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inQuiry Almanack

[ Spotlighting | Minutes from ME | Wired@School | inQuiry Attic | Great Dates ]

March, 1999
volume five, issue three

What do batteries, motors, and light bulbs all have in common? What kind of work is being done with lightning? What turns your television set on? Get charged up about electricity with this month's Spotlight—"It's Electrifying!"

Peek inside the "inQuiry Attic" for a famous "Point...of Invention," Ben Franklin's lightning rod. Find out about his experiments with electricity, and what brought him to devise the rod to protect us from the incredible power of lightning.

Margaret Ennis adds another chapter of "A Pre-Reader's PC Primer" to "Minutes from ME." You'll have the kids "Flipping and Rotating" in no time at all!

The "Wired @ School" teachers have combined forces to present a resource on a topic very specific to the month of March. Robert Owens, Hazel Jobe, and Karen Walkoviak take us on a stroll down "Shamrock Lane." Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a tour of Ireland, a hunt for gold coins, games, postcards, and more.

March brings St. Patrick's Day and Women's History Month. See what you can learn about the holiday and various women's achievements in this month's "Great Dates."


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