[Surfnetkids: 06 Dec 2006] Nobel Prize

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Got shopping? Get coupons!
3. Weekly Topic: Nobel Prize
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Related Video
8. Quote of the Week
9. Classified Ads
10. Subscription Management


#1. December 6, 2006

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#3. Nobel Prize

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/nobel_prize.htm

Nobel Prize Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/nobel_prize.pdf

Each year on December 10 (the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel) the Nobel Prize is handed out in six categories: physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace. The awards are given to those who have made the most important discoveries or inventions in their field, and is considered to be one of most prestigious in the world.

Britannica: Alfred Nobel
http://www.britannica.com/nobel/alfrednobel.html
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Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born October 21, 1833, in Stockholm, Sweden, the fourth son of Immanuel and Caroline Nobel. His invention of dynamite in 1867 established his fame worldwide, and he built more than ninety factories that manufactured explosives and ammunition. In his will of 1895, Nobel created a fund for the awarding of five annual prizes “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” In 1969, a sixth award in economics was added.

CNN.com: Nobel Centennial 2001
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/nobel.100/
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Although it has not been updated in five years, this CNN.com Centennial Special is still worth visiting. The site features the 2001 prize winners with short bios and descriptions of their Nobel Prize winning work, but the best clicks are the Photo Gallery and Video Gallery of past winners such as Marie Curie, Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein. There is also a video short about Alfred Nobel, the Prize’s benefactor, and a good links section.

Improbable Research: Ig Nobel Prizes
http://improbable.com/
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“The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology.” Even though the Ig Nobel Prize is not related to the Nobel Prize, I included it here because their website is fun to browse and it provides a glimpse into the real world of science. Some of the research done by this year’s winners includes why woodpeckers don’t get headaches, and why dry spaghetti often breaks into more than two pieces when bent.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Nobel Prize.

#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

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#5. Note from a Reader

This poem just arrived in my inbox from Molly, age ten. I liked it and decided to share it, unedited, as I received it.

Internet

Not 2 bad but stll unsafe
Tyrants are all over da place
Every1 could be harmedR else we could b unalarmed
Never give out ur name or school
Every1 knows dat would b uncool
Teach people about internet safety
So all da kids can go round safely
All u people who do not care For goodness sake become aware
Every one could be safe if
Those people out there would stop right away
You out there please do your bit and make the internet safe for little kids

Mollie MacGinty
Aged 10

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#8.Quote of the Week

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther
King, Jr. (1929 – 1968) American civil rights activist and Nobel Laureate

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