Week of June 4 , 2006

Story Stars

Become a stellar storyteller with The Kids’ Storytelling Club at www.storycraft.com /files/welcome.htm. This site encourages you to practice your storytelling skills with new topics every month. Create your own story with helpful tips from Club Activities. Props can enhance the telling of stories, and in Storytelling Crafts you will find detailed instructions on making a prop to use when telling this month's featured tale. The tips you find here will make your stories unforgettable. Take a bow!

Nominate a cool Web site at http://www.4Kids.org/nominations/


Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

When was Storycraft born?

July 15, 1993
June 19, 1995
January 15, 1995

 

How many acres did Copan cover?

29
19
9

 

What is another name for igneous rock?
marbled rocks
water rocks
fire rocks

 

Mighty Fall

Investigate the precarious lives of past peoples when you inspect Collapse at www.learner.org/interactives/
collapse
. Research four ancient civilizations and learn about the disasters and diseases that may have caused them to disappear. Could it happen again? Join scientists as they search for clues in the ruins of Copan, and record your findings in an online journal. Archaeologists act as detectives when they sift through ancient garbage. Dig out the facts for yourself with experiments in "garbage-ology," and interpret the past.


Rock On

Rock collecting is a ton of fun when you join Rocky, The Rock Hound at www.fi.edu/fellows/
fellow1/oct98/index2.html
. Rock Hound Collection Safety gets you off to a good start when you learn how to gather great rock specimens in a safe way. Discover how rocks are created and become a rock expert as you learn about the Earth's treasures. Rocky helps you dig for more facts with Web site tips and suggestions to maximize your learning experience. Once you are a full-fledged rock authority, you will be rock solid.


Do you think you should get paid for house chores?

 

Speak Out Here!

Global Efforts

A group of people I know recently went to Antarctica to study the depth of ice sheets, their density and the level of sea rise. They studied these elements to gather research about global warming.

When they shared their insights about our Earth’s future, I found out things that I had not considered before. For example, if the world’s temperature increases just a few degrees and melts glaciers, the sea level rises and it could have a severe impact many years down the road. This could affect people living on the coast and growing crops close to the sea.

Many of our everyday activities, such as driving and using electricity, affect global warming. It may sound scary, but there are ways to improve our habits and make small changes so we can see improvements. For example, instead of driving alone we could car pool, ride bicycles or use the public transit system.

To find out more on how you can help check out http://wwf.panda.
org/about_our_earth/aboutcc/problems
.

—Amy

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