Remember Our Soldiers
Materials for experiential,active learners
Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
and the Purple Adventure Goggles
Facts to Wow your Friends! NEW:BRAIN FACTS!
History For Kids
Tween Tribune-News Stories for Student
DogoNews: Fodder for Young Minds
Time for Kids-Around the World
BBC Website for Kids
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IN THE NEWS TODAY: 7/29/2015:
A tooth was found in southwestern France and it is old...an estimated 560,000 years old! Found by a 16 year old teen working at an archeological dig, the tooth is being called an important discovery. The tooth, a lower incisor, is an adult tooth, although it isn't clear whether it came from a male or female. Finding human remains in Europe, this old, are a rare find in Europe. Archaeologists say the tooth is the oldest body human body part yet discovered in the country of France.
Another Earth? Scientists at NASA say Kepler-452b,is an Earth like planet, orbiting a star, in what is called a habitable zone. Located in the constellation Cygnus, "Earth's bigger, older cousin", is about 1400 light years away from us. It's also about 60% larger than Earth. Scientists estimate that the gravity is twice that of our planet and that Kepler-452b orbits its sun in 385 days. The Earth-like planet was found with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.
If you like deep swimming pools, the one proposed by the University of Essex, in Great Britain, is for you. The proposed pool, still in the discussion phase, would be 164 feet deep. As the world's deepest pool, it would be useful as a training environment for astronauts and space tourists, to simulate microgravity. Astronauts could practice working on maintenance in a simulated International Space Station. It could also be used to teach deep sea diving and for study by deep sea environmental scientists. Currently the deepest pool is found in Italy. It is 137 ft. deep.
The country of Netherlands may become the first country to pave one of their roads entirely with recycled plastic! Did you know that you could circle the earth 4 times with the amount of plastic thrown away each year? That's a LOT of plastic! At this time, we recycle only about 5% of all plastic made. Using plastic to make roads may be just the thing to help reuse some of this plastic. Netherlands’ city of Rottterdam is being proposed as the first city to have such a road. Unlike asphalt, plastic is longer lasting, has little maintenance and can be assembled in sheets, in lots less time than it takes to pave roads. It is hoped that the road can be installed within the next three years.
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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