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Topic 9 of 10: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.

Thu, Jul 15, 1999 (14:40) | Marcia (MarciaH)
There is nothing more curious than a child. The Earth needs them to be knowledgable and concerned about its survival. This topic will contain web sites and other information to stimulate and encourage them, and to help those involved with children.
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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 1 of 171: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Jul 15, 1999 (16:21) * 1 lines 
 
this is a great idea!


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 Response 2 of 171: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jul 15, 1999 (16:28) * 1 lines 
 
she's been having several of those lately...


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 Response 3 of 171: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Jul 15, 1999 (19:33) * 1 lines 
 
i know, go marcia, go!! or should i say geaux?


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 Response 4 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jul 15, 1999 (20:56) * 1 lines 
 
Now I gotta get to work and post the stuff I promised. Thanks, guys!!!


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 Response 5 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul 16, 1999 (14:08) * 14 lines 
 
Since this is a place for Resources on the Net, let's begin with URLs which are the most coverage of all facets of Earth Sciences and plenty of great hot links.

http://kidscience.tqn.com/msub13.htm

This one is terrific, with both kids, parents and teachers in mind. Loads of great links
http://members.accessus.net/~5phlps/rel_pgs.htm

Another all-purpose site with many categories and links.
http://www.lighthouse.chtr.k12.ma.us/resource/science.htm

And the best kiddies nature webring
http://nav.webring.com/cgi-bin/navcgi?ring=natureswonders;list




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 Response 6 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul 16, 1999 (19:07) * 13 lines 
 
This is Science for Kids - wide spectrum of interest
http://vyne.nmhu.edu/outreach/kids/science.htm

Lawrence-Livermore's Fun Science For Kids - loads of links for things to do from a most prestigious institution
http://www.llnl.gov/llnl/03education/science-list.html

Learning Kids Interactive - experiments you can try at home - this is really interesting and fun but you should do these with your children! http://www.learningkids.com/experiment.html

Science for Kids with help for their parents. All sorts of interesting things.
http://waterw.com/~science/index.html





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 Response 7 of 171: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Jul 17, 1999 (09:38) * 1 lines 
 
you've been busy!


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 8 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul 17, 1999 (10:29) * 1 lines 
 
Keeps me out of trouble =) Thanks for noticing!


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 Response 9 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 26, 1999 (13:38) * 2 lines 
 
Plate Techtonics for kids K-12 from the USGS. Excellent graphics.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html


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 Response 10 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul 31, 1999 (17:02) * 3 lines 
 
Now that weather is in the news and surrounding each of us, the kids might like this page with lots of fun things to do and read about. Parents, too!

http://bookend.met.psu.edu/~kathy/kids/kidzweather.htm


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 Response 11 of 171: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Aug  1, 1999 (13:19) * 3 lines 
 
and don't forget FEMA for kids...

http://www.fema.gov/kids/


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 Response 12 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug  1, 1999 (13:38) * 1 lines 
 
Excellent! Thank you for posting that. I am wondering if I should also post the kids resources on the topics to which they are related...Opinion?


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 13 of 171: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Aug  1, 1999 (18:17) * 1 lines 
 
go for it!


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 Response 14 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug  1, 1999 (18:28) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks Wolfie dear. Have done so in Weather...working on others. Good stuff out there for kiddies and their parents (or I would not put it in here!)


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 15 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 13, 1999 (14:08) * 4 lines 
 
Here is an excellent source of information for teachers (which also means parents) This particular issue is about Natural Disasters and overcoming
science myths (that is what they said!)
http://www.earthsky.com/Teachers/Booklet/natural_disasters.html



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 Response 16 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 28, 1999 (23:06) * 2 lines 
 
This web site has Virtual trips through Hawaii and satellite images and all kinds of links for Hawaii locations.
http://www.satlab.hawaii.edu/space/hawaii/


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 Response 17 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 28, 1999 (23:34) * 6 lines 
 
Discovery channel has wonderful earth-aware links and images and cams:
http://www.discovery.com/cams/hurricane/hurricane.html

http://www.discovery.com/news/earthalert/990823/earthalert.html




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 Response 18 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 12, 1999 (17:38) * 3 lines 
 
WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN THE US - LINKS WITH THE PAST
with maps and links to sites world wide:
http://www.cr.nps.gov/worldheritage/



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 Response 19 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Oct 14, 1999 (14:57) * 2 lines 
 
This is the World Heritage website for kids - Our links with the Past. Lost of good things to do and places to go:
http://www.unesco.org/whc/nwhc/pages/kids/main.htm


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 Response 20 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Oct 14, 1999 (14:58) * 1 lines 
 
That should read - "Lots of good things to do and Places to Go"


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 Response 21 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 25, 1999 (21:22) * 3 lines 
 
A particularly comprehensive site for Volcanoes which includes a kid's site, "ask a volcanologist" site and lots of other links plus a search capability:

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/


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 Response 22 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (15:47) * 2 lines 
 
This is NASA's kid site. They are talking about Alien Volcanoes, which is what I am doing right now in Geo 24. It is called Thursday's Classroom:
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/index_07oct99.html


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 Response 23 of 171: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (16:24) * 3 lines 
 
What's an example of a live volcano on another planet?




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 24 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (17:07) * 8 lines 
 
Olympus Mons on Mars is 10 miles high! (The largest known volcano anywhere)
Io is erupting (a moon of Jupiter)
Triton is also active (Neptune's largest moon)

All of these can be checked at
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/07oct99/alienvolcanoes.html




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 Response 25 of 171: Marcia (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (20:29) * 3 lines 
 
Almost every planet/moon/asteroid is or has been volcanic sometime in its
past. A few are due to accretion or solid pieces slamming into each other with enough force to cold-weld them together. Many dead volcanoes in the
solar system - including our very own moon.


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 Response 26 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov 18, 1999 (14:00) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 27 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov 18, 1999 (22:56) * 27 lines 
 
The caption for the above image:
These views of Jupiter's moon Io in the eclipse of the large planet's shadow are color coded so blue to yellow to red
represents increasing brightness. The bright spots indicate the locations of volcanic vents on Io, which are spewing hot lava.
This image and other data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft indicate that the lava at Pillan Patera (marked Pillan) exceeded
1,700 degrees kelvin (2,600 degrees Fahrenheit) and may have reached 2,000 degrees kelvin (3,140 degrees Fahrenheit).
The hottest eruptions on Earth today reach temperatures of about 1,500 kelvin (2,240 degrees Fahrenheit), but hotter lava
erupted billions of years ago.

The left and middle parts of this picture show a "raw" image presented without processing other than color coding and
labeling. Small, bright pixels and clusters of pixels represent radiation interference. The bright vertical lines are column
blemishes in the imaging detector (CCD). An image of Io was acquired through both a 1- micrometer filter (left) and clear
filter on the Galileo solid state imaging camera system. Both images were exposed on the same frame; however, during the
left exposure, the spacecraft platform moved, causing the exposure to slide toward the clear filter position. The middle view
disc combines the two exposures.

The brightest hot spot at Pillan Patera was saturated in both filters, but the platform motion resulted in a horizontal line
between the Pillan positions. The unsaturated line allows measurement of Pillan's temperature. For further information, see a
report in Science magazine, Vol. 281, July 3, 1998, page 87.

The third view (right) is the processed clear filter data. Diffuse glows, produced by energized particles interacting with gases,
highlight both the rim of Io's disc and active plumes such as Marduk. North is to the top of the picture. The resolution is 14.6
kilometers (9 miles) per picture element (pixel), but camera motion smeared the hot spots over about nine pixels. They
appear bigger than they really are; modeling indicates the actual hot spots are much smaller than the pixels. The image was
taken on June 28, 1997 at a range of 1,440, 000 kilometers (890,000 miles).

JPL manages the Galileo mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC.




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 Response 28 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  1, 1999 (21:47) * 6 lines 
 
For those who might not have seen this most valuable resource, Let me tell you about Project Gutenberg whose aim is to make all books in the public domain available to anyone with internet access and a modem. You simply access the files and ftp them to your hard drive. Any book! The project in ongoingm but many books are now available. Check it out:
http://promo.net/pg






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 Response 29 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (13:15) * 13 lines 
 
Friday, December 3 NASA and its various websites listed below will carry live from Mars the Polar Lander beamed to Earth from 157 million miles away. The sites will contain weather reports, science data, first sound clips ever beamed to Earth from "out there" and lots of pictures.

Main Mars site will post the latest pictures and updates throughout the 90-day mission: www.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98

JPL's main page has links to the latest Mars project as well as to probes sent to other planets over the last 20 years: www.jpl.nasa.gov

JPL's Mars Educational site which includes activites for children and teachers:
marsnt3.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.html

UCLA, where the primary science team is based, offers a site focusing on the experiments aboard the Mars Volitiles and Climate Surveyor payload.
mars.ucla.edu




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 Response 30 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (13:21) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 31 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (13:23) * 9 lines 
 
Ok, that was a transcription from a newsapaper article. Let me put them in clickable links:

Main Mars Site : http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98

JPL's main page : http://www.jpl.nasa.gov

JPL's Educational Site: http://marsnt3.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.html

UCLA's site: http://mars.ucla.edu


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 Response 32 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (13:36) * 5 lines 
 
The first link (jpl.nasa.gov/msp98) does not work...try
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98
or
http://marslander.jpl.nasa.gov



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 Response 33 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec  3, 1999 (16:37) * 2 lines 
 
If anyone else has experienced the frustration of not getting into the JPL site that I have, this may be the reason: 1999-12-02 9,229,982 hits



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 Response 34 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (19:23) * 1 lines 
 
The Space Shuttle is up and orbiting every 90 minutes around the Earth. Check on its visibility from your house (I've seen it many times from the ground in Hilo) http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/temp/ShuttleLoc.html


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 Response 35 of 171: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Dec 21, 1999 (08:54) * 3 lines 
 
NASA needs some successes, they've really taken a hit lately.




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 Response 36 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 21, 1999 (11:06) * 1 lines 
 
Oh boy, have they. Or is it JPL which has been the problem. They seem to be powers above much government scrutiny, so I hope someone tries to figure out what went wrong - like the last one: mixed signals due to using both the English and the metric system at the same time. And, we were led to believe Rocket Scientists were smarter than the rest of us...Ah well, they are also human.


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 Response 37 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 21, 1999 (11:08) * 1 lines 
 
You can watch the Bhuttle capture and repair the Hubble telescope beginning about 8pm Austin time this evening. Same url as above. It was fascinating last time. I expect the same again, and the conversations between the astronauts and ground support are always fascinating.


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 Response 38 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 21, 1999 (11:11) * 3 lines 
 
You can watch the Shuttle...on Nasa TV
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/video45m.html



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 Response 39 of 171: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 22, 1999 (09:58) * 4 lines 
 
A Bhuttle? Is that like a Buttum?

I hope they get the Hubble working again, NASA so desperately needs a win
right now.


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 Response 40 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 22, 1999 (13:22) * 3 lines 
 
Oh Dear (hiding under my keyboard)... I think both of those terms are technical thingies NASA makes my fingers type so I do not divulge secrets they do not wish to get out.

Hubble is tethered and they are busy working on their EVA. I truly hope it is fixable, and I think it is. They just have to replace three of the gyro systems which failed. It is a simple open the hatch, unbolt the old one, bolt in the new one and secure the hatch again x three (or was it four?!)


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 Response 41 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 22, 1999 (23:39) * 1 lines 
 
about time I closed this shouting HTML tag



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 Response 42 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 24, 1999 (18:30) * 48 lines 
 

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Friday - 18:54 12/24/99, Spacemen Deliver Christmas Gifts to Hubble
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Space-walking astronauts spent
Christmas Eve delivering the last of a long list of gifts to the Hubble Space
Telescope from admiring scientists and engineers on Earth.
Steve Smith and John Grunsfeld left the space shuttle Discovery's air lock on
Friday for the third of three space walks set for the mission, which found the
Hubble stranded and disabled in space but has restored it to its status as the
finest observatory ever built.
``Ah, John, another beautiful day outside,'' Smith called back to Grunsfeld as
he entered the shuttle's cargo bay, where the four-story Hubble was latched
to a service platform. ``Look at that Earth.''
The two astronauts were working to replace a broken radio transmitter on the
Hubble and install a solid state recorder in place of the telescope's older
reel-to-reel model.
On Wednesday, the same astronauts replaced six navigational gyroscopes,
four of which were broken and had left the 12.5 ton observatory out of service
since mid-November.
Astronauts Michael Foale and Claude Nicollier on Thursday installed a new
central computer and a refurbished guidance sensor.
The crew was scheduled to return Hubble to its own orbit on Saturday,
Christmas Day. Discovery and the seven-astronaut crew are scheduled to
land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday.
So far, all the new equipment aboard the $3 billion Hubble has performed
flawlessly.
This rescue mission has ended the year on a hopeful note for NASA, which
otherwise has struggled through a year of disappointments.
Two Mars probes were lost once they entered the Martian atmosphere, and
only three shuttle missions managed to launch, one of them limping to orbit
after short circuits hit two on-board computers.
The Hubble's failure was a particular concern. The space agency quickly
assembled the crew and patched together a mission plan as the telescope
reached the brink of failure in February.
Discovery's launch, first scheduled for October, was delayed nine times by
mishaps, breakdowns and bad weather, and mission managers worried they
might lose the Hubble if the mission slipped into next year.
Halfway through its 20-year life expectancy, the Hubble has helped to rewrite
the book on the age and size of the universe with the 259,000 images it has
transmitted back to Earth.
Its pictures also have added valuable knowledge on planetary formation and
the long-term effects of comet collisions on planets.
With the repairs completed, senior Hubble scientist Dave Leckrone said the
best days are still ahead for the telescope.
``I predict within the next few years that Hubble will lead the way in giving us
the first really clear understanding (of how) planets are formed,'' Leckrone
said. ``I think there are going to be some interesting surprises.''



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 43 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 14, 2000 (16:35) * 6 lines 
 
The next total lunar eclipse is coming on January 21, 2000
a Lunar Calculator is located on the site so you can calculate when and how to see it: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/data/docs/LunarEclipse.html






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 Response 44 of 171: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Jan 14, 2000 (16:45) * 1 lines 
 
it will appear on 20 Jan at around 2204 in my area. lasts a long time too.


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 Response 45 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 14, 2000 (16:53) * 1 lines 
 
I usually put an old carpet runner I save for stuff like this and lie on the driveway and just watch. I can remember one year it was so orange that it appeared 3-D and suspended like a true sphere somewhere between the stars and me. It was incredible and I can still see it in the back of my mind.


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 Response 46 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 19, 2000 (16:11) * 99 lines 
 
For Thursday's Total Lunar Eclipse there are wonderful informative pages

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Show-Stopper
The sun, as always, maintains its station. The Earth, on its constant orbit around the brightly burning star, swings into position.
And the moon slides into place behind the Earth.

A lunar eclipse begins.

Conditions are right for a lunar eclipse when the sun, Earth and moon align in a straight row. The Earth, situated between the
sun and moon, prevents sunlight from reaching the orbiting moon as it moves around the Earth's night side.

How It Happens
As Earth orbits the sun, it casts a cone-shaped shadow that extends 850,000 miles into space. A lunar eclipse occurs when a
full moon passes through this shadow, about 239,000 miles from the Earth.

Elements of an Eclipse

Umbra: Earth's dark, cone-shaped shadow. At the point where the moon passes through, the umbra's diameter measures
5,700 miles, more than twice the size of the moon. A trip by the entire moon through the umbra causes a total eclipse. If the
moon only grazes the umbra, then you'll see just a partial eclipse.
Penumbra: A lighter shaded zone on Earth's shadow surrounding the umbra. On occasion, the moon passes through part of
the penumbra but not the umbra. When this happens, a pale, fuzzy shadow will cover part of the moon.

Why don't lunar eclipses occur every month?
The answer is fairly simple. Usually the sun, moon and Earth don't arrange themselves in a straight line. Because the moon's
orbit is tilted about 5 degrees in relationship to the Earth's orbit around the sun, the moon usually passes above or below the
imaginary line that connects sun and Earth. Because of this, the moon usually does not pass through the Earth's shadow.

What It Looks Like
Lunar eclipses generally take place twice a year. The duration of a lunar eclipse depends on the distance between the Earth
and moon at the time of alignment. A total lunar eclipse usually lasts about an hour.

But the moon does not completely disappear. Some filtered sunlight skirts around the Earth's edge and hits the moon.
Observers on the night side of Earth see this light turn the faint image of the moon a dark red. The Earth's atmospheric
particles, such as volcanic ash or pollutants, can further enhance the blood-red moon effect.

Lunar Watch
You don't have to worry about eye damage if you want to enjoy a lunar eclipse. Unlike a solar eclipse, which creates thermal
energy that can badly burn your eyes and cause permanent damage, a lunar eclipse is safe to view. Sky watchers see lunar
eclipses more frequently than they see solar eclipses because a darkened full moon is easily observed from anywhere on the
Earth's nighttime half. To see a solar eclipse, you must be in its narrow path, which never covers more than one-half of 1
percent of the Earth's surface.

Moon Myths
Through the ages, superstitions and myths have fed fears about lunar eclipses. Different cultures have responded in unique and
sometimes deadly ways to cope with the disappearance of the moon.

Here are some human responses to past lunar eclipses:

In biblical times, a lunar eclipse was said to have foretold the death of King Herod, the Roman-backed ruler of Judea.

South American Orinoco Indians feared that the moon would disappear for good during an eclipse. In order to save light,
they would bury burning sticks.

The Incas in Peru believed that the moon could transform a woman's spinning tools into dangerous animals during an eclipse.

In late 1503, Christopher Columbus, exploring the world on behalf of Spain, became stranded with his crew on what is now
Jamaica. Columbus quickly wore out his welcome with the island's natives, and they refused to supply him with fresh water and
food. He told the inhabitants that a powerful god would turn the moon dark red if they did not help him. Columbus knew from his
calendar that a lunar eclipse would appear in February 1504. When the eclipse occurred, the natives quickly provided the
supplies.

A lunar eclipse caused an unnecessary tragedy in 1974. Frightened Cambodian soldiers believed a monkey was eating the
moon and fired their guns to scare it away. In the process, they inadvertently shot and killed 16 people.


Related Links
Editor's note: These links will take you to Web sites with content we do not control or endorse.

Total Eclipse
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html
Schedule for upcoming solar and lunar eclipses, from Goddard Space Flight Center

Eclipse Photography
http://www.mreclipse.com/LEgallery/LEgallery.html
Lunar eclipse photo gallery, from MrEclipse.com and Goddard Space Flight Center

Moon Shot
http://www.mreclipse.com/LEgallery/LEphoto.html
Tips on how to photograph a lunar eclipse, from MrEclipse.com and Goddard Space Flight Center

Between Sun & Moon
http://archive.abcnews.go.com/sections/tech/Geek/geek990712.html
Brief eclipse explainer, from ABC News

Cause & Effect
http://www.earthview.com/tutorial/causes.htm
How an eclipse takes place, from Earth View

Celestial Observer
http://www.skypub.com/sights/eclipses/eclipses.shtml
Articles devoted to lunar and solar eclipses, from Sky & Telescope

Sources
Goddard Space Flight Center; World Book; Chicago Tribune/KRT; Los Angeles Times; The Boston Globe; ABC News; The
Independent (London); The Times (London); The Dallas Morning News/KRT; Better Homes and Gardens



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 Response 47 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 19, 2000 (16:12) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 48 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 19, 2000 (16:18) * 6 lines 
 
(scribbled double posting)

Check http://www.tdo.com/ click on the graphic of the eclipse and a window will open with animated eclipses showing how they occur. Fantastic. So are the other links!

http://www.mreclipse.com/MrEclipse.html
This URL boasts that it is the ultimate eclipse photography source on the web.


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 Response 49 of 171: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Jan 19, 2000 (21:18) * 1 lines 
 
the www.tdo.com link is cool and very informative.....


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 Response 50 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 19, 2000 (22:14) * 1 lines 
 
I have the little Flash 4 eclipse animation running around on my desktop. I just love it and wish I could capture it for Geo... Thanks for checking it out!


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 Response 51 of 171: Ginny  (vibrown) * Fri, Jan 21, 2000 (01:07) * 50 lines 
 
Here are some space links I've collected over the past few years. Not all of these links are specifically for kids, but this seems the best place to post this list.

http://www.kalmbach.com/astro/astronomy.html
ASTRONOMY Magazine
http://www.skypub.com SKY Online - Sky Publishing Corp.
http://www.starhustler.com Star Gazer (From PBS)
http://www.spaceviews.com Online Publication of Space Exploration

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html
Espenak's Eclipse Home Page
http://umbra.gsfc.nasa.gov Solar Data Analysis Center
http://www.solar-eclipse.org Solar Eclipse Org
http://www.eclipsechaser.com EclipseChaser
http://www.earthview.com Earth View ECLIPSE Network

http://www.phy.mtu.edu/apod/astropix.html
Astronomy Picture of the Day
http://www.astropix.com Astrophotography

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov National Space Science Data Center
http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov Mars Exploration Program at JPL
http://cmex-www.arc.nasa.gov Center for Mars Exploration
http://www.seds.org Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
http://www.planetary.org The Planetary Society
http://www.coseti.org Columbus Optical SETI Observatory

http://comets.amsmeteors.org Comets and Meteor Showers
http://www.amsmeteors.org American Meteor Society
http://www.imo.net International Meteor Organization
http://web.infoave.net/~meteorobs North American Meteor Network
http://www.leonidslive.com Leonids Live!
http://www.perseidslive.com Perseids Live!
http://leonids.hq.nasa.gov Near-Live Leonid Watching System
http://comet.hq.nasa.gov Near-Live Comet Watching System
http://encke.jpl.nasa.gov Comet Observation
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/billa/tnp/comets.html
Comets
http://www.cometwatch.com The Puckett Observatory
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/comet Comet Hale-Bopp (JPL)
http://www.halebopp.com Comet Hale-Bopp

http://www.atmob.org Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston
http://hyperion.haystack.edu MIT Haystack Observatory
http://www.hawastsoc.org Hawaiian Astronomical Society
http://www.eso.org European Southern Observatory
http://www.stsci.edu Space Telescope Science Institute
http://www.windows.umich.edu Windows to the Universe
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu Lunar and Planetary Laboratory



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 52 of 171: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jan 21, 2000 (09:06) * 1 lines 
 
Great stuff Ginny!


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 53 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 21, 2000 (11:40) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks for that, Ginny. Terry, woould you believe this is new to me as regards Ginny. We became friends over mutual love of Arthuriana and things Stonehenge. I'm gonna show her around the Spring as soon as get finished in here. I do have been blessed with a most interesting group of friends...this one in Boston!


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 54 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 21, 2000 (11:48) * 1 lines 
 
Ginny is a many-faceted lady - she qualifies as a cyber-babe in that she is employed by Lucent Technolgy. I think she will find many things of interest at the Spring...even Sports. Bahston does have a few teams which make the newspapers from time to time *grin*


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 55 of 171: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jan 22, 2000 (17:27) * 1 lines 
 
Yep, just the Celtics, Red Sox, and Bruins.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 56 of 171: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Jan 22, 2000 (19:57) * 1 lines 
 
that's some list, ginny!


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 57 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 22, 2000 (20:47) * 2 lines 
 
For those who run through other conferences and happen to see linked geosites, check into Geo 24 and see my son's photos of the recent eclipse. They are worth a detour!
http://206.97.234.70/yapp-bin/restricted/read/Geo/24.97


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 58 of 171: Ginny  (vibrown) * Mon, Jan 24, 2000 (14:15) * 5 lines 
 
Thanks, Marcia!

Marcia and David also got me interested in volcanoes. My visit to Hilo and Kilauea volcano is still the most exciting trip I've ever taken. (The solar eclipses were pretty close, but not quite the same as seeing an eruption from 40 feet away.)

I found the Arthurian note in the books conference (not to mention some of the other conferences on Spring). Yikes! I can really spend a lot of time here; reminds me of the notes conferences when I worked at Digital.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 59 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 24, 2000 (15:25) * 4 lines 
 
Hi Ginny! They are already salivating over your Bahstahn connections in the Sports conference. Spend time here? I LIVE here! From 6:30 am till about 8 pm HST I am in here mucking about with some of the most fascinating minds in the entire world. They keep me hopping and making sure I am posting the straight stuff! Volcanoes are on Geo 2. Enjoy! Just wait'll you see my marble wallpaper and neat graphics as well as photographs...as soon as Spring's move is complete...

Sorry I noted your employment incorrectly. You ARE still with Lucent Technologies, are you not?!



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 60 of 171: Ginny  (vibrown) * Tue, Jan 25, 2000 (09:38) * 5 lines 
 
Hi Marcia! I do work for Lucent Technologies now. I first worked for Digital (DEC), then a small software company called Gradient Technologies, and now Lucent Technologies.

I have to admit I'm not a big sports fan. I used to watch the Red Sox until 1986, and I watched the playoffs last year (different names and faces, but still the same old Red Sox). I did see a couple of Celtics games in the old Garden while Larry Bird and the others were still playing.

Can't wait to see what everything looks like when Spring is put together again...


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 61 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 25, 2000 (12:23) * 1 lines 
 
If you go into Geo 14, which is the Weather channel on the Spring, a lot of the graphics are still functioning because they are updating (auto-magically) weather maps of various sorts and of every place I can get them. We have regulars who have bookmarked their regional ones and check almost daily. Good people, those! (I am jumping up and down with joy just knowing you are posting here!)


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 62 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 25, 2000 (12:26) * 1 lines 
 
BTW, with those cyber-credentials, Terry just might latch onto you! There are lots of conferences you are gonna relate to here. I am continuously amazed and delighted with the range of topics which interest me - some I never thought I would have considered.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 63 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar  9, 2000 (18:34) * 17 lines 
 
THURSDAY'S CLASSROOM for March 9, 2000: Solar Activity Heats Up! This
week's episode of Thursday's Classroom focuses on the recent spate of solar
activity and what NASA scientists are doing to improve space weather
forecasting. In addition to the usual lesson plans and activities for
primary school students, the March 9 episode includes six advanced
activities for high schoolers. Please visit for details.
Thursday's Classroom

SPACE WEATHER NEWS: Predicting solar activity can be tricky, but space
weather forecasters have found a new way to anticipate the future. A
technique called helioseismic holography will allow scientists to see
active regions on the far side of our star before they rotate around
to face Earth. FULL STORY at

SOHO Sees Through the Sun





 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 64 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 10, 2000 (18:44) * 13 lines 
 
Space Science News for March 10, 2000

NASA's durable Galileo spacecraft is joining forces with Saturn-bound
Cassini on a mission to study Jupiter's magnetosphere -- the biggest thing
in the solar system. How big is it? If Jupiter's magnetosphere were
visible, it would appear to be larger than the Sun or Moon in spite of its
great distance from Earth. This story also includes plasma wave sounds
recorded by Galileo in 1996 as it sailed past Jupiter's largest moon
Ganymede. Galileo will swing past Ganymede two more times before the end
of 2000.FULL STORY at

The Biggest Thing in the Solar System




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 65 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 14, 2000 (16:39) * 14 lines 
 
Space Science News for March 14, 2000
NASA has renamed the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft for
planetary science pioneer Gene Shoemaker. FULL STORY at
NEAR Shoemaker

SPACE WEATHER NEWS NOTE: A large sunspot near the center of the solar disk has developed a comlicated magnetic field that could lead to significant
solar flares. Flares or coronal mass ejections from this region will
likely be directed toward Earth. For details and updates visit
SpaceWeather.com

Solar updating image is available at http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/read/geo/24.41

Note the large sunspot visible just left of middle where the equator would be on earth.




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 66 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar 19, 2000 (12:25) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 67 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar 19, 2000 (12:26) * 8 lines 
 
Space Science News for March 19, 2000

As the Sun sets at the south pole on March 20, 2000, Earth will join two
other planets in the solar system where it is northern Spring. FULL STORY at

Sunset at the South Pole





 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 68 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 20, 2000 (15:10) * 9 lines 
 
Thursday's Classroom for March 20, 2000
This week's episode of Thursday's Classroom is about Spring on Earth and
other planets. Educational lesson plans and activities include a scavenger
hunt for signs of Spring, solar system Easter eggs, math exercises
involving temeratures on Earth and Mars, a reprise of the Fall favorite
"S'more Seasons," and much more.
Thursday's Classroom




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 69 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 21, 2000 (21:26) * 2 lines 
 
The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 70 of 171: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Wed, Mar 22, 2000 (15:36) * 1 lines 
 
Unlike Saturn, which is so light it would float in water. If you could find enough water to put it in.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 71 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar 22, 2000 (16:33) * 1 lines 
 
Ah...there's the rub... Saturn is one huge planet. Not as huge as Jupiter which is just a few mgatons shy of being a star all by itself...


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 72 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (22:02) * 113 lines 
 
Until we get a craft conference, here are some activities involving rocks for kids and fun adults: http://www.hmns.mus.tx.us/hmns/educator/sq_gems98.htm

Minerals used everyday – clay or bentonite (ceramics, deodorant, coffee creamer), chalk,
salt, graphite (pencils)
Minerals around the classroom
Where would we be without minerals?
Vocabulary:
Cleavage – The way certain minerals break at weak points due along their internal crystal
structure. Thousands of tiny facets can be cut into diamonds and other gemstones because we
know how they break or cleave.
Mineral – A solid substance that is inorganic, has a crystalline structure and occurs in nature.
A mineral can be composed of only one element or it can be a combination of elements. Gold,
silver, and copper are minerals. Zinc is not a mineral because it never occurs in nature except in
combination with other elements. Those combinations, however, are minerals.
Element – Any substance--solid, liquid, or gas--that is composed of only one type of atom.
Rock – Rocks are aggregates of minerals. That means they are mixtures in which the individual
components are "clumped" together rather than "blended." (Like the tossed salad as opposed to
the melting pot analogy of the people of the United States. A chocolate chip cookie is another
good analagy). Granite, for example, is a rock made of the minerals quartz, feldspar, and mica.
Take a look at a piece of granite and you can see all three minerals.
Crystal – The geometric shape formed when the atoms combine to form a mineral. Every mineral
species has a certain crystal structure. That means that every single crystal of every single
diamond has the same shape.

Activity 1: Plaster Casting
Plaster is made by dehydrating gypsum. Gypsum contains a lot of water. When gypsum is
heated, the water evaporates and what is left is a white powder. When you mix the powder with
water & let it dry, it hardens. (But the molecules don’t arrange themselves back into the same
crystal structure.)
Ancient peoples learned to throw gypsum into a fire and heat it until the water evaporated. Then
they mixed the left over ash with water to make plaster. They used the plaster to decorate
buildings and other objects. The ancient Egyptians, Romans & Greeks all used plaster. A
human skull decorated with plaster was found in a cave in Europe indicating that plaster has
been used for many thousands of years.
What You Do:
Mix up some plaster of Paris to make footprints, leaf prints, or pour it into molds.

Activity 2: Make a "Precious Jade" Carving
Jade or Jadeite is precious to many cultures including the Chinese, and the Aztec, Maya, and
other mesoamerican people. It is prized because of its beauty and carvability. Extremely
intricate details can be carved into jadeite because of its microscopic crystal structure. It does
cleave or break along its crystal structure, but because the crystals are so small, we seem to be
able to cut it any way we want. Incidentally, the Chinese consider any equally carvable stone
such as lapis lazuli & nephrite to be jades.
Add vermiculite to plaster to make a soft, carvable "stone." Vermiculite is the mineral mica that
has been heated until it expands or pops—kind of like popcorn.
What You Need:
Green tempera paint, 2 scoops plaster of Paris, 3 scoops Vermiculite, water,
Small milk carton, Carving tools: Plastic spoon, knife, stick, nail,
What You Do:
1.Mix the plaster, paint & vermiculite in a bucket or large bowl. Add about two scoops of
water and stir until it looks like thick gravy. Pour the mixture into the milk carton & let
harden. It will be ready to carve in about half an hour.
2.Peel away the milk carton & start carving. (Hint: you can keep the plaster soft enough to
carve for 2-3 days if you keep it wrapped in a plastic bag.)
3.When finished, let it dry for 2 weeks.

Activity 3: These Words are Crystal Clear
Gems are prized for their rarity and beauty. Precious gems are some of the rarest, although,
they must also be durable. Who would want a ring made out of something that wouldn’t last, no
matter how rare or beautiful it is? Diamonds are considered one of the most precious, not
because they the rarest, but because they are the hardest substance we have on earth. Like
they say, diamonds are forever. Quartz may form some very pretty crystals, but because it is the
most common mineral on Earth, it isn’t very valuable.
What You Need:
Table salt, oven, paint brush, black construction paper.
What You Do:
1.Add 3 teaspoons of salt to 1/4 cup water
2.Preheat the oven to 150 degrees F. (Always ask an adult to help you use the oven).
3.Write a message on the black construction paper with the salt water & brush. Stir the
solution before making each letter.
4.Turn the oven off & place the paper on a shelf in the oven.
5.Let the paper heat for 5 minutes or until it dries.
What Happens:
The water evaporates leaving the shiny white crystals of salt spelling out you
message. Remember salt is the mineral Halite.
For more activities and information on crystals & crystal structure, see the Science Quest
Treasures of the Mineral Kingdom episode learning activities.

Activity 4: Granite Paper Building Blocks
Stone is the natural choice for building, The Egyptian pyramids (limestone) and ancient Greek &
Roman temples (limestone, sandstone, & marble) have stood for centuries. The Taj Mahal is
made of white marble, the White House is made of a light-colored Virginia sandstone, and the
Texas State capital is made of pink Texas granite.
Even manmade materials like brick and concrete begin with minerals. Brick is made from clay
and concrete is a mixture of limestone, sand, gravel, and water. It was invented by the Romans
who used it to build famous landmarks such as the Coloseum.
Granite is an attractive, colorful rock used to build important buildings and monuments. It is
made of three minerals: mica, quartz, and feldspar.
What You Need:
White paper, colored pencils or crayons, sidewalk, concrete block or other rough cement
surface, photograph or piece of granite.
What You Do:
1.Brush off loose dirt from the concrete.
2.Choose three crayons or pencils the same color as those in your photograph or piece of
granite.
3.Place the paper on the concrete & color the entire sheet with one of the lighter colors.
4.Move the paper slightly and color with a different color. Move the paper again & color with
the third until your paper looks like the granite. (Hint: hold the paper & color evenly.)
5.Use your "granite" paper for notepads, stationary or gift wrap.

Activity 5: Wire Jewelry
Precious Metals
Metals are minerals that, instead of breaking, can be hammered into flat sheets, bent or molded
into all kinds of useful things from weapons to pots & pans. The discovery of metalworking--first
copper, then bronze, and finally iron—had such an effect on the advancement of civilization and
technology that we divide history into the Copper Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age.
Metals are also excellent conductors of electricity. That means they carry an electric charge or
signal from one point to another.
What You Do:
Bend copper, silver or even brightly colored plastic-coated wire into bracelets, or
rings.



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 73 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (22:10) * 64 lines 
 
Foucault Pendulum

These days, everyone knows the Earth spins on its axis. But for
centuries, scholars searched for scientific proof. That proof came in
1851 when the French physicist Jean Bernard Leon Foucault
discovered that a pendulum's swing plane would change according to
the Earth's rotation. The pendulum is suspended on a 63-foot cable
that extends through the three floors of the new wing. At Houston's
latitude, the Foucault pendulum swings through 180 degrees (half a
circle) in a 24 hour period. This display is a larger version of the one
Foucault demonstrated in the Paris Observatory. Informational displays
next to the pendulum provide a more in-depth explanation of pendulums.

Fascinating Foucault Facts

In the mid-nineteenth century, the French physicist J. B. L. Foucault first
demonstrated that the plane of a swing of a pendulum appears to rotate or precess.

At the Museum, the pendulum's swing advances between two adjacent star points
every 4 hours. Because it knocks over pins on both ends of its swing, all pins are
knocked over in just over 1 day.

Mass: 180 lbs (81.6 kg)
Length of Cable: 61.6 feet (18.8 m)
Period: 8.71 seconds
Swing angle: 5 degrees
Swing displacement: 65 inches (1.65 m)
Latitude of the museum: 29 degrees 46 minute North

What causes the pendulum to knock over pegs?

The earth rotates under the pendulum. The same Coriolis effect that turns the winds
and water going down a drain causes the pendulum's swing to advance to the right
(eastward as it swings northward and westward as it swings southward) in the
Northern Hemisphere. At the North Pole, the pendulum would make a circle every 24
hours. In Houston, it takes just over 48 hours for the pendulum to complete one circle.
At the Equator, the pendulum does not precess at all.

What keeps the pendulum swinging?

The earth's gravity and a magnet keep the pendulum from slowing down and
stopping. The earth's gravity pulls the pendulum down toward the bottom of its swing
arc. The pendulum is traveling fastest as it crosses over the center star. The
pendulum's momentum carries it past the center point. At each swing, air resistance
and friction between cable strands and at the cable hinge slow down the pendulum.

To keep the pendulum swinging, a ring-shaped electromagnetic collar around the top
of the pendulum cable turns on as the pendulum crosses the center point of its swing.
An iron armature, mounted on the cable just inside the collar is attracted outward
toward the magnetic collar. This pull gives the pendulum the energy it needs to keep
swinging.

How could you make the pendulum swing back and forth faster?

The length of the cable determines the pendulum's period. A shorter cable would
make it swing faster. This very exact period, regardless of how wide the swing is,
makes a pendulum a good time keeper for a clock. Until atomic clocks and quartz
oscillators were invented, pendulum clocks were used to provide an absolute time
base.

The pendulum can also be used to measure the local pull of gravity. The period of a
pendulum depends on the length of the cable and the local acceleration due to
gravity. (period = 2*pi*square root(length/gravity) ) The local gravity is 32.2 ft/sec2 pr
9.8m/sec2.)



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 74 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (22:18) * 3 lines 
 


There is nothing quite like sitting quietly on the floor of a great museum and watching a huge Foucault pendulum swinging independently of the earth. Its motion keeps it steady back and forth motion while you and the rest of the Earth rotates under it. As it swings through its arcs and pegs rotate into its path, it knocks them over. I know of no other way to feel the earth rotate beneath you and see the effect of that rotation. I helped set one up at a Chemistry-Physics Open House in college and even our small one did exactly the same thing. The above pendulum is electronically kept in motion.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 75 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (22:22) * 1 lines 
 
http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/pendulum/default.htm is a wonderful site with interesting links for kids and explanations and pictures. I am still looking for a good picture of this pendulum - one of the most noticeable is the very long string on which it is suspended. Ours was hung in a stairwell of about 4 stories.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 76 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Mar 25, 2000 (13:11) * 110 lines 
 
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Behind each statistic there's a real-life story. Behind each search there's an underground network of contacts and detectives.
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=21966000

22. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, WEDNESDAY, SHARK ENCOUNTERS.
You may pity yourself as you struggle through the rat race day to day ... until you meet the folks who call sharks their co-workers.
http://animal.discovery.com/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=676364000




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 77 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 30, 2000 (17:04) * 18 lines 
 
NASA Science News for March 30, 2000

Next Thursday, April 6, three planets and the thin crescent Moon are going
to put on a memorable sky show when the quartet converge inside a circle 9
degrees across. The grouping is just the prelude to a grander alignment of
planets on May 5, 2000. Is doom at hand, as many mystics assert? Find out
by reading the FULL STORY at
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast30mar_1m.htm
Planets
for Dessert


Also, for kids and kids-at-heart, a younger person's version of this
article is available at the NASA Kids web site:
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/news/2000/news-planetalign.asp?se
The
Planets Line Up

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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 78 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 31, 2000 (14:20) * 16 lines 
 
Thursday's Classroom for March 30, 2000

This week's episode of Thursday's Classroom explores planetary alignments.
The Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will put on a beautiful sky show
April 6 when the quartet converge in the western sky after sunset.
The grouping is just the prelude to a grander alignment on May 5.
Is catastrophe at hand, as many doomsayers predict? "No way!"
say scientists.

Educational lessons and activities include "Sky Orienteering" (how to
view the April 6 alignment), "Doomsday Desserts" (skywatching snacks
for the big event), "Alignment of the Decimals" (a math exercise
involving interplanetary gravity) and more.
VISIT http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 79 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 31, 2000 (19:16) * 7 lines 
 
NASA Science News for April 1, 2000

On April Fools Day, 2000, NASA researchers are questioning
the fate of five high-flying sweet treats that disappeared
after a meteor balloon flight in April 1999.
FULL STORY at http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast01apr_1m.htm



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 80 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr  1, 2000 (12:58) * 107 lines 
 
Discovery Channel Online - 1 Apr 2000

1. NEW WORLDS FOUND!
Two more planets have been discovered just outside our solar system. Get the scoop on these and the skinny on what else is going on out there in the wide-open universe.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/universe/amazingspace/am_main.html

2. HAS MARS SEEN THE LAST OF US?
Mistake upon mishap upon miscalculation ... Are the secrets of the Red Planet not ours to know?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/features/marspolar/marspolar.html

3. WATCH "CROCODILE HUNTER" ANY TIME YOU WANT !
Shocking, wild and chock-full of crocodiles, gators, pythons and wild pigs! Visit the Discovery Store if you can't get enough of "TV's wild man." You'll find a great selection of videos with all of Steve Irwin's exciting adventures, so get close -- REALLY close! http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=9000000&ps=733774

4. THE IRISH ELK DONE IN BY HIS ENORMOUS ANTLERS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000328/animals_elk.html

5. SEE THE REAL AMAZON AT "PICTURE OF THE DAY."
Sure, you may know it as one of the most famous brand names on the Internet, but we're here to show you the real, actual, authentic Amazon River, running through Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/picture.html

6. INSIDE THE CIA.
You're officially cleared (at least as far as we're concerned) to check out the inner workings of America's spy factory.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/cia/cia.html

7. TRASH OR TREASURE? YOU MAKE THE CALL.
Can you tell a priceless heirloom from a worthless piece of junk? Give us your verdict, then see what the professional appraiser had to say http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/treasures.html

8. BREED ALL ABOUT IT: THE VIDEOS.
Which dog is considered the ultimate house pet? What's the oldest known purebred? Find these answers and much more when you visit the Discovery Store. With videos on almost 20 popular breeds, you're sure to find the history and unique characteristics of your favorite family pet.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000389

9. ANCIENT PERSIAN ARMY DISCOVERED?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000327/history_persianarmy.html

10. WE'RE THE LIVE CAM CAPITAL OF THE WEB. NEED PROOF? HERE'S A SAMPLER:
NEW YORK CITY TAXI
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/taxi/taxi.html
SAN FRANCISCO
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/sanfran/sanfran.html
TRAFALGAR SQUARE
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/tsquare/tsquare.html
ORANGUTAN
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/orang/orangmain.html
BIRD FEEDER
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/bird/bird.html
CHEETAH
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/cheetah/cheetahmain.html
NAKED MOLE-RAT
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/rat/ratmain.html
DAYTONA BEACH
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/daytona/daytona.html
BALTIMORE HARBOR
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/bharbor/bharbor.html
PENGUIN
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/penguin/penguinmain.html
VOLCANO
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/sthelens/sthelens.html

11. PREP YOURSELF FOR SURGERY!
OK, you aren’t the one performing the procedure. Still, you need to take a proactive stance when it comes to preparing for surgery. From telling your doctor about all medications and supplements (even herbal teas), to boosting your immune system with proper nutrition -- you can help ensure a good outcome and a speedy recovery.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/23833.html

12. NAME THAT PLANE.
You might say that the fun is flying, as aviation buffs from all around the world test their knowledge. Are you up to the challenge? http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/games/plane/plane.html

13. LAUGH AND LEARN WITH CHRISTOPHER LOWELL.
The reigning design inspiration guru is certainly not above teaching with a chuckle, a giggle or even a downright guffaw. Download the videos here!
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dscdaytime/christopherlowell/lightenup/lightenup.html

14. EASY SOLUTIONS TO THE "HARD TO BUY FOR."
How many times have you been baffled shopping for someone you love? The Discovery Store has the solution. From our video collection, exploration tools and unique home decor to great travel gear and jewelry designed by nature, you're bound to find just the right gift! http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=1000000

15. CAN THE MILITARY LEARN FROM A BUTTERFLY?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000329/animals_butterfly.html

16. YOUR MILLION DOLLAR SMILE ... LITERALLY?
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer limited to bleaching and bonding. It's expanded into laser gum contouring, porcelain veneers, and even a procedure called a “smile lift." We'll fill you in on how much you’ll have to fork over for the perfect pearly whites, and if they’re really worth it. http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20770/23918/274145.html?d=dmtContent

17. THE DEADLY DRINK OF POE AND VAN GOGH.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000327/misc_absinthe.html

18. GESUNDHEIT! BATTLE CRY OF THE ALLERGY WARS.
Spring has sprung, and with it a host of seasonal allergies. This season, be prepared with our allergy guide. You can check the pollen count in your area of the country, get helpful medical advice, and even find allergy-safe recipes.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/7945/7945.html

19. THE LATEST "MY DISCOVERY" PRIZE PAK WINNER IS:
Rita Voltin from Poulsbo, Wash.

What did she win? A Discovery.com baseball cap, TLC E.R. scrubs top, Animal Planet T-shirt and Travel Channel insulated mug. Log in to "My Discovery," go to "Modify My Profile," and make sure that the optional information is filled in, and you could be next! http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/MyDiscovery/login.html

20. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, SUNDAY, CROCODILE HUNTER: SUBURBAN KILLERS.
In Australia, the gentle breezes may just hide the hissing of deadly snakes.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=670241010

21. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, MONDAY, LONELY PLANET: ARGENTINA.
Justine Shapiro has adventures in store for you, and they're all about gauchos, tangos and penguins. Now we ask you, where else are you going to find a mix like that?
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=771954030

22. ON TV: TLC, TUESDAY, ON THE ROPES.
Three young inner-city boxers try to prove that hard work and dedication can overcome even the most trying circumstances in this Academy Award-nominated film.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=550352000

23. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, WEDNESDAY, SURVIVE IV.
A blizzard, a plane crash and a man dives off a bridge to rescue a person he's never met.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=20327007




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 81 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr  8, 2000 (13:11) * 150 lines 
 
Sat, 8 Apr 2000 15:08:48 GMT
From: Discovery Channel Online
Subject: Eco-Challenge, Rogue Iceberg & Your Animal Videos at Discovery.com

Here are our picks for some of the coolest things going on in your world this week ...

If your email doesn't hyperlink these addresses, just copy this one address into your Web browser and click your way through this week's highlights.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/webletter/webletter.html

1. IT'S ECO-CHALLENGE ARGENTINA.
Go behind the scenes of the adventure race that make triathlons look like powder-puff derbies, with course maps, team rosters and conversation pipelines to the racers themselves.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ecochallenge/ecopatagonia/reports/ecopatagonia.html

SPONSOR MESSAGE:
Isuzu's Geared Up Sweepstakes. Click here for your chance to win!
http://www.isuzu.com/eco_sweeps_mail.htm

2. THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACES ON EARTH.
For some people, the perfect vacation is no day at the beach. Robert Young Pelton has been to the brink, and now he's back with a guide for those who dare follow him.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/wmdangr/wmdangr.html

3. SPACE CAPITALISM: A MIR FORMALITY.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000404/space_mir.html

4. SEND US YOUR FUNNIEST ANIMAL VIDEOS.
Have you seen a pigeon who thinks he's a duck? Do you know a squirrel who looks like Regis? Well, catch them on video and there may be fame for your subject and (not quite a) fortune for you.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tunein/funniest/funniest.html

5. A SECOND GIANT ICEBERG IS ON THE LOOSE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000404/enviro_iceberg.html

6. POMPEII: THE DAY THAT HELL ARRIVED.
The volcano spewed from the bowels of the Earth so quickly, some people died before they had time to scream.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/features/pompeii/newfindings.html

7. CREATE YOUR OWN ECO-CHALLENGE.
Visit the Discovery Store now to find a great selection of products that help you explore your world! The Eco-Challenge boutique offers a wide variety of products, from tools and outdoor gear, to expedition wear and binoculars.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=3000696

8. THE SECRET TO A LONG LIFE ... THE X CHROMOSOME.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000404/health_genes.html

9. A CARNIVORE NO MORE?
Have you thought about exchanging your beef for beets and your chicken for chick peas? Check out our guide to going veggie, and learn the benefits and basics of eating a balanced, meat-free diet.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/23907.html

10. VISIONS FROM THE AMAZON RIVER.
"Picture of the Day" features a whole new set of incredible images from the Amazon River, running through Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/picture.html

11. THE PYRAMID BUILT FOR A QUEEN.
The discovery of a 4,000-year-old tomb with all the majesty usually reserved for kings has researchers wondering what made Queen Ankh-sn-Pepi so special.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/guides/ancientworlds/egypt/egypt.html

12. WHOOPING CRANE TURF WAR AVERTED.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000404/animals_cranes.html

13. BUILD A ROLLER COASTER.
Think you could design a scarier coaster than the professionals? Here's your chance to try your luck.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/rollercoasters/build.html

14. DOING YOUR BABY A SOLID.
Which comes first, cereal or pureed carrots? When should you start feeding your baby solid foods, and what should you try first? Take our quiz and learn what foods to introduce to your baby at each stage of development.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20730/24082/275833.html?d=dmtContent

15. HERE COME GIANT COMET TAILS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000406/space_comet.html

16. VIDEO TIPS AND TRICKS FROM CHRISTOPHER LOWELL!
Think you're not creative? Visit the Discovery Store and find a great selection of videos from decorating guru Christopher Lowell. Learn secrets for transforming your bed and bath into a personal oasis. And discover how easy it is to decorate your home with creativity and flair.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=3000368

17. VICTORY IN THE FEET.
Reflexology teaches that the soles of the feet are a map of our entire body. Different areas of the foot correspond to different organs, glands and body parts. Click here to learn if the key to beating illness lies in your sole.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20770/23918/275188.html?d=dmtContent

18. LIVE CAMS: WHAT IN THE WORLD?
For years Discovery Channel has encouraged you to "explore your world." Now we bring you an open window to that world.
TIGER
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/tiger/tiger.html
MANATEE
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/manatee/manatee.html
WEDDING
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/wedding/wedding.html
EAGLE
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/eagle/eagle.html#top
SEAL
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/seal/seal.html
BABY GORILLA
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/gorillas/gorillas.html
LIBERTY BELL 7
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/liberty/liberty.html
PUPPY
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/puppy/puppymain.html
GOLF
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/hhgolf/hhgolf.html
SHARK
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/shark/sharkmain.html
TIMES SQUARE
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/timessquare/timessquare.html
PANAMA CANAL
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/pancan/pancan.html

19. WHAT ARE THESE KEEPSAKES WORTH? YOU TELL US.
Can you tell a priceless heirloom from a worthless piece of junk? Give us your verdict, then see what the professional appraiser had to say.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/treasures.html

20. HATE, VIOLENCE, RACISM: WILL THEY EVER END?
Check in on Discovery Channel's year-long initiative examining the seeds of evil in humans and looking for solutions.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/hateviolence/hateviolence.html

21. WHY ARE WE VIOLENT?
Join the live show online and on Discovery Channel, Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. ET, to find out what experts around the country have to say. Send your questions for the panelists.
asklive@online.discovery.com

22. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO FIGHT HATE AND VIOLENCE?
We're looking for stories about what you and your friends around the country are doing to prevent hate and violence in your communities. Send us a brief summary.
solutions@online.discovery.com

23. CAN'T PASS UP A GOOD BARGAIN?
Save big when you shop at the Discovery Store Outlet. With prices slashed up to 60%, you'll find something for those you love ... or treat yourself! Shop now for the best selection, because quantities are limited.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=3000671

24. LIFESTYLES: NOW THAT'S LIVING!
Let Lifestyles cheer you on, lift you up and help you out, like your personal coach! Whether you're looking for love, weight loss or the perfect recipe, Lifestyles is here for you. Now with 13 areas for inspiring ideas and advice on parenting, crafts, beauty, gardening and more.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/lifestyles/lifestyles.html

25. WE'RE TALKING DINOSAURS, AT SCIENCE LIVE!
Send in your questions now for the dino denizens, then stop by on Wednesday at 8:10 p.m. ET to see the show in live streaming video.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/sciencelive/sciencelive.html

26. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, SUNDAY, ECO-CHALLENGE ARGENTINA, PART I.
It was already the most grueling adventure race that most of the 51 co-ed teams from 31 countries had ever seen. Then came the hurricane and blizzard.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=21954000

27. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, MONDAY, JACK LONDON'S "CALL OF THE WILD."
Follow the adventures of Miles, Emma, Stanton and Buck in Animal Planet's new series based on the literary classic.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=675502005

28. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, TUESDAY, THE LAND OF FEAR.
The very word pushes our primal survival buttons ... Sahara.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=775622001

29. ON TV: TLC, WEDNESDAY, STAR FLEET.
What will space travel be like in the near future? Well, science fiction may have a little more influence than you'd have thought.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=548068000






 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 82 of 171: Ginny  (vibrown) * Wed, Apr 12, 2000 (23:40) * 3 lines 
 
Boy, I the Discovery Channel has been busy lately! I guess I've been missing a lot of good science programs now that I no longer have cable TV.

That April Fool's day article about the high-flying peeps is a scream! (Notice they don't fly, so much as plummet...)


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 83 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Apr 13, 2000 (00:05) * 1 lines 
 
David's father sent me that peeps article. Yes, they do tend to plummet and leave a sticky mess behind...


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 84 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Apr 14, 2000 (13:49) * 12 lines 
 
hursday's Classroom for April 13, 2000

This week's episode of Thursday's Classroom examines one of the
biggest mysteries of modern astrophysics: What causes distant cosmic
explosions that astronomers call "Gamma Ray Bursts?" Lessons
and activities include "Gamma Ray Playing Cards" (a card game about
the electromagnetic spectrum), "Gamma Rap!" (proof that high energy
astronomers are hip), "High Energy Math Problems" and more....

Please visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com !




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 85 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr 15, 2000 (14:21) * 125 lines 
 
April 15, 2000
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/webletter/webletter.html

1. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS ... PREPARE TO BE STUNNED.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/dinos/dinos.html

2. WERE DRAGONS REALLY DINOSAURS?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000412/history_myths.html

3. THE CLOSEST CALLS IN SPACE TRAVEL.
Thirty years ago we heard: "Houston, we have a problem." Here are more of the nearest-misses in the history of space exploration.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/features/spaceescapes/spaceescape.html

4. WATCH ECO-CHALLENGE ANYTIME YOU WANT.
You saw the thrilling, suspenseful action on Discovery Channel; now take home the video that captures it all! Competitors penetrate dense forests, navigate wild rapids, kayak a glacial fjord and climb a 12,000-foot summit mantled by ancient glaciers, all while braving the intense Patagonia terrain and weather. Visit Discovery Store to order your copy today.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=3000696

5. CRANE CHICK MISSING.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000412/animals_crane.html

6. NEW KIDS ON THE WEB.
Add your bundle of joy to our gallery!
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcdaytime/babystory/newkids.html

7. BRAINY BEES BEAT BRAWNY BEES.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000412/animals_bees.html

8. UP CLOSE TO AN ASTEROID.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000412/space_near.html

9. NAPOLEON INVADES EGYPT!
This multimedia feature about the great emperor's Egyptian campaign goes online Tuesday, but as an insider you can get a "sneak preview" now!
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/napoleon/napoleon.html

10. HATE ON THE INTERNET: HOW FAR IS TOO FAR?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/hateviolence/onlinereporting2.html

11. DINO DETECTIVES AT DISCOVERY KIDS ONLINE.
Hey, parents! If your kids are dinosaur fans, tell them to check out dinosaurs at Discovery Kids Online. They can take the dino trivia quiz, collect dino trading cards and send prehistoric e-cards to friends!
http://kids.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dinos/dinos.html

12. WANT TO LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING? GO TO THE NORTH POLE!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000411/enviro_arctic.html

13. TWINS! WE NEED YOU!
Do you share a bond no one else understands? Perhaps a secret language or ESP? Bizarre matching outfits? We're looking for stories about the unique experiences of twins. Please email us your most amazing anecdotes, and include a picture, too.
Twins_TLC@discovery.com

14. THE CROCODILE HUNTER IS ALIVE AND WELL.
Despite persistent rumors of his untimely demise, Steve Irwin continues to interact personally with wildlife like no one you've ever seen before.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/animalpages/crocpages/croc.html

15. CHAT LIVE WITH CHRISTOPHER REEVE.
Join Christopher Reeve on Wednesday, April 19, at 9 p.m. ET, as he takes your questions about living with a spinal cord injury and the amazing research being done on spinal cord regeneration. http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20725/23718.html

16. TENNIS CAM, ANYONE?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/hhtennis/hhtennis.html

17. HAVANA: THE ONLINE WALKING TOUR.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ideas/grtcities/cuba/cuba.html

18. KATHY SCHROCK HAS THE BEST INFO ON THE INTERNET.
http://school.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/schrockguide/index.html

19. TRASH OR TREASURE? YOU MAKE THE CALL.
Can you tell a priceless heirloom from a worthless piece of junk? Give us your verdict, then see what the professional appraiser had to say.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/treasures.html

20. WHEN DINOSAURS REIGNED: TAKE THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY BACK IN TIME!
State-of-the-art digital effects and animatronics combine to form the living, breathing images that put you in the scene of a virtual lost world of "Walking With Dinosaurs." Visit Discovery Store and bring the most expensive documentary ever created into your home!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=9000000&ps=165340

21. GIFTS FOR YOUR FEARLESS FLYERS.
Is there an aviation buff in your life? You'll find authentic aircraft replicas from World Wars I and II at Discovery Store, and a complete line of aviation apparel and home decor to keep your loved one "flying high."
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=3000618

22. RIDE WITH EMERGENCY VETS.
They can't get a medical history, and they can't ask where it hurts.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/animalpages/e-vets/e-vets.html

23. OY! PASS THE LOW-FAT GEFILTE FISH.
Can't imagine lightening Aunt Miriam's traditional Passover recipes? After indulging in our interactive Seder meal, you may think twice about those matzo balls. To avoid schlepping around extra pounds, click here to learn how to skim the fat from your Seder.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/11144.html

24. EARTH ALERT: A PLANET IN CHAOS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/earthalert/earthalert.html

25. NEW AMAZING SHOTS FROM THE AMAZON RIVER AT "PICTURE OF THE DAY."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/picture.html

26. PANORAMA PHOTO: OPERA ON THE AMAZON.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/picture.html

27. SOLVE THE HISTORY MYSTERY AT "MISSING LINK."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/games/missinglink/missinglink.html

28. EVERYBODY FENG SHUI TONIGHT!
Having a bit of bad luck? Well, perhaps you should replace that tired picture of your ex with a houseplant -- at least that's the advice given by experts in the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui. Get tips on where you should place your couch to create the best energy flow.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/23844.html

29. ON TV: TLC, SUNDAY, "DARING CAPERS" MARATHON.
The plot to plunder an armored car, a great train robbery ... You're (vicariously) one of the gang in on the swindle.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/series.jsp?series=3175

30. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, MONDAY, THE MAKING OF "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS."
Science meets movie magic to bring the ancient dinosaurs into your living room.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=22248000

31. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, TUESDAY, EXTRAORDINARY ELEPHANTS.
Follow the adventures of two elephant families, one in Africa, one in India.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=673884001

32. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, WEDNESDAY, THE RIVER DINOSAUR.
The Nile crocodile has one unusual quality ... He targets humans for prey.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/schedule.jsp?channel=TRV&yyyy=2000&dd=19&mm=04

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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 86 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Apr 19, 2000 (12:39) * 8 lines 
 
NASA Science News for April 19, 2000

Lt. Col. Cady Coleman talks with Science@NASA about what it's like
to be an astronaut and how a passion for high school chemistry led her to
become one. FULL STORY at

http://www.spacescience.com/headlines/y2000/ast19apr_1m.htm



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That's good, because most women aren't going in to technology or computer science. Women, I believe, only make up 25% of the techie population.


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 Response 88 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Apr 19, 2000 (22:13) * 3 lines 
 
Really!

Hey you guys with clear skies, I expect you to give a full report on the Lyrid meteor shower - I posted it on Geo 14.


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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 90 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr 22, 2000 (13:23) * 116 lines 
 
http://www.discovery.com/webletter/webletter.html

Discovery Online

Welcome to the coolest destinations you can find anywhere on the Internet:

1. YOU'RE ON MOUNT EVEREST. It's a real-life adventure, with pictures and
video from our correspondent, and a virtual climb for you.

2. FLY THROUGH A PHARAOH'S TOMB.

3. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS ... IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, IT"S BACK!

4. ORDER YOUR COPY OF "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS" TODAY. Take
the ultimate journey back in time ... to the reign of the dinosaurs!
State-of-the-art digital effects and animatronics combine to form the living,
breathing images that put you inside a virtual lost world. Visit Discovery Store
and secure your own copy of the most expensive documentary ever created!

5. WAS SHAKESPEARE ITALIAN?

6. PIERCING THE HEART OF EVIL.

7. BRAND-NEW PHOTOS FROM THE AMAZON RIVER AT "PICTURE OF
THE DAY."

8. SHOW ME THE BUNNY! TEST YOUR CHOCOLATE QUOTIENT. Easter is
upon us, and you know what that means -- chocolate! Indulge without the
bulge.

9. ENTER THE "WORKING DOGS" SWEEPSTAKES. Animal Planet is
honoring the hardest-working "best friends" anywhere, and you could win a
spa getaway for you and your pooch!

10. TRASH OR TREASURE? YOU'RE THE APPRAISER.

11. AN ALIEN'S VIEW OF EARTH.

12. BABY GORILLA CAM: THE TWINS JOIN APE SOCIETY.

13. SHARK CAM: ARE YOU READY TO HANG OUT AT THE TOP OF THE
FOOD CHAIN?

14. DID CAVEMEN WORRY ABOUT CAVITIES?

15. SURFING MEETS SCIENCE, DUDE.

16. BUILD THE PERFECT WAVE.

17. WHAT'S YOUR BEEF? Not sure which cut of meat you should throw on
the barbie? Learn your beef basics, as supermarket guru Phil Lempert, primes
us for grilling season with tips on choosing USDA-graded meat.

18. PREGNANCY JOURNAL. Trish is two weeks from delivery. She can't wait
to meet her daughter ... and get reacquainted with her old body.

19. TWINS! WE NEED YOU! Do you share a bond no one else understands?
Perhaps a secret language or ESP? Bizarre matching outfits? We're looking
for stories about the unique experiences of twins. Please email us your most
amazing anecdotes, and include a picture, too.

20. NEW MEADE AUTOSTAR UPGRADES AT THE DISCOVERY STORE.
Access the FREE Discovery Channel Millennium Sky Tour. Meade Autostar
owners can explore the most up-to-date celestial objects in the sky. Each
month, there's a new tour to download to your Autostar, bringing you an
endless universe of stellar space objects.

21. WORLD TOUR CAM. Hollywood? Panama? The Kremlin? Where shall we
go next?

22. WORLD TRADE CENTER CAM.

23. STARTING SUNDAY: ARMY ANT EXPERTS TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS.

24. GET THE VIOLENCE POLL RESULTS.

25. WHAT'S NEW WITH CHRISTOPHER LOWELL?

26. THE VERY WORST OF MOTHER NATURE. In 1988 Hurricane Gilbert
had winds of more than 155 mph, nearly three times the speed of a car on the
highway! Visit Discovery Store to learn about hurricanes and seven other
natural phenomena with the best-selling "Raging Planet" video series.

27. FOUND: CRATER FROM THE METEOR THAT MADE DINOSAURS
EXTINCT?

28. THE TOUGHEST BREAK: SPINAL CORD INJURIES. In 1995, Christopher
Reeve went from Superman to quadriplegic in a matter on moments. Join
Reeve as he narrates this program about the challenges of living with the
injury and learn about new advances in spinal cord research.

29. CROCODILE GOD'S TEMPLE UNCOVERED.

30. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, SUNDAY, GREAT WRITERS, GREAT
CITIES: MEXICO CITY. Paco Taibo is Mexico's premier mystery writer. Follow
him on a journey through his capital city that only he could show you.

31. ON TV: TLC, MONDAY, SEPARATE LIVES. There are consequences to
trying to fix Mother Nature's "mistakes," as the team of doctors learn when to
try to separate conjoined twin girls.

32. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, TUESDAY, WILDEST SHOW ON
EARTH: THE ANGOLA PRISON RODEO. Go "On the Inside" the competition
in which it isn't just the animals who long to break free of their cages.

33. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, WEDNESDAY, CROCODILE HUNTER:
RETURN TO THE WILD. With the help of Steve's parents, Terri and the
Crocodile Hunter hope to transport a half-ton croc safely out of a populated
area.

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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 91 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May  4, 2000 (14:50) * 17 lines 
 
Thursday's Classroom for May 4, 2000

This week, Thursday's Classroom takes a wild ride on the original
interplanetary Sport Utility Vehicle: the amazing Apollo Moon Buggy.
Students will tap their toes to the beat of the "Moon Buggy Boogie," play a
stimulating game of "Lunar Rover Lunacy," covert measurements from English
to metric units in "Moon Math," and more...

Please visit: http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

Also, a note for recent subscribers: The March 30, 2000, episode of
Thursday's Classroom features lessons and activities related to the May 5,
2000, planetary alignment.
See: http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/index_30mar00.html





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 Response 92 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May  6, 2000 (11:33) * 154 lines 
 
Titanic, Killer Tornadoes & NYC Stories at Discovery.com

Buckle up for this week's big adventures at Discovery.com ...
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/webletter/webletter.html

1. TITANIC: YOU'RE ONBOARD! (Will you make it?)
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/guides/history/titanic/titanic.html

2. WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE ... LITERALLY.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000424/space_galaxy.html

3. NEW -- EARTH ALERT ROCKS!
Don't miss the new, improved map of Mother Nature's temper tantrums.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/earthalert/earthalert.html

4. SEX AND DECEPTION: THE BEETLES AND THE BEES.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000503/animals_beetles.html

5. IS THE UNIVERSE FLAT?
Get the latest theory and a look at the far reaches of the cosmos like you've never seen them.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/universe/amazingspace/am_main.html

6. STONEWALL JACKSON'S LAST STAND.
The Civil War's Battle of Chancellorsville cost the Confederate Army dearly, and may have signaled a dramatic change of fortune was about to come.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/civilwar/chancellorsville/chancellorsville.html

7. TOUR MOUNT EVEREST.
The beauty of a VIRTUAL tour? All the extreme thrills, with none of the frozen extremities.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/mteverest/flash.html

8. WHAT ABOUT MOM?
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday of May a national holiday honoring all mothers. Honor yours with a special gift from the Discovery Store. Order by May 9, and we'll guarantee on-time delivery and a free gift with every purchase!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=3000724

9. WORKING DOGS.
They're hunters, herders, rescue workers ... even police. Here's our tribute to them!
http://apl.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/working_dogs/working_dogs.html

10. VISIT JAPAN AT "PICTURE OF THE DAY."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/picture.html

11. DID DINOS EVOLVE INTO TURKEYS?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000426/dino_turkey.html

12. THE END OF THE UNIVERSE (You heard it here first).
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000426/space_universe.html

13. MUGS, MOBSTERS AND MOGULS.
Lots of cities have character, but none has characters like New York does.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/newyork/index.html

14. LYNETTE JENNINGS, UP CLOSE.
It's everything you've always wanted to know about the design diva, her projects and guests.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dscdaytime/lynettejennings/lynettejennings.html

15. BEACH BLANKET CAVE MAN?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000503/fossil_stonetools.html

16. IS THAT TRASH OR TREASURE IN YOUR ATTIC?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/treasures.html

17. PREDICTING KILLER TORNADOES.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000501/weather_lightning.html

18. THE SECRETS OF LIFE REVEALED?
The human genome is nearly mapped, but is it a miracle or a nightmare?
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/EMDSC000/20729/24239.html

19. BEETLES: YOU SAY YOU WANT AN EVOLUTION?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000427/animals_insects.html

20. SPACE SHUTTLE: I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN ...
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000427/space_atlantis.html

21. THE WEDDING PLANNER.
Put your guest list online, share photos, find the perfect vows ... We provide everything but the bride or groom!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/lifestyles/weddings/weddings.html

22. DOZENS OF NEW PRODUCTS ADDED TO THE DISCOVERY STORE OUTLET!
Save big when you shop the Discovery Store Outlet. With prices slashed up to 60%, you're sure to find something for those you love ... or treat yourself! Shop now for best selection, as quantities are limited.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000720

23. SEE AN ASTEROID UP CLOSE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000501/space_near.html

24. LASER ME, DOC!
This year 750,000 Americans will solve their sight problems with Lasik surgery. It could be the miracle you're looking for, but you should weigh the risks, too.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20770/23895/229845.html?d=dmtDSCinside

TWINS! WE NEED YOU!
Do you share a bond no one else understands? Perhaps a secret language or ESP? Bizarre matching outfits? We're looking for stories about the unique experiences of twins. Please email us your most amazing anecdotes, and include a picture, too.
Twins_TLC@discovery.com

25. SOY, OH SOY. THE SECRET TO A LONG LIFE?
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/23853.html

26. LIVE CAMS: WHAT IN THE WORLD?
For years the Discovery Channel has encouraged you to "explore your world." Now we bring you an open window to that world.
POLAR BEAR
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/tzbear/tzbear.html
LIGHTHOUSE
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/hhharbor/hhharbor.html
NEW YORK CITY TAXI
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/taxi/taxi.html
TIGER
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/tiger/tiger.html
MANATEE
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/manatee/manatee.html
WEDDING
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/wedding/wedding.html
GORILLA
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/gorillas/gorillas.html
LIBERTY BELL 7
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/liberty/liberty.html
PUPPY
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/puppy/puppymain.html
GOLF
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/hhgolf/hhgolf.html
SHARK
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/shark/sharkmain.html
TIMES SQUARE
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/timessquare/timessquare.html
PANAMA CANAL
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/pancan/pancan.html

27. NEW MEADE AUTOSTAR UPGRADES AT THE DISCOVERY STORE.
Access the FREE Discovery Channel Millennium Sky Tour. Meade Autostar owners can explore the most up-to-date celestial objects in the sky. Each month, there's a new tour to download to your Autostar, bringing you an endless universe of stellar space objects.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=1000000

28. HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IN A FISH DISH.
Even in a time when EVERYTHING seems to be harmful, good old fish is proving even healthier than we thought.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/EMDSC000/20707/24087.html

29. IS EARTH LOSING WEIGHT?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000501/space_earth.html

30. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, SUNDAY, CROCODILE HUNTER, ISLAND OF TIME.
Steve and Terri venture to an isolated island where strange creatures (other than them, of course) abound.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=671359005

31. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, MONDAY, LONELY PLANET, FOOD IN VIETNAM.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=771954073

32. ON TV: TLC, TUESDAY, UNIVERSE 2001: BEYOND THE MILLENNIUM.
Will microscopic Martian fossils be the gateway to our first alien contact?
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=550110004

33. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, WEDNESDAY, ON THE INSIDE: WOMEN IN THE RING.
Female boxers are bringing a whole new meaning to the sentence, "What a knockout she is!"
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=22147000






 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 93 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, May  7, 2000 (15:50) * 3 lines 
 
Weird Science Projects
The name of this site—Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen—sums it up nicely. It describes, in detail, classic science projects originally published in books and magazines from the 1930s to 1960s. The list includes lessons on how to build your own seismograph, manufacture strange goo, or make pickles glow. The site even explains the process of making a shrunken head, though it recommends using an apple instead of the real thing.
Go to: http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/Default.htm


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 Response 94 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, May  7, 2000 (16:18) * 3 lines 
 
http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/Cat.htm#10

This website has links to pages of science projects of all sorts from the simple to the complex - complete with schematic diagrams and things easily abtainable.


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 Response 95 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May  8, 2000 (16:35) * 3 lines 
 
Big and little kids much check this url out. My son sent it to me and I ask you to check it out - it is worth it!

http://www.intplsrv.net/jcems/californ.htm


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 Response 96 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 13, 2000 (14:16) * 75 lines 
 
DISCOVERY ONLINE

1. THE SECRET WORLD OF TWINS.
Telepathy ... secret languages ... good twin/evil twin ... What's legend and what's fact?
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/twins/twins.html

2. MOMMA WAS A NAKED MOLE-RAT.
What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than a tribute to the best parents in the animal kingdom?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/animalfamilies/animalfamilies.html

3. "GODZILLA" ICEBERG IS FREEING ITS FRIENDS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000508/geo_iceberg.html

4. KLEOPATRA ASTEROID: A DOG BONE THE SIZE OF NEW JERSEY.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000505/space_asteroid.html

5. LIVE: TIMES SQUARE CAM.
It's a people watcher's dream come true ... and now it auto-refreshes, too!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/timessquare/timessquare.html

6. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS -- BRING IT HOME!
Take the ultimate journey back in time. State-of-the-art digital effects and animatronics combine to form the living, breathing images that put you inside a virtual lost world. If you missed the landmark broadcast, then visit Discovery Store to secure the original BBC version!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=3000698

7. WHAT YOUR CAT IS THINKING.
From the mystery of the purr to that famous "cattitude" of theirs, we have your ultimate guide to house cats.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/cats/cats.html

8. CUSTER AND VANDERBILT: WHO LINKED THEM?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/games/missinglink/missinglink.html

9. WALKING AMONG POMPEII'S DEAD.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000511/history_pompeii.html

10. GET THE LATEST FROM "TREASURES IN THE ATTIC."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/treasures.html

11. THRILL RIDE PHOTOS -- SEND THEM IN!
We want your best photos from amusement park thrill rides around the world. Include a sentence or two about the experience, your name and the state/country where you live. Photos should be scanned into one of three formats -- .bmp, .jpg or .gif -- and sent to the email address below. We'll post selected ones in an upcoming story.
coaster@online.discovery.com

12. A MILE OF MUMMY?
Did you know the linen used to wrap one Egyptian mummy could stretch almost an entire mile? While we can't offer you an original, the Discovery Store has a great selection of popular Egyptian decor. From unique statues to replica artifacts, you're sure to find something to satisfy any Egyptophile! http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000635

13. VIKINGS: AMERICA'S FIRST COMMUTERS?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000511/history_viking.html

14. DOG LOVERS: GET "BREED ALL ABOUT IT" ON VIDEO.
Which dog is considered the ultimate house pet? What's the oldest known purebred? Find the answers to these questions and much more when you visit the Discovery Store. With videos on almost 20 popular breeds, you're sure to find out the history and unique characteristics of your favorite family pet.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39118006&ti=3000389

15. ON TV: TLC, SUNDAY, ALL TWINS, ALL NIGHT!
It's the secret world of twins ... six episodes in a row.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/series.jsp?series=3370

16. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, MONDAY, ON THE INSIDE: LIFE AND DEATH.
The most dangerous beat in America? It just might be LAPD's gang war territory.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=21412001

17. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, TUESDAY, SHARK SEAS.
It isn't just humans who have to watch out for shark-infested waters.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=675608002

18. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, WEDNESDAY, LONELY PLANET: ISRAEL.
Justine Shapiro takes a fresh look at one of the world's most holy places.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=771954013



20. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER.
Let us know what's on your mind!
jack_huber@discovery.com





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 Response 97 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May 15, 2000 (19:41) * 28 lines 
 
http://www.greatachievements.org/greatachievements/index.html

All of the below items are hot links for descriptions of the inventions named.

How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will
you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore our list of the
top 20 achievements, and learn how engineering shaped a century and
changed the world.
1. Electrification
2. Automobile
3. Airplane
4. Water Supply and Distribution
5. Electronics
6. Radio and Television
7. Agricultural Mechanization
8. Computers
9. Telephone
10. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
11. Highways
12. Spacecraft
13. Internet
14. Imaging
15. Household Appliances
16. Health Technologies
17. Petroleum and Petrochemical Technologies
18. Laser and Fiber Optics
19. Nuclear Technologies
20. High-performance Material


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 98 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (00:13) * 14 lines 
 
Students take control of a prototype Mars Rover

NASA Science News for May 17, 2000

Students from around the country will take control of a
prototype Mars rover named FIDO as it explores a western
Nevada desert. The FIDO rover is a testbed for future missions,
including the proposed Mars Mobile Lander that is currently
under study for a possible launch in 2003. FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast17may_1.htm?list

Heel, FIDO, Heel!



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 99 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May 18, 2000 (15:11) * 13 lines 
 
Thursday's Classroom for May 18, 2000 - NORTHERN LIGHTS

Lately, sky watchers have been seeing some unusual sights -- red, green,
yellow and purple lights in the sky that usually arrive about two days
after a big solar storm. What's going on? They're the Northern Lights.
You can learn more in this week's episode of Thursday's Classroom. Lessons
and activities include Aurora Art, the Northern Lights Mystery, and a
Soda-bottle Magnetometer. PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com
Thursday's Classroom -- The
Northern Lights





 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 100 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 20, 2000 (17:14) * 68 lines 
 
May 20, 2000

The Discovery.com information buffet: Good for you (like veggies), fun (like ice cream) and full of adventure (like five-alarm chili). So dig in!

If your email doesn't hyperlink these addresses, just copy this one address into your Web browser and click your way through this week's highlights.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/webletter/webletter.html

1. EVEREST: THE PLOT THICKENS.
Correspondent Finn-Olaf Jones ran into some very unexpected problems in his quest to reach the summit.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/mteverest/mteverest.html

2. YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PLANES.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/technology/planes/planes.html

3. A NUCLEAR BOMB ON THE MOON?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000516/space_moon.html

4. LET THERE BE FLIGHT (VIDEOS, CLOTHING AND REPLICAS).
Is there an aviation buff in your life? Then visit Discovery Store's "Ultimate Guide to Planes" boutique. You'll find authentic aircraft replicas from World War I and II, plus a complete line of aviation apparel, WINGS videos and home decor to keep your loved one "flying high."
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=1000000

5. WHAT'S A PROP FROM "THE GODFATHER" WORTH?
A reader has the newspaper announcing that Vito Corleone has been shot. Find out what our appraiser thinks.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/treasures.html

6. PLAY THE NEW "TRASH OR TREASURE GAME."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/polls/poll000516.html

7. SCIENCE AND THE PERFECT PUTT.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000517/misc_golf.html

8. VISIT KREMLIN CAM. (And your papers don't even need to be in order.)
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/kremlin/kremlin.html

9. BRING STATE-OF-THE-ART DINOSAURS HOME!
If you missed the dramatic broadcast of "Walking With Dinosaurs," visit the Discovery Store and secure your own copy of the original BBC version, and take the ultimate journey back in time to the reign of the dinosaurs!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000698

10. ET STILL DUCKING THE SETI SEARCH.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000517/space_seti.html

11. CROCODILE HUNTER NOT DEAD.
Despite rumors of Steve Irwin's untimely death, we tend to believe him when he tells us he's alive and crocking.
http://animal.discovery.com/animalpages/crocpages/stevespeaks.html

12. SEE JAPAN AT "PICTURE OF THE DAY."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/picture.html

13. COMET SNEAKS BY ASTRONOMERS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000517/space_comet.html

14. SHARED GENES HELP ANT INVADERS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000517/enviro_ants.html

15. FARMING IN THE IRON AGE: A TOUGH ROAD TO HOE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000517/history_village.html

16. IS DA VINCI DNA STILL AROUND?
He may no longer be the world's most famous Leonardo, but scientists are still interested in capturing DaVinci's genetic code.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000516/history_leonardo.html

17. CARE AND FEEDING OF T-REX.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000515/fossils_trex.html

18. LIGHTNING IS HAIR-RAISING STUFF!
Did you know that 10 million lightning bolts shoot to Earth every day? Each is hotter than the sun, miles long and less than an inch thick! For more great weather facts, visit the Discovery Store, and get informative videos and precise weather tools ... everything you need to become your own meteorologist!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=1000000



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 101 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun  1, 2000 (13:49) * 18 lines 
 
Yukon Meteor Blast

Thursday's Classroom for June 1, 2000

On January 18, 2000, a "small" 200 metric ton asteroid streaked across the
skies of western Canada and exploded in the atmosphere. Now, scientists
have recovered fragments of the space rock and discovered that they are
members of a rare class of meteorites possibly containing amino acids and
other organic compounds.

In this week's episode of Thursday's Classroom, students can learn more
about the Yukon meteor by attending a "Cosmic BBQ," calculating "Fractions
of a Meteorite" and more.

VISIT: http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

Thursday's Classroom: Yukon
Meteor Blast


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 102 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jun  3, 2000 (12:11) * 86 lines 
 
newsletter@Online.Discovery.COM


1. ROLLER COASTER MADNESS!
Vote for the best thrillers, take a video coaster ride and send us photos of your own personal terror on the tracks.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/rollercoasters/thrills/thrills.html

2. THE LATEST ON THE "SHROUD OF TURIN."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000524/history_turin.html

3. THE SEARCH FOR MOBY SQUID.
No human has ever seen a live giant squid, but we know they exist because their carcasses have washed up onshore.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/giantsquids/giantsquids.html

4. JOIN THE INTERACTIVE SQUID SQUAD.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/giantsquids/meet.html

5. DEEP-SEA GALLERY OF THE ODD.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/giantsquids/tentacle.html

6. ASK THE SQUID DOCTOR.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/giantsquids/ask.html

7. GEAR FOR YOUR SUMMER EXPEDITIONS!
Warm weather alert ... The Discovery Store offers a wide variety of products that help you explore your world. From expedition wear and sporty hats to outdoor tools and hiking gear, you're sure to find what you need for an adventurous summer!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=1000000

8. GET OUT YOUR NUTCRACKER!
Have you added nuts to your list of food no-nos? Well, prepare to cross them off that list.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/325/24368/282428.html?d=dmtContent

9. BODY CAM.
Are the stars (working) out tonight? Find out live from Gold's Gym in Venice, Calif.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/body/body.html

10. ALIENS INVADE YELLOWSTONE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/features/ecoinvaders/ecoinvaders.html

11. MISSION INVISIBLE: GO INSIDE A STEALTH BOMBER.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/technology/b2/b2.html

12. GATOR CAM.
You may have heard that danger often lurks just below the surface.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/gator/gator.html

13. JUNK OR JACKPOT? ARE YOUR HEIRLOOMS VALUABLE?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/treasures.html

14. CHRISTOPHER LOWELL SCREENSAVER.
Download our latest Lifestyles feature, and you'll never know when Christopher will pop in to keep you company.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dscdaytime/christopherlowell/screensaver.html

15. TAKE A DINOSAUR JOURNEY BACK IN TIME.
State-of-the-art digital effects and animatronics combine to form the living, breathing images that put you in the scene of a virtual lost world in "Walking with Dinosaurs." Visit the Discovery Store and secure your own copy of the most expensive documentary ever created!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000698

16. GO, KEIKO, GO!
The star of "Free Willy" may finally be free in real life.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000522/animals_keiko.html

17. IMAGINE AN AGELESS, STRESS-FREE WORLD.
Watch "Hormone Heaven" this week on Discovery Health Channel, and explore a futuristic world where controlling our hormones may be the key to controlling our lives.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20770/23680.html#Anchor-35882

18. ROME CAM.
View the "Eternal City" 24 hours a day.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/rome/rome.html

19. NEW MEADE AUTOSTAR UPGRADES AT THE DISCOVERY STORE.
You already know Discovery Store offers a large variety of telescopes and accessories, with equipment for every age and skill level. But did you know you can now access the FREE Discovery Channel Millennium Sky Tour? Check it out today!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=1000000

20. 6,000-YEAR-OLD CITY FOUND.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000523/history_syria.html

21. THE REAL LYNETTE JENNINGS.
It's everything you've always wanted to know about the design diva, her projects and guests.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dscdaytime/lynettejennings/lynettejennings.html

22. ATHLETIC AND DISABLED.
These are not contradictory terms. Recreational activities for disabled people have gone far beyond the wheelchair basketball you're familiar with.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/20918.html

23. A YEAR ON MARS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000523/space_mars.html



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 103 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jun 10, 2000 (12:44) * 114 lines 
 
Discovery Online - June 10

1. YOU'RE SUCH A NEANDERTHAL!
No offense intended. We thought you'd like to take a virtual tour of a Neanderthal cave and see if you can find the clues hidden there.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/science/stoneages/day.html

2. WALKING UPRIGHT ... WHAT A CONCEPT.
Find out how that developed and many other human traits, too.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/science/stoneages/roots.html

3. SOLAR RADIATION HITS EARTH!
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/sunstorms/sunstorms_main.html

4. SEX AND THE SINGLE BANANA SLUG.
Birds do it. Bees do it. Lions, tigers, bears ... oh my! Procreation is never far from an animal's thoughts. Fittingly, we've gathered some of the most unusual wildlife wooers you'll ever see.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/mating/mating.html

5. MYTHIC CITIES FOUND UNDER THE SEA.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/guides/ancientworlds/egypt/news/newsmain.html

6. DON'T FORGET ABOUT DAD!!
Honor your father in style this year with a special gift from the Discovery Store. Our Father's Day boutique offers a wide range of products, from exploration gear and weather gadgets to stargazing equipment and exciting home videos. Order by June 13, and we'll guarantee on-time delivery and a free gift with every purchase!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=3000729

7. BUG DINOSAURS: IT WAS A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000606/fossils_trilobite.html

8. EATER'S DIGEST.
Your food travels an incredible pathway in the 30 feet or so between intake and ... let's say ... output.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/24311.html

9. SECRETS BEHIND MOVIE MAGIC.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/specialeffects/specialeffects.html

10. FAST STARS PRODUCE GIGANTIC BLACK HOLES.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000606/space_blackholes.html

11. NOW YOU'RE COOKING!
Please, we beg you, these expert cooking techniques should only be tested by people who eat. Thank you for your cooperation.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/lifestyles/food/techniques/techniques.html

12. BIRD FEEDER CAM.
Check out the pecking order when cardinals chow down with wrens and finches dine with chickadees.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/birdfeeder/birdfeeder.html

13. WHAT'S UP IN ICELAND?
This month we answer that eternal question 30 times with a daily image in "Picture of the Day."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/picture.html

14. FITNESS THROUGH FUN.
Kickboxing ... snowboarding ... what's your passion? Join Stephanie Oakes on Thursday, June 15, at 1 p.m. ET as she shows us the latest way to get in shape: sport-specific training.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20725/23719/281161.html?d=dmtContent

15. OWN THE MOST EXPENSIVE DOCUMENTARY EVER PRODUCED!
State-of-the-art digital effects and animatronics combine to form the living, breathing images that put you inside a virtual lost world. If you missed the dramatic broadcast of "Walking with Dinosaurs," visit Discovery Store and secure your own copy of the original BBC version!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000698

16. EARTH ALERT: KEEP TRACK OF MOTHER NATURE'S TEMPER TANTRUMS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/earthalert/earthalert.html

17. GREAT MOMENTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY.
Remember all the way back to the 20th century? If not, here are some highlights to help you out.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/features/20thcent/20thcent.html

18. AVIATION BUFFS: CAN YOU "NAME THAT PLANE"?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/games/plane/plane.html

19. TRASH OR TREASURE?
How's your eye for valuable antiques? Give us your appraisal, then find out how you did.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/polls/poll000516.html

20. PIRATE GHOSTS.
Just when you thought it was safe to cruise the high seas ... they're back.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/pirates/pirates.html

21. THE GREAT BOOKS SERIES.
The best summer reading doesn't ALWAYS have that Fabio guy on the cover.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/greatbooks/greatbooks.html

22. HURRICANE ENABLED.
'Tis the season for the big winds. See how they start, and find out about the science of predicting them.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/features/huritech/huritech.html

23. VEGAS WEDDING CAM.
Live from the city that was built on taking a chance, watch couples roll the dice on wedded bliss.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/wedding/wedding.html

24. THE HEALTHY MALE.
Men's bodies may have a reputation for relative simplicity, but if that were true, how would you explain their shorter life span?
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/9105/9105.html

25. SEARCH BEGINS FOR NAZI WAR TREASURE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000605/history_nazi.html

26. WATCH CROCODILE HUNTER ANY TIME YOU WANT.
It's shocking, wild and chock-full of crocodiles, alligators, pythons, wild pigs and other beasts! Visit the Discovery Store if you can't get enough of "TV's wild man." You'll find a great selection of videos with all of Steve Irwin's exciting adventures.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=9000000&ps=733774

27. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, SUNDAY, CROCODILE HUNTER, FORCES OF NATURE.
Steve teams up with the U.S. military for fun in the name of wildlife conservation.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=674120012

28. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, MONDAY, AMAZING DESTINATIONS, TREASURES OF ITALY II.
One program just couldn't hold all the wonders of Italy. Here we relive the fires of Pompeii and experience the waters of Venice.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=773730075

29. ON TV: TLC, TUESDAY, TRAUMA CENTER.
A pregnant woman is thrown from a horse, and a cocaine overdose results in a young man's heart attack.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=550037003

30. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, WEDNESDAY, QUEST FOR THE GIANT SQUID.
We know they're out there from carcasses washed up on shore. But no one has ever seen a live giant squid.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=21959000



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 104 of 171: spring dad (sprin5) * Sun, Jun 11, 2000 (09:30) * 1 lines 
 
Fathers day! Is that next weekend?


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 105 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jun 11, 2000 (12:16) * 1 lines 
 
Yes, Indeed. And I will be celebrating here...brace yourself! June 18th is Father's Day *grin*


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 106 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jun 18, 2000 (12:54) * 129 lines 
 
DISCOVERY.COM THIS WEEK

http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/webletter/webletter.html

1. THE PERFECT STORM.
Get the real story behind the movie, with readings from Sebastian Junger, the man who actually experienced it.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/storm/storm.html

2. CAN YOU CREATE THE PERFECT STORM?
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/storm/flash.html

3. THE LOST ARK.
It's a relic thought to be touched by the hand of God, but with the power to strike unbelievers dead in their tracks.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/ark/ark.html

4. CROCODILE HUNTER WEEK.
Ask Steve, check out the live cam or enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the Australia Zoo!
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/crochunter/crochunter.html

5. THE CROC HUNTER AUCTION.
Want Steve's snake-catching bag? How about his famous khaki shorts or snake-bitten boots? Well, you'd just better get down to bid-ness and join the auction.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/crochunter/auction.html

6. THE CROCODILE HUNTER, IN YOUR HOME!
Can't get enough of "TV's wild man"? Well, to celebrate "Croc Week," we've compiled all your favorite Steve merchandise in one place. Here, you'll find the best Crocodile Hunter videos, outrageous Steve Irwin apparel and exploration tools for your own adventures.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=1000000

7. KEIKO: BIGGEST STAR IN MOVIES IS NEARLY FREE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000612/animals_keiko.html

8. YOUR BEST ROLLER COASTER PICTURES.
From readers in Cuyahoga Falls to The Netherlands they came ... photos of the scary, the thrilling, the dramatic and the romantic.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/rollercoasters/thrills/toughrider.html

9. LIFE'S A BEACH, AND THEN YOU FRY.
Find out the dangers lurking at the beach, from sunburn to ear infections to raw sewage.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/20919.html

10. PLAY THE GAME OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS.
It's called "Senet." Find out if you can beat Ramses at it.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/games/senet/senet.html

11. BE A TV HOST ON "DISCOVERY KIDS."
The "Get Real Sweepstakes" is your ticket to a chance at stardom.
http://kids.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/KIDS/getreal/sweeps.html

12. RAISING A TEENAGER ... AND SURVIVING IT.
They're exasperating, exhilarating, passive, passionate ... and it doesn't help that you used to be one.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/lifestyles/babies/teenjournal/teenjournal.html

13. NEANDERTHALS DID THEIR OWN KILLING.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000613/fossils_neanderthal.html

14. CALIFORNIA OTTERS REBOUND (Even Better Than Shaquille O'Neal).
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000612/animals_otter.html

15. "BREED ALL ABOUT IT" VIDEOS.
Which dog is considered the ultimate house pet? What's the oldest known purebred dog? Find the answers to these questions and much more when you visit the Discovery Store. With videos on almost 20 popular breeds, you're sure to find out the history and unique characteristics of your favorite family pet.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000389

16. ALLERGY WARS.
Don't go out there unarmed against the powers of nature. Take the offensive with the knowledge you gain in our Allergy Center.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/7945/7945.html

17. FEDERAL AGENTS TRACK BIRD MURDERERS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000613/enviro_cormorant.html

18. TREASURES IN THE ATTIC: THE GALLERY.
Check out the pictures of, and stories behind, all the items that our appraiser has ruled on so far.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/appraisal.html

19. ELEPHANT BORN LIVE ON THE INTERNET.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000612/animals_elephant.html

20. WHO WON THE LATEST "MY DISCOVERY PRIZE PAKS"?
Tammy Ratcliff of Ceredo, W.Va., and Lynette Smith of Manteca, Calif., are the proud owners of an Animal Planet T-shirt, TLC Trauma scrub top, Travel Channel insulated mug and a Discovery.com baseball cap. To be eligible, just make sure all the optional information is filled in on your "My Discovery" account.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/MyDiscovery/login.html

21. STARTING SUNDAY: ASK US ABOUT THE ARCTIC FOX.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/conversations/creature/creature.html

22. THE BEST STUFF IN THE WORLD.
It's the best of the bunch for beaches, boardwalks, theme parks, safari lodges and more.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ideas/wbestlst/wbestlst.html

23. THE SPACE GUIDE.
We can truly promise you that the sky is no limit here.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/guides/space/space.html

24. THE DAILY CROSSWORD.
Challenging, yes, but not the sort of puzzle you need to be an astrophysicist brain surgeon to solve.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/games/crossword/crossword.html

25. EXPLORE YOUR WORLD WITH LIVE CAMS.
Hurricane Cam.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/hurricane/hurricane.html
Body Cam.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/body/body.html
Times Square Cam.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/timessquare/timessquare.html
Kremlin Cam.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/kremlin/kremlin.html
Daytona Beach Cam.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/daytona/daytona.html
New York City Taxi Cam.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/taxi/taxi.html
Manatee Cam.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/manatee/manatee.html

26. WATCH ECO-CHALLENGE ANYTIME YOU WANT
You've watched the thrilling, suspenseful action on the Discovery Channel, now take home the video that captures it all! Competitors penetrate dense forests, navigate wild rapids, kayak a glacial fjord and climb a 12,000-foot summit mantled by ancient glaciers, all while braving the intense Patagonia terrain and weather. Visit the Discovery Store to order your copy today.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=3000696

27. HERBAL REMEDIES FOR SUMMERTIME ILLS.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/cgi-bin/makelog.pl?pqsname=DHSummerPoll&mode=p&graphics=1&p=~br,DSC|~st,20707|~r,WSDSC000|~b,*|&&WH=/DH/&MIval=ihtIH

28. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, SUNDAY, HUMANS: WHO ARE WE?
Find out how the greatest survival tool in Earth's history -- the human mind -- led to species survival, then dominance.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=30192000

29. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, MONDAY, AFRICA'S DEADLIEST SNAKES.
Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin is in Kenya facing down black mambas, cobras and more of the most venomous snakes known to man.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=674120015

30. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, TUESDAY, WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS PLACES: THE AMERICAN WEST.
Billy the Kid is history. Jesse James is long gone. Still, the American West is a long way from being tamed.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=775620003




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 107 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jun 23, 2000 (18:11) * 20 lines 
 
Divining Water on Mars: Part I

Thursday's Classroom for June 22, 2000

At a NASA press conference on June 22, 2000, scientists revealed indirect
but "compelling" evidence that liquid water exists near the surface of Mars
and sometimes flows down gullies similar to ones formed by flash floods on
Earth. This week's episode of Thursday's Classroom -- the first of a two
part series about Mars and martian water -- includes kid's stories that
summarize today's press conference along with educational lesson plans and
activities about the Red Planet.

Please visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

Thursday's Classroom: Divining
Water on Mars (Part 1 of 2)


Part 2 of this episode will appear next week on June 29, 2000.




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 108 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jun 24, 2000 (20:15) * 133 lines 
 
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/webletter/webletter.html

1. WATER ON MARS!
NASA made a monumental announcement this week. Here's what it means.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/features/marspolar/marspolar.html

Late-Breaking Bonus Item: CROC CAM.
Live from Australia, see the twice-a-day feedings, and look closely for the Crocodile Hunter, himself!
http://apl.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/crochunter/croc.html

2. FOLLOW OUR COSMO GIRL!
That's "cosmo" as in cosmonaut, as correspondent Jane Stevens trains with the Russian space program. You could, too (for the right price).
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/features/spacecamp/spacecamp.html

3. "PERFECT STORM" LIVE WEBCAST.
Join us right after Discovery Channel's "The Storm," on Monday at 10 p.m. ET to talk to guests, including the man who saved the lives of six people in the real-life "perfect storm."
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/storm/liveevents.html

4. DOES MUSIC MAKE A DIFFERENCE? TELL US ABOUT IT.
Did you find the answers blowin' in the wind? Has music or benefit concerts like No Nukes or Live Aid influenced the way you look at the world? Tell us about it, and we may include your story on TLC's "Stand and Be Counted" Web site.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/sabc/sabc.html

5. THE INCREDIBLE CROCODILE HUNTER!
Can't get enough of "TV's wild man"? Click through the Discovery Store to find the best Crocodile Hunter videos, outrageous Steve Irwin apparel and exploration tools for your own adventures.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=1000000

6. GLADIATOR ARENA FOUND.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000620/hi_gladiator.html

7. WEIGHT UP FOR ME!
Despite "breakthrough" diets and late-night ads for exercise contraptions, weight is up for most of America. Can you buck the trend?
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/EMDSC000/14220/14220.html KM

8. KITTY CAM.
We have the kitten, caboodle may not be included.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/kitten/kittenmain.html

9. PUPPY CAM IS BACK!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/puppy/puppymain.html

10. YOUR GIANT SQUID ANSWERS ARE IN.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/giantsquids/ask.html

11. ICELAND SWINGS AT "PICTURE OF THE DAY."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/picture.html

12. EARTH ALERT: DISASTERS DON'T REALLY WAIT TO HAPPEN.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/earthalert/earthalert.html

13. MENTAL HEALTH QUIZZES.
From alcoholism to bulimia to relationships, find out if you (or someone you love) has a problem that he or she needs to confront.
http://www.lifescape.com/discovery/quizzes.asp

14. THE GARDEN THERAPIST.
Would hummingbirds in your garden bring a little serenity to your life? Here's how to attract them.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/lifestyles/columns/gardentherapist.html

15. SHARKS ATTACK EXTINCTION!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000620/an_shark.html

16. TIPS AND TRICKS FROM CHRISTOPHER LOWELL.
Creative people aren't born; they're made aware by Christopher. At the Discovery Store you'll find a great selection of videos from decorating guru Christopher Lowell. Learn secrets for transforming your bed and bath into a personal oasis. And discover how easy it is to decorate your home with creativity and flair.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000368

17. THERE'S SUGAR IN MY MILKY WAY.
The galaxy, that is. And it may mean that life-forming chemicals exist before planets develop around stars.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000620/sp_sugar.html

18. ARE HAMMERHEADS SENSITIVE?
With a name like that you wouldn't think so, but evidence may be proving otherwise.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000620/an_hammerhead.html

19. CHEF CAM.
Check out what's cooking, with our compliments!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/chef/chef.html

20. SMELL YOURSELF WELL?
Aromatherapy isn't just a bubble bath, incense and candles. It turns out that there just may be some healing powers here.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/lifestyles/betterliving/aromatherapy.html

21. SHARK CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/shark/sharkmain.html

22. LIVE VEGAS WEDDINGS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/wedding/wedding.html

23. BALTIMORE HARBOR CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/bharbor/bharbor.html

24. IS THIS OLD PHOTOGRAPH VALUABLE?
It MIGHT be a Charles M. Russell, but then, not everything is as it seems in the antique world.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/current/appraisal4.html

25. MEET OUR ONLINE APPRAISER.
Ever wondered "Who says so?" Well, we're glad you wondered that. Here he is.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/meet.html

26. SHOULD YOU DO PRENATAL TESTING?
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/24237.html

27. A VIDEO OF MAMMOTH PROPORTIONS.
Visit the Discovery Store to secure your very own copy of "Raising the Mammoth," and join the Discovery Channel and a team of scientists as they painstakingly dig through the ice, then fly the 26-ton mammoth by helicopter to a lab for study. Don't miss out on the adventure!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=3000670

28. WHY DON'T I EVER SEE BABY PIGEONS?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970905/skinnyon.html

29. WHY DOES TEFLON STICK TO THE PAN?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970606/skinny1.html

30. WHY DOES ASPARAGUS MAKE MY PEE STINK?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970115/skinny1.html

31. WHY CAN SOME PEOPLE ROLL THEIR TONGUE AND SOME NOT?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970226/skinny1.html

32. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, SUNDAY, TOP 10 COASTERS.
Where are the best roller coasters in America? Our expert panel voted and now you can see where the elite meet to shriek.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=776749000

33. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, MONDAY, THE STORM.
Learn the true story that inspired the blockbuster movie ... from the people who were actually on the scene.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/storm/tunein.html

34. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, TUESDAY, BIG CAT DIARY.
It's lioness versus buffalo. Will they confront, or find a way to go about their business peacefully?
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=675610008

35. ON TV: TLC, WEDNESDAY, MEDICAL DETECTIVES.
It's four shows in a row featuring those real-life Sherlock Holmes-style sleuths.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/series.jsp?series=156




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 109 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jul  6, 2000 (12:29) * 14 lines 
 
Here Comes Comet Linear

NASA Science News for July 05, 2000

Comet 1999 LINEAR S4, which can already be seen
through binoculars, is expected to become a faint
naked-eye object similar in appearance to the
Andromeda Nebula as it glides by the Big Dipper
this month. Maximum brightness is expected on
July 23, 2000.

FULL STORY at

http://spacescience.com/headlines/y2000/ast05jul_1m.htm?list


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 110 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul  7, 2000 (00:41) * 101 lines 
 
The Patriot, American Pyramid & Those Wacky Commercials at Discovery.com

1. "THE PATRIOT": HOW MUCH IS TRUE?
Although Mel Gibson makes a dashing revolutionary, would you be safe quoting the movie as historic fact?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/reelhistory/patriot/patriot.html

2. WATCH THE DISCOVERY.COM TV COMMERCIALS.
Some folks love them, and some just can't stand them. Take a look to see where you stand on the controversy.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ad_ventures/onairspots/

3. AMERICAN PYRAMID.
Maybe George never told a lie, but scandals, scuffles and scam artists are just a few of the reasons it took 85 years to make the Washington Monument a reality.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/monument/monument.html

4. WHEN DID PEOPLE START USING COINS?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000627/hi_coins.html

5. GET READY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY!
As summer heats up, be prepared for all of your favorite outdoor activities. The Discovery Store offers a wide variety of products that help you explore your world. Barbecue and outdoor tools, travel gear ... you're sure to find what you need to have an adventurous summer!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=1000000

6. WE HAVE 63 ADVENTURES FOR KIDS (and still growing)!
http://kids.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/thelist.html

7. PLAY THE GAME OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS.
Back by popular demand ... It's called "Senet." Find out if you can beat Ramses at it.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/games/senet/senet.html

8. THE PERFECT STORM.
Now that the movie is out, get the real story from the people who actually lived through it.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/storm/storm.html

9. HAVING THAT SEX TALK.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20722/24494.html

10. DOES MUSIC MAKE A DIFFERENCE? TELL US ABOUT IT.
Did you find the answers blowin' in the wind? Has music or benefit concerts like No Nukes or Live Aid influenced the way you look at the world? Tell us about it, and we may include your story on TLC's "Stand and Be Counted" Web site.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/sabc/sabc.html

11. MARS: EVEN MORE WATER THAT THOUGHT?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000628/sp_mars.html

12. GET A LIFESTYLE!
Don't be content with just a life. We can help you with everything from dating through the wedding, cooking and parenting.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/lifestyles/lifestyles.html

13. VISIT TURKEY AND GREECE AT "PICTURE OF THE DAY."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/picture.html

14. I GOT THIS DOLL AT THE SALVATION ARMY. WHAT'S IT WORTH?
Prepare to be surprised!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/current/appraisal1.html

15. CAN MACHINES EVOLVE?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000626/te_tl_darwincar.html

16. NEW MEADE ETX 60 TELESCOPE ARRIVES AT THE DISCOVERY STORE!
This new Meade telescope incorporates ETX technology with a great price. Ideal for the introductory student of astronomy or for the casual observer; be sure to check it out today!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000322

17. BIRD WATCHER CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/cbird/cbird.html

18. BODY CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/body/body.html

19. GORILLA CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/gorillas/gorillas.html

20. KIDS! PLAY "DINO DOUBLES" AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
http://kids.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dinos/triassic/coeldoubles.html

21. EATING RIGHT ON THE ROAD.
That summer car trip needn't turn into a grease, salt and fast food assault on your digestive system.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20707/24544.html

22. LATEST NEWS FROM HUBBLE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000628/sp_hubble.html

23. THE ONE-MILE MUMMY?
Did you know the linen used to wrap one ancient Egyptian mummy could stretch almost an entire mile?! While we can't offer you an original, the Discovery Store has a great selection of popular Egyptian decor. From unique statues to replica artifacts ... you'll find something to satisfy any Egyptophile!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39118006&ti=3000635

24. DIGESTING THE SUMMER.
Hot dogs, burgers, fried foods ... get the lowdown on how your body handles the summer fuel you feed it.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/8270/8270.html

25. ON TV: TLC, SUNDAY, UFOs UNCOVERED.
When pilots and air traffic controllers report sightings, can governments continue to debunk?
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=550351002

26. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, MONDAY, HIDDEN HARRODS.
See what goes on in the backroom of the world's most famous department store.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=780559000

27. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, TUESDAY, THE FBI FILES: FIREFIGHT.
How could a bank robbery investigation lead to the bloodiest showdown in FBI history?
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=21141026

28. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, WEDNESDAY, CROCODILE HUNTER GOES WEST.
Steve soon finds the world's deadliest snake in his path. Of course if you know him, you probably expected that. http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=670241002


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 111 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul 15, 2000 (14:52) * 141 lines 
 
Discovery Channel Online

1. GET TO KNOW YOUR DOG.
Why do they stake out their territory? What IS all that barking about? Here, the puzzles of the purebred and the mysteries of the mutt are revealed.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dog_guide/dog_guide.html

2. STARTING SUNDAY: LET'S TALK ELEPHANTS!
This Tuesday they appear on Animal Planet's "A Herd of Their Own." But all week long, Doug and Sandi Groves are online to answer your elephant questions.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/conversations/creature/creature.html

3. TROUBLE ON (PSEUDO) MARS.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000711/sp_tl_marscamp.html

4. EMAIL THE MARTIANS!
OK, they're really earthlings trying to simulate life on Mars in the Arctic, but they're ready to answer your questions about their experiments (or whatever you'd like to know).
mars@online.discovery.com

5. SEE THE WORLD: THE BEST FROM "PICTURE OF THE DAY."
Paris, France.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/sep99/photo26.html

Bimini.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/nov99/photo03.html

Tasmania, Australia.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/mar00/photo09.html

Naples, Italy.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/aug99/photo26.html

Tucson, Ariz., United States.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/feb00/photo09.html

Priene, Greece.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/jul00/photo10.html

Kyoto, Japan.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/may00/photo25.html

The Amazon River.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/apr00/photo14.html

Washington, D.C., United States.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/jul99/photo29.html

MacKinnon Pass, New Zealand.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/jan00/photo30.html

The Rocky Mountains.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/dec99/photo19.html

Iceland.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/jun00/photo16.html

Redford, Mich., United States.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/oct99/photo13.html

6. TREASURES OF THE "ROYAL CAPTAIN."
It lay at the bottom of the South China Sea for two centuries ... is it ready to give up its riches now?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/captain/main.html

7. OWN THE MOST EXPENSIVE DOCUMENTARY EVER PRODUCED!
Take the ultimate journey back in time ... to the reign of the dinosaurs! If you missed the dramatic broadcast of "Walking with Dinosaurs," then visit the Discovery Store and secure your own copy of the original BBC version!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=3000698

8. HISTORY FROM A-TO-Z.
Check out this incredible resource from "World Book Online." You won't believe all that's here.
http://school.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/students/homeworkhelp/worldbook/atozhistory/index.html

9. UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSE.
Now you really DON'T need to be a rocket scientist to know about the world around you, and beyond.
http://school.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/schooladventures/universe/index.html

10. KEEP THE FIRE IN YOUR MARRIAGE.
Remember your first glimpse? First date? First kiss? There's no reason that time has to wear away that loving feeling.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/lifestyles/dating/passion.html

11. LOOK LIKE A CELEBRITY, OR JUST WORK OUT LIKE ONE.
Could you keep up with Cindy Crawford’s trainer? Learn how one woman survived the Radu Method.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20812/24619.html

12. SQUID FISHING: SOLUTION TO WORLD HUNGER?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000710/an_squid.html

13. SURVEY: TELL US WHAT YOU THINK OF DISCOVERY EMAIL.
If you've signed up for our FREE email account, are you satisfied? Unhappy? Here's your chance to make your opinions count.
http://survey.informative.com/sb/survey?s=87386&hdr=1

14. SPACE STATION'S "LIVING ROOM" LAUNCHED.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000712/sp_station.html

15. WATCH "ECO-CHALLENGE" ANY TIME YOU WANT.
You've seen the thrilling, suspenseful action on the Discovery Channel, now own the video that captures it all! Competitors penetrate dense forests, navigate wild rapids, kayak a glacial fjord and climb a 12,000-foot summit mantled by ancient glaciers, all while braving the intense Patagonia terrain and weather. Visit the Discovery Store to order your copy today.
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000696

16. ALL ABOUT ARTHRITIS.
Find out exactly what it is, its symptoms and treatments.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/9071/9071.html

17. FIRST BROWN DWARF FLARE EVER SPOTTED.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000712/sp_chandra.html

18. WHO OWNS THE MOON?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/unofficialspace/980420/space.html

19. ARCTIC ICE CAP: GONE IN 50 YEARS?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000711/en_icecap.html

20. NEWEST "MY DISCOVERY" PRIZE PAK WINNERS!
Terri Barclay of Kent, Wash., and Nancy Munroe from Port Charlotte, Fla., are patiently awaiting the delivery of an Animal Planet T-shirt, TLC "Trauma" scrub top, Travel Channel insulated mug and Discovery.com baseball cap. How can you win? Just go to your "My Discovery" profile and make sure the optional information is filled in, and you're eligible!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/MyDiscovery/login.html

21. TELL US ABOUT YOUR SHARK ENCOUNTERS!
From Hollywood blockbusters to professional sports teams, sharks are part of our daily lives. But what do sharks mean to you? As Discovery Channel gears up for Shark Week (August 13 #150; 20), we want to know. Send us your favorite shark story (no more than 100 words, please) or your best shark-related pictures. Photos should be scanned into one of three formats -- .bmp, .jpg or .gif. -- and you should include your first name and where you're from.
sharks@online.discovery.com

22. LIGHTNING IS HAIR-RAISING STUFF!
Did you know that 10 million lightening bolts shoot toward the Earth every day? Each bolt is hotter than the sun, miles long, yet less than an inch thick! Visit the Discovery Store, and find informative videos and precise weather tools ... everything you need to become your own meteorologist!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=1000000

23. FITNESS AND SPORTS MEDICINE.
As athletes from every corner of the Earth train for the Olympics, take a look at the state-of-the-art thinking on priming your body to deliver peak performances.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/7165/7165.html

24. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, SUNDAY, "DANGER AT THE WHEEL."
Think that road rage is a minor annoyance? Ride in the back seat of a Maryland State Police cruiser to see the devastation it causes.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=20327012

25. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, MONDAY, "THE GREAT BEARS."
Polar bears and grizzlies are survivors, and one of the main reasons for that is they have a great sense of "family values."
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=680834000

26. ON TV: TLC, TUESDAY, "SAVING LIFE AND LIMB."
Blood-sucking leeches and space-age technical equipment ... both have their role in reattaching a severed limb.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=551372000

27. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, WEDNESDAY, "LONELY PLANET: CAMBODIA."
Join Ian Wright on Buddah's Day with the monks and travel to Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=771954076




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 112 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jul 26, 2000 (20:52) * 27 lines 
 
Thursday's Classroom for July 20, 2000
Divining Water on Mars (Part 2)


http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

Last month, many experts expressed surprise when scientists unveiled new
evidence for water flowing on Mars. The Red Planet is extraordinarily
cold and dry. Water there is expected to be in the form of a solid or a
vapor. Liquid water ought to be very rare. In this episode of Thursday's
Classroom students can explore the reasons why it's so hard to maintain
water on Mars in liquid form. Lessons and activities include:
o A Martian Cookbook -- modify an Earth recipe to bake cake in the
rarefied martian atmosphere
o Whatsa Matta You?! -- explore the three states of matter with examples
from the human body
o Mars Geography Concentration -- play cards and learn the strange names
of important places on Mars

and more!

This week's episode also introduces a new feature: The Thursday's
Classroom Coloring Book. Younger students can color original art by Duane
Hilton as they follow the articles and activities.

For more information please visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 113 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul 29, 2000 (22:58) * 82 lines 
 
Whales, Volcanoes & Sharks at Discovery.com

If your email doesn't hyperlink these addresses, just copy this one address into your Web browser and click your way through this week's highlights.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/webletter/webletter.html

1. VOLCANO!
Go inside the awesome fury of a live volcano, then make sure your town isn't next on the "hit list."
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/volcano/volcano.html

2. BE A WHALE WATCHER.
Visit the top places in North America to view migrating grays, thrill to the breaching humpbacks, kayak among orcas, mingle with wild dolphins, and experience whales, dolphins, and porpoises on their own terms.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ideas/animtrv/whalewtch/whalewtch.html

3. SHARK WEEK ONLINE.
On Discovery Channel, Shark Week starts on August 13. But it's in full swing online right now!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/sharkweek2000/sharkweek2000.html

4. SHARK WEEK SWEEPSTAKES.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/sharkweek2000/sweepstakes/sweepstakes.html

5. THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE POTIONS.
Whether it's chocolate, ground rhino horn or a good workout, we all have our own avenues to arousal. Learn more about the fascinating science behind what turns us on, with "Aphrodisiacs: Magic or Medicine?."
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20770/24663.html

6. DON'T MISS OUR EXTREME WEATHER GUIDE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/guides/weather/weather.html

7. HISTORY GUIDE ... THE PAST WAS FAR FROM PERFECT.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/guides/history/history.html

8. NAME THAT PLANE!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/games/plane/plane.html

9. TREASURES IN THE ATTIC.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/history/treasures/treasures.html

10. JOIN THE "DAWN OF MAN" DISCUSSION.
For decades, scientists have kept certain evolutionary discoveries under wraps, discoveries that date modern humans back much further than we've been lead to believe. Want to learn more? Michael Cremo, author of "Forbidden Archaeology," is ready to take your questions.
http://tlc.discovery.com:4000/mb/user/msglist.html?NoFrames=1?1256485&Topic=Dawn+of+Man

11. SKYSCRAPER CAM.
Watch the construction as it happens.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/torremayor/torremayor.html

12. FOR THE LOVE OF A BROTHER.
When John Vilardi desperately needed a transplant, his sister gave him more than half of her own liver. Witness their humor and love as they prepare for major surgery that has the potential to save John -- or take both their lives.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20729/24666.html

13. FANS OF "FBI FILES" AND "NEW DETECTIVES," GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK!
We're developing a Web site to complement your TV experience, and we want to hear from you! Is there something you want to know about the shows? About forensics in general? Tell us you want to see online. fansite@online.discovery.com

14. TIMES SQUARE CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/timessquare/timessquare.html

15. PET CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/kitten/kittenmain.html

16. BODY CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/body/body.html

17. CROC HUNTER CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/crochunter/crochunter.html

18. BIRD WATCHER CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/cbird/cbird.html

19. KREMLIN CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/kremlin/kremlin.html

20. GOLF CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/hhgolf/hhgolf.html

21. GORILLA CAM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/gorillas/gorillas.html

22. DUST BUNNIES BEGONE!
If you're sneezing and sniffling in your own home, you may need to rethink your cleaning technique. Visit our Allergy Zone and you'll be breathing freely in no time.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/7945/7945.html

23. ON TV: DISCOVERY HEALTH, WEDNESDAY, "BIRTH DAY MARATHON."
They say it's our Birth Day! Celebrate Discovery Health's first anniversary with back-to-back episodes of our daytime series "Birth Day," featuring stories that take you through the birthing process, from anticipation to delivery.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20770/23680.html


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 114 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug  4, 2000 (14:27) * 22 lines 
 
A Comet Comes Apart

Thursday's Classroom for August 3, 2000
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com
Late last month stargazers were eagerly anticipating the arrival of Comet
LINEAR, which was expected to become the first naked-eye comet in three
years. But the comet surprised observers by blowing apart as it passed
near to the Sun. Even now, astronomers are watching intently as Comet
LINEAR dissolves into a haze of gas and dust.

This week's episode of Thursday's Classroom features stories for kids and
educational lesson plans about comets and Comet LINEAR. Activities
include:
* Comet Cones -- Kids who sample one of these delicious treats will never
forget the "dirty snowball" model for comets.
* Really Big Numbers -- How many zeros are in Comet LINEAR's distance from
Earth? Kids find out in this lesson about scientific notation.
* The Comet Coloring Book -- Students can color original art by Duane
Hilton as they follow along with this week's lessons.
...and more!

Please visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 115 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug  4, 2000 (22:52) * 81 lines 
 
Shark Week, Gorillas & World Tour at Discovery.com

Your transport to fun and adventure is ready when you are ...

1. THE SHARK WEEK BRAIN TEASER.
How small is the smallest known shark? Find out and test more of your shark knowledge in our online brain-teaser quiz for Shark Week.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/sharkweek2000/teaser.html

2. SHARKS IN DEPTH.
Are you a 3-D fan? Explore our 3-D shark tank online.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/sharkweek2000/3dtank.html

3. YOUR LIFE AS A GORILLA.
Who among us hasn't wondered what sort of gorilla we'd make? Well, we can help you answer that gnawing question once and for all.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/nature/gorillas/gorillas.html

4. WHY DO BEANS GIVE ME GAS?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970815/skinnyon.html

5. WHY DO ICE CUBES SHRINK IN THE FREEZER?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970509/skinny1.html

6. WHERE DO FRUIT FLIES COME FROM?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970718/skinny1.html

7. DOES A FULL MOON MAKE PEOPLE CRAZY?
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970620/skinny1.html

8. WHY DOES "TWEEZING" MY EYEBROWS MAKE ME SNEEZE?
http://www.discovery.com/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970411/skinny1.html

9. SPA BLISS.
Whether you enjoy scaling rocks or scaling the massage table, we'll help you find the spa retreat that suits your fancy.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH?t=23854&p=~br,DSC|~st,20770|~r,WSDSC000|~b,*|

10. ALIEN ENCOUNTER HEADQUARTERS.
We've compiled all of our human-alien contact information in one place to help you decide if the truth really is out there.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/encounters/encounters.html

11. HIGH CHOLESTEROL AT AGE 10?
It's not out of the question. If your family has a history of high cholesterol, you may want to have your children checked.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/8059/23514/29347.html?d=dmtContent

12. FANS OF "FBI FILES" AND "NEW DETECTIVES," GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK!
We're developing a Web site to complement your TV experience, and we want to hear from you! Is there something you want to know about the shows? About forensics in general? Tell us you want to see online. fansite@online.discovery.com

13. THE "PICTURE OF THE DAY" WORLD TOUR:
Corricella, Italy.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/aug99/photo31.html
The Huron River, Mich.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/oct99/photo07.html
Wellington, New Zealand.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/jan00/photo02.html
Tasmania.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/mar00/photo15.html

14. THE PANORAMA PHOTO WORLD TOUR:
Tasmania.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/mar00/panoramas/javapano1.html
The Navy Museum, Washington, D.C.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/jul99/panoramas/javapano1.html
The Latin Quarter, Paris, France.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/sep99/panoramas/javapano1.html
The Amazon River.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/apr00/panoramas/javapano4.html
Tokyo, Japan.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/may00/panoramas/javapano1.html
Wupatki National Park, Ariz.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/feb00/panoramas/javapano3.html
Hvita River, Iceland.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/jun00/panoramas/javapano3.html
The Rocky Mountains.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/picture/dec99/panoramas/javapano4.html
15. NEWEST "MY DISCOVERY" PRIZE PAK WINNERS!
Dee Ferrero of Clairton, Pa., is patiently awaiting the delivery of an Animal Planet T-shirt, TLC "Trauma" scrub top, Travel Channel insulated mug and Discovery.com baseball cap. How can you win? Just go to your "My Discovery" profile and make sure the optional information is filled in, and you're eligible!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/MyDiscovery/login.html

16. IS FOOD YOUR FRIEND OR FOE?
Is your diet your best insurance against cancer or is it just feeding killer cells? Get the latest research on what and how to eat to prevent cancer.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/8096/8766.html



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 116 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 10, 2000 (13:23) * 35 lines 
 
Catch a Falling Star this weekend

Thursday's Classroom for August 10, 2000
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

On Saturday morning, August 12th, early-rising stargazers can enjoy the
sight of an unusually colorful Moon as it sinks below the southwestern
horizon. You have to be awake at 3:30 a.m. to see the sight, but it may
be worth it. That's because after the Moon sets the sky will sparkle with
a brief but beautiful Perseid meteor shower.

This week's episode of Thursday's Classroom features stories for kids and
educational lesson plans about meteors and the coming Perseid meteor
shower.

Activities include:

* Falling Star French Toast -- This activity will motivate kids to wake up
early for the meteor display!

* Meteor Estimation Graphing -- Students can try their hand at guessing
how many meteors per hour might be seen during this year's Perseid meteor
shower.

* Sky Orienteering -- This simple lesson introduces kids to the cardinal
directions around their house so they'll know how to find the Perseids
radiant.

* The Meteor Coloring Book -- Students can color original art by Duane
Hilton as they follow along with this week's lessons.

...and more!

Please visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com



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 Response 117 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 11, 2000 (17:53) * 128 lines 
 
Live Shark Videos, New Planets & Wildfires at Discovery.com

Sunday starts Shark Week, a time when, for the true Discovery.com fan, all is well in this great big, wonderful world.

If your email doesn't hyperlink these addresses, just copy this one address into your Web browser and click your way through this week's highlights.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/webletter/webletter.html

1. WATCH SHARKS ... LIVE IN STREAMING VIDEO!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/predator/predator.html

2. BASKING WITH SHARKS.
Discovery is live in the field! We're finding out why the mysterious giant basking sharks at the Isle of Man attract such big fans. Join the expedition online.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/sharkweek2000/bigsharks.html

3. EMAIL OUR SHARK EXPERTS.
Do you have questions about great whites or prehistoric sharks? Come here right after "Great White Down Under" on Monday and "Jurassic Shark" on Wednesday for live webcasts with our experts. Email your questions now!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/sharkweek2000/webcast.html

4. DOWNLOAD "SHARK WEEK" WALLPAPER.
It's the "Sherman's Lagoon" cartoon!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/sharkweek2000/wallpaper.html

5. LIVE GORILLA VIDEO.
What if that "Big Brother" TV show were populated exclusively with apes? Say, we may be onto something big here.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/gorilla2/gorilla2.html

6. THOSE CRAZY DISCOVERY.COM TV COMMERCIALS.
Viewer opinions range from "pure genius" to "pure bunk." Take a look and decide for yourself.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ad_ventures/onairspots/

7. NINE NEW PLANETS DISCOVERED.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000807/sp_planets.html

8. WEST NILE VIRUS ATTACKS AGAIN.
It's ba-ack! This season's first case of West Nile virus was discovered last week in New York City. Learn what you can do to protect yourself against this mysterious virus.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH?t=24552&p=~br,DSC|~st,24479|~r,WSDSC000|~b,*|

9. TAKE THE "SHOULD WE STAY TOGETHER" QUIZ.
As the saying goes, there are plenty of fish in the sea. Find out if your relationship is a well-balanced, carefully tended aquarium, or a dead mackerel that's starting to stink.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/lifestyles/dating/marriagetest.html

10. WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO RAGE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000808/hi_fires.html

11. PRODUCTS TO EXPLORE YOUR WORLD.
With 3-4 day standard shipping, 24 hour, 7 days-a-week customer service, online order status and a host of other great new features, the Discovery Store is your one-stop-shop. You'll find only the best products to pursue your passions ... exploration tools, home accents, expedition wear, videos, books and more. Visit now and you'll find over 250 new products added to the site!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39099415&ti=1000000

12. WILL YOU WIN THE CYBERSURFARI?
It's the online treasure hunt where you not only learn about the Internet, you can win cool prizes while you're doing it.
http://school.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cybersurfari/

13. A MAMMOTH EXPEDITION ... THE NEXT STEP.
The mammoth hunters are back in Siberia, searching for the remains of more woolly mammoths. They might even find other prehistoric grassland neighbors such as the woolly rhino on this live expedition.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/mammoth/mammoth.html

14. WATCH LIVE VIDEO FROM LOGAN AIRPORT IN BOSTON.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/airport/airport.html

15. TIPS AND TRICKS FROM CHRISTOPHER LOWELL!!!
Think you're not creative? Visit the Discovery Store where you'll find a great selection of videos from decorating guru Christopher Lowell. Learn secrets for transforming your bed and bath into a personal oasis. And discover how easy it is to decorate your home with creativity and flair. You'll be painting, pasting and pleating in no time!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39105612&ti=3000368

16. THE BENEFITS OF FIBER?
First we hear that diets rich in fiber help stave off colorectal cancer, then we hear it's bunk. So ... should you favor fiber or forget it?
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/8096/8241/212081.html?d=dmtContent

17. SPACE STATION GETS A DELIVERY.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000808/sp_station.html

18. TRAGEDY AT SEA: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE USS INDIANAPOLIS.
The story that Robert Shaw told in "Jaws" is real. When the USS Indianapolis went down near the end of World War II, 900 sailors were stranded in shark-infested waters. Hear stories from some of the 316 men who survived.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/indianapolis/indianapolis.html

19. EVOLUTION: IS THERE PRESSURE TO COMPLY WITH THE THEORY?
Suppose you found fossil evidence that didn't quite fit the prevailing theories of evolution. Would the scientific world clamor to celebrate your discovery? Surprisingly, the exact opposite might be true.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tlcpages/dawn/dawn.html

20. RACE CAR CAM.
Watch as the folks at Mosler Automotive build and restore a variety of speed machines.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/auto/auto.html

21. PICNIC: SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS.
Haven’t made time for a leisurely picnic this summer? Learn a little picnic history and try some healthy and mouth-watering recipes before the summer is over.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/325/24712.html

22. SECRETS OF THE GREAT CHEFS.
From deli food to delicacies, we have recipes you've been looking for!
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dscdaytime/greatchefs/greatchefs.html

23. WHO IS THIS WEEK'S "MY DISCOVERY" PRIZE PAK WINNER?
It's none other than Judy Costa of Plymouth, Mass. She patiently awaits delivery of an Animal Planet T-shirt, TLC "Trauma" scrub top, Travel Channel insulated mug and Discovery.com baseball cap. How can you win? Just go to your "My Discovery" profile and make sure the optional information is filled in, and you're eligible!
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/MyDiscovery/login.html

24. FIND THAT WORD ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE.
When you're looking for the perfect word to express your thoughts, close just doesn't cut it. At Dictionary Plus you'll find the precise word you need ... fast, quickly, in a hurry, with speed and at once.
http://school.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dictionaryplus/index.html

25. THE COMET THAT WOULDN'T DIE.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000808/sp_comet.html

26. NEW MEADE AUTOSTAR UPGRADES AT THE DISCOVERY STORE.
You already know Discovery Store offers a large variety of telescopes and accessories, with equipment for every age and skill level. But did you know you can now access the FREE Discovery Channel Millennium Sky Tour? Meade Autostar owners can explore the most up-to-date celestial objects in the sky. And every month, there will be a new tour to download to your Autostar, bringing you an endless universe of stellar space objects. Check it out today!
http://shopping.discovery.com/jumpzone/entry.html?ai=39111809&ti=1000000

27. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, SUNDAY, "SHARKS 3-D."
What better way to view these denizens of the deep than with cool three-dimensional depth perception?
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=21513000

28. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, MONDAY, "BEAR CRIME: CAUGHT IN THE ACT."
It seems that Yogi and Boo-Boo's innocent "pic-a-nic" basket thefts have accelerated in the real world to breaking and entering and maybe even grand theft auto.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=680817000

29. ON TV: TLC, TUESDAY, "MEDICAL DETECTIVES: TOXIC TRAIL."
The last thing you suspect when you're not feeling well is that you've been poisoned. And that's why poisoners are so difficult to catch.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=550194006

30. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, WEDNESDAY, "THE SECRET WORLD OF AMUSEMENT PARKS."
That heart-in-your-throat feeling you get on the great thrill rides is no accident. It's the culmination of science and passion.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=779818001

31. ON TV: DISCOVERY HEALTH, SUNDAY (AUGUST 20), "BORN TWICE."
Fetal surgery is highly controversial, but it could potentially correct devastating birth defects.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20770/23680.html#born






 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 118 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 18, 2000 (11:55) * 106 lines 
 
1. EXPLORE DISCOVERY.COM BY SUBJECT.
One of the coolest features of our new look is the quick route to your favorite topics. You told us what they were, so we organized around them: history, animals, dinosaurs, weather, planet Earth, space, human behavior and technology.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/guides/guides.html

TELL OUR G.M. WHAT YOU THINK.
Discovery.com General Manager, Bill Allman, would love to hear your reactions to our new look. He won't be able to answer you all, but you can be assured that he'll see every response!
tell_the_boss@discovery.com

2. CAN SHARKS FLY?
Shark Week may end on Sunday, but Discovery.com subscribers get a look at what's hitting the air next year. Just call them "Air Jaws."
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/stories/nature/sharkweek2000/sneakpeek.html

3. THE LATEST ON RAISING THE MAMMOTH.
The mammoth hunters are once again searching back in time. Find out about their latest finds, and see photos from our reporter in Siberia.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/exp/mammoth/mammoth.html

4. KENNY THE SHARK TELLS ALL!
Who are the heroes and villains in the undersea world? Who broke Kenny's heart? All this and more is revealed in the big guy's new Shark Week mini-memoir.
http://kids.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/sharkweek00/kennymain.html

5. WHAT IS YOUR CAT THINKING?
Is the constant cleaning obsessive-compulsive? What's with that purr? Are they cool or cold? Take a little trip inside the feline mind to find out.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cat_guide/cat_guide.html

***** ENTER TO WIN ... ******
... a trip to Jazz Fest 2001 in New Orleans or a TiVo Personal Video Recorder(tm)! Click here to enter the "TiVo TV Your Way" Sweepstakes! And while you're there, we'll tell you all about the revolutionary, new TiVo Personal Video Recorder(tm).
http://www.discovery.com/ad_ventures/TiVo/sabc/
*******************************

6. SEND DISCOVERY-THEMED E-CARDS FREE!
Combine your words and sentiments with our dynamic images to let those special someones know you're thinking of them. But be careful, once you get started, it's hard to stop. Try these themes:

Animals
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ecards/animals/select_1.html
Travel
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ecards/travel/select_1.html
Lifestyles
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ecards/lifestyles/select_1.html
Kids
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ecards/kids/select_1.html
School
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ecards/school/select_1.html
Discovery Channel
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ecards/discovery/select_1.html
Greetings
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ecards/greetings/select_1.html
Special Collection
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/ecards/special/select_1.html

7. SILENT ANGELS: THE SEARCH FOR GENETIC MIRACLES.
Hosted by Julia Roberts, "Silent Angels" tells the story of families and genetic researchers as they try to find answers to the mysterious neurological condition, Rett syndrome. Learn more about the causes and symptoms, plus a recent
medical breakthrough in treating this debilitating syndrome, which almost exclusively affects girls.
Premieres Sunday, August 27 at 10 p.m. ET.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH?t=24713&p=~br,DSC|~st,24479|~r,WSDSC000|~b,*|

8. TERROR ON THE TRACKS - LIVE!
Roller coaster riders at Six Flags America may try to look cool, but the looks on their faces are a dead giveaway.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/cams/sixflags/joker.html

9. LIFE IS A CARNIVORE, OLD CHUM.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000815/an_carnivores.html

10. STAY ON TOP OF TECHNOLOGY.
Our new weekly Technology column will fill you in on the very latest, and help you figure out how it relates to YOUR life.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000814/te_usn_pertech1.html

11. WEIGHT A MINUTE!
We may be nearing the last hot days of summer, but it's not too late to trim down for a new fall wardrobe. For motivation,
check out our Weight Center daily for the latest weight loss tip.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/14220/14220.html

12. WHAT'S NEW WITH "THE CROCODILE HUNTER"?
It's not all wrestling crocs and catching giant snakes for Steve Irwin. Watch the debut of his new "Crocodile Rap" video. (Come to think of it, it IS all wrestling crocs and catching giant snakes.)
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/crochunter/crochunter.html

13. THE CROSSWORD SOLVER.
Sometimes a letter here or there is all it takes to break that brain-stumping logjam. Now you can attack those vexing verbs and pesky participles three different ways.
http://school.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/dictionaryplus/crosswordsolver/

14. SIX DEAD EVERY HOUR.
More than 56,000 people in the United States will die this year from colorectal cancer. Learn how many of them could
be saved through early detection and intervention.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/8096/24687.html

15. NEW FINDINGS: WEEDS THRIVE ... BUT YOU PROBABLY KNEW THAT.
http://www.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/news/briefs/20000815/ea_knapweed.html

16. ON TV: DISCOVERY CHANNEL, SUNDAY, "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS."
It may be the most incredible program you've ever seen on television. Experience up close the very latest scientific theories on what it was like to live among the dinosaurs.
http://dsc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=30231001

17. ON TV: TLC, MONDAY, "STAND AND BE COUNTED."
Was the answer REALLY blowin' in the wind? From Harry Belafonte to Bonnie Raitt and Bono, David Crosby looks back on 40 years of musical activism.
http://tlc.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=552825001

18. ON TV: DISCOVERY HEALTH, MONDAY - FRIDAY, "MEDICAL DIARY."
Each weekday this series follows a patient from diagnosis to treatment, showcasing both the latest in medical technology and touching personal stories.
http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/20770/21214/283961.html

19. ON TV: TRAVEL CHANNEL, TUESDAY, "KEEPERS OF THE LOST ARK."
Head to the Ethiopian Cush with David Adams to look for the remains of Noah's Ark.
http://travel.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=775622003

20. ON TV: ANIMAL PLANET, WEDNESDAY, "THE CROCODILE HUNTER."
What do you say to 40 whales you find cavorting in the Great Southern Ocean? We'll bet that Steve and Terri Irwin will know.
http://animal.discovery.com/ex/ad/newsletter/tv/tvschedule/episode.jsp?episode=670241004


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 119 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 22, 2000 (21:14) * 3 lines 
 
For a seemingly inexhaustable list of science links just for kids:

http://arizona.speedchoice.com/~billbo/kidlinks.htm


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 120 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 22, 2000 (23:36) * 3 lines 
 
Ocenaography news for Kids with great links:

http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/kids/news.html


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 121 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 24, 2000 (16:40) * 37 lines 
 
Divining Water on Mars, Part 3

Thursday's Classroom for August 24, 2000
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

Earlier this year, scientists revealed pictures of Mars that seem to show
gullies carved by flooding water in the recent past. Many experts were
amazed because Mars is such an unlikely place to find liquid water. The
planet is colder than Antarctica and far drier than any place on Earth. If
humans visit Mars they will likely need water to grow food, to drink, and
as a source of oxygen and hydrogen for rocket fuel. Native microbial life
on Mars -- if it exists -- probably also needs water.

The hunt for precious water on Mars will shift into high gear in 2003 when
NASA sends two rovers to explore the surface of the Red Planet. This
week's episode of Thursday's Classroom features stories for kids and
educational lesson plans about the history of Mars exploration and the
upcoming rover missions.

Activities include:

o The First Words from Mars -- students discuss Neil Armstrong's famous
words when he first set foot on the Moon and develop a phrase that might
be worthy of the first person on Mars.

o It's About Time -- This timely math lesson invites kids to work with
dates and time intervals relevant to the history of Mars exploration.

o Martian History Quiz Show -- This zero-preparation activity is a great
way for kids to review facts the history of Mars exploration.

o The Red Planet Coloring Book -- Students can color original art by Duane
Hilton as they follow along with this week's lessons.
...and more!

Please visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 122 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep  6, 2000 (21:14) * 31 lines 
 
Watch Out for Space Rocks!

Thursday's Classroom for September 6, 2000
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

Last Friday, a small asteroid zoomed past Earth barely 12 times farther
from our planet than the Moon. There was no danger of a collision, but
astronomers are keeping a close eye on the space rock and many others like
it. This episode of Thursday's Classroom features stories for kids and
educational lesson plans about Near-Earth asteroids and NASA's efforts to
discover and track them.

Activities include:

o Alphabet Soup for Rocket Scientists -- If NEA 2000 QW7 passes 0.03 AU
from NASA HQ, should we worry? Students find out in this lesson about
acronyms and abbreviations.

o Oh Fudge, it's an Asteroid! -- Asteroids may look like "flying
potatoes," but modeling their shapes is a lot more fun if you use fudge.

o Asteroid Angles -- This middle school and high school level math
exercise helps students decide whether it's better to blow up an
Earth-threatening asteroid, or just to nudge it a bit.

o The Near-Earth Asteroid Coloring Book -- Students can color original art
by Duane Hilton as they follow along with this week's lessons.

...and more!
Please visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 123 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep 13, 2000 (01:01) * 26 lines 
 
Thursday's Classroom for September 12, 2000
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

The Harvest Moon is coming, but are you ready? This episode of Thursday's
Classroom will help you prepare for this week's brilliant Full Moon with
stories for kids and educational lesson plans.

Activities include:

o Moon Munchies & Moon Magic -- Investigate the famous Moon Illusion with
the aid of edible spyglasses.

o Moon Shadows -- Are Moon shadows different than Sun shadows? Students
will find out for themselves in this lesson, which emphasizes
English-to-metric conversions and the scientific method.

o A Tourist's Guide to the Moon -- Check out easy-to-see points of
interest on the face of the full Moon.

o The Harvest Moon Coloring Book -- Students can color original art
by Duane Hilton as they follow along with this week's lessons.

...and more!

Please visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 124 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  6, 2000 (15:18) * 129 lines 
 
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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR PET?

Can you figure out what your pet is trying to tell you? Take our online pet quiz.
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Email your questions to pet expert Dr. Alan Beck.
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HELP US WRITE FUTURE STORIES

Make Your Pet Famous!
Do you have a hammy hamster or a star-struck schnauzer? Send us a photo with a short story and you may see your best pal in our gallery of pets.
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Adventures in Birthing
Share your birthing stories with us! Whether you delivered your baby underwater, with the help of a midwife, or even in the comfort of your own home, we want to hear about it! Send us your story, then look for it in our online feature at the end of October.
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Escape Stories!
We're looking for true stories about the triumph of the human spirit over captivity and oppression. Have you or anyone in your family escaped from tyranny to freedom through ingenuity, courage or just plain luck? If so, please tell us about it, and we may feature your story on our Web site.
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THE CIVIL WAR VIDEO GALLERY

Check out our newest content, including interviews with Stonewall Jackson, two Union soldiers and a woman on the battlefield.
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BASEBALL'S GREATEST SUPERSTITIONS

Lucky hats, silk underwear, chicken every day ... You never know what the baseball gods will demand in return for that clutch hit or acrobatic catch.
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Send Classic Baseball E-Cards
The Major League playoffs are underway, and what better way to spread baseball fever than by sending a team picture of the 1913 Cleveland Americans or Philadelphia Nationals to a fellow fan?
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GET THE LATEST SCIENCE NEWS

Enormous Iceberg Is on the Loose.
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Michael Jordan From the 5th Century B.C.?
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PERSONAL TECH: SHOULD ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS GO DIGITAL?

Are digital cameras really all they're cracked up to be? Rich Folkers tackles this question and others in his debut article for Discovery.com's Tech Guide. Look for Rich's technical wit and wisdom twice a month, and feel free to ask him your questions!
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FROM DISCOVERY HEALTH: THE COMING ALZHEIMER EPIDEMIC

Twelve million people have the disease, but research suggests the numbers are about to undergo a rapid increase. Learn more about this debilitating disease, see if it can be prevented, then take the quiz to test your Alzheimer's knowledge.
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Generation Prozac
Half a dozen post-Prozac antidepressants are on the market, and 26 new drugs are in the pipeline, but are we any closer to a safe, effective "cure" for depression?
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Food Kills
If a hidden kitchen-cam filmed your food-safety practices, would you pass or be fined by the food police? Find out how lapses in hygiene can affect your health and what you can do to make your food-handling practices safer.
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BRING DISCOVERY CHANNEL QUALITY TO YOUR HOME!

Visit a Weather Buff's Paradise
Did you know that 10 million lightening bolts shoot toward the Earth every day? Each bolt is hotter than the sun, miles long, yet less than an inch thick! For more great weather facts, visit the Discovery Store. You'll find informative videos and precise weather tools ... everything you need to become your own meteorologist!
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The Art of Relaxation
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A Video of Mammoth Proportions!
Visit the Discovery Store to secure your very own copy of "Raising the Mammoth"! You'll join the Discovery Channel and a team of scientists as they painstakingly dig through the ice and transport the 26-ton mammoth by helicopter to a lab for study. Don't miss out on the adventure!
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Animals
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Dinosaurs
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History
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Human Behavior
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Planet Earth
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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 125 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct 13, 2000 (12:58) * 197 lines 
 
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THAWING THE MAMMOTH!
Now that our ancient guest has been raised from his icy grave, there are new challenges, like coordinating dozens of hair-dryer operators and dealing with a cave full of dead fish.
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Mammoth Versus Mastodon: Take the Quiz
Some people think they're one and the same, so if you know the difference you're ahead of the game. Now see how far ahead you are.
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Where Did Mammoths Come From?
Well, it all started with a pig ... sort of.
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Send Us Your Mammoth Questions
You can ask the folks right there in the cave with the mammoth. We'll choose a few to post on the Net, so stop back to see if yours has made the cut.
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Five T. Rex Unearthed
On average, a T. Rex is discovered every ten years. That's why this Montana miracle has scientists thinking they've hit the motherlode.
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ASTEROID HUNTER TAKES AIM

The first step in making sure we don't go the way of the dinosaurs is spotting the big chunks of space rocks headed our way.
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Making a Home on Mars
If you think your heating bills will be high this winter, imagine the task facing scientists investigating what it would take for humans to live on Mars. Their first order of business ... heat an entire planet.
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Europe Unveils New Space Probes
The European Space Agency is looking 13 years down the road, and one of their goals is to put Einstein's theories to the test.
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Gifts for Your Aircraft Fanatic
Is there an aviation buff in your life? Then visit the Discovery Store where you'll find authentic aircraft replicas from World Wars I and II, plus a complete line of aviation apparel, WINGS videos and home decor to keep your loved one flying high.
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PET LOVE: MEET THE TV STARS

Get to know the pets and their families from Monday's Discovery Channel program, and then after the show, find out what they're up to now.
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Why not put your best friend in the spotlight? Tell us about your own pet.
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"Pet Love": Order the Video
Does your cat perceive your deepest feelings and unspoken thoughts? Can your dog see a heart attack coming before you do? The answers may surprise you. Learn all about the emotions of your favorite family pet when you pre-order your copy of "Pet Love" at the Discovery Store.
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WHAT ATTRACTS A WOMAN?

Writer Mark Bemesderfer is convinced that nothing makes him more interesting to females than being with another female. Is he imagining things?
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Go Behind the Scenes at "A Dating Story"
Imagine your worst blind date on television for the world to see. It takes a crew of true professionals to coax and cajole these brave daters along. Find out how it's done.
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Do the Dating and Relationships Crossword
The beauty of this particular puzzle is that it works great whether you're in a state of bliss or smack dab in the middle of a love snit.
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LOCH NESS MONSTER SIGHTINGS GALLERY

Have you experienced a sighting of Nessie, the Loch Ness monster on our live cam? Send us the pictures to prove it!
In the body of your e-mail, attach images you've saved for us in JPG format (please include the file extension in the title of each image). If we choose your pictures, they may appear in our Sightings Gallery. We get a lot of mail, so please make sure to mention in your e-mail's subject line which cam you've been watching. Thanks for your help -- keep an eye out another sighting on the Loch Ness Cam!
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New Mummy Videos
Over 1,000 years old, these mummies should have decayed long ago. So, why didn't they? And what can they tell us about our ancient past?
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ANATOMY OF A GUNSHOT

You've seen thousands of shootings on TV and in the movies, but the real-life devastation that a bullet inflicts on a human body will stun you.
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Cracking the Human Genome
It's like having the "book of life," with all its secrets, but written in a foreign language. Go interactive to dig your way down to the genome itself.
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"Code Blue": See It, Feel It, Live It
Get profiles of the doctors and episode guides to the TLC program, or get personal and walk in the shoes of life-and-death emergency room heroes.
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DISCOVERY HEALTH: SLEEP, FLU AND APHRODISIACS

The Truth About Aphrodisiacs
Take a look at the potions, lotions and motions reputed to enhance romance.
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Flu: Know Your Enemy
Think you know everything about that seasonal foe, the flu? Take our Flu Facts and Fiction Quiz and learn what to do before the bug gets the better of you.
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Those Sleepy Sophomores
About 60 percent of adolescents report being tired during the day. Are teens just too busy for their own good, or is it their changing body clock that keeps them from feeling rested?
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Suffering in Silence
According to a 1999 survey, one in five Americans suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So, why don't doctors recognize the symptoms?
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CITY SECRETS THEY DON'T TELL TOURISTS

Discover the Secrets of Miami
You know you know it's hot, hot, hot! And not just the weather. Miami is a swinging scene for Hollywood's elite and resident offbeat attractions. Check out these spots for an anti-tourist trek of tropi-cool Miami.
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New York Uncovered
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See the Real Washington, D.C.
Sure, you should go to the monuments when you visit the U.S. capital. But don't overlook some of the lesser-known, but equally monumental sights ... scandal tours, dinner at a chef's table and the ORIGINAL Water Gate.
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***Best of TV This Week!***

Travel Channel, Sunday, "Mystery of the Taj Mahal"
Tragic love and ambition were the foundation for the world's most famous structure.
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Animal Planet, Monday, "Close Encounters: Bears"
The world's largest land predators are losing their fear of humans.
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Discovery Health, Tuesday, "Sex Appeal"
The urge to reproduce is instinctive. But why do we fall in love?
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Discovery Channel, Wednesday, "The Desert Mummies of Peru"
They should have been destroyed long ago. So why weren't they?
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TLC, Thursday, "Paramedics"
Hop on the copter or ambulance for a race against death.
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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 126 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 17, 2000 (19:04) * 3 lines 
 
Want to have some fun in the kitchen? Here, borrowed from Sprin5, is the place:

http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/Default.htm


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 127 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov 18, 2000 (13:02) * 114 lines 
 
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SPACE STATION: YOUR USER'S GUIDE

Come meet astronauts, take a space walk, explore life-in-space firsts and go to a construction zone that is (quite literally) out of this world.
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SEE WHAT THE DETECTIVES SEE

In a criminal investigation, little things mean a lot. Now you can enter the amazing microworld that crime-solvers see. Go "through the lens" at our new site created just for the fans of "FBI Files" and "New Detectives."
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And read our expert's answers to your questions about how forensic artists work.
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THE NEW DISCOVERY ADVENTURE RACE: WHO WON?

The people of New Zealand are very hospitable, but the terrain for this race is not. Find out who came out on top in this incredibly grueling competition.
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FROM RAGE TO REVENGE!

What happens inside you when you get mad? Here's your chance to find out with our new interactive that explores how people react to a bad day in three different ways.
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And here are the answers to the questions you asked this week following the Discovery Channel special "Rage to Revenge."
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GET INTERACTIVE ... DEFEAT THE BERLIN WALL
Hundreds of people defied intimidating odds to escape East Berlin between 1961 and 1989. To get an idea of what they were up against, try our simulation and see if you can beat the Wall.
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Can You Solve the Riddle of the Sphinx?
Answer the Sphinx's three riddles and you're on your way. (And we never thought we'd say this, but if you're stuck you can always get a hint from the donkey.)
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Watch a Baby Grow!
You went through it yourself, of course, but your womb memories are probably fuzzy at best. So here's your chance to relive those carefree days when Mom took care of your every need.
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Build a Roller Coaster
We've come up with a relatively harmless way to vent that sadistic streak in all of us. See if you can create a terrifying roller coaster experience!
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Planet Earth: You're in Charge
Turn the temperature up or down. Tilt the axis or adjust the rotation. Then see what your fine tuning has wrought!
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Play Mummy Match Game
They're faces that only a mummy could love. See how much you know about your tightly wrapped ancestors who have been hanging out in tombs, bogs or frozen caves for centuries.
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Explore Christopher Lowell's House
Find out what the master of design inspiration has done with his showcase home!
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Save a Sea Turtle
As soon as leatherback turtle hatchlings hit the ground, they're in mortal danger. See if you can navigate the treacherous beach and find the peace and quiet of the sea.
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***Visit Cam Universe***
Syndey Cam
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Croc Hunter Cam
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Peeling Paint Cam
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Baby Elephant Cam
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Wedding Cam
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Pet Cam
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***BEST OF TV THIS WEEK***

Discovery Channel, Sunday, The Master of Deception
Learn the secrets of the great spies of all time.
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Discovery Health, Monday, Class of '75
A quarter century takes its toll on enthusiastic high school seniors.
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Travel Channel, Tuesday, America's Airports
There's a whole world going on behind the scenes that you never see. Until now.
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Animal Planet, Wednesday, Running With the Bull Sharks
Is it dangerous? Of course it is!
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TLC, Thursday, How Jesus Died
Medical and historical experts look at the last hours of Jesus' life.
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 Response 128 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov 24, 2000 (11:42) * 120 lines 
 
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SECRETS OF THE SABRETOOTH

Cats are mysterious even today, but their long-in-the-tooth ice age ancestors have experts scratching their heads thousands of years after the last ones walked the Earth.
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CATCH MUMMY MANIA!

Who wants to live forever? Meet a few folks who thought that immortality sounded like a pretty good idea.
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And if your connection is above 56K, try our interactive feature: Unwrapping a Mummy.
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SPYING 101: TAKE THE COURSE

Just what IS my neighbor up to? That urge to find out has been around since Neanderthal times. Here you'll get the stories and a crash course in the techniques of the best who ever played the spy game.
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MONKEY BRAIN CONTROLS ROBOT ARM

It may sound like science fiction, but it's a giant feat that may one day allow paralyzed people to move artificial limbs just by thinking.
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KNOW YOUR UNIVERSE

You don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand the world of deep space, or to be awed by the Hubble telescope's best photos.
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TRACK THE FLU BUG

Find out where its attacks are strongest in the United States. It's not too late to protect yourself or your family from becoming a casualty in the annual flu wars.
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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR PET?

Can you figure out what your pet is trying to tell you? Take our online pet quiz.
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***PLAY A GAME!***
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Solitaire
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Senet
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Missing Link
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Name That Plane
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Someone in Time
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Crossword
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Geo Game
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***BEST OF TV THIS WEEK***

Discovery Health, Sunday, "Alternative Medicine Marathon"
It's five hours of advances in non-traditional medicine, from hypnosis to bee therapy.
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Discovery Channel, Monday, "Sabretooth"
Learn the secrets of the cat twice as heavy as a lion with teeth like daggers.
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TLC, Tuesday, "Future Cuts"
How would you feel if your next surgeon were a robot?
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Travel Channel, Wednesday, "Castle Ghosts of Scotland"
Feuds, treachery and murder may be at the root of haunting in the highlands.
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Animal Planet, Thursday, "Elephant"
Pongo is a lucky baby boy guided to the best feeding lands by his mom and aunts.
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Customize Your TV Schedule
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 Response 129 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 15, 2000 (19:28) * 73 lines 
 
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POMPEII CONFIDENTIAL
Findings near the city that was destroyed in a day give researchers clues that some attractive females may have occupied a class that was not quite slave and not quite free.
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THREE NEW PLANETS FOUND!
They're orbiting distant stars, and one looks suspiciously like good, old mother Earth.
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Get Your Astronaut Answers
Catch up on the transcripts of our live chat with International Space Station resident Dan Bursch.
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LET DISCOVERY.COM KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
What's Your Take on Hate and Violence?
Discovery Channel explored the roots of violence in this year's special on-air/online series, "Hate and Violence: No Simple Answers." We want to know what impact it had on you. Check out our online feature, then let us know your opinions. Send your opinions to: solutions@online.discovery.com
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Tell Us Your Gulf War Stories!
Were you (or a member of your family) involved with the Persian Gulf War? We're doing a feature in January that focuses on the experiences of the people at home and abroad during the Gulf War. If you have an interesting story to tell, send us an email. Tell us your story and please include your email address and telephone number. If your story is chosen, we'd like to call you up and do an interview. And maybe talk you into sending us a photo or two. Send your stories to: history_guide@discovery.com
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Ask the Panda Keepers
The couple just moved into their new home at the National Zoo, and here's your chance to ask their closest friends how they're doing. Be sure to put "Pandas" in your subject line. Mail your questions to robin_bennefield@discovery.com.
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SEX IN THE MEDIA
Help your teen sort through the sexual messages in the media that can lead to a false body image and low self-esteem.
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Who Will Win "Junkyard Wars"?
Imagine that the Nobel Prize committee ran professional wrestling. That's a little bit like this competition, where teams turn scraps from the junk pile into battling robot warriors.
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HAVE A CROC HUNTER NEW YEAR
Is your favorite episode that one where he gets bit? Oh, wait ... that could be any of them. Vote for the top "Crocodile Hunter" episode, then tune in on New Year's Eve for the countdown to the winner.
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MURDERERS INCARCERATED
You asked forensic expert Deborah Hewitt, featured in this week's episode of "The New Detectives," about her part in catching killers. Find out what she had to say.
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The Wild, the Wacky, the Presidents
Now that we're fairly certain who the next one will be, why not check out a few facts you probably didn't know about his predecessors?
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The Lyndon Johnson Tapes
What did LBJ know about President Kennedy's assassination? Did the Vietnam War wear him down? What were his true feelings about the civil rights movement? Hear it all from the man, himself.
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Toys Were Us: How Your Favorites Came To Be
Barbie, Frisbee, the skateboard, Pong ... get the scoop on the bright ideas that resulted in your playthings, then vote on your favorite toy ever.
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FAT CHANCES: A LIVE WEBCAST
Learn about the relationship between controlling food intake and obesity, LIVE Monday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. Dr. Rolls, professor of nutrition at Penn State University, will discuss Dietary Changes for Long-Term Health. And you can view previous webcasts on obesity and weight loss, too.
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Volunteer to Live Longer
Find out how volunteering can help reduce stress and boost the immune system, especially in seniors.
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 Response 130 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 27, 2001 (22:03) * 13 lines 
 
Far-out Chores on the International Space Station

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in space? The movies make
it seem glamorous and exciting, and it often is. Nevertheless, someone up
there has to clean house and cook dinner! This episode of Thursday's
Classroom shows how doing chores at home can be good astronaut training.
Activities include "Captain Trash," "Space Mess," "Nano Nap: A Space
Snooze," and the Space Chores Coloring Book. For more information please
visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 131 of 171: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Wed, Jan 31, 2001 (18:28) * 1 lines 
 
Cleaning house in space, rats, that takes all the romance out of it.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 132 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  1, 2001 (21:10) * 1 lines 
 
That is what I told the ladies in London who did not heed my laments that I had to leave London and the Sceptered Isles of my heart. We all discovered that laundry and cleaning and washing up is universal - Literally!


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 133 of 171: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Feb  5, 2001 (18:47) * 1 lines 
 
Universal - literally, that's very funny.


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 Response 134 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  8, 2001 (22:24) * 14 lines 
 
Happy Birthday, Galileo!

Thursday's Classroom for Feb. 8, 2001
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

Galileo's 437th birthday is just around the corner. In celebration of the
free-thinking scientist, students can nibble on the "Edible Leaning Tower
of Pisa" (after calculating how much a tall stack of cookies can safely
lean!), take the "Galileo Astronomy Tour" from their own back yard and, of
course, create birthday (or Valentine) cards with a cool-science theme.

This episode also contains Spanish-language content. For more information
please visit Thursday's Classroom.



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 135 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  8, 2001 (22:27) * 1 lines 
 
Cheryl, it is better to have an appreciative audience of one who cares and shares than a thousand lurkers who do not. *Big Hugs* (I thought it was funny too!)


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 136 of 171: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Tue, Feb 13, 2001 (18:08) * 2 lines 
 
You're welcome. (Blush, blush.)



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 137 of 171: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Tue, Feb 13, 2001 (18:08) * 1 lines 
 
Now for a bad pun. On the subject of Galileo's 437 birthday and the Edible Leaning Tower of Pisa, thankfully they stacked cookies and not pizzas, which would have been called the Leaning Tower of Cheesa. Ouch.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 138 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 16, 2001 (13:16) * 1 lines 
 
Not, The Leanign Tower of Pizza?! Ouch twice over =)


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 139 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 30, 2001 (18:53) * 19 lines 
 
Thursday's Classroom for April 1, 2001
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

April Fools Day is a good time to ponder practical jokes and hoaxes -- and
to beware of them! One gag that's going around now is "The Moon Hoax." A
group of conspiracy theorists are claiming NASA astronauts never went to
the Moon. The Apollo program, they say, was filmed in Hollywood or Area
51. But don't let them fool you or your students -- the Moon landings were
real.

In this episode of Thursday's Classroom, students can learn more about
hoaxes and how to spot them. Activities include "April Fool's Number
Tricks Day" (a math exercise that will delight kids), "Hoax Happens" (kids
create their own hoaxes supported by an amusing satire about the voyages
of Columbus), "Hoax Cuisine!" (perhaps the first-ever edible hoax), and
much more.

Visit http://www.ThursdaysClassroom.com for details.



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 Response 140 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr  2, 2001 (16:46) * 59 lines 
 
April National Geographic Educator E-Newsletter

This April, as Earth Day approaches, check out our EarthPulse
Conservation Features. Use our Interactive Conservation Atlas
to examine environmental issues and sharpen your students' map
skills before standardized tests. And get a head start on planning
for next fall by ordering National Geographic for Kids, our
new classroom magazine.

Hot This Month
VIRTUAL COLUMBIA RIVER
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/columbia
Take a virtual trip down the Columbia and discover the debate
surrounding this mighty river.

MARS MISSION ACTIVITY
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/familyxpeditions
Help NASA plan its next mission to Mars! Uncover the secrets and
history of the red planet in our latest Family Xpedition.

Online Adventure
GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/
Happily ever after? Not according to the Brothers Grimm! Fasten
your seatbelts for a journey through the dark twists and turns of
these original folktales.

Maps & Geography
INTERACTIVE CONSERVATION ATLAS
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld
Get maps and facts about the world's ecoregions, and explore the
environmental issues facing each one with our Wild World Atlas.

Lesson Plans
GEOGUIDE: DAMS
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geoguide/dams/
After exploring the Columbia River, learn more about dams with
these innovative activities.

Teacher Store
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOR KIDS--COMING THIS FALL
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/teacher_store/product_lines/ngk.html
Introducing our new classroom magazine for students in grades 3-6!
Please call 800 368 2728 for information or to subscribe
now for fall 2001.

Teacher Community
GEOGRAPHY ALLIANCES
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/teacher_community
Your local geography alliance offers workshops, field trips,
mentoring, and grants to support your efforts in the classroom.
Join us today!
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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 141 of 171: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Fri, May 25, 2001 (16:20) * 2 lines 
 
Don't know if this has come up before ..but i thought it looked good ....
http://palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk/dinobase/dinopage.html


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 142 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 26, 2001 (17:16) * 1 lines 
 
That is spectacular - Thanks! Since this topic is linked to the Parents Conference, perhaps it will get a wider audience than you anticipated!


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 143 of 171: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sat, May 26, 2001 (17:36) * 1 lines 
 
(where are you ??? I'm here ..but gotta go in a min)


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 144 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 26, 2001 (22:35) * 1 lines 
 
I was in the kitchen cleaning up a disaster neither I nor the cat would eat but the cook ate it and I cleaned up. Yick! Will hunt for you in the morrow. Resting finger; still quite sore!


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 145 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 14, 2001 (23:31) * 57 lines 
 
This June, spring into the summer with our Geography Action!
Rivers conservation initiative. Spice up the end of the school
year with the multimedia resources of Cable in the Classroom on
the new U.S. National Geographic Channel. And get a head start
on planning for the fall with our nonfiction reading series and
extension sites.

STANDARDS BASED GEOGRAPHY
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions
Explore our completely redesigned Xpeditions site--now easier to
use--and discover lesson plans, activities, printable maps, and a
virtual museum.

RIVER CONSERVATION
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction
Make a difference in your environment! This year's Geography
Action! program--Rivers 2001--brings lesson plans, family
activities, and conservation fun to the classroom and beyond.

Online Adventure
GEOBEE CHALLENGE
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee
The National Geographic Bee may be over, but you can still
compete--take the GeoBee challenge every day.

Maps & Geography
PHOTO OF THE DAY
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/today
Discover a new National Geographic photograph every day! Make
Photo of the Day, excellent for writing prompts and quick
geography lessons, part of your daily classroom routine.

Lesson Plans
CABLE IN THE CLASSROOM
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/channel/cic.html
Take advantage of student-centered programming and an innovative
Teacher's Guide. Enhanced with educational segments, a
commercial-free edition of National Geographic This Week airs
Sundays at 9 a.m. ET on the new U.S. National Geographic Channel.

Nonfiction Reading
WINDOWS ON LITERACY
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/windows
Our new extension site offers a wealth of information and
teaching resources on our K-2 nonfiction reading series.

Teacher Community
GEOGRAPHY ACTION! EVENTS CALENDAR
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction/ga16.html
Join other educators around the country who are taking action for
rivers as part of this year's Geography Action! program, Rivers
2001. Search for a festival, rally, river cleanup, or
professional-development opportunity near you.

EDUCATION SITE: Get fresh ideas every week
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 146 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 18, 2001 (21:48) * 3 lines 
 
This site is great for home teaching moms. Note links down either side of the center table

http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/seasonal/solstice061899.html


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 147 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jul 17, 2001 (19:37) * 18 lines 
 
Mars Dust for Kids

Thursday's Classroom for July 16, 2001
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

MARS DUST, FOR KIDS: A giant dust storm is raging on Mars! Today's issue
of Thursday's Classroom includes 3rd-to-4th and 5th-to-8th grade-level
news stories about the ongoing tempest. Students might also enjoy
experimenting with an edible Mars dust storm as they color original
martian art by Duane Hilton.

Also check out our recent 6th-to-12th grade lesson plans based on the
Science@NASA stories "Sizzling Comets Circle a Dying Star" (July 11, 2001)
and "Morning Coffee and Planets" (July 10). They're all at
http://ThursdaysClassroom.com/ .





 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 148 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jul 19, 2001 (17:23) * 3 lines 
 
Liam sends this one for the kiddies. Just be aware it appears not to load much but move your curser around a little and you will see. It is a great site:

http://www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/index.html


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 149 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jul 19, 2001 (23:34) * 25 lines 
 
This article and following list of links at the url at the end was good enough to post twice so parents might catch it:

An Annotated Checklist for Fossil Collecting

by Erich Rose
erich@esinter.com

Having the right tools and supplies for the collecting of fossils can make the difference between a meaningless bag full of half
busted rocks and a well documented and productive collection of beautiful and valuable specimens.

I have been collecting fossils since I was eight years old. I started with one of my dad's hammers and a small cold chisel. I carried
the fossils in empty Band-Aid cans and threw the lot into a used boy scout back pack. Since then I have refined my equipment
with an emphasis on light weight and maximum versatility.

Almost all of my collecting has been for invertebrates and this list reflects that bias. The items needed to collect the smaller
Paleozoic or Mesozoic invertebrates common to most of us is what this list will emphasize.

If you will be collecting vertebrate material other than teeth or bone fragments then you will need both a different set of tools and
skills. There are special techniques and procedures needed to record, excavate and preserve skeletons. These include marking off

a site and recording positions of fossils in relation to each other, painstaking careful exposure of specimens, plaster jacketing and
equipment for removal of heavy loads. If this is what you hope to do then consult one of the excellent books on the subject
including several listed below.

for the links to the rest of the story: http://www.iwaynet.net/~mperona/chlist.htm


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 150 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jul 24, 2001 (20:41) * 21 lines 
 
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

DROIDS FOR ASTRONAUTS -- AND KIDS: Inspired by the science fiction
classics Star Wars and Star Trek, NASA scientists are building a robotic
helper for astronauts. Today's issue of Thursday's Classroom includes
3rd-to-4th and 5th-to-8th grade-level news stories about the real-life
droids that may soon inhabit the Space Station. Students can make their
own droid from papier-mache or color original droid-art by Duane Hilton.
Click here for lesson plans:
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/23jul01/corner.html

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VIKING LANDER: Twenty-five years ago NASA's Viking
Landers descended safely to the surface of Mars and revealed a truly alien
world. It was an important milestone in space exploration! But there's
more to the story ... beginning in the days of Galileo Galilei. Read all
about it in a pair of Martian history lessons suitable for 3rd-to-4th and
5th-to-8th graders. Click here for stories and lesson plans:
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/20jul01/corner.html

You can find all this and more at http://www.ThursdaysClassroom.com



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 151 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug  5, 2001 (17:09) * 22 lines 
 
What's New on Thursday's Classroom: August 4, 2001
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks this
year on August 12th. Get your students ready for the shower with the
kid's story "Catch a Shooting Star." Lessons include Sky Orienteering to
find the Perseid radiant, a meteor coloring book, and reading lessons that
reveal the differences between meteors, meteoroids, and their parents --
comets. Even better, whip up some Falling Star French Toast for a long
night of observing! Click here for lessons:
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/31jul01/corner.html

ALIEN VOLCANOES: Earth isn't the only planet in our solar system with
volcanoes. On August 6th NASA's Galileo probe will fly over the most
volcanic world of all -- Jupiter's moon Io. Learn more about volcanoes on
other worlds in the kid's story "Volcanoes in Outer Space?" Lessons
include Hot Lava Poetry, Volcano Jeopardy, and a giant planet Pizza Party!
Click here for lessons:
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/03aug01/corner.html

These lessons and more are available at http://www.ThursdaysClassroom.com



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 152 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 18, 2001 (20:09) * 3 lines 
 
Thank Rodolfo for this link - it is a fantastic site

http://channels.real.com/vram/single?programs=13&tcode=13


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 153 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 27, 2001 (17:08) * 62 lines 
 
August National Geographic Educator E-Newsletter

CABLE IN THE CLASSROOM
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/channel/cic.html
Get weekly activities and discussion points related to current
events featured on National Geographic This Week. Enhanced with
educational segments, a commercial-free edition of National
Geographic This Week airs Sundays at 9 a.m. ET on the new U.S.
National Geographic Channel.

CLONING
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/world/9909/dna/
Explore the complex and controversial issue of cloning with this
National Geographic World article, which explains how animals
such as sheep have been cloned. Have students discuss issues
surrounding cloning, and voice their opinions on our Talk Board.

Online Adventure
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF AMAZONIA
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/amazon/
Explore the Southwestern Amazonian Moist Forests ecoregion through
photos, video, audio, and more.

Maps and Geography
FREE PRINTABLE MAPS
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html
Need a map fast? Xpeditions Atlas has blackline maps that are
perfect for classroom use. Maps are sized to fit 8.5-by-11-inch
(21.6-by-28-centimeter) sheets of paper and transparencies, and
are available with and without borders and location names--ideal
for homework assignments and quizzes.

Lesson Plans
GEOGRAPHY ACTION! RIVERS 2001
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction/ga17.html
Teach river conservation and the importance of watersheds with
these hands-on lessons.

Teacher Store
GEOKITS
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/teacher_store/product_lines/rt240.html
GeoKit curriculum modules provide you with everything you need to
present engaging interdisciplinary lessons. These thematic
teaching kits for grades five through nine offer a hands-on
approach to learning. Be sure to also check out our list of
current Web links for each GeoKit:
www.nationalgeographic.com/education/geokits.

Teacher Community
TEACHER FEATURE
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Share in the success of our educators!

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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 154 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 10, 2001 (23:01) * 21 lines 
 
********************
PROJECT STARSHINE
********************

http://www.azinet.com/starshine/

This satellite was put into orbit just for kids. Please look at the above page and the links. Participate!


The Starshine 3 spacecraft is a hollow aluminum sphere, nearly a meter in diameter (37 inches), that
weighs 90 kilograms (197 pounds). The solar cells mentioned above power a radio communication
system built by Cynetics Corporation and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The
system's transmitter will send out a beacon signal every one to two minutes at a frequency of 145.825
Megahertz to amateur radio operators, or "hams," all over the world. The hams will relay the output of
the solar cells to us, so we can determine how the spin rate of the satellite slows down during the
mission. Eddy currents in the alumuminum shell, generated by the satellite's passage through the earth's
magnetic field, will brake the satellite's spin at a rate that is hard to calculate, so we'll measure that spin
rate throughout the mission. This information will be used in the design of a spin-up and re-spin system
for the Starshine 4 and 5 satellites.

more ... you can see pictures and find out how to help do real space things from where you live. This is a very exciting experiment and adults are participating too!


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 155 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 10, 2001 (23:27) * 3 lines 
 
Sea floor spreading and other easy demonstrations are listed and described for beginning, intermediate and advanced understanding.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour.cgi?link=/teacher_resources/extension_edu.html&frp=/windows3.html&cd=false&fr=f&sw=false&art=ok&edu=mid&cdp=/windows3.html


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 156 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 10, 2001 (23:35) * 13 lines 
 
But, first you have to build a magnetometer... using
4-inch piece of plastic straw
2 straight pins
masking tape
sewing thread
magnet



more... http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour.cgi?link=/teacher_resources/magnetometer_edu.html&frp=/windows3.html&cd=false&fr=f&sw=false&art=ok&edu=mid&cdp=/windows3.html

I know there are home-schooling moms out there who cannot bake cookies and know everything about space and science, too. I thought this might be helpful. I'm going to see if I can adapt it to detect changes in manetic properties of the volcano as it erupts. I wonder how big the straw would have to be...



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 157 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  8, 2001 (13:51) * 12 lines 
 
A Shower of Leonid Lesson Plans

Thursday's Classroom for Nov. 8, 2001
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com

The upcoming Leonid meteor shower could be one of the best in decades.
It's an opportunity to impress your students with happenings in the night
sky and, perhaps, to transform some TV watchers into life-long sky
watchers. Today's episode of Thursday's Classroom features lessons and
activities that will build anticipation for the meteor shower and help you
prepare to observe it. Visit http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com for
details.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 158 of 171: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Nov  8, 2001 (18:38) * 1 lines 
 
The excitement is certainly mounting here.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 159 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  8, 2001 (18:40) * 1 lines 
 
Loads of people are excited about this Meteor Shower. I'm just hoping the weather permits me to see a few.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 160 of 171: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Nov  9, 2001 (09:19) * 1 lines 
 
Weather here in Austin is iffy, should be partial cloudy day.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 161 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov  9, 2001 (17:27) * 7 lines 
 
I've got my fingers crossed. Happily, it is not until the night of the 17-18 November. Today is very overcast in Hilo. I'm hoping for better weather next weekend!


Cathy Hall has done the following "introduction" to the Leonids for beginners.
Thank you, Cathy! Folks, you can find this introduction on the Web at:

http://www.meteorobs.org/chall.html


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 162 of 171: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Sun, Nov 18, 2001 (15:41) * 1 lines 
 
It was overcast and foggy in Pittsburgh last night. Rats.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 163 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 20, 2001 (12:53) * 1 lines 
 
In Hilo, the volcano fumes were so thick I though it was overcast until sunrise. Frustration! Ah well, I will get to have dinner on Thankgiving overlooking the summit caldera of Kilauea. An eruption would be a nice touch! I heard the Meteor Shower was great and will be be as good for 36 years. By then, I should have become one of them.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 164 of 171: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Tue, Nov 27, 2001 (17:32) * 1 lines 
 
Marcia, you a shooting star? How are you planning to do that?


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 165 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 27, 2001 (20:08) * 1 lines 
 
Are we not all star-stuff? Cosmic recycling appeals to me. One day the sun will cease to exist as will the earth. I am taking a very long view on this prospect of becoming a shooting star. Don't look for me to balze across your night sky for many millions of years. I like the idea, though.


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 166 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 14, 2001 (16:30) * 61 lines 
 
National Geographic [Educator E-Newsletter - 12/12/01]

Hot This Month
PEARL HARBOR
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Firsthand accounts and a groundbreaking multimedia map bring the
attack on Pearl Harbor to life--moment by moment, target by target.

UNDERSTANDING AFGHANISTAN: LAND IN CRISIS
http://click.nationalgeographic.tep1.com/maaaeJQaaQJa5abphnAb/
Help children better understand the attacks in the United States
and the struggle in Afghanistan by giving them some
perspective. Use lesson plans, maps, and activities to learn more
about cultures and conflict.

Online Adventure
DESIGN A BOOKMARK
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Create personalized, printable bookmarks with our interactive
Bookmark Factory. Celebrate reading and make unique holiday
gifts!

Maps and Geography
BELIZE CONSERVATION EXPEDITION
http://click.nationalgeographic.tep1.com/maaaeJQaaQKiWabphnAb/
Dive into a coral Eden on the edge of Central America and relive
a recent EarthPulse expedition with marine biologist Sylvia Earle.
Use photos, audio, and an interactive map to teach conservation issues.

Lesson Plans
THE LEGACY OF PEARL HARBOR
http://click.nationalgeographic.tep1.com/maaaeJQaaQJa8abphnAb/
Read firsthand accounts of what it was like at Pearl Harbor during
the Japanese attack and consider why Japan might have wanted to
expand its territory in the early 1940s.

Teacher Store
WONDERS OF LEARNING: WHAT HAPPENS IN WINTER?
http://click.nationalgeographic.tep1.com/maaaeJQaaQJa9abphnAb/
Use this book and audiotape set to examine the beautiful season
of winter--from the extreme weather conditions to the variety of
winter holidays.

Teacher Community
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Your local geography teaching alliance offers workshops, field
trips, mentoring, and grants to support your efforts in the
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 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 167 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 21, 2001 (00:42) * 21 lines 
 
Christmas Starshine

Christmas vacation is a great time for sky watching. No one has to wake
up early the next morning for school! There are two new sights in the
night sky this holiday season: the Starshine satellites. Scientists hope
students everywhere will go out and spot them. It's important research,
and fun!

This episode of Thursday's Classroom includes original kid's stories about
Project Starshine, Starshine Christmas ornaments, and "The Big Sipper" --
a great drink for stargazing. Plus, we present as a bonus the
intergalactic classic: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas, NASA-Style."

Visit http://thursdaysclassroom.com for details. Happy Holidays!

Christmas Starshine
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/18dec01/corner.html

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas, NASA-Style"
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/18dec01/teachnight.html



 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 168 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 21, 2001 (13:51) * 10 lines 
 
Starshine, Too

On Sunday, Dec. 16th, shuttle astronauts deployed the eye-catching
Starshine 2 satellite. Now there are two "disco balls in space" for
students to track and study.

FULL STORY at
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast18dec_1.htm?list89800




 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 169 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 21, 2001 (18:20) * 9 lines 
 
Space Station Christmas

This holiday story tells about a visit by Santa to the International Space
Station (ISS), where he has to deal with uncooperative tinsel, floating
cookie crumbs, and a space-sick reindeer. It's fiction, but the tale
illustrates some real facts of life on the ISS.

FULL STORY at
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast21dec_1.htm?list89800


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 170 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 29, 2001 (20:23) * 43 lines 
 
NEW YEARS' DAY: THE FEAST OF ST. BASIL

GOOD LUCK BREAD

St. Basil celebration takes place on January 1 of each year. St. Basil was an early leader of Eastern Christianity and a major saint
in Orthodoxy. This day celebrates the Orthodox liturgy.

The bread is a symbol of good luck and prosperity. The bread is sliced into large pieces and distributed to those who are
partaking in the celebration dinner. The person who receives the coin is to have good luck throughout the year.

A note of interest is that one slice is for the church and another slice is for the home itself. Eight one of these receiving the coin,
prosperity will come to it.

OBJECTIVE: Students will become aware of family and cultural traditions of a Greek family. They will be able to relate similar
traditions in their own homes.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

1. One loaf of sweet bread large enough for a class or two regular loaves.
Bread should be baked in a 9-inch round cake pan.

2. A coin (quarter) wrapped in foil for each loaf.

3. Mix and make the bread the day before. Be sure to put the coin in the dough before baking.

4. Butter

TIME INVOLVED:

Time needed in preparing the bread

Class time: half hour to 45 minutes

PROCEDURES:

1. Explain the tradition of the bread.

2. Slice the bread into pie-shaped wedges for each students.

3. The coin will usually show up in a slice.


from http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/curric/social/stbasil.htm


 Topic 9 of 10 [parent]: Geosites for Kids: Resources with Children in Mind.
 Response 171 of 171: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 24, 2002 (00:56) * 71 lines 
 
National Geographic [Educator E-Newsletter - 01/23/02]

NEW: CROC WORLD INTERACTIVE MAP
http://click.nationalgeographic.email-publisher.com/maaafVMaaQZxFabphnAbaaaaif/
Enter the toothy world of crocodilians--alligators, crocodiles,
and gharials--from all around the globe. Learn the diets, threats,
and habitats of all crocs, and flip through a croc photo album.

For more on crocs and their relatives, follow the adventures
of Dr. Brady Barr on the new National Geographic Channel series
"Reptile Wild."
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GAME: SPORTS TALK
http://click.nationalgeographic.email-publisher.com/maaafVMaaQZxHabphnAbaaaaif/
Hone your student's Olympic IQ and help the Olympic torch reach
Salt Lake City! Skate and ski through questions about sporting
terms.

Online Adventure
GAME: CONTINENTS COPYCAT
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Tired of singing the "continents song"? Build geography and memory
skills with our Copycat game, ideal for younger students.

Maps and Geography
ENDANGERED ECOREGIONS: SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
http://click.nationalgeographic.email-publisher.com/maaafVMaaQZxJabphnAbaaaaif/
Delve deep into some of the most unique and threatened natural
areas in the world through interactive wildlife maps full of
photos, video, and audio.

Lesson Plans
THROUGH THE EYES OF A REFUGEE
http://click.nationalgeographic.email-publisher.com/maaafVMaaQZxKabphnAbaaaaif/
What would the students in your class do if they had to leave
their home in a hurry? Using the interactive maps on our
Afghanistan: Land in Crisis site, students are challenged to track
patterns in the development of refugee camps in this area as the
conflict unfolds. This standards-based lesson plan can be found
on Xpeditions.

Teacher Store
MAP ESSENTIALS
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Engage your students and sharpen their map skills with this
comprehensive curriculum for grades one through eight. Map
Essentials develops and reinforces the critical map skills
students need to be geographically literate. Map Essentials
includes full color, non-consumable Student Books and a
detailed Teacher's Guide.

Teacher Community
NEW FUND HONORS GEOGRAPHIC TEAM KILLED SEPTEMBER 11
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The National Geographic Society has established the Ferguson/Judge
Fund to honor and celebrate the lives of two employees lost on
September 11, 2001. Joe Ferguson, director of Geography Education
Outreach, and Ann Judge, director of the Society's Travel Office,
are remembered for their tireless commitment to the
Society's mission of education.

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