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Can You Mamuu? Issue Date: 12-23-2012

Cool Spots imageExperience the rich culture and family traditions of the Nuu-chah-nulth people in Woven Together, nmai.si.edu/
education/woventogether
. Did you know that these people of the Pacific North Coast first learned to weave by watching beavers build dams? Weaving is still used to make clothing, baskets, fish traps and mats. You can Learn to Weave in a few simple steps, using materials you have at home. The Nuu-chah-nulth were also whalers, providing food for their community. Surprisingly, they used canoes, not large ships, for whale hunts.

Visit: nmai.si.edu/education/woventogether
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What's For Lunch? Issue Date: 12-16-2012

Cool Spots imageThe New York Public Library pays tribute to the Lunch Hour, exhibitions.nypl.org/lunchhour, the quick meal between 12 and 2 p.m. that originated more than a century ago on the streets of New York. Your tummy may growl as you read about pretzels, pizza and hot dogs in Iconic Foods. Did you know that the first school lunches cost only 3 cents? Try to figure out the difference between a Power Lunch and a Quick Lunch. If you ever visit the NYPL, you might want to see its collection of more than 45,000 menus dating back to 1900.

Visit: exhibitions.nypl.org/lunchhour
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Priceless Artifacts Issue Date: 12-09-2012

Cool Spots imageTake a look at the National Museum of American History's amazing collection of artifacts that tell America's stories, americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/american-stories. In Online Exhibitions you'll see Dorothy's ruby slippers, made famous in the movie "The Wizard of Oz." Can you name the most recognized Muppet? He has been entertaining fans of "Sesame Street" since the late 1960s. Before cellphones, a telephone wouldn't fit in your pocket. Click on 1870-1900: Industrial Development to find a picture of Alexander Graham Bell's Big Box Telephone, which led to a revolution in communication and transformed daily life.

Visit: americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/american-stories
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Culture Quest Issue Date: 12-09-2012

Cool Spots imageCreative Japan, www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/creativejapan, explores the worldwide fascination with Japanese pop culture, including cartoon characters most kids know, from Hello Kitty to Super Mario Bros. Did you know Japanese comics are called "manga"? "Pokemon" was watched by children in more than 68 countries! If you have a Nintendo Gameboy or a Wii at home, you have a piece of Japanese culture. Japan has made advances in other areas of technology as well, such as the the Hayabusa spacecraft asteroid explorer.

Visit: www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/creativejapan
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Engineer Your Future Issue Date: 11-18-2012

Cool Spots imageThe American Society for Engineering Education presents eGFI, egfi-k12.org, an outstanding place to learn all about engineering. Click on the Civil card to learn that civil engineers design some of the world's largest structures, such as highways, airports and power stations. Meet Marc Edwards, an engineer who made an astonishing discovery about water. Shuffle the deck and move on to Aerospace, where the sky is NOT the limit. Aerospace engineers design rockets and satellites, and they invent spacecraft like the NASA Puffin, a personal aircraft.

Visit: egfi-k12.org
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