Week of January 16, 2005

Kingdom Animalia

Hear the call of the wild at http://animaldiversity. ummz.umich.edu/site where animals rule the kingdom. Animal Diversity Web teaches you about many different species of animals using pictures and sounds. You can select any of the categories of animals to learn about their biological make-up, habits and habitats. Special Topics has information on cool subjects like Spinning Skulls, Mammal Anatomy and Frog Calls. About Animal Names teaches you the scientific names of animals. In no time at all, you’ll become an expert in animal classification.

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What is another name for Kingdom Animalia?

Metazoa
Protozoa
Zoazoa

 

If you were to drive from the Sun to Mercury, how many years would it take?

57 years
5.7 years
57 months

 

How long should it take you to wash your hands?
Long enough to sing "Happy Birthday" twice
5 minutes
3 seconds

 

 

Mapping the Stars

With Astronomy for Kids at www.dustbunny.com/afk, explore everything the universe has to offer from the comfort of your own home. Whether or not you have a telescope, Sky Maps will show you what can be viewed in this month's sky. If you are not an astronomy expert, Beginners is where to start. From Orion to The Big Dipper, stars draw pictures in the sky. Read about these and others in Constellations. You can even send someone you know an out-of-this-world electronic postcard with actual images taken from space. (This site is no longer available.)


Healthy Bytes of Information

Healthy information is available to you from The U.S. Food and Drug Administration at www.fda.gov/oc/ opacom/kids/default.htm. So dish up a spoonful of Facts About FDA Investigators and get a taste of what they are on the lookout for. Complete the Food Safety Quiz for Kids to learn about food poison prevention. Yorick, the bionic skeleton, will introduce you to the ways mechanical body parts help perform normal, everyday tasks. When you find out What To Do About Flu, you won't forget to wash your hands before your next meal. (This site is no longer available.)


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Scintillating Science

Science is alive and well in everything we do. Whether you like cooking in the kitchen, painting in the parlor or mixing chemicals in the camera room, understanding science will help you in all your hobbies. Science isn’t just about test tubes and rocketships. It’s an exciting exploration of the wonderful world around you, from the smallest grains of sands on the beach to the largest and most volatile of volcanoes. Enjoy this fascinating selection of general science Web sites.

Sci4KIDS
www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids

The Lab
www.abc.net.au/science

Edventures Term Browser
http://discover.edventures.com/functions/termlib.php

Adventures in Science and Technology
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/science (This site is no longer available.)

--Amy

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