March 31, 2009


Meet the Author -  Seymour Simon 

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March 9, 2009


 

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March 9, 2009

Are there are Earth-like planets in outer space? The Kepler mission aims to find out. We’re looking for a "Goldilocks" planet—not too hot and not too cold.

 

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March 9, 2009

I’m speaking on Tuesday night, March 17th in Portland, Oregon for The Innovative Northwest Teacher (T.I.N.T.) at the Authors! Authors!  Authors! Series. I’m also looking forward to speaking at several elementary schools in the Portland area. I hope that some of the teachers coming to that event take the opportunity to have their classes view my web and send their comments.

Please be sure to come up after the speech to say "hi" if you’ve signed up to be notified about updates on www.seymourscience.com. 

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February 17, 2009

Julia wandered into the den and saw her friend Chloe playing chess with her dog.

"Amazing!" Julia said. "That must be the smartest dog in the history of the world!"

"He’s not so smart," Chloe responded.  "I’ve beaten him three out of five games so far." 

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February 16, 2009

Recently, Liz Nealon and I have been giving talks and workshops about digital literacy to teacher and librarian groups such as the Wisconsin State Reading Association. This article in the New York Times is written from a librarian’s point of view. I would appreciate feedback. Tell me what you doing or what you would like to do to teach digital literacy in your own class or library.

Email Seymour Simon and tell him what you think and what you’ve been doing in your school about this important topic 

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February 15, 2009

 

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February 13, 2009

 

 Terrible wildfires have swept across Victoria, Australia. There are ongoing efforts to save Koalas and other wildlife. Perhaps your class might think of a community project to earn some money to help to save Australian wildlife. There are links on this video that will tell you where to write for further information.

 

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February 13, 2009

 

 

I was walking down a trail in a swampy area near the shore in a National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia when this poisonous snake, a water moccasin,  crawled out of the grasses on one side of the trail and headed across to the other side. Naturally, I had no objections. Why does a water moccasin cross a trail?

To get to the other side, of course. smile

A water moccasin is also called a cottonmouth or a black moccasin.  It’s called a cottonmouth because it will stand its ground and open its jaws, exposing the white lining of its mouth. Adult water moccasins are large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite,  but their reputation for attacking people without warning is not exactly accurate.

Water moccasins live in the Eastern part of the United States,  usually near slow-moving streams and shallow lakes. They are strong swimmers and will even enter the ocean where they will sometimes swim to nearby islands.

 

 

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February 12, 2009


Contest: Unsung Body Parts

Does the world really need another song about "the heart"? Some body parts are celebrated much more than others in songs. Enough already with the "eyes" don’t you think?! Doesn’t your "spleen" or your "kneecap" deserve a musical tribute? Well, now it’s time to help me create a new collection of songs, poems, raps about less famous, but nevertheless important body parts.

Inspired by my new book The Human Body, I’m starting a rather silly contest! Send in a poem,  audio clip, video file etc of a short song about an "unsung body part."  I’ll post it here, if it tickles my funny bone (hey, there’s an idea for a body part).

The Prize: Winners of the best human body part song get an autographed copy of THE HUMAN BODY.

 

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