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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Maximizing Google Adsense
3. Weekly Topic: Microbes
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. February 16, 2005
On Valentine’s Day I got chocolates from my husband, and perfume from an online buddy. No, my husband wasn’t jealous. The perfume was a sampler from a friend who is selling the stuff online, and wanted my opinion.
While we’re on the subject of Valentine’s Day, here’s a little story from my house. In addition to candy for me, my husband also brought candy for our daughter, but nothing for my son. I thought it was a faux pas. If a father is giving Valentine’s candy to his daughter, he should also give some to his son.
What do you think? Are sons exempt? Or not? Vote in my poll:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Maximizing Google Adsense
Joel Comm is a friend of mine who has a knack for helping website owners turn
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“What Google Never Told You About Making Money With AdSense!”
by Barbara J. Feldman
Microbes Printable (** for premium members only)
Wash your hands! Did you hear me? WASH YOUR HANDS! I’m not a broken record, I’m a mom. After learning about these amazing single-cell creatures that sometimes are our friends, and sometimes cause terrible epidemics, I’ve only two things to say: wash your hands and then come join today’s eye-opening microbe adventure.
Infection Detection Protection
“Microbes are the oldest form of life on Earth. Some types have existed for billions of years. These single-cell organisms are invisible to the eye, but they can be seen with microscopes. Microbes live in the water you drink, the food you eat, and the air you breathe. Right now, billions of microbes are swimming in your belly and crawling on your skin. Don’t worry, over 95% of microbes are harmless.” This entire exhibit (from the American Museum of Natural History) is fabulous, but the best clicks are the Shockwave games with names like Bacteria in the Cafeteria and Infection!
Developed by the American Society for Microbiology, Microbe.org introduces middle school students to microbiology with colorful images and friendly text. They even have a special section on hand washing, where I learned that although 94% of Americans say they wash their hands after using the bathroom, only 68% really do. Ughh! Other excellent clicks are the science experiments for home or classroom, and the career section.
Using a zoo metaphor, Microbe Zoo explores microbe ecology, the study of microbes in their environment. Created for upper-elementary and middle school students, the site is divided into five environments: Animal Pavilion (with instructions on building a dung chamber in Poo Corner) , DirtLand (Who knows what evil lurks in that dirt pile? Microbiologists do.), Snack Bar (hmm . . . yummy yogurt), Space Adventure (microbes on Mars?) and Waterworld.
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Microbes .
#4. Note from a Subscriber
I have found your wonderful website to be extremely fascinating and useful. I wonder how you are able to cull so much information and organize it for presentation in such little time. Your quotations are illuminating and inspiring. The weekly newsletter keeps us pleasantly busy and we eagerly look forward to the next issue. We hope to derive immense benefit from your guidance. Thanks a lot.
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#5. Related Games
Microbe Word Search
Printable Microbes Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/microbes-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
(Learn how to make games just like these with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Quote of the Week
“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity
to develop our talents.” ~~ John F. Kennedy (1917- 1963) Thirty-fifth American president
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#8. Subscription Management
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