Niels Bohrs

Niels Bohr 

Wikipedia has the following information: 

Niels Bohr
Biographical information, Bohr model, philosophy and more.


Bohr Model –  Origin, Electron energy levels, Tydberg formula and more.

Atomic TheoryAn example from the page: A scientific theory of the nature of matter, which states that matter is composed of discrete units called atoms.

Old Quantum Theory –  Basic principles, examples, De Broglie waves and more.

Quantum MechanicsHistory, mathematical formulations, and more.

Periodic Table – Offer a large chart and information.

Biography.come: Niels Bohr: Scientist, Physicist – Short article includes – Biographical information about his early life, Nobel Prize winner info, and more. 

Nobel Prize.org: Niels Bohr – Article offers a time-line of his life and accomplishments in written format.

Famous Scientists: Niels Bohr – Biographical information, facts, and pictures about Bohr’s life and accomplishments. This article is longer then some of the other links listed.

Wired: The Development of the Atomic Model – Article about the development of the atomic model and how it changed. A video is available at the end of the article.

The Physics Hypertextbook: Atomic Models – Article is in an outline form and discusses atomic models of: Rutherford, Bohr, Schrodingder, Pauli, and Dirac and includes mathematical formulas.

APS Physics: Color Me Physics – Free downloadable and printable activity book featuring Abigail Atom – brought to you by the American Physical Society’s Public Outreach Group.

ORAU: Center For Science Education: Build An Atom – Learn about protons, electrons, neutrons, and how to build an atom.

Phet: University of Colorado Boulder – Interactive Simulation: Build An Atom Click on the arrow, download or embed it to use the program to build your own atom and find out what you built or play a game.

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Scented Play Clay – Leave out the scent or keep it in to build toothpick atom models.

YouTube: Niels Bohrs Playlist – Biographical information about Niels Bohrs, and info about the atom and quantum physics.


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Johnny Appleseed Resource Page


American Storyteller: The Story of Johnny Appleseed – Use the arrows to scroll through the short article segments.


Virginia Apples: Johnny Appleseed- A Pioneer – Click on “Read More” to access a FREE Johnny Appleseed Curriculum for grades K-5th in a printable PDF format. It has coloring pages, music, stories, poems and more.

History.com: Ask History: Who was Johnny Appleseed? – An article about Johnny Appleseed’s life.

Biography.com: Johnny Appleseed – A longer article that offers more biographical information about Johnny Appleseed.

Smithsonian: The Real Johnny Appleseed Brought Apples—and Booze—to the American Frontier – Article focuses on biographical information about John Chapman, the importance of the apples that grew from his efforts, and a little bit of apple history.

DLTK: Apple Crafts (Johnny Appleseed Craft): Offers a variety of apple crafts and a Johnny Appleseed craft.


Visit My Etsy Store, A World To Discover, and purchase The Johnny Appleseed 4 in 1 Puzzle Page w/Answers & Instructions! 

It’s a 2 page PDF instant download for only $3! 



Learn English VOANews: Johnny Appleseed, American Hero – Transcript of a radio broadcast

The American Storyteller: Read the transcript to a story about Johnny Appleseed told by Nelson Lauver

Enchanted Learning: Johnny Appleseed – A story for young children.

Word Search Fun: Johnny Appleseed – Downloadable word search.

NIEHS: Kids Environment: Johnny Appleseed Hidden Picture Puzzle

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Apple Research Project –  Apple facts, research questions, experiments, videos, and more. Also: Apple Resources

YouTube: Johnny Appleseed Chapman Playlist Biographical information about Johnny. Here’s one of the great videos in the list…

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Michael Faraday

Wikipedia: Michael Faraday – Biographical information and scientific accomplishments.

BBC: History: Michael Faraday – An encyclopedic article about his life and accomplishments.

Famous Scientists: Michael Faraday – Offers a longer article and a time line of his accomplishments and discoveries.

Fran’s World of Discovery: Balloons – Information about balloons and instructions for the game Balloon Badminton.

YouTube: Michael Faraday Playlist – Biographical information about Faraday and his accomplishments. Plus videos about electromagnetism and the Faraday Cage.
Here’s one of the videos in the list…


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Lewis Howard Latimer

Biography: Lewis Howard Latimer A short article that talks about Latimer’s life and accomplishments.

Wikipedia: Lewis Howard Latimer – Offers a short biography about Latimer’s life, inventions, and lists his patents.

Scholastic: Teacher’s Activity Guide – Lewis Howard Latimer – Offers a very short biography about his background and inventions.

Exploratorium: Science Snack – 
Physics/Electricity & Magnetism – Site offers a variety of experiments including: Aluminum-Air Battery, Charge and Carry, Circles of Magnetism and others.


Teacher Vision: Coloring Book of Famous African Americans – Page 11 of this pdf has a coloring page of Lewis Howard Latimer.

YouTube: Lewis Howard Latimer Playlist – Includes a few short videos about Latimer’s life and accomplishments. Here’s one of the videos in the list.



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Jim Henson


Wikipedia: Jim Henson – Biographical information about Jim Henson and his accomplishments. Listen to this article by clicking on the speaker icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.
The Muppets – Information about Jim Henson’s creation

Biography: Jim Henson – Site offers a biographical video and an article about his life, and the start of the Muppets.

Disney Muppets: Watch as the Muppets recreate their classic tune.

Jim Henson: Keep up with what the company is still doing.

FunschoolingMake Folded Hand Puppets – Get creative with folded paper hand puppets.

Coloring Book: The Muppets Coloring Pages – Site offers a small collection of Muppet coloring pages.

Kids-n-Fun – 25 Muppet Coloring Pages – Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Ms. Piggy  and many other Muppets can be found on this page to color!

Super Coloring Page: The Muppet Show and Muppet Babies

YouTube: Jim Henson & The Muppets Playlist – Biographical information about Henson and the Muppets, interviews, Muppet songs and scenes from the show. Here’s one of videos you can find in the playlist.

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Dale Chihuly Resource Page

Children’s Museum: Fireworks Of Glass – A Free 87 page PDF about Chihuly’s artwork. This publication has lessons and activity ideas.

Chihuly Garden & Glass – Dale Chihuly’s store site. Offers information about the artist, his artwork, and events. 

Chihuly – Chihuly’s artwork site. View the gallery and videos of his artwork.

Art Prize: Inspired by Chihuly – Information and pictures of a piece of artwork done by 400 students based on a piece created by Chilhuly.

YouTube: Dale Chilhuly Playlist – Videos about the artist, the science behind glass blowing, and ways to make Chilhuly inspired art. Here’s one of the great videos you can find in the playlist.




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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Tesla Society: BiographyArticle: Tesla biography: The Genius Who Lit The World. Site also includes some information about his most famous inventions.

Biography: Nikola Tesla – Site offers biographical information about Tesla’s life: The early years, years as an inventor, his fall from grace, and his death and legacy.

Wikipedia: Nikola Tesla – Page offers quite a bit of biographical information about Tesla’s life and accomplishments.

About: Inventors: Nikola Tesla – This pages offers a short written article and a 2:25 minute video.



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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

PBS: Ben Franklin – Find out who Ben Franklin was and what his
accomplishments were. Site also offers a teacher’s guide.

Wikipedia: Benjamin Franklin – The life and accomplishments of Ben Franklin.

Franklin Institute: Ben Franklin – Offers historical resources for the armonica, lightning rod, Nini Medallion, and much more. Check here for FAQ about Ben.

Ben’s Guide to US Government – Site offers learning adventures and games.

Fran’s World of Discovery: Ben Franklin’s Armonica – Listen to a glass armonica and play a virtual one.


Ben’s Autobiographies

Spark Notes: Franklin Autobiography – Read Chapters 1-14 on line.

US History.org: Autobiography of Ben Franklin – Page 1 of 81 Read on line.

Early America: Autobiography of Ben Franklin – Read it on line, chapter by chapter.

LibriVox: Autobiography of Ben Franklin – Listen to Franklin’s autobiography on line or download the MP3.

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A. C. Gilbert

A. C. Gilbert

Gilbert House Children’s Museum: About A. C. Gilbert – A brief history about the man who saved Christmas, in 1918. Site offers a short timeline.

Scientific American: A. C. Gilbert – Article about the American toy maker. 

A. C. Gilbert Society – A source for A. C. Gilbert and his products.

Gliders & Gears: A Brief History of A. C. Gilbert Erector – A time line and short history about the erector set.

Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop: The Gilbert Project – Information about Gilbert the man, The Gilbert Exhibitions, and The Gilbert Collections.

Wikipedia: A. C. Gilbert Company – Information about the company Gilbert began. Also, about the man Alfred Carlton Gilbert and the Erector Set

You Tube Video: The Story of The A. C. Gilbert Company and A. C. Gilbert Erector Sets 1960



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Edgar Allan Poe Research Project

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 19, 1809, and became Edgar Allan Poe after the Allan family took him in at the age of two. 


During his lifetime, Poe was a self-taught author, poet, literary critic, and editor. Although his life was filled with great tragedy, Poe accomplished a great deal in his short life, and influenced many writers and genres.
He died, October 7, 1849, at the age of 40.

Questions…

Did Edgar Allan Poe have any brothers or sisters?


Did Poe ever marry?

Did Poe have any children?

What did Poe write?

How were Poe’s writings inspired?


The Poe Project – This 16 page research project is written and developed by Fran Wisniewski, and is great for self-directed learners and families who enjoy learning together. It’s packed with suggestions and directions to help you create a  personalized informal study.

The following full length video may require parental supervision. 
Click on the link provided to go to YouTube more videos can be found below.


Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Wikipedia: 
Edgar Allan Poe – History of Poe’s life. 
Edgar Allan Poe and Music – Musical compositions inspired by Poe’s works
Edgar Allan Poe in Television and Film – Films and televisions programs inspired by Poe’s works.
Edgar Allan Poe in Popular Culture – Books, comics, films and other media Poe has appeared in.


Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
Writings and collected works of Poe and about Poe.

Gutenberg: Books by Poe
Many of Poe’s literary works can be found and downloaded here.

Poe Museum
Selection of Poe’s works such as: The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher and others. If you go into, “About the Museum”, you can take a virtual tour. Use your arrow keys to navigate this section. There’s also an audio tour you can listen to filled with interesting info about Poe’s life.

Biography: Edgar Allan Poe
Watch a series of short videos about Poe.

Poe Stories
Information about Poe, quotes, more of his stories and poetry, and a gallery.

Baltimore Post-Examiner: Edgar Allan Poe and cryptography: Are there hidden messages in Eureka? –  Article about how Poe popularized cryptography.

LibriVox: Edgar Allan Poe

Listen to many of Poe’s Works online. 
If this link does not work, put Edgar Allan Poe in the search box.

YouTube: Edgar Allan Poe Playlist: Includes: 

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe – Staring Vincent Price – In this video, Vincent Price dramatically recites some of Poe’s most famous poems/stories: ‘Tell-Tale Heart’, ‘The Spinx’, ‘The Cask of Amontillado’, and ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’. (53:49)
You can also watch Vincent Price recite, “The Raven”
This may require adult supervision.

Listen to Sir Christopher Lee as he reads ‘The Raven’



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