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General Interest Links - Education

Ancient Greek Quiz This site is a comprehensive Internet encyclopedia of Ancient Greece in an easy to navigate A-Z format.
Bill Nye's Simple Machines Information and ideas about levers, pulleys, screws and ramps.
Dositey Educational Site Free educational software for use on the Internet. Development of reading, math, and science skills using interactive workbook exercises and mini-lessons.
ePALS Classroom Exchange Classroom exchange keypals search engine
Himalayan Trek Very few challenges have excited climbers as much as Mt Everest. This site looks at the successes and failures through the years, as well as the environmental issues etc.
ICT The Ministry of Education's Strategy for Schools for Interactive Education - Information & Communication Technologies.
Idea Box A site for parents of young children. Features ideas for education, activities, message boards and more.
International Antarctic Centre Explore and experience the adventures of Antartica - lots to explore and things to do.
La Fête French/English site for children and educators. Teaches French through music, arts and crafts, and teaching aids. Also info on how to mount a children's festival.
Learn Geography From creating treasure maps to helping children find pen pals, this site offers many simple, fun activities to teach youngsters the fundamentals of geography. From the U.S. Department of Education.
Lego Dacta at Avondale School David Hawthornthwaite is a senior teacher who has been using Lego dacta resources for the last 5 years. This site looks at some of the ways this has been used and some of the childrens other activities.
Look, Learn and Do Projects Simple machines to make.
Ministry of Education The New Zealand Ministry of Edcuation site with links to many other items of interest to teachers.
Natural Disasters A collection of links to sites on Natural Disasters, such as Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Tornados etc,  compiled especially for New Zealand schools.
New Zealand Council for Education Research Explains the history and scope of the NZCER and contains a large Assessment Resource Bank covering Mathematics, Science and English from which items can be downloaded with the appropriate user-id and password.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority The NZQA web site carries the unit standards and qualifications for all industries on the National Qualifications Framework. These can be downloaded and printed free of charge.
New Zealand Teachers' Science Helpline Expert answers provided free of charge to NZ science teachers by experts from the University of Otago.
Math Tutor Interactive math tutor for children up to 10 years. Includes practice problems, assistance, links and chat.
Outer Space and Beyond A collection of links to Space and Space Related sites compiled especially for New Zealand schools.
Problem Solving Maths Based on the NZ curriculum, this is a new fascinating site for exploring mathematics for levels 1-4.
Te Ohu Kai Moana Explores the work of the Te Ohu Kai Moana (Treaty of Waiatangi Fisheries Commission) together with the people and the industry that it serves. Great study site for levels 3-5.
Teachers @ Work A site run by Mark Treadwell, an Auckland-based education consultant and although it has a commercial bias some of the free links are rather good.
Teaching Online The 'starters and strategies' teacher's magazine site designed for NZ teachers.
Telecom Wonders of the World A continually updating site containing very high quality teaching materials and other information.
The Resource Guide A comprehensive database of Science and Technology Resources available in New Zealand. A database for NZ educators.
The Science of Cycling A site about how a bicycle works - looks a wheels, gears etc
Timeplan Virtual Teaching Centre
Treaty of Waitangi A must site for details regarding NZ's founding document.
WeNET Waikato Education Network
Wow! it's science New Zealand's innovative website for students, educators, industry professionals, the media, communicators and other intelligent life forms wired into science and technology
Yuckiest site on the Internet Explore the living sciences of entomology, earth science, and human biology through roaches, earthworms and the mysterious human body

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