Women’s Suffrage – Research Resource

Women’s Suffrage in the United States

Suffragists Parade Down 5th Ave., 1917

The Fight for Women’s Rights
Articles and videos about the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Wikipedia: Women’s Suffrage in the United States
Wikipedia offers a general overview of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

National Women’s History Museum: Women’s Suffrage

A long list of the women involved in the movement.

Teaching with Documents: Women’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

Resolution proposing amendment, petitions and more. 

Our Documents: 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: 
Women’s Right to Vote
See a copy of the original document.

Some Well Known Suffragists and Quick Resources:

Lucy Stone
Susan B. Anthony

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Alice Paul

Lucretia Mott

Victoria Woodhull
The first woman to run for president of the United States: 
Learning resources on Fran’s World of Discovery

Research Questions for Women’s Suffrage in the United States

  • Who were the women that fought for women’s rights?
  • Who were the men involved in helping women gain their right to vote?
  • What Women’s Rights Activist is featured on a U.S. coin?
  • Who was against the Women’s Suffrage Movement? Why?
  • What state was the first to allow women the right to vote before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920?

Schoolhouse Rock: Women’s Suffrage Movement

Women’s Suffrage Around the World

What was the first country to allow women the right to vote?

History of Women’s Suffrage
Information about suffrage movement around the world, includes an interactive map.

Women’s Suffrage Activities
History of Women’s Suffrage, The Right to Vote, Effie Hobby’s Story

Find out when each country gave women the right to vote 

Women’s Suffrage Footage: London City Streets and Other Places

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Bat Resource Page

Golden Crowned Fruit Bat
General Information About Bats

Bat Conservation International 
 Learn about bats

Enchanted Learning: Bats 
 Info about bats for young children.

How Bats Work 
 Learn how bats use echo location, their wings and more on How Stuff Works

Defenders: Bats 
 Quick fact sheet about bats

NWF: Night Friends – Bats of the Americas
On-line Activity Guide as a PDF

Wikipedia: List of Bat Species 
 A long list of bat species
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Fruit bat conservation & adopt-a-bat program

US Fish and Wildlife Service: Bats 
 White-nose Syndrome and Bats are Cool, US

Wikipedia: Bats

Earthlife: Bat Anatomy
Labeled bat skeleton.

EEK! Bats – Creatures of the Night
Find out a little about bats: What their name means, facts and information.

Bat Themes Units – Learning Across the Curriculum

Enchanted Learning: Bat Theme 

 Bat Theme, info, printouts, craft ideas.
Kidszone: Bats
Printable and online activities, information and slide show.

Homeschool Share: Stellaluna 
Lapbook and Unit Study.

Homeschool Share: Nocturnal Animals
Lapbook and Unit Study.

First School: Bat Theme Preschool Activities and Crafts
Letter ‘B’ printable page, link to facts and images, link to an online version of Stellaluna, bat coloring pages and bat crafts.

Bat Crafts and Activities

Fran’s World of Discovery: Bats 

2 Sound games.

Difficult Origami Bat  

PDF illustrated instructions.

DLTK: Bats

Bat crafts, activities, coloring pages, puzzle sheets.

Origami Bat 
 Written and illustrated directions for a different bat. Downloadable PDF.

Origami Bat Video

Watch and learn how to make an easy origami bat.

Bat Paper
Printable paper with lines and a bat boarder.

Activity Village: Bat Crafts
Bat costume, bat felt toy, fuse bead pattern, Halloween moon, Halloween mobile and more.

University of Florida: Bat Cam
View of the exterior bat house.

Wild Watch Cams: Big Brown Bats

Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife offers a cam that can be refreshed every 10 seconds and can be watched for 15 minutes at a time.

Bat Videos

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Did you know…

A mummified frog was discovered in a flint geode in 1899!

Activity: Make your own “geode”

It may take thousands of years for a real geode to form, but with this activity you will have crystals growing in just a few days!

The following sites will explain how to grow your own crystal “geodes”:

Crystal Geode Project
Make a crystal geode with alum, hot water, clean egg shells or plaster of Paris, and food coloring

Make your own Geode Egg
Make a geode with borax, hot water, clean egg shells, and food coloring

We made a variety of “geodes” using sugar, salt or alum and poured each solution into clean egg shells.

Here are the results of our experiment:

Picture 1: Salt “geode”

Picture 1 We added green food coloring (made with blue and yellow food coloring) to a salt solution and poured it into a clean egg shell.
As you can see the colors separated! It was very interesting to watch. We allowed the solution to evaporate on its own which took a couple of weeks. 

Picture 2: Alum
Picture 3: Alum


Pictures 2 and 3 This solution was made with alum, a pickling spice, and it made crystals that look like a hexagon. Each one took a couple of weeks to become what you see.
Picture 4: Sugar

Picture 4 This solution was made with sugar and blue food coloring. Our solution was very saturated and as the water evaporated, it looked like a thick tar-like syrup! 

Note: Results may vary.

Tip: Be sure to make a super-saturated solution so that your crystals will grow.

Question of the day:

How does a geode form?

Learn more:

Rock Frogs
Find out how a frog winds up inside a rock!

About: Geology
Offers information about rocks, minerals, geology basics, maps, quakes, earthquakes, landforms and more.

Wikipedia: Geode
Learn how geodes are formed, coloration, and where they can be found.

United States Geological Survey: Research and monitoring, news, and much more.

News and Information About Geology and Earth Science

An international initiative of the geological surveys of the world.

OneGeology – Kids
Find out what geology is, learn about geological maps, rocks and minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more, with cute little character icons to guide the way.

Rocks for Kids: Geode
Gallery of geode pictures and facts.

Fossils – Facts – and – Finds
According to the site, they offer inspiration and fun to kids who are interested in rocks. There are teacher’s resources offered such as earth science lesson plans, coloring page
s, activities (puzzles), fossils, and other things.

Geology for Kids
An in-depth online geology textbook written for kids.

Geode Match – Game
Match the geodes before your time runs out!

FranW.com – Rock & Mineral Resources
Long list of rock and mineral resources.

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Pink geode by Fran W.

Glow Worms


Glowworms are insects that can be found in sheltered places such as dense woodlands, caves and grottoes.

Research Questions

How many types of glow worms are there?

How does a glow worm produce light?

What do glow-worms eat?

Are glowworms poisonous?

Where can glow worms be found around the world?

What is the difference between the fire fly (Lampyridae) glow worm and the Arachnocampa luminosa glowworm?

Research Resources

Suzy’s World: Glow-Worms – Site offers a fact sheet about glow-worms.

A-Z Animals: Glow Worms – Where they can be found, diet, classification and history

Wise GeekWhat are Glow Worms? – Learn about their stages of life and how they produce light.

The Lure of Glow Worms – Article about a 2 year glow-worm research project performed in the rainforests, caves and abandoned gold mines of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, Australia.

Wikipedia: Glowworms Find out what types of glowworms there are.

eHow: How Do Glow Worms Produce Light? – Short article that talks about the temperature of their light, how they use it and the chemical reaction it takes to produce the glow.

The UK Glow Worm Survey Home Page –  Information about the glow worms that can be found in the UK. Check out the gallery, a report about glow worms by John Tyler this link will take you to part 1 of the 3 part publication. Scroll to the bottom of each page to link to the next part of the report.

FranW.com: Fireflies  Research resources for learning about fireflies.

Activity Suggestions

FranW.com: Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Putty – Make a fun putty that glows when placed in the light.

The research questions above are based on the questions and things we wanted to know about glow worms. Please feel free to come up with your own set of questions or things you would like to know.

While searching, we found that glow worms was spelled out in a variety of ways: Glow Worms, Glowworms, Glow-worms. You can decide which way best suits your needs because all seem to be correct.

Waitomo.com: Watch a short video of a commercial glowworm cave – 1:17


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The Cathedral in Waitomo Cave photo by Karora