Week of January 7, 2007

Brrilliant Weather

The weather outside may be frightful, but the more you learn at http://teacher.
scholastic.com/activities/
wwatch/winter_storms
, the safer you will be! Play fill-in-the-blanks at Winter Storm Words to Know. Create your own inclement weather in Experiments to discover how rain and snowflakes enter our frosty atmosphere. If you need expert knowledge about wind and thunder, check in with Dr. Masters. And journey along the Interactive Timeline to witness the worst winter storms in American history.

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


Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

What is a classic winter storm called?

Blizzard
Nor'easter
Snow Storm

 

Who was the 17th president?

Andrew Jackson
Abraham Lincoln
Richard Nixon

 

How many different kinds of emotions are there?
four
five
six

 

Get Clued In

Harness your brainpower to solve pictoral mysteries by playing Who Is That? at www.funbrain.com/
who
. Photos of U.S. presidents, famous mathematicians and scientists adorn this site. Choose from four different levels of difficulty to determine how many clues you will be given on your quest to indentify well-known figures in American history. Pick your category and level to begin. Pictures pop up alongside important clues that will help you along. A tally of your correct and incorrect answers is kept at the top of the screen. See how many you can get right today!


The Best Medicine

Laugh your way to good health at http://library.thinkquest.org/25500. If you are feeling stressed or a little blue, find out what causes your stress and see how laughter can help put a smile back on your face. A little humor can go a long way. Emotions play a role in how we feel every day because we have negative and positive responses to the world around us. Click on What's So Funny? to find out why we laugh and discover why age and gender make a big difference when it comes to humor. Save some time for Interactive Fun where you will find stress-busting jokes and hilarious photos.


Do you think the military is a good career option? Why or why not?

 

Speak Out Here!

New Year, New Life

The start of a new year always makes me think about change. Last year I grew taller, and I think I also became smarter. I even made new friends and learned fun things like how to solve a sudoku puzzle.

Change and growth are a part of life. Even our country celebrated something special this New Year. U.S. population reached a new milestone at the end of 2006 when the 300 millionth American was born. The last major population milestone was in 1967 when the U.S. population reached 200 million. It was 100 million in 1915. In just under a century, the number of people in the United States has tripled.

As population increases, this means more cars will be on the roads, more kids will enroll in schools and more houses will need to be built.

For other interesting statistics about major population milestones, visit www.factmonster.com/spot/300-million-americans.html.

—Amy

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