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Cool Science Sites

Teaching
Site Name
Selected Long-term Project/Science Fair/Extra Credit Possibilities
Site URL
http://www.earth2class.org/er/students/sel_longterm.php
Site Author
The Earth to Class
Suggested By
Michael Passow
Description
“Suggestions for projects from teachers and organizations. This site has over 500 fully searchable and categorized science fair projects, with full instructions and explanations. You can search for ideas for your projects by simply entering a keyword on whatever interests you.”

Environment
Site Name
Trash Inc. The Secret Life of Garbage
Site URL
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=1620084176
Site Author
CNBC
Suggested by
Mike Nolan
Description
“Interesting video regarding garbage and the way it is handled. Quite a bit about NY.”

Geosphere
Site Name
The World’s Largest Dinosaurs
Site URL
http://www.amnh.org/education/school_groups/exhibition.php?id=609
Site Author
American Museum of Natural History
Suggested By
Julie
Description
“A site for a museum exhibition that features cutting-edge research on sauropods, the most massive animals that ever walked the Earth. Explore new insights into how their colossal bodies functioned, and examine life-sized bones, muscles, internal organs, and more to discover the amazing anatomy of these massive creatures. The site contains an educator’s guide providing information about these dinosaurs.”

Space
Site Name
Star Life Cycle
Site URL
http://sunshine.chpc.utah.edu/labs/star_life/starlife_main.html
Site Author
University of Utah
Suggested By
Anthony Feig
Description
“Some stars are just beginning to form in nebulae, others are enjoying middle age along the main sequence, and some have begun to die. The life cycle of a star can be compared to the life cycle of humans. On this site you can find out what stage you would be in if you were a star. An interactive lab is available.”

Site Name
Space School Musical
Site URL
http://discovery.nasa.gov/musical/index.cfml
Site Author
Kellee McQuinn
Suggested By
Peter Saricino
Description
“A dancing educational video where you can join Hannah on a trip through the solar system in this ultra-cool edu-tainment “hip-hopera” that is out of this world! Move and groove along with the planets, moons, meteors, comets, asteroids and even some rockin’ scientists as they sing, dance and serve up the freshest facts in the galaxy.”

Site Name
Neave Point and Click Planetarium
Site URL
http://www.neave.com/planetarium/
Site Author
Paul Neave
Suggested by
MitchEbert@aol.com
Description
“Point to a star or planet to find all the facts about that particular object. Make it so you can see the sky from any point in the world.”

General
Site Name
The Scale of the Universe
Site URL
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/525347
Site Author
Cary Huang
Suggested by
Emmanuel James Eagleson
Description
“A visual graphic which uses a scroll bar to progress in scale from quantum foam up to universe expansion. It helps a person understand the true size of the universe while showing where things as large as galaxies and as small as wavelengths belong in relation to size.”



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Science Fair 2012-2013 Your district Science Fair Coordinator is Cheryl Willis (CWILLIS@houstonisd.org)
Science and Engineering Fair of Houston website:
http://hunstem.uhd.edu/SEFH/sefh.html