Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
#1. July 11, 2012
Just a few days ago, a new look was unveiled for my coloring page site, FreeKidsColoring.com. If you still see the purple background, try hitting browser refersh.
What do you think? Everything is still organized by category (look in the right-hand menu) or you can use the search tool to find something specific. Our “Click to Download” works a little differently now, but should download the PDF coloring page automatically in all browsers. Have a question or problem? Please tell me know.
I really like the new look, but I think I need to tell my designers to lay off the clouds! Did you notice that all three of my recent redesigns all include a blue-sky-with-white-clouds background? Ha ha ha! You can see them at FreeKidsColoring, JokesByKids and Surfnetkids!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Apollo 11
by Barbara J. Feldman
Apollo 11 Printable (** for premium members only)
I remember that summer night in 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. I tell my kids this story, and I know that for them, it is a story from another lifetime. They are growing up knowing that man can walk on the moon, explore the surface of Mars, and that a computer is simply a household appliance.
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11
“The first manned journey to the Moon began at Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida with the liftoff of Apollo 11 at 9:32 a.m. EDT on July 16, 1969.” This collection of photos, short blurbs and sound files was created by the National Space Science Data Center in 1994 to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 flight. For more detailed coverage of the historic mission, follow the links at the bottom of the page.
“This web site offers a nostalgic and personal look back at man’s first voyages to the Moon, not from the perspective of a participant, nor from that of a historian, but instead from my own perspective as a young teenager and avid follower of the space program and Project Apollo.” Kipp Teague recalls his thirteenth birthday. He remembers the embarrassment of the singing Black Angus waitresses as they delivered a cupcake topped with a sparkler, and the thrill of watching the “black & white images as Armstrong and Aldrin hopped about on the moon.” “At about 1 a.m., I switched off the TV. July 20, 1969 had come to an end, and along with it had also ended my first day as a teenager.”
Smithsonian Air and Space: The Apollo Program
“The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. The astronauts also returned to Earth the first samples from another planetary body.” Explore Apollo 11′s lunar landing with this virtual exhibit from the National Air and Space Museum. Using the left-hand nav, start with the Mission Summary, and then explore Facts, Crew, and the photo/audio/video galleries. Links to pages about the other Apollo missions can be found under “The Apollo Program.”
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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:
Apollo 11 Printable
Apollo 11 Wikipedia Printable
Space Shuttle Printable
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#4. Related Games
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#5. Surfing the Calendar
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#6. Quote of the Week
“Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s level of aspiration and expectation.”~~ Jack Nicklaus ~~ (b. January 21, 1940) American golfer. Click here for more achievement quotes.
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