Archaeologist opens tomb King Tut’s tomb (1923)
On February 16, 1923 after 2 1/2 months of cataloging items found in the first two rooms, Howard Carter picked away at the sealed door at the back of the antechamber and opened the way into the burial chamber. You can learn more about Ancient Egypt by visiting KingTutOne.com, a resource of clip art, Ancient Egyptian timeline, information on 5 major temples of Ancient Egypt, with a special section dedicated to children.
Nylon patented (1937)
On this day in 1937, the synthetic polymer Nylon (generically polyamides) was patented in 1937. Nylon is the most commonly used polymer. It’s strength and durability make it useful in clothing and machine parts.
Celebrating Cardiac Rehabilitation February 13 – 19, 2011
Recommended Daily Resource for Teachers:
National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute page on How the heart works. Animations located lower on the page show heart contraction and blood flow and the hearts electrical system
Daily Activity for Kids:
Mayo Clinic video showing how the heart works. There is also a link on the left for a podcast about the heart-health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids found in some vitamins.