Week of December 4, 2005

Betting the Farm

See how far $2 million lasts when you play the interactive game Bet the Farm at www.cosi.org/onlineExhibits/
farm
. Players practice making decisions while pretending to be Ohio farmers. How to Play explains the specifics. Once you begin, decide what type of crop or livestock you want. Will your farm raise hogs or chickens? Advice Cards pop up providing useful tips and considerations as well as news events that will affect your farm and your account. A lot is at stake, so choose wisely!

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

Where is corn not grown?

France
Antarctica
Japan

 

Which metro was the first to have a corporate design?

London
Glasgow
New York

 

Who is Anne’s best friend?
Dryad
Dianna
Gilbert

 

Metro Moments

Ride the rail with Metro Bits: Some Aspects of the World's Subway Systems at
www.mic-ro.com/metro
. Metros With a View offers glimpses of cityscapes and landmarks around the world. In Metro Arts and Architecture, explore 40 aesthetic underground stations that double as museums, aquariums and more. Most metros have logos or symbols to mark their stations. Check out the Variations of the Letter M and other metro logos of the world. Please stand clear of the doors.


Anne of Green Gables

Meet Anne of Green Gables, a mischievous chatterbox with an active imagination at http://pbskids.org/
anne
. In Avonlea Theater, listen to the theme song and view clips from Anne the Animated Series. A kindred spirit is someone you feel connected to your soul. In Kindred Spirits, meet Anne’s special friends, such as Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. What's On Felix's Mind? Find out in Games, where you can also explore Matthew's Attic. Freebies contains word search puzzles and coloring pages. Don’t forget to send your kindred spirits a message with Dryad’s Postcards. (This site is no longer available.)


What is your favorite school lunch?

 

Speak Out Here!

Brrrraving the Cold

Ihave to admit, I am not a huge fan of the bitter cold winter months. Frigid temperatures,biting winds, chapped lips, colds and icy streets are just not my cup of tea.I do enjoy the snowfall, however, and will bundle up to play outside with mydog.

Sometimes, I find it really hard to get out of my warm bed and dress for schoolknowing that as soon as I open the door the winter air will greet me. Humansjust aren’t meant to endure this type of weather for an extended periodof time. I often wish I could be like a bear and hibernate until March. Wildanimals don't have to go to school, but they don't have the luxury of warmingup inside either.

Many animals hibernate in the winter. Some migrate to a warmer climate in thefall, and others just adapt to the freezing temperatures. Insects even have toplan ahead for the winter. They also have to find food that is buried under snow.Migrate to www.sciencemadesimple.com/animals.html#ANIMALS and find out how yourfavorite animals spend the winter months.

—Amy

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