Facts Finder for May
Use your favorite Internet search engine and other WWW resources to answers these questions.
Calculations occasionally are required.

1. Web cams allow you to view video or pictures via the Internet. Check out these nest cams. Another set of nest cams
How is this technology useful to ornithologists?


2. The mayor of your town has proposed green roof technology be used in the new town hall.
Everyone is a buzz. What is the big deal?
(Use your Internet research skills to uncover the concept.)



3. Mount McKinley has an interesting story. Use you research skills to answer these questions.

a. Who was the mountain "officially" named for?


b. Why was this name chosen?


c. The mountain has another name. What is it?


d. Which name do you believe is correct? Explain.


e. Where must you go to climb this mountain?


f. Approximately how many miles is it from your school to "the High One"?


g. Convert this to kilometers.


4. How tall will Denali be when you graduate from high school? (Read Geology Lesson)


Explain the geologic phenomena that is causing it to grow taller.




5. May is National Strawberry Month. Why are strawberries a nutritious snack?



6. According to the Cherokee people, what is the May moon called?


Identify a group of Native Americans that live/lived in your state or region.
What do they call the month of May?


Do all Native American tribes have the same name for May's moon?

TAI (think about it!) Why?


Give your own name to the month of May. Explain your choice.


7. May 1st is Law Day in the USA. What is meant by the phrase "the rule of law?"



8. Think outside the box. (Perhaps I should say membrane. ;-)
Read about these interesting bacteria Caulobacter crescentus.

How can they be used to solve a problem?



9. Multiplication Patterns Watch the video. Do the 3s and 7s. What do you find?



10. Find out - Why it is so special that the falcons have nested on the Rachel Carson Building, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania?

Hint - Who was Rachel L. Carson?



11. George Washington's extended family once owned this land. Legend has it that the first president himself stood on the bluff now occupied by the house, to survey the future site of the federal city. Robert E. Lee called it home for about 30 years. Today many consider it the United States' most hallowed ground.What is it called today?


Name one person from your state who is interred there.


12. May 14 is the birthday of Gabriel Fahrenheit. He invented the liquid mercury thermometer.

How does his invention actually work?


Name one way his invention impacts your life.


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blue dot May Civics activity blue dot Take a virtual tour of the Pan American Exposition of 1901

blue dot Science of Speed - NASCAR + NSF = Fantastic Instruction

blue dot Climbing Denali

blue dot Science Observation Skill Builders - try one

blue dot Copyright Activity

blue dot Fields, Meadows & Fencerows EcoStudy Unit

blue dot Lentic Ecosystem or Lotic Ecosystem

blue dot Bonus Army treatment and Veterans benefits today

blue dot Gentle Annie - Civil War Nurse Literature activity

blue dot Solve a history mystery message

blue dot May Internet Activity #2

blue dot Wetlands Ecosystem Study Unit

blue dot Mystery butterfly photo

blue dot Plants and People Project

blue dot Mystery Object

blue dot Problem and Project based activties

blue dot National Parks A-Z activity

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