[Surfnetkids: 16 Jan 2013] Giant Pandas

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#1. January 16, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I just realized that I forgot to raise the price of my Printable Holiday Fun CD over at Amazon after the “end-of-year” sale. So … I decided to leave at the lower price for just one more day so that you could one last chance to save!

Click here to see it at Amazon.com.

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

#2. Giant Pandas

by Barbara J. Feldman

Giant Pandas Printable (** for premium members only)

The giant panda is a bamboo-eating bear, native to China. Because of deforestation and other habitat destruction, the panda is endangered. However, conservation efforts such as Chinese nature reserves and captivity breeding have been having some success. Additionally, scientists have reevaluated their original numbers, and now believe that as many as 3000 giant pandas are still living in the wild.

Activity Village: Pandas
“The Giant Panda is one of the most recognizable species on earth with their black eye patches. Their Latin name ailuropoda melanoleuca means ‘black and white cat foot’.” This panda theme page for elementary grades includes Fun Panda Facts (“Pandas spend about 12 hours a day eating!”), printable panda bookmarks, four panda acrostic printables, worksheets, coloring pages, and a few panda jokes. “What goes black, white, black, white, black, white, black, white…
A panda rolling down a hill!”

Animal Planet: Meet the Pandas
Mei Xiang and Tian Tian arrived from China at the Smithsonian National Zoo on December 6, 2000. Animal Planet called them ” Washington’s newest power couple.” Judging from “the popping flashbulbs of panda paparazzi” that greeted their Federal Express flight, they were right. The great photos, streaming video, and wonderful interactive features (don’t miss Wild Pandas) make this site my pick of the day! Panda lovers of all ages will find something here. Your littlest ones will enjoy clicking around the photo galleries, and older students will appreciate the well-written features.

National Geographic Kids: Giant Pandas
“High in dense bamboo forests in the misty, rainy mountains of southwestern China lives one of the world’s rarest mammals: the giant panda, also called the panda.” This National Geographic Creature Feature introduces giant pandas with a Facts & Photos slide show, a video, map, and a giant panda e-card. The entire package can also be printed, and includes a double-sided 3″x5″ collector’s card.

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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:

Giant Pandas Printable

Giant Pandas Wikipedia Printable
Endangered Species Printable

Giant Pandas Printable

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#6. Quote of the Week

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