Cost of Injury Reports

http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars

WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is a database that gives reports of injury related information.  From this source you can find data about fatal injuries, nonfatal injuries, and violent deaths.  Cost estimates for both fatal and nonfatal injuries are also available.

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Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/about.php

The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture’s on-line edition is an updated version of the the book that was originally published in 1998.  Students, teachers, and researchers can use this website to find information about Tennessee.  Topics are broken down into user friendly categories.  Popular subjects include the Civil War, Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson and Daniel Boone.  This on-line version has updated and new entries, over 500 images, and also video and audio files.

Science Fair Central

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/

Do your kids need some help getting started on their science fair projects?  Use this website to find out everything you need to know to complete a successful science fair project.  Many science fair project ideas for all ages of children are also included. 

From the website: 

An important part of learning science is doing science. Science fairs offer students an opportunity to practice science investigation and invention. Whether the science fair is competitive or not, the project may be the first time that students choose their own science topic and practice being a scientist or engineer.

This site is designed to help students do one of two things:

  • design and conduct an investigative experiment (investigation)
  • design and engineer a practical solution to a problem (invention)

Water Pollution Information for Your Area

http://cfpub.epa.gov/dmr/index.cfm

The Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool  is a new tool provided by the Environmental Protection Agency that allows you to find out what industries are discharging pollutants into water sources in your area.  You can also find out what and how much pollutants are being emitted and where they are being introduced into bodies of water.  This tool was made as a part of the EPA’s Clean Water Action Plan that is making information about pollutants more easily accessible.