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  1. The Bioscope Initiative: An Educational Resource in Science
  2. Birth Defects and Adverse Birth Outcomes
  3. Birth Defects and Pediatric Genetics
  4. Birth Defects Genetics Center
  5. Birth Defects S.O.S.
  6. Birth Defects
  7. Family Village: Birth Defects
  8. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  9. First Aid and Health
  10. Genetic Disorder and Birth Defects: Genetic Information and Patient Services
  11. The High Altitude Medicine Guide
  12. Hypothermia
  13. International Birth Defects Information Systems (IBIS)
  14. International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Monitoring Systems
  15. KidsHealth
  16. Learn CPR- you can do it!
  17. National Birth Defects Prevention Network
  18. Tobacco and Birth Defects
  19. Tobacco and Birth Defects
  20. Your (Yucky) Gross & Cool Body

The Bioscope Initiative: An Educational Resource in Science
http://www.bioscope.org/

Our site was written by two guys named Paul J. Robinson and Steve Dunlop. After about 15 minutes of searching, we couldn't find when our site was last updated. You can navigate through the site by the links on the side and the top. It has a search box that works and gives very helpful sites. On one link you can call or write e-mails to the creators of the site. Another positive thing is that the site downloads very quickly and you don't have to wait forever. It would be a very useful site to people who are studying for tests or for fun. Here are 2 questions that can be easily answered on our site: What does a plant cell look like? And the other one is: How does alcohol effect me? There are some fun activities including Dribbles were you can see what happens to you if you drink alcohol. Another one is that you can see what a plant cell looks like through a microscope.

  • Student Author: Nick H. and Ryan T.
  • Teacher: Sue Brouillette Send E-mail to Sue Brouillette
  • This site helped Sue Brouillette's class answer the question(s) "Are life skills websites helpful to kids?"
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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Birth Defects and Adverse Birth Outcomes
http://www.health.org/govpubs/phd627/birthdef.htm

Have you ever wondered what the effects of smoking and drinking are on unborn babies? This site tells about birth defects and how pregnant women can prevent them. It states that 20% of babies in large cities are exposed to drugs in the womb. The publisher appears knowledgeable about the content and it seemed accurate. The information is current, easy to understand, and well organized.

  • Student Author: Jeffrey B.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics?" "What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Birth Defects and Pediatric Genetics
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/bd/

This web site was about birth defects and pediatric genetics. It was sponsored by the U.S. Government and other organizations. All of the information was up to date and you could contact the sponsors on line. They also had information on rulings from the U.S. Senate on the topic. The target audience was mostly for teen mothers and adults. It took a little time to load, but it was well worth the wait! I would highly recommend this informative site on birth defects and pediatric genetics.

  • Student Author: Matt H.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics? What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Birth Defects Genetics Center
http://www.southalabama.edu/genetics/

Are you craving for information on pregnancy or birth defects? Then you have come to the right place. This wonderful web page will provide you with endless information on everything you need to know about birth defects or genetics. This web site is very well organized and extremely easy to read and understand. You will understand easily because it gets right to the point. Also, this site has almost no advertising so you can focus on the information instead of looking blankly at the screen. I highly recommend this site if you are a teen looking for birth defect or genetic information.

  • Student Author: Andrew G.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics?" "What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Birth Defects S.O.S.
www.consultsos.com

is a "must see" site on birth defects. Everyone should read about birth defects even if they do not have children with these problems. This site addresses concerns that you or your friends might have on birth defects. Birth Defects S.O.S. has information on just about everything you have questions on. It's very well organized and error free. I found it to load in a quick amount of time while it was free from excessive amounts of advertising.

  • Student Author: Yazan K.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics? What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Birth Defects
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill
/birth_defects.html

Have you ever wondered about kids' health? Well, is the site for you. This fast loading site has lots of information on kids' health with many colorful pictures. One of the highlights of this great site is that it is built for all ages to understand. It is divided into age sensitive categories. Depending on which icon you click, it gives you the proper reading level. If you click on the kids icon, it has lots of pictures, but not many words. The opposite is true if you click on the adult icon. You can also contact the publisher on line. No matter which icon you choose, there is the right amount of information for you. In conclusion, is a great web site for people of all ages!

  • Student Author: Sarah D.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics? What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Family Village: Birth Defects
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/lib_birthdefects.htm

Do you need to find good information on birth defects? Then you should come and check out this awesome site. The Family Village home page is really well set up and organized. It is also easy to use and understand. This birth defect web site has great information and provides a chat room where you can talk to doctors and other people who just want to talk about birth defects. On this site you will find links that will lead you to amazing stories! So if you are looking for great information for research papers, this is the site for you.

  • Student Author: Jenaille N.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics? What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
alcoholism.about.com/cs/fas

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a very serious birth defect. Are you a mother to be and abusing alcohol? If so, there is a good chance that your baby could be born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Where did I get my information? Simple, this very informative web page. This site is packed with information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other related birth defects. The information is presented in an objective manner, all of the links work, and it takes you to educational material. The good news is that they are not trying to sell anything. If you are scared your baby might have a birth defect, then log on to this great site.

  • Student Author: Alyssa K.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics? What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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First Aid and Health
http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/wilderness/survival
/first.htm

If you were injured out in the woods in the bleak of winter, would you know what to do? This site tells you the different methods for dealing with fractures, bleeding, frostbite, snake bites, and much more! If you go to this website, you will get straight information instead of a lot of advertising. Some helpful diagrams show you how to treat the injuries. This site is very organized. It is clear and concise, and you won't ever wonder what the writer is trying to say. strongly recommend going to this site.

  • Student Author: Rose W.
  • Teacher: Jodi Steidl Send E-mail to Jodi Steidl
  • This site helped Jodi Steidl's class answer the question(s) "What skills do we need to acquire to survive mishaps while out in the wilderness? It also helped us to prepare for our Survival field trip."
  • Librarian: Julie Weis Send E-mail to Julie Weis
  • School: Velma Hamilton Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Genetic Disorder and Birth Defects: Genetic Information and Patient Services
http://www.icomm.ca/geneinfo/

Are you a teen parent looking for a definition for a particular genetic disorder or birth defect? I would highly recommend this amazing site to you. It has over 25 different links that will provide you with all of your answers. It also displays an easy to read glossary to define confusing words which is very helpful! All of the information is current and updated. Another great feature is that you can contact the publisher on site. All of the information is presented in an objective manner. So this is a must see web page on birth defects.

  • Student Author: Hannah M.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics?" "What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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The High Altitude Medicine Guide
http://www.high-altitude-medicine.com/water.html

This site is very informative, with real, useful information about water purification. You can be sure it is accurate because it is written by a real medical doctor. It provides you with easy-to-understand water purification methods, such as adding iodine and boiling. This site is easy to navigate, and the graphics are well done. It also includes a bibliography and an extensive page about the website and its creators. Anyone looking for information about water purification would find this site useful. [Note: Click on "Water Treatment Methods" for specific information about water purification.]

  • Student Author: Scott K. and Matt M.
  • Teacher: Jodi Steidl Send E-mail to Jodi Steidl
  • This site helped Jodi Steidl's class answer the question(s) "What do we need to know about water and purification for trips we may make in the Wilderness? It also helped us to prepare for our Survival field trip."
  • Librarian: Julie Weis Send E-mail to Julie Weis
  • School: Velma Hamilton Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Hypothermia
http://www.orcv.org.au/

It may not be the largest or the most well known site about hypothermia, but that doesn't make it any less informative. This site, sponsored by the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria, is very useful for learning about the symptoms, causes, and prevention of hypothermia. It includes helpful pictures showing what to do in situations where hypothermia presents a problem. [Note: Click on the links to "Hypothermia 1" and "Hypothermia 2" on the left-hand side of the screen to find this information.]

  • Student Author: Jessalyn B. and Andrea S.
  • Teacher: Karen Smith Send E-mail to Karen Smith
  • This site helped Karen Smith's class answer the question(s) "What skills do we need to acquire to survive a variety of mishaps in the wilderness? It also helped to prepare for our winter survival field trip."
  • Librarian: Julie Weis Send E-mail to Julie Weis
  • School: Velma Hamilton Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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International Birth Defects Information Systems (IBIS)
http://www.ibis-birthdefects.org/start/

I think that this web site is very informative because it teaches people birth information before and after they are pregnant. If your child is born with a birth defect then there are several links from which to choose. Another great feature is that it offers the information in many different languages about teratogens (abnormal growth) and genetic counseling. The site is very pleasing to look at. You can also contact the publisher at this site. So if you speak Polish or any other language you should visit this awesome site!

  • Student Author: Jenny V.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics?" "What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Monitoring Systems
http://www.icbd.org

If you are wondering about how doctors and researchers monitor birth defects, or if you want to learn more about any specific type of birth defect from A to Z, then visit ICBDMS. Are you a teen parent wondering what might happen to your baby if you smoke, drink or do drugs? Then, you should definitely check out the congenital malformations link on the front page. It has actual information on how to prevent common birth defects. All of the information is well organized and has excellent links. Also, the information is current.

  • Student Author: Jerad W.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics?" "What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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KidsHealth
http://kidshealth.org/kid/

The site I looked at is KidsHealth. The Nemours Foundation created this site for kids. KidsHealth is a wonderful site if you have lots of questions or need advice about your body, your feelings, or basically what you have learned and it also has a daily brain buzz (or an answer to a question) about your body. There are also current events listed, like holidays or questions someone emailed to the webmaster. This site also has a tremendously big glossary of health related words. Some questions that are answered in this site are how to treat a cold sore or what to do if a tick bites you. To top all that off all this information is free and doctor-approved health information.

  • Student Author: Julie T.
  • Teacher: Sue Brouillette Send E-mail to Sue Brouillette
  • This site helped Sue Brouillette's class answer the question(s) "Are life skills websites helpful to kids?"
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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Learn CPR- you can do it!
http://depts.washington.edu/learncpr/index.html

Do you know what to do if someone near you stops breathing and their pulse stops? If not, this is a site that could enrich your mind. With useful, well- illustrated graphics that move, and navigable links, this site has a great design. The University of Washington sponsors this site, however, it has no one recognizable author. Simple explanations make this topic easy to understand. With CPR, or in other words, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, information on infants, children, and adults, this website is packed with information. Then test what you learn with a CPR quiz. We recommend this site to anyone who wants to learn.

  • Student Author: Chris H. and Jeremy K.
  • Teacher: Jodi Steidl Send E-mail to Jodi Steidl
  • This site helped Jodi Steidl's class answer the question(s) "What skills do we need to acquire to survive a variety of mishaps?"
  • Librarian: Julie Weis Send E-mail to Julie Weis
  • School: Velma Hamilton Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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National Birth Defects Prevention Network
http://www.nbdpn.org/

This is a great site for you if you are planning to have or having a baby. The people publishing the site know what they are talking about and have good experience in this kind of field. You can also contact the publisher from the web site if you have any questions. Their information comes in a newsletter which must be read under the Acrobat Reader program. The site also provides regular updates which is great when you want to know about recent studies. All of the links work and it is very well organized. Over all, this site is very good for people who want to know more about the causes of birth defects.

  • Student Author: Sherman C.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics? What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Tobacco and Birth Defects
http://www.kickbutt.org/learn/pregnancy.html

Are you a teen or a pregnant mother who smokes or uses any tobacco products? Then you should check out this informative web site. Tobacco is not only hurting you, but your baby too! Did you know that smoking is the number two cause of birth defects in the United States? This web page tells you the truth about how tobacco can hurt your baby. So get off your butt and go to www.kickbutt.org and learn from this well organized and easy to read site.

  • Student Author: Laura S. and Tyler P.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics? What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Tobacco and Birth Defects
http://www.kickbutt.org/learn/pregnancy.html

Smoking is a common cause of birth defects,and many people don't understand that it is a very hard habit to quit. There is, however, a very informative web page called, The LEARNING CENTER. This wonderful web page can help you or anyone else shed that horrible habit. This site has it all for the smoker who wants to know how to have a happy, healthy baby. All of the links are appropriate and support the current and error free content. So, do yourself a favor and log on to The Learning Center.

  • Student Author: Alice T.
  • Teacher: Peg Glynn Send E-mail to Peg Glynn
  • This site helped Peg Glynn's class answer the question(s) "Where could a teen parent go to find a Web page on birth defects and related topics?" "What resources are out there to help teen parents find information on pregnancy and birth defects?"
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Your (Yucky) Gross & Cool Body
http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/index.html

Have you ever wondered how many different sounds humans can distinguish? You can find the answer at Your (Yucky) Gross and Cool Body. Your (Yucky) Gross and Cool Body is a website designed for kids. It is very useful if you want to learn about natural body functions, like snot and boogers, stinky pits, eye gunk, and dandruff. It is also a fun website to learn yucky, gross and funny facts. This site is extra easy to use because it loads quickly, has fast links, and doesn't need any plug-ins. You can also contact the webmaster with any questions about the site. Discovery Channel created this website and it was last updated in year 2000. If there are any questions that the website has not answered, you can ask Wendell the Worm, and he'll answer your question and post it on the website. If you get bored learning about your body, you can click on one of the many links to other websites. You can also play games and take fun quizzes about bugs and other interesting things.

  • Student Author: Siettah P. and Katie H.
  • Teacher: Sue Brouillette Send E-mail to Sue Brouillette
  • This site helped Sue Brouillette's class answer the question(s) "Are life skills websites helpful to kids?"
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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Internet Detectives is a publication produced by Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) middle school students as a resource for other K-12 students. It is an ongoing, cooperative effort of middle school Social Studies classrooms. Students find, evaluate and recommend Internet resources related to the curriculum. This project is supported by MMSD's Teaching and Learning Department and Library Media Services.

These Internet resources were evaluated on the basis of Site Selection Guidelines. Questions and comments regarding specific sites can be sent to the classroom teachers listed with the student author and school.

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