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If you've ever asked "WHY?", it's time to visit The Why Files for answers. How tornados happen, how detectives use forensics to catch the guilty...

If you know where to look, you can get lots of information about different topics on the Web to help with any topic you want to learn about. Here are a few pointers to reference materials on the Internet.

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Language Arts Links

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, a searchable guide to famous quotations.

The Merriam Webster Dictionary Online

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Nathaniel Hawthorne: This WWW site is dedicated to enhancing our understanding and appreciation of Hawthorne's writings and life.

The Internet Public Library, the first public library of and for the Internet community.

Elements of Style, By William Strunk, Jr.

English Grammar, By Anthony Hughes

Basic Prose Style and Mechanics, By Craig Waddell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Purdue University Writing Lab, a variety of resources to help you meet a variety of writing demands.

Tools for Writing

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Science Links

Volcano-CAM SCIENCE LINKS, a very thorough guide to science information for adults and kids on the Internet.

cells alive! A very cool look at what goes on inside of cells.

The Yuckiest Page on the Internet, the name says it all. Not for the squeamish.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum, a great museum in Philadelphia, with lots for kids.

Exploratorium Home Page, a great science museum in San Francisco.

NYE LABS ONLINE, more from Bill Nye the Science Guy.

The MegaMath project Brings "unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so that young people and their teachers can think about them together".
American Mathematical Society e-Math
Bamdads Math Cartoons
Flints and Stones: Real Life in Prehistory Welcome to the world of the late stone age hunter gatherers.
The Froggy Page
National Science Foundation
Periodic Table of the Elements
This is MEGA Mathematics!
Welcome to the UC Museum of Paleontology
On-Line Dictionary of Computing

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Social Studies Links

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, with a timeline of major events.

The Middle Ages : Created by 7th grade students to teach about Life in the Middle Ages.

Arab World  This site contains a comprehensive collection of information about the Arab World -- its people, culture, history, religions, attractions, news, businesses, etc. (from the 1995 CIA World Factbook). A great resource for social studies or history units on the Middle East or "The Arab World" and student reports.

Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map, all about maps and atlases and how they are made.

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet, tells all about what Congress is doing.

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