Magazine article Technology and Children

Resources: Where to Find Anything You Need to Know about Anything!

Magazine article Technology and Children

Resources: Where to Find Anything You Need to Know about Anything!

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We read about weather sites on earth in the last issue, so let's go to Mars for the weather. This weather site, www.star.stanford.edu/projects/mgs/dmwr.html, comes from the Daily Martian Weather Report, gives the weather on Mars on any given day, and gives the average temperatures and conditions over time. Also associated with this site is a team of experts who are available by e-mail to provide information to students, K-12. The main contact is Joe Twicken, and he may be reached by e-mail at joe@nova.stanford.edu. A similar site is www.ucls.uchicago.edu/MartianSunTimes/

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If you want to see the whole world temperature for today, go to the Whole Earth Catalog of Temperatures at www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/comp/latest_cmoll.gif.

Planning a field trip and wondering what to wear ... check this page for your weather resource: wwwa.accuweather.com/adcbin/public/int_maps_menu.asp?nav=int. Find weather anywhere your class is studying today. Using navigation links on the left side of the page, you can find out how weather will affect your aviation, golf, marine, agriculture, or gardening plans, just to name a few.

For information on transportation and machines, check out this site where you will find pictures and quizzes about different transportation systems. It includes history, information on trains, some of the problems caused by cars, and different modes of public transit. The site also includes online quizzes. www.transitpeople.org/lesson/trancovr.htm

If you are exploring your community and watching construction, you and your students will learn a lot from this site. There are informative animations of how construction machines work. The animations show how hydraulics are used in the big excavators and bulldozers. You need Flashplayer on your computer. www.kenkenkikki.jp/special/e_index.html

Here's an engineering and design site that will fit any grade level. …

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