Week of May 18, 2008

Games
Cool Spots
Back Issues
Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

When was the Internet born?
1969
1970
1971

Which cake has received the most votes?
chocolate
nickel candy bar
red velvet

What type of glass is not
see-through?
opaque
yellow
transparent

I.T. Queens

Ladies, flex your brains at Girls Are I.T., www.girlsareit.org, where females, young and old, can learn to embrace their technical talents. Find out how to use your special communication skills and creativity to help our environment and better the planet. It's About Time will show you how important technology is today, and Tech Timeline details the major moments that have changed the way we live. Next, head to Work It, Girl to discover the many careers available for tech-savvy women. (This site is no longer available.)
 
Nominate a cool Web site at
www.4Kids.org/nominations

Serving America

Explore American cuisine in Key Ingredients, America by Food at www.keyingredients.
org
. Travel through 500 Years of American Food and see how Americans grow, prepare and serve foods across the country. Share food and good stories when you search in the American Cookbook Project for tasty appetizers or even vegetarian entrees. Before you set off on a family road trip , check out yummy recommendations at Eating from Coast to Coast so you know where to refuel.

Glass Factory

Get creative with glass at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis www.childrensmuseum.org/themuseum/
fireworks_ofglass/games_35.htm
. Meet Sarah, a professional glassblower, at the hot shop and find out how glass gets blown into beautiful, artistic forms. Sarah also needs your help in creating an installation for the museum, so take a look at the options she presents and choose carefully. Design a three-dimensional work of art in Create a Sculpture. First choose an armature, or framework, for your art. Then, pick out the color and type of glass you want to use. Looks great!
Speak Out

What was your favorite school project?

Speak Out Here!

Whirlwind Tour of Africa

Africa is rich with tradition and culture, not to mention all the cool creatures who inhabit this continent. It is home to some amazing sights such as the pyramids, the world's longest river, and beautiful rainforests that are home to half the species on the continent. Get ready to learn about the cool people, places and animals that Africa has to offer when you check out these sites.

Atlas of Africa
www.factmonster.com/atlas/africa.html

PBS: Africa for Kids
http://pbskids.org/africa

Explore the Regions: Africa
www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/explore

African Animals
www.animalplanetasia.com/african_animals

African Folk Tales
www.canteach.ca/elementary/africa.html

(The fourth site is no longer available.)

 —Amy

Ask Amy a Question

Copyright © 1995 - 2008, www.4Kids.org at The University of Kansas. Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.
4Kids.org