Get the scoop on fossils as you dive into Paleontology: The Big Dig at www.amnh.org/ology/
?channel=paleontology. Fossils are the remains or traces of ancient life usually buried in rocks. Go Face-To-Fossil with Deena Soris as she “digs” into Proto Andy and learn what it was like when he was alive and how he became a fossil. In Beyond T.rex, explore strange and unusual dinosaurs such as the Drinker nisti. Bone up on your fossils in Fighting Dinos and find out how these creatures may have died. No bones about it, this site will withstand the test of time.
Nominate a cool Web site at http://www.4Kids.org/nominations/
Statistics on the Rise
What do food and math have in common? Visit The National Agriculture Statistics Service’s NASS Kids at www.usda.gov
/nass/nasskids/nasskids.htm to find out. History of NASS explains why math skills are necessary for this agency, which deals with collecting, organizing and analyzing agricultural data. Meet Stanley Stat who will explain the difference between a survey and math statistician. Pie-Chart Pam helps statisticians display their data. Games and Puzzles has countless entertainments with mad libs, animal sounds and jokes. (This site is no longer available.)
For a real-life math adventure, visit Math-Kitecture at
www.math-kitecture.com, where you can study mathematics by doing real-life architecture. Put your skills to use as you Floor Plan Your Classroom. When your classroom is complete, display your work in the Student Gallery or check out the work of others. Have you ever wished you had a Jacuzzi in your room? In More Architivities, Design a Fantastic Bedroom to your heart’s desire. You can include real images, set a budget and even create a classified newspaper ad to rent the room. Can this much fun really be mathematical?