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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Recipe Secrets Exposed
3. Weekly Topic: Elephants
4. Link to Elephants
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. April 12, 2006
Tick, tick, tick. My son has 19 days to chose a college by May 1st. This is his spring break, and we are on a whirlwind east coast college tour: Pittsburgh, Boston, and New York. When we return, we may hit a few more California schools. To add to all the craziness, there are still a few schools that he really likes that have him waitlisted. All this is stressful, but fun, except for the cold I caught in Pittsburgh.
Happy Passover and Happy Easter! Have some little ones you want to entertain? Here are my coloring pages of the season.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Recipe Secrets Exposed
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by Barbara J. Feldman
Elephants Printable (** for premium members only)
The elephant is the earth’s largest land animal. Asian (also known as Indian) elephants are found in Southeast Asia, and can be distinguished by their arched back which is slightly taller than their shoulders or rump. African elephants (which live in Africa, south of the Sahara desert) are the largest. The heaviest elephant ever weighed, an African bull, was more than 14,500 pounds. The remainder of our cyber-tour will be conducted on elephant back.
The Savannah Elephant Voices Project studies elephant communication in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. Elephants are large-brained animals with complex communication skills that include hearing, smell, vision and touch. For high school and college students the site is chock full of terrific resources for research reports, especially in FAQ Elephant Communication, and the Elephant Communication Quiz. Middle schoolers will find quick stats in Elephant Facts. “Ele-phant = arch great.”
Echo of the Elephants
For the past twenty-five years, Cynthia Moss has been studying elephant families in Kenya. Amboseli National Park. This PBS special follows Echo, the matriarch of an extended family of fifteen African elephants. Her clan consists of her own offspring, and other adult females with young calves. The fathers are loners, and do not travel with the clan until it’s time to mate. The page on Elephant Communication is fascinating. “They are a touchy-feely bunch: mothers gently trunk-slap youngsters to discipline them, infants beg for milk by touching a mother’s legs, and all entwine trunks in greeting.”
National Zoo: Asian Elephants
“Asian elephants are endangered in the wild, where perhaps only about 30,000 still live in forests of south and southeast Asia. They are endangered in North American zoos, too. That’s why the 2001 birth of Kandula, the result of artificial insemination, was such a triumph.” Cams and photo galleries are the highlight of this National Zoo site. Scroll down the page for links to Elephant Enigma (“How do you get a four-ton animal to open up and say, ‘Ahhh’?) and savannah (or African) elephants.
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#4. Link to Elephants
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#5. Note from a Reader
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Elephant Coloring Pages
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#7. Quote of the Week
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
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