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Graphing Lab -- Skiing

Michael and friends are planning a skiing weekend. Show them how to afford it.

Gray Whales

Track gray whale migration. Use live data to observe migration patterns.

Groups: Ionic Bonding

Use your knowledge of families of elements. Create compounds by combining individual ions.

Hazardous Waste in the Home

Many sources of hazardous waste can be found in your own home and require special disposal. Can you determine which household items are hazardous, which can be recycled, which go out with regular household trash/garbage and which should be washed down the drain?

The Human Brain

Explore the three interconnected layers of the human brain. The central core (basic life processes), limbic system (emotion and memory) and the cerebral cortex (higher cognitive functions).

Human Genome: Transcribe this DNA

Review the different combinations of nucleotides that form pairs. Then move nucleotides into their correct places on the RNA strand to transcribe the DNA.

Human Genome: Transcription

Observe the process of transcription at the level of the nucleus. See how the information in a segment of DNA (gene) is copied into another type of genetic material called messenger RNA.

Hummingbirds

Observe hummingbirds and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Identify Rock Types

Identify the three major kinds of rocks. Learn some of the key characteristics that help you tell them apart.

Identify the Tribe

Read the names of three Indian tribes and pick out the tribe that was not considered part of the same area as the others. You have 15 seconds to answer each question.

Image as History: Civil War Photography

After many of the Civil War battles, photographers took pictures of the mangled bodies waiting to be buried. Does this photograph depict an actual battlefield scene, or did the photographer contrive it? View non-Flash version.

Image as History: Colonial Society

What does this portrait suggest about eighteenth-century attitudes toward the family? See how portraits of the rich and powerful can provide a picture of life in the American colonies. View non-Flash version.

Image as History: Re-Mapping History

Maps of the routes of the Lewis and Clark expedition have tended to represent the West as empty country for the taking. On this map, made for a biography of Sacagawea, whose journey is represented? View non-Flash version.

Image as History: Reconstruction Cartoons

See how African Americans faced numerous assaults upon their newly won political rights after the Civil War. What are the references employed by the cartoonist Thomas Nast in his cartoon, This is a White Man's Government? View non-Flash version.

Image as History: Slave Culture

Slaves found a variety of ways to resist their oppression, including running away. What does Eastman Johnson's painting tell us about slave culture? View non-Flash version.

Image as History: Stamp Act Cartoons

In this cartoon, how does the artist use symbolism and humor to deride Parliament? See how anti-British political cartoons helped shape colonial attitudes towards British actions, like the Stamp Act of 1765. View non-Flash version.

Image as History: Surviving Conquest

How has Ácoma accommodated change while maintaining a deep connection to the past? See how this ancient American pueblo has survived and adapted in the face of centuries of conquest. View non-Flash version.

Image as History: The White City

The World's Columbian Exposition made a statement about the future of city life — a chance for something better than the squalid, polluted, and overcrowded industrial cities of the 19th century. What vision of the future city did the fair present? View non-Flash version.

Images as History: Depression Era Photography

This image of a steer skull seems straightforward, but it generated enormous controversy at the time. Can you imagine why? Hint: It was taken to document the hardships Americans suffered during the Depression. View non-Flash version.

Interactive Map: Mapping Conquest

The United States used a variety of devices to conquer the West. What can we learn about the processes of conquest from looking at maps? View non-Flash version.

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