Here are internet resources I compiled (over 700 links), for schools, children and teachers, across subjects of the Indian senior school curriculum. It’s not meant to be the ‘most comprehensive’ list, there’s wonderful material here. Let me know if you find it useful…Enjoy.
SCIENCE > HUMANS
Physical Structure of Living Beings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody lots of information on organs, muscles, skeleton and nervous system with great interactive games
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp animations explanations and interactive games on the human brain, the skeleton, the human heart and the digestive tract
http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html hundreds of images animations and descriptions of all the systems of the human body. Great site!
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/cardio/index.html This tutorial uses 3D animations to explain the basic design of the heart and blood circulation of mammals. How does the heart and blood flow work?
Reproduction & Growth
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/triumphoflife/episode2.html information about mating and evolution
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index.shtml?lifecycle information on the changes that are experienced with adolescence
http://www.icnet.uk/kids/cellsrus/cellsrus.html did you know that you grew from one tiny cell to millions of cells that make up your body. This site also explains why cells go wrong and cause cancer.
http://users.tpg.com.au/users/amcgann/body/digestive.html offers a simple diagram and basic information about digestive organs. Zoom in to see detailed views. Great stuff!
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/minilec/gas.html a simple cartoon on intestinal gas!
http://kidshealth.org/kid/body/digest_noSW.html more simple information on how the digestive system works
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/bile/index.html find out about bile and fat digestion from this great animation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/stomach/stomach.shtml information and a game on the stomach
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/nutrition/basics_digestive.shtml great information on the digestive system along with a clear diagram
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp great animated movie on the digestive system, with a game. Zoom in to see detailed views. Great stuff
Respiration & Circulation
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp great animated heart as well as a zoom into detailed diagram. Great stuff
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/lungs/lungs.shtml all about lungs with a game
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/kids_ailments/asthma.shtml asthma symptoms, causes, treatment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/heart/heart.shtml construction and function of the heart. Great animation of heart and heart beat
Balance & Equilibrium
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/balance/balance.shtml information on organs of balance, the inner ear. A great game on the ear with a balance animation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/features/dizziness.shtml article on loss of balance and causes of dizziness
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/features/vertigo.shtml article on vertigo and causes of loss of balance
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768645.html common diseases of children
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876007.html most common vaccines and inoculations
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768634.html healthy habits for children
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/animations.html animations of how microbes attack the human body
http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/bacteria/peakinterest.html quick facts about bacteria
http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/viruses/peakinterest.html quick facts about
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/nutrition/index.shtml lots of nutrition information and a calculator to calculate calories and your body mass
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/nutrition/life.shtml about what your body needs at all ages
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp links to health communities and health sources
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0882305.html about the food you eat and what’s good for you
Human & other livings beings
http://www.perspective.com/nature/ defines the classification of Plants, Animals & Protista slightly higher academic, but easy to understand
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0193009.html simple information on scientific classification
Evolution & adaptation
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/evol/index.html Do-it-yourself evolution! Use this humorous but powerful tool to test the effects of selection, mutation and chance on the evolution of a trait.
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001822.html table of geological periods starting 570 million years ago
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0776511.html all about dinosaurs!
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/dinopage1.html more dinosaurs
http://www.biologyinmotion.com/organize-it/index.html Learn biology terms by a drag and drop game to show category relationships. Includes terms from a growing list of biology topics.
SCIENCE > PLANTS
http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookPS.html detailed explanation of photosynthesis for highly interested students.
http://www.ftexploring.com/photosyn/photosynth.html photosynthesis explained.
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/chlorophyll/chlorophyll_h.htm information about Chlorophyll
http://www.explorelearning.com/GizmoList.cfm a fun interactive photosynthesis gizmo. Control the color and intensity of light for an underwater plant and see what happens
http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Photosynthsis.html information about photosynthesis with a quiz
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/ A game! Help detective Leplant and his detectives Bud and Sprout unlock the secrets of plants.
http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Leaves.html respiration and transpiration and the role of leaves
Reproduction & growth
http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Seeds.html simple explanation of seeds, fertilization and pollination. There’s a quiz too.
http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Flower.html about flowers and their role in fertilization
http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Roots.html role of roots in growth and nourishment of the plant.
http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/Gymnosperms.html about gymnosperms
SCIENCE > MATTER
Real world physics
http://www.physics.org/physics_life/Web/physics_life/life.asp enter an interactive environment to see physics in real life
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/atom/ a game-like atomic builder
http://education.jlab.org/atomtour/index.html simple intro to atomic structure
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_intro.html what are atoms, what is smaller than atoms?
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_structure.html the simplest description of atomic structure with a diagram
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/phantom/index.html learn about the principles of atoms and matter
Properties of matter
http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/matter/ learn about basic properties of matter including atoms, ions, elements, molecules, and density. In the interactive section you will use real data from plasma physics research to explore the basic properties of matter.
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_intro.html what is matter. Easy information about solids, liquids and gases
Chemical symbols and formulae
http://chemicalelements.com a picture table of all the chemical elements
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001826.html table of chemical elements and their basic information
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0905215.html basics about the periodic table
Mixtures and compounds
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_mixture.html basic information on what mixtures are
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_solution.html information on solutes, solvents and concentration
Acids alkalis salts
http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/funstuff/xword/acids.htm a crossword of acids, alkalis and salts
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/react_intro.html well written information on acids and alkalis, thermodynamics and reactions
SCIENCE > ENERGY
http://www.npl.co.uk/thermal/stuff/guides.html information for beginners on temperature measurement, measuring thermal conductivity, and heat transfer
http://unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/tmp.html lots of info on temperature
http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/energy/boilwater.html do a game like experiment online on heating water. With an animation you can alter the amount of water and starting temperature to estimate how long water will take to boil.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/thermos.htm an excellent description of how thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) work.
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/heatra.html#c1 an index page for lots of information relating to heat transfer topics such as conduction and convection
http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/electricity/ basic concepts of electricity and magnetism
http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html a short illustrated description of the phenomena of static electricity.
http://www.4learning.co.uk/weblogic/essentials/science/physical/circconduct_bi.jsp about circuits and conductors, very simple. Activities, frequently asked questions, quizzes
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter02.html what is electricity simply and entertainingly written
http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/electricity/peakinterest.html quick facts about electricity
http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/Info_Electricity.cfm what is electricity, who discovered it, what is static electricity, what is current and lots more information
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/frankenstein/index.html learn about different forms of electricity and electrical safety through nice online activities
http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/Info_Magnets.cfm simple but detailed explanation on magnets.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconmagnetism.html simple facts about phenomena in magnetism
http://www.phy.hr/~dpaar/fizicari/xfaraday.html about Michael Faraday, who did groundbreaking work in electricity &magnetism
http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/magnetism/peakinterest.html quick facts about magnetism
http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/Info_Magnets.cfm what are magnets, temporary magnets, permanent magnets, superconductors, how does a compass work, who discovered magnets and lots more….
http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/Info_Light.cfm what is light, common sources of light, how do we see, what are periscopes, how does light bounce and lots more information on light
http://www.gelighting.com/na/home/gela/students/index.htm the science, technology, math & history of light
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/ light as particles, light as waves, light in colour, laws of light
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/optics/mirrorgame_e.html light and mirrors – a game!
http://webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/ on colours & properties of light.
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/dracula/index.html Learn about the properties of light, waves and particles through some great activities.
SCIENCE > ENVIRONMENT
The Conservation of Natural Resources
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/wolfman/index.html learn about fuel conservation and energy transfer
http://www.oneworld.org/energy/etree.html about all forms of energy, its consumption & conservation
http://kids1.nis.nasa.gov/Sites/ExternSite.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkids%2Eearth%2Enasa%2Egov%2Ffaq%2Findex%2Ehtm simple facts about the earth and conservation
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/mummy/index.html great activity about insulating a mummy’s pyramid. Learn about energy conservation.
http://www.oneworld.org/energy/etree.html check out this energy tree to see the world’s energy resources and what they are including uranium mines, coal mines, oil and gas wells, wood, biofuels and more
http://www.nasakids.com/Earth/Weather/ about earth’s weather, seasons hurricanes wind-chill and much much more
http://www.epa.gov/kids/air.htm information about what causes air pollution and how to keep air clean
Properties of Soils
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0900642.html types of rocks
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/education/squirm/skQstns.html does soil have parents, what does weather do to the soil, do soils come in different colours, what is soil conservation and many more simple questions answered
http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/globe/index.htm NASA’s soil science education page. Soil science basics, every soils has a story, soil and the environment, soil and students and more such links
Properties of Water
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/modules/water/info_water.html about the molecular structure of ice and water
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mwater.html physical and chemical properties of water and why it is critical for living things
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/helptopics.html water question and answers, picture gallery and lots more
Impure Water and Water Pollution
http://www.epa.gov/kids/water.htm learn about water treatment process and what causes water pollution
http://www.yahooligans.com/content/ask_earl/20000731.html interesting answer on water pollution
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/helptopics.html will acid rain turn your hair orange
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/waterquality.html very good information on pollution and water quality
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/pesticidesgw.html about pesticides in ground water, very good diagram
Farming and Agriculture
http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/globe/agrisoil.htm lots of links on soils and agriculture, soil fertility, looking at the soil close up, soils quality and more resources
http://www.gisdevelopment.net/application/agriculture/overview/mi03124abs.htm precision farming in Indian agriculture, crop production, crop pattern, crop yield, irrigation and soil management
http://www.indiaagronet.com/indiaagronet/Animal_husbandry/animalh_3.htm information on goat keeping
MATH > ARITHMETIC
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769475.html all about numbers including information on rational and irrational numbers, integers & prime numbers
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_number the encyclopedia definition of rational numbers
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci283997,00.html bit advanced but concise description of rational numbers
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RealNumber.html for advanced learners
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U2L1GL.html simple lesson on properties of real numbers
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_number the encyclopedia description of real numbers
Square and square-root
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875883.html table of squares and square roots
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L9GL.html a simple lesson on square roots with exercises
Cube & cube root
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_rootexplanation of cube root
http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=3833 explanations with activity, links to cube root table and cube root rule
Distance rate & time
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L3GL.html simple lesson and exercises
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.distance.html explanations of the formula with problems
Time & work
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/workprob.htm some word problems with their solutions
http://www.ilovemaths.com/1timework.htm more problems and answers
http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol4/meaning_percent.html a simple lesson on percentages with test
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/HotSubjects_percents.html simple lesson on percentages with a 3 way percent calculator and a percentage online solver
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_2.html discover relationships between fractions, percents, and decimals through this interactive puzzle
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L1GL.html lesson and exercises in ratio and proportion
Simple interest & compound interest
http://www.math.com/tables/general/interest.htm the compound interest equation
MATH > ALGEBRA
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L1GL.html common words and their definitions with examples
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0881931.html terms used in equations
http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U1L3GL.html lesson in writing simple equations and exercises
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html lessons and practice about equations and inequalities.
http://www.brainpop.com/math/algebra/simpleequations/index.weml?&tried_cookie=true great stuff on simple equations
Linear & Single Linear equations
http://www.exploremath.com/activities/activity_list.cfm?categoryID=3 great interactive games on lines and linear equations
Division of polynomials
http://www.math.com/tables/algebra/polynomials.htm polynomial identities
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv.htmDemonstrates, step-by-step and with worked examples, how to do long division of polynomials
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/PreAlgebra.html reducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Lessons and practice
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_2.html great puzzles and manipulatives to visually understand fractions, parts, wholes, adding and subtracting fractions. Cool
http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/Algebra.html graphing equations and inequalities
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_2.html interactive puzzles for graphs and pie charts
http://www.np.edu.sg/mscIntMaths/FuncGrph/FnGr.htm about functions and graphs. detailed
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L4GL.html lessons and practice
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L2GL.html similar figures
http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol8/range.html introductory lesson with some simple exercises
http://www.explorelearning.com/GizmoList.cfm explore mean, median and mode through a game-like gizmo
MATH > GEOMETRY
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L1GL.html common terms and their explanations with examples
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876325.html types of triangles
http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=258 congruent triangles explained.
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/congruent.html manipulate triangles and learn about them
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U2L2GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/circles.html you can do everything you want to do with circles here. Great fun
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L6GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/circles.htm circles, definitions and formulas
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U2L3GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876858.html formulas for finding area
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/quadri.html fantastic game like approach to understanding quadrilaterals and conservation of area
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/areas.htm formulas for area of square circle and triangle
http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/toc_vol2.shtm on Circumference and areas of circles.
http://www.math.com/students/calculators/source/circle-solver.htm circle calculator
Volume & surface area
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0876212.html finding volumes for different shapes. Clear illustrations
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/volumes.htm volume formulas
http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/surfareas.htm surface area formulas
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U1L3GL.html simple lesson and exercises about pairs of lines
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/angle.html exciting problems of angles and parallel lines. Fantastic stuff. Do it yourself!
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/geo/pythagoras.html an exciting and simple way to learn it!
http://www.math.com/school/subject3/lessons/S3U3L4GL.html simple lesson and practice
http://www.studyworksonline.com/cda/content/applet/0,,NAV2-21_SAP700,00.shtml great game – combine the areas of the two smaller squares to get the area of the larger square,
GEOGRAPHY > EARTH
About the Earth & its revolution
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/index.shtml all the basic facts about the earth…size, orbit, mass, density, axis, temperature, atmosphere etc
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/spheres.html spheres of the earth nicely explained
http://hum.amu.edu.pl/%7Ezbzw/glob/glob1.htm offers over 200 images/ maps of earth, solar system, earth’s composition, oceans, continents, wind patterns, topography, ocean-floor, glaciers, volcanoes, countries, rivers…
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html all about earth’s weather
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/environment.html all sorts of amazing stories on the earths environment
http://www.nasakids.com/Earth/Weather/ all about earth’s weather, seasons, hurricanes pressure and more
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Inside.shtml inside the layers of the earth. Great colourful diagrams
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/ info on latest quakes, science project ideas, lots and lots of pictures, games and earthquake topics
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/ claims to be the best source for volcano information on the web. Movie clips, pictures and useful information
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html useful information about earth tectonics and plate movement
http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/education/student/volcanoes/hawaii_1.html# volcanoes of Hawaii with a 3D flypast of the islands
http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/education/student/earthquakes/mapping_i.html information on earthquake mapping with an tool to map earthquake’s depth and magnitude
Calamities & Disasters
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/ about earthquake, volcano and tsunami disasters
http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/title.html about droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis!
GEOGRAPHY > WATER
Role of flowing water
http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/watera.htm world atlas maps showing bays, channels, gulfs, lakes, seas, straits and some rivers
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001779.html main rivers of the world ranked by size
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html where is earths water, how much water is there, rainfall runoff, rivers and more
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html ground water and surface water
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa012601a.htm simple information about tides and how they are caused
http://geography.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fco-ops.nos.noaa.gov%2Fabout2.html more about what makes tides and water level measurement
http://geography.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.itss.raytheon.com%2Fcafe%2Fqadir%2Famoont.html thirteen great Frequently Asked Questions about aspects of tides
http://geography.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.valleyweb.com%2Ffundytides%2F the highest tides on earth!
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0854884.html undersea life
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/oceans.html a wonderful section entirely on oceans
http://www.seasky.org/sea.html sea news, aquarium resources, the ocean realm, ocean exploration, sea lab, sea gallery, sea links and sea games! Can it get better than this?
http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/oceans/peakinterest.html quick facts about oceans
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001773.html oceans ranked by size from the largest to the smallest
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/0923_030923_kilimanjaroglaciers.html mount Kilimanjaro’s glacier is crumbling!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0830_artglacier.html artificial glaciers help farmers in Himalayas
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthglacier.html what are glaciers and icecaps and where do they exist
GEOGRAPHY > WIND
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772916.html winds, hurricanes, storms and Beaufort wind scale
Atmospheric Pressure and Winds
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/seasons/seasons.html the reasons for seasons. Nicely illustrated
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Sites/ExternSite.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkids%2Eearth%2Enasa%2Egov%2Farchive%2Fair%5Fpressure%2Fweather%2Ehtml how air pressure brings changes in weather and how weather affects air pressure.
GEOGRAPHY> SOLAR SYSTEM
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/handson/index.html get pictures of the solar system, from any planet! Make small animations of the movement of the planets. Get a picture of the sky, with the planets labeled! Get the positions of the planets in your sky, anytime.
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/phases/phases.html an explanation on why we see the phases of the moon
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769132.html lots of simple information on stars, planets, the universe!
http://www.seasky.org/sky.html the absolute wonder of what lies there. Sky news, astronomy resources, the cosmos, space exploration, sky lab, sky links, sky games and lots and lots of pictures
http://www.nasakids.com a wonderful site. Rockets and airplanes, astronauts living in space, creation station and games!
http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/SEprimer.html intro to solar eclipses, with simple explanation, table of years with solar eclipses, many links to images
http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/articles/eclipses/eclipses.html a great page on eclipses with animation and a simulation of a solar eclipse
GEOGRAPHY > REGIONS/CONTINENTS/COUNTRIES
http://www.yahooligans.com/content/ask_earl/20000808.html about countries, the biggest, the smallest, basic facts
http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/index.htm all kinds of information about countries of the world
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geospy/ interactive game to identify continents and countries.
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Europe
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents. Lots of maps, flags and activities
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Great Britain
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/world/uk/index.htm very nice site with info about history, geography, people and society
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcuk.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Germany
http://www.yahooligans.com/reference/factbook/gm/index.html more facts about Germany, it’s geography, economy, communications, transportation, population and more
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcgermany.htm more facts about Germany
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Russia
http://www.ibiblio.org/sergei/Exs/Moscow/moscow.html take a visual tour of Moscow. This site takes awhile to load, but the pictures are worth the wait!
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/ color images about the past, present and future of Russia
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents. Lots of maps, flags and activities
United States of America
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about USA
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcusa.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
Polar Regions & Arctic Region
http://www.antarcticaonline.com/antarctica/home/home.htm possibly the largest source for Antarctic images and information
http://www.coolantarctica.com/ another site about Antarctica
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/arctic/explore/ check out expeditions by the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the Polar Star to historical sites in the Arctic Circle. Includes photos, audio, and video!
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/ this NOAA sight is chock-full of info on the Arctic! It has maps, climate data, facts from experts, pictures, essays, and tons of other cool stuff.
http://www.altrec.com/features/polarpassage/ join a group of men as they try to make a trip around the entire Arctic Circle. Catch their latest dispatches from the journey and learn about their boat, gear, and other details of the trip.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents. Lots of maps, flags and activities
http://africafocus.library.wisc.edu/ take a multimedia tour of the African continent with this large collection from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find pictures and sound clips by subject, country, or by using a map.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/ take an online tour of Africa from the Sahara to the Serengeti. View photo essays, explore the continent’s regions, play thumb piano tunes, and much more. See how diverse Africa really is!
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Nigeria
http://webcat.library.wisc.edu:3092/WebZ/SortedQuery?sessionid=01-49832-1628068895 lots of pictures of Nigeria
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcnigeria.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Egypt
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/ great news stories and information about ancient Egypt…pyramids, secret chambers, ruins…lots of photos
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/mummy/index.html how to make an Egyptian mummy
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/egypt/ at the tomb of Tutankhamen
http://webcat.library.wisc.edu:3092/WebZ/SortedQuery?sessionid=01-49832-1628068895 lots of images of Egypt
http://webcat.library.wisc.edu:3092/WebZ/SortedQuery?sessionid=01-49832-1628068895 lots of picture of South Africa
http://www.krugersafari.com/ includes photos and some info about this special South African park.
http://www.culturesontheedge.com/gallery/archives/peter_magubane/index.html find powerful images that show the ways of the indigenous groups including the Ndebele, Ntwana, Xhosa, and Zulu.
http://www.culturesontheedge.com/gallery/exhibits/pablo_corral/index_pop.html follow photographer Pablo Corral Vega on his journey to the Andes. Check out his fabulous photos and read about his experiences.
http://www.mnh.si.edu/expeditions/galapagos/ lots of amazing information about an expedition to the Galapagos
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html facts about Brazil
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/world/brazil/ learn about life in Brazil today including the people, history, geography, and more. See photos too.
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcbrazil.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/facts_fs.html Facts about Australia
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travelaustralia/ some of the best photos of Australia with articles. Fabulous section on the Great Barrier Reef with a game!
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcaustralia.htm geography, people, government, economy and more
GEOGRAPHY > MAPS
Maps, Map Reading
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/index.html history of map-making, reading maps and the maths involved in map-making
http://mapsofindia.com/ different maps of India
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/index.html Online World maps + interactive map-related activities.
http://geography.about.com/library/blank/blxindex.htm free blank outline maps.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ explore the continents, lots and lots of maps
www.maps.com one of the best map sites on the Internet
HISTORY > MEDIEVAL INDIA
Rise & fall of small and large powers/ kingdoms
http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=860 an extremely informative timeline. Check it out!
http://www.indiatravelogue.com/pass/pass10.html a very easy to understand timeline of Indian history all in one page
http://rulers.org/ruli.html rulers of India, huge list
http://www.itihaas.com/medieval/slave-dynasty.html?vsv=577 a chronology of slave dynasty
http://www.itihaas.com/medieval/delhi-sultanate.html#timur?vsv=577 the Khilji & Tughlaq dynasties
http://www.itihaas.com/medieval/babur1.html?vsv=577 the reign of Babur
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html information about the Rajputana states, Mahmud of Ghazni, Muhmmad of Ghur and the Turkish invasion. Also find information about the slave dynasty, The Khiljis, the Tughlaqs, The Sayyids and Lodhi Sultans, The Mughal Dynasty,
http://www.thebharat.com/thebharatinfo/history/medieval.html lots of links to information on Babur, Khiljis, Sayyids, slaves, Turks and Tughlaqs
http://www.investindia.com/glimpses.html lots of pictorial glimpses of Indian history
Vijaynagar and Bahamani
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief and easy to understand information about the Vijaynagar and Bahamani kingdoms
http://www.thebharat.com/thebharatinfo/history/vijayanagara.html basic information about Vijaynagar
http://www.thebharat.com/thebharatinfo/history/bahamains.html basic information about Bahamani
HISTORY > MUGHAL EMPIRE
Rise & Fall of Mughal Empire
http://rubens.anu.edu.au/student.projects/tajmahal/mughal.html information on all the Mughal rulers
http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/mughal.html one view that describes the causes of the rise and fall of the Mughals.
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Mughals/mughals.html a brief history of the Mughals with a map of the empire
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Mughals/Aurang.html brief history of Aurangzeb
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Mughals/Babar.html brief history of Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire in India
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Mughals/Jehang.html brief history of Jehangir, son of Akbar
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/ralph/workbook/ralprs21.htm characteristics of Akbar
http://www.timelines.info/history/empires_and_civilizations/mughal_empire/ an excellent interactive timeline of the Mughal Empire
Arts Culture Architecture
http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/geiger/1287/sikandra.html photo of Raja Birbal’s palace from Fatehpur Sikri built in Mughal times
http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/geiger/1287/agra.html pictures of Taj Mahal from Agra
http://www.mughalgardens.org/intro.html gardens of the Mughal Empire. Pictures, 7 music clips, very informative, from the Smithsonian Institution. Has an interactive section too.
http://rubens.anu.edu.au/student.projects/tajmahal/home.html very informative site on the majestic Taj Mahal. Pictures of gateway, garden, water devices, mosque, rest house and the actual tomb
HISTORY > MARATHA EMPIRE
Maharashtra before Shivaji
http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/preshiv.html brief look at Maharashtra before Shivaji
http://www.mumbainet.com/cityinfo/histmaha.htm#Origins easy to read information about Maharashtra before Shivaji, Shivaji Maharaj and the Peshwas
http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/saints.html work of the great saints
http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/sardar.html the Maratha Sardars
http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/community/community_marathaShow.php brief explanation on who were the Marathas
http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/community/community_historicalShow.php a very brief historical perspective of Maharashtra
Establishment of Swaraj
http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/timeline.html timeline of Shivaji’s life
http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/comment.html comments on Shivaji from some eminent leaders
http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/sarkar.html essay on the character of Shivaji
http://members.tripod.com/~Shivshahi/sindhu.html About The Sindhudurg Fort with pictures!
http://www.hssworld.org/homepage/html/boudhik/ekatmata_stotra/shivaji.html the life of Shivaji and landmark achievements
http://www.freeindia.org/biographies/greatpersonalities/jijabai/page12.htm Jijabai was the force behind the creation of Shivaji. Read about how she influenced administrative policy
http://www.trailblazersindia.com/eco_tourism/fortrecks/sinhagad.htm Information with pictures of forts that were part of Shivaji’s plan for Hindavi Swaraj – Sinhagad, Rajgad, Torana, Raigad, and Lingana
Expansion of the Maratha power
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the Great Marathas
http://www.geocities.com/narenp/history/history/shivaji.htm brief history of the Marathas
http://www.mumbainet.com/cityinfo/histmaha.htm#Origins easy to read information about Maharashtra before Shivaji, Shivaji Maharaj and the Peshwas
http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/community/community_peshwaShow.php brief information about the Peshwas
http://www.maharashtraweb.com/Cities/Pune/historyofpune.asp the historic city of Pune and Maratha power
http://boardexams.virtualave.net/classxii/history/chronology2.html this timeline puts the Marathas in context of Indian history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bajirao brief information from the Wikipedia encyclopedia on the legend of Bajirao Peshwa
HISTORY > INDIA UNDER BRITISH RULE
Expansion of English army
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+in0021) coming of the Europeans to India
http://www.itihaas.com/modern/british.html?vsv=579 information on the beginnings of the British Raj
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the British East India Company
http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/eastindia.html an essay on the rise of the East India Company and colonization of India
http://library.thinkquest.org/C006203/indexa.html see the History section for an account of expansion of British power in India with pictures of key people
English administration/economic policy
http://www.itihaas.com/modern/governor.html?vsv=579 list of British governor generals
http://www.itihaas.com/modern/british5.html?vsv=579 the Pitts India Act provided for a joint governing of the East India company and the British Crown.
http://www.itihaas.com/modern/british8.html?vsv=579 the treaty of Bassein with Peshwa Bajirao 2
http://www.itihaas.com/modern/british18.html?vsv=579 the first Anglo Sikh war
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the British Raj
http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/britishedu.htm an essay on British Education in India
http://library.thinkquest.org/C006203/indexa.html see the History section for an account of Indian society, economy and government during British times with pictures of key people
The uprising of 1857
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the Uprising of 1857
http://www.thebharat.com/thebharatinfo/history/mutiny.html The sepoy mutiny, easy to understand
http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/1857.html this essay gives the background and reasons for the Uprising
http://library.thinkquest.org/C006203/indexa.html see the History section for information on the Uprising with pictures
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about setting up of the Indian National Congress
http://library.thinkquest.org/C006203/indexa.html see the History section for an account of the freedom struggle from 1857-1947
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html Mahatma Gandhi and civil disobedience
http://www.itihaas.com/independent/speech.html?vsv=580 Pandit Nehru’s speech on the eve of independence
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html brief information about the Quit India Movement and Independence
http://www.historyofindia.com/medfrm.html the revolutionaries and Lal-Bal-Pal
http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/freedom.html key landmarks in the Indian freedom struggle
http://www.tiranga.net/firstflag.htm about the Indian National flag
http://meadev.nic.in/Gandhi/intro.htm rich site packed with information on Mahatma Gandhi. Videos, audio, quotations, story of his life, photo gallery
HISTORY > MODERN AGE
Revolts against Unruly Monarchies
http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=1374 a great timeline of the age of revolutions
http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/r1/revol1848.asp information from an online encyclopedia on the revolutions of 1848
http://www.hrcr.org/docs/frenchdec.html the declaration of the rights of man from the French Revolution
http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=1375 a very useful site including links to its origin, impact on society, women, technology and consequences. Lots of maps links and a superb timeline
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial+Revolution information from this online encyclopedia about the Industrial revolution with many hyperlinks
The Modern Age
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/mmw/index.asp this site shows some exceptional artifacts produced by advances in science and technology – the Eilean Gas Light, genetically modified mice, small biplane, popular cars from the 1950’s and 60’s and lots more
http://learningcurve.pro.gov.uk/coldwar/default.htm lots of information on the cold war between USSR & USA
http://www.eduseek.com/navigate.php?ID=1505 a great timeline of the modern world
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dludden/global1.htm a quick guide to the world history of globalization
Parts of speech
http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=413 all about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs & adverbs with fun activities and tests
http://www.shared-visions.com/explore/english/anatomy.html an anatomy of English sentences including an anatomy chart, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs
http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=1954 the wonderful world of words, using a dictionary, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/count.htm count and non count nouns
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pres.htm an introduction and exercise on simple present tense
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pasted.htm an introduction and exercise on simple past tense
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/futwil.htm an introduction and exercise on Future tense with ‘Will’
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/gofut.htm an introduction with exercise on Future tense with ‘Be Going To’
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/4fut.htmfour ways to talk about the future
http://learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=1959 about synonyms and antonyms
http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/ADVERBS7.cfm words indicating degree with examples
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/plural.htm regular plurals of nouns with exercises
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/irrplu.htm irregular plurals of nouns
http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/Pass4.cfm passive & active voice with examples
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/presnq.htm an introduction and exercise in negatives in simple present tense
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pastnq.htm an introduction and exercise in negatives in simple past tense
Expressions & Meaning
http://www.abc.net.au/abcasiapacific/englishbites/idiom/idiom.htm alphabetical listing of commom english expressions