Week of December 17 , 2006

Ancient Artwork

Roam through dark and damp places when you visit the Cave of Lascaux at www.lascaux.culture.fr/#/en/
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. Duck down for an underground adventure and take a virtual tour through this French wonder. In the Painted Gallery, beautiful artwork adorns the cave's walls, but beware as you travel into the belly of the beast. The Scene of the Dead Man shows many signs of life. Shed some light on the mystery surrounding the first prehistoric lamp and then read up on how the cavemen accessed the walls. Once you have become a Cave of Lascaux expert, test your knowledge with a quiz.

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What is a gour?

a basin of water
a painting
a cave dwelling

 

What types of plants did Barbara McClintock grow?

corn
peas
herbs

 

What is a neuron?
a small brain
a protein
a nerve cell

 

Wonder Women of Science

Promote women's contributions to science when you check out I Was Wondering at www.iwaswondering.org. Meet brilliant female minds in 10 Cool Scientists. Click on the scientist of your choice and listen to Lia's Buzz as she introduces you to experts in all fields and their amazing contributions to scientific discovery. Revisit important moments in history when you jump into the time travel timeline. Get to know 25 famous women and learn about their interests and major lifetime accomplishments Take time to play games where you can create your own robot or explore the planets.


Brain Science

Bountiful brain food can be found when you visit Neuroscience for Kids at http://faculty.washington.edu
/chudler/neurok.html
. Discover the real differences between male and female brains. Ouch! No one likes to be in pain, but did you know pain is essential to prevent you from exposing yourself to further injury? Take a peek into your kitchen cabinet and then read up on how the color of food and drink affects its taste. Then, test your reflexes or sniff out The Senses to learn how people see, hear, smell, taste and touch the world around them. Visit this mental marvel today!


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Roman Numbers

Have you ever noticed a string of letters at the end of a movie or television show? These are actually Roman numerals, which look much different from how we usually write numbers. Most people are used to writing Arabic numerals, the digits 0 to 9. Roman numerals use the characters I, V, X, L, C, D, and M to represent numbers.
For example, 2006 in Roman Numerals would look like this: MMVI.
Roman numerals still have many uses today. You might see a clock or chapters in a book using Roman numerals.Visit these sites for more information on Roman Numerals:

Roman Numeral Converter
www.ivtech.com/roman/index.php

Roman Math
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.roman.html#basics

Arabic Numerals
www.islamicity.com/mosque/ihame/Ref6.htm

(The first site is no longer available.)

—Amy

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