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Halloween: Free Books and Activities
Category: Misc.
Tags: halloween halloween usa halloween stuff

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Visit PBSLearningMedia's Halloween Collection for free videos and lesson plans.

Download free Halloween activities and crafts from StudyLadder.

Design a pumpkin candy catapult.

Learn about mummies, spiders and bats with free resources from Kids Discover.

Enjoy Some Spooky Reads: 

Visit Listenwise to hear a public radio story on the History of Witches, and what led to the Salem Witch Trials.

(Photo by Sašo Tušar on Unsplash)

Participate in an online witch trial at NatGeo's Salem Witch Hunt Interactive.

Learn about the brain with a look at the neuroscience of zombies.

Check out these read-aloud ghost stories for kids.

Read about one roadschooling family's unscheduled stop in the Twilight Zone.

Play some online Halloween games

Practice reading comprehension with some K-12 Halloween articles. 

Study Suspense in Poetry: Visit TeachersFirst’s The Raven to learn more about such literary devices as alliteration, assonance, internal rhyme, metaphor and simile, and personification.  Move the mouse over highlighted words to see what devices are being employed. There's also an interactive version of The Highwayman.

Astronauts and Spacesuits
Category: Science
Tags: astronaut how to be an astronaut space suit spacesuit astronaut suit international space station iss outer space

Spacesuits are becoming decidedly less clunky, as illustrated by the futuristic-looking SpaceX suits sported by NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley. Way cool.

Check out this NatGeo article on what NASA considers to be "the right stuff" for today's astronauts.

Here are some free resources to learn about the different types of spacesuits and how they've evolved over the years.

How to Dress for SpaceExplore 5 iconic spacesuits in 3D.

Interactive Spacesuit Experience: Slideshow describes spacesuit function and design, and includes a "clickable" spacesuit.

Space Exploration Mini-Unit: Seven lessons, with articles and videos, beginning with how to become an astronaut, and culminating in the future of space exploration.

 

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Train Like an Astronaut: Combine learning about the requirements of space exploration with physical fitness. This site offers videos and free activity guides that explain how exercise and proper nutrition help astronauts maintain and improve important aspects of fitness such as physical strength, endurance, speed, flexibility, balance and coordination.

 

 

 

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Literary Devices Used in Two Suspenseful Poems Tags: literary elements literary techniques literary elements of poetry definition of literary elements the highwayman poem the raven poe

Here are two sites to learn more about literary devices used in poetry, such as alliteration, assonance, internal rhyme, metaphor and simile, and personification. The sites are interactive, so you can move the mouse over highlighted words to see what devices are being employed. Try it out with these two classic poems: 

You may also like: Poetry and Poetic Devices

 

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