Week of March 22, 2009

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

Where was the figurine of William the Hippo found?
In the ruins of Pompeii
In a temple in India
In the tomb of Senbi II

What is the space program of India called?
ISRO
INASA
ISAA

Where does most chocolate come from?
The Ivory Coast in Africa
Guatemala
Brazil

Color Me Happy!

William the hippoWilliam will be one happy hippo when you add a dash of color to his life at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Learn About Color, www.metmuseum.org/
explore/Learn_About_Color/
index.html
. Begin with primary colors, red, blue and yellow, as you change William's look to see how many different shades can be made. You can always start over, so don't be afraid to get creative. If you need help visualizing the many color combos that exist, visit the color wheel, where different colors come together to make new, beautiful hues.
 
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www.4Kids.org/nominations

A Race to Remember

lunar roverThe New Space Race, http://library.thinkquest.org
/07aug/00861/home.htm
, will help out-of-this-world kids like you understand the challenges and rewards of space exploration. Did you know space tourism is right around the corner? This means that one day people will be visiting space on family vacations. If you want to know what's going on in space right now, click on The New Space Race to learn about the X-Prize, the highest award in space advancement, or the Centennial Challenge, a cool competition sponsored by NASA.


Linking Us Together

girlIn today’s world we all rely on the rest of the world for many of the common goods we enjoy in life. Find out specifics at Global Citizenship, www.mylearning.org/intermediate-
interactive.asp?journeyid=441&
resourceid=1295
. From food to clothes and even school supplies, we import many things from people all around the globe. On this interactive page play virtual dress up to find out who is making your dapper duds. Then fill your tummy with rice cereal and wash it down with orange juice from Brazil. By the end of the day you will have had quite a multicultural experience.
Speak Out

Do you buy any items labeled “fair trade”?
If so, which ones?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: I am an author, and I can't find anyone who will edit my book. Do you know where I can go to get free editing programs? — Nikki, Kimbolton, Ohio

Dear Nikki: Having someone else edit your work is helpful, but it's also pretty easy to edit your own work using software tools. You can download editing software for under $50 at www.download.com. If you prefer the free method, like me, then try using the tools already included in your word processing program. For example, Microsoft Word has spelling and grammar check, and it also has a way to track changes you have made to a document. To learn about how to use these tools, visit http://ec.hku.hk/writing_
turbocharger/proofing/grammarc.htm
and www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/
handouts/comments.html
. (The second site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: Where can I find games on nutrition? — Arkalekha, Hyderabad, India

Dear Arkalekha: Playing games online is a fun way to learn about nutrition. Analyze what you eat at the Nutrition Café, http://exhibits.pacsci.org/
nutrition
. Ready for a food challenge? Try Brain Gain and other cool games at www.playnormous.com/games.cfm. Have fun!

—Amy

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