Remember Our Soldiers
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Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
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Facts to Wow your Friends! NEW:RHINO FACTS!
History For Kids
Tween Tribune-News Stories for Student
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Time for Kids-Around the World
BBC Website for Kids
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Highlighted MAY Resources:
Save the Rhino Day is May 1st. Learn about the Rhino:RHINOS!Click here to learn some fun facts about Rhino(activities to do,too).RHINO Fun Facts!
May 29th,1953. Mt. Everest is conquered!Learn about Mt. Everest, Nepal, the Yeti,Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay with this webquest:Mt. Everest: Trekking up the Mountain
Celebrate the anniversary of the start of the Lewis and Clark Expedition(May 14, 1804).Try this Reader's Theater Script on Sacagawea.Click here for a preview:Sacagawea!
Go on the Lewis and Clark Expedition with this informative webquest!Lewis and Clark Expedition Webquest
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IN THE NEWS TODAY: 4/23/2015:
A Japanese train has set a record for speed.The magnetic levitation train on a test run reached 375 mph! That’s over 1 mile in about ten seconds. What makes such speed possible is maglev trains use magnetism to travel above tracks, making for hardly any resistance(or friction).It will be several years before passengers will be boarding such a fast train on the Central Japan Railway.
Forty-three dinosaur eggs, including 19 completely unbroken eggs, were found by construction workers in south-east China. Found in red sandstone, one of the large eggs,estimated to date back about 90 million years ago, is about 5 inches in diameter. At this time, it isn’t known which type of dinosaur laid the eggs, but previous dinosaur eggs found in the area were from duckbilled dinosaurs and oviraptorids. The city where the dinosaur eggs were found, Heyuan City,is nicknamed Home of the Dinosaurs, as approximately 17000 eggs, have thus far been found in the area, since the early 1990s.
One day, firetrucks may not need to carry water to put out fires. Instead, they may just need to turn on a generator and create a low -rumbling frequency. Such technology would be especially helpful instead of using non-environmentaly friendly chemicals often used in fire extinguishers, The idea of using sound,instead of water, to put out fires, is the idea of two engineering students at George Mason University. They first attempted to play music but the frequency wasn't steady and didn't work. However, when they applied steady sound waves, remarkably, the test fire went out! The idea is that sound waves moves the oxygen from the area and without oxygen, the fire can not be sustained. Some question that once the sound waves are removed, oxygen would simply return and reignite the flames. Although, in its experimental phase, it looks like the students have lit a fire on an old concept in firefighting. It is hoped such technology would also help in fighting fires in space and dousing forest fires.
A 150,000 year old skeleton of a Neanderthal was not only found inside a cave...it was part of the cave! First found in the Lamalunga Cave,in 1993, in southern Italy, the remains were thought to be that of a present day person. It is suggested that the man fell into a well and got stuck and died.However,recent DNA testing on a piece of bone determined the remaining bones and skull to be that of a "homo neanderthalensis". Scientists say, Altamura Man,has provided the oldest DNA sample ever found. Over the many years, his calcium bones blended with the stalactites and other stone deposits from dripping water coming down into the cave.This "caveman" will not be removed from the site because scientists fear removal will destroy what remains of Altamura Man.
The Great Wall is even longer than previously thought. Archaeologists have recently uncovered nine additional sections of wall! Dating back about 2000 years, the newly discovered sections were found in northwestern China. The 6.2 miles of wall are made of stone and earth. Many years ago, Emperor Qin ordered a series of walls be connected to help stop invaders from the north from getting into China! Some sections of the Great Wall are about 20 ft. tall!
Hate getting a needle in the arm when it’s time for bloodwork? Researchers have developed a way to locate your veins BEFORE poking you with a needle. The VeinViewer uses near-infrared light to locate the veins underneath your skin. The infrared light is absorbed by hemoglobin in your blood and is reflected by the tissue surrounding the area. The VeinViewer illuminates the veins onto the top of your skin making it easy for medical personnel to see where to insert the needle!
To any young people visiting my website. Please,if you are being bullied, seek help...SPEAK TO AN ADULT today!And, if you SEE something that looks like bullying-SAY something to an adult!
Special thanks to EducationWorld for letting me use this image of my "alter ego" as Mrs. "Waffenschmidt!
I have retired from teaching after 33 1/2 years in the classroom. Of that time, I taught Grade 6 Social Studies teacher for 31 1/2 years.I earned my BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies from SUNY Oneonta, New York, and my MST in social studies education from Binghamton University in New York. In 1988, I was awarded the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year Award from the New York State Council for the Social Studies. Additionally, in 1988, I was also awarded the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award by the National Council for the Social Studies.
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