Thursday, July 30, 2009

Snakes Alive

My local newspaper reported yesterday that a python snake was found under a porch at a nearby residence. I live in the state of Wisconsin and snakes are not a common sight. It turns out it was someone's pet who left home about a month ago to "see the sights." This freebie will help you teach students more about this often scary, always fascinating reptiles.

Title: Snake Lesson Plans
Description: Lesson plans to educate about these slithery critters.
Suggested Grade: 5
Format: Online Lesson Plans
Availability: Available to all requesters
Source: David Wines

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Atom Bomb Tested

The events that took place in a remote area of New Mexico during the predawn hours of July 16, 1945 forever changed the world. That was the first test of the Atom Bomb. This freebie offers biographies, documents, treaties, photos and more for an in-depth study of the ethical and historical implications for the dropping of the atomic bomb.

Title: Atomic Archive
Description: Explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb - a crucial turning point for all mankind.
Suggested Grade: 6-12
Format: Web Site
Availability: Available to all requesters
Source: AJ Software & Multimedia

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Baseball--An All American Sport

My DH and I had the great pleasure of attending a Milwaukee Brewer baseball game last Saturday with our son--who is such a huge fan that he has a season ticket package. The Brewers won in the bottom of the ninth in what turned out to be a fantastic game. While not exactly on the Major League level, this freebie provides tips for all people playing baseball to follow to ensure the game remains fun and safe.

Title: Baseball Safety Fact Sheet
Description: Tips to keep baseball fun, rather than an injury-prone sport.
Availability: A limit of 50 copies will be sent through the mail to schools, libraries, and homeschoolers in the United States and Canada. May be copied to create additional copies for distribution. This article may also be downloaded from the web site.
Suggested Grade: 4-Adult
Format: Printed Article
Source: U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission