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Extremely Cool Issue Date: 09-25-2011

Cool Spots imageExtreme Mammals, www.amnh.org/
, will school you in often overlooked animals. Begin by choosing a mammal, such as the sugar glider or the kangaroo. Each animal is accompanied by a wealth of valuable and sometimes surprising information. For example, did you know that the bat uses sound to find its way around at night and that the platypus lays eggs? The kangaroo's capabilities are sure to raise a few eyebrows, too. See what new discoveries you can make today.

Visit: www.amnh.org/exhibitions/extrememammals/extreme-mammals
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Neigh! Issue Date: 01-16-2011

Cool Spots imageA horse is a horse, of course, of course, and the Museum of Natural History’s The Horse, www.amnh.org/explore/ology/horse, will put you in touch will all things equine. The Biology of the Horse is full of fascinating facts about this magnificent mammal. Did you know a horse's ears turn toward sound or that its eyes overlap for 3-D vision? Be sure to browse through the Beautiful Breeds and their many coat colors, body types and measurements. From great skeletal shots to suggestions for further reading, this site will give you new admiration for the humble horse.

Visit: www.amnh.org/explore/ology/horse
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A Reality Show With Antlers Issue Date: 12-13-2009

Cool Spots imageStep into the shoes, or should we say hooves, of the wild and wonderful elk at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, My Life as an Elk, www.wildlifeart.org/Learn/Games/ElkStory. First choose your gender and then decide on a name. Bam! You have turned into a young elk! Next you will live through an entire year, experiencing all the challenges nature has to offer a creature such as yourself. From your very first day on Earth to the beginning of your adult life, this story will give you a new appreciation for the strength of the elk.

Visit: www.wildlifeart.org/Learn/Games/ElkStory
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Bat Your Wings Issue Date: 11-15-2009

Cool Spots imageVenture into the dark unknown with Soar With Bats: Night Fliers of the Skies, http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/
. Start at Level 1, and move up to Level 2 as your bat expertise grows. Maybe you will end up with Dr. Nancy Simmons looking at how these mammals have adapted to their environments over time. You might also discover how different diets affect how bats look. No matter which level you begin with, check out the helpful vocabulary sections that will have you speaking like an expert in no time!

Visit: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/bats
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Squirrel Spying Issue Date: 09-27-2009

Cool Spots imageNo matter where you live in the United States, odds are that squirrels are running around your town. Project Squirrel, www.projectsquirrel.org, encourages you to monitor these furry friends and submit regular reports so that ecologists can use squirrels to make environmental predictions. Click on the green bar to become a citizen scientist and record your observations about squirrels who live in an area near you. Make sure to share this site with teachers and friends at school, so more people can get in on the action!

Visit: www.projectsquirrel.org
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