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 Page last updated 12 August 2020

 

 

 


 

Perseid meteor shower creates dazzling night sky

It's Perseids time again! Going in Astronomy

 

What is ammonium nitrate and what happens when it explodes?
Recently in Beirut (neglect) and before that in Oklahoma City (terrorism).
Infographic explains why this fertilizer becomes a deadly explosive.

Going in Earth Science



Going in Teachers and Parents

 

online learning tips from USA Today
"These online learning tips will help parents prepare
for a successful school year, even if it is virtual. "
Assumes parents will be doing most teaching.
Reduce distractions, brain breaks, several time
management tips, creating a schedule, flexibility,
staying in contact with teachers and friends online,
what to do if your child is on an IEP and more.
Going in Homeschool and in Teachers and Parents

 


Going in Animals

 

 

CHINA IN CLASSROOM is a 46-page .pdf document
about Chinese culture, geography, history, and peoples.
It's provided by the Chinese Consulate in Chicago.


Going in Geography and History

 

 

I'm here. Where's the pastrami?!

Going in Grammar

 

Big Al game #2 - The saga continues!
Thanks to Jennifer Edwards.

"Unity 2D recreation of a 1990s BBC browser game.
In the game the user plays the dinosaur 'Big Al', moving
around a map, trying to survive and grow to achieve a
high score. Enemies attack or flee in realtime, and the
player's energy drops over time."
Play it online or download it.
Going in Dinos & Paleo

 

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Several illustrated pages cover the origin of knights. discuss
knighthood and how it changed over time. Every warlord
back to Roman times needed loyal and reliable fighters,
who would defend him and his domain. It was expensive to
be a knight and run your own castle at a profit. The feudal
system meant everybody served somebody.
Going in History

 

How Well Do Masks Work? (Schlieren Imaging In Slow Motion!)
From It's OK To Be Smart 8 minute video

"Wearing a face mask is a cheap and easy way to slow the spread
of airborne diseases like COVID-19. This video uses an advanced
imaging technique called schlieren visualization to show you why
masks work. We're all in this together!"
Going in Health

 

 

Making North America: Origins
"Host Kirk Johnson explores how the continent was shaped
—and how it shaped us. The epic 3 billion-year story of how
our continent came to be. From the palm trees that once
flourished in Alaska to titanic eruptions that nearly tore the
Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable
power gave birth to North America." Episode 1 is 54 minutes,
there are 5 episodes in all.

Making North America: Life
Episode 2: "How did life emerge on our primeval continent?
Why was North America home to so many iconic dinosaurs like
T. rex? And how did a huge sea filled with giant marine reptiles
end up covering Kansas? We tell the surprising intertwined story
of life and the landscape in North America.

This is visually stunning. If kids
get bored, just split up the episodes. Includes transcripts!
Going in Earth Science

 

 

Comet NEOWISE: How to See It in Night Skies

© Jamie Cooper / HiOptic / SWNS
Article from The New York Times “You can watch it
from your backyard and you don’t need a telescope.”
Great photos, how and when to see it, and advice
about best camera settings.
Going in Astronomy

 

Discuss!


Going in Health and History

 


Asteroid Size Comparison


2:40 video slowly zooms out from a 4.9 meter rock to 939 km
Ceres! Includes other comets and asteroids, too.
Going in Astronomy



Mako Sharks: The Speeding Bullets of the Ocean

"Imagine if you set out to create the leanest, meanest, fastest
shark the ocean ever saw. You might start out with a smooth,
thin, torpedo-shaped body and add in some super-strong muscles
attached to a powerful tail. To top it off, add a pointy snout that
cuts through the water like glass.
Congratulations, my friend, you’ve just designed a mako shark.
These crazy animals are the fastest known sharks in existence,
clocking in at a record-shattering 60 miles per hour. That’s not
the only cool thing about them, though—read on for more!"
Includes a 3 minute video:
Mako shark attacking a PelagicView dredge

Going in Animals

 

 

 


Going in Life Skills and Teachers & Parents

 

 

HT Science Moments Facebook site only. You'll have to go on
Facebook to access this site.
Features all kinds of STEM-related submissions, also some skippable ads.
Partial list from today: Physics Marble Tracks, Gravity Visualized, Tsunami
from the Sky, Gravity - Black Holes, Around The Corner - How Differential
Steering Works, Escape Velocity & the History of Space Travel, oodles
more! Going in Technology

 

 

Seneb (left) with his wife Senites (right) and two of their children (below)

Sumeria Mesopotamia posted this on Facebook
· February 11, 2015 ·

Seneb was a dwarf who served as a high-ranking court official
in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, circa 2520 BC. Despite
his diminutive size, Seneb was a person of considerable importance
and wealth who owned thousands of cattle, held twenty palaces
and religious titles and was married to a high-ranking priestess
of average size with whom he had three children. His successful
career and the lavishness of his burial arrangements are indicative
of the acceptance given to dwarfs in ancient Egyptian society,
whose texts advocated the acceptance and integration of those with
physical and mental disabilities
. Seneb is depicted with his wife and
children in a painted sculpture from his tomb, rediscovered in 1926,
that is a famous example of Old Kingdom art. It shows him sitting
cross-legged on a block of stone with his wife embracing him and
his children standing below him where the legs of a full-size person
would ordinarily have been. Seneb is shown realistically with the
facial features and shortened limbs of achondroplasia, a common
form of dwarfism. Paintings and carvings in the tomb give his titles
and depict various scenes from his life, such as carrying out
inspections of his estate and holding symbols of his office.
Going in Ancient History

 

Paris 3D: Through the Ages



Enjoy the interactive 3-D experience and visit the long-gone
buildings and places of Paris across the ages. See Paris as
the home of the Paris tribe of Gauls. At 1:00 in the video
a trophy shrine is shown, with cow skulls instead of human
heads (Celts were head hunters.).
Next is Roman Paris with temples, baths, a coliseum,
and an amphitheater. The Roman city is much bigger
and more sophisticated than the Gaulish town.
Also shown in time lapse are the Louvre, Notre Dame
Cathedral, the Bastille, and the Eiffel Tower. 12:58 video.
Going in Ancient History and History

 

Remembering ‘Red Summer,’ when white mobs massacred
Blacks from Tulsa to D.C., 1919-1923

Bonus: History.com 's article on the Tulsa Massacre.
“It was an intentional use of violence against African Americans.
The motivation was to punish African Americans for economic
success and take it away. In Tulsa, they burned it to the ground.”
"Fire and fury fueled massacres in at least 26 cities, including
Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Omaha; Elaine, Arkansas;
Charleston, South Carolina; Columbia, Tennessee; Houston;
and Tulsa, Oklahoma."
“During the massacres, they murdered and maimed people
indiscriminately, unprovoked. They went into homes, stole
personal belongings, and burned down homes. They used the
massacres as a cover to murder without sanction, maim without
sanction, and steal without sanction. No one, to this day,
has been held accountable.” WARNING: Not for younger students.
Secondary only. Graphic photos and text.
Going in Black History/Civil Rights & in History

 


Going in Homeschool, Life Skills, and Teachers & Parents

 

The fierce Amazons were more than just a myth—they were real


Archaeology is revealing that the real Amazons were horse-riding,
spear-throwing, pants-wearing fearsome female fighters from ancient Scythia.
This long but interesting NatGeo article (with graphics and a slideshow)
talks about tombs, skeletons, and DNA. Scythians were roaming horse
people in different tribes with a warrior culture. Ancient Greeks knew
Amazons and had a lot to say (and write) about them. Plato thought
the Greeks should be more like the Amazons.
Going in Ancient History

 

 


Going in Astronomy

 

Asteroids vs Meteors vs Comets 4:49 YouTube video explains the difference, history, meteor showers, and meteorites. Good animation and narrative. Going in Astronomy

 

From WW2 Colourised Photos
United States Navy Seabees from the segregated 17th Special Naval
Construction Battalion await orders to move up to the southeastern
promontory of Peleliu to act as stretcher bearers for the 7th Marines.

So many bodies crowded Ngarmoked that African-American Marines of the 16th Field Depot
were detailed to bury the dead and retrieve the wounded.
Corporal Edward Andrusko, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, tried to find reinforcements
and stretcher bearers. He later wrote, "Our trio set out to find help. We visited several
headquarters command posts, and various rear special units, seeking assistance, but none
was available.
Our Top Sergeant tried to influence his friends to get our company help, but there just wasn't any.
A young black American sergeant
overheard our plight, walked up and said, 'I heard y'all
were looking for troop replacements or supply help. We are from the Marine Ammunition Depot
Company and have had some infantry training.'
Our Top Sergeant looked a little stunned and speechless. The races were so completely
segregated during this era that we had no idea who these black servicemen were.
The Top cleared his throat and asked, 'Who are you? Are you Army, Navy, Seabees, or what?'
'Top Sergeant, I am a U. S. Marine Sergeant. My men on this beach are all US Marines!
'Our Top Sergeant appeared very puzzled. How could he bring in an all-black unit to rescue
wounded members of a Line company that was part of the famous 'All-White' First Marine Division?
By now, the volunteers had heavily armed themselves and lined up behind their Sergeant who
insisted we lead the way to the front lines. I heard our seasoned Top Sergeant say,
'Well, don't say I didn't warn you!' When we reached our mauled company area, it looked like
General Custer's Last Stand. The Top Sergeant came upon our company's new replacement officer
in command and said, 'Sir, I have a platoon of Black ...I mean a platoon of Marine volunteers
who came to help.' The young new Commanding Officer said, 'Thank God. Thank you, men.
Sergeant, take over. Get our wounded and dead out.' We gave covering fire and watched in awe
as our gallant volunteers did their job. Some of these new men stoically held a casualty stretcher
gently in one hand as 'true angels of mercy'. Then, when necessary, they would fire an automatic
weapon with the other hand, while breaking through the surrounding enemy. One badly wounded
white Southerner said, 'I felt like I was saved by the Black Angels sent by God. Thank you.
Thank you all!"
Going in Black History/Civil Rights

 

Going in Health

 

Trail Of Tears Official title: "The Trail Of Tears: Government-Approved Ethnic Cleansing That Removed 100,000 Native Americans From Their Ancestral Lands" By Daniel Rennie, in All That's Interesting.
"The Trail of Tears refers to the perilous journey of the 'Five Civilized Tribes' of the Southeast who were forced by the U.S. government from their ancestral homelands to a designated zone in the west." Plenty of graphics, maps, and pictures detail the Indian Removal Act. "up to 100,000 Native Americans were relocated and over 15,000 lost their lives". They also lost their homes and their property. Going in History.

 

12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms
"Here are a few lucky words that have been preserved in common English expressions."
Kith, dint, fro, eke, wend, and seven more.
Going in ESL, Grammar, and Secondary School Literature

 

The Siege of Jerusalem (70 AD) - The Great Jewish Revolt

This video is 44 minutes long and covers everything.
Click the picture to see a shorter but still good video.

Going in Ancient History

 

The Siege of Masada (73 AD) - Last Stand of the Great Jewish Revolt
16 minute video. Masada was held by Sicari fanatics. When the Romans finished
their ramp and walked into Masada, all the Jews had committed suicide!


Going in Ancient History

 

5:35 NatGeo video explains why clean water and sewer
are and were essential for people living in large, crowded
cities and everywhere else. Going in Health and History

 

Prehistoric Road Trip

Hit the road with Emily Graslie in "Prehistoric Road Trip"
as she travels across the western United States to examine
our planet’s history. As Emily ventures across ancient landscapes,
the fossils and experts she encounters along the way bring the
now-extinct world to life. With views from the sky, the highway,
and the dirt, the show follows Emily as she uncovers the history
and mystery of North American dinosaurs, ancient mammals, and
other prehistoric creatures.
Going in Black Hills and Dinos & Paleo

 

 


How These Female Cavers Recovered New Human Ancestor Fossils

Deep within a cave in South Africa, more than 1,200 individual bones of a new
human ancestor, Homo naledi, were discovered. To recover the bones, six
archaeologists had to rappel down underground shafts and squeeze through
rocky passageways as narrow as 18 centimeters (8 in). The call went out and
all the small, tough, limber athletes who qualified - were women.
Going in Ancient History and Archaeology, Dinos and Paleo, and in
Women's History.

 

The Ickabog This is the latest J. K. Rowling story.
It is not illustrated because J. K. Rowling wants YOU
to supply the pictures! "The most exciting part, for me,
at least, is that I’d like you to illustrate The Ickabog for me.
Every day, I’ll be making suggestions for what you might
like to draw. You can enter the official competition being
run by my publishers, for the chance to have your artwork
included in a printed version of the book due out later
this year. I’ll be giving suggestions as to what to draw as
we go along, but you should let your imagination run wild."
Going in Children's Literature.

 

 

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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