Week of October 21, 2007

Explore Your World

Set Off to My Wonderful World www.mywonderfulworld.org/
kidsteens_welcome.html
for a geographical adventure sure to introduce you to Earth’s splendor. Download the Action Kit for cool information on geography, and put your school to the test with the Global School Checklist. Spend some time at More to Explore, where you can meet up with Femi for a look into Africa or make your own scrapbook online and share it with friends and family. Put on your dancing shoes and get into the Global Groove before you boogie on to another site. Hope you had fun getting to know your planet!

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

What does FFFBI stand for?

Fin Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation
Fin Fur and Feather Board of Inventors
Feather Fur and Fin Bureau of Investigation

 

Where can you find the gray whale?

South Pacific
North Pacific
Atlantic

 

What is an abacus?
Counting tool
Cutting board
Flower

 

Conserve and Protect

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants you to pay it a visit at www.fws.gov/endangered/kids. Endangered animals need help so they can continue to make our world a diverse and beautiful place. Watch the slide show to find out more. Species in the Spotlight features a special endangered animal like the grizzly bear or the Mexican wolf. Kids Can Help will teach you what you can do to protect rare species in their habitats. Click on Learn More for awesome links sure to clue you in on conservation efforts around the planet. (This site is no longer available.)


It Changed My Life

Awesome inventions and the stories that accompany them can be found at The History of Invention, www.cbc.ca/kids/
general/the-lab/history-of-invention/default.html
. Ever wonder what people did before toothpaste was invented? I am sure your dentist would be very interested to know that even the ancient Egyptians believed in dental hygiene! Put on your bathing suit and dive into Swimming Pools to find out how these blue bodies of water became popular. Saddle up with the Sarmatians for the ride of your life , or climb aboard the Space Shuttle for out-of this-world info. Check back for new entries! (This site is no longer available.)


Do you think PE should be required in school? Why or why not?

 

Speak Out Here!

Mental Matters

Many people work hard to get enough exercise and stay in shape, but not as many people make sure to exercise their minds. Keeping your brain healthy is actually really easy! First, be sure to eat a balanced diet to provide fuel for your mind. Second, exercising your body will also help keep your brain healthy. Third, you should never use illegal drugs because they can cause damage to your brain and your body. And finally, keep your mind fired up with puzzles and games that make you think. For some great cerebral challenges, visit these Web sites.

Sliding Puzzle
www.slidingpuzzle.com/puzzle.php


Slylock Fox Arcade
www.slylockfox.com/arcade/index.html

Mancala Snails
www.rocketsnail.com/mancala

Brainteasers, Puzzles and Riddles
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/braint.htm

(The second site is no longer available.)

—Amy

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