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Inventions Issue Date: 12-27-2015

Cool Spots imageDid you know that the main tool inventors use is their imaginations? The Smithsonian National Museum of American History presents Invention Stories, invention.si.edu/explore/ invention-stories, a look at some of the world’s inventors, both famous and unknown, and their creations. Every new invention starts with an idea. Inventors can create something completely new or improve on a product that already exists. Explore the Inventive Minds Gallery and meet Ralph Baer. His brainchild is something many kids enjoy every day – the video game!

Visit: http://invention.si.edu/explore/invention-stories
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Fossil Findings Issue Date: 09-04-2005

Cool Spots imageDig around the Museum of Paleontology at www.ucmp.berkeley.edu for some fossil fun. Discover the History of Life by viewing several exhibits about phylogeny, geology and evolution. The Paleontology Portal takes you to a fossil gallery, where you can choose a time period to see what life was like. Then, Explore Our Collections and view databases and catalogs, which include images of plants, invertebrates, vertebrates and microfossils. No bones about it, this site rocks.

Visit: www.ucmp.berkeley.edu
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Crazy Craniums Issue Date: 07-17-2005

Cool Spots imageGet inside your head with Skulls, a California Academy of Sciences Web site exhibit, at www.calacademy.
org/exhibits/skulls
. What is a Skull? Associates at the California Academy share their opinions. Structure and Function provides facts and answers to skull questions. Have you ever wondered why animal skulls look so different? In Diversity, check out different skulls and how they have adapted to the environment. Believe it or not, skulls are composed of living tissue and can tell a lot about a creature. In Living Tissue, with Field Associate Raymond Bandar's help, examine a sea lion's skull. Be hard-headed about this site.

Visit: www.calacademy.org/exhibits/skulls
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Under the Sea Issue Date: 11-14-2004

Cool Spots imageChicago's Shedd World Aquarium introduces Shedd Educational Adventures, an interactive aquatic resource for K-12 students and teachers at www.sheddaquarium.org/
sea
. SEA takes you up close and personal with the plants and animals that inhabit the reef of the Philippines. Build-a-Fish allows you to make your own fish and release it into the reef to see if it has the necessary survival skills. Then, with the Environmental Action Program and Reefs at Risk, find out what you and your classmates can do to protect the environment and reefs like this one.

Visit: www.sheddaquarium.org/sea
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Museum of Fluorescence Issue Date: 02-16-2003

Cool Spots imageGlimpse the colorful world of minerals under the lamp at The Thomas S. Warren Museum of Fluorescence, located at http://sterlinghillmining
museum.org
. When certain minerals are placed under ultraviolet light, they fluoresce, producing tantalizingly beautiful and otherworldly results. Read all about this mysterious property in About Fluorescence. Specimen Photos display examples of fluorescence at work. Check out What's Here if you decide to visit the real-life Museum.

Visit: http://sterlinghillminingmuseum.org
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