Today's Document!Today's Document is an awesome daily history site. Today’s Document is based on the RSS feed from the National Archives. Jon White takes these daily documents from history and turns them into cartoons that illustrate the history. Cartoons and drawings offer such an incredible and striking visual to accompany history.
THe Yuckiest site on the InternetThe Yuckiest Site on the Internet, hosted by Discovery Kids, is ... well ... just plain yucky! With Wendell, a worm reporter, as their guide, students learn about “gross” body parts, explore the “dirty” world of worms and take a “slimy” quiz. If they want to get “messy,” the Yucky site will give them the opportunity!
Got BrainyGot Brainy is a visual dictionary that features two sections: Brainy Pics and Brainy Flix. Brainy Pics is comprised of images that demonstrate the meaning of a word; most of the pictures are submitted by students. Brainy Flix is comprised of short videos that illustrate the meaning of words. Like Brainy Pics, most of the videos are submitted by students.
The Why FilesThe Why Files is a resource designed for students to learn about the science of stories in the news. The Why Files doesn’t cover every news story; its focus is only the stories that have clear connections to science concepts. For example, one of the stories on the front page of The Why Files at the end of February was about wastewater. The story explains, in text and images, how, after being treated at a sewage plant, wastewater is increasingly used for irrigation, industrial purposes, restoring groundwater—and after further purification, for drinking! Most of the material on The Why Files is geared toward an elementary and middle school audience. The Teachers/Classroom section includes a collection of free classroom activities based on popular Why Files articles.