Week of November 18, 2007

You'll Go Wild!

Get to know some cool and crazy animals at Kids Go Wild, www.kidsgowild.com. Open your eyes wide and click on Wild Animal Facts where you can find out about all kinds of awesome animals from birds to mammals around the world. You won’t need a trip to Madagascar to meet the African pygmy goose. Then it’s off for a visit to Asia where you will come face-to-face with the Asian elephant who can live up to 60 years! Solve puzzles and take trivia tests in Wild Arcade. Later, look up Wildlife News and check out the calendar to catch up on current animal events. (This site is no longer available.)

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


Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

How long do lions live?

3-5 years
7-10 years
12-15 years

 

What hazardous material is found in circuit boards?

plastic
mercury
iron

 

Where was the Armory Show?
69th infantry regiment armory NYC
70th infantry regiment armory NYC
71st infantry regiment armory NYC

 

Recycling Technology

Welcome to Let’s End Technology Waste at http://library.thinkquest.org/
06aug/02218
. It might be hard to imagine, but advances in technology have led people to create more technology trash, from old computers to CDs to office supplies. Many old electronics contain hazardous chemicals that can hurt the environment. See technology recycling in action at What Did We Reuse?, full of cool projects you can copy. Then, visit the games section and help clean up bottles or discover what items are recyclable. This site will give you some new ideas for your old tech trash.


A Different Art

Learn about abstract art and its history when you visit Art in the Abstract at www.museum.
state.il.us/ismdepts/art/
Abstract
. Why Abstraction? helps you learn about the origin of this artistic interpretation. Click on Artists Respond to get answers from famous artists who embraced the abstract like Paul Cézanne and Arthur Dove. Expand your mind with new insights into the development of abstract expression at Seeing Things Differently. Then cross the line into unrecognizable imagery as you understand more about this amazing art form.


What is your favorite work of art?

 

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TLC for Your PC

Has your computer been running a little slower lately? It might be time to do some cleaning. There are a few, easy things you can do to help your computer run its best. First, run a defragmentation utility on your hard drive about once a week. When you open, close and save files, pieces of your files can become fragmented. This makes your computer seem slower because it must access all the pieces of the file in different places. Windows includes a defragmentation utility. Click on Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> System Tools >> Disk Defragmenter. You should also run weekly anti-virus and anti-spyware scans to keep your computer happy and healthy. These free tools can help:

AVG Free Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware
http://free.avg.com

Ad-Aware Free
www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

Auslogics Disk Defrag
www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag/index.php

—Amy

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