[Surfnetkids: 01 May 2013] Flowers

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#1. May 1, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

The World Wide Web just turned twenty! And in celebration, the very first website has returned online at its very first URL.

Here’s an article about it from ReadWrite. You can visit the original page from CERN here.

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

#2. Flowers

by Barbara J. Feldman

Flowers Printable (** for premium members only)

“April showers bring May flowers.” Perhaps that’s why May is National Flower Month. Indulge your green thumb with this week’s website picks about flowers.

Cornell University: Flower Growing Guides
This home gardening guide is not written specifically for students. It’s for anyone interested in learning more about any of the 269 featured flowers. Flowers are listed alphabetically by botanical name (such as achillea millefolium) and common name (yarrow.) Each entry includes a picture, a description, and a brief guide to growing it. Yarrow, by the way, needs full sun and prefers well-drained soil.

Life Cycle of Tulips
“Tulip bulbs are planted from mid-September to mid-November. During this period the soil is moist which helps the bulb to grow under the ground. In the first cycle of growth, the roots start growing from of the bulb to form a strong root system.” This short (one-page) illustrated book for elementary-age students introduces photosynthesis and names the various parts of a bulb, as shown with a cross-section diagram. The page is built with CAST UDL Book Builder, but does not include an author’s name.

Thompson & Morgan: Top 10 Easy to Grow Flowers
British seed company Thompson & Morgan offers advice on improving your garden with these ten easy-to-grow flowers. Sunflowers, for example, can reach heights of fourteen feet and are quite kid friendly. “Just sow the seeds straight into the ground in a sunny, sheltered spot and watch them grow and grow and grow! Be sure to provide the stems with supports to grow the tallest sunflowers around.”

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Flowers Printable
Flowers Wikipedia Printable
Honey Bees Printable

Pollination Printable
Vegetable Gardening Printable

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#5. Surfing the Calendar

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Youth Traffic Safety Month

Sudoku First Published as Number Place in Dell Puzzle Magazine
May, 1979

May Day
May 1, 2013

Mother Goose Day
May 1, 2013

Whale Awareness Day (in Massachusetts)
May 1, 2013

First Freedom Ride
May 4, 1961

Elizabeth Jane Cochran’s, Known as Nellie Bly, Birthday
May 5, 1864

Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2013

Cartoonist Day
May 5, 2013

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 5-6, 2013

Space Day
May 6, 2013

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Premiere
May 7, 1824

#6. Quote of the Week

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” ~~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~~ (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894) Scotland novelist, poet, travel writer. Did you like that one? Then read some more inspiring change quotations.

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