Thursday, August 09, 2007

Math, Science, and Reading Resources

I just came across these resources from Marylaine Block's Neat New Stuff email:

• Mathematics in Movies
http://www.math.harvard.edu/%7Eknill/mathmovies/index.html
A collection of movie clips in which Mathematics appears. We all know about A Beautiful Mind, but did you know you could use the Simpsons, Monty Python, and Abbot and Costello to teach math concepts?

• New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/home.ns
The magazine's web site offers breaking science news, several topical blogs, and a searchable archive of 15 years worth of the magazine (brief excerpts available free, full content available to personal and institutional subscribers). Also available for free: continually updated special reports on a variety of topics offer backgrounders, FAQs, timelines, book and weblink recommendations, and more.

• What Book Got You Hooked?
http://www2.firstbook.org/whatbook/top50.php
FirstBook, which gives away books to children, asked people to tell them what book got them hooked on reading. "Over 100,000 people responded. These are the Top 50 books that got YOU hooked!" No doubt everybody's answers would be different, which makes this a great topic for discussions and exhibits in your library.


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
http://marylaine.com/neatnew.html
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2007.

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