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inQuiry Almanack

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January, 1999
volume five, issue one

There is cause for celebration at The Franklin Institute! 1999 marks the 175th year of existence for the most famous science institution in Philadelphia. This month's "Spotlight" features ways for you to join in the celebration all year.

A few months ago, we opened our "inQuiry Attic" to offer a glimpse into at the objects that have been collected during our 175 years. For January, we've highlighted objects from 175 years of weatherwatching.

"The Pre-Reader's PC Primer" also continues in this month's issue of "Minutes from ME." Margaret Ennis shares more of her secrets for using computers with younger children.

The "Wired@School" teachers have more new resources for you.

Tammy Payton presents an intriguing article about empowering student learning via web publishing. She shares her own classroom experiences.

Paulette Dukerich offers the featured earth science resource of the month with a "Basic Oil Primer." You'll be amazed to learn how much her students know about oil.

Michael Lipinski and his students invite you to dig into your pocket and analyze your pennies. Absolutely anyone with a penny can participate.

Finally, "Great Dates" offers a few resources for passing the January days away. You'll find great dates to celebrate and great dates to educate.


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