Week of November 26 , 2006

Poodles to Persians

Dogs, cats and reptiles may be fun pets, but they are a
responsibility as well. Brush up on your pet ownership skills when you visit All About Animals at www.fda.gov/oc/
opacom/kids/html/
pets.htm
. Click on Reptile Rage for reptile rules and facts on salmonella. If you are trying to convince your parents that you are ready for a dog, take the dog quiz and find out what you need to know. Cat Care will help you decide what to feed your cat and what dangerous items to keep out of their claws. Most important, every pet needs a lot of love and a good home. (This site is no longer available.)

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What is the most popular reptile pet?

iguana
turtle
leaping lizard

 

Approximately how many chemical explosive scents can FBI dogs detect?

17,000
19,000
18,000

 

What does ”testudo”
mean?
bear
tortoise
test

 

 

Dig the Dog

Welcome to the FBI's site on working dogs at www.fbi.gov/kids/
dogs/doghome.htm
. where you will meet Fremont, the newest FBI working dog. People with physical disabilities get help from service dogs like Fremont, who can be trained to open doors and even help their owners undress if necessary. Sniff out Axel, a narcotics detection dog, and see how he uses scent to his advantage. Search and rescue dogs help during disasters, while chemical explosive dogs can prevent tragedies. Get to know these special fuzzy friends.


Roaming Romans

Travel back in time to when Rome conquered Britain at www.bbc.co.uk/
schools/primaryhistory/romans
. Discover what times were like before the Roman invasions and why the Romans made attempts to gain so many territories. Arm yourself with Roman soldier knowledge when you learn what weapons they had and how they used them to conquer their enemies. Roman families and children stayed at home during conquests, but their lives weren't easy. Learn all about their religion and myths, then browse through Roman Remains to see how they changed the world.


What actions do you think schools should take to prevent fights?

 

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: How do different types of cameras work? - Sharsta, Bendigo, Australia

Dear Sharsta: There are a few different kinds of cameras, but all are made using the same basic principles. You can learn about the parts of a camera and how they work at http://library.thinkquest.
org/28146/function.html
. Another great way to learn about cameras is by making your own. Check out http://users.rcn.com/stewoody for step-by-step instructions to build a pinhole camera using an oatmeal box and other inexpensive materials.

Dear Amy: What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? - Drew, Boulder, Colo.

Dear Drew: Alligators and crocodiles look so similar it can be hard to tell the difference. There are a few ways to tell them apart such as the shape of the animal's jaw and teeth. Some species of crocodile can grow much larger than alligators. The saltwater crocodile can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and can grow up to 20 feet long! For more information on crocodiles and alligators, visit www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-crocodile.html.


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