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Celestial Wonders Issue Date: 08-08-2010

Cool Spots imageGigagalaxy Zoom, www.gigagalaxy
zoom.org
, takes young earthlings on a fantastic voyage into the twinkling universe above us. Mouse over the different galaxies shown and then zoom in to closely examine specific clusters. Continue to click your way across the southern sky, such as Omega Centauri awash in starry light, or the Magellanic Clouds, which glow brightly when seen from Earth. This site could be used in tandem with a telescope to get a good look at the heavens from your backyard.

Visit: www.gigagalaxyzoom.org
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Discovering Dinos Issue Date: 07-18-2010

Cool Spots imageAll dinosaur lovers should stomp over to Scholastic's Dinosaurs, http://teacher.
scholastic.com/activities/dinosaurs
. Ask a Dinosaur Expert will hook you up with Sue Hendrickson, a real paleontologist, who shares her dino drama with young and curious minds. Show What You Know is full of quizzes and games, where you can test your knowledge of these ancient beasts. If you are feeling creative, venture over to Dinosaurs Under Construction, where you can build your own dinosaur as you choose body parts from heads to tails. Enjoy!

Visit: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/dinosaurs
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Beyond Our Vision Issue Date: 07-11-2010

Cool Spots imageHave you ever wondered how scientists deal with microscopic elements that the naked eye cannot see? The University of Utah's Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab, http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/gel, has the answers for you. This hands-on learning lab challenges you to see if you can figure out the length of certain DNA strands. The gel used in this experiment is like a special Jell-O sponge used by scientists. So don your safety goggles, add an electrical current and watch what you get!

Visit: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/gel
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Founding Father Loved Fossils Issue Date: 06-27-2010

Cool Spots imageMost students know about Thomas Jefferson's love for all things intellectual, but venture into the Thomas Jefferson Fossil Collection, www.ansp.org/museum/jefferson, to discover a side of him that might be new to you. The American Mastodon is a must-see in his impressive fossil collection, and there is a lot to learn about this massive mysterious beast. If you are feeling brave, click on The Giant Claw to discover what animal possessed these powerful talons. Here’s to unearthing great history!

Visit: www.ansp.org/museum/jefferson
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Which Way To Go? Issue Date: 06-13-2010

Cool Spots imageDo you ever wonder how continents were discovered many years ago? Find out how captains and crews plotted their way through the oceans to explore the unknown at Marine Navigation in the Age of Exploration, www.seattleartmuseum.org/
exhibit/interactives/spain/launchWin.htm
. Using a quadrant helped determine latitude, while the astrolabe expressed latitude. The octant, used to measure the position of the sun or stars, was especially useful since it worked well when the waves rocked the ship.

Visit: www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/interactives/spain/launchWin.htm
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