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Activities:
Curriculum Enhancement


Identified gifted children often have a regular classroom teacher and a gifted program facilitator. Collaborating between gifted & general education teachers is very beneficial, especially on the enrichment level. All students can benefit from the sharing of the enrichment ideas, activities and events.

Here are only a few of the many enrichment sites that can excite, energize, motivate and challenge students to get involved in life and learning:

Antarctic Program - aims to understand the world's coldest, windiest, driest, and harshest continent -- its ecosystems and its effects on global processes such as climate. Read breaking news from a us newspaper written in McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Learn about important discoveries. See articles about a killer crater found under the ice and the melting of polar ice sheets.

Birds: Everything You Want to Know

Cultures and History of the Americas - features 50 highlights from rare books, maps, paintings, and artifacts. The exhibit explores pre-Columbian cultures of Central America and the Caribbean, encounters between Europeans and indigenous peoples, the growth of European Florida, and piracy and trade in the American Atlantic. Highlights include Columbus's account of the 1492 voyage, Frances Drake's maps, the first natural history of the Americas, and a 7th century wooden box that recorded Mayan dynastic lineage.

Cyberinfrastructure - examines the convergence of three realities -- the spread of the Internet, the shrinkage of computers, and the accumulation of databases -- that has led researchers to envision a planet-wide grid of computing, information, networking, and sensor resources. Learn about projects to develop the emerging cyberinfrastructure. Find out how researchers are beginning to depend on it. Discover resources for teaching and learning about information technology.

DiscoverTeenergy - a wealth of enrichment activities for all ages.

Ethics: Institute for Global Ethics

Ethics: Resource Center

Extension & Enrichment Activities - a wealth of resources

Enrichment Calendar

Giraffe Heroes Project -people who are willing to stick their necks out for the common good

Mathematics is Fun -provides projects and challenges.

Midlink Magazine - exciting projects and challenges.

Parrot Enrichment Resources -learn everything about parrots.

Public Broadcasting System (PBS) TV Resources for Teachers/Parents - media resources presented on their television broadcasts are made available to teachers

Stone Soup - fun magazine for children 8 to 13.

Solar and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competitions - focuses on designing and building solar and hydrogen fuel cell cars. Explore components of solar cars. Conduct experiments to improve car performance. Find activities for measuring solar cell output, tips on vehicle construction and transmission design, and formulas for calculating vehicle performance. See a list of regional competitions sites. Find out how to integrate solar vehicle activities into the curriculum.

Teach Engineering- provides more than 500 lessons and activities for teaching engineering concepts in K-12 science and math classes. Topics include oil and energy consumption, water and electricity, mass and volume, various energy sources, heat transfer, solar heating systems, collisions and momentum, electrons, cellular respiration, biomedical engineering, and more. Lessons connect real-world experiences with concepts and skills already taught in K-12 classrooms.

Gifted Canada

How It is Made - shows the assembly line and other manufacturing processes involved in creating consumer products