||Watch White Socks Only – Grandma tells the story about her first trip alone into town during the days when segregation still existed in Mississippi.|
The XXII Winter Olympic Games take place February 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Below you will find websites and books to help you enjoy and follow all of the details, from countries to athletes to records.
- 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi, Russia
- 2014 Schedule and Results
- Winter Olympic Teams – Pick a Country & Learn its Olympic History & Meet the Athletes
- Olympic Museum
- Perseus Project: The Ancient Olympics
- Fact Monster: Olympics
- Scholastic: Research Starter – The Olympic Games
- List of Olympic Sports
- World Atlas: List of Host Cities
- International Olympic Committee
- United States Olympic Team
- Special Olympics
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Olympic Game Artifacts
- NBC Learn: Science of the Winter Olympic Games
Learn About the Olympics:
Winter Olympic Sports:
Olympic Chapter Books:
One day when Nelson Mandela was nine years old, his father died and he was sent from his village to a school far away from home, to another part of South Africa. In Johannesburg, the country’s capital, Mandela saw fellow Africans who were poor and powerless. He decided then that he would work to protect them. When the government began to keep people apart based on the color of their skin, Mandela spoke out against the law and vowed to fight hard in order to make his country a place that belonged to all South Africans.
In this book, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy’s determination to change South Africa and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for people of all colors. Readers will be inspired by Mandela’s triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world.
- Time for Kids: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
- BBC Primary History: Nelson Mandela
- The National Cathedral: Remembering Nelson Mandela
- Video: Tribute to Nelson Mandela From Children Around World | Video – ABC News
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DNA is found in the nucleus of cells. Our bodies are made of cells. Each person has a particular DNA in the nucleus of their cells. If you can get a sample of a person’s cells, like a hair or a drop of blood, you can see what their DNA looks like in a lab. A suspect’s DNA can be compared to DNA found at a crime scene.
In the game csi: Squeak Sneak, Fetch’s squeaky toy is missing. Look at the crime scene and collect evidence. Use DNA to finger the real culprit.
Now watch the Dragonfly TV Forensic Whodunnit Video: The Cake Caper. Somebody has tampered with a birthday party table. The investigators find fiber, saliva and fingerprint evidence at the crime scene, so they gather fiber, saliva and fingerprint samples from everyone they think is a suspect. Watch them analyze the evidence using a forensics lab to help solve the mystery.
Want to know more about DNA and DNA Evidence? Try these books:
- The solar system is in orbit around the center of the Milky Way.
- We’re mov¬ing at about 483,000 miles an hour.
- The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” uses every letter in the alphabet.
- A ladybug in flight beats its wings up to 85 times per second.
Find facts and trivia about nature, sports, human oddities and more in these books that will make you believe it…or not!
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