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BBC Space – Explore the planets, black holes, stars and more

BBC Space – Explore the planets, black holes, stars and more | Year 5 and 6 websites | Scoop.it
Explore space with beautiful pictures and exciting videos that feature space experts such as Brian Cox and Patrick Moore.
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The Children's University of Manchester

The Children's University of Manchester | Year 5 and 6 websites | Scoop.it
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great site for science maths and language. lots of fun activities

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Record Holders

Looking for statistics on the fastest, tallest or longest roller coasters? Find it all and much more with the interactive Roller Coaster Database.
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The Cold War for Kids: Space Race

The Cold War for Kids: Space Race | Year 5 and 6 websites | Scoop.it
Kids learn the history of the Space Race during the Cold War. A race between the United States and the Soviet Union to put a man on the Moon.
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Roller coaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. LaMarcus Adna Thompson obtained a patent regarding roller coasters on January 20, 1885, which were made out of wood, but this patent is considerably later than the "Russian mountains" described below. In essence a specialized railroad system, a roller coaster consists of a track that rises in designed patterns, sometimes with one or more inversions (such as vertical loops) that turn the rider briefly upside down. The track does not necessarily have to be a complete circuit, as shuttle roller coasters exhibit. Most roller coasters have multiple cars in which passengers sit and are restrained.[1] Two or more cars hooked together are called a train. Some roller coasters, notably wild mouse roller coasters, run with single cars.

The oldest roller coasters are believed to have originated from the so-called "Russian Mountains", which were specially constructed hills of ice, located especially around Saint Petersburg.[2] Built in the 17th century, the slides were built to a height of between 70 and 80 feet (24 m), consisted of a 50 degree drop, and were reinforced by wooden supports.

Some historians say the first real roller coaster was built under the orders of Russia's Catherine the Great in the Gardens of Oranienbaum in Saint Petersburg in the year 1784. Other historians believe that the first roller coaster was built by the French. The Les Montagnes Russes à Belleville (The Russian Mountains of Belleville) constructed in Paris in 1817 and the Promenades Aeriennes both featured wheeled cars securely locked to the track, guide rails to keep them on course, and higher speeds.[3]

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Brochure Order, Latest Guides to Regions & Activities in Wales, Visit Wales

Brochure Order, Latest Guides to Regions & Activities in Wales, Visit Wales | Year 5 and 6 websites | Scoop.it
Brochure guides to the many regions and activities in Wales. Order brochures online from Visit Wales.
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Good site for Wales research information and structure of brochure

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