Week of December 08, 2002

Burger Town

Head down to Burger Town at http://burgertown.kidscom.com. At the Drive-Thru Diner, you'll learn how to make several tasty treats, including Spice Dogs, Bull Burgers, Ghoulish Goulash and Sizzlin' Salads. Visit the Health Club if you want to get in shape. Staying healthy goes beyond eating good foods and exercising. You must prepare your food safely to eliminate bacteria. With your health in mind, have a blast playing the games in the Arcade. Whether your favorite burger toppings are ketchup and mustard or jelly and bananas, you'll love this tasty site. (Disclaimer: This site is no longer available .)

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What are three words to remember about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle?

snack foods, french fries, chocolate shakes
running, jumping, swimming
moderation, variety, exercise


At what time did the first plane crash?

8:46 a.m.
9:46 a.m.
10:46 a.m.


What is the best way to manage anger?
Yell and Stomp
Think and Share
Run and Cry




Settling Down

The events on September 11, 2001, directly impacted New York City schoolchildren from P.S. 234. Read their story, "We Survived September 11th," at www.nationalgeographic.com/
. It begins with an overview of the day's events, including the children's two-mile run for safety. Then it tells of the Aftermath, such as the five months that the children could not attend school. Finally, it has quotes about the children's Homecoming and pictures they took on their first day back. (This site is no longer available.)

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Go Out on a Limb at www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/
and learn how to get along with others. Everyone gets mad once in a while, so it is important to understand how to handle anger effectively. Visit with Maria to find out how she dealt with a friend who called her stupid. Then talk with Cliff to learn what he did when he found out his brother wouldn't keep a secret. You'll discover how to deal with anger by thinking and sharing, and learn that perspective plus listening equals understanding.

Should schools provide tutors specifically for student athletes?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What is the difference between freezing rain and sleet? -- Riley, Duluth, Minn.

Dear Riley: The difference between freezing rain and sleet is the form of precipitation in which they hit the ground. If the ground is below 32 degrees, water's freezing point, and the air is above 32 degrees, precipitation will not freeze until it hits the ground. This is freezing rain. If the air near the ground is below freezing, precipitation will freeze into tiny ice pieces before hitting the ground. This is sleet. For more details about the differences between freezing rain and sleet, go to www.usatoday.com/weather/tg/wrisnow/wrisnow.htm.

Dear Amy: What causes an electromagnetic field? -- Ellen, London

Dear Ellen: An electromagnetic field forms as negatively charged electrons flow through a wire. The field strengthens when the wire is wrapped around a metal object such as a screw. The experiment found at www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/students/activities/makeanelectromagnet.html demonstrates how you can make an electromagnet. If you hold an electromagnet next to a compass, you can observe the movement of the compass needle as it passes in and out of the electromagnetic field.

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