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Week of October 15, 2017
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What should you do if you receive a chain email?
Share it with friends
Send one of your own
Delete it
Which type of tree is the oldest on Earth?
Dogwood trees
Bristlecone pine trees
Spruce trees

At what age did Beethoven begin his full-time musical career?
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Surf Safely

KidsmartThe internet can be a great place for doing research, playing games and connecting with friends. However, there are some rules you have to keep in mind, whether you’re using a phone, tablet, game console or computer. KidSMART, kidsmart.org.uk, wants you to know how to steer clear of strangers on the internet. Being SMART Rules! is a great place to begin, by taking the quiz to see how much you already know. What should you do if you receive a mean text? Visit Chat to learn why you should never link to or communicate with anyone online whom you don’t know in real life.

Play Dolphin Dash
Turtle Dash

Ask a Question

Dr UniverseDo you ever have questions you can’t find answers to? Washington State University has answers in Ask Dr. Universe, ask
druniverse.wsu.edu. Dr. Universe is a curious cat who understands that kids love exploring and learning new things. He consults with experts in science, history and technology to find answers to your most pressing questions. Have you ever wondered how ants can carry up to 20 times their own weight? In Search & Explore, you can choose from a wealth of topics that will interest you. Check out How-To if you want to be a scientist like Dr. Universe when you grow up.


Classical Rock Star

BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven was one of the greatest composers of all time. His compositions are still played by orchestras all over the world 200 years after he wrote them. ArtsEdge introduces the man behind the music in Beethoven Rocks, artsedge.kennedy-center.org/multimedia/Interact
ives/beethoven-rocks/meet-mr-big
. While it was obvious at a young age that he was very talented, Beethoven faced an enormous challenge at the age of 27. Find out what it was in Big Obstacles. Do you ever have ideas about how to make something better? So did Beethoven! Read about a few of his innovative ideas in Big Changes.

Speak Out

Have you used a video editing program?
If so, which one, and why?

Speak Out Here!

United States History and Geography

If you are in elementary school, chances are good that United States history and geography will be important subjects in your studies. In anticipation of this, it would be good to keep a list of websites handy for research to assist you in completing your homework and projects.

Listed below are a few sites that provide important facts and information that may come in handy when you need information about different states.

State Facts for Students
census.gov/schools/facts

U.S. States
kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/states/us-states-hub

Animated Atlas
animatedatlas.com/movie

—Amy

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