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34 Science NetLinks
Developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is intended as a comprehensive homepage for K-12 science educators. It features a list of carefully selected and reviewed WWW sites chosen to help educators.

Appalachian Educational Laboratory (AEL)
AEL Rural Resources
The Rural Educator

Appalachian Technology in Education Consortium (ATEC)

Astronomy Education at NRAO
(National Radio Astronomy Observatory)

Bell Atlantic World School

Center for Science Education (EDC)

Cool Science for Curious Kids
Supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Precollege and Science Educations Program this site is designed to help children in grades K-3 appreciate the enjoyable and practical aspects of science.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)

eSchool News School Funding Center
Information on up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and technology funding.

Exemplary and Promising Mathematics Programs
This site contains the online version of a print publication that describes eight mathematics programs designated as exemplary or promising by the United States Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Expert Panel.

Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry (IFI)

GeoScience Education in West Virginia

Hawaii Networked Learning Communities

HowStuffWorks Express
Science and technology web site and classroom magazine geared toward middle school students. The magazine includes regular features such as NeatStuff, a focus on technology; Express Quest, which proposes Internet-based science projects; and Toy Autopsy, which dissects and explains a popular toy or game. Online teacher's guides are available to help educators integrate these articles into their lesson plans.

This site was created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). It provides online information and activities to support and demonstrate how the new mathematical standards, PRINCIPALS AND STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL MATHEMATICS can be implemented.

Information on U.S. Department of Education Initiatives
Among a wealth of other information, the ED site provides comprehensive information on applying for grants and listings of current funding opportunities.

Inverness Research Associates
Report Section (includes RSI reports)

Kentucky Department of Education

Mathematics of Cartography
Here's a great opportunity to integrate map-making and math. Cynthia Lanius created this well-done interdisciplinary tutorial on map-making. It isn't too heavy on the graphics and it's great for middle schoolers.

Model of Rural Education

National Science Foundation (NSF)
List of Rural Systemic Initiatives (RSI)
List of Urban Systemic Programs (USP)

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Resource Center
The Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science, and Reading, a "virtual" best practice center, provides Ohio educators with a single access point to high quality internet resources that support teaching and learning. Located at 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1079. Phone: 614/247-6342. Website:

Maintained by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), this site provides online professional development materials for science teachers. Each month, the site focuses on a different area of science providing background information and teaching ideas.

Regional Educational Service Agency, I
Serves McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, & Wyoming Counties of WV.

Regional Educational Service Agency, II
Serves Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo & Wayne Counties in WV.

Regional Educational Service Agency, III
Serves Boone, Clay, Kanawha, & Putnam Counties in WV.

Regional Educational Service Agency, IV
Serves Braxton, Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas, & Webster Counties of WV.

Regional Educational Service Agency, V
Serves Caloun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, & Wood Counties of WV.

Regional Educational Service Agency, VII
Serves Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, & Upshire Counties of WV.

Regional Educational Service Agency, VIII
Serves Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, & Pendleton Counties of WV.

School Grants
A collection of resources and tips to help K-12 educators apply for and obtain special grants for a variety of projects.

The SCIENCED Listserve is a mailserv that was established in Southwest Ohio through the Hamilton Clermont Cooperative Association (HCCA)was designed to allow its subscribers to share information, post questions, or join in discussions with a large number of people at the same time. To subscribe send an email message to MAILSERV@HCCANET.ORG.

Space Awareness Alliance (SAA)

Tennessee Department of Education

The Evaluation Center (U. Michigan)
This site contains an evaluation of the National Science Foundation's Rural Systemic Initiatives.

The Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA)

The Rural School and Community Trust
Annenberg Rural Challenge

Virginia Department of Education

West Virginia Department of Education

West Virginia Education Alliance

West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation

West Virginia Reinventing Education
(Addressing WV Instructional Goals and Objectives)

Designed to help grades K-12 teachers use the Internet effectively in the classroom. Created and maintained by THIRTEEN/WNET, the New York Public Broadcasting STation, offers teachers opportunities and more.

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