Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
#1. October 5, 2011
As I was penning this week’s Human Evolution column, I thought a lot about those of you who teach creationism instead of evolution. Since comments are not enabled on this section of Surfnetkids.com, I decided to open up the discussion at my blog BarbaraFeldman.com.
So, my question to you is, as a parent or a teacher, do you teach evolution or creationism? Please vote in the poll and feel free to leave a comment.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Human Evolution
by Barbara J. Feldman
Human Evolution Printable (** for premium members only)
The science of human evolution is called physical anthropology or paleoanthropology. These scientists study ancient fossils in their search for what makes us human. The first discovery of modern paleoanthroplogy was the skull of a Neanderthal man in 1856 in a valley east of Dusseldorf, Germany.
BBC: Human Beginnings
“Just over three million years ago, an ape in Africa began to walk on two legs and took the first step on the long road to civilization. Along the way, we discovered flint tools, fire and farming. But what is it that makes us truly human?” BBC has a great collection of articles (just click your way through the section headings to find them) as well as games and quizzes (look in the left-hand column under Prehistoric Life and in the right-hand column under Related Links.)
The Institute of Human Origins is a research and education institute now associated with Arizona State University. Start with the Interactive Timeline feature, that takes you back seven million years to explore evidence found by paleontologists all around the world. The oldest discovery on the time is the skull nicknamed Toumai, and found in 2002 by Michel Brunet and his team in Chad. For printable classroom handouts and online games, visit the Learning Center.
Built as a companion to the seven episode 2001 PBS television series, this site still has lots of valuable content. Whether you explore via the “For Students” link or jump into any of the episodes from the front page, you’ll reach the same videos and related web activities. For a newer version of the website (which includes full video from more recent shows), click on the “Visit NOVA’s new evolution site” banner. Be sure to watch Early Humans in Pop Culture. “For 150 years, pop culture has offered distorted images of our ancestors.”
… Click to continue Human Evolution .
#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:
Human Evolution Printable
Human Evolution Wikipedia Printable
Human Anatomy Printable
*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:
#4. Related Games
Fossil Coloring Pages
Anatomy Coloring Pages
Human Anatomy Word Search
#5. Surfing the Calendar
Mad Hatter Day
Oct 6, 2011
The Great Chicago Fire Began
Oct 8, 1871
Oct 8, 2011
John Lennon’s Birthday
Oct 9, 1940
National Metric Week
Oct 9-15, 2011
Fire Prevention Week
Oct 9-15, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
World Rainforest Week
Oct 10-16, 2011
#6. Quote of the Week
“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” ~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~ (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, and philosopher. Click here for more Henry David Thoreau quotes.
#7. Subscription Management
To get your own free weekly subscription:
Need help? Get support at:
Copyright © 2010 by Surfnetkids.com, Inc.
991C Lomas Santa Fe Dr #415, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Publication in any medium is strictly prohibited without prior
written permission. This means you are NOT allowed to post this
newsletter on your website, in your school publication, nor distribute
it to an email list. You are however, allowed and encouraged to forward
this newsletter to a few friends. Thank you for your help in protecting my