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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
TED-Ed and Periodic Videos
"The team at Periodic Videos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table."
MIT OpenCourseWare: Creating Video Games
"Creating Video Games is a class that introduces students to the complexities of working in small, multidisciplinary teams to develop video games. Students will learn creative design and production methods, working together in small teams to design, develop, and thoroughly test their own original digital games. Design iteration across all aspects of video game development (game design, audio design, visual aesthetics, fiction and programming) will be stressed. Students will also be required to focus test their games, and will need to support and challenge their game design decisions with appropriate focus testing and data analysis."
Kids in the House
"The Kids in the House website is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Our mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States Government to students of all ages. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history."
Harvard College Writing Center: Strategies for Essay Writing
"Strategies for essay writing. The links below provide concise advice on some fundamental elements of academic writing."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Suicide Prevention
"Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention is simple: Reduce factors that increase risk (i.e. risk factors) and increase factors that promote resilience (i.e. protective factors). Ideally, prevention addresses all levels of influence: individual, relationship, community, and societal. Effective prevention strategies are needed to promote awareness of suicide and encourage a commitment to social change."
Luna Imaging: NASA Images
"With the NASA Images collection we've consolidated over 70 disparate image collections into a single, freely available resource. This site is operated independently of NASA and is powered by our LUNA software. Search over 100,000 historic photos documenting America's space program, including images from the Apollo moon missions, views of the universe through the eye of the Hubble Space Telescope and experimental aircraft past and present."
Earth View from Google
"Earth View is a collection of the most beautiful and striking landscapes found in Google Earth."
"With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations. You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes."
National Science Foundation: Astronomy and Space Research
"The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense, and more."
CIA: The World Factbook
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and Standard Time Zones of the World map."
Library of Congress: As a Librarian
"Ask a Librarian: an online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance (within 5 business days)."
Omnibiography.com - The largest directory of biographies on the Web
"OmniBiography.com is the largest directory of biographies available on the Web containing information on more than 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present time. It can be searched by name, by country, by state and alphabetically and it includes biographies from the most important sites on the web in all languages."
NIH: Calculate Your Body Mass Index
"Standard Body Mass Index calculator. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women."
U.S. Census Bureau Valnetine's Day Data:
"Expressing one's affection to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine's Day. Esther Howland, a native of Massachusetts, is given credit for selling the first mass-produced Valentine's Day cards in the 1840s. The custom continues today with even young children exchanging Valentine's Day cards with their fellow classmates."
XE Currency Converter
"Calculate live currency and foreign exchange rates with this free currency converter. You can convert currencies and precious metals with this currency calculator."
Timeanddate.com: The World Clock
"Current local time in cities worldwide, in all time zones with DST accounted for. Links to each city with extensive info on time, weather forecast, Daylight Saving Time changes, sunrise, sunset, moonrise times and moon phases."
Infoplease: Country Statistics at a Glance
"Find out which countries are the largest in the world, have the lowest inflation, the highest life expectancy, and more."
Merriam-Webster Dictionary / Thesaurus
"The most trustworthy dictionary and thesaurus of American English, word games, trending words, Word of the Day, Words at Play blog, SCRABBLE, Spanish-English, and medical dictionaries, and audio pronunciations."
BBC News in Pictures
"BBC News In Pictures: News stories and topical issues using the most striking images from around the world, plus a chance to submit your pictures."
U.S. Naval Observatory: Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day
"This data service provides times of Sun and Moon rise and set, transit, and the beginning and end of civil twilight, as was as Moon phase information for one day."
Rand McNally: Driving Directions
"Get online driving directions you can trust from Rand McNally. Plan your trips and vacations and use our travel guides for reviews, videos, and tips."
Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary
"Find plain-English definitions for legal terms by browsing Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary."
100 Milestone Documents that Shaped America
"Featuring 100 milestone documents of American history from the National Archives. Includes images of original primary source documents, lesson plans, teacher and student competitions, and educational resources."
HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works
"HowStuffWorks explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works."
U.S. National Archives and Records
"Oversees the management of federal government records, including presidential diaries, historic correspondence, and a display of presidential gifts from around the world."
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