4Kids: Cool School of the Month MIDDLE SCHOOL...

January 03, 2001

4Kids: Cool School of the Month

MIDDLE SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY AT ITS BEST

Congratulations to Harris Middle School in Shelbyville, Tenn., www.4Kids.org's Cool School of the Month. The school's vast Web site at volweb.utk.edu / Schools / bedford / harrisms / index.htm is maintained by sixth-grade teachers Ms. Betsy Norris and Ms. Donna Brock. It supports the school's efforts to integrate technology into every subject matter. Check out the student-created projects, a collection of student Web pages. Or visit the multimedia projects for student-created Power Point presentations, part of an extensive year-long project.

Nominate a cool school at www.4Kids.org / nominations / .

Kid Quest: How many poetry lessons are on the Harris Middle School Web site?

SHOCKED SCIENCE

At ExploreScience.com, you'll find more than 40 hands-on multimedia experiments that use the Shockwave plugin. Point your browser to www.explorescience.com. There are eight categories, from Building Blocks and Mechanics to Optics and Astronomy. Find out how planets orbit the sun with the Orbit Simulator. You can also test water weight in the Density Lab.

Kid Quest: In the Density Lab, the 99-gram blue triangle will float at what density of water?

STORIES OF AMERICA'S PAST

History buffs will love the Library of Congress Web site, America's Story at www.americaslibrary.gov. You can meet amazing Americans, such as Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Edison. Or jump back in time to Colonial America or the Gilded Age. Read up on stories about each state in the union.

Kid Quest: In what year did the state of Idaho join the union?

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