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#1. March 2, 2011
“Success isn’t an event. It’s a process.”
How true it is! I RT’d (retweeted) it because it touched just the right spot this week, when I am knee deep in process, and rather short on results. How has your week been?
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. T. Rex
by Barbara J. Feldman
T. Rex Printable (** for premium members only)
The Tyrannosaurus rex, affectionately called T. rex, was one of the largest land-based carnivores of all time. It weighed about six tons, stood fifteen feet tall, had a nose-to-toe length of about forty feet and lived during the late Cretaaceous period.
Field Museum: SUE
SUE, on display at the Field Museum in Chicago, is the largest and most complete dinosaur skeleton ever discovered. She was discovered in 1990 at a dig in South Dakota, by amateur fossil hunter Sue Hendrikson. Although T. rex SUE is often referred to as “she” (because of her name), paleontologists have not yet determined her gender. Best educational clicks are found in Explore More (photo and video galleries) and Behind the Scenes (All about SUE and Science of SUE.)
Scholastic Teachers: Dinosaurs: T. Rex
Dinosaur expert Don Lessem answers two dozen T. rex questions posed by elementary students. “How many teeth did T. rex have?” “Could an allosaurus kill and eat a T. rex?” “How do we know that the Tyrannosaurus rex was the meanest dinosaur?” Below the Q&As, you’ll find links to an online dinosaur activity, related articles, and a lesson plan titled “If You Meet a Dinosaur” (based on the book “If You Meet a Dragon” by Joy Cowley.)
Science Netlinks: Was T. Rex a Slow Poke?
In the popular sci-fi movie Jurassic Park, a T. rex is seen running as fast a Jeep could drive. But in real life, how fast could a Tyrannasaurus actually run? This audio podcast (and transcription) describes how scientists have tackled the issue of T. rex speed. “The bigger you are, the more leg muscle mass you need to run fast. But all that extra leg muscle can weigh you down, which in turn makes it harder to run. In other words, the math starts working against you … Despite this, many scientists have estimated that the enormous T. rex could run at speeds up to 45 miles per hour.”
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#5. Surfing the Calendar
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National Grammar Day
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