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  1. page Surfer's Gazette edited {surfgazette.pdf}
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  6. page Learning Center 4 edited Learning Center Four: Resources and Extension Activities x-At USA Today//, Jack Williams explains…
    Learning Center Four: Resources and Extension Activities
    x-At USA Today//, Jack Williams explains some basics about air pressure, including a fine little animated graphic that goes into action if you move your cursor over it. For a lot more science, follow his link near the end of the article.@http:www.usatoday.com/weather/tg/whighlow/whighlow.htm‍At USA Today, Jack Williams explains some basics about air pressure, including a fine little animated graphic that goes into action if you move your cursor over it. For a lot more science, follow his link near the end of the article.http://www.usatoday.com/weather/tg/whighlow/whighlow.htm
    x-SurfNetKids.com recommends five Web sites on air pressure:@http://www.surfnetkids.com/air_pressure.htm‍SurfNetKids.com recommends five Web sites on air pressure:http://www.surfnetkids.com/air_pressure.htm
    x-NASA explains how kids can make a real barometer:@http:kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/air_pressure/barometer.htmlA more general introduction to air pressure on the same Web site is fun, especially the "Take a Balloon Ride" feature that demonstrates what happens to a hot air balloon as it rises from sea level to 10,000 meters.@http:kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/air_pressure‍NASA explains how kids can make a real barometer:http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/air_pressure/barometer.htmlA more general introduction to air pressure on the same Web site is fun, especially the "Take a Balloon Ride" feature that demonstrates what happens to a hot air balloon as it rises from sea level to 10,000 meters.http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/air_pressure
    x-NOAA offers a pretty good Web page with links to simple activities even if they do write (at least as this lesson plan goes to press) "common dominator" when they mean "common denominator":@http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/atmos/pressure.htm‍NOAA offers a pretty good Web page with links to simple activities even if they do write (at least as this lesson plan goes to press) "common dominator" when they mean "common denominator":http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/atmos/pressure.htm
    x-PhysicalGeography.net sponsors a more sophisticated page with some nice graphics:@http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7d.html‍PhysicalGeography.net sponsors a more sophisticated page with some nice graphics:http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7d.html
    x-The KidsGeo.com Web site makes an interesting PowerPoint® presentation on the atmosphere available:@http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0081-atmospheric-pressure.php‍The KidsGeo.com Web site makes an interesting PowerPoint® presentation on the atmosphere available:http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0081-atmospheric-pressure.php
    x-Directions for making more advanced barometers from simple materials: @http:www.homelyscientist.com/2006/10/make-your-own-barometer/@http://www.home-weather-stations-guide.com/how-to-make-a-barometer.html@http://www.home-weather-stations-guide.com/make-a-barometer.html@http:www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko/Experiments/ExpHomemadeBarometer.htm‍Directions for making more advanced barometers from simple materials: http://www.homelyscientist.com/2006/10/make-your-own-barometer/http://www.home-weather-stations-guide.com/how-to-make-a-barometer.htmlhttp://www.home-weather-stations-guide.com/make-a-barometer.htmlhttp://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko/Experiments/ExpHomemadeBarometer.htm

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  7. page Tourism, Surfing, Currency For Different Countries edited Tourism, Surfing, Visas, and Currency in Countries With Surf Sites Australia: http://www.austra…

    Tourism, Surfing, Visas, and Currency in Countries With Surf Sites
    Australia: http://www.australia.gov.au/topics/tourism-and-travelSurfing in Australia: http://www.surfingaustralia.com/Getting a visa to visit Australia: http://www.immi.gov.au/visawizard/Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)Current exchange rate: 1 AUD = 0.9221 USD
    France: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/espaces_dedies.php3?id_rubrique=159Surfing in France: http://www.globalsurfers.com/country_details.cfm?land=FranceGetting a visa to visit France: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/france_159/coming-to-france_2045/getting-visa_2046/index.htmlCurrency: Euro (•)Current exchange rate: 1 Euro = 1.4357 USD
    Spain: http://www.spain.info/index.html?l=enSurfing in Spain: http://www.surfing-waves.com/travel/spain.htmGetting a visa to visit Spain: http://www.justlanded.com/english/Spain/Spain-Guide/Visas-Permits/VisasCurrency: Euro (•)Current exchange rate: 1 Euro = 1.4357 USD
    South Africa: http://www.southafrica.net/sat/content/en/us/homeSurfing in South Africa: http://www.wavescape.co.za/Getting a visa to visit South Africa: http://www.services.gov.za/ServicesforForeignNationals/Temporaryresidence/Applicationforavisa.aspx?Language=en-ZACurrency: South African Rand (ZAR)Current exchange rate: 1 ZAR = 0.134749 USD
    Tahiti (French Polynesia): http://www.thetahititraveler.com/default.aspSurfing in Tahiti: http://www.surfing-waves.com/travel/tahiti.htmGetting a visa to visit Tahiti: http://www.thetahititraveler.com/touristinfo/visasreq.aspCurrency: French Pacific Franc (XPF)Current exchange rate: 1 XPF = 0.01205 USD
    Fiji: http://www.fiji.gov.fj/Surfing in Fiji: http://www.fijisurfco.com/Getting a visa to visit Fiji: http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=597:fiji-faqs&catid=81&Itemid=161Currency: Fiji Dollar (FJD)Current exchange rate: 1 FJD = 0.5345 US

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  8. page Learning Center 8 edited Learning Center Eight: Resources and Extension Activities Use your Surf Tsunami vocabulary to m…

    Learning Center Eight: Resources and Extension Activities
    Use your Surf Tsunami vocabulary to make your own crossword, and then trade crosswords with your classmates.http://www.justcrosswords.com/

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  9. page Learning Center 7 edited Learning Center Seven: Resources and Extension Activities United States Search and Rescue Task …

    Learning Center Seven: Resources and Extension Activities
    United States Search and Rescue Task Force explains tsunamis succinctly:http://www.ussartf.org/tsunamis.htm
    The NOVA Web site offers an excellent interactive explanation of the December 26, 2004, tsunami—its creation, force, movement, etcetera:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tsunami/anatomy.html
    The Water Encyclopedia has an online page about tsunamis:http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/St-Ts/Tsunamis.html
    Create your own tsunami in a plastic tub by following the specifications found at this Web site:http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/tsunami/

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  10. page Learning Center 6 edited Learning Center Six: Resources and Extension Activities For kid-friendly explanations of buoyan…

    Learning Center Six: Resources and Extension Activities
    For kid-friendly explanations of buoyancy, density, and displacement accompanied by experiments you can do in class or at home, see this Web page from the Idaho National Laboratory’s Environmental Surveillance, Education and Research Program (link is to a pdf):http://www.stoller-eser.com/nie/PDFs/Buoyancy.pdf
    On PBS’s NOVA Web site, diagrams, animations, and text explain buoyancy:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lasalle/buoybasics.html
    The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center offers an explanation of buoyancy and some ideas for experiments (involving tinfoil hulls) that can be accomplished using simple materials (link is to a pdf):http://www.marinetech.org/downloads/buoyancy.pdf
    For a terrific explanation of the physics of surfing, see these pages from Science Wire, an online site created in cooperation between the Exploratorium and Public Radio International’s The World:http://www.exploratorium.edu/theworld/surfing/physics/index.html
    A little more technical than Science Wire, more physics of surfing can be found on the How Stuff Works Web site:http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/water-sports/surfing4.htm

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