Grade 4 - Language Arts Enrichment
Mythology Unit
2011-2012

Mythology Topics:

Lightning
Spiders & webs
Fire
Dolphins
Night & Day
Echoes
Gold
Why bats sleep upside down
Constellations (Orion, Castor, Pollux)
Frogs and the noises they make


Here are some websites which you can use to gather information about these natural phenomena

http://www.worldbookonline.com - select KIDS version,
username & password = columbia
If you do not get the information you need in the Kids version, try the Student edition.

http://jeffersonenrichmentpathfinder.pbworks.com/w/page/29826919/Myths
a page created by the former Jefferson School Librarian with links to information on several of the mythology topics

Ask-a-Scientist Archives - contains a list of all questions asked and answered since the service started in 1991. Check here to see if your question has been answered.
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/archive.htm

Bats and Sleep - a page from the Department of Education’s Ask a Scientist site
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/zoo00/zoo00751.htm

How Stuff Works - sponsored by Discover Channel (pages have lots of ads)
http://animals.howstuffworks.com/ - section on animals
http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/question668.htm - about bats
http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/lightning.htm - multiple pages about how lightning works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/astronomy-terms/day-info.htm - Day
http://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/astronomy-terms/night-info.htm - Night

Gold - How gold is formed
http://www.goldelement.info/How-Is-Gold-Formed/How-Is-Gold-Formed.php

What Makes an Echo?
http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/what-makes-an-echo

What is a constellation?
http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/what-is-a-constellation

What is fire?
http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/article?id=ar830838&st=fire (you will need to log in, to view this out-of-school)