This is a tool that can provide you and your students with a variety of applications. It can perform calculations, create charts of data in areas of science, health, language, world data, and many other categories.

The website is http://www.wolframalpha.com.

1. Video of teacher explaining what she is doing with her fourth grade class.
2. Screencast by creator
3. Screencast by high school math teacher talking about Wolfram|Alpha.

Here are some entries to try. Click the = icon after typing each entry.

cranford, nj {or your choice of town and state}
New Jersey
Your birthdate
word difficult
word I
sin 1/2

Now click the word Examples at the top of the screen and spend five minutes trying a few examples.