Week of February 17, 2002

Living Colour

Who painted the Web in Living Colour? The Australian Museum at www.amonline.net.au/colour did. Red, green and blue are the colors of the visible spectrum. When you see the color of an object, you actually see the light that is being reflected off that object. Seeing Colour shows how different colors reflect and absorb light. Your artistic talents will come in handy while Making Colour and viewing different color combinations. You can also check out some cool animals that are experts at Using Colour to conceal themselves or find a mate. (This site is no longer available.)

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Through what process do some animals create their own light?

photosynthesis
radiation
bioluminescence

 

How many farms are in the USA?

1 million
1.5 million
more than 2 million

 

What type of architecture is Frank Lloyd Wright known for pioneering?
inconstant architecture
organic architecture
unified architecture

 

 

 

Hug a Farmer If You Ate Today

It's time to harvest knowledge about conservation and agriculture with the U.S. Department of Agriculture at www.usda.gov/news/usdakids. To find out what agriculture is all about, brush up on your Facts About Agriculture. Woodsy Owl reminds you to "Give a hoot. Don't pollute." If you're interested in Gardening, you'll dig the tips about how to produce healthy plants and soil. Follow the Backyard Conservation rules and help protect our Earth. (This site is no longer available.)


Legendary Frank Lloyd Wright

The life and work of master architect Frank Lloyd Wright are on display, courtesy of master filmmaker Ken Burns at www.pbs.org/flw. Take an in-depth look at Wright's greatest works, including the Guggenheim museum in New York. Both original drawings and current photos of Wright's works are available. The Locator function shows images and maps of Wright's structures nearest to your ZIP code. You can view Realvideo clips from Burns' documentary. Be sure to visit this tribute to a legendary architect.


Should movie theaters show commercials before the previews?

 

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Writers' Corner

During the three years that I have worked with www.4Kids.org, I have learned the importance of writing meaningful content and using accurate punctuation and grammar. Now that I am in college, the importance of my ability to write seems to have grown, and I am glad to have resources at my fingertips to help me continue to grow as a writer. Here are four sites that can help you learn and grow as a writer as well.

Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
http://members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/essay/intro.html

How to Write a Book Review!
www.pwcs.edu/pattie/admin/howtodoabookreview.htm

Guide to Grammar and Writing
http://ccc.commnet.edu/grammar

General Strategies for Editing and Proofreading
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/genproofed.html

(The second and third sites are no longer available.)


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