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NOTE: Funding for the SMART program ran out in 2006 and this site is now dormant as all of the original SMART staff have either retired or moved on to other projects.  As such, as of June 1, 2014, responses to e-mails sent to this site will probably encounter significant delays.  Please continue to use this site as a reference.

The Science and Mathematics with Application of Relevant Technology SMART program is made possible thanks to generous gifts from the Lucent Technologies Foundation, The Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics at IIT and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. SMART reflects Lucent's, IIT's and IBHE's shared commitment to the support and the continuing education of Chicago's math and science teachers. For a brief course description click here.

The aim of this site is to make available interactive Science and Mathematics lessons using the resources of the World Wide Web.  We have prepared a number of such lessons [listed below by title and participant's name] in the SMART program.


Summer 2000 Summer 2001 AM Summer 2001 PM Summer 2004
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The interactive lessons listed below were created beginning in the Summer of 2000 through the Spring of 2002 and again during the summer of 2004.



Imara Abdullah
  1. Why Does It Rain?
  2. The Water Cycle
Marva L. Anyanwu
Zap Science Fair Project
Margia Artis
Writing Simple Sentences
Barbara Baker
Land Formations
LaWanda Y. Banks-Miles
  1. The Amazing World of Ants
  2. The Wonderful World of Animal's and Plant's Habitat
David Bonner
Why is the Sky Blue
Shirley Cesair
  1. Electromagnets
  2. The Magical Magnetic Coins
  3. Balloon Electricity
Roy Coleman
  1. The Science of Road Rallies
  2. Learn about Morgan Park High School
  3. Lots of Lessons
  4. A HIGH Energy Quiz
Bill Colson
Neutrinos: They're Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
Therese Donatello
Eighth Grade Science
Cynthia D'Souza
  1. Physics Syllabus
  2. Sample Physics Exam
  3. Production and Properties of Sound
  4. Light
Bernadette Dvorscak
  1. Geometry
  2. Ratios
  3. Proportions
  4. Addition and Subtraction of Integers
  5. Fractions
Glenda Ellis
  1. Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Jean Essig
  1. Apples
  2. The Five Senses
Lorraine Fugate
  1. The Solar System
  2. Our Solar System
Earnest Garrison
  1. Electricity & Magnetism
  2. Solar Energy
  3. Fuel Cells
Carol Giles
  1. Food Chain
  2. Levels of Organization in Organisms
  3. Word Parts
Cussandra Gillespie
Muhammed-Muheeb Giwamorye
A Breathing Machine
Mary Gleason
Beyond the Clouds: Naming and Ordering the Planets
Lilla Green
  1. Snap Crackle & Pop Science
  2. The Human Body System I. Digestive
  3. The Human Body System II. Health
  4. Environmental Lesson: Earthworms
  5. Betta Fish
  6. Let's Outrage the Bull
  7. The World in Winter
  8. Sand Affairs
Stephen Ha
What are Factors?
Dena Hall
  1. Solid, Liquid or Gas?
  2. Action Fractions
Jean Halsey
The Dewey Decimal Classification System
Shirley Hatcher
Addition Activities for First Grade
Lyvonia Hearns
The Food Chain
Barbara Hill
Mamie Hill
  1. Spiders
  2. Animal Predators
Sally Hill
The Physics of Bowling
Ellen Hymon
  1. Math for fifth and Sixth Grade
  2. M & M Math
Porter Johnson
  1. The Northern Lights
  2. Lightning
  3. The Physics of Baseball
  4. The Physics of Tides
  5. The Physics of Accelerators
  6. Solar Tracker
Don Kanner
  1. High Energy Relativistic Creation v. Evolution
  2. Resonance of Common Bottles and Jugs
  3. A Letter From Isaac Newton
Winnie Koo
The Mysterious Balloons
Erma Lee
  1. Our Solar System
  2. Fun With Math Games
  3. Fun With Math Games #2
Barbara Lorde
  1. Math Shapes in a Shoebox
  2. Math and Science in a Salad Bowl
  3. Air: The Stuff of Life
  4. Water Around Us: Visible and Invisible
Winifred Malvin
  1. Data on Water
  2. Electrical Waves
  3. Sense-Ability
  4. Fraction-ology
Betty Marshall
  1. All About Spiders
  2. Cells
  3. Electricity
  4. Deadly Waters
Carl Martikean
  1. Astronomy
  2. Freely Falling Body Motion
  3. The Nucleus and Beyond
Carolyn McBride & Carolyn McGee
Beverly Merchant
Crafts, Food and Fun for Children
Pam Moy
  1. Chinese New Year
  2. Maple Syrup
Rachale Nickson
The Smell of Flowers
Bernina Norton
Circles Part 1
Virginia O'Brien
Mixing Colors
Jannyce Omueti
  1. Caring Reduces Conflict
  2. Having Fun With Decimals
Ann Parham
  1. Insects Beware
  2. The Amazing Chain
  3. LadyBug-itis
Barbara Pawela
  1. Strong Ice
  2. Chemistry of Fire
  3. It's a gas!
  4. Comets and Asteroids
Kathleen Pearce
Beautiful Painted Ladies
Tyrethis Penrice
  1. Digestion: The Human Body
  2. Respiration
Wanda Pitts
  1. Gym Shoe Mathematics
  2. The Force in a Bottle
  3. The Air Around Us
  4. Dancing Kernels
Lois Polakoff
  1. The Four Inner Planets of our Solar System
  2. Rainbows
Leticia Rodriguez
  1. Gravity
  2. Science Curriculum
  3. Volcanoes
  4. Tessellations
Betty Roombos
  1. Locating Black Box Atoms
  2. Adding Vectors Using the Component Method
  3. Network Problem
  4. Mean Free Path
Melinda Ross
  1. Mystery Writing and the Brain
  2. Think Like a Mathematician
Estellvenia Sanders
  1. Moon Motion
  2. Tee for Angle
  3. Pump It Up!
  4. Digital Numerics
  5. The Chem-Crim
Ed Scanlon
  1. Evolution
  2. Bacterial Gram Stain Technique
  3. The Fresh Water Habitat
John Scavo
  1. Surface Tension
  2. Film Canister Rocket
  3. Optical Illusions
  4. How Long do Batteries Last?
  5. How to Make a Thermometer
  6. Dancing Raisins
  7. Kites
Fred Schaal
  1. Boolean Algebra Notions
  2. The Summer Triangle
  3. Magic Squares---At no time do my fingers...
  4. Continued Fractions
  5. Muons on the Rails
Bud Schultz
  1. Basic Atomic Theory Page
  2. Neutrinos and Astronomy
Christine Scott
  1. My Five Senses
  2. Learning About Trees
  3. Bee Healthy
  4. Apple Science
  5. Beluga Whales in Concert
Mary Scott
  1. Endangered Animals
  2. Jelly Bean Math
  3. Rainforest of South America
Pearline Scott
  1. Homemade Math
  2. How Math Fits in My Future?
  3. Busy Bee Math
  4. Let's Plan a Math Fair
Monica Seelman
Crocodiles & Alligators
Janet Sheard
  1. Planets of Our Solar System
  2. Systems of the Human Body
  3. Wetlands: The Volo Bog
  4. Astronomy
  5. Geometry and Spatial Sense
Jane Shields
  1. Radiation: Nuclear Transformation
  2. Our Solar System
  3. Virtual Field Trip: Nuclear Power Plant
Delores Singleton
Basic Mathematics
F. Lee Slick
  1. Exponential Decay
  2. Eat your Experiment
  3. Quark! Quark! Quark! & Quark!
Charlene Smith
  1. Salt and Its Uses
  2. Salt, Salt and More Salt
  3. Egyptian Math
  4. Money: A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
  5. Antarctica or Atlantis - Today and Yesterday
  6. The Changing Earth - The Interior and Exterior of Motion
Marilynn Stone
  1. Circuit Board
  2. Answers to Betty Roombos' lesson Locating Black Box Atoms
  3. Simplified Heat Problems
  4. Retrograde Motion
  5. Radioactive Decay Chart
Vicki Townsend
  1. The World of Computers Key Terms
  2. Learning How To Type
Brenda Wall
  1. Massai: African Tribe
  2. Putting the Value in its Right Place
  3. Mapping Things Out
Earl Zwicker
  1. The Pythagorean Puzzle
  2. The Bernoulli Effect - Conceptually
indicates lessons developed through a grant from IIT's Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics, a part of the Illinois Consortium for Accelerator Research.

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Academic Year Presentations in High School SMILE Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics classes, 1997-2006, listed by category, with web-based references:





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Last Update June 15, 2015 by Porter Johnson or Roy Coleman at Illinois Institute of Technology.