On the Web

The September issue of Science and Children is online and available at http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/journal_archive_date_list.php?category_ID=86&issue_ID=954.

Biome Is Where the Art Is
Fifth-grade students demonstrate their knowledge of Earth’s biomes with torn paper art.

By Kelly Gooden

EnchantedLearning.com: Biomes - Habitats
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes
Missouri Botanical Garden: What’s It Like Where You Live?
http://mbgnet.mobot.org
NASA Earth Observatory—Mission: Biomes
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/Biome
Windows on Science
http://www.sraonline.com/index.php/home/curriculumsolutions/science/winonsci/918

A Field Guide of Their Own
Science and art blend when students create their own field guide, gaining a budding appreciation for their environment.
By Christina Siry and Lisa C. Buchinski

PLANTS Database
http://plants.usda.gov
Quick Guide to the Common Ferns of New England
http://ct-botanical-society.org/docs/fernchart.html
The American Fern Society
http://amerfernsoc.org
Backyard Nature.net
http://www.backyardnature.net/ferns.htm

Art and Science Grow Together
The interdisciplinary connection between science and art is easily accomplished using plants as your subject.
By Pat Stellflue, Marie Allen, and D. Timothy Gerber

ASPB (American Society of Plant Biologists). Principles of Plant Biology
http://www.aspb.org/education/foundation/principles.cfm
Plein-Air Painters of America
http://www.p-a-p-a.com

Never Too Young for a Concept Map
With adaptation, concept maps can be effective tools for preschool/primary students to organize thoughts and connect concepts visually.
By Nancy L. Gallenstein

Inspiration Software, Inc.
http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/index.cfm

USDA MyPyramid.gov
http://www.mypyramid.gov

Johnny Appleseed Comes to Class
A classroom visit provides an engaging atmosphere for exploring the life cycle of the apple tree.
By Margaret Coffman and Peggy Liggit

The Great Plant Escape
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/gpe.html
Planning a Pollinator Garden
http://www.kidsgardening.com/growingideas/projects/jan03/pg1.html
Honeybee’s Breakfast
http://www.mnphotography.com/beebreak.html
Pollination Photos
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/honey_bee.htm
Pollination Video Clip
http://www.freestockfootage.com/wildlife_bugs.html


The Early Years
Teacher’s Picks

Seascape Video
http://www.seascapevideo.com/stock_footage/VideoClips.html
NOAA library, National Marine Fisheries Historic Image Collection
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nmfs/sea1.html

Science Shorts
Seeing Color

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.html
Applet: RGB Color Mixing
http://chair.pa.msu.edu/applets/RGBColor/a.htm
Canine Vision
http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/dog/LA/DrP4.htm
Colors
http://www.hal-pc.org/~clement/Simulations/Mixing%20Colors/rgbColor.html

Every Day Science Calendar

Lewis H. Latimer
http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/latimer.html
Amber
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/amber
Cells
http://www.eurekascience.com/ICanDoThat/animal_cells.htm

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