Interesting Links

Looking for information to help your budding scientist with earth science homework? Check out these fun and yet accurate activities and resources from the U.S. Geological Survey. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

In the spirit of the upcoming Banned Books Week, check out this organization, The Uprise Books Project, that hopes to help break the cycle of poverty through banned books. Information on Banned Books Week is found on the ALA site. And if you’re in the DC area, check out the National Book Festival on the Mall.

If a picture can tell a 1,000 words, than infographics are the answer to teaching complex ideas. Fun too! Check out Langwitches’ handy-dandy tutorial and tool.

A proposed rule from the FBI – they seek comments on the potential use of an FBI Anti-Piracy Warning Seal that could be used by copyright holders.

Take a virtual tour of the U.S. Virgin Island’s Coral Reef, a national park. This is great fun for kids and adults. The photography is fantastic!

It’s Foliomania!, baby. Fame, Fortune, and Theft: Shakespeare’s First Folio. Listen to a podcast of an interview on WAMU, an NPR affiliate, with Owen Williams from the Folger Shakepeare Library’s Folger Institute, and Barbara A. Mowat, former director of the Folger Institute and co-editor of The New Folger Library Shakespeare. They discuss the prior exhibit as well as other issues related to Shakespeare and his infamous Folio. Missed the exhibit? You can visit the website dedicated to this exhibit and read more about the First Folio in the exhibition publication available through the Folger Gift Store.

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