November Internet Hunt
1. Describe the best place to observe the Leonid meteor showers.
Why are they called Leonid showers? (Use the StarDate.org website's search engine)
On October 1, 1847, Maria Mitchell was observing the night sky when she discovered something.
2. Turkey is a country in..... Wait a minute this is your
reading. Suppose you went for a swim, in a natural body of water,
while staying in Istanbul, Turkey.
3. Veterans Day honors those who have served in the
Armed Services to protect our freedom.
4. On November 30th, 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri.
Use your online research skils to learn:
What was his pseudonym (pen name)?
Which of his stories is your favorite?
He once said, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that,
5. November is Native American History Month. Name a famous Native American from your region.
Why are they famous?
Since November 1970, Native Americans gather at Coles'
Hill in Plymouth, Mass on Thanksgiving Day.
6. Where on earth are you? Giving Latitude
and Longitude is one way to state where you are on the earth.
I'm located at 40.822372 N, -76.86825 W.
7. Ben Franklin thought the wild
turkey would be the better national symbol.
Do you agree with Mr. Franklin or disagree with him? Explain why.
8. On November 19th 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave a brief speech.
What was the title of the speech?
Where did he deliver it?
What was the subject? What was he discussing?
Was President Lincoln correct when he said, "the world will little note nor long remember what we say here..."?
9. In the fall, leaves change from their summer colors
to their fall ones.
What percentage of the leaves turn completely yellow? (Free video help with percents at Khan Academy)
What percentage of the people, in your class, are wearing yellow today?
Copland was a gifted American composer.
11. Watch Solving One-Step Equations What are the opposite operations?
Jen's mom is planning to invite 15 people to Thanksgiving dinner. The recipe says to plan for 1/2 pound of turkey per person.
The recipe also says to increase the total amount by 50% if you want lots of leftovers. The family loves turkey sandwiches!
* Consider Native American storytelling
The Mathflix website provides free, online videos that explain many areas of mathematics.
I watched -
Challenged by Math or science? Try the free videos at Khan Academy. They start at the beginning. You can watch them many times.
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