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IN THE NEWS TODAY:3/3/2014:
Do you like cheese? The world's oldest pieces of cheese, dating back 3600 years,has been found not in containers but on necklaces of mummies found in China. The yellow clumps of cheese were found on mummies found in the Taklamakan Desert of northwestern China. Archaeologists think that the cheese necklaces may have been placed on the mummies(preserved bodies)to provide something to eat in the afterlife. Because of the dry conditions where the mummies were buried, the cheese didn't decay.
Dylan Siegel, 7,Los Angeles has a friend that needs medical treatment. Jonah Pournazarian, 7,has a rare liver disease for which there currently is no cure. Dylan decided at the age of six years old to help his friend by writing a book. One year later, his book, "Chocolate Bar", has raised $500,000. People all over the world have been buying Dylan's book with over 11,000 sold to date.He is trying to raise one million dollars to find a cure for his friend's disease. All money from the 16 page handwriting book, goes to the cure. Dylan uses the world chocolate bar to mean "awesome" or "cool". All the attention that Dylan has received for his efforts have brought the rare liver disease into the spotlight. Way to go, Dylan!
Using the Kepler space telescope, launched in 2009, NASA has announced that our universe is getting more and more crowded. 715 new exoplanets have been discovered which orbit 305 different stars. The newly discovered batch of exoplanets almost doubles the number of alien planets previously known! Most of these alien worlds are smaller than the planet Neptune(which is 4 times the size of planet Earth).And, NASA said there are still others heavenly bodies that have been spotted by the space telescope that are still under study to be classified as exoplanets.
Sixth grade students at the Morristown-Beard School,Morristown, in New Jersey, launched a 5 ft. long model boat into the Atlantic Ocean. On board the craft was a GPS tracking device.The students also placed their names on the bottom of the boat and a photograph as well as a message in several languages. Part of a geography project, the students watched the location of their boat,called the Crimson Tide, as it made its way into the Gulf Stream. Fourteen months later, the ship has gone nearly 3000 miles and arrived at the English Channel island of Guernsey! It was here that it was found by a fisherman. Covered in barnacles, the boat had lost its mast and a waterproof capsule. The container with items including a school tee-shirt, thumb drive with messages and more photographs, and even some money, were lost during the Crimson Tide's voyage. It is hoped that with a new sail and battery for the GPS, the ship can be relaunched with it maybe, returning back to this side of the Atlantic!
Shubham Banerjee,12, of California,used a Lego kit and created something that can help others. He invented a Braille printer! Called Braigo(combining the words braille and Lego), Shubham's printer is hundreds of dollars less than those currently on the market. It is Shubham's goal to help blind people around the world, especially in poorer nations. Shubham used the Lego Mindstorms EV3 set to create his printer which he submitted for a local science fair. The Lego company, based in Denmark,having learned of the seventh grader's invention using their blocks, tweeted,"We're very proud. Impressive work for a great cause."Shubham plans to allow others to be able to make his Braigo, free of charge.
Lapplander reindeer herders in northern Finland are trying an unusual idea to prevent their herd from being hit by cars. They are experimenting with using special fluorescent paint and spray painting the reindeers' antlers so they glow in the dark! Ideas to use reflective tape and reflectors on the reindeer haven't been successful. If this new idea "shines", thousands of reindeer will be sporting a glow in the coming months. A representative from the Finnish Reindeer Herders' Association said that currently 20 reindeer have been painted with different glowing paint on their fur and antlers to see which paints and location work best in the cold, windy Arctic climate. Of, course, the chemicals used must also be non-toxic to the health of the reindeer.
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!
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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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