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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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Adventures of Jerry Muskrat Issue Date: 05-14-2017

Cool Spots image Experience the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway in Jerry Muskrat’s Online Adventure Series, jerrymuskrat.com, about the people, animals and history of Canada. Visit the Vault of Genius to meet the superheroes of medicine in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Can you imagine discovering Sunken Treasures? The bottom of Lake Ontario is the location of two remarkably well-preserved ships from the War of 1812. Thanks to a sailor who survived, we know what caused the ships to sink. Take a guided tour of Dundurn Castle when you watch Durn It! Can you find out whose home it was?

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Geographic Wonders Issue Date: 04-16-2017

Cool Spots image In the study of geography we learn about many remarkable places on Earth, but have you ever wondered what their physical features look like? AirPano, airpano.com, provides 360-degree views of 3,000 of the most beautiful areas on Earth. Begin at the World Map to select places you’re interested in. Visit the Taj Mahal in India or stand on Mount Everest in the Himalayas. See the beautiful Polar Lights in Iceland, or travel to Finland to dive underwater in the White Sea, the world’s first “under ice” panorama, where salt water freezes when the temperature falls below zero. Read the articles to learn more about each place.

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Ocean Explorers Issue Date: 03-12-2017

Cool Spots imageNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ocean Explorer goes deep under the sea in Multimedia Discovery Missions, oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/ edu/learning/welcome.html. Watch a video about what causes 2,000 earthquakes and volcanoes annually in Plate Tectonics. Did you know that Earth’s largest mountain range is at the bottom of the ocean? Most volcanoes occur in Mid-Ocean Ridges. In Lesson 5, learn how Hydrothermal Vents allow the planet’s own heat to provide the power that sustains life on the ocean floor. Read about hurricanes, the largest storms on Earth, in Lesson 13.

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Geography Terms Issue Date: 02-26-2017

Cool Spots imageHow well do you know your geography terms? The Five Themes of Geography, tinyurl.com/jyxkmlk, is an interactive lesson that includes important terms, definitions, quizzes, games and flash cards. Begin by reading or listening to the terms and definitions. In Flashcards, graphics and short definitions will help you study. Learn provides clues and graphics to help you type the correct answers. Spelling is a traditional spelling test – listen to the word and type it. Try the timed Match game, or prevent asteroids from hitting the planets when you play Gravity.

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