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Ten Facts about Color Vision

10 Facts about Color Vision

Color vision is the ability to differentiate objects using frequencies or light wavelengths. We perceive light based upon its absorption or reflection from an object. In basic terms, color is light. Color doesn’t actually exist, except as light, but is …[Continue]

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Resources

Here’s to hoping you find your lucky leprechaun! Today’s roundup is all about St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day Fun: St. Patrick has his own Surfnetkids mini-site. It has games, coloring pages, and lots of articles explaining the history and …[Continue]

Carter Goodwin Woodson was the father of Black History Month.

Black History Month Resources

In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson proposed a “Negro History Week” to honor the history and contributions of African Americans. Nine years later, his dream became reality. Woodson chose the second week of February to pay tribute to the birthdays …[Continue]

General Andrew Jackson defending against the attacking Highlanders.

10 Facts About the Battle of New Orleans

1. A Long Battle: The Battle of New Orleans was one of a series of battles that were fought during the War of 1812. The Battle of New Orleans is generally considered the final battle that was fought in the …[Continue]

Apollo 8

10 Facts about Apollo 8

The Second Human Spaceflight: Apollo 8 was the second human spaceflight. The first human spaceflight was launched by the Soviet Union on April 12, 1961. Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first human mission, in …[Continue]