Happy 4th of July to all my American readers! Hope you are get to enjoy all your Independence Day favorites. I’m going to a barbeque. How about you?
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Ice Cream Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Since 1984, July has been celebrated as National Ice Cream Month, with the third Sunday in July known as National Ice Cream Day. With long, warm summer days, and the kids out of school, what better way to amuse ourselves than with ice cream? Today’s website picks include recipes, a peek at ice cream’s history, and even a few educational games thrown in for good measure.
Ice Cream Science
Ruben is a British ice cream entrepreneur and food scientist who blogs about ice cream production. High school students (and grownups) will enjoy learning about the role of fat in ice cream, why corn syrup is used in ice cream, and why stabilizers are used in ice cream. “The best ice creams in the world have a smooth and creamy texture. This texture, primarily associated with a high milk fat content and small ice crystal size, is also strongly influenced by the viscosity of the ice cream mix.”
Ice Cream: The Straight Scoop on Ice Cream
The average American enjoys 48 pints of ice cream a year! Visit to learn more quirky ice cream facts from Nestle, the parent company of quite a few ice cream brands. Ever wonder which ice cream flavor you would be? Wonder no more, you can take a short quiz and find out!
Mr. Nussbaum: Clara Fraction's Ice Cream Shop
“I’ll have an ice cream with the following: 9/4 chocolate, 5/3 vanilla, 9/4 coffee.” Help Clara in her ice cream shop by making ice cream cones according to the orders. To complete each order, you will need to convert fractions into mixed numbers, correctly calculate the bill, and create the cone. You’ll earn money for each correctly filled order, but make a mistake and it will cost you some earnings!
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Ice Cream Printable
Printable Ice Cream Word Search
Ice Cream Wikipedia Printable
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Quote of the Week
“One of life’s gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness: for the crops carried in from the fields and the grapes from the vineyard.” ~~ J. Robert Moskin ~~ Click this link to read more quotes about gratitude.
Surfing the Calendar
Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance Jul 2, 1937
Wimbledon Jul 2-15, 2018
American Revolution Jul 4, 1776
Thirteen Colonies Declare Independence from Britain Jul 4, 1776
Declaration of Independence Jul 4, 1776
Louisiana Purchase Announced Jul 4, 1803
Walt Whitman Published First Edition of “Leaves of Grass” Jul 4, 1855
Koko the Gorilla’s Birthday Jul 4, 1971
Pathfinder Landed on Mars Jul 4, 1997
Independence Day Jul 4, 2018
Independence Day Fun Jul 4, 2018
Fireworks Jul 4, 2018
Phineas T. Barnum’s Birthday Jul 5, 1810
Elvis Presley Recorded First Album Jul 5, 1954
John Lennon meets Paul McCartney Jul 6, 1957