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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Safe Email for Kids
3. Weekly Topic: Monkeys and Other Primates
4. Note from a Printables Club Member
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. April 14, 2004
Two readers wrote this week to ask about Easter sites and to comment on the fact that I didn’t wish my readers a Happy Easter, although I did wish “Hag Sameach” to those celebrating Passover. “Hag Sameach” is Hebrew for “Happy Holiday” and is greeting used on a variety of holidays. So, (better late than never), Happy Easter to my Christian friends and readers. I hope everyone enjoyed the season, surrounded by family and friends.
Does your organization need a website? If so, I know a group of bright and enthusiast teenagers who are looking for a few clients for summer work. While we were enjoying spring break, my son Matthew gathered with some of his friends to decide that they were going to devote their summer to building websites. Matthew has quite a bit of experience in this area, having built both commercial and non-profit websites.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Monkeys and Other Primates
by Barbara J. Feldman
Monkeys and Other Primates Printable (** for premium members only)
Is an ape a monkey? And what about a lemur? Although often called monkeys, apes and lemurs are not monkeys. Apes are larger and more intelligent than monkeys, with arms longer than their legs. Most monkeys have tails, but apes never do. Lemurs have arms shorter than their legs, and whiskers and long, pointy noses. But all (along with humans) belong to the order Primates.
Duke University Primate Center
Duke University Primate Center is home to approximately 300 prosimian primates, also known as lemurs. Mouse over the menu to see photos of seventeen species of lemurs. Just looking at the pictures is fun, and young animal lovers will love this. Click on any species name (such as Bushbaby) to learn more. Visit the Kids Corner for interactive games including a word search, maze, coloring pages and two lemur jigsaw puzzles.
Enchanted Learning: Apes
For elementary grades, Enchanted Learning has sections on five kinds of apes: gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons and siamangs. Each section includes a feature article with lots of fast facts, a printable quiz, coloring page, and related web links. To learn how apes fit into the primate order, click on Classification to read about the Linnean Classification system. To explore related topics, click around in Zoom Mammals and Zoom Rainforests.
How Stuff Works: Is there a difference between monkeys and apes?
Is there a difference between monkeys and apes? Yes, and this one page articles explains how monkeys and apes are related, and how they differ. It’s a good introduction to the scientific classification of orders, suborders, and species. “The 235 modern primate species are divided up into two suborders — the prosimians and the anthropoids.” There are some interesting links at the bottom of the page, and a printable version with less advertising.
#4. Note from a Printables Club Member
“I used the printed handout as a resource. The kids used the online version. Very interesting topics. Thanks.”
Suzanne Arrington, Evans, GA
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#5. Related Games
Printable Rainforest Word Search
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Rainforest Word Search and Glossary
(Learn how to make games just like these with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Quote of the Week
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Daily Education Quote via Email
“It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.” ~~ Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist
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