Resources for school


Here are internet resources I compiled (over 700 links), for schools, children and teachers, across subjects of the Indian senior school curriculum.  It’s not meant to be the ‘most comprehensive’ list, there’s wonderful material here.  Let me know if you find it useful…Enjoy.   

SCIENCE > HUMANS

 Physical Structure of Living Beings

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody lots of information on organs, muscles, skeleton and nervous system with great interactive games

http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp animations explanations and interactive games on the human brain, the skeleton, the human heart and the digestive tract

http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html hundreds of images animations and descriptions of all the systems of the human body.  Great site!

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768612.html

http://www.biologyinmotion.com/cardio/index.html This tutorial uses 3D animations to explain the basic design of the heart and blood circulation of mammals.  How does the heart and blood flow work?

Reproduction & Growth

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/triumphoflife/episode2.html information about mating and evolution

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index.shtml?lifecycle information on the changes that are experienced with adolescence

http://www.icnet.uk/kids/cellsrus/cellsrus.html did you know that you grew from one tiny cell to millions of cells that make up your body.  This site also explains why cells go wrong and cause cancer.

Digestion

http://users.tpg.com.au/users/amcgann/body/digestive.html offers a simple diagram and basic information about digestive organs. Zoom in to see detailed views.  Great stuff!

http://www.biologyinmotion.com/minilec/gas.html a simple cartoon on intestinal gas!

http://kidshealth.org/kid/body/digest_noSW.html more simple information on how the digestive system works

http://www.biologyinmotion.com/bile/index.html find out about bile and fat digestion from this great animation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/stomach/stomach.shtml information and a game on the stomach

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/nutrition/basics_digestive.shtml great information on the digestive system along with a clear diagram

http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp great animated movie on the digestive system, with a game. Zoom in to see detailed views.  Great stuff

Respiration & Circulation

http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp great animated heart as well as a zoom into detailed diagram.  Great stuff

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/lungs/lungs.shtml all about lungs with a game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/kids_ailments/asthma.shtml asthma symptoms, causes, treatment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/heart/heart.shtml construction and function of the heart. Great animation of heart and heart beat

Balance & Equilibrium

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/balance/balance.shtml information on organs of balance, the inner ear.  A great game on the ear with a balance animation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/features/dizziness.shtml article on loss of balance and causes of dizziness

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/features/vertigo.shtml article on vertigo and causes of loss of balance

 Disease

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768645.html common diseases of children

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876007.html most common vaccines and inoculations

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768634.html healthy habits for children

Microorganisms

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/animations.html animations of how microbes attack the human body

http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/bacteria/peakinterest.html quick facts about bacteria

http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/viruses/peakinterest.html quick facts about

Diet/Nutrition

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/nutrition/index.shtml lots of nutrition information and a calculator to calculate calories and your body mass

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/nutrition/life.shtml about what your body needs at all ages

http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp links to health communities and health sources

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0882305.html about the food you eat and what’s good for you

Human & other livings beings

http://www.perspective.com/nature/ defines the classification of Plants, Animals & Protista slightly higher academic, but easy to understand

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0193009.html simple information on scientific classification

 Evolution & adaptation

http://www.biologyinmotion.com/evol/index.html Do-it-yourself evolution! Use this humorous but powerful tool to test the effects of selection, mutation and chance on the evolution of a trait.

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001822.html table of geological periods starting 570 million years ago

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0776511.html all about dinosaurs!

http://www.factmonster.com/spot/dinopage1.html more dinosaurs

http://www.biologyinmotion.com/organize-it/index.html Learn biology terms by a drag and drop game to show category relationships. Includes terms from a growing list of biology topics.

SCIENCE > PLANTS

Photosynthesis

http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookPS.html detailed explanation of photosynthesis for highly interested students.

http://www.ftexploring.com/photosyn/photosynth.html photosynthesis explained.

http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/chlorophyll/chlorophyll_h.htm information about Chlorophyll

http://www.explorelearning.com/GizmoList.cfm a fun interactive photosynthesis gizmo. Control the color and intensity of light for an underwater plant and see what happens

http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Photosynthsis.html information about photosynthesis with a quiz

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/ A game!  Help detective Leplant and his detectives Bud and Sprout unlock the secrets of plants.

Respiration

http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Leaves.html respiration and transpiration and the role of leaves

Reproduction & growth

http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Seeds.html simple explanation of seeds, fertilization and pollination.  There’s a quiz too.

http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Flower.html about flowers and their role in fertilization

http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Roots.html role of roots in growth and nourishment of the plant.

http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Gymnosperms.html about gymnosperms

SCIENCE > MATTER

 Real world physics

http://www.physics.org/physics_life/Web/physics_life/life.asp enter an interactive environment to see physics in real life

 Atomic structure

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/atom/ a game-like atomic builder

http://education.jlab.org/atomtour/index.html simple intro to atomic structure

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_intro.html what are atoms, what is smaller than atoms?

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_structure.html the simplest description of atomic structure with a diagram

http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/phantom/index.html learn about the principles of atoms and matter

 Properties of matter

http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/matter/ learn about basic properties of matter including atoms, ions, elements, molecules, and density.  In the interactive section you will use real data from plasma physics research to explore the basic properties of matter.

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_intro.html what is matter.  Easy information about solids, liquids and gases

 Chemical symbols and formulae

http://chemicalelements.com a picture table of all the chemical elements

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001826.html table of chemical elements and their basic information

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0905215.html basics about the periodic table

Mixtures and compounds

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_mixture.html basic information on what  mixtures are

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_solution.html information on solutes, solvents and concentration

 Acids alkalis salts

http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/funstuff/xword/acids.htm a crossword of acids, alkalis and salts

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/react_intro.html well written information on acids and alkalis, thermodynamics and reactions

 SCIENCE > ENERGY

Heat

http://www.npl.co.uk/thermal/stuff/guides.html information for beginners on temperature measurement, measuring thermal conductivity, and heat transfer

http://unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/tmp.html lots of info on temperature

http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/energy/boilwater.html do a game like experiment online on heating water. With an animation you can alter the amount of water and starting temperature to estimate how long water will take to boil.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/thermos.htm an excellent description of how thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) work.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/heatra.html#c1 an index page for lots of information relating to heat transfer topics such as conduction and convection

 Electricity

http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/electricity/ basic concepts of electricity and magnetism

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html a short illustrated description of the phenomena of static electricity.

http://www.4learning.co.uk/weblogic/essentials/science/physical/circconduct_bi.jsp about circuits and conductors, very simple. Activities, frequently asked questions, quizzes

http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter02.html what is electricity simply and entertainingly written

http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/electricity/peakinterest.html quick facts about electricity

http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/Info_Electricity.cfm what is electricity, who discovered it, what is static electricity, what is current and lots more information

http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/frankenstein/index.html learn about different forms of electricity and electrical safety through nice online activities

 Magnetism

 http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/Info_Magnets.cfm simple but detailed explanation on magnets.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconmagnetism.html simple facts about phenomena in magnetism

http://www.phy.hr/~dpaar/fizicari/xfaraday.html about Michael Faraday, who did groundbreaking work in electricity &magnetism

http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/magnetism/peakinterest.html quick facts about magnetism

http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/Info_Magnets.cfm what are magnets, temporary magnets, permanent magnets, superconductors, how does a compass work, who discovered magnets and lots more….

 Light

http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/Info_Light.cfm what is light, common sources of light, how do we see, what are periscopes, how does light bounce and lots more information on light

http://www.gelighting.com/na/home/gela/students/index.htm the science, technology, math & history of light

http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/ light as particles, light as waves, light in colour, laws of light

http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/optics/mirrorgame_e.html light and mirrors – a game!

http://webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/ on colours & properties of light.

http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/dracula/index.html Learn about the properties of light, waves and particles through some great activities.

 SCIENCE > ENVIRONMENT

The Conservation of Natural Resources

http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/wolfman/index.html learn about fuel conservation and energy transfer

http://www.oneworld.org/energy/etree.html about  all forms of energy, its consumption & conservation

http://kids1.nis.nasa.gov/Sites/ExternSite.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkids%2Eearth%2Enasa%2Egov%2Ffaq%2Findex%2Ehtm simple facts about the earth and conservation

http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/mummy/index.html great activity about insulating a mummy’s pyramid.  Learn about energy conservation.

http://www.oneworld.org/energy/etree.html check out this energy tree to see the world’s energy resources and what they are including uranium mines, coal mines, oil and gas wells, wood, biofuels and more

 Air

http://www.nasakids.com/Earth/Weather/ about earth’s weather, seasons hurricanes wind-chill and much much more

http://www.epa.gov/kids/air.htm information about what causes air pollution and how to keep air clean

 Properties of Soils

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0900642.html types of rocks

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/education/squirm/skQstns.html does soil have parents, what does weather do to the soil, do soils come in different colours, what is soil conservation and many more simple questions answered

http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/globe/index.htm NASA’s soil science education page. Soil science basics, every soils has a story, soil and the environment, soil and students and more such links

 Properties of Water

http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/modules/water/info_water.html about the molecular structure of ice and water

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mwater.html physical and chemical properties of water and why it is critical for living things

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/helptopics.html water question and answers, picture gallery and lots more

Impure Water and Water Pollution

http://www.epa.gov/kids/water.htm learn about water treatment process and what causes water pollution

http://www.yahooligans.com/content/ask_earl/20000731.html interesting answer on water pollution

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/helptopics.html will acid rain turn your hair orange

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/waterquality.html very good information on pollution and water quality

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/pesticidesgw.html about pesticides in ground water, very good diagram

 Farming and Agriculture

http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/globe/agrisoil.htm lots of links on soils and agriculture, soil fertility, looking at the soil close up, soils quality and more resources

http://www.gisdevelopment.net/application/agriculture/overview/mi03124abs.htm precision farming in Indian agriculture, crop production, crop pattern, crop yield, irrigation and soil management

Animal Husbandry

http://www.indiaagronet.com/indiaagronet/Animal_husbandry/animalh_3.htm information on goat keeping

 MATH > ARITHMETIC

Rational numbers

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769475.html all about numbers including information on rational and irrational numbers, integers & prime numbers

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_number the encyclopedia definition of rational numbers

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci283997,00.html bit advanced but concise description of rational numbers

Real numbers

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RealNumber.html for advanced learners

http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U2L1GL.html simple lesson on properties of real numbers

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_number the encyclopedia description of real numbers

Square and square-root

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875883.html table of squares and square roots

http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L9GL.html a simple lesson on square roots with exercises

Cube & cube root

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_rootexplanation of cube root

http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=3833 explanations with activity, links to cube root table and cube root rule

Distance rate & time

http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L3GL.html simple lesson and exercises

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.distance.html explanations of the formula with problems

Time & work

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/workprob.htm some word problems with their solutions

http://www.ilovemaths.com/1timework.htm more problems and answers

Percentage

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol4/meaning_percent.html a simple lesson on percentages with test

http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/HotSubjects_percents.html simple lesson on percentages with a 3 way percent calculator and a percentage online solver

http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_2.html discover relationships between fractions, percents, and decimals through this interactive puzzle

Ratio

http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L1GL.html lesson and exercises in ratio and proportion

Simple interest & compound interest

http://www.math.com/tables/general/interest.htm the compound interest equation

MATH > ALGEBRA

Algebra words

http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L1GL.html common words and their definitions with examples

Equations

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0881931.html terms used in equations

http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L3GL.html lesson in writing simple equations and exercises

http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html lessons and practice about equations and inequalities.

http://www.brainpop.com/math/algebra/simpleequations/index.weml?&tried_cookie=true great stuff on simple equations

Linear & Single Linear equations

http://www.exploremath.com/activities/activity_list.cfm?categoryID=3 great interactive games on lines and linear equations

Division of polynomials

http://www.math.com/tables/algebra/polynomials.htm polynomial identities

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv.htmDemonstrates, step-by-step and with worked examples, how to do long division of polynomials

Fractions

http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/PreAlgebra.html reducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.  Lessons and practice

http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_2.html great puzzles and manipulatives to visually understand fractions, parts, wholes, adding and subtracting fractions.  Cool

Reading graphs

http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html graphing equations and inequalities

http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_2.html interactive puzzles for graphs and pie charts

http://www.np.edu.sg/mscIntMaths/FuncGrph/FnGr.htm about functions and graphs.  detailed

Similarity

http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L4GL.html lessons and practice

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L2GL.html similar  figures

Statistics

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol8/range.html introductory lesson with some simple exercises

http://www.explorelearning.com/GizmoList.cfm explore mean, median and mode through a game-like gizmo

MATH > GEOMETRY

Geometry words

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L1GL.html common terms and their explanations with examples

Triangles

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876325.html types of triangles

http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=258 congruent triangles explained.

http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/congruent.html manipulate triangles and learn about them

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U2L2GL.html simple lesson and practice

Circle

http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/circles.html you can do everything you want to do with circles here.  Great fun

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L6GL.html simple lesson and practice

http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/circles.htm circles, definitions and formulas

Square

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U2L3GL.html simple lesson and practice

Area

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876858.html formulas for finding area

http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/quadri.html fantastic game like approach to understanding quadrilaterals and conservation of area

http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/areas.htm formulas for area of square circle and triangle

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/toc_vol2.shtm on Circumference and areas of circles.

http://www.math.com/students/calculators/source/circle-solver.htm circle calculator

Volume & surface area

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876212.html finding volumes for different shapes. Clear illustrations

http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/volumes.htm volume formulas

http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/surfareas.htm surface area formulas

Parallel lines

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L3GL.html simple lesson and exercises about pairs of lines

http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/angle.html exciting problems of angles and parallel lines.  Fantastic stuff.  Do it yourself!

Pythagoras theorem

http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/pythagoras.html an exciting and simple way to learn it!

http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L4GL.html simple lesson and practice

http://www.studyworksonline.com/cda/content/applet/0,,NAV2-21_SAP700,00.shtml great game – combine the areas of the two smaller squares to get the area of the larger square,

GEOGRAPHY > EARTH

About the Earth & its revolution

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/index.shtml all the basic facts about the earth…size, orbit, mass, density, axis, temperature, atmosphere etc

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/spheres.html spheres of the earth nicely explained

http://hum.amu.edu.pl/%7Ezbzw/glob/glob1.htm offers over 200 images/ maps of earth, solar system, earth’s composition, oceans, continents, wind patterns, topography, ocean-floor, glaciers, volcanoes, countries, rivers…

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html all about earth’s weather

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/environment.html all sorts of amazing stories on the earths environment

http://www.nasakids.com/Earth/Weather/ all about earth’s weather, seasons, hurricanes pressure and more

http://kids1.nis.nasa.gov/Sites/ExternSite.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkids%2Eearth%2Enasa%2Egov%2Ffaq%2Findex%2Ehtm earth facts

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Inside.shtml inside the layers of the earth. Great colourful diagrams

 Earthquakes and Volcanoes

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/ info on latest quakes, science project ideas, lots and lots of pictures, games and earthquake topics

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/ claims to be the best source for volcano information on the web. Movie clips, pictures and useful information

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html useful information about earth tectonics and plate movement

http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/education/student/volcanoes/hawaii_1.html# volcanoes of Hawaii with a 3D flypast of the islands

http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/education/student/earthquakes/mapping_i.html information on earthquake mapping with an tool to map earthquake’s depth and magnitude

Calamities & Disasters

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/ about earthquake, volcano and tsunami disasters

http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/title.html about droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis!

GEOGRAPHY > WATER

 Role of flowing water

http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/watera.htm world atlas maps showing bays, channels, gulfs, lakes, seas, straits and some rivers

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001779.html main rivers of the world ranked by size

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html where is earths water, how much water is there, rainfall runoff, rivers and more

 Water Table

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html ground water and surface water

 Ocean Waves

http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa012601a.htm simple information about tides and how they are caused

http://geography.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fco-ops.nos.noaa.gov%2Fabout2.html more about what makes tides and water level measurement

http://geography.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.itss.raytheon.com%2Fcafe%2Fqadir%2Famoont.html thirteen great Frequently Asked Questions about aspects of tides

http://geography.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.valleyweb.com%2Ffundytides%2F the highest tides on earth!

 The Oceans

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0854884.html undersea life

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/oceans.html a wonderful section entirely on oceans

http://www.seasky.org/sea.html sea news, aquarium resources, the ocean realm, ocean exploration, sea lab, sea gallery, sea links and sea games! Can it get better than this?

http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/oceans/peakinterest.html quick facts about oceans

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001773.html oceans ranked by size from the largest to the smallest

 Glaciers

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/0923_030923_kilimanjaroglaciers.html mount Kilimanjaro’s glacier is crumbling!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0830_artglacier.html artificial glaciers help farmers in Himalayas

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthglacier.html what are glaciers and icecaps and where do they exist

 GEOGRAPHY > WIND

 Winds

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html winds, hurricanes, storms and Beaufort wind scale

http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Sites/ExternSite.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fobserve%2Earc%2Enasa%2Egov%2Fnasa%2Fearth%2Fwind%5Fchill%2Fchill%5Fsplash%2Ehtml about winds and wind chill

 Atmospheric Pressure and Winds

http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/seasons/seasons.html the reasons for seasons.  Nicely illustrated

http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Sites/ExternSite.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkids%2Eearth%2Enasa%2Egov%2Farchive%2Fair%5Fpressure%2Fweather%2Ehtml how air pressure brings changes in weather and how weather affects air pressure.

GEOGRAPHY> SOLAR SYSTEM

The Moon

http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/handson/index.html get pictures of the solar system, from any planet!  Make small animations of the movement of the planets. Get a picture of the sky, with the planets labeled! Get the positions of the planets in your sky, anytime.

http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/phases/phases.html an explanation on why we see the phases of the moon

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769132.html lots of simple information on stars,         planets, the universe!

http://www.seasky.org/sky.html the absolute wonder of what lies there.  Sky news, astronomy resources, the cosmos, space exploration, sky lab, sky links, sky games and lots and lots of pictures

http://www.nasakids.com a wonderful site. Rockets and airplanes, astronauts living in space, creation station and games!

Eclipses

http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/SEprimer.html intro to solar eclipses, with simple explanation, table of years with solar eclipses, many links to images

http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/eclipses/eclipses.html a great page on eclipses with animation and a simulation of a solar eclipse

GEOGRAPHY > REGIONS/CONTINENTS/COUNTRIES

 Countries

http://www.yahooligans.com/content/ask_earl/20000808.html about countries, the biggest, the smallest, basic facts

http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/index.htm all kinds of information about countries of the world

 Europe

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geospy/ interactive game to identify continents and countries.

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Europe

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents.  Lots of maps, flags and activities

 Great Britain

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Great Britain

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/world/uk/index.htm very nice site with info about history, geography, people and society

http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcuk.htm geography, people, government, economy and more

Germany

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Germany

http://www.yahooligans.com/reference/factbook/gm/index.html more facts about Germany, it’s geography, economy, communications, transportation, population and more

http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcgermany.htm more facts about Germany

 Russia

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Russia

http://www.ibiblio.org/sergei/Exs/Moscow/moscow.html take a visual tour of Moscow. This site takes awhile to load, but the pictures are worth the wait!

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/ color images about the past, present and future of Russia

 North America

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents.  Lots of maps, flags and activities

 United States of America

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about USA

http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcusa.htm geography, people, government, economy and more

 Polar Regions & Arctic Region

http://www.antarcticaonline.com/antarctica/home/home.htm possibly the largest source for Antarctic images and information

http://www.coolantarctica.com/ another site about Antarctica

http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/arctic/explore/ check out expeditions by the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the Polar Star to historical sites in the Arctic Circle. Includes photos, audio, and video!

http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/ this NOAA sight is chock-full of info on the Arctic! It has maps, climate data, facts from experts, pictures, essays, and tons of other cool stuff.

http://www.altrec.com/features/polarpassage/ join a group of men as they try to make a trip around the entire Arctic Circle. Catch their latest dispatches from the journey and learn about their boat, gear, and other details of the trip.

 Africa

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents.  Lots of maps, flags and activities

http://africafocus.library.wisc.edu/ take a multimedia tour of the African continent with this large collection from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find pictures and sound clips by subject, country, or by using a map.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/ take an online tour of Africa from the Sahara to the Serengeti. View photo essays, explore the continent’s regions, play thumb piano tunes, and much more. See how diverse Africa really is!

 Nigeria

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Nigeria

http://webcat.library.wisc.edu:3092/WebZ/SortedQuery?sessionid=01-49832-1628068895 lots of pictures of Nigeria

http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcnigeria.htm geography, people, government, economy and more

 Egypt

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Egypt

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/ great news stories and information about ancient Egypt…pyramids, secret chambers, ruins…lots of photos

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/mummy/index.html how to make an Egyptian mummy

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/egypt/ at the tomb of Tutankhamen

http://webcat.library.wisc.edu:3092/WebZ/SortedQuery?sessionid=01-49832-1628068895 lots of images of Egypt

South Africa

http://webcat.library.wisc.edu:3092/WebZ/SortedQuery?sessionid=01-49832-1628068895 lots of picture of South Africa

http://www.krugersafari.com/ includes photos and some info about this special South African park.

http://www.culturesontheedge.com/gallery/archives/peter_magubane/index.html find powerful images that show the ways of the indigenous groups including the Ndebele, Ntwana, Xhosa, and Zulu.

 South America

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents.  Lots of maps, flags and activities

http://www.culturesontheedge.com/gallery/exhibits/pablo_corral/index_pop.html follow photographer Pablo Corral Vega on his journey to the Andes. Check out his fabulous photos and read about his experiences.

http://www.mnh.si.edu/expeditions/galapagos/ lots of amazing information about an expedition to the Galapagos

 Brazil

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Brazil

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/world/brazil/ learn about life in Brazil today including the people, history, geography, and more. See photos too.

http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcbrazil.htm geography, people, government, economy and more

Australia

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html Facts about Australia

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travelaustralia/ some of the best photos of Australia with articles.  Fabulous section on the Great Barrier Reef with a game!

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents.  Lots of maps, flags and activities

http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcaustralia.htm geography, people, government, economy and more

GEOGRAPHY > MAPS

 Maps, Map Reading

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/index.html history of map-making, reading maps and the maths involved in map-making

http://mapsofindia.com/ different maps of India

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/index.html Online World maps + interactive map-related activities.

http://geography.about.com/library/blank/blxindex.htm free blank outline maps.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents, lots and lots of maps

www.maps.com one of the best map sites on the Internet

HISTORY > MEDIEVAL INDIA

Rise & fall of small and large powers/ kingdoms

http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=860 an extremely informative timeline.  Check it out!

http://www.indiatravelogue.com/pass/pass10.html a very easy to understand timeline of Indian history all in one page

http://rulers.org/ruli.html rulers of India, huge list

http://www.itihaas.com/medieval/slave-dynasty.html?vsv=577 a chronology of slave dynasty

http://www.itihaas.com/medieval/delhi-sultanate.html#timur?vsv=577 the Khilji & Tughlaq dynasties

http://www.itihaas.com/medieval/babur1.html?vsv=577 the reign of Babur

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html information about the Rajputana states, Mahmud of Ghazni, Muhmmad of Ghur and the Turkish invasion.  Also find information about the slave dynasty, The Khiljis, the Tughlaqs, The Sayyids and Lodhi Sultans, The Mughal Dynasty,

http://www.thebharat.com/thebharatinfo/history/medieval.html lots of links to information on Babur, Khiljis, Sayyids, slaves, Turks and Tughlaqs

http://www.investindia.com/glimpses.html lots of pictorial glimpses of Indian history

 Vijaynagar and Bahamani

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief and easy to understand information about the Vijaynagar and Bahamani kingdoms

http://www.thebharat.com/thebharatinfo/history/vijayanagara.html basic information about Vijaynagar

http://www.thebharat.com/thebharatinfo/history/bahamains.html basic information about Bahamani

HISTORY > MUGHAL EMPIRE

Rise & Fall of Mughal Empire

http://rubens.anu.edu.au/student.projects/tajmahal/mughal.html information on all the Mughal rulers

http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/mughal.html one view that describes the causes of the rise and fall of the Mughals.

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Mughals/mughals.html a brief history of the Mughals with a map of the empire

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Mughals/Aurang.html brief history of Aurangzeb

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Mughals/Babar.html brief history of Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire in India

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Mughals/Jehang.html brief history of Jehangir, son of Akbar

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/ralph/workbook/ralprs21.htm characteristics of Akbar

http://www.timelines.info/history/empires_and_civilizations/mughal_empire/ an excellent interactive timeline of the Mughal Empire

Arts Culture Architecture

http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/geiger/1287/sikandra.html photo of Raja Birbal’s palace from Fatehpur Sikri built in Mughal times

http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/geiger/1287/agra.html pictures of Taj Mahal from Agra

http://www.mughalgardens.org/intro.html gardens of the Mughal Empire.  Pictures, 7 music clips, very informative, from the Smithsonian Institution.  Has an interactive section too.

http://rubens.anu.edu.au/student.projects/tajmahal/home.html very informative site on the majestic Taj Mahal.  Pictures of gateway, garden, water devices, mosque, rest house and the actual tomb

 HISTORY > MARATHA EMPIRE

Maharashtra before Shivaji

http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/preshiv.html brief look at Maharashtra before Shivaji

http://www.mumbainet.com/cityinfo/histmaha.htm#Origins easy to read information about Maharashtra before Shivaji, Shivaji Maharaj and the Peshwas

http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/saints.html work of the great saints

http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/sardar.html the Maratha Sardars

http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/community/community_marathaShow.php brief explanation on who were the Marathas

http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/community/community_historicalShow.php a very brief historical perspective of Maharashtra

 Establishment of Swaraj

http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/timeline.html timeline of Shivaji’s life

http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/community/community_shivajiShow.php who was Shivaji

 Shivaji’s administration

http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/comment.html comments on Shivaji from some eminent leaders

http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/sarkar.html essay on the character of Shivaji

http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/sindhu.html About The Sindhudurg Fort with pictures!

http://www.hssworld.org/homepage/html/boudhik/ekatmata_stotra/shivaji.html the life of Shivaji and landmark achievements

http://www.freeindia.org/biographies/greatpersonalities/jijabai/page12.htm Jijabai was the force behind the creation of Shivaji.  Read about how she influenced administrative policy

http://www.trailblazersindia.com/eco_tourism/fortrecks/sinhagad.htm Information with pictures of forts that were part of Shivaji’s plan for Hindavi Swaraj – Sinhagad, Rajgad, Torana, Raigad, and Lingana

 Expansion of the Maratha power

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the Great Marathas   

http://www.geocities.com/narenp/history/history/shivaji.htm brief history of the Marathas

http://www.mumbainet.com/cityinfo/histmaha.htm#Origins easy to read information about Maharashtra before Shivaji, Shivaji Maharaj and the Peshwas

http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/community/community_peshwaShow.php brief information about the Peshwas

http://www.maharashtraweb.com/Cities/Pune/historyofpune.asp the historic city of Pune and Maratha power

http://boardexams.virtualave.net/classxii/history/chronology2.html this timeline puts the Marathas in context of Indian history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bajirao brief information from the Wikipedia encyclopedia on the legend of Bajirao Peshwa

 HISTORY > INDIA UNDER BRITISH RULE

 Expansion of English army

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+in0021) coming of the Europeans to India

http://www.itihaas.com/modern/british.html?vsv=579 information on the beginnings of the British Raj

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the British East India Company

http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/eastindia.html an essay on the rise of the East India Company and colonization of India

http://library.thinkquest.org/C006203/indexa.html see the History section for an account of expansion of British power in India with pictures of key people

English administration/economic policy

http://www.itihaas.com/modern/governor.html?vsv=579 list of British governor generals

http://www.itihaas.com/modern/british5.html?vsv=579 the Pitts India Act provided for a joint governing of the East India company and the British Crown.

http://www.itihaas.com/modern/british8.html?vsv=579 the treaty of Bassein with Peshwa Bajirao 2

http://www.itihaas.com/modern/british18.html?vsv=579 the first Anglo Sikh war

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the British Raj

http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/britishedu.htm an essay on British Education in India

http://library.thinkquest.org/C006203/indexa.html see the History section for an account of Indian society, economy and government during British times with pictures of key people

The uprising of 1857

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the Uprising of 1857

http://www.thebharat.com/thebharatinfo/history/mutiny.html The sepoy mutiny, easy to understand

http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/1857.html this essay gives the background and reasons for the Uprising

http://library.thinkquest.org/C006203/indexa.html see the History section for information on the Uprising with pictures

 Freedom movement

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about setting up of the Indian National Congress

http://library.thinkquest.org/C006203/indexa.html see the History section for an account of the freedom struggle from 1857-1947

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html Mahatma Gandhi and civil disobedience

http://www.itihaas.com/independent/speech.html?vsv=580 Pandit Nehru’s speech on the eve of independence

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the Quit India Movement and Independence

http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html the revolutionaries and Lal-Bal-Pal

http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/freedom.html key landmarks in the Indian freedom struggle

http://www.tiranga.net/firstflag.htm about the Indian National flag

http://meadev.nic.in/Gandhi/intro.htm rich site packed with information on Mahatma Gandhi. Videos, audio, quotations, story of his life, photo gallery

HISTORY > MODERN AGE

Revolts against Unruly Monarchies

http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=1374 a great timeline of the age of revolutions

http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/r1/revol1848.asp information from an online encyclopedia on the revolutions of 1848

http://www.hrcr.org/docs/frenchdec.html the declaration of the rights of man from the French Revolution

Industrial revolution

http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=1375 a very useful site including links to its origin, impact on society, women, technology and consequences.  Lots of maps links and a superb timeline

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial+Revolution information from this online encyclopedia about the Industrial revolution with many hyperlinks

The Modern Age

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/mmw/index.asp this site shows some exceptional artifacts produced by advances in science and technology – the Eilean Gas Light, genetically modified mice, small biplane, popular cars from the 1950’s and 60’s and lots more

http://learningcurve.pro.gov.uk/coldwar/default.htm lots of information on the cold war between USSR & USA

http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=1505 a great timeline of the modern world

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dludden/global1.htm a quick guide to the world history of globalization

 ENGLISH

 Parts of speech

http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=413 all about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs & adverbs with fun activities and tests

http://www.shared-visions.com/explore/english/anatomy.html an anatomy of English sentences including an anatomy chart, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs

http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=1954 the wonderful world of words, using a dictionary, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/count.htm count and non count nouns

 Tenses

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pres.htm an introduction and exercise on simple present tense

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pasted.htm an introduction and exercise on simple past tense

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/futwil.htm an introduction and exercise on Future tense with ‘Will’

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/gofut.htm an introduction with exercise on Future tense with ‘Be Going To’

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/4fut.htmfour ways to talk about the future

 Opposites

http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=1959 about synonyms and antonyms

 Degrees

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/ADVERBS7.cfm words indicating degree with examples

Singular/plural

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/plural.htm regular plurals of nouns with exercises

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/irrplu.htm irregular plurals of nouns

 Active/passive voice

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/Pass4.cfm passive & active voice with examples

Negative

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/presnq.htm an introduction and exercise in negatives in simple present tense

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pastnq.htm an introduction and exercise in negatives in simple past tense

 Expressions & Meaning

http://www.abc.net.au/abcasiapacific/englishbites/idiom/idiom.htm alphabetical listing of commom english expressions

 

3 comments

  1. This must have taken extraordinary effort and perseverance and the results are of incalculable value for students and teachers alike…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s