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Which torpedo initially had a flawed design?
Barracuda
Howell
Mark 14

Who discovered Jumping Soap?
Arthur Kaye
Michel Chevreul
Frank Morgan

How long should you spend in front of a screen?
No more than one hour
No more than two hours
No more than three hours

Fire the Torpedo!

USS PampanitoHow would you like to explore a real submarine? Tour the USS Pampanito, maritime.org/tour, built to gather intelligence, control shipping lanes and conduct patrols during World War II. Submariners are volunteers representing an elite group in the U.S. Navy. Hear from a real sailor in the After Torpedo Room. Even though the captain had his own private stateroom, it was hardly luxurious. If you think your bedroom is small, check out the After Battery Compartment where the crew slept and more than doubled during its third war patrol.

Play Alien Addition
Alien Addition

Hands-On Science

performing fossil experimentYou’ll be ready for your next science fair after you try a few fun experiments at Science Off Center, scienceoffcenter.org/science. In Sink or Float, find out which is lighter, diet or regular soda. Have you ever jumped when a balloon popped unexpectedly? In Water in a Balloon, discover how you can make a balloon last longer. For a rainy day project, try the Baking Soda and Vinegar Bag, and watch your sandwich bag explode! Glow in the Dark Slime is a spooky experiment to get you ready for Halloween, and is easier to make than you might think.


Stay Healthy

fruit and vegetable faceFind some simple things you can do to become Healthy Kids, healthykids.nsw.gov.
au/kids-teens.aspx
. Did you know that too much time in front of a TV, computer or game screen can affect your eyesight, posture and even your social skills? Take a break from that screen and get moving! Just 60 minutes of physical activity a day can help you feel better. Visit Kids Activities to join the Kids in the Kitchen for some yummy recipes such as Fruity Ice Treats and Tropical Pizza Fingers. The Healthy Kids Quiz will show how your eating and activity habits stack up.

Speak Out

What’s your favorite science experiment?

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Book Report Time

Now that school is in full swing, your first book report due date may be right around the corner. Finding a great book to read is the first step. You probably have lots of books at home to choose from, but sometimes finding the right one can be tricky. Fortunately, there are great resources online that can help you select a book. Once you’re done reading, it’s time to start writing. The following list of sites will help you organize your thoughts and write a great report in no time.

Book Reviews by Kids
dogobooks.com

Share What You’re Reading
teacher.scholastic.com/activities/swyar

Time for Kids: Book Report
timeforkids.com/homework-helper/a-plus-papers/book-report

Book Report Wizard
coreygreen.com/bookreport.html

—Amy

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