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December 3, 2003

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I penned this intro on Thanksgiving Day, as I will be attending a conference while you are reading this. The turkey is in the oven, and everything else is nearly done, so here I sit at my computer.

As soon as I sent last week’s newsletter I realized that I did not wish my American readers a “Happy Thanksgiving.” Then I began to think about how the practice of wishing holiday happiness has left the personal, and spilt over into the commercial. Many businesses send holiday greetings. And I often enjoy receiving them. But if a company (me, in this case) fails to express a holiday greeting, is it a faux paux that requires an apology?

In any case, I hope yours was a warm and loving holiday.

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Stargazing

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Stellar Crossword
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Saturn Scrambler

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like these with my step-by-step manual. )

Interested in astronomy? Backyard stargazing is a simple first step. Experts advise us to learn the sky with the naked eye before investing in a pair of binoculars (and don’t even think about a telescope yet!) More great advice can be found online in these marvelous sites.



Astronomy for Kids

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Every click is a winner at Rick Morris’ Astronomy for Kids, where “grownups are welcome, too, as long as they promise to behave.” I recommend starting with Beginner’s Corner, for tips on learning the rhythm of the sky, and Sky Maps, for timely advice on what to look for in the sky this month. But don’t miss the seven planet word searches in Puzzles, and for oodles of good stuff for school reports, visit Planets.



Earth and Sky: Skywatching

http://www.earthsky.com/Features/Skywatching/

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Ever wish you had an experienced astronomer standing by your side to guide you to the nightly show? Now you do. Meet Deborah Byrd, Skywatching columnist. “Each day’s segment is designed to guide your eye to something you can see that night, or the next morning before dawn. It might be a constellation, a star, or a planet. Or it might be a celestial event, such as an eclipse.” In addition to this feature, teachers and lower-elementary kids have their own sections, accessible from the lunar menu at the top of each page.



Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer

http://www.starhustler.com/JHSG_DNLD.html

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“Confused about the cosmos? Can’t tell a planet from a star? Then give us just five minutes and we’ll show you what they are.” Star Gazer is a syndicated PBS radio show, and this site contains twelve months of video archives in RealPlayer format. Because of the illustrations, viewing the archives is even better than listening to Jack Horkheimer on radio. Click through the December episodes to learn about the best times to see Mercury, Saturn and Venus this holiday season.

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Anniversary of Artificial Heart Transplant
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Total Solar Eclipse in Southern Hemisphere
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December 10, 2003

Dear Reader,


Tell me I’m not the only mother who eats leftover breakfast food off her children’s plates after they’ve gone to school. When I cook breakfast on school days, I don’t eat with the kids. I’m too rushed to get them out the door. But when I return from carpool, and sit down to work, I graze by their plates (yup, nobody has put them in the dishwasher!) and eat the cold remains of their used-to-be-hot breakfast.

I just finished the grapefruit juice my son left this morning. Then, it hit me: my son was home from school yesterday with a sore throat! Why do I do this?

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Units of Measurement

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What do inches, pints, centimeters, degrees, kilobytes and seconds all have in common? They are units of measurement. Learning when to use which unit, and how to convert from one to another is this week’s topic.



Convert Me

http://www.convert-me.com/en/

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Convert Me has “interactive calculators for many measurement systems both commonly used like metric and U.S. Avoirdupois and quite exotic like Ancient Greek and Roman.” These calculators allow you to specify significant figures (which determines how much rounding is done), a feature not found on other sites. To use, first select the type of unit such as Weight and Mass, or Distance and Length. Enter the measurement you want to convert from (such as 1.5 pounds) and click Convert. You’ll get the conversion in all available units, such as .68 kilograms, 18 Chinese taels and 53 old Russian lots.



CyberSleuth Kids: Units of Measurement Worksheets

http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/Math/Math_Worksheets/Units_of_Measurement/

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These twenty-three printable worksheets for elementary ages provide practice for converting units of length (mostly) and units of weight (just a few.) The worksheets are not labeled, so you will need to click on each image to see what it covers. Topics include millimeters to centimeters, inches to feet, feet to yards, ounces to pounds, and vice versa. To print the pages without headers and footers, remove them in your browser’s Page Setup dialog.



EdHelper: Measurement Worksheets

http://www.edhelper.com/measurement.htm

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Despite the title, this EdHelper page is not just worksheets, but a collection of puzzles, word stories, charts and lesson plans, all related to units of measurement. English length, weight, capacity, time and temperature are covered on this table of contents. Metric units are covered on a separate page (look for the Also Visit link. ) Some of the worksheet links only provide a single printable worksheet, while others allow you to generate an unlimited number of handouts and answer keys. Although paying members get even more worksheets, there is enough free content to earn a five-star rating.

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