Week of September 16, 2007

Knights in Shining Armor

Discover the history of armor around the world when you visit Knights in Central Park at www.metmuseum.
org/explore/knights/home.html
. Click on Timeline of Art History to see what the curator knows about the pieces featured in the museum. Enjoy a virtual tour of the arms and armor galleries as you move from Europe to Asia and see how these works of art were used in battle and everyday life. Suit up for the Joust Challenge where your new knowledge will be tested. Your knight is counting on you.

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

Who is the curator of the Arms and Armor Department?

Stuart Phyrr
Kelley Stuart
Peter Phyrr

 

Who is the biggest polluter in the U.S?

Red Dog Ops
Red Dog Organization
Red Dog Corporation

 

What country provided a kangaroo with an artificial limb?
Italy
France
China

 

 

Dirty is as Dirty Does

Get down and dirty when you click on Scorecard, The Pollution Information Site at www.score
card.org
. Enter your ZIP code to see how polluted your home county is. More Facts on Pollution gives you the 4-1-1 on who the biggest polluters are and what pollutants are the most harmful to the environment. Practice your right to know about pollution and tell the Environmental Protection Agency to keep information about pollution public for a safer, smarter world.


Back from the Brink

Lend some special animals a helping hand when you visit Living on the Brink, http://library.thinkquest.org/
06aug/02242/home.html
. Many different species are facing extinction. Click on Saving Wildlife to see what roles animals play in planetary survival. Read about the many laws that countries are enacting to save endangered animals in Mending Wildlife’s Broken Heart. Put a smile on your face with The Lighter Side of Wildlife, full of cartoons and jokes. Have Your Say solicits thoughts on extinction from kids just like you, so speak out to make the world a better place.


What is your favorite healthy snack?

 

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: Are search engines always going to give the right information? — Karlena, Quantico, Va.

Dear Karlena: Search engines may not always provide the information you are seeking, for a few different reasons. First of all, a lot of information found on the Web may not be accurate. Secondly, the information you are looking for may not be indexed in the search engine you are using, or may not be available online. Lastly, the keywords you are using to search may not best describe what you are looking for.

Search engines use an indexing system that consists of three basic processes. First, they search the Web based on important keywords. Second, the search engine indexes these words with the sites they are found on.. Finally, Internet users can search for words or combinations of words. Sites in the index that match the word or combination of words are displayed with a title, description or excerpt from the Web page, and link to the page. Some search engines, such as Google, will rank the results with the most relevant results at the top of the page. You can read more about the Google search engine and how it works by visiting www.google.com/
corporate/tech.html
.


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