[Surfnetkids: 22 Mar 2006] The Ocean

[Surfnetkids Free Newsletter] The Ocean

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Printer Low on Ink?
3. Weekly Topic: The Ocean
4. Link to The Ocean
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management

#1. March 22, 2006

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

When it comes to buying inkjet cartridges or printer ink, we’ve got lots of choices, both online and off. But I’ve found a supplier that simply “wow’ed” me. Here’s my story. It’s about our cat Thomas Pookie, college applications, and a broken printer.

123inkjets.com has been a Surfnetkids advertiser for a number of months, so when we nearly ran out of ink during the busy college application season (my son is a high-school senior) I turned to them to buy inkjet cartridges for my HP printer. They arrived quickly, even before I actually needed them, so I stashed them on a shelf underneath our printer.

Now it’s time to introduce you to Thomas Pookie. My daughter had always wanted a kitten, so when our beloved Corny died, Howard and I found a kitten with three white paws and one black one: an adorable fur ball, and the runt of his litter. My daughter named him Pookie, and my son settled on the name Thomas. I stand firmly in the middle by concatenating the names… and invariably call him Pookie when I’m talking to my daughter, or Thomas when conversing with my son.

By any name, Thomas Pookie is a terror — and one of his favorite objects is the computer printer — especially when paper is spewing out of it. Poor Pooks has even had his claw stuck inside the printer mechanism once. Even Hewlett-Packard doesn’t know how to design a Pookie-proof printer, and one day, the poor HP inkjet just gave up… probably due to a cat claw stuck deep in its inner workings.

Continue at http://blog.surfnetkids.com/printer_ink.html

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#3. The Ocean

by Barbara J. Feldman

The Ocean Printable (** for premium members only)

Although it covers nearly three-quarters of Earth, scientists call the ocean our planet’s last frontier, and say we know more about the moon than we do about the sea floor. While oceanographers are racing to learn more about the deep secrets of the ocean floor, you can start your ocean journey at the following sites.

AMNH: OLogy: Marine Biology
“OLogy means ‘the study of.’ And here on the American Museum of Natural History’s OLogy website, you can study and explore many cool Ologies.” This particular section is all about Marine Biology at an elementary and middle-school level. For an introduction to oceans, start at “What’s the Big Idea.” To explore related concepts, follow the little red asterisks that pop open multimedia lessons. Free registration allows you to collect cards from each station, and to submit projects for possible publication.

Monterey Aquarium
This index page is a fabulous collection of the best Monterey Aquarium pages for both kids and teachers. My favorites are the live web cams (keep in mind that these operate on Pacific Standard Time), activities and games (from K to 12), and the Video Library (sea otters, penguins, jellies and more.) Another great find is the 168-page printable Sea Searcher’s Handbook chock full of articles and hands-on activities.

PBS: Secrets of the Ocean Realm
Secrets of the Ocean Realm brings us fact sheets on dozens of sea creatures (titled Sea Dwellers), classroom activities for grades five through seven (with extensions for elementary and high-school grades) and interactive quizzes to go with each of the nine Sea Dweller sections. Bonus goodie is a free screensaver with ocean sounds for both Windows and Mac.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: The Ocean.

#4. Link to The Ocean

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#5. Note from a Reader

Dear Barbara,
Thanks for everything. Love to pieces your organisation and US History, for I am a real sucker for History of the World. Keep up the good work, and seriously am enjoying it thoroughly. Regards, and best wishes for the future, and keep on writing to me. I am very happy to have a friend like you.

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#6. Related Games

Sea Otter Quiz Game

Printable Whale Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/whales-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)

Shark Scrambler

Whale Word Search

Shark Quiz

Fish Coloring Pages

(Learn how to make kids games just like these with my How to Add Games to Your Site step-by-step manual.)

#7. Quote of the Week

“Freedom lies in being bold.” ~~ Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) American poet

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#9. Subscription Management


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