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View Resource Snow

Snow can be one of the most destructive forces in nature but also one of the most fun to learn about. An article from Associated Press writer Lourdes Navarro, featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, describes the avalanche in the Hindu Kush Mountains in Afghanistan.'s Web site offers visitors up-to-date avalanche information for the western US and one area in the east, as well as...
View Resource All About Atoms

Jefferson Lab (last mentioned in the February 16, 2000 Scout Report) is a Department of Energy national laboratory that conducts basic research into the atom's nucleus and whose education office and Web Site offers several on-line activities. The All About Atoms site offers a simple and easy to follow lesson on protons, neutrons, and electrons that includes illustrations and descriptions of each...
View Resource Electromagnetic Spectrum

Part of the larger Imagine the Universe educational site, the Electromagnetic Spectrum site is another great resource from NASA. The site gives clear and easy-to-understand explanations, while providing keywords throughout the page that are linked to a dictionary of terms for easy access to further information. Students will enjoy the colorful illustrations accompanying the text, which vertically...
View Resource Technology Lessons

Technology Lessons is part of a University of Michigan Web site operated by Reach Out! and the Southeastern Michigan Math-Science Learning Coalition. There are many lessons that have been divided into appropriate age levels, ranging from early elementary school to high school. Each lesson begins by discussing insights and connections into the subject and is followed by a main activity with...