Who is Stephen Hawking?



A) He has changed the way we think black holes, the solar system, and the universe

B) A genius (like Einstein and Marie Curie) who is 70 years old.

C) he holds the mathematics “chair” at Cambridge University in England, the same position held by Sir Isaac Newton and Einstein.

D) All of the above

Why is he in a wheelchair?

Hawking has a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as motor neurone disease in the UK and as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the US, that has gradually paralysed him over the decades.[20][21] He now communicates using a single cheek muscle attached to aspeech-generating device.



Learn more by clicking below:

  1. http://www.ducksters.com/biography/scientists/stephen_hawking.p
  2. http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-stephen-hawking/
  3. http://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/famous-scientists/physicists/10-cool-things-stephen-hawking1.htm
  4. Geniuses: http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring04/Artigas/Notable.htm

Mars Needs Explorers! Morse Code



“You don’t have to wait for announcements from NASA to see amazing pictures from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter yourself. You can wander the planet’s plains and mountains, thanks to the orbiter, which scans the planet in extremely high resolution daily, sending home striking postcards. The team that runs the mission’s main camera just posted a fresh batch, and scrolling through them offers a chance to comb over each nook and cranny in the landscape, almost like you were walking through them in person.


Pluto and Europa here we come!

New images of Pluto revealed!


One of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, may support life!



Get your new stamps here!



My 12 Favorite Books / Authors

  1. Jon Scieszka. http://www.theresabook.com/2011/05/author-interview-20-questions-with-jon-scieszka/ http://www.slideshare.net/ps147/author-of-the-month-2015-september
  2. Charles Smith Jr.
  3. Langston Hughes

I also REAAAAALLLY love poems:

Here are some helpful links:

  1. http://paulaoneil.tripod.com/index.html
  2. http://floriancafe.blogspot.com/

Best poems for choral reading:

Become a poem hunter

  1. http://www.poemhunter.com/
  2. http://www.poetry4kids.com/links
  3. http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/find-poems
  4. http://www.inspirational-quotes-and-poems.net/kids-poems.html

Explore the World: Landmarks



Your journey begins here:

Part 1: Statue of Liberty: Why did it turn green?


  1. http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/most_famous_landmarks.htm
  2. http://www.howtallisthestatueofliberty.org/why-is-the-statue-of-liberty-green/
  3. http://www.nyhistory.org/community/when-did-the-statue-of-liberty-turn-green
  4. http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-is-the-statue-of-liberty-green


Part 2:  The Eiffel Tower



  1. https://kidskonnect.com/places/eiffel-tower/
  2. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/eiffeltower.html

Other: https://theadventurousmailbox.com/



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