[Surfnetkids: 25 Mar 2009] Environmental Science


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#1. March 25, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself today, as the podiatrist gave me a yucky shot between my toes on my right foot, and it’s burning. Boo hoo! I think I need one of the decorative kids’ band-aids (sealed with
a mommy kiss) that always made my own kids feel better!

Anyway, working is the best way to keep my mind off of it, so here goes:

My quotes site “Light a Fire: Educational Quotes” has a new URL. For years it had been over at “light-a-fire.net” but I recently acquired “lightafire.net” without the dashes. I
am really happy about that, as I always hated those darn dashes. Please take a peek, and sign up for the daily newsletter if you’d like to get an inspirational education quote in your email box every morning.

This week I also finished uploading another batch of vintage children’s books in flipbook format (for reading aloud with your favorite kidlet!) to OldPictureBooks.com. Everyone that visits really loves the site, but it hasn’t yet
found its audience. So, if you like it and have a blog or a website, a link would be greatly appreciated. :)

One last personal tidbit. My baby turns 17 today. When I started writing my weekly “Surfing the Net with Kids” newspaper column, she was in preschool, and my bio tagline called me a “mother of two young kids.” I can’t remember
exactly when we removed the “two young kids” line, but it’s been awhile.

Your feedback welcome at my blog.

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

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#3. Environmental Science

by Barbara J. Feldman

Environmental Science Printable (** for premium members only)

Environmental science (also called ecology or bionomics) is a branch of biology that studies the relationship between organisms and their environment. It encompasses topics such as climate change, energy, endangered species, land use and more. Today’s website picks cover a wide range of environmental issues, and offer lessons and activities for all grade levels.

Designed to inspire elementary and middle-school kids to become “life-long environmental stewards,” EcoKids from Earth Day Canada uses interactive media to teach kids about their impact on the environment. The Games & Activities section is divided into topics such as Wildlife, Energy and Climate Change. And then further segmented by grade and difficulty level (primary, junior or intermediate.) Unfortunately the EcoKids Challenge is limited to entrants in Canada, but the rest of the site is universal.

Environmental Literacy Council
The Environmental Literacy Council website is a huge library of K-12 lessons, articles and news about environmental studies, including subjects such as global climate change, biodiversity, energy, and land use. Topics can be accessed via the subject menu on the left-hand side, from the site map, or via the site search. Each article concludes with an outstanding collection of Recommended Resources, making this site a terrific first stop for further research and my pick of the day for middle-school and high-school students writing papers or doing science fair projects.

Franklin Institute Science Museum: Community Science Action Guides
These sixteen Community Science Action Guides (some for primary grades and others for secondary grades) were created by teachers to support student investigation into local science issues. They include planning resources, activities and ready-to-use material in topics such as water, energy and life science. For example, SWISH (Student Water Investigators Showing How) is a project outline for investigating water usage during toilet flushes and includes two separate tracks: one for middle school and another for high school.

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Environmental Science Printable
Environmental Science Wikipedia Printable
Earth Day Printable
Endangered Species Printable

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#5. Related Games

Earth Day Word Search

#6.Surfing the Calendar

Robert Frost’s Birthday
Mar 26, 1874

Vincent van Gogh Birthday
Mar 30, 1853

U.S. Agrees to Purchase Alaska From Russia for $7.2 Million Dollars
Mar 30, 1867

Eiffel Tower Opened
Mar 31, 1889

SAT Registration Deadline
Mar 31, 2009

National Kite Month

National Frog Month

National Garden Month

Financial Literacy Month

California Earthquake Preparedness Month

National Humor Month

National Mathematics Education Month

National Poetry Month

Zoos: Zoo and Aquarium Month

Aquariums: Zoo and Aquarium Month

#7.Quote of the Week

“The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.” ~~ Abigail Adams (November 11, 1744 – October 28, 1818) Wife of the second president of the United States.

Click here for more Abigail Adams quotes.

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