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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Need Homework Help?
3. Weekly Topic: Fossils
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Printables Club Member
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. March 14, 2007
Ta Dah! It’s not a boy. It’s not a girl. It’s a brand new website: Internet Tip of the Week.
For the past five years, I have been writing a short Internet tip as part of my weekly syndicated newspaper column. Surfnetkids Printables Club members have been getting it in their Premium Newsletter each week, but I never put them on the Web until now.
Your feedback welcome here.
For those of you into the technical side of the web, it is my first WordPress site. What do I think? I think I still have a MovableType brain … that I am squeezing into a WordPress box …. and the conclusion is “I’m not sure.” I like its ease of publishing, but I am used to building my own templates… and I’ve not tackled creating a WordPress plugin yet.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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Fossils Printable (** for premium members only)
A fossil is a window into the history of our world, providing clues about plants and animals that lived thousands or millions of years ago. Because fossils are fairly easy to find, many kids and grownups enjoy the sleuthing that amateur paleontology (the study of ancient life) offers.
Fossils Facts and Finds
Claudia and Doug (no last names given) are a couple of teachers sharing their “love of cool rocks” with kids, teachers and other fossil fanatics. In addition to articles about fossils (such as “What is a Fossil?” and “How Fossils Are Formed”), some of the more unusual features include Fossil Coloring Pages, printable Fossil Word Searches and Crossword Puzzles, and Extreme Fossil Facts (“Titanites are often two feet in diameter.”) For printable booklets that elementary age students can illustrate themselves, look in the Montessori Materials section.
Fossil Horses in Cyberspace
The 18-million-year-old Thomas Farm fossil preserve, owned by the University of Florida, has produced tens of thousands of bones of extinct vertebrates. This exhibit explores stratigraphy (the geology and history of the earth’s layers) and the evolution of the modern horse. Best fossil clicks are the Gallery of Fossil Horses, Stratigraphy Layer by Layer and The Sedimental Journey. “Animal remains are most likely to be fossilized if their hard parts are covered by layers of sediments soon after death. Therefore, most fossils are found in sedimentary rock, like sandstone, shale, limestone and coal.”
Fossils, Rocks and Time
Reproduced from a free print publication of the U.S. Geological Survey, this online booklet is a marvelous introduction, in non-technical language, to how geologists study fossils to learn about the earth’s history. “People who study Earth’s history also use a type of calendar, called the geologic time scale. It looks very different from the familiar calendar. In some ways, it is more like a book, and the rocks are its pages. Some of the pages are torn or missing, and the pages are not numbered, but geology gives us the tools to help us read this book.”
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#6. Related Games
Geological Epochs Word Search
Printable Geological Epochs Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/fossils-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Dinosaur Word Search
Fossil Coloring Pages
Dinosaur Interactive Coloring Book
#7.Quote of the Week
“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” ~~ Laurence J. Peter (1919 – 1988) American educator and writer
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