You can also find a link to this in the “From Judy” section, which is a few notes from Judy that she put on her website, with a very touching one… Continue reading

The Bubblesphere

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Bubblesphere

This site is so neat, and is all about bubbles. Bubble blowing originated in the 18th and 19th century and is still popular today. I know that I still enjoy getting out the catnip bubbles I have and playing chase the bubbles with my cats. Bubbles are a very light hearted form of enjoyment and there are so many ways to make bubbles.

Using as little… Continue reading

The National Museum of Women in the Arts

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The National Museum of Women in the Arts

At the National Museum of Women in the Arts you can view over 250 galleries of art created by women from around the world. You can view art from the 16th century to today. You can have a lot of fun frolicking through the artwork of their permanent collection where you’ll get to see lots of art of different media… Continue reading

The Crafter’s Community

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Crafter’s Community

Crafter’s Community is like “the site” for crafters. With plenty of craft projects to keep you busy throughout the spring. You’re going to love this site for your crafting needs.

On the front page there are lots of Holiday/Season specific crafts for you to try out like: Bunny Bells, Hanging Hearts, and Plastic Rabbits. You will also see that under “Community Center” on the… Continue reading

Switch Zoo

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Switch Zoo

Switch Zoo is a very fun site where you can mix up the parts of animals and create your own. While it’s loading your animal of choice there are nifty facts for you to read. Did you know that “Meerkats eat Scorpions, because they are immune to Scorpions venom.”

Then you should have a picture of your animal. I chose a dog. You can do… Continue reading

Narnia

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Narnia

I couldn’t resist writing up this site of one of my favorite childhood book series, The Chronicles of Narnia. The best known of these books being The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. You’ll notice that there are several sections to this site. The Chronicles, Discover Narnia, and The Movie.

The Chronicles – Here you can learn all about the Chronicles and read a chapter from each… Continue reading

Teaching Math in America

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Teaching Math in America

Slide Rules, Slates, and Software—Teaching Math in America is a site on the history of math teaching since the beginning of the nation. It’s sections are The Early Republic, The World Stage, The Cold War, and The Information Age.

The Early Republic talks about how math was taught with “Ray’s Practical Arithmetic” using slates. In the 1800′s blackboards were introduced to schools across… Continue reading

Calendars Through the Ages

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Calendars Through the Ages

“Explore the fascinating history of the human endeavor to organize our lives in accordance to the sun and stars.” That’s the intro for this web exhibition on calendars. Isn’t it neat? Well so is the exhibit.

Hit the Next button to start your journey. You’ll find yourself in “Our Year” which defines how our calendar is setup, how astronomy plays into it, the… Continue reading

Currency Gallery

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Currency Gallery

As a child I remember thinking it was really neat when my dad would give us a 2 dollar bill. That joy has now sparked my currency curiosity. At the Currency Gallery you can learn all about the interesting history of US Currency.

Did you know that there was a time when the metal that made our coins was worth more than the face value… Continue reading

120 Years of Electronic Music

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

120 Years of Electronic Music

Over the years Electronic Music has evolved, but I was surprised by how much. Electronic music got it’s start way back in 1870 with the Musical Telegraph. “The ‘Musical Telegraph’ used steel reeds whose oscillations were created and transmitted , over a telephone line, by electromagnets.” It was created by Elisha Gray, who would have gone down in history as the man… Continue reading

A Concrete Curtain

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

A Concrete Curtain

This site is all about the Berlin Wall from its creation to it’s destruction. The Berlin Wall went up on August 13th, 1961 but it all started with the blockade of 1948. After the war, Germany was divided into four sections and each had a commander in chief, the four of them then made the Control Council.

“From November 27, 1958, ten years after… Continue reading

Cleopatra

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Cleopatra

Did you know that Cleopatra wasn’t Egyptian? This site is full of interesting facts that are not commonly known about Cleopatra. She was really Greek. To find out more interesting facts about Cleopatra visit this site brought to you by the Field Museum. This site is very interactive. Read tons of facts about this woman of mystery and piece together how you view her.

A very… Continue reading

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