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inQuiry Almanack

[ Spotlighting | Minutes from ME | Wired@School | inQuiry Attic | Great Dates ]

December, 1998
volume four, issue ten

Have you had a bright idea lately? Perhaps the brightest idea ever was Thomas Alva Edison's idea to develop the incandescent light bulb. This month, the "inQuiry Attic" examines a priceless object from The Franklin Institute's collection of lightbulbs.

The "Spotlight" sheds a little light on the subject of chemistry. It helps to understand some basic chemical principles when you consider the achievements of Edison. You may also be inspired to try some chemistry on your own.

It's the time of year when bright lights decorate many homes, so prepare for the holiday season with this month's issue of "Great Dates." You'll be surprised at the number of opportunities to celebrate during December.

Three more "Wired@School" teachers share new resources this month. Robert Owens offers the featured earth science resource of the month with his study of "The Delaware Estuary." Climb aboard and sail away with his students as they explore their environment.

Hazel Jobe presents "Treasures@Sea," a comprehensive resource for exploring the ocean through literature. You'll find everything you could possibly need for investigating oceanography in a classroom setting.

Karen Walkowiak has created "Wonders of Space," an online resource for space studies. Take a tour of the solar system and discover the wonders of space.

Margaret Ennis, also known as ME, has prepared another chapter for her "Pre-Reader's PC Primer." Follow along as she introduces young children to the computer.


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