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Interactives for Students

America's Stone Age Explorers
In "Stone Age Toolkit," match 10 Stone Age artifacts to their uses. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Babatha's Scroll
In "Babatha's Scroll," use a viewer to translate a 2,000-year-old letter from ancient Greek into English. (Flash plug-in required.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Cracking the Maya Code
In "Decode Stela 3," follow the decipherment of a passage of Maya glyphs carved onto an ancient stone monument, hear the ancient Maya spoken, and learn the meaning behind the glyphs in this interactive. (Flash plug-in required.) Grades 6-8, 9-12

Evolution: The Mind's Big Bang
In "Riddle of the Bones," explore the remains of early human ancestors to understand how they moved, what they looked like, and when they lived. (Shockwave plug-in required.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Great Inca Rebellion, The
In "Grave Analysis," take a close look at an Inca burial thought to be from the Siege of Lima. (Flash plug-in required, printable version available.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Ice Mummies -- Frozen in Heaven
In "Reading the Remains," discover the information that can be gleaned from a burial site and its remains, including the person's age, sex, and diet. Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Lost Treasures of Tibet
In "Deciphering Buddha Imagery," learn about some of the familiar traits found in the Buddha image, as well as the meanings of the five most common hand gestures. (Flash 5 plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Mummy Who Would Be King, The
In "Making Mummies," discover the techniques for classic mummification. (Note: This feature contains graphic photos of mummies. Please preview for its appropriateness for your classroom.) (Flash plug-in required.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Mysterious Mummies of China
In "Digging into Language," learn about linguistics, the scientific study of language. (No plug-in required.) Grades 6-8.

Mystery of the First Americans
In "The Dating Game," learn how carbon-dating works. (Shockwave plug-in required; non-Shockwave version available.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Neanderthals on Trial
In "Dig and Deduce," uncover bones and artifacts in three virtual digs and then read about what the evidence suggests. (Flash plug-in required ; non-Flash version available.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

NOVA scienceNOW: Maya
In "A Masterpiece Revealed," explore an ancient 14-foot Maya mural predating the time of Christ. (Flash plug-in required.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Perfect Corpse, The
In "Tollund Man," meet the most famous bog body of all and learn how scientists reconstructed his final hours. (Flash plug-in required.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Science Odyssey, A: In Search of Ourselves
In "Human Evolution," slide through time to see human ancestors and how they may be related. (Shockwave plug-in required; non-Shockwave version available.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Search for the Lost Cave People
In "Be An Archaeologist," reassemble shards from a Mayan pot. (Shockwave plug-in required.) Grades 3-5, 6-8.

Secrets of Lost Empires I -- Pyramid
In "Hieroglyphs: Say What?," learn about hieroglyphs and then try to decipher a message. (No plug-in required.) Grades 3-5, 6-8.

Stone Age Toolkit
In "Stone Age Took Kit," discover what roles ten different kinds of primitive artifacts from Europe and North America played for our earliest ancestors. (Flash plug-in required.) (Printable version available) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Sultan's Lost Treasure
In "Date the Dish," interpret design, marks, and quality to correctly assess the age of a fine blue-and-white porcelain artifact. (Shockwave plug-in required.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

World in the Balance
In "Global Trends Quiz," test your understanding of the population trends in three areas: the developed world, the developing world, and the environmental challenges associated with each. (Flash plug-in required.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

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