Through Thick and Thin
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The Science Behind It
Heat and the World
- Heat Wave - All you wanted to know about the facts and figures of heat waves. Provides indications of how much is too much, and what to do to avoid and/or treat symptoms of heat disorder.
- Tree Heat Syndrome - How trees are dying in the heat in Georgia. An interesting example
of how heat can be harmful.
- The Arctic Circle - Natural
resources, history and culture; social equity and
environmental justice in the Arctic Circle. There are presentations of textual materials, art,
photographic exhibits, and in the future, sound and
short video recordings
- Solar Energy and Environment - Here's a site to help you make your house warm and snug in the winter
and cooler in the summer using the Sun!
- Ancient Climates - A site describing recent finds about the climates of the past.
- Why are there Ice Ages? - A rather impressive document which describes in detail the processes and examples of making Ice Ages on our world.
- Climatology: Ice ages - More student-oriented page on Ice ages, part of the University of Oregon's Electronic Universe Project.
- Under the Sun by Ellen Kandorian. Dodd, 1987.
- Musicians of the Sun by Gerald McDermott. Simon and Schuster, 1997. How the Wind God must find the four musicians of the Sun to bring life and color to the Earth.
- How the Sun Made a Promise and Kept It: A Canadian Indian Myth by Margery Bernstein. Scribners, 1976.
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- Word Lore - Carl's lessons on exploring words we use in this curriculum, such as where did the word "Sun" come from, or what is the difference between "daylight" and "day"?
Math and Folk Ways
- Magic Squares - Great way of talking about multiplication and the fun of numbers. This should be reserved for the most advanced students.
Seasonal Holidays and Seasonal Lore
- Celebrating the Seasons: Pagan Holidays - Selena Fox's site desribing the Pagan holidays. She also includes some activities you can do on these holidays which are very much like those done by families in the past.
Ice and Heat Lore
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