Tag: Inspiring People

  • Niels Bohrs

    Niels Bohr  Wikipedia has the following information: Niels Bohr – Biographical information, Bohr model, philosophy and more.Bohr Model –  Origin, Electron energy levels, Tydberg formula and more.Atomic Theory – An example from the page: A scientific theory of the nature of matter, which states that matter is composed of discrete units called atoms. Old Quantum Theory […]

  • Johnny Appleseed Resource Page

    Johnny Appleseed Resource Page

    American Storyteller: The Story of Johnny Appleseed – Use the arrows to scroll through the short article segments. Virginia Apples: Johnny Appleseed- A Pioneer – Click on “Read More” to access a FREE Johnny Appleseed Curriculum for grades K-5th in a printable PDF format. It has coloring pages, music, stories, poems and more. History.com: Ask History: Who was […]

  • Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday

    Wikipedia: Michael Faraday – Biographical information and scientific accomplishments. BBC: History: Michael Faraday – An encyclopedic article about his life and accomplishments. Famous Scientists: Michael Faraday – Offers a longer article and a time line of his accomplishments and discoveries. FranW.com: Balloons – Information about balloons and instructions for the game Balloon Badminton. YouTube: Michael Faraday Playlist – Biographical information about Faraday and […]

  • Lewis Howard Latimer

    Lewis Howard Latimer

    Biography: Lewis Howard Latimer – A short article that talks about Latimer’s life and accomplishments. Wikipedia: Lewis Howard Latimer – Offers a short biography about Latimer’s life, inventions, and lists his patents. Scholastic: Teacher’s Activity Guide – Lewis Howard Latimer – Offers a very short biography about his background and inventions. Exploratorium: Science Snack –  […]

  • Jim Henson

    Jim Henson

    Wikipedia: Jim Henson – Biographical information about Jim Henson and his accomplishments. Listen to this article by clicking on the speaker icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.The Muppets – Information about Jim Henson’s creationBiography: Jim Henson – Site offers a biographical video and an article about his life, and the start of […]

  • Dale Chihuly Resource Page

    Dale Chihuly Resource Page

    Children’s Museum: Fireworks Of Glass – A Free 87 page PDF about Chihuly’s artwork. This publication has lessons and activity ideas.Chihuly Garden & Glass – Dale Chihuly’s store site. Offers information about the artist, his artwork, and events.  Chihuly – Chihuly’s artwork site. View the gallery and videos of his artwork. Art Prize: Inspired by Chihuly – Information and pictures […]

  • Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla Tesla Society: Biography – Article: Tesla biography: The Genius Who Lit The World. Site also includes some information about his most famous inventions.Biography: Nikola Tesla – Site offers biographical information about Tesla’s life: The early years, years as an inventor, his fall from grace, and his death and legacy.Wikipedia: Nikola Tesla – Page […]

  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

        PBS: Ben Franklin – Find out who Ben Franklin was and what his accomplishments were. Site also offers a teacher’s guide. Wikipedia: Benjamin Franklin – The life and accomplishments of Ben Franklin. Franklin Institute: Ben Franklin – Offers historical resources for the armonica, lightning rod, Nini Medallion, and much more. Check here for FAQ about Ben. Ben’s Guide to US Government – Site offers learning […]

  • A. C. Gilbert

    A. C. Gilbert Gilbert House Children’s Museum: About A. C. Gilbert – A brief history about the man who saved Christmas, in 1918. Site offers a short timeline.Scientific American: A. C. Gilbert – Article about the American toy maker. A. C. Gilbert Society – A source for A. C. Gilbert and his products.Gliders & Gears: A Brief History of […]

  • Edgar Allan Poe Research Project

    Edgar Allan Poe Research Project

    Edgar Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 19, 1809, and became Edgar Allan Poe after the Allan family took him in at the age of two. During his lifetime, Poe was a self-taught author, poet, literary critic, and editor. Although his life was filled with great tragedy, Poe accomplished a great deal in his short life, […]

  • Washington Irving – Research Project

    Washington Irving – Research Project

    Washington Irving was a successful writer and editor, born April 3, 1783, in New York City, New York, and is best known for his short stories which include, ‘Rip Van Winkle’, and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’. Irving was America’s first internationally best-selling author who encouraged American authors – Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth, […]

  • Inspiring People: Cardstacker

    Inspiring People: Cardstacker

      Photo by Kevin Lam from Vancouver, Canada Guinness World Record holder, Bryan Berg is a self-taught cardstacker. He builds amazing structures out of plain old playing cards. He doesn’t bend or fold the cards, nor does he use tape or glue to keep them together.  You have got to see the AWESOME things he […]