Week of August 13 , 2006

Blast Off

Soar high into the atmosphere with NASA at www.nasa.gov/audience
/forstudents/k-4
. Are you ready for a challenge? Kid earthlings are encouraged to play games testing word knowledge and memory skills. Watch a slide show on the star that is our sun or print out posters on flight at Art and Stories. Feeling creative? Activities is the space spot for you to create “out of this world” edible spacecraft or build your own rocket model. Before you land back on Earth, get in on more fun and adventure at the Kids’ Club.

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

What does NASA stand for?

Nautical Astronauts System America
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics Special Administration

 

What is the world's largest animal?

Blue Whale
Gorilla
Elephant

 

How many days does a newborn Hopi baby spend indoors?
9
10
19

 

 

Get the Facts, Jack!

World Almanac for Kids has the answers you are looking for at www.worldalmanacforkids.com. Fill your head with facts on populations, animals or even international sports. Amaze your friends and teachers with tons of cool information when you get smart in Explore. Have some fun while you research by playing cool matching and word games in Game Center. Trivia tests will blow your mind in Quizzes, and if you are chosen as a winner, you will take home a prize!


Harvesting Hopi

Get to know the Hopi American Indians when you discover The Hopi of the Southwest at www.carnegiemnh.org/exhibits/
north-south-east-west/hopi
. Celebrate Weddings and brush up on the roles of the Hopi bride and groom. Learn what crop is important for the marriage ceremony. Click on Children to learn lessons from frightening giants and see how Hopi kids are taught their place in society. You can dig up information on farming practices in Corn and see how important Water is to the Hopi community. This Enduring People will teach you a thing or two. (This site is no longer available.)


What is your favorite CD?

 

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What is a browser? — Gangesh, India

Dear Gangesh: A browser is a software program used to view and navigate the World Wide Web and other Internet resources. Common browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Navigator. You can find kid’s browsers at http://kidrocket.org

Dear Amy: Can you tell me a Web site with trumpet music for kids? — Dee, Ayrshire, Scotland

Dear Dee: Good for you for playing the trumpet. The more you practice, the better you will be. You can find sheet music for the trumpet at www.dailypost.com/~wls/schsong/music/sch.song.
trumpet.html
. Hear some sweet sounds at www.bflatmusic.com/
soundfiles.html
. Good luck and have fun! (The first site is no longer available.)


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