Week of November 4, 2007

Forget Me Not

Explore the mind's memory power at www.exploratorium.edu/
memory
. View picturesque memories of childhood by Franco Magnani at A Memory Artist. Then see how Yosuke Yamahata remembers the bombing of Nagasaki through his haunting photographs. Browse through Earliest Memories where you can read recollections that hold a special place in contributors' hearts. Ready for some fun? Test your own memory and play Common Cents to see if you can identify the correct coin. Don’t Forget has several games to play and you can include your freinds in a Memory Party Game.

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


Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

Who wrote “Young in Mind”?

Mary Miller
Kristen Clint
Robert Miller

 

How quickly do bacteria reproduce?

Every two hours
Every hour
Every 15-40 minutes

 

Who is the “God of Comics”?
Tezuka Osamu
Rhi Tuko
Al Rumni

 

Are You Hungry Yet?

Welcome to Food Students at www.foodstudents.org/
englisch/foodstudents.html
where kids are invited to feed their minds as well as their bodies. Did You Know? tells you why onions make you cry and why chocolate is so appealing to the palate. If you have important food questions, use Ask the Expert to learn the truth about your favorite treats. If you feel like you are ready, take the Online Quiz for a tasty test of your food knowledge. Look through Encyclopedia if there are food terms that you need to know as you explore the ins and outs of food. (This site is no longer available.)


Artwork of the East

Visit San Fransisco’s Asian Art Museum, www.asianart.org, to sample 6,000 years of history and culture through art. First, check out the onscreen highlights of the special works this museum wants to share with you. On View features what art pieces are currently displayed and others that are coming soon. Collection Overview explains what all the different represented regions have contributed to the art exhibits in the museum. From the stone and bronze beauty of Southeast Asia to ceramics from China, this site will have all you art lovers wanting more.


What is your favorite art pastime?

 

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Creative Career Choices

For as long as I can remember, people have been asking me what I want to be when I grow up. This can be a really tough
question for some kids because there are so many different cool jobs to choose from! Most people can agree that astronaut, firefighter and doctor are cool careers, but there are some awesome jobs that you may not have thought of. How about a robotics engineer? They design all kinds of robots, from automated vacuum cleaners to a robotic dog with artificial intelligence.

If you would prefer a more daring job, maybe an adventure travel specialist would be a perfect match. Some specialists plan lodging and activities for groups, while others guide tour activities such as white-water rafting or hang-gliding.

Maybe you could be a toy designer. You can watch online videos about how toys are invented when you visit www.thefutures
channel.com/dockets/realworld/inventing_toys
.

Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? There's still plenty of time to think of a fun career, and it's always OK to change your mind later.

—Amy

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