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Alice is a free educational software program from Carnegie Mellon which introduces students to computer programming in a 3D environment. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. Models in the gallery that can be used include animals, environments, nature, people, and special effects. You will need Java 3D to run the program.

Resource Type: Recommended Non-PBS Link

Subject: Science & Tech

The Academy of Natural Sciences holds some very old (as long ago as 500 years) books on fish, birds, mollusks, botany, herpetology, elephants, and microscopy and presents them for us all to view at this digital library. Sample plates from each book are provided. Picture what you know of elephants, then view the many images in the Nature?s Masterpiece feature to see how elephants were represented for hundreds of years to people who would never see a real one.

Resource Type: Recommended Non-PBS Link

Subject: Science & Tech

Take the Web Walk around Manhattan to learn about some of the tallest buildings in the country. Check out the Cool Stuff for Kids for an activity called ?Don?t Know Squat About Skyscrapers?? where you?ll find out about the tallest and biggest buildings and see Manhattan through Time. Check past exhibitions for topics including Green Towers and several World Trade Center exhibits. Lesson plans and activities are found in the Educator section. Flash is required.

Resource Type: Recommended Non-PBS Link

Subject: Science & Tech

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