Week of January 8, 2006

Savvy Solutions

Expand your knowledge and understanding of math concepts with Go Math at www.gomath.com. Algebra Solutions is the place to practice your skills with worksheets and to find quick reviews and solutions to your math problems. Get down with the Geometry calculator in Geometry Solutions. If you are in a hurry, stop by Formula-To-Go where formulas and charts are provided for curious minds. Are you looking for a challenge? Visit Math Games to flex your mental muscle. Once you visit this site, you will cheer “Go Math”! (This site is no longer available.)

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

In which section can the Eggs of Time be found?

Auto-Graph
Virtual Physics
Math Games

 

Which word means to make a change or alter greatly?

Transmogrify
Phenology
Transology

 

What
is a
group of
bats called?
family
herd
colony

 

 

Underground Adventure

Worm your way through the Underground Adventure at http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/underground adventure, where there is more to soil than meets the eye. From earwigs to earthworms, the infinite number of fascinating creatures living underground will astound you. Become half an inch tall and Take a Virtual Tour. You will discover the world through the eyes of a critter. Test your knowledge with a Critter Quiz and walk away with a mind full of amazing bug details. Getting dirty was never so much fun.


Bring on the Bats

Step into the cave of Bats4kids at http://members.aol.com/bats4kids to learn about the 925 species of bats living all around the world. Stretch your wingspan of knowledge with The Big 9 Bat Facts! Did you know bats help humans by eating mosquitoes that can spread disease? You can even build a bat house in your own backyard. Go batty and take a Bat Quiz to find out how much you really know about these mysterious flying mammals. Befriend these endangered creatures of the dark by shielding them with your newfound knowledge. (This site is no longer available.)

 

How do you resolve fights with your friends?

 

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: I need help researching on the Web?Lynn, Cedar City, Utah


Dear Lynn: The World Wide Web can be overwhelming when you are trying to find information. Hundreds of sites show up when you search for one topic, and it can be a time-consuming process to sort through them all. To learn how to narrow your search and to find out more about searching the Web, visit http://kids.yahoo.com. I hope this helps!

Dear Amy: Some of my middle school students are interested in learning about animation; do you know of any Web sites to help us out? — Dee, Meadville, Pa.

Dear Dee: There are several animation sites available on the Internet. You can visit Pixar, an animation company, at www.pixar.com/ to learn all about the animation process it uses to make films. More information can be found at www.pbs.org/itvs/
animateddogs/animation.html
, where animator Paul Fierlinger allows you to experience the animation process for yourself. Make sure to review the history of animation to find out how entertainment continues to thrive.


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