[Surfnetkids: 28 Apr 2010] Space Day

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#1. April 28, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

For the first time ever, I am attending a women’s blogging conference. I’m going to BlogHer 2010 in New York in August. Have you gone before? Do you have any words of
advice for a novice? Or are you going for the first time this year too?

While there, I would love to do a meet-and-greet in NYC. So, if you are going to the conference, or just live/work in the neighborhood and would like to join me for a Surfnetkids Reader Meet & Greet, let me know.

The conference dates are Friday and Saturday, August 6-7, 2010 at the Midtown Hilton. As it gets closer I will be choosing a time/place for the Reader Meet & Greet. If you are interesting in meeting up, just post a note on my blog (or at http://www.ReplyToBarbara.com to respond privately.)

I’m already starting to sing, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you – New York, New York.”

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
http://www.surfnetkids.com

#2. Space Day

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

Space Day Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/space_day.pdf

Although there are a number of Space Days (Florida Space Day was celebrated on March 3, 2010), the most well known is the one started by Lockheed Martin in 1997 that is celebrated on the first Friday of May. Today’s links are in honor of the upcoming celebration of Space Day (May 7, 2010) and are also quite timely after President Obama’s recent remarks on expanding space exploration in 21st century.

Amazing Space
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At the core of Amazing Space is a set of eleven interactive educational activities (such as The Truth About Black Holes and Galaxies Galore) created by the educational team at Space Telescope Science Institute (the Hubble Telescope people.) Also visit for news about Hubble’s twentieth anniversary, and to explore astronomy in the Capture the Cosmos feature. Teachers and homeschooling parents will find teaching tools and astronomy resources under the Educators/Developers tab.

Lockheed Martin Space Day
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“Since its launch in 1997, the Space Day educational initiative, which takes place on the first Friday of each May, has evolved into a massive grassroots effort dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space.” Visit the official site for news, resources for organizing a local Space Day event, lesson plans and games. Games (woo hoo!) include a word search, jigsaw puzzle, and Star Search, “a game dedicated to the identification and appreciation of the constellations.”

NASA: Space Place
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NASA’s Space Place is the place for hands-on elementary-age space crafts (“Make your own jewel in the sky, a model Saturn decoration”), space activities (“Play our Intergalactic Adventures board game and be the first to explore a black hole and live to tell about it!”) and space experiments (“Test a new spacecraft material.”) You’ll also find a smattering of fun space facts, but not exhaustive reference material.

… Click to continue Space Day .

#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

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:
Space Day Printable
Space Shuttle Printable
Hubble Space Telescope Printable
*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables-club.htm

#4. Related Games

Space Games
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/Space_Games/

Space Day Jigsaw Puzzle
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/may-js.htm

Stellar Crossword
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/space-cw.htm

#5. Surfing the Calendar

Harper Lee’s Birthday
Apr 28, 1926

Vietnam Liberation Day
Apr 30, 1975

U.S. Buys Louisiana Territory from France
Apr 30, 1803

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May

National Youth Traffic Safety Month
May

Sudoku First Published as Number Place in Dell Puzzle Magazine
May, 1979

May Day
May 1, 2010

Mother Goose Day
May 1, 2010

Whale Awareness Day (in Massachusetts)
May 1, 2010

Space Day
May 2, 2010

Elizabeth Jane Cochran’s, Known
as Nellie Bly, Birthday

May 5, 1864

Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2010

Cartoonist Day
May 5, 2010

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 5-6, 2010

#6. Quote of the Week

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” ~~ Neil Armstrong ~~ (born August 5, 1930) American astronaut and first person to set foot on the Moon. Click here for more inspiration quotes.

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