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Electromagnetic Spectrum - Visible light is part of it, just like radio and cosmic rays.

The above graphic goes from short wavelengths (left) to long wavelengths (right).
The graphic below goes in the opposite direction. Both are correct.


Going in Earth Science and Technology

 

Typical "ox hide" shaped copper sheet from
the Bronze Age. These were shipped all
over Europe, the Middle East, and around
the Baltic, Black, and Mediterranean Seas.
This one was in a stack of copper sheets
in an ancient shipwreck off the coast of
Turkey. It probably came from Cyprus.
Copper was mixed with a little tin to make
bronze. Ships went to ancient Britain and
other places where tin was mined, picked
up ingots of tin, and brought it to smelters
in other countries to make bronze.



Below: Tin ingots from tin mines in Cornwall in
southwest England. Found inside an ancient
shipwreck off the coast of Israel. What were the
markings for? A shipping invoice? Miners' marks?

Going in Ancient History and Archaeology

 


Going in Teachers & Parents

 

Mammoth Steppe about 20-25,000 years ago; Eurasia, Beringia,
and North America


The mammoth steppe was the Earth’s most extensive biome. It spanned
from Spain eastwards across Eurasia to Canada and from the arctic islands
southwards to China. It thrived for approximately 100,000 years without
major changes and then suddenly became all but extinct about 12,000
years ago. Vegetation was dominated by high-productivity grasses, herbs,
and willow shrubs. The animal biomass was dominated by bison, horses,
and the woolly mammoth. There were also antelope, camels, various types
of deer, reindeer, and wooly rhinos. Predators included various types of
bears, wolves, lions, hyaenas, and sabretooth cats.

Going in Biomes and Dinos & Paleo

 

 


Going in Ancient History and Archaeology


5 Cool Virtual Lab Experiments You Can Try Right Now


"With schools, universities, and museums socially distanced or
fully online, there are fewer opportunities than usual to experience
science experiments and demos. But LabXchange has you covered.
This free platform features all kinds of science content, including
virtual lab experiments and other interactive experiences."
Going in Earth Science and Technology

 

 


Going in Grammar



Going in Astronomy and Earth Science

 

Going in Health


Spark STEM  Innovation
ABOUT THE eCYBERMISSION COMPETITION:
To enter, students will form teams of three or four
to create a STEM solution that explores a community
issue that they are passionate about improving.
Check out the teacher resource sheet—and a fact
sheet to share with your students—for all the details.
Register your team by 1/6/2021

 

Megaloceros - The Grand Deer
"Megaloceros is one of many remarkable megafauna
that inhabited earth during the last ice age, with
its giant, awe-inspiring antlers as its main source
of fame. I hope you enjoy!" Biggest deer ever!
A 10:53 Youtube video from Henry the PaleoGuy
explains it all.

When Giant Deer Roamed Eurasia
7:05 video from the PBS Eons series.
Megaloceros was one of the largest members of the
deer family ever to walk the Earth. The archaeological
record is full of evidence that our ancestors lived
alongside and interacted with these giant mammals
for millennia. But what happened when they did
interact, when humans met this megafauna?

Megaloceros (Irish Elk) in a rotary gallop
A 29-second Vimeo short by Reid Psaltis shows
how these giant deer galloped.

All three links are going in Dinos & Paleo


 

 


2:44 video explains it at a kid level.
From NASA Space Place
Going in Earth Science

 

Going in Teachers and Parents

History of the Caribbean Pirates: 10 Things You Should Know

Image: Tampa Bay Online
This site concentrates on 17th-18th-century Caribbean pirates,
and does a good job of it. Well-written with plenty of art, its
a good resource. Going in History

 


No mystery here! It's a puquio, the New World version of a
quanat
. Similar to the ones in the Middle East and Asia because
there's only one way to move large amounts of water underground.
Today we use big underground pipes. In ancient times they had
to dig tunnels using hand tools. The holes are to oxygenate the
water and give access to the quanat. The New World versions,
(puquios) have exotic spiraled access holes, the better to channel
winds into the canals. Going in History and Technology



This is a huge site that's full of cool things! It speads
out almost fractally as it splits into more, smaller
areas. Earth, Sun, Solar System, Universe, Science & Tech,
Parent & Educator Resources, Art Challenges, videos,
activities, crafts, and a Mystery! That's just the home page!
Click on Earth, see 63 earth science items. The other five
sections are similar. This is outstanding.
Going in Astronomy and Earth Science

 

Archaeology for Kids and Teachers -
Lesson Plans, Activities, Games, ...

from archaeology.mrdonn.org (a great source in its own right)
This is a Pinterest page with oodles of other activities listed!
Skeletons, architecture, Egyptian clothing, making rafts, making stone axes,
food preparation, lots of timelines, how to excavate, cave cultures, American
mound builders, make a Great Wall with Rice Krispies, Lewis & Clark,
building ancient cities with legos...
Going in Ancient History and Archaeology

 


Giant Panda Cam at Washington, DC National Zoo
"Joyful news: a precious giant panda cub has arrived!
Mei Xiang gave birth at 6:35 p.m., Aug. 21, and is caring
for her newborn attentively. Keepers are watching Mei Xiang’s
behavior and hope to see her nurse the cub and cradle it
close to keep him/her warm. They’re also listening for loud
squeals, which are signs of a healthy cub. Watch along with
us via the Panda Cam!" Going in Animal Cams

 

 

Free Online Dissection Resources from NAVS,
the National Anti-Vivisection Society.
"UPDATE: NAVS now offers free downloads of the
virtual reality dissection program Froguts! " (.zip file).
PowerPoints, photos, and quizzes, for animals from
birds to turtles, 18 in all. Includes owl pellets.
Going in Animals

 



16 December 1942. Gona. The three Chapman brothers from
Moonta in South Australia, who all joined the 2/27th Infantry.
The siblings are pictured pausing during a break in fighting
against the Japanese just after the fall of Gona in PNG
(Papua New Guinea, on the northeast coast).
The lads, the sons of Maurice and Mabel Chapman, all survived
the war but an elder brother, Lance Chapman, 25, was killed in
Egypt six weeks before this photo was taken.
Left to right:
SX12357 Private Maxwell Maurice Chapman;
SX12689 Private Desmond Chapman; and
SX10196 Private Raymond Chapman.
Going in History


Frog Body Parts and Functions from School District of the Chathams
in New Jersey. The poor Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens) is for it now! Once
again its anatomy and what it's used for is an object for study. This is a
30-page pdf file, easy to read and use, and downloadable if you want it.
Plenty of graphics, too, of froggy insides and outsides.
Going in Animals and Biology/Living Things

 

Gold StarBiology Corner "Biology lesson plans, worksheets, tutorials,
and resources for teachers and students." Understatement of the
year! Everything you need to teach biology and related subjects to
high school students, except the teacher. Very complex but easy to
navigate.
Going in Animals, HomeSchool, Living Things, Teachers & Parents



Biology Corner Archives
"Note: This is an archive page for biologycorner.com,
it is no longer maintained. Go to the main site at
biologycorner.com to find worksheets and resources
for teaching biology, anatomy, and physics."
That said, this is a big long page with well over 100
valuable links, organized into topic sections like "Phyla"
and "Genetics". There are even study guides and activity
sheets for a couple of biology textbooks
Going in Animals, HomeSchool, Living Things, Teachers & Parents

 

Frog Dissection: Complete Guide and its companion
site Student Guide to the Frog Dissection are a
dynamic duo of study guides to help students get
familiar with frog anatomy and physiology before
and during dissection. Fill-in-the-blanks worksheets
for review/revision are included. Supervised students
could not go wrong with these.
Going in Animals, HomeSchool, Living Things, Teachers & Parents

Virtual Frog Dissection {for Free} from DIY Homeschooler
has a list of ideas and links. for doing virtual frog dissection.
The best step-by-step virtual dissection on this page is the
very first link under the bullfrog photo; "If you prefer to avoid
the mess (and smell, among other things) perhaps this
virtual frog dissection will fill the need."

Virtual Frog Dissection from McGraw Hill doesn't work
anymore.

Frog Anatomy Review Labeling is a printable
worksheet, students label the different parts of frog anatomy.
Frog Anatomy from Berkely Lab. Click on each diagram and
print for notebook. "The following were pictures created by
summer teachers who used them as teaching tool to help
students study anatomy of a frog in Biology class room.
The pictures showed the skeleton, organs, digestive and
nervous system of the frog." Useful for labeling that worksheet.
All in all a pretty useful page.
Going in Animals, HomeSchool, Living Things, Teachers & Parents


Dinosaur Pictures and Facts 1,365 different species
of dinosaurs, listed alphabetically, with plenty of pictures.
"Welcome to the internet's largest dinosaur database.
Check out a random dinosaur, search for one below, or look
at our interactive globe of ancient Earth!
Whether you are a kid, student, or teacher, you'll find a rich
set of dinosaur names, pictures, and facts here. This site is
built with PaleoDB, a scientific database assembled by hundreds
of paleontologists over the past two decades.
DinosaurPictures.org curates high quality, realistic illustrations
of dinosaurs and other ancient creatures. All credit for images
goes to the original authors and creators. If you would like to
add a picture, (please email us or use this form)."


Going in Dinos & Paleo


Ancient Earth Globe

A stand-alone site that complements the
Dinosaur Pictures and Facts site. The
totally unrelated site Our Planet, liked
it so much that they expanded on it
and explained it in more depth!
What did Ancient Earth Look Like
"I stumbled upon an amazing web page showing
what did ancient Earth look like. On the “Dinosaur
Pictures and Facts” web page (dinosaurpictures.org),
there’s also an interactive animation. On this page,
you can either select the years (i.e. 600 million years
ago) or jump to a particular event (i.e. first
multicellular life) and see how ancient Earth did
look like then. You can also remove the clouds
and stop the Earth’s rotation if you want to."
Going in Dinos & Paleo

Inside the World's Largest Snake Colony

"Every year, thousands of snakes gather at the
Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba, Canada. It's billed
as the largest gathering of snakes anywhere in the world.
Manitoba's climate and geology make it the perfect place
for red-sided garter snakes to live and mate. It has
become a tourist attraction, but it's not for the faint
of heart."
Going in Animal Cams

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 of the 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

 

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

 

Making North America: Human
Episode 3: "Explore the intimate connections between
the landscape, the colonizing of the continent, and the
emergence of our industrial world. Beginning with
Native American ancestors who crafted hunting weapons
from stone traded across hundreds of miles,... With the
arrival of Europeans, North America’s hidden riches
became to key to prosperity, from the gold rush to
today’s oil and gas boom. As a result, human activity
has transformed the continent on a scale that rivals
the geological forces that gave birth to it billions of
years before... geologic processes inexorably continue,
and they raise potential risks of catastrophe to our
human civilization. 53 minutes.
Going in Earth Science



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

 

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 their 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, dead bodies, and text.
Going in Black History/Civil Rights & in History

 

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 some Amazons and had a
lot to say (and write) about them. Plato thought Greeks should be
more like Amazons. Going in Ancient History

 

 


Going in Astronomy

 

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.

 

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 Sicarii fanatics. When the Romans finished
their ramp and walked into Masada, all the Jews had committed suicide!

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Going in Ancient 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.

 

 

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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