Remember Our Soldiers
Materials for experiential,active learners
*Clipart from NJBullying.org
NEW! Bell Ringers!
Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
and the Purple Adventure Goggles
Facts to Wow your Friends!
History For Kids
Ellen Jackson -Children's Author
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:9/30/2014:
In August, an amazing discovery was unearthed in the country of Greece. A beautiful tomb from the 4th century BC, was uncovered near Amphipolis, northern Greece, in the region of Macadonia. Possibly the largest tomb ever found in the country, the tomb is guarded by two stone sphinxes and two sculptured female statues. With such an impressive tomb, an important person may have been buried here. Some suggest that this tomb may belong to Alexander the Great, who died in 323 BC in what is now called Iraq. Excavation will take time and just who is buried in the tomb will remain a mystery...for now.
Man has used nature to develop new technologies and now it may be that technologies are taking a cue from man. MIT researchers have developed a robotic cheetah that can run up to 28 mph. It is the fastest movement of metal yet developed. The researchers studied human athletes such as Usain Bolt and, hope that one day, their robo cheetah will outrun human athletes! The robot cheetah has four legs like its namesake, the fastest land mammal on earth. It's design took into account sprinters that use a force-baed approach( increasing their stride by pushing downward harder and building up their ground force). Additionally, the robo cheetah uses features of the cheetah-it's tail for balance and stability, and its leg structure. It is also powered by an electric motor and not hydraulic engines as other robots have used. The electric motor also makes the movement of the robo-cheetah much quieter(like the real mammal). What might the implications of such technology be? Researchers believe a robo-cheetah could be used in search and recovery missions after natural disasters.
Could car tires be made from those pesky dandelions that pop up in our yards? There is a fungus killing the rubber tree plant in South America. Although synthetic rubber can be used for many products,car and airplane tires use real rubber. The sap from dandelion weeds contains rubber and scientists think that harnessing dandelion rubber could help. Could dandelion farms be springing up soon?
On a recent British television show, it was said that there is nothing more useless than a chocolate teapot. That got a chocolatier at Nestle's to set out to prove this thought incorrect.John Costello said it was possible to make a cup of tea from a chocolate teapot. Using dark chocolate(less fat content and more heat resistant), Costello and his team worked for six weeks experimenting with shapes, the size of the hole and thickness of the teapot and eventually came up with a chocolate tea pot that could retain heated water without melting away. The results, a chocolate teapot that brewed tea...with a taste of chocolate, of course.
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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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