Week of June 05, 2005

For a Cause

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. At www.peacecorps.gov/kids, you can catch a glimpse of the global view inspired by the Peace Corps. Volunteering for the Peace Corps is a major commitment. Learn its history and goals as well as duties of the volunteers in What Is the Peace Corps. You don't have to be in the Peace Corps to be a volunteer. Make a Difference shows you ways you can get involved in your own community. Pack Your Bags contains a tricky game to test your knowledge of the corps and different cultures you'll encounter on your journey. You'd better get packing!

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Which U.S. president had the idea for the Peace Corps?

Clinton
Kennedy
Jefferson

 

How much hazardous waste do Americans generate in a year?

400,000 tons
40 million tons
4 million tons

 

In what year was Ludwig van Beethoven born?
1770
1707
1077

 

 

Did You Ever Wonder?

Pamper your inquisitive nature by visiting Did You Ever Wonder? at www.lbl.gov/
wonder
. Quench your curiosity as you discover the answers to interesting scientific questions from the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory scientists. Have you ever wondered How to Catch and Measure Subatomic Ghosts? Kevin Lesko, a physicist who leads the Neutrino Astrophysics Group, provides that information and more. Do the digits of pi look random to you? They should, and David Bailey explains the reasoning in Why the Digits of Pi Look Random. Take your curiosity to a whole new level.


In Harmony

Polish up your musical instrument and head on over to Play Music at www.playmusic.org. There you can Meet Gary, an executive director of the Berkeley Symphony. To learn more about musical instruments, Take a Seat in the Orchestra. FAQ's Get Answered can help you find any other information you might need. If you still have questions, Find an Orchestra or a Teacher to answer them. But before you start directing your own orchestra, Meet Catherine, a Viola Player and Meet Julia, a Young Composer. Then march to a different beat and Try Writing Your Own Music. (This site is no longer available.)


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Summer Adventures

As much as I love the summertime, I always seem to find myself searching for something to do with my days. Without school, I have a lot of free time on my hands and can sometimes find myself getting a little bored. This year, to keep myself busy, I'm thinking about becoming a counselor at a summer camp not far from where I live. Meeting new friends and visiting new places sounds like a blast!

There are many kinds of camps all over the world to choose from. Some of them are camps where you just spend the day, while you can stay at others for weeks at a time, bunking with kids your own age. Some camps specialize in developing particular skills, such as rock climbing camps where you can be as adventurous as you dare. Whether you like theater or technology, dance or literature, there is probably a camp that will suit your interests. You may even discover new interests.

Finding the perfect summer camp for you can take some research. You might try visiting www.mysummercamps.com, a directory of tons of summer camps all over the world. Challenge yourself and explore beyond your own boundaries this summer.

—Amy

 


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