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Teachers' Domain

Teachers' Domain

Spring 2006 Website
Review:
Children from K-12 with a special affinity for science—or those struggling with science projects or homework assignments— can find things they can use on this site but it is primarily, a resource for classroom or homeschool teachers—complete with lesson plans and other educator resources.

Produced by WGBH, with major funding from the National Science Foundation the site’s digital library draws on multimedia from NOVA, American Experience, ZOOM, and other public television productions and partners. Video and audio clips, interactive activities, images, and documents are searchable by grade level and keyword. Science is the focus of the site, with sections on engineering, earth and space, life, and physical. But there is also a Civil Rights collection that was produced with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. While the site looks bland at the outset, the QuickTime Video segments and Flash Interactive lessons are educational and engaging. If your child needs an idea for the upcoming Science Fair, this could be a good place to generate some winning ideas and it’s a nice teacher (class or home) resource to augment their lessons.

Robin Raskin   ©2006 Parents' Choice
Robin Raskin, the former Editor in Chief of FamilyPC, is an Internet safety authority and a writer who speaks to parents and teachers across the country about raising digital kids. Her newest book, A Parent’s Guide to College Life is published Random House. Visit Mrs. Raskin's website at: Robin Raskin


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