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Wednesday, March 29

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    Learn more about a butterfly's life cycle, eating habits, and more.
    Discovery Education Streaming - Excite your students with "real-life" videos such as World of Nature: Monarch Butterfly: Milkweed to Mexico, Insect Metamorphosis, The Caterpillar and the Polliwog, Exploring the Diversity of Life: Butterfly Garden, and more! (Do a Discovery Streaming keyword search: butterfly)
    How Far Can Butterflies Fly? from Wonderopolis
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    Additional Internet resources about butterflies!
    Where do Butterflies Come From - Craft and info about life cycle.
    All About Butterflies - from Enchanted Learning - A comprehensive on-line hypertext book that provides information
    Children's Butterfly Site - Activities, photos, book resources, and answers to frequently asked questions about butterflies!
    Butterfly Life Cycle - Photos of the life cycle of a butterfly
    Butterfly Life Cycle - More photos
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  2. page April edited ... April is National Poetry Month - Listen, Read, & Write! Poetry from Scholastic - Lots of …
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    April is National Poetry Month - Listen, Read, & Write!
    Poetry from Scholastic - Lots of grade level resources!
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    their craft - introduce your students to various poetry forms!
    30 Days of Poetry - Lessons on writing many forms of poetry with examples
    Enchanted Learning Rhymes - Many all time favorite rebus rhymes to read, rhymes to paint online, rhyming word activity sheets, and rhyme printouts to read and color
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    Thoughts..."The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." -- American Humorist Mark Twain
    April Holiday and Special Days Resources from Education World
    April is Poetry Month! Plenty resources from TeachersFirst! See more below!
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    Yum! (Did you know that ninety million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year? And according to 76% of American children, bunnies' ears should be eaten first.) Check out "Sweet Easter Facts" to read more fun facts about Easter Candy.
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    April is National Poetry Month - Listen, Read, & Write!
    Instant Poetry FormsPoetry from Scholastic - More than sixty writing activities in an interactive format. Students type what they would like to write, then have the optionLots of printing their work!
    Classroom Activities and Poems (Scholastic) Language and literacy skills for all
    grade levels Magnetic Poetry Board - Have fun moving words to create your own poems!level resources!
    Read * Write * Think - Classroom activities to celebrate poets and their craft
    30 Days of Poetry - Lessons on writing many forms of poetry with examples
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    Classifying Critters - interactive activities to group and classify animals.
    INSECTS!
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    all insects? SampleSample lesson plans
    {Butterfly.png} "Butterflies & Bugs" = Web Hunts for Grades 2-3
    "Lady Bugs" = Activities for Grades K-1 {ladybug.jpg}
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    Oviparous Animals
    What are they? Can you name examples? Students research to learn examples of insects, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals that are oviparous.
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    recorded using Inspiration. Oviparous Animals (Inspiration file)
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    Cherry Trees of Washington - Learn the history of these famous trees, the varieties of trees, and follow the estimated peak blooming time! Did you know there are approximately 3,750 cherry trees? You may want to use the Cherry Blossom Time! student worksheet from Education World with your class.
    Take Them Out to the Ballgame! The lure of being outside calls with baseball season and spring! Add that little spark of enthusiasm to your classroom by using some of these baseball-themed lessons from Education World. You will find lessons in math, history, art, science, geography, and more!
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    Those Beautiful Butterflies!
    Learn more about a butterfly's life cycle, eating habits, and more.
    Begin your unit with this Butterfly Scavenger Hunt. Included is a printable student worksheet as well as related butterfly Internet resource sites. Enjoy these delicate creatures! They're lovely!
    Write a "Spring Cinquain"- a five line poem. Begin with words such as butterfly, caterpillar, daffodil, robin, etc. (Spring Cinquain PDF file)

    Discovery Education Streaming - Excite your students with "real-life" videos such as World of Nature: Monarch Butterfly: Milkweed to Mexico, Insect Metamorphosis, The Caterpillar and the Polliwog, Exploring the Diversity of Life: Butterfly Garden, and more! (Do a Discovery Streaming keyword search: butterfly)
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    Fun Butterfly Facts
    Butterfly Games
    Write a "Spring Cinquain"- a five line poem. Begin with words such as butterfly, caterpillar, daffodil, robin, etc. (Spring Cinquain PDF file)
    {sam_0941.jpg} Plants & Gardening - A Time of New Growth!
    The Great Plant Escape - Journey into the world of plants - the life cycle of plants, parts of plants, soil, seeds, and more! This interactive site will excite interest in your student.
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    My First Garden! Basics for planning, maintaining journals, nurturing, and plotting growth of gardens
    The Gardening Launchpad - Over 2,000 gardening related links alphabetically organized - tons of information!
    Your Name in Flowers (Inspiration file; right click > "Save Target As") Discover flowers! Use Internet resources to research and organize facts about various flowers. Find flowers that begin with each letter of your name! Write facts about each!
    Discovery
    Discovery Education Streaming
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    and more. (Do a Unitedstreaming keyword search: plants)
    {Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 1.10.53 PM.png} Treat your students to the autobiography of Squirmin' Herman, the Worm!
    Learn all about the anatomy of worms and their function in our world.
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    Classifying Critters - interactive activities to group and classify animals.
    INSECTS!
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    all insects? Take time to explore Insects! Sample Sample lesson plans
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    Anagrams - a year of puzzles by Education World.
    It All Adds Up (recommended for grades 3 -8) - Rows, columns, and diagonals must add to the numbers listed outside of the box. You can print these or record your thinking on your SMARTboard.
    Coming Soon - Vacation Time! Keep your students interested in school work while dreaming of being on vacation! Students research using the Internet, collect data, use a spreadsheet to display information, and write persuasive paragraphs - WOW! It's Vacation Time! - Lesson Details
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Tuesday, February 28

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    March 2nd is "Read Across America" Day!
    Encourage a love of reading in your students and enjoy Dr. Seuss books all month and longer!
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    Seuss Books! Create a graph using MS Excel!
    Answer some Seuss Math Problems , enjoy Welcome to Seusville! and celebrate Dr. Seuss with a variety of classroom activities and Internet resources.
    **Seussville University** - Reading, Math, Science and Reasoning Activities. Includes **patterns** and more!
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    Iditarod
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    **Iditarod Activities Across the Grades** - Information, lesson plans and links from Education World
    **Iditarod Race Across Alaska** - Interactive website from Scholastic - great resource and interactive site!
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    **The Republic of Ireland** (from Enchanted Learning) Discover simple, concise information about Ireland, the significance of the orange, green, and white colors of Ireland's flag, the "Tricolor," and more. Compile your information in a narrated PowerPoint show and share!
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    Green Things!
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    St. Patrick's Day - Short explanations of St. Patrick, Leprechauns, the Pot of Gold, the Blarney Stone, the Shamrock, Fairies, and the Harp. Use these to launch creative writing topics - "If I found a Pot of Gold, I would . . .", "How to catch a Leprechaun in ? easy steps", "The luckiest thing that ever happened to me was . . ." Encourage students to draw pictures that relate to their writing, then publish - maybe consider a digital storybook!
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    March Glyph - Color by following the directions
    Larry Leprechaun - Complete the story using vocabulary words
    Republic of Ireland - Reading Comprehension (upper elem.)
    My St. Patrick's Day Wish - Writing Prompt
    Lucky Acrostic - Write an acrostic poem about being lucky!
    Writing Bugs - Writing Prompts/Printables from Education World for March or use the Anytime Writing Link for More Resources
    March Holiday and Special Days Resources from Education World
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    Iditarod
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    much more. Be sure to check out the teachers blog for lesson ideas.
    **Iditarod Activities Across the Grades** - Information, lesson plans and links from Education World
    **Iditarod Race Across Alaska** - Interactive website from Scholastic - great resource and interactive site!
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    **Cool Jobs: Iditarod Musher** - short 2 minute video from How Stuff Works
    **Alaska Kids** - Native Cultures, Cool Critters, Know Alaska and more!
    Iditaread - Online Reading project to travel through the checkpoints of the Iditarod. Lots of resource links.
    {flower.png} Daylight Saving Time - Spring Forward!
    On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time.....Astronomical Applications Department Learn more about the history, rationale, laws & dates at About Daylight Saving Time Check DISCUS Britannica Online for another article on Daylight Saving Time!
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    How Much Do You Know About SOUND?
    An Earful! - A game about sounds from Scholastic
    Sound Junction - explore music, how music works, instruments and voices, make your own music.
    **What is Sound?** How do different instruments make sound?
    **The Violin: A Webquest**- science, history, and more.
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    First Day of Spring!!
    Spring begins with the vernal equinox!
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    Earth's equator.
    Learn about the equinox and the reason for this season! (Electronic Sky---- Windows to the Sky)
    This moment owes its significance to the 23.4 degree tilt of the Earth's axis. People have recognized the vernal equinox for thousands of years. Did you know that early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising Sun on the day of the vernal equinox?
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    The Rite of Spring - What physical signs of spring can you see in your neighborhood? Daffodils? Longer days? Budding trees? Brainstorm with your class. Encourage students to list favorite signs of spring, then write why they are meaningful to them. Use a graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas.
    Spring Crafts - from Enchanted Learning (some items may require a subscription)
    **Spring Acrostic** (MS Word)- WriteWrite a simple
    Let's Go Fly A Kite with those March Winds!
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    **The Republic of Ireland** (from Enchanted Learning) Discover simple, concise information about Ireland, the significance of the orange, green, and white colors of Ireland's flag, the "Tricolor," and more. Compile your information in a narrated PowerPoint show and share!
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    Green Things! Use Inspiration to record information, too! (Sample File)
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    St. Patrick's Day - Short explanations of St. Patrick, Leprechauns, the Pot of Gold, the Blarney Stone, the Shamrock, Fairies, and the Harp. Use these to launch creative writing topics - "If I found a Pot of Gold, I would . . .", "How to catch a Leprechaun in ? easy steps", "The luckiest thing that ever happened to me was . . ." Encourage students to draw pictures that relate to their writing, then publish - maybe consider a digital storybook!
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    The History of St. Patrick's Day - History.com site - history of the holiday, traditions and more.
    Money, Money, and more Money!
    Money, Money, Money!!! - WhileWhile visions of
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    about our currency with this Internet resource page - complete with sample classroom or computer lab activities/lessons that integrate technology!currency!
    **US Coins** (Enchanted Learning)- worksheets, background info and more.
    Count the Money - interactive game from Math Playground
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Monday, February 27

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    Writing Bugs - Writing Prompts/Printables from Education World for March or use the Anytime Writing Link for More Resources
    March Holiday and Special Days Resources from Education World
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    Join the yearly tradition of reinforcing math skills with a box of Lucky Charms.
    Students will count the Lucky Charms marshmallow shapes and record a final tally count for each shape! A perfect way to encourage math skills and enjoy special activities on St. Patrick's Day. Teacher worksheets and classroom integration ideas are included.
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    There will be lots of fun math activities as well as St. Patrick ideas!!
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    Dr.Seuss and
    March 2nd is "Read Across America" Day!
    Encourage a love of reading in your students and enjoy Dr. Seuss books all month and longer!
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    57 Ways to Celebrate Literacy - great ideas for any time of the year.
    The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That - from PBSKids
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    Iditarod
    **Iditarod.com Official Website** - includes clock, daily results, current temperature, musher information, and much more. Be sure to check out the teachers blog for lesson ideas.
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    {flower.png} Daylight Saving Time - Spring Forward!
    On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time.....Astronomical Applications Department Learn more about the history, rationale, laws & dates at About Daylight Saving Time Check DISCUS Britannica Online for another article on Daylight Saving Time!
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    Spice up your Math class in March by celebrating Pi - 3.1415926535897932......
    A most remarkable number -- It's irrational! This day is also the birthday of a famous mathematician. Do you know who? Explore circles, diameter, circumference, Pi, and maybe even enjoy a slice of pie!
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    Classics For Kids - featured composers, instruments, make your own radio show, lessons plans, compose your owbn music and more.
    Science of Music- exhibits, online activities, videos and more. Find out why songs get stuck in your head. Why does your singing sound good in the shower?
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    National Gallery of Art: Kids - Create Art! Discover many online interactive art activities! Nice!
    Artopia - (from Knowitall.org) One Minute Movies - Be An Art Critic - Meet an Artist/Sculpturer - Visit the Painting Studio Student Gallery - Create Your Own Portfolio
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    Explore timeline, firsts, notable women and more with Biography's women from history into your classroom.
    Try the Women's History Trivia Quiz and test your knowledge of historic events and famous quotes.
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    First Day of Spring!!
    Spring begins with the vernal equinox!
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    This moment owes its significance to the 23.4 degree tilt of the Earth's axis. People have recognized the vernal equinox for thousands of years. Did you know that early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising Sun on the day of the vernal equinox?
    What physical signs of spring can you see in your neighborhood? Daffodils? Longer days? Budding trees? Brainstorm with your class. Let students choose a favorite sign of spring and write why it is meaningful to them, then illustrate with a picture - Make a Photo Story or Slide Show or maybe even a VoiceThread in the computer lab!
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    Effects of the Revolutionary War - A brief summary with interactive practice questions and constructed response questions.
    Learn About Ireland and the Irish!
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    **The Republic of Ireland** (from Enchanted Learning) Discover simple, concise information about Ireland, the significance of the orange, green, and white colors of Ireland's flag, the "Tricolor," and more. Compile your information in a narrated PowerPoint show and share!
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    St. Patrick's Day - Short explanations of St. Patrick, Leprechauns, the Pot of Gold, the Blarney Stone, the Shamrock, Fairies, and the Harp. Use these to launch creative writing topics - "If I found a Pot of Gold, I would . . .", "How to catch a Leprechaun in ? easy steps", "The luckiest thing that ever happened to me was . . ." Encourage students to draw pictures that relate to their writing, then publish - maybe consider a digital storybook!
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    The Universe of Bagpipes - Learn about and listen to bagpipes from all over the world! Good photos!
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    St. Patrick's Day Activities (EnchantedLearning) Printable Books and other crafts and activities to use with your students!
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    Ireland - CIA World Factbook site - information, maps and flag.
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    The History of St. Patrick's Day - History.com site - history of the holiday, traditions and more.
    Money, Money, and more Money!
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    Coins for Candy - online tutorial about money.
    Irish Blessings .....
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    Wherever you go.
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    As you slide down the banister of life,
    May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!
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    Go mbeannai Dia duit
    (May God Bless You)
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    Leprechauns

    "One of the first things people think of in association with St.Patrick's Day is the leprechaun. Leprechauns are little make-believe fairies from Ireland. They look like a small, old man standing about two feet tall (The name leprechaun derives from the old Irish word "luchorpan", meaning "little body") and usually dressed like a shoemaker, with a cocked hat and a leather apron. According to legend, leprechauns are cute, mischievous, and playful creatures who love to drink, dance, and play music, and who pass the time making shoes. They are also believed to possess a hidden pot of gold. Treasure hunters can often track down a leprechaun by the sound of his shoemaker's hammer. If caught the leprechaun must grant his captor three wishes. However, the captor must keep their eyes on him every second. If the captor's eyes leave the leprechaun for even one second (and he often tricks them into looking away), he vanishes and all hopes of finding the treasure are lost." (from History, Myths, Legends)
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    May you always have ... Walls for the winds, A roof for the rain,
    Tea beside the fire, Laughter to cheer you,
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    **Alaska Kids** - Native Cultures, Cool Critters, Know Alaska and more!
    Iditaread - Online Reading project to travel through the checkpoints of the Iditarod. Lots of resource links.
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    On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time.....Astronomical Applications Department Learn more about the history, rationale, laws & dates at About Daylight Saving Time Check DISCUS Britannica Online for another article on Daylight Saving Time!
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    **Am I in Pi?**- find where your birthday first occurs in Pi
    Pi Resources from Ask Dr. Math
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    How Much Do You Know About SOUND?
    An Earful! - A game about sounds from Scholastic
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    This moment owes its significance to the 23.4 degree tilt of the Earth's axis. People have recognized the vernal equinox for thousands of years. Did you know that early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising Sun on the day of the vernal equinox?
    What physical signs of spring can you see in your neighborhood? Daffodils? Longer days? Budding trees? Brainstorm with your class. Let students choose a favorite sign of spring and write why it is meaningful to them, then illustrate with a picture - Make a Photo Story or Slide Show or maybe even a VoiceThread in the computer lab!
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    Springtime Lessons - Welcome a new season - Excellent suggestions and ideas to incorporate spring into your classroom curriculum.
    Spring Theme Unit (from abcteach) - Printable worksheets, shape books, writing ideas, and other theme units related to spring - plants, ladybugs, bees, butterflies.
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    **Spring Acrostic** (MS Word)- Write a simple spring acrostic poem. Display in your classroom or hall!
    Let's Go Fly A Kite with those March Winds!
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    Benjamin Franklin - Inventor, Printer, Librarian, Statesman, and a Timeline
    Energy Quest Discover the energy story, step aboard the energy time machine, learn about super scientists, and more facts about energy!
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    The Internet Plasma Physics Education Experience - A cool interactive site!! You've got to try this one!
    Soar Into Spring With Kites - (from Education World) The history of kites and lots of integration ideas for all areas - geography, math, science, writing, art, listening - plus links to everything you need about kites!
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    March Along with the American Revolution
    ****PBS: Liberty****! Experience events that led up to the Revolutionary War with the interactive "The Road to Revolution" and browse the "Chronicle of the Revolution" for additional facts and resources.
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