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Famous Historical Jackets Issue Date: 12-03-2017

Cool Spots image The Smithsonian Museum presents Don’t Forget Your Jacket, si.edu/spotlight/jackets, a collection of different kinds of outerwear, some worn on notable occasions throughout history. Examine a flight jacket worn by Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett. Look at the Horse Racing Silks worn by the first jockey to earn $6 million. Learn his name and read more about his remarkable career. Check out an Army Nurse Corps Outdoor Uniform, worn during World War I. Iditarod champion Lance Mackey’s award-winning career in sled-dog mushing led him to be known as a true icon of his sport. Sally Ride was the first woman in space. Can you find her In-Flight Suit?

Visit: http://si.edu/spotlight/jackets
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Mount Everest Issue Date: 12-03-2017

Cool Spots imageImaging Everest, imagingeverest.rgs.org/concepts/Virtual_Everest/-172.html, reveals how explorers discovered the world’s highest mountain. Sir George Everest and his surveyors mapped the mountain using new techniques. The History of Everest displays maps, tools and photographs from the journey. Have you ever wondered how the Himalayan mountain range was formed? Read The Highest Mountain in the World to learn. Everest Expeditions in the 1920s and 1930s describes dangerous and unsuccessful efforts to reach the summit. Meet the 1953 expedition team in Biographies.

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Environmental Challenges Issue Date: 11-19-2017

Cool Spots imageThe National Museum of the American Indian examines American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges, nmai.si.edu/environment/Default.aspx. Select a tribe to learn about its people, homeland, strategies for protecting natural resources and future plans. The Akwesasne Mohawk people are basketweavers who use black ash trees, but the trees are becoming scarce. Watch the videos and complete the activities to learn what they are doing to protect this valuable tree. The Campo Kumeyaay Nation is trying to restore water to an area affected by more than a century of cattle grazing. See strategies they used to restore the damaged wetlands.

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Fossil Fuels Issue Date: 10-01-2017

Cool Spots image Climate Kids presents Carbon’s Travels, climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/carbons-travels, the history of fossil fuels and their impact on Earth’s environment. The Story of Fossil Fuels begins with Coal. Find out where it was discovered and what its original use was. In Part 2, you will read an amazing story about the first long-distance automobile ride and learn how a pharmacy became the world’s first gas station. While we all benefit from fossil fuels in some way, there are also concerns about pollution, oil spills and the possible relationship of fossil fuels to global warming that we must consider when using them. To learn more, check out What is the Big Deal With Carbon?

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Be a Water Saver Issue Date: 10-01-2017

Cool Spots image Did you know that letting the water run while you brush your teeth can waste up to 8 gallons? Conserving water is important because its supply is limited. WaterSense, tinyurl.com/y8g33zuy, teaches kids how to use water efficiently at home. Flow is the water-saving hero of the game. Meet the Water Wasters you will have to watch out for as you play. This arcadelike game requires you to navigate the maze while avoiding creepy creatures like Drainiac and Sogosaurus. Earn points for answering questions correctly. You’ll have to play fast, because the game is timed, and you only have three lives!

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