Week of October 21, 2001

Plates and Quakes

Get shaken up at the Southern California Integrated GPS Network at http://scign.jpl.nasa. gov/learn. This site specializes in the use of space technology to observe plate tectonics and to study earthquakes. Some beginning geophysics will help explain how plates slide all over the Earth's surface. Then check out the Space Technology at Work section for cool info about earthquakes. GPS isn't just for navigating your car. It also helps measure crustal changes of the Earth. Finally, the Activities section features challenging projects that illustrate the principles found in each section of the site. Don't be at fault. Head to this site today.

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What are two atmospheric layers that surround the Earth's surface?

ionosphere and asthenosphere
troposhpere and ionosphere
asthenosphere and troposphere


What type of clouds signal a lightning storm?



How long do you have to go to college to become a veterinarian?
8 years
6 years
4 years




Wacky Weather

Meet Owlie Skywarn, the official mascot of the National Weather Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.nws.noaa.gov/om/
. Owlie can teach you what to do in times of severe weather such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Discover what to look for in the sky to predict a lightning storm. And then find out why flash floods occur and what to do in case of a snowstorm. Owlie also gives tips on how to protect your family fromcarbon monoxide. Fly over to Owlie's Web page for great safety tips.

Creature Feature

Check out Animaland at www.aspca.org/aspcakids. At this Web site, you'll find many interesting creatures such as the black coral of Hawaii or the huge leatherback turtle. In the Our Heroes section, you can learn about a cat who saved her kittens from a fire. If you are interested in a career working with animals, visit the Career Center and meet a doctor who specializes in spiders. Don't forget to play fetch with Buddy in the Games section. Stop by this Web site to visit the zoo in your computer.

How do you and your friends stay safe on Halloween?

Speak Out Here!

Shape Up

Now that you've been sitting in school for a month, you're probably getting a little stiff. School exercises your mind, but your body needs some exercise too, as well as a little nourishment. Here are some sites about fitness and nutrition that can help you learn to take care of your body. They may even help you bring your grade up in health class.


Bodies in Motion Minds at Rest


Nutrition for Kids

(The first and third sites are no longer available.)

-- Amy

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