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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Going Back to College?
3. Weekly Topic: Space Shuttle
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. September 20, 2006
Sunday we drove Matthew to Caltech, and attended the convocation welcoming new students to campus. It was bitter sweet, and we were both excited and nervous. Many readers
contributed their own empty nest stories at my blog. You can read them at:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Going Back to College?
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#3. Space Shuttle
by Barbara J. Feldman
Space Shuttle Printable (** for premium members only)
In its twenty-five-year history, NASA’s Space Shuttle program (officially called Space Transportation System or STS), has flown more than one hundred missions. It has enjoyed extraordinary success (such as the building of the International Space Station, and the servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope) but also suffered devastating failures. Two fatal missions (Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003) left fourteen crew members dead. Space Shuttle missions resumed in 2005 with the successful Discovery “Return to Flight” mission.
Howstuffworks: How Space Shuttles Work
With animated illustrations explaining each part of the space shuttle, and sidebars summarizing the problems encountered with Columbia and Discovery, Howstuffworks is my pick of the day. It examines the “monumental technology behind America’s shuttle program, the mission it was designed to carry out, and the extraordinary efforts that NASA has done to return the shuttle to flight.” Best clicks are the interactive graphics that get the reader involved with mousing and clicking.
NASA History: Space Shuttle
The NASA History site organizes information from various NASA websites into a single archive. Best bets for students are found in General Information (such as the mission timeline) and Specific Missions. It is the later category (near the bottom of the home page) where you’ll find a slide show commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first Space Shuttle flight on
Apr 12, 1981, and links to mini-sites about the horrible Columbia and Challenger accidents.
NASA: Space Shuttles
As I write this, STS-115 (Space Shuttle Atlantis) is on its way to the International Space Station. This site is NASA’s Space Shuttle portal, and the best place to visit for information on current and recent missions. Clicks you shouldn’t miss include Vehicle Structure (an overview of the Space Shuttle’s three main components), NASA TV (video clips of recent launches), and NASA podcasts (subscribe to just one or all five).
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Space Shuttle.
#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
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#5. Note from a Reader
I hope you are well. Once again, thank you so much for the fabulous emails that you send out. I certainly do find them very useful!
I am running an International Math Olympiad for students from K-7. It is the only Olympiad in the world that caters for this age range. As a gesture of goodwill, we would like to offer the Olympiad resource CD FREE, GRATIS, FOR NADA, to any school that would like the resource. There is no catch – no obligation to take part. The CD contains all our past papers (from
2000-2006) with worked solutions as well as this years papers and solutions. We have also added a folder of FREE printable worksheets as well as links to over 200 websites (including sites where teachers can download free lesson plans and create their own worksheets), etc.
If you would like to offer this to your subscribers, they are welcome to visit our website www.livingmaths.com and click on Olympiad – they can order it from our website or they are welcome to email me on email@example.com and I will be happy to mail the CD to them.
Yours in education,
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#6. Related Games
Space Shuttle Word Search
Printable Space Shuttle Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/space_shuttle-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Space Shuttle Jigsaw
#7. Quote of the Week
“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary. ” Sally Ride, American astronaut
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