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The Roman Empire from Quora
"The History of the Roman Empire from Rise to Fall"
This is a long list of curated, good questions sent
in by curious people. These are answered by
experts in the topics. The same format that Quora
uses for all their subjects. A good place to get
(sometimes obscure) questions answered.

Going in Ancient History

 

The Greater Prairie Chicken Dance of Love

Short video of this grouse relative dancing for the hens.
Going in Animal Cams

 

Like No One Is Watching The Dance of the Lesser Prairie Chicken
3:26 video shows the dance-off, the ladies, and fights between males


Going in Animal Cams

 

Sharp Tailed Grouse Mating Dance
"This is a video of the sharp tailed grouse,
their mating ritual and dance."

Going in Animal Cams

 

The 2021 Iditarod starts
this Saturday, March 6th!


Going in Health

 

Zitkala-Ša


Gene Swallow
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Today’s Google Doodle
All of the elements in the artwork relate to Zitkala-Ša’s life in some way.
Her Nakota name translates as “Red Bird,” she wrote an opera relating
to the Sun Dance, and she was an accomplished musician—all reflected
within the Doodle. She also witnessed great upheaval and change
throughout her life, as symbolized by the tipis. The lettering for “Google”
is based on a beadwork design from one of her traditional dresses.
— Chris Pappan
Going in Native Americans and Women's History

 


Going in Women's History

The Richest Black Girl in America
"When an 11-year-old Black girl in Jim Crow America discovers
a seemingly worthless plot of land she has inherited is worth
millions, everything in her life changes — and the walls begin
to close in. The untold story brought to life from thousands
of pages of archival documents."

“I’m Sarah Rector.”
Amazing story. She outsmarted the
rich men who wanted to take her
family's newfound riches and
became a millionaire. She invested
well instead of spending it all on
bling. Well written article by a
woman black History Professor.
Going in Black History/Civil Rights

 

Do kangaroos have belly buttons?

Going in Animals

 

Radio Garden



Going in Geography and Technology

 


Going in Black History/Civil Rights

 


Going in Grammar

 

Counting for pre-K - 1st grade.
Count the puppies! How many puppies?

Count more puppies!


credit = Woof Woof page on Facebook
Going in Animals, Early Learning, and Primary Math

 

Quote from Scaly-foot snail:

"This is a very large (this kind of snail) compared to (its relatives),
which are usually below 15 millimetres (3/5 in) in shell length.[2]
The width of the shell is 9.80–40.02 mm (0.39–1.58 in);[2]
the maximum width of the shell reaches 45.5 millimetres (1.79 in).
[2] The average width of the shell of adult snails is 32 mm.[2]"

1 - It's a giant compared to its kin.
2 - It uses iron compounds in its shell and foot
3 - It does not eat. It gets energy from special bacteria that
live in its body.
Going in Animals

 


Going in Dinos and Paleo

 

 


Going in Health

 

An Age-By-Age Guide to Kids' Chores

Going in Life Skills

 

Cursive Penmanship
This is D'Nealian cursive handwriting, one of the
five traditional types. The five types are:
Spencerian, D’Nealian, Zaner-Bloser, Palmer, and
Handwriting Without Tears. They are all endangered
and may well die out. They are not taught in most
elementary schools anymore. Kids print now.


Going in Life Skills and Writing

 

What Is a Barycenter? From NASA's kid-friendly Space Place
explains what barycenters are and why they matter.

Nice explanations of centers of mass and centers of gravity.
Also discusses how barycenter mathematics helps the hunt
for new planets! Going in Astronomy

 

Note: PhET products have all been rewritten in HTML5. No more Java, no more Flash.

Balancing Act from PhET Balancing Act from PhET is for elementary grades. It teaches Balance, Rotational Equilibrium, Lever Arm, Torque, and Proportional Reasoning with an easy to understand interactive applet using a teeter-totter. Kids think they're playing a game!

"Sample Learning Goals:

  • Predict how objects of various masses can be used to make a plank balance.
  • Predict how changing the positions of the masses on the plank will affect the motion of the plank.
  • Write rules to predict which way a plank will tilt when objects are placed on it.
  • Use your rules to solve puzzles about balancing.
  • The teacher's guide (pdf) contains tips created by the PhET team." It's good, like a recipe for doing this lesson. GSFK recommends you download it. PhET has LOTS of these simulations, indexed by grade level and by subject area.

     

    Note: PhET products have all been rewritten in HTML5. No more Java, no more Flash.

    Balloons and Static Electricity Another interactive science simulationfrom PhET. "Why does a balloon stick to your sweater? Rub a balloon on a sweater, then let go of the balloon and it flies over and sticks to the sweater. View the charges in the sweater, balloons, and the wall."

     

    Problem Solving Activity: Volcanoes and Climate Change

    Going in Earth Science, Volcanoes, and Weather

     

    How Covid-19 vaccines work.

    A BIG infographic (33% sized above) that
    explains in detail how viral vector vaccines work.

    The Royal Society of Chemistry has an animated
    video
    that also explains it.
    Going in Health


    Going in Homeschool and Teachers and Parents

     

    World's "Earliest-Known Temple" Built
    11,500 Years Ago
    With Geometry in Mind
    11,500 years old. Before agriculture. Before farming, gardening, before
    domestic farm animals, before metal tools. They laid it out using math!
    Going in Ancient History and Archaeology

     

    Who Invented the Alphabet?
    Smithsonian article. Travel back in space
    and time to the Sinai in 4,000 BC!
    "Centuries before Moses wandered in the
    'great and terrible wilderness' of the Sinai
    Peninsula, this triangle of desert wedged between
    Africa and Asia attracted speculators, drawn by rich
    mineral deposits hidden in the rocks.
    And it was on one of these expeditions, around 4,000
    years ago, that some mysterious person or group took
    a bold step that, in retrospect, was truly revolutionary.
    Scratched on the wall of a mine is the very first attempt
    at something we use every day: the alphabet."
    Another site argues that Egyptian scribes invented
    this writing to communicate with the miners from
    Canaan who came to the turquoise mines, and it has
    examples of the alphabets.


    Going in Ancient History and Archaeology

     

    Nicobar Pigeon
    Closest Living Relative of the Dodo Bird
    Dazzles with Vibrant Iridescent Plumage


    Also, it is the closest living relative of the Dodo's closest
    relative, the Rodrigues solitaire, which is also an
    extinct flightless bird.
    Nicobar Pigeons can fly. They are spead across many
    small islands "from the Indian Nicobar Islands eastward
    to places like Thailand and Papua New Guinea."
    Click on this photo to see 12 more stunning photos of
    this beautiful bird! Going in Animals

    Beachy Head cliffs in Eastbourne, UK
    The UK's highest chalk sea cliff. From FB group
    Geology of the World and the Environment

    "The chalk was formed in the Late Cretaceous epoch,
    between 66 and 100 million years ago, when the area was
    under the sea." Chalk is formed from seashells. Think
    about how many shells it took to form these cliffs, over
    34 million years!
    Explore the cliffs by drone
    Going in Earth Science

     

    Sumeria Mesopotamia group on FB:
    Iku-Shamagan, King of Mari, praying. Votive statuette
    (2650 BCE) Early dynastic period II, from the temple of
    Ishtar, Mari, Syria. Height 114 cm

    About 4,670 years ago, he was the King of Mari,
    an important trading and manufacturing center in
    northern Syria. Mari was settled around 5,000 years
    ago and it lasted 1,200 years.
    Going in Ancient History and Archaeology

     

    Funbrain Coral Reef

    Tinybop Coral Reef Handbook (pdf)
    Going in Biomes and Living Things

     

    How Many Moons? from NASA Space Place
    Inspired by the Great Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn.
    in December 2020. All those little dots were moons!

    Jupiter and Saturn have 161 moons between them!


    How Many Moons Does Each Planet Have?

    Mercury - 0
    Venus - 0
    Earth - 1
    Mars - 2
    Jupiter - 79 (53 confirmed, 26 provisional)
    Saturn - 62 (53 confirmed, 9 provisional)
    Uranus - 27
    Neptune - 14
    A kid-friendly site with lots of illustrations.
    Going in Astronomy

     

    Hi, kids! I'm Dakota! I am the newest Brittany here at
    Good Sites for Kids! I'm a retired hunter and a mama.
    My fur-sister Lily and I are American Bittanies and are
    both South Dakota natives. When we're not helping out
    on the site, we patrol the outdoors, chase rabbits and
    squirrels, woof at kids at the schoolyard, rack out on
    the beds, ask for treats, and hang out with our peeps!

     

     

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