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Page last updated 27 July 2017



How Magellan circumnavigated the globe A six minute TED-Ed YouTube video. Learn how Ferdinand Magellan,
with five Spanish ships, set off to sail around South America, cross the Pacific to the Spice Islands, load up precious cargo,
and sail back to Spain. One ship made it back, but Magellan didn't. It was all about the money.
Going in History



Graphing Sea-Level TrendsGraphing Sea-Level Trends a lesson plan from NASA/JPL and CIT. For grafes 5 - 12.
Standards-based and resources/data are provided. Older stdents can track data sets using spreadsheets. Lots of
additional information and links. Going in Earth Science and in Teachers and Parents


Hummingbird Nest - summer 2017
This is the Bella nest cam. It's LIVE.
Going in Animal Cams



concordance + keyword search + advanced search + statistics
by genre + by number of words + by number of speeches + character list + character search
Sonnets and Poems
individual sonnets + sonnets compared side-by-side + all sonnets + all poems
Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free Web site containing Shakespeare's complete works.
It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind.
Use Mobile Open Source Shakespeare on your mobile device.
Going in Secondary School Literature



Why Do Corals Glow in the Dark? Read this article from The Atlantic and find out! Beautiful photos!
Going in Living Things



This 2:33 video shows the sizes of solar system planets and some huge stars.
"There are several videos circulating showing a comparison of the largest stars.
I like these kinds of things, and I wanted to try one myself."




Click the pic to watch the video!



The Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 - fly along with the shadow! This video "follows" the moon's shadow
as it sweeps over the surface of the USA on August 21, 2017. Production details are in the end credits.
Check out for more details on the eclipse!
A button on the right side will show you to the minute where the shadow will be as it cruises through the USA,
from Northwest to Southeast from Washington State to South Carolina!
Eclipse of August 21, 2017 This Vimeo video is seven minutes long, including credits.
There is a Download button in case you want to Save the video
Going in Astronomy



Nine Places Where You Can Still See Wheel Tracks from the Oregon Trail Article by Jennifer Billock on Smithsonianmag
"The legendary trail has carved itself into American history—and, in some places, into the earth itself"
Rut traces amight be long and flat like the 1,000 feet of trail ruts near Rock Creek Station (Fairbury, Nebraska),
or the short but five feet deep Guernsey Ruts (Oregon Trail Ruts National Historic Site in Guernsey, WY), or the
steep and rocky one mile of ruts cut into a cliff at Biggs Junction, Oregon. See these and more at this site.
Can you imagine what it must have been like? Going in History



An aquifer is an underground layer of rock or soil that contains water. The water is held in the spaces between the rock or soil particles. There are two kinds of aquifer:

1. a confined aquifer is a water supply which is sandwiched between two layers of soil or rock that water can not pass through (impermeable layers),

2. an unconfined aquifer is a water supply that has an impermeable layer below it, but not above it. A confined aquifer that is under pressure is an artesian aquifer. The pressure can often push water to the surface in a well drilled into an artesian aquifer; usually wells need a pump to bring water to the surface from the aquifer they are drilled into.

We use aquifers as a source of drinking water and of water to irrigate crops or to use in industry, pumping water from the aquifer using a well. As with any container of water, pumping from the aquifer empties it--or at least decreases the amount of water it holds. Aquifers are refilled, or recharged, in areas where they are exposed on the surface of the earth. Water can re-enter the aquifer in these recharge areas. Going in Earth Science




Click on the whales to see the whole exciting story!
Includes 10 photos. Going in Animals


Made w/ Code Superpowers come in all shapes and sizes. Discover a new superpower with code.This exercise was linked to the Google main page lst week. Wonder Woman helps you to learn code using an interface that reminded us of MIT's Scratch. Learn coding by plugging in commands. Reason out how many moves it will take; then test your coding and see if your guesses are correct. If not, find your mistake(s) and correct them until your programs what it needs to. After mastering the basics you can strive for elegance- do the sames tasks in fewer moves, for example.

Going in Logic and Probability and in Life Skills



A Timeline of Earth's Average Temperature (This is the famous one from xkcd)


teeny timeline It's huge! Therefore you will need to click on the link to actually see its awesomeness.

"(This) illustration covers a huge swath of time from the last Ice Age in 20,000 BCE to current day and beyond... The drawings and captions depict significant earthly milestones, from humanity's spread across the continents to the extinction of the saber tooth tiger. A number of historical figures also make appearances, such as Gilgamesh, Buddha, Shakespeare, and even the last North American Pokémon ("that is not a real fact"). All the while, the temperature accelerates from cool-blue on the left side to red-hot, record-breaking heat on the right." Quotes are from EcoWatch. This graphic is 740 pixels wide by 14,957 pixels long (Wow!) Going in Earth Science



Roadrunners eat snakes, lizards, & insects. They are related
to cuckoos. They are omnivores. Yes, they can fly but they
don't like to. Watching one of them wade into a snake fight is
quite fascinating. Find out more about them here.
Find out about rattlesnakes here.
Going in Animal Cams


Those little parakeets in bird cages? Welcome to their REAL world!

Going in Animal Cams



"Mr. N's Boardwalk Challenge is a super fun activity that requires students to order positive and negative decimals and whole numbers on a number line. Upon success, players will earn "tokens" to use on boardwalk games such as ski-ball, roll the ball, whack-a-pirate, and air hockey. Tickets from these games can be earned to print out boardwalk "prizes." This game is a perfect motivator for fifth and sixth graders who will play for hours if given the chance."

Going in Math > Intermediate




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