Soms komen er jaren later nog berichtjes uit de USA, zoals de hieronderstaande, ontvangen op 25 maart 2015:
I wanted to send you a quick 'thank you' for your webpage (http://internetonderwijs.net/Websites/vakoverstijgend.htm). I am a mentor for a group of students at an after school program,
and we've been using your page as a resource to learn more about gardening. They've taken quite an interest in it - thank you for your helpful information and ideas!
One of the children (Rachel) found a great resource that I thought would fit in well with your page, and help others with their gardens as well! The page is "Guide to Composting at Home"
Have a great day,
Ik krijg dan de melding van een gebroken koppeling die ik dan natuurlijk herstel en nog een paar handige koppelingen. Deze zijn dan vast en zeker het proberen waard.
I’ve been researching for the better part of the past couple of days to get this list of resources together, and while doing so, visited your site (this page, specifically:
While there, I noticed that you’ve got a link that’s no longer working to School Discovery Clipart page: http://school.discovery.com/clipart/. Rather than just send you that info,
I thought it would be helpful if I included the fix as well! The updated URL is: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/. I also have a few other resources I wanted to pass your way.
I have too many to count,
but don’t worry - I’m won’t send all of them. I picked a few I thought would be great additions to your site; they complement each other and your site’s current resources well:
From Biplanes to Jets: Best Airplane History Resources
Interactive Resources for Teaching Math
Interactive Biology for Kids: The Life Cycle of a Flower
PBS Kids: Spelling Resources
Please feel free to add any (or all) to your site as you see fit. Thank you for your time!
14 november 2013.
Vakondersteunend Engels en geschiedenis (bron:
Barbara J. Feldman)
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops from the U.S., Britain, Canada and
France, stormed the coastline of Normandy, France, taking the occupying Germans
by surprise. The attack was the largest single-day invasion of all time, with
over 130,000 troops arriving by air and by sea in one day.
D-Day Museum: Memories of D-Day
"Four years in the preparation, Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of
Normandy on 6 June 1944, marked the beginning of the end of World War II and the
eventual liberation of Europe." The D-Day Museum of Portsmouth, UK, has a large
D-Day archive, including articles, veterans' memoirs, and audio clips. Best
reasons to visit are the first person accounts sprinkled throughout the site. In
addition to features about preparing for D-Day, and crossing the channel, the
site has sections covering the five Normandy beaches where American and British
Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Normandy 1944
Encyclopedia Britannica's multimedia guide is a terrific starting point for a
school research project. Highlights include audio memories from D-Day veterans,
interactive charts, and Learning Activities. Change the Course of History (the
first of four Learning Activities) is a classroom role-playing game where
students take on the role of a real German commander, Field Marshall Gerd von
Rundstedt. What might have happened if he had somehow learned how and when the
Allies were to invade France?
PBS: American Experience: D-Day
Notable clicks at this PBS site include the World War II European timeline, and
the Special Features. "Did You Know?" answers the popular question: What does
the "D" in D-Day stand for? The short answer is that it probably stands for "Day,"
but you'll need to read the article to get the whole story. "Hot Off the Presses"
is a look at newspaper reports of the time. For teachers, there are seven
classroom activities, covering four subject areas: geography, economics, history
Vakondersteunend Economie en Engels (Bron:
Babysitten maar dan als inkomstenbron van je eigen
bedrijf. Hoe pak je dit aan? Dat staat in het online tijdschrift Goolgoplex
Googolplex: From Babies to Bucks:
Googolplex is an online magazine for teens, from University Credit Union, with
an emphasis on making money. This page deals with treating your babysitting as a
business. Visit to learn about creating a business plan (How often do you want
finding investors (who will pay for a first-aid class?) and
advertising. Click on any of the brown-highlighted phrases to view more details
in a popover window.
Engels en wiskunde (bron: Barbara J. Feldman)
Mathematics Help Central: Precalculus Trigonometry
Holly Camp was a twenty-five-year-old divorced mom with two kids under the age
of four when she enrolled in college. Although she was intimidated by her first
algebra class, when she aced the first test, she took that as a sign that her
mission was to help others who might be in a similar predicament. Visit for her
trigonometry class notes and printable graph paper, but don't leave without
reading her inspiring story.
The Math Page: Topics in Precalculus
"When one thing depends on another, as, for example, the area of a circle
depends on the radius, or the temperature on the mountain depends on the height,
then we say that the first is a ‘function' of the other." Lawrence Spector, a
math teacher at Borough of Manhattan Community College, introduces precalculus
with twenty-five topics including logarithms, polynomials of the second degree,
irrational numbers and mathematical induction. If you return to the homepage,
you'll find another twenty-one trigonometry topics, along with lessons for
algebra, plane geometry and calculus.
MathWorld is an extensive math encyclopedia, "created, developed and nurtured by
Eric Weisstein with contributions from the world's math community." The
precalculus section covers complex numbers, conic sections, exponents,
logarithms, functions, and vectors. The table of contents doubles as a glossary
of more than thirty-five precalculus terms. Simply click on any of the terms to
view a more detailed definition, along with links to related lesson,
explanations, and animated illustrations.
Engels, natuurkunde en biologie (bron: Barbara J. Feldman)
BBC Science & Nature: Human Body
With games, interactive anatomy maps, and quick facts, BBC presents organs,
muscles, the skeleton, nervous system and puberty. As usual, my favorite clicks
are the Flash games: put your organs in their rightful place, put together a
skeleton, or challenge your senses. Warning: some parents or teachers may find
the anatomically correct models, and the blunt talk in the Puberty module not
appropriate for their homes or classrooms.
Innerbody: Human Anatomy Online
Start by choosing one of ten tours: skeletal, digestive, muscular and so on. To
navigate around the images, click on the colored squares (called pick points) to
display a label and additional annotation. Some pick points also display a
magnifying glass, indicating an additional image is available. To return from
the new image to the original, use your browser back button. After the tours,
you'll find more great clicks in the Animation and Tutorial sections.
Engels en geschiedenis, ckv, filosofie (bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
History for Kids: Aristotle
This single-page Aristotle biography is my pick of the day for middle-school
students. It tells the story of how Aristotle studied and taught in Plato's
Academy for twenty years, but was not chosen to lead the Academy after Plato's
death. Instead, he left Athens for Macedon, where he tutored the young price
that would become Alexander the Great. Upon the prince's ascension to the
throne, Plato returned to Athens and founded his own school, the Lyceum.
Kids Philosophy Slam: Aristotle
Kids Philosophy Slam is an annual program for K-12 students, designed to make
philosophy fun and to promote critical thinking skills. As a previous
Philosopher of the Week, Aristotle has his own biography page sprinkled with a
handful of pithy Aristotle quotes. Best reasons to visit, however, are the
classroom discussion questions. "Plato, Aristotle's teacher, had envisioned an
ideal society. How does Aristotle's ideal society differ from Plato's? How are
they the same?"
Washington State University: Greek Philosophy: Aristotle
Based on World Civilizations classes taught at WSU, Dr. Richard Hooker has
compiled this "Internet classroom and anthology" that encourages us not to be
scared of Aristotle. "Aristotle represents for most of us an icon of difficult
or abstruse philosophical thinking; to know Aristotle often provokes hushed
whispers even from highly educated people. For all this reputation, though,
Aristotle is actually quite an easy read, for the man thought with an
incredible clarity and wrote with a superhuman precision."
... Click to continue
Engels en biologie/scheikunde (bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Chemistry of Autumn Colors
Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri of University of Wisconsin-Madison shares his
love of science with high school students by explaining the chemistry of fall
colors. "The range and intensity of autumn colors is greatly influenced by the
weather. Low temperatures destroy chlorophyll, and if they stay above freezing,
promote the formation of anthocyanins. Bright sunshine also destroys
chlorophyll and enhances anthocyanin production."
EEK! A Tree's True Color
Environmental Educaton for Kids (EEK!) is published by the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources for kids in grades four through eight. With
simple illustrations, this fall color page answers six questions. Why do
leaves change color? Where do leaf colors come from? How do leaves change
color? Do leaves change color because of weather? Can you tell a tree from its
colors? Why do leaves fall? Follow the embedded hyperlinks to related topics
such as earthworms and evergreen trees.
"Nature's annual autumn color festival is certainly one of the greatest shows
on earth. Each fall, millions of trees in the eastern deciduous forests
respond to the shorter days and cooler nights by beginning preparations for
their dormant winter period. It is just business as usual for the trees, but
for us, it is a spectacular display of the beauty and diversity of nature."
This fabulous site from North Carolina includes a visual guide to fall leaves,
a detailed scientific explanation of fall colors, and tidbits of fall folklore
("A warm November is the sign of a bad winter.")
Engels en wiskunde (bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Does your child need math help this summer? Do you want
self-paced math instruction for use at home?
Visit Math Goodies, a free math help
site that launched in 1998. Our interactive lessons, games, and worksheets are
designed to make math fun for students of all ages.
Math Goodies was a pioneer of
interactive math instruction and free math homework help. Today we have over
500 pages of activities for students, teachers and parents. For the best math
resources online or off line:
Engels en wiskunde (bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Do fractions make you sweat? Whether you are a student or a
parent helping a student, I've found five sites that will take you by the hand
and explain everything you've always feared you could never learn about
fractions. Take a deep breath. Let's go.
AAA Math: All About Fractions
Dozens of colorfully illustrated pages with explanatory lessons and
interactive practice games make All About Fractions my pick of the day. Using
the Table of Contents, you can jump directly to one of ten chapters (such as
Multiplying Fractions, Reducing Fractions and Comparing fractions) or start at
the beginning (Basic Fractions) and use the Next Lesson link to continue
through the site. My favorite clicks are the timed exercises you'll find at
the bottom of each lesson page.
BBC: Revisewise Maths: Fractions
This introductory Fractions lesson from the BBC is divided into four parts: a
multimedia activity, a fact sheet, a printable worksheet, and an online test.
When you are done, there are other number lessons to explore, including
Percentages, Multiplication, Division and Using a Calculator. After you have
mastered all the concepts in the Numbers chapter, stop by the Gamezone (link
is in the left-hand column) to play a fun math game. "Your mission is to see
how far you can navigate your submarine on a fuel of scallops." Sounds odd, I
know, but it includes oodles of math problems to solve.
Cynthia Lanius' Lessons: Fraction Shapes
These colorful geometric puzzles and exercises for elementary and middle
school students are just plain fun. Oh, and did I mention they were
educational too? My favorite is the interactive Pattern Blocks (you'll find at
the "online" link in item two on the front page.) Don't miss it! Author
Cynthia Lanius of Rice University explains it this way "These activities are
designed to cause students to think; they are not algorithmic. They do not say,
‘To add fractions, do step one, step two, step three.' Students will explore
geometric models of fractions and discover relations among them."
Engels en (kunst) geschiedenis (bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Investigating the Renaissance
From the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Investigating the Renaissance
"demonstrates the ways in which computer technology can be harnessed to add to
our knowledge about Renaissance paintings and how they were made.
Computer-assisted imaging can reveal aspects of the process of making art not
visible to the unaided eye. It also reveals the alterations of intervening
centuries, alterations that were intended to repair the ravages of time and
use, and to adjust images to reflect changing aesthetic preferences."
Italy Guides: Virtual Travel in the City of the Renaissance: Florence
Like a mini-vacation, Italy Guides brings you the best of Florence with
QuickTime Virtual Realty tours, downloadable audio tours in MP3 format, and a
photo gallery. Virtual tours are available for the Duomo (cathedral) of
Florence, the Giotto's Bell Tower, the Dome of Brunelleschi, and twelve other
sights. Last month when I was in Florence with my family, our hotel was
adjacent to the piazza Santa Maria Novella, so seeing that tour brought back
some great memories.
"In many ways we are still living in a Renaissance world. And you can see the
origins of our world in the visual arts of the Renaissance." Although I
normally skip as fast as I can over Flash intros, I did enjoy this one. Turn
on your speakers to hear the accompanying music. The Renaissance Connection is
my pick of the day because of its creative interface and six lesson plans in
PDF. Visit to explore the life of a Renaissance artist or to imagine yourself
a patron of arts.
Frans en economie
De Franse regering heeft een online spel opgezet, waarin spelers een
poging mogen wagen om de begroting van de Franse staat in evenwicht te krijgen.
Het draagt de passende titel Cyber budget.
De speler neemt de plaats in van de Franse minister van financiën en krijgt
daarmee zijn bevoegdheden, maar heeft ook te maken met zijn problemen. De
would-be minister kan belastingverlagingen doorvoeren.
Hij mag ongestraft
miljoenen euro's uitgeven, maar wordt ook geconfronteerd met onverwachte
tegenvallers. Om het spel realistisch te houden, beperken allerlei nationale en
internationale factoren zijn bewegingsvrijheid bij het opstellen en beheren van
Zo moet hij keihard onderhandelen met andere Franse ministers over
hun budget. Om te slagen als het Franse equivalent van minister Zalm moet je ook
nog eens goede kennis van het Frans hebben en je mag eerst allerlei boeiende
begrotingstechnische zaken leren.
De Franse minister van financiën,
Jean-François Cope, die de moeilijke taak heeft om het begrotingstekort te
beperken tot drie procent, hoopt zo misschien de Franse belastingbetaler te doen
inzien hoe moeilijk hij het wel niet heeft. (bron HCC Magazine van 15 juli 2006)
Engels en geschiedenis (bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
The American Revolution
Nicely organized into Battles, Important People, Historical Events, Historical
Documents and a Timeline, this site has lots of concise American Revolution
information for homework and school reports. Best clicks are transcripts of
many primary source documents, such as George Washington's first inaugural
address and Patrick Henry's famous "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech.
Loyalty or Liberty?
It's the summer of 1775, and you are a slave belonging to a staunch Loyalist.
As you travel through this text-based role-playing game, you will gather
secrets from both the Patriots and Loyalists. Your mission is to gather as
much information as you can from both sides of the conflict, and to take a
position. As a black slave, is it in your best interest to support the
revolutionary ideas of the Patriots, or to back the King's rule?
The History Place: American Revolution
This easy-to-peruse time line starts with the early explorers ("1000 A.D. -
Leif Ericson, a Viking seaman, explores the east coast of North America and
sights Newfoundland, establishing a short-lived settlement there.") and
continues to the early years of our new nation ("July 10, 1790 - The House of
Representatives votes to locate the national capital on a ten square-mile site
along the Potomac, with President George Washington choosing the exact
location.") Don't miss their Five Tips on writing a better history report.
Engels en Biologie, Scheikunde, Natuurkunde, ANW (bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Schools out! Summer sunshine is here. But don't leave the house without
your sunglasses, brimmed hat, and sunscreen. Why bother? Because despite the
sun's beneficial effects on our mood, even a small amount of daily exposure
can lead to skin damage and cancer. Learn more with these five best-bet sites
for summer sun safety.
EEK! Hole in the Ozone Layer?
"In the late 1920s, chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (or CFCs) were
invented. These chemicals were not poisonous and didn't harm fabrics, plants
or people. Companies thought they were great and used them in refrigerators,
air conditioners, Styrofoam packaging, and spray cans." But in the 1970s,
scientists discovered that fifty years of CFC usage had harmed the earth's
ozone layer, exposing us to harmful UV rays. This illustrated one-page article
is a good introduction to the long term environmental and human damage caused
EPA: SunWise Kids
"This web site will help you learn more about the harmful effects of the sun
and teach you ways to protect yourself. With fun activities like the Who Wants
to Be SunWise trivia game and action steps, such as wearing a hat, sunglasses,
and sunscreen, you will learn simple steps to protect yourself." Best clicks
are the games in Survivor Challenges, and the explanation of the UV Index.
Teachers can sign up for free classroom materials by clicking on SunWise Home,
and following the Schools link.
Sunshine, from the research department of L'Oreal cosmetics, is my pick of the
day. Divided into five sections, Sunshine starts with an excellent explanation
of the short- and long-term effects of sun exposure. Next it delves into our
body's natural defenses (the production of melanin, the tanning pigment) skin
types, and sun solutions. This site is so good, every page is a best click! If
any of the scientific words stump you, you'll find a glossary link at the
bottom of every page.
Engels en Biologie (bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Sea turtles are huge marine reptiles that live around the world in warm ocean
waters, although the leatherback (one of seven sea turtle species) can be
found in cold Canadian water. Unfortunately, sea turtles are threatened by a
black market in sea turtle eggs and meat, long-line fishing, shrimp nets, and
beach front development. Learn more at these sites.
Caribbean Conservation Corporation: Sea Turtles
"Sea turtles come in many different sizes, shapes and colors. The olive ridley
is usually less than 100 pounds, while the leatherback typically ranges from
650 to 1300 pounds!" The Caribbean Conservation Corporation is dedicated to
the survival of sea turtles along the eastern seaboard and in the Caribbean
Sea. They offer a terrific collection of sea turtle fact sheets, species
details, video clips, as well as games and quizzes. Researching a school
report? Put this site on your must-see list.
EuroTurtle: Education Home Page
There are two ways to navigate around my pick-of-the-day site from the British
conservation group, EuroTurtle. First is via the horizontal menu (Biology,
Educational Activities, Identification Keys, etc.). The second is via the
Highlights and What's New sections on the front page. Best clicks are the
interactive features in Educational Activities, such as Turtle Parts, Drag and
Drop Turtles, and Identification Keys (used to identify sea turtle species.)
Other highlights are Suzy's Sea Turtle FAQ and any of the Biology pages.
NOAA Fisheries: The Kids' Times: Sea Turtles
"Six species of sea turtles in oceans around the United States are either
threatened or in danger of extinction: leatherback, loggerhead, green,
hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, and olive ridley turtles." For classroom (or home
school), the NOAA has published six issues of Sea Times, each one dedicated to
a threatened marine turtle species. The four-page printable PDFs are
illustrated with photographs, and appropriate for elementary and middle-school
students. For older students, follow the Species Info link (at the top of the
page) to the grownup Marine Turtles section.
Wiskunde en Engels
Why use worksheets when you could use this webquest and math games to learn all
about line & rotational symmetry in a highly visual & engaging.
Fraai vorm gegeven uit Australië afkomstige website over symmetrie,
als lesmateriaal gebruikt in de brugklas door docente wiskunde Ester van Strien
van het Christiaan Huygens College in Eindhoven:
Engels en Biologie ((bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
EcoKids is Canada's environmental youth education program, and even though
site membership is restricted to Canadian youth groups, there's oodles of
material for non-members. My favorite section is Play and Learn, with
activities, slide shows, quizzes, games and PDF printables in topics such as
the environment, science, nature, wildlife and energy. For example, did you
know that every year thousands of frogs get squashed crossing roads to reach
seasonal habitats? You can help by finding frog habitats that span busy roads
and educating local drivers about the issue.
Kids Domain: Earth Day
"In 1963, former Senator Gaylord Nelson began to worry about our planet. (A
senator is a person that the people of the United States have chosen to help
make the laws.) Senator Nelson knew that our world was getting dirty and that
many of our plants and animals were dying. He wondered why more people weren't
trying to solve these problems." In addition to a short history of Earth Day,
you'll find Earth Day puzzles, postcards, games, activities, coloring pages,
clip art, endangered animals to adopt, and (whew!) more.
Engels en Wiskunde
Mooi vorm gegeven website waar leerlingen spelenderwijs inzicht krijgen
in symmetrie. Veel figuren o.a. uit het dierenrijk
Engels en Biologie ((bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Although it covers nearly three-quarters of Earth, scientists call the ocean
our planet's last frontier, and say we know more about the moon than we do
about the sea floor. While oceanographers are racing to learn more about the
deep secrets of the ocean floor, you can start your ocean journey at the
AMNH: OLogy: Marine Biology
"OLogy means 'the study of.' And here on the American Museum of Natural
History's OLogy website, you can study and explore many cool Ologies." This
particular section is all about Marine Biology at an elementary and
middle-school level. For an introduction to oceans, start at "What's the Big
Idea." To explore related concepts, follow the little red asterisks that pop
open multimedia lessons. Free registration allows you to collect cards from
each station, and to submit projects for possible publication.
This index page is a fabulous collection of the best Monterey Aquarium pages
for both kids and teachers. My favorites are the live web cams (keep in mind
that these operate on Pacific Standard Time), activities and games (from K to
12), and the Video Library (sea otters, penguins, jellies and more.) Another
great find is the 168-page printable Sea Searcher's Handbook chock full of
articles and hands-on activities.
PBS: Secrets of the Ocean Realm
Secrets of the Ocean Realm brings us fact sheets on dozens of sea creatures (titled
Sea Dwellers), classroom activities for grades five through seven (with
extensions for elementary and high-school grades) and interactive quizzes to
go with each of the nine Sea Dweller sections. Bonus goodie is a free
screensaver with ocean sounds for both Windows and Mac.
Engels en exacte vakken, maar ook zaakvakken.
De ruimte koloniseren
Wie wil er niet bijdragen aan de pogingen van de mensheid om te ontsnappen aan
de beperkingen van een planeet die steeds meer vervuild raakt? Scholieren tussen
de 12 en 18 jaar van over de hele wereld kunnen deelnemen aan een wedstrijd
NASA waarin ze een ontwerp moeten indienen van een ruimtekolonie. Je kunt er
op je eentje aan werken maar ook het ontwerp van een heel team, bijvoorbeeld een
klas, wordt aanvaard. De competitie wordt jaarlijks georganiseerd.
Voor dit jaar
moet je er wel snel bij zijn. Je inzending moet op 31 maart binnen zijn. Je kunt
een bouwtekening maken, maar ook een verhaal of een tekening komen voor de
competitie in aanmerking. De prijs: eeuwige roem.
De winnende inzending krijgt
een plaatsje op de NASA website. De andere deelnemers krijgen een certificaat.
18-plussers die mee willen doen moeten maar een team vormen met een jonger
neefje of nichtje tussen de twaalf en achttien jaar.
Nieuwsbrief HCCnet van 10 maart 2006)
Engels en biologie
(bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Dole Five A Day
"5 A Day is the magic rule -- more is OK, less is uncool!" This site is a
celebration of the important health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.
The graphics are so bright and compelling, it's impossible not to begin
craving a fruit or veggie snack. Although the site is soon to be reorganized,
Dole promises to keep the best of the old site intact. Kids have their own
portal, as do parents (with an excellent section on how to get kids to eat
more fruits and vegetables) and teachers (with lots of printable classroom
materials.) Highlights of the kids section are the games, recipes, and the
Fruit and Vegetable Encyclopedia.
Fast Food Facts
What an eye-opener! Enter your favorite food from your favorite fast food
restaurant, and receive its nutritional analysis: calories, fat, cholesterol,
sodium, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and sugar. You can choose from fifteen
restaurants such as Dairy Queen, Jack in the Box, McDonald's, Pizza Hut,
Burger King or KFC. Some of what I learned was shocking. For example, a Dairy
Queen Chicken Strip Basket contains 1000 calories, 450 of them from fat.
An educational program of the International Food Information Council (IFIC)
Foundation, Kidnetic.com is designed for kids nine to twelve and their parents.
The site is divided into four sections. Move focuses on "wet head games," you
know the kind that require you to leave your computer chair and actually run
around and sweat. Eat is a compendium of kid-friendly recipes. Talk gives you
a chance to provide feedback, but requires free registration. Learn is a
collection of short articles for grownups on topics such as how to eat heathy
in fast food restaurants.
Engels en muziek
(bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
San Francisco Symphony Kids: Instruments of the Orchestra
SFSKids is on my list because of its friendly animated interface. Learn about
the instrument families, and then explore the rest of the site. My favorite
feature is The Radio, which consists of six channels, each featuring a
different musical theme. For example, Channel Two is Big Moments, and includes
Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common
Man, and Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (among others.)
Classics for Kids: Musical Dictionary
From "accordion" to "xylophone," Classics for Kids (companion website to the
weekly radio show) describes more than fifty orchestra instruments. Each
instrument is defined, illustrated, pronounced and most entries include audio
samples in RealAudio format. Exploring the rest of the site, my favorite
clicks are Games, Activity Sheets, and Hear the Music.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids: Musical Instrument Chart
Best reason to visit the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids site is the terrific
assortment of audio snippets for each instrument: a short solo riff; Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star; and a few seconds of the instrument playing with an
orchestra. Some of the audio files were missing, and a few were mislabeled,
but DSO Kids is still a worthwhile stop on today's tour.
New York Philharmonic Kids: Instrument Storage Room
Take a virtual, animated visit to the instrument storage room of the New York
Philharmonic. Highlights are the interesting histories of each instrument
family and individual instruments. When browsing the instrument popup boxes,
be sure to click on the binoculars, ear and friend icons for more detail. "Trumpets
and horns have a very, very ancient history. Two trumpets were found in the
tomb of the Egyptian King Tutankhamun: one was made of silver, the other of
Engels en rekenen
(bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Allerlei rekensommetjes waarmee kinderen thuis met behulp van een
huisgenoot aan het werk kunnen.
Is drill and practice the only way to learn the multiplication tables? Today's
sites offer some interesting answers. Yes, practice is important, and you'll
find several fun ways to do so online. But having a bit of understanding is
important too. For example, if you've already memorized 6x7=42, the
commutative law of multiplication tells us you do not need to memorize 7x6=42.
Read on for more helpful multiplication hints and lots of practice drills.
Got multiplication homework? The Multiplication Homework Helper applet won't
give you the answer, but will tell you if your answer is correct. Other
multiplication helpers are interactive flashcards, printable and interactive
worksheets, and (my personal favorite) PDF Worksheet Generator. To access the
PDF Worksheet Generator, click Worksheets, and look near the bottom of the
page in the left-hand column.
Dositey is my pick of the day for fun multiplication games and interactive
lessons. Best click is Multiplication with Regrouping, which takes you
step-by-step through two-digit problems such as 36x4 and 67x 3. Dositey also
has a collection of printable worksheets for both single-digit and two-digit
multiplication. From any of the worksheet pages, click on New Problem Set for
a fresh set of exercises.
Natural Math: Multiplication: An Adventure in Number Sense
Join in on the conversation between a student ("There are too many
multiplication facts to memorize.") and a mentor ("If you want to know the
multiplication table from 1 to 10, you may want to memorize 13 facts, at most.
There are very easy tricks that will let you get the rest of the facts as fast
as if you remembered them.") You'll learn which thirteen facts you need to
memorize, and how to recall the rest of the multiplication table using fast
mental arithmetic and number sense.
Engels en natuurkunde (bron: Barbara J. Feldman).
Lesmateriaal voor verschillende niveaus over Isaac Newton, met opdrachten
Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) was an English scientist who made great
contributions to physics, optics, math and astronomy. Among elementary and
middle-school students, he is best known for his Three Laws of Motions and the
Universal Law of Gravitation. Have you heard the story about an apple dropping
on Newton's head? Learn more at the following sites.
NASA: Newton's Three Laws of Motion
"The motion of an aircraft through the air can be explained and described by
physical principals discovered over 300 years ago by Sir Isaac Newton." This
illustrated, hyperlinked lesson created by NASA introduces Newton's Laws of
Motion and how they apply to aviation. The grade-level buttons (labeled 6-8,
9-12, and 11-12) link to related worksheets, activities, and quizzes. Stay on
the Newton Guided Tour by navigating with the Next and Previous buttons, or
jump to a new section by visiting the colored buttons (such as Kite Index or
Model Rocket Index.)
The Physics Classroom: Newton's Laws of Motion
The Physics Classroom is an illustrated, animated tutorial for high-school
students written by high-school science teacher Tom Henderson. These four
lessons explain Newton's Laws of Motion with multimedia demonstrations and
quizzes. My favorite clicks are the interactive activities listed in the
Shockwave Physics Studio and the animations found in Multimedia.
PBS: Newton's Dark Secrets
"He was the greatest scientist of his day, perhaps of all time. But while
Isaac Newton was busy discovering the universal law of gravitation, he was
also searching out hidden meanings in the Bible and pursuing the covert art of
alchemy. In this program, NOVA explores the strange and complex mind of Isaac
Newton." Although few classrooms probably explore this side of Newton's
fascinating character, I include it for variety. Best clicks are His Legacy,
and Einstein on Newton.
Engels en Biologie (bron: Barbara J. Feldman)
Whales hold several world records. Whales are the largest aquatic mammals (bigger
than sharks or dolphins.) Grey whales migrate further than any other mammal (about
10,000 miles a year.) And the blue whale is the earth's largest animal (even
beating out the elephant.) A blue whale can grow to hundred feet long and weigh
up to 150 tons. Can you imagine a whale as long as a ten-story building is tall?
Enchanted Learning Zoom: Whales
"Whales breathe air. They are NOT fish. They are mammals that spend their entire
lives in the water." Enchanted Learning has dozens of whale information pages
and printable whale activities for elementary grades. Visit for quick facts
useful for a school project, or for fun activities such as Beluga Connect the
Dots, First Grade Addition/Subtraction Whale Puzzlers, and Whale Word Hunts.
Howstuffworks: How Whales Work
"Whales are mammals, just like us, and more than 50 million years ago, their
ancestors walked on land as we do. It's not clear what these animals were like,
but some paleontologists believe they may have been hoofed mammals, something
like modern cows." From the adaptations that make it possible for these huge
mammals to spend their entire life in water, to the current status of whaling
regulation and conservation, Howstuffworks really covers whales. You can
navigate from page to page, or use the Table of Contents (at the top of each
page) to jump around.
Journey North: Gray Whales
Each spring, gray whales migrate from their warm birthing lagoons in Mexico to
the cold feeding grounds of the Bering and Arctic Seas. If you live along the
Pacific Coast, your classroom can join in tracking their migration. Even if you
don't, Journey North is worth a visit because of the great Gray Whale FAQ page
("How did gray whales get their name?") and terrific articles filed under
Lessons, Activities and Information.
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Engels, Geschiedenis en Aardrijkskunde (bron: Barbara J. Feldman)
"In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." And his
arrival in the West Indies led to enduring links between Europe and the Americas.
In the early years of our nation's history, Christopher Columbus was raised to
hero status by writers and historians wishing to create a common memory for our
new nation. Five hundred years later, by the quincentennial of 1992, Columbus'
name had become somewhat tarnished. Is Columbus a hero worth celebrating, or was
he a cruel imperialist? Discover the debate, and decide for yourself.
BBC: Famous People: Christopher Columbus
This BBC Famous People site is one of my picks for lower elementary grades.
First click your way through Learn for a slide show of Columbus facts. Then test
your knowledge with the four-question illustrated multiple-choice quiz. For more
Columbus, mouse over to Journeys in the left-hand menu. Other Famous People to
explore include Henry VII, Pocahontas, and Florence Nightengale.
Columbus Navigation Homepage
In Columbus' day, sailors navigated by dead reckoning: calculating their
position by measuring the course and distance sailed from some known point. In
order for this method to work, the navigator needed a way to measure his course,
and to measure distance traveled. This fascinating site explores the details of
Columbus' navigational techniques, including his unsuccessful experiments with
celestial navigation. Be sure to visit its sister site, The Columbus Landfall
Page, which reviews all the current evidence and lets you conclude where
Columbus first landed.
Discovery Channel: Columbus: Secrets from the Grave
Secrets from the Grave explores historian Charles Merrrill's theories about
Christopher Columbus's origins. "One theory is that if Columbus was from
Catalonia and not Genoa he had good reason to hide his origins." Learn about the
forensic techniques used on bones believed to be those of Columbus and find out
what handwriting analysis has revealed. Other reasons to visit include a video
preview of the television special, three jigsaw puzzles, and a Christopher
http://www.can-do.com/uci/lessons98/BodyBuilder.html (Biologie en
Engels). WebQuest over het menselijk lichaam. Alle lichaamsdelen komen aan de
Biologie/Aardrijkskunde/ANW en Engels, alles over het
klimaat (bron: Barbara J. Feldman)
"How do scientists measure climate or look back in time to see what climate was
like long ago? Most importantly, how do they try to forecast what might be in
store for the planet?" Explore the Climatologist's Toolbox to find out how
scientists are learning from tree rings, ice cores and volcanos, and how they
use this data to become better forecasters. This site for middle and high school
students is part of the Why Files created by the National Institute for Science
Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page
Weatherman Dan Satterfield from Huntsville, Alabama explains weather for "kids
between 6 and 16 years old and for their parents and teachers, too!" His site
covers topics such as Clouds (my favorites are big, puffy cumulus), Wind, Radar,
Satellites, Forecasting and Hurricanes. His illustrated explanations are concise,
and he has a variety of good science links for teachers. Unfortunately, the game
links are all out of date.
Make Your Own Weather Station
Aardrijkskunde en Engels
This website uses pupils' work and case study materials to show what the
National Curriculum in geography looks like in practice.
The examples given show:
- the standard of pupils' work at different ages and key stages
- how the programmes of study translate into real activities
- effective use of ICT across the curriculum
Biologie en Engels, alles over bacteriën (bron: Barbara J. Feldman)
Infection Detection Protection
"Microbes are the oldest form of life on Earth. Some types have existed for
billions of years. These single-cell organisms are invisible to the eye, but
they can be seen with microscopes. Microbes live in the water you drink, the
food you eat, and the air you breathe. Right now, billions of microbes are
swimming in your belly and crawling on your skin. Don't worry, over 95% of
microbes are harmless." This entire exhibit (from the American Museum of Natural
History) is fabulous, but the best clicks are the Shockwave games with names
like Bacteria in the Cafeteria and Infection!
Developed by the American Society for Microbiology, Microbe.org introduces
middle school students to microbiology with colorful images and friendly text.
They even have a special section on hand washing, where I learned that although
94% of Americans say they wash their hands after using the bathroom, only 68%
really do. Ughh! Other excellent clicks are the science experiments for home or
classroom, and the career section.
Using a zoo metaphor, Microbe Zoo explores microbe ecology, the study of
microbes in their environment. Created for upper-elementary and middle school
students, the site is divided into five environments: Animal Pavilion (with
instructions on building a dung chamber in Poo Corner) , DirtLand (Who knows
what evil lurks in that dirt pile? Microbiologists do.), Snack Bar (hmm . . .
yummy yogurt), Space Adventure (microbes on Mars?) and Waterworld.
Geschiedenis en Engels, de heksenjacht in Salem, Amerika
1692 (bron: Barbara J. Feldman)
In 1692, the largest witch hunt in American history gripped the town of Salem,
Massachusetts. 150 people were imprisoned, and twenty executed. The witchcraft
hysteria started in late February, when several young girls began acting
strangely. On March 1, one of the girls confessed to witchcraft during an
interrogation. The witchcraft scare spun out of control for about a year, until
Governor William Phips pardoned the remaining prisoners in 1693.
Discovery School: Salem Witch Trials
What was life like in Salem in 1692? Why did the community allow the witch hunt?
Visit this Discovery School site to learn about the religious, economic, and
social climate that lead to the tragic witch trials. Best click is the
six-minute movie "The Story." The Teachers Tip section contains lesson plans for
grades five through eight, a bibliography, and web links.
Famous American Trials: Salem Witch Hunt
The Salem Witch Hunt topic at Famous American Trials is quite extensive, with
lots of original source documents, a photo gallery, a time line, and a good
bibliography. But my favorite clicks are the two games. In "You're Accused!"
it's 1692 and you've just been accused of witchcraft. What can you do? Chose one
of six possibilities and see what happens next. "Salem Witchcraft Jeopardy" is a
quiz modeled after the popular television show.
National Geographic: Salem Witch Hunt
Step into this interactive drama from PBS, and experience witchcraft hysteria
for yourself. Before you go, here are a few navigational hints. The blue scroll
bars mean there is more to read to the right or below. Clicking on an underlined
hypertext will either open an explanatory window (make sure that pop ups are not
blocked) or will transport you to the next scene. "A small girl fell sick in
1692. Her 'fitts' convulsions, contortions, and outbursts of gibberish baffled
everyone. Other girls soon manifested the same symptoms. Their doctor could
suggest but one cause. Witchcraft."
Exacte vakken en Engels: alles over Galileo Galilei
(bron: Barbara J. Feldman)
The Galileo Project
The comprehensive Galileo Project from Rice University is an excellent resource
for school projects. It includes a biography, a time line, and a gallery of
portraits. If you are ready to move beyond the basics, try Science (articles
about the scientists and scientific instruments of Galileo's time) and
Christianity (an introduction to the inquisition and important church figures.)
For links to lesson plans, look in the Library.
IMHS: Galileo Galilei
The Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence provides a rather
quirky online exhibit that includes the middle finger of Galileo's right hand.
I'm not kidding. "This item exemplifies the celebration of Galileo as a hero and
martyr of science. The finger was detached from the body by Anton Francesco Gori
on March 12, 1737, when Galileo's remains were moved from the original grave to
the monumental tomb built on the initiative of Vincenzo Viviani."
NOVA: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
This PBS site is my Galileo pick of the day because it's got both style and
substance. Visit for the great articles (such as the biography and a exploration
of Galileo's telescope) but stay for the fun interactives, which include
animated recreations of several of Galileo's most famous experiments. "A young
Galileo is perched atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa. He is in the middle of his
famous experiment the one in which he shows, by dropping cannonballs of
different weights, that all objects fall at the same rate. It's the kind of
story that's easy to imagine, easy to remember, but whether he ever performed
the experiment at the tower is debatable."
Engels en exacte vakken, misschien onderwerpen voor
Sciensc Fair projects!
Buoyancy is the upward force that keeps things afloat. When placed in water, an
object will float if its buoyancy is greater than its weight. And it will sink
if its weight is greater than its buoyancy. Learn more about the physics of
buoyancy and density at the following sites.
Archimedes of Syracuse: The Father of Buoyancy
"People have been aware of objects floating on water (or sinking) since before
recorded history. But it was not until Archimedes of Syracuse came along, that
the theory of flotation and the buoyancy principle were defined." Archimedes was
a mathematician born in 287 BCE, in the city of Syracuse on the island of Sicily
According to this University of Utah site, Archimedes is best remembered for a
discovery involving the crown of King Hiero II. Learn why Archimedes shouted
"Eureka!" and how he proved that the king's crown maker had defrauded him.
For high-school and college physics students, HyperPhysics is an illustrated,
hyperlinked, mind map of hundreds of physics topics. The material can be
scrolled through from top to bottom or you can jump around, following the links
in each short article. Topics related to buoyancy include density, mass, weight,
fluid pressure, submerged volume, buoyant force, Archimedes Principle, and
NASA: Buoyancy: Archimedes Principle
Helicopters and airplanes depend on thrust and forward speed to fly. Hot air
balloons and dirigibles rely on buoyancy (or differences in air density) for
lift. This NASA page for high school students is part of a larger site on
aeronautics. It offers a short article on buoyancy, and concludes with five
exercises to test your understanding of the Archimedes Principle. At the bottom
of the page you'll find links to more aeronautics topics.
Engels en Geschiedenis van het oude Rome en de Romeinen
(bron: Barbara J. Feldman)
Legend tells us that Rome was founded by (and named after) Romulus, who later
murdered his brother Remus for criticizing the city. Eight hundred years later,
around 100 A.D., the Roman Empire was at its peak. It included half of Europe,
most of the Middle East, and the northern coast of Africa. How did Rome grow so
large? What caused its downfall? These are just two of the questions asked by
historians and students ever since.
BBC for Schools: The Romans
Although designed as a companion to the BBC television series "The Romans in
Britain," there is plenty here for any elementary or middle school student.
Highlights include eleven feature articles with interactive quizzes, vocabulary
hyperlinked to a glossary, and seven printable activity sheets. High-school
students and adults should find their way to the grownup History of the Romans (
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/ ), which is listed along with
other resources in the Web Links section.
History for Kids: Ancient Rome
"Roman history is usually divided into three main periods: before the rise of
Rome, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire. The Empire is usually divided up
according to who was emperor." Run by an associate history professor at Portland
State University, this well-organized site is a boon to students looking for
specific information such as what the Romans wore and ate, or the history of
Roman pottery. Of course, there is also general Roman history, a time line, and
sections on ancient Greece and Egypt.
PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century
"Meet the Emperors of Rome, read the words of poets and philosophers, learn
about life in the 1st Century AD, then try your skills in our 'Emperor of Rome'
game!" You'll find the role-playing game listed under Special Features. The
final outcome varies based both on your decisions and luck, so I recommend
playing several times. Best way to peruse the rest of the site is through the
Site Index. For teachers, there are detailed, printable lesson plans for grades
four through nine.
http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/SciProjIntro.html (Engelstalig, The
following material assumes you are doing an experimental science project, and
not a written report to present information on a science subject.
As you read
the various steps, you may want to follow along with an
(Engelstalig, vakoverstijgend, Amerikaanse database met onderwijsmateriaal)
(Teaching with the Web, alle talen, alle vaardigheden, vakoverstijgend,
ontwikkeld voor onderwijs, grammatica, woordverwerving enz, zie ook
http://www.education-world.com/index.shtml (Education World, Engelstalig,
(Engelstalig, alle vakken, zoekmogelijkheden)
(Engelstalig, leerlingen kunnen vragen stellen aan on-line docenten voor een
groot aantal vakken, ook talen)
(wat de BBC doet aan educatie in Engeland, doet PBS (Public Broadcasting
System) in Amerika, Engelstalig, maar vakoverstijgend en een op alfabet
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/index.htm (Het beroemde Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) heeft grote delen van het gegeven onderwijs vrij
toegankelijk voor alle belangstellende leerders onder de titel Open Course Ware
(OCW) op internet gezet).
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/ ( The
WebQuest Page van Bernie Dodge).
biedt een serie hyperlinks naar interessante onderwerpen, goed bruikbaar,
vakoverstijgend met Engels en andere vakken).
http://www.loggia.com/myth/content.html (vakoverstijgend: oude
(vakoverstijgend dossier over orkanen, taal Engels).
(vakoverstijgend dossier over orkanen, taal Engels).
(vakoverstijgend dossier over orkanen, taal Engels).
Drie websites voor leerlingen met belangstelling voor
for Kids, engelstalig, vakoverstijgend, ontwikkeld voor het onderwijs.)
http://www.earthsky.com/Features/Skywatching/ (Earth and Sky: Skywatching,
http://www.starhustler.com/JHSG_DNLD.html (Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer).
Web'n is an online library of 1800+ outstanding Internet sites categorized by
subject, grade level, and
references, lessons, hotlists, resources, tutorials, activities, projects). You
can search by grade level (Refined
Search), broad subject area (Content Areas), or
specific sub-categories (Subject
Area). Each week 5 new sites are added. You can get a list and description
of these additions sent to you by signing up below for free
http://education.jlab.org/vocabhangman/index.html (galgje met woorden uit de
collection of Web-based games and activities to develop an understanding of the
operations and experiments that take place in the Fermilab accelerator and
detector halls and the scientific ideas they explore).
http://www.factmonster.com/science.html (Engelstalig, allerlei onderwerpen
uit de exacte vakken)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ (Engelstalig, maar veel vakken
komen aan bod).
virtuele school van eSchoolnet, opgezet door de Europese Commissie, rijk aan
mogelijkheden voor zelfstudie).
dan 120 000 educatieve leermiddelen binnen handbereik!
De ‘resource area’ van eSchoolnet heeft er een geweldige nieuwe functie bij –
een ‘spider’ die heel wat verzamelingen en gegevensbanken met educatief
materiaal in heel Europa doorzoekt! Dankzij deze zoekmachine vindt u in geen
tijd de informatie en activiteiten waarnaar u op zoek bent.
Hier vindt u een verzameling
nationale, regionale en andere verzamelingen van lesmateriaal per schoolvak.
Voor de meeste van deze verzamelingen beschikken we over redacteurs,
leerkrachten, bibliothecarissen en andere experts die instaan voor de kwaliteit
van het materiaal).
http://www.standards.dfee.gov.uk/schemes3/subjects/?view=get (kies een vak,
een niveau, een unit en je krijgt een een heel leerplan voor het gekozen vak).
http://www.byteachers.org.uk/school.htm website By Teachers, meer voor
scholing, dan voor het vinden van lesmateriaal, hoewel....er zijn
doorklikmogelijkheden naar het national curriculum, in Engeland weliswaar).
http://www.jpinstitute.com/index.jsp (maak kennis met het leven van de
dino's, Engelstalige website te gebruiken bij Biologie. Mooie beelden van
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/categories.cfm (speciaal voor het
onderwijs in Amerika ontwikkelde website met gratis lesmateriaal voor een groot
http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/info/about.html (The IMAGERS (Interactive
Multimedia Adventures for Grade School Education Using Remote Sensing) Program
is NASA¹s comprehensive Earth science education resource for the introduction of
remote sensing and satellite imagery to children in grades K-8. The IMAGERS
Program is comprised of two multimedia web sites: "Adventures of Amelia the
Pigeon" and "Adventures of Echo the Bat". The Program¹s objective is to
captivate children at an early age in Earth science).
http://thinkquest.org/library/index.html (The library contains unique
educational web sites that have been created through ThinkQuest competitions and
programs. The library currently contains more than 5,000 web sites. Built by
students for students to use and learn. It is also a great place to get ideas
for your own project).
http://www.surfnetkids.com/math.htm (mathamatics and English, leren rekenen
op allerlei verschillende manieren. Zie ook
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/math-24.htm, rekenen met variabele
getallen, maar de som moet steeds 24 zijn).
http://www.teachersfirst.com/matrix.htm (alle vakken van het Amerikaanse
onderwijs, maar ook bijvoorbeeld de hele Franse geschiedenis in het Engels,
weliswaar, maar dan toch vakoverstijgend, te vinden op:
(website met enorm veel hyperlinks voor alle vakken bruikbaar, zoals
Aardrijkskunde, Geschiedeni, Scienve en Math).
lesmateriaal voor onderstaande onderwerpen:
(Engelstalig lesmateriaal, de geschiedenis van het licht vanaf Thomas Edison tot
en met alle moderne toepassingen.
(Engelstalig lesmateriaal over licht).
(Engelstalige wereldgeschiedenis vanaf het stenen tijdperk tot de 20e eeuw met
http://www.improvenet.com/a/guide-to-composting-at-home (Guide to
Composting at Home) Rachels choice!
(Engels en Biologie, kinderen leren omgaan met de bloemen in de tuin).
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html (Engelstalig, Enchanted learning,
weliswaar op basisschool niveau, maar desondanks leerzame onderwerpen voor de