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Save the Rhino Day is May 1st. Learn about the Rhino during the month of May: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: 5/6/2015:
Over 13.1 BILLION light years away, astronomers have discovered a galaxy which is the farthest ever recorded, from Earth. Named EGS-zs8-1, the discovery was made using NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. Astronomers say the recently discovered galaxy is very bright and is the youngest galaxy every found. It is located in the Bootes constellation. And if you want to calculate the distance, ONE light year is 5.8 trillion miles!
An airplane flying around the world may not sound newsworthy, until you learn that the Solar Impulse 2 isn't using ANY fuel. The solar powered plane began it's record attempt to soar into the record books on March 9th. It left from the United Arab Emirates. The plane has now reached leg six of the 12 to complete the journey, having arrived in China. It's wings, longer than that of a Boeing 747, and tail, are covered with over 17,000 solar panels. The journey will take an estimated five months and only has one person, the pilot. Two pilots, Andre Borschberg and Berrand Piccard, of Switzerland, will take turns flying the Solar Impulse 2. Traveling at speeds of 20-90 mph, the most challenging leg begins with the Pacific crossing to Hawaii, about a 5000 mile distance which will take about six days to complete. The next difficult phase will be from Hawaii to Arizona.Previously, Borschberg and Piccard, were the first to flight across the United States in a solar powered plane, back in 2013.
The famous French prehistoric cave, Chauvet Cave, found in 1994, has been closed to the public since it was discovered. With over 400 paintings and even handprints, the cave dates back to 30,000-70,000 years ago. It is considered to be the oldest cave art in the world! The moisture from people's breath causes mold to form, harming the paintings. This week, for the first time, people can now visit the famous cave, well...almost. A replica cave has just opened to the public. Using 3D imaging, and hi-tech tools, it took four years for scientists and artists to create a replica cave, down to the nooks and crannies of the original cave. Artists used similar techniques, paints and tools used by the stone age painters to recreate the artwork. Many of the animals drawn on the walls are no longer found on the continent of Europe. The artificial cave is found near the original Chauvet Cave. Years ago, I visited Lascaux's "replica cave", created for the same reason. Some might say, why see artificial drawings but it was actually, a spectacular thing to see! People can appreciate the insides of these famous caves, without destroying them, thanks to technology and lots of hard work!
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.
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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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