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Earth & Space Science:

Dynamic Earth
Play interactive games and learn about the earth.

USGS: This Dynamic Earth, The story of Plate Tectonics
An online book with photos and connections to world wide locations.

Burke Museum – Earthquake Exhibit
An online exibit of pacific northwest earthquake information.

United States Geological Surveys (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program
Information and resources on earthquake hazards. Great picture glossary for vocabulary words.

Astronomy Cast
Weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology.

Learning:

Khan Academy 
A non-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

Salish Sea Expeditions 
An innovative marine science education program serving grades five through twelve. Students conduct real scientific research while on a 61′ sailing vessel navigating Washington’s Puget Sound.

Biomimicry and Engineering:

Bioneers
A non-profit organization of social and scientific innovators who are addressing global problems using biomimicry and other solutions that support both humans and nature simultaneously.

Buckminster Fuller Institute
Dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions which radically advance human well being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems.

How Stuff Works
A great site to simplify many complex concepts. The Podcasts are full of brilliant information, especiall “Stuff You Should Know.”

 

Plant & Animal Cells:

Biology Junction
Extensive resources for learning cell organelles and functions.

 

Sustainability:

Seattle Tilth
Inspiring and educating people to garden organically, conserve natural resources, and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community.

Sustainable Seattle
A regional sustainability indicator organization working with the community to measure and make progress towards sustainability. They are leaders, innovators, and community organizers with a vision of a more socially just and sustainable world.

Terra Flora Farm
An organic gardeing and landscape maintenance firm focusing on permaculture design.

Seattle Farmer’s Market
A non-profit organization supporting WA state small farms by providing direct sales sites and educating consumers about local farm products.

Environmental Protection Agency
Sustainability EPA efforts in the area of sustainability practices and approaches include labeling green products and promoting green chemistry and engineering, managing materials rather than creating waste, using green infrastructure to manage storm water runoff, and supporting the sustainable design of urban communities.

Seattle Permaculture Guild
Sustaining an environmentally ethical approach to growing food, using resources, and creating abundance in Seattle’s neighborhoods.

Permaculture Institute
An educational non-profit, offering Permaculture Design Courses and in-depth sustainable living classes at different locations in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Mexico and South America.

Seeds of Change
Online seed catalog providing an extensive range of organically grown vegetable, flower, herb, and cover crop seeds, as well as organic gardening resources.

Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
Educational center, organic farm, and ecological preserve located in Occidental, CA offering courses in permaculture, water management, and other sustainable mainstays.

Organic Consumers Association
Grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. 

Nature:

BBC Nature

Extinction:

BBC Nature – Cretaceous-Tertiary event

Biological Evolution:

Shape of Life
The evolutionary story of the animal kingdom presented through video.

Evolution 101 
An introduction to biological evolution and how life on earth has changed over time.

Art:

The Art Window
Instructions and practice for creating parabolic line designs.

Math:

NCTM Illuminations
Activities and Web links to more than 100 online activities.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Hundreds of interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives sorted by grade and content.

Fun Brain Kid Center – Numbers
Math and word games – practice, practice, practice.

Number Nut
Math practice with good explanations for common operations.

Literacy:

Seattle Public Library
Free public access to thousands of books, audio tapes, and other media.

International Children’s Digital Library
Hundreds of books in dozens of languages – stories and culture from all over the world.

Young Adult Library Services Association
Young adult book awards and book lists. Part of the American Library Association.

Online Translation
Free language translation.

Google Translate
Free language translation.

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