[Surfnetkids: 31 Dec 2008] Snow

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#1. December 31, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I usually don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I find that they are easily ignored. On the other hand, throughout the year I do set new goals and try to improve my behavior bit by bit for the better.

For example, I recently committed to handling at least five pieces a paper a day from my inboxes, in an effort to keep all my stuff current. “I am on top of stuff. Stuff is not on top of me!”

Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2009? Please vote in the poll below and feel free to share your resolution in a comment below. Just the act of making a public commitment will help you reach your goal!


Happy New Year!

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

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#3. Snow

by Barbara J. Feldman

Snow Printable (** for premium members only)

Today’s collection of snow sites include both a scientific and artistic exploration of the subject. For example, if you’ve ever wondered how to preserve snowflakes on microscope slides, or how to make sparkle snow paint, you’ll find your answers (and more) in the following websites. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

All About Snow
“Is it ever too cold to snow? How big can snowflakes get? Why is snow white?” Everything you ever wanted to know about snow (but didn’t know who to ask) is answered here by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, affiliated with the University of Colorado. This educational site also includes a Snow Glossary (from “ablation” to “vapor pressure”), a Snow Fact Sheet and a feature on the history of snow removal. The first known snow plow was pulled by horses through the “snow-clogged streets” of Milwaukee in 1862.

Caltech: Snowflakes and Snow Crystals
“This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes — what they are, where they come from, and just how these remarkably complex and beautiful structures are created, quite literally, out of thin air.” Best place to start on this Caltech site is the Snowflake Primer, where you’ll learn the answer to questions such as “Is it really true that no two snow crystals are alike?” and “Why do snow crystals form in such complex symmetrical shapes?”

Jill Britton’s Kids Snow Page
“A falling snowflake may take up to two hours to reach the ground, and even the heaviest snowflake falls at only one mile per hour.” Educator Jill Britton divides her elementary and middle-school snow site into seven sections including Snow Science, Snow Activities, Snow Art (cutting six-sided snowflakes), Snow Literature (such as the traditional fairy tale The Snow Queen), and Snow Food. And to make all easy to use offline, the entire site is also available as a PDF download.

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Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Snow Printable
Snow Wikipedia Printable
Weather Printable
Seasons of the Year Printable

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#5. Related Games


Snow Mix and Match

Snowball Fight

Snow Games

Winter Coloring Pages

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

#6.Surfing the Calendar

Panama Given Control of the Panama Canal
Dec 31, 1999

New Years
Jan 1, 2009

Jacob Grimm’s Birthday (one of the Grimm Brothers)
Jan 2, 1785

Alaska Admitted as 49th U.S. State
Jan 3, 1959

Sir Isaac Newton’s Birthday
Jan 4, 1643

#7.Quote of the Week

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” ~~ Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) American statesmen, author, printer, satirist.

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