Remember Our Soldiers
Materials for experiential,active learners
Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
and the Purple Adventure Goggles
Facts to Wow your Friends! NEW:July is ICE CREAM MONTH!
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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July is Ice Cream Month! Learn fun facts about Ice Cream! Click here:Ice Cream!
Highlighted Resources for AUGUST:
2. Learn about the History of the Olympics:Learn about the history of the games which began in ancient Greece, both past and present with this informative webquest. There are 10 questions as well a number of fun facts. Extension activities are also included(and the key).History of the Olympics!
3. Learn about the country of Greece, the country where the Olympic Games first originated!It's Greek to Me!
4. Everything has a History, even CandyHistory of Candy Webquest!
5. Everything has a History, even SHOES!History of Shoes Webquest!
6. Everything has a History, even PRETZELS!yHistory of PRETZELS!(a Reading Activity)
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Purple Turtle Stories
IN THE NEWS TODAY: 7/28/2016:
The Impulse has successfully completed it's round the world trip. The solar airplane, with a wing span of a Boeing 747, but the weight of a car, was powered by 17,000 solar cells. The historic flight traveled across four continents, two oceans, three seas and covered a distance of almost 26,100 miles(42000 km). The pilots were Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg. The journey began in Abu Dhabi on March 9, 2015. Probably the most difficult leg of the trip was from Nagoya, Japan, across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. The solo flight, piloted by Borschberg, in a cockpit the size of a telephone box, took almost 118 hours, breaking a world record. See a map of the different legs of the historic trip at this link:bbc.com
Scientists think they have found the world's oldest fossil of a chameleon. Found in amber,(the sticky resin from trees which hardens), the lizard, with its claws, scales, toepads and teeth, is pretty old, about 99 million years! It was found with several other lizard fossils in a rainforest in the country of Myanmar several decades ago. Using imaging technology, the fossils were recently studied. Scientists were able to magnify the images about 10 times their real size. The high powered technology also found skin, a tongue and eyes in the amber. Previously, the oldest lizard fossil dated back around 18 million years.
Do you have a favorite color? Scientists at Oregon State University have accidentally discovered a NEW color and it's a beautiful blue. The new color came about while scientists were experimenting with different materials that could be used in electronic technology. The pigment,which doesn't fade and is not toxic, also has applications for the environment as it reflects infrared light. Used on roofs, the pigment would be able to keep buildings cool. Currently, the new color is called "YinMn" blue. What would YOU name this new blue coloring?
Six-wheeled robots are in trials to make deliveries. Created by a company called Starship Technologies,the bots are being tried in several cities in Europe to bring customers food and packages. With sensors and cameras,the robots also have a trunk for carrying their items to their destination. Similar to the technology being developed for self-driving cars, the robots,who can travel at speeds of up to 4 mph, can work on their own but are currently being piloted by humans to assist in mapping their routes. The robotic delivery squad also have loudspeakers and cameras to ward off possible theft and the trunk can only be opened by the recipient who has a special code. Thus far, the robots have traveled 5,000 miles delivering their packages in London,England, Hamburg and Dusseldorf, Germany and in Bern,Switzerland.
Did you know there has been a shortage of helium? Helium,the lighter than air gas,that help decorate our world with balloons, has been in very short supply. That is until a very large reservoir was recently found in the African country of Tanzania. The find is large enough to supply the world's helium needs for about seven years! Helium, first discovered in 1868, by Pierre Janssen, a French astronomer, is the second-lightest element, after hydrogen. Being so light,Earth's gravity isn't strong enough to hold on to it on earth! Although popular for balloons, helium has some very important scientific uses including being used to cool down MRI scanners.Other uses of helium include being also used to pressurize rocket fuel tanks, in scuba tanks to dilute oxygen and in supersonic windmills. Helium is also used by hot-air balloons and blimps. The technology used to find this deposit of helium near a volcano in the country of Tanzania will hopefully be used to find addition reservoirs of this important gas.Illustration from wpclipart.com
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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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