Week of January 1, 2006

No Boundaries

Join agricultural scientists as they travel to faraway countries with Science Knows No Boundaries at www.ars.usda.
gov/is/kids/globalscitech
. In Nepal and India, creepy crawly creatures “bug” the scientists into learning more. Adventure off the beaten path with entomologist Raymond Carruthers as he documents the discoveries scientists make while abroad. See the bugs' amazing talents by surfing through Stories Without Boundaries. If these stories strike your fancy, visit Careers to learn about all the disciplines in agricultural science.

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

Where is the EBCL located?

France
India
Australia

 

What are angles that are less than 90 degrees called?

acute
obtuse
right

 

Which worm is not commonly found in dogs?
whipworm
heartworm
circleworm

 

Degrees of Fun

See how you measure up with What's My Angle? at www.madras.fife.sch.uk/maths/
homelearning/Ambleside%20Flash/protractor.swf
. Manipulate protractors to measure angles in this interactive tutorial. Teacher Controls offers 10 angular activities to test yourself on the use of a protractor, such as Make the Angle Game and Up to 180 Degrees in Ones. Guess the obtuse and reflex measurements and gain points for properly using this geometric tool. You would be a square to miss out on this site.


Animal Love

Furry friend facts can be found by researching Animal Doc Com at www.uga.edu/~lam/kids. The doctor is in at A Day in the Life of a Vet, where you are invited to observe a professional's typical day. Meet animals such as Paco the Sicilian donkey, toms turkeys and Highlander the Llama. Paw around Dog Behavior for examples of signals dogs send and what they mean. All of these cool animals are just a click away. Before you leave, check out a “godzillian” links to learn more about the animals you love and interact with online vets. (This site is no longer available.)


How did you celebrate the new year?

 

Speak Out Here!

New Year’s Resolutions

Formany years my mother would have my brother and me write down our New Year's resolutionsand then burn the paper for luck. I remember making resolutions about doing myhomework after school everyday, being nice to my brother and eating my vegetables.As I have grown older and attained more responsibilities, I have specified mygoals for the year. Interestingly, the goals are similar now to what they werewhen I was younger. Work-oriented goals, being a better person and maintainingmy health are resolutions I continue to make.

I also make short-term goals that I aim to achieve throughout the year. For example,in school I have to set a lot of deadlines for myself so I stay on track. Eachtime I succeed, I feel accomplished. Setting goals helps to keep you on schedule,motivated and improving yourself.

This year, vow to make improvements in yourlife, big or small. Start by learning the best way to set goals for any age levelat www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/jankidstips.htm.

—Amy

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