Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Surfnetkids Printables Club
3. Weekly Topic: Hubble Space Telescope
4. Note from a Printables Club Member
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. May 26, 2004
I love learning new things. Hopefully, this joy of learning shows in my work. My newest projects are two training videos. One is a tour of the Surfnetkids Printables Club for new and prospective members, which you can view from the Printables Club sign-up page. Look for the sub-head “Still Not Sure? Take a Video Tour” near the bottom of the page:
The other is called “How to Add a Word Search to Your Site” and it shows you step-by-step how to create a Months of the Year interactive word search puzzle. It is only available to buyers of my game book, but you can look at a one-minute snippet here:
If you are interested in how I created these QuickTime videos, here’s an answer for you:
Just one more comment for American Idols fans. Last week my readers correctly predicted that Jasmine was going to be voted out. So what about this week? Vote for Diane or Fanstasia here:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Sponsor’s Spot: Surfnetkids Printables Club
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#3. Hubble Space Telescope
by Barbara J. Feldman
Hubble Space Telescope Printable (** for premium members only)
The Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990 by space shuttle Discovery, orbits the earth about
380 miles above us. It uses two cameras and two spectrographs to record images of space.
Hubble’s pictures have delighted scientists and star gazers for more than a decade, but now its
future is in peril. In January of this year, NASA cancelled an upcoming service mission, choosing
to let Hubble degrade and die. Here’s a look at Hubble’s achievements, and how Hubble
afficionados are trying to save it.
How Stuff Works: Hubble Space Telescope
“Like any telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has a long tube that is open at one end.
It has mirrors to gather and bring the light to a focus where its ‘eyes’ are located. The HST has
several types of ‘eyes’ in the form of various instruments. Just like some animals can see various
types of light, such as ultraviolet light (e.g. insects) or visible light (e.g. humans), the HST must
also be able to see the various types of light raining down from the heavens.” How Stuff Works
presents an outstanding seven-page history of the Hubble, a look inside the telescope, and an
explanation of how it works.
The Hubble Project
“Not since Galileo turned his telescope towards the heavens in 1610 has any event so changed our
understanding of the universe as the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope.” This official
NASA site is everything you’d expect it to be: well organized and complete. Best clicks are
Science Highlights (such as Proof of Black Holes and Quasars), Observation Updates (what
Hubble is looking at now), Image Gallery (including animations), and FAQ (great place to start a
school report.) Use the Site Map to find all these treasures.
There is lots of great science at this site published by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s
Office of Public Outreach , but what caught my eye was Fun & Games. These games are still
educational, of course, but much more interactive. For example, construct a scale model of the
HST with parts from your local hardware store, or build a galaxy (or comet) in your browser.
On the same page, don’t miss the link to Amazing Space, which includes guides for educators.
#4. Note from a Printables Club Member
“I just signed up for your free trial and I plan to keep it! You have created such a wealth of sources and resources that I may not have to look much further when searching for topics for my classroom. I was able to download the ’100 Internet Tips’ and I love it!” Sandra Lee, De Queen, Arkansas
**Printables Club members get 6 to 9 recommended sites (instead of the 3 included in this free newsletter) and oodles of additional educational content with the Surfnetkids
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#5. Related Games
Hubble Space Telescope Jigsaw
Asteroids Printable Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/asteroids-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Eagle Nebula Scrambler
(Learn how to make games just like these with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Quote of the Week
A Minute of Inspiration: Light a Fire Movie
Daily Education Quote via Email
“The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.” ~~ Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) educator, author, intellectual
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#8. Subscription Management
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