The Why Files invite curious minds to explore A Winter's Tale at http://whyfiles.org/
123snow. Did you know winter's beautiful snowflakes are a complicated form of precipitation that must defy gravity to lay their crystal blanket on the ground? See how clouds affect our weather and learn a little more about global warming and its relation to cloud cover. Soar along the super speedy jet stream and see how sports helped us discover the power behind these winds. Before you head outside to greet the cold one-on-one, check out how to paint a pretty picture and see the beauty behind the ice.
Nominate a cool Web site at http://www.4Kids.org/nominations/
@rt For You
Teachers and students come together in a search for artistic inspiration at @rt junction, www.artjunction.
org/artsparkers.php. Just like writers get writer's block, some artists need a little push to create a masterpiece. Art Sparkers is the perfect place to explode out of your art funk. Explore what family means to you by pulling out a photo of the ones you love and let your paintbrush or crayons take over. Next, practice looking and drawing skills in Give Yourself a Hand. Reveal your talent in the Art of Camouflage where a few magazines and a pair of scissors will help you replicate nature's wonders.
Explore famous images and expand your views of tolerance in our world at Planet Tolerance, www.tolerance.
org/images_action. Literacy can mean many things in different contexts. In this case, your eyes do the reading and your mind interprets the pictures. Look at the images presented in this site and see if you can identify the meaning behind them. From sports team logos to sculptures in relief, you will learn to analyze the pictures you see and practice your new literacy skills. Asking the right questions can get at the hidden meaning behind many popular images. (This site is no longer available.)