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Here Comes the Sun…

Eagle Readers are Making Waves!  Summer Reading 2010

Here is a spectacular variety of reading selections all intended to keep you awake on a sunny beach, on the edge of your seat on a really long car trip, or breathless on your back porch at sunset.  Have a great Summer Eagle Readers!

2010 Summer Reading List

Good Readers…

are always thinking about what they might read next!  Check out this cool website that suggests additional book titles based upon what you like to read!

What Should I Read Next?

Planetary Study

Check out the Digital Kits in ECK_104!  You’ll find videos, photographs, songs, information sheets and MORE! 

To investigate planetary orbit further, check out My Solar System created by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Don’t forget that the World Book Online – avialable in the right hand navigation bar of the Eckstein Library’s Website is also an excellent source of planetary information.  If you need a password to access this Database off campus, please see a librarian.

As Freshmen you may want to familiarize yourself with your high school’s library website:

Using Culture Grams is a great way to begin your research with current and reliable information.

While our library does contain over 14,000 items, you may need to take advantage of our Union Catalog (all Seattle Schools) or your Public Library when you are looking for a Book on your topic.

Magazine, Journal or Newspaper Articles - As you search for News Articles, be sure to use one of the following resources:

Government Documents

Electronic Databases - There are a number of options available to you when searching for a Reference Article:

Here are some possible places to look for Science Project Ideas.

  • Exploratorium: Snacks
  • Science Explorer
  • Science Experiments You Can Do
  • Kid Science at FatLion
  • BJ Pinchbeck
  • Earth Science Experiments For Kids 
  • Easy Science Experiment Projects
  • Exploratorium: Astronomy
  • Astronomy – Science Experiments
  • Reeko’s Mad Scientist Lab
  • Hundreds of Science Fair Projects
  • Science Fair Projects and Ideas
  • Science Buddies Science Project Idea
  • Fun Science Gallery
  • Dr. Shawn’s Super Science Fair
  • Science Project Corp.
  • Sites for Antibiotics and the Immune System:

    Antibiotics
    What are antibiotics and how are they used to treat and cure diseases? Find out here.

    How Your Immune System Works

    This site offers a nice explanation about the mechanisms of the human immune system.

    Sites for the Effects of Drugs on the Body:

    Alcohol Find out about alcohol and its effects on the body.

    Steroids Learn about steroids and their effects on the body.

    Tobacco Learn about the abuse of tobacco and its effects.

    Sites for Healthcare Careers:

    Healthcare Career Information At this site, health-related careers are listed in alphabetical order, with links to information about each career.

    The 1998-99 Occupational Outlook Handbook
    This Bureau of Labor Statistics site allows you to look up an occupation by its title, then find information about the nature of the work, educational requirements, salary range, job outlook for the future, and other topics related to that occupation. Or just browse the list until you find an occupation that interests you.

    General Resources for Diseases:

    A-Z List of Diseases and Disorders
    Want an extensive list of diseases and disorders, along with explanations? Check this site out.

    Adolescent Health
    A site sponsored by the AMA that focuses on aspects of health related to teens.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This site includes information on a variety of diseases and disorders and a special section for adolescents.

    Genes and Disease Learn more about genetic diseases at this site.

    Healthfinder Check out this government-hosted search site with links to journals, news, and related sites.

    Hidden Killers: Deadly Viruses This is an award-winning site developed by students in the Thinkquest program. It is substantiated by excellent references and contains information about viruses and viral diseases.

    KidsHealth.org This is a comprehensive web site sponsored by the Nemours Foundation and dedicated to providing up-to-date health information for students.

    MedicineNet
    Site for researching topics about health and disease. Includes a medical dictionary. Sponsored by a network of medical doctors.

    Medline Plus
    This contains a listing of diseases in alphabetical order and links to pages where you can get more specific information about those diseases. Many of the articles that reference the diseases are at a fairly high reading level. You could print the articles and obtain help from a teacher or a professional to help you translate the information into simpler terms.

    Museum of Human Disease
    This site contains interactive images of diseased organs. Recommended for higher-level students and/or those needing images for presentation purposes.

    Nervous System Disorders
    Explore some of the disorders of the nervous system at this site.

    Respiratory Disorder
    Find out about various respiratory disorders here.

    Sites for Specific Diseases/Disorders:

    Crohn’s Disease This page offers extensive information about Crohn’s Disease and its treatment.

    Eating Disorders
    Are you interested in learning more about eating disorders? Try this site especially for girls.

    Epilepsy Foundation Find out about epilepsy at this site, which includes a Kid’s Club and a Teen Chat room.

    High Blood Pressure Learn about the causes and prevention of high blood pressure.

    Muscular Dystrophy Association
    Learn more about muscular dystrophy at this site.

    Tuberculosis
    Learn about this crippling disease, its symptoms, its treatment, and its resistance to drugs.

    As you search for News Articles, be sure to use one of the following resources:

    There are a number of options available to you when searching for a Reference Article:

    While our library does contain over 14,000 items, you may need to take advantage of our Union Catalog (all Seattle Schools) or your Public Library when you are looking for a Book on your topic.

    Write a 6 word review for any book in the library, fiction or non-fiction, and get entered in the drawing for an awesome prize.  (The prize is yet to be determined, but it will be awesome!)  See the librarians for an entry form. 

    Your entry may be used as a “shelf-talker” to let others know about the great books you are reading.  There are some examples already posted; check them out!

    Lopus – US History 7

    Don’t forget the following sites when looking for information on the first and fourth amendments.

    Databases provided by Seattle Public Schools:

    Search suggestions include:

    Drug testing – more about your favorite case, “Drug testing in schools”
    Texting – Google “City of Ontario v Quon, “Supreme Court Communication Privacy”
    Drug Shirts – “Student Expression in Schools,” keep an eye out for clothing/dress codes

    Don’t forget your bibliography.  If you’d like help with formatting, go to: http://www.easybib.com/

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