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inQuiry Almanack
volume one, issue two

Now that Spring has officially sprung, nature can get busy with blooming and blossoming. April is a month of rapid changes. If you can, find a tree nearby and watch it change this month. Check it every day to track how much it grows.

In the United States, April 2nd marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Did you know that the daylight savings idea was originally proposed by Benjamin Franklin when he was living in Paris, France?

Twenty-five years ago this month, Americans first set aside a day to honor the environment. A quarter of a century later, we still have environmental problems to solve. Celebrate Earth Day this year on April 22 by planning an event to help keep our planet healthy.

This month, be sure to check out "Caught in The Web." The students of "Midlink" are setting sail on a virtual ocean voyage with the crew of a scientific research vessel. Get onboard online with them and help celebrate the 12th annual National Week of the Ocean, April 16-22. This year's theme is "Exploring and Caring for the Ocean."


Spotlighting...
The April Spotlight falls on April Showers. Is April really the rainiest month? Help us find the rainiest city in the U.S.
Fistful of Favorites
Visit our five favorite online sites. Most are educational, some are whimsical, all are fun.
How Puzzling...
Our high-tech puzzle awaits. Remove the layers to reveal the object of the month.
Caught in The Web
Take a look at an online school that has learned the ways of the web.
Quite Amazing!
You'll be quite amazed as Amy performs some "Quite Amazing" experiments.
Science News
Keep up with the latest science happenings.
What's New?
Don't forget to visit the latest online stuff at The Franklin Institute.


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