[Surfnetkids: 21 Sep 2011] Immune System

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#1. September 21, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

All those Seattleites who tell us Californians that it always rains in Seattle, are just pulling our (collective) legs! The weather this week has been beautiful.

I am here for a (kinda secret) mastermind meeting with about thirty of the smartest people I know. Before the meetings started this afternoon, I walked down to the Public Market to buy some fresh fruit for my hotel room. I came upon these hanging peppers, and I just couldn’t resist buying one for my kitchen. I don’t cook with a lot of chili peppers, but just looking at these put a smile on my face. A shout out to my friend Kit who tells me the are called “ristras.”

To view of picture of the ristras, click here:

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

#2. Immune System

by Barbara J. Feldman

Immune System Printable (** for premium members only)

Our immune systems protect us from disease in a variety of ways. First, they keep invading microbes and viruses out, but if that fails, the immune system will attack the invaders, and try to destroy them. The immune system is fascinating and complicated, and researchers are still unraveling its many secrets.

BrainPOP: Immune System
“Dear Tim and Moby, Why do we get sick? From Ashley.” White blood cells, antibodies, antigens, bacterial infections, vaccines, and HIV are among the topics introduced in this animated lesson from BrainPOP. Following the video is a quiz and vocabulary activity. To view related videos on viruses and vaccines you will need to purchase a BrainPOP membership, but non-members can watch a limited number of episodes for free.

e-Learning for Kids: Immune System
“The body can only make immune weapons against bacteria and viruses that is has met before.” Click your way through this illustrated slide show to learn about the defense provided by your spleen, lymphatic system, digestive system, skin and respiratory system. After the presentation, try your hand at the ten-question quiz (called the Exercise.) “Which of these is NOT part of your immune system? Skin, lymphatic system, spleen or skeleton?”

KidsHealth: Your Immune System
“To be immune (say: ih-myoon) means to be protected.” This two-page KidsHealth article about the immune system is followed by a colorful printable activity (“Match the immune system cell with its function”), a video (“How the Body Works: The Immune System”) and a ten-question quiz. Links to related articles can be found at the bottom of the page, and include “What are Germs?” and “Why Do I Need to Wash My Hands?”

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#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:

Immune System Printable

Immune System Wikipedia Printable
Jonas Salk Printable

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#4. Related Games

Staying Healthy Word Search

Digestive System Word Search

Science Games

#5. Surfing the Calendar

Houdini Premiers Greatest Escape
Sep 21, 1912

Elephant Appreciation Day
Sep 22, 2011

Italo Marchiony Applied for Ice Cream Cone Patent
Sep 22, 1903

President Lincoln Issued Emancipation Proclamation
Sep 22, 1862

Autumn Begins: Fall Leaves
Sep 23, 2011

Fall Equinox
Sep 23, 2011

Little Rock Nine Enter Central High School
Sep 23, 1957

Planet Neptune Discovered
Sep 23, 1846

Lewis and Clark Expedition Arrive in St. Louis
Sep 23, 1806

National Punctuation Day
Sep 24, 2011

Banned Books Week
Sep 24 – Oct 1, 2011

Shel Silverstein’s Birthday
Sep 25, 1930

Sandra Day O’Connor Sworn in as First Female Justice of U.S. Supreme Court
Sep 25, 1981

Anniversary of 1st US Newspaper
Sep 25, 1690

Birthday of John Chapman (known as Johnny Appleseed)
Sep 26, 1774

George Gershwin’s Birthday
Sep 26, 1898

First Televised Presidential Debate
Sep 26, 1960

Shamu’s Birthday
Sep 26, 1985

Juan Ponce de Leon named Military Governor of Bimini and Florida
Sep 27, 1514

Ancestor Appreciation Day
Sep 27, 2011

Pokemon Debuts in US
Sep 28, 1998

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“Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.” ~~ Rudyard Kipling ~~ (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) English author. Click here for more life quotes.

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