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Think before you post

Before you write a comment and post it, don't forget to think. You may want to use WORD to write and edit your comment. If you do so, you will have a chance to re-read your comment before you copy and paste it to the blog. This will give you the opportunity to think again about what you have just written before you actually post it. I also suggest you preview your comment before you publish it.
Think before you post.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ilan Ramon - The First Israeli Astronaut

Learn more about Ilan Ramon.

Space Exploration - Check these links

NASA - Home
News, links, mission schedules, and NASA for kids.

NASA - NASA Kids' Club
The recent flyby of Mercury by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has given scientists an entirely new look at a planet once thought to have characteristics ...

News and features about NASA research, aimed at the general public. Includes sections on astronomy, space science, beyond rocketry, living in space, ...

NASA Human Space Flight
Coverage of current Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions. Also includes links to past space flights, Mars exploration, ...

NASA World Wind
NASA thanks Sun Microsystems for their support in the development of World Wind Java. This generous support has led to the very artful and exemplary use of ...

NASA's Visible Earth
NASA's Visible Earth catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Risk - Anaïs Nin

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain
tight in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.

Anaïs Nin

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On taking risks

"Part of the process of change is to work to share who we really are as men. We live in a society where, for men, being tough, in control and competitive (by definition, against others and other gender stereotypes are qualities that are rewarded in when we work and play.)

The expression, "men have a lot of buddies, but no real friends," can be a place to start. We need to be open and honest about...yes....about how we feel.

How do our experiences affect our lives?
What are our hopes, fears, doubts and joys regarding our relationships,parents, school, work etc.?
Share your point of view with us.

Risk Taking Ladies

Read and review the poem (click here).
Do you agree or disagree with what is said? Explain and comment.

Dealing with peer pressure

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Adolescent Risk-Taking

Do you feel pressured to make risky choices by friends?
Do you rush into decisions?
Do you think it is uncool to try things in a safe manner?
Are dangerous risks more exciting? Do they feel more like you?
Do you make dangerous choices to show others?
Does it feel as though it's happening "in a dream" when you make dangerous choices?