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Week of April 17, 2011

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Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

How many main parts does a compass have?
2
3
4

What was EarthKAM called before 1998?
KidSat
SpaceKAM
EarthView

How much of our annual energy is spent getting food to stores?
1%
4%
7%

Find Yourself

compassDiscover the “natural” you at Where The Other You Lives, www.discovertheforest.org. This site encourages young people to get out and see all the wonders the world has to offer. Click on Where To Go and enter your ZIP code to see what natural fun is available near your home. There are so many wonderful parks and hiking trails to choose from, and you can also browse through different water and fishing locations. If your family is game, you can even plan an unforgettable camping trip or just a fun outing in the great outdoors. This is nature's gift to you!

 
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Picture This

Earth from spaceOn Earth Day, check out some special pictures of our planet at NASA's EarthKAM, https://earthkam.ucsd.edu. Dr. Sally Ride, the first woman in space, began this project back in 1995 because so many students wanted to see how the Earth looked from outer space. This awesome website allows kids to make special photo requests of specific locations on Earth during EarthKAM missions to the International Space Station. Click on The Gallery to see the various image collections taken with a super high-tech digital camera. It’s really out of this world.

Bill Nye: Your Science Guy

Bill NyeYou are invited to Bill Nye's Climate Lab, http://billsclimate
lab.org
. Listen closely to Bill's briefing as he explains what climate is and what you can do to make a positive change in the environment. Once you understand what you are getting yourself into, open Bill's briefcase to select a mission. You can click on the light switch to find good ideas on energy conservation, or the water drops to discover tips on clean, renewable energy. From green building materials to growing your own garden, this site has it covered. Be inspired to reduce your carbon footprint.

Speak Out

What makes you “green”?

Speak Out Here!

Earth Day Extravaganza

It's almost time for Earth Day, and this year 4Kids is celebrating with a special issue featuring sites all about Mother Earth. The very first Earth Day was celebrated 41 years ago by thousands of schools and communities. This holiday’s founder, the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, created Earth Day to help educate people about our environment. In honor of this holiday, let's all learn more about the environment and changes we can make to help the Earth!

All About Earth Day
http://earthday.wilderness.org/history

Time for Kids Earth Day
www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids/specials/articles/0,28285,1601801,00.html

Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming
www.scholastic.com/downtoearth

Help the Environment
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/action/way04.html

—Amy

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