by Kirsten Cooke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It's a cold, gray day out and the kids are behaving like orangutans in the zoo. You try and make them read their chemistry textbook and work some problems, but instead they insist on playing "make the teacher crazy." You wish that there was a way to get them to pay attention, but can't come up with one other than committing hari-kari using a bunsen burner.
Using the World Wide Web, you could probably come up with something amusing and educational enough to satisfy both you and your band of orangutans. Need some motion? Send them to the MATHMOL site to watch water molecules push and pull each other around. Need violence? Send them to the interactive Frog Dissection Tutorial, where they can hack away at pictures of slimy dead frogs and watch movies of little froggy hearts beating.
These are just two of the amazing resources that are available on the Web. Instead of listing sites individually, I have pulled together some of the best "gateways" to educational resources.
Kirsten Cooke is a Master's student in Technical Communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. And nothing else.
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