Week of July 21, 2002

Jurassic Online

Uncover the excitement of the Jurassic Park Institute on the Web at www.jpinstitute.com. Devoted to dinosaur education and entertainment for the whole family, this site offers something for everyone. Open the Dinopedia to find illustrations and captivating history of hundreds of dinosaurs. Dino News will help keep you aware of past, current and upcoming digs, while the Dino Lab provides you with exciting online activities. Finally, Dino Guides features the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology and Dinosaur National Monument. Welcome to Jurassic Park! (This site is no longer available.)

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During the Triassic period, what was the single mass of Earth called?

Ameriasia
Euroasia
Pangaea

 

How fast do sound waves travel in water?

about 3, 315 miles per hour
about 2,250 miles per hour
about 760 miles per hour

 

Which aspirin was first marketed as a headache reliever, and in what year?
1920, Tylenol
1899, Bayer Drug Company
1936, St. Joseph's

 

 

 

Sound Off

One of the five senses, hearing helps us to communicate with the world. Make the connection between science and sound at The Soundry at http://library.thinkquest.
org/19537
. Study the ins and outs of The Ear and be amazed at the process by which sound reaches your brain. Discover how the speed of sound is determined and how the Doppler Effect functions in The Physics of Sound. Then, check out the history of sound on The Timeline. Get the cl -ear facts about sound.


If I Only Had a Brain

As you read this article, your brain is hard at work processing all this information. We call that processing "thinking." But thinking is just one part of The Secret Life of the Brain at www.pbs.org/wnet/brain. Here you can follow the brain's development from baby to adult. The 3-D Brain Anatomy presents the opportunity to peer inside the brain. Learn how technologies such as PET or CAT make Scanning the Brain possible. History of the Brain offers a detailed timeline of our 6,000-year fascination with the brain. Finally, Mind Illusions will challenge you with optical tricks.


How should America address its problems with handgun violence?

 

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Summer Craft Ideas

Even though school is out for the summer, you can still exercise your brain with some fun craft projects. Make birdhouses, soap, dolls, picture frames and much more. Check with an adult before using sharp tools and household supplies. Better yet, get the whole family involved. These sites contain both easy and challenging projects for every age group.

Craft for Kids
www.craftforkids.co.uk

EnchantedLearning.com's Crafts for Kids
www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts

Elmer's Choice
www.elmers.com/idea/categoryFocus.asp?pc=2

Hands On Crafts for Kids
www.crafts4kids.com/projects.htm

—Amy

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


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