Week of September 18, 2005

Periodic Table

Bond with chemistry using the Periodic Table of the Elements at http://periodic.
lanl.gov
. For a definition of this essential scientific reference, go to What Is the Periodic Table of Elements? Chemistry in a Nutshell dissects the construction of an atom, which includes the nucleus, electrons and chemical bonds. How to Use the Periodic Table provides specific instructions for reading and understanding the atomic number, symbol and mass. Elements With Their Symbol and Atomic Number provides a quick alphabetical reference. Charge up and use this valuable resource.

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

Which element has the symbol AU?

Aluminum
Silver
Gold

 

When did Ben
Franklin sign
the Declaration
of
Independence?

Aug 2, 1776
July 4, 1776
Dec 25, 1789

 

In what kind of painting are objects not recognizable?
surreal
abstract
water color

 

 

Electrifying Citizen

Known widely for his kite experiments with electricity, Benjamin Franklin was also influential in the formation of our government. Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids at http://bensguide.gpo.gov is a great place to learn about the U.S. government and Benjamin Franklin. The site offers information organized by grade levels to teach how the government works. Each area provides quick facts as well as in-depth information. In Games and Activities, play Place the State and Ben's Lost. Visit this site and carry out your civic duties.


Let the Art Games Begin

Let your artistic side run wild with Albright-Knox Art Games at www.kids.albrightknox.org/
index_launched.html
, an interactive Web site about art and artists. Let Artie assist you in your art adventures. Welcome to Artie’s House where nothing is off limits. Every object in Artie’s house has something fun waiting for you. Open the cabinet and learn how artists use color. You are the artist in Your Own Studio, where you can splatter paint or create sculptures. In Games Gallery, play Mysterious Portraits, Mystery Players and Music and Literature. This site is a masterpiece.


How do you handle bullies in school?

 

Speak Out Here!

Globetrotting

Study your geography and learn about different cultures by checking out these sites about the seven continents. See maps of the different countries, learn about governments and find out about unique holidays and the lifestyles of other cultures.

Our World
www.gokidding.com/learnworldnew.htm

Adventures in South America
www.fluid7.demon.co.uk/adventures/home.htm


European Vacation
www.stlpark.k12.mn.us/jh/research/dep_soc_studies/projects/
michail_t


Asia
www.ri.net/schools/Central_Falls/v/218/asia.html

Australia for Kids
www2.lhric.org/pocantico/australia/australia.htm

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

--Amy

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