Week of January 19, 2003

Future Hope

Help put An End to World Hunger and find Hope for the Future at http://library.thinkquest.org/ C002291. When you arrive at this site, test your knowledge about hunger with an online quiz. Then you can find out why social and economic issues make hunger a continuous problem. Many campaigns work to prevent hunger today, and government, education and technology play roles in the fight as well. Learn about each one's role by reading articles about the past, present and future.

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Los Angeles


Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly over what ocean?
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean




Outward Creeping

Find out whether you live in a Sprawl City at www.sprawlcity.org. When a city and its suburbs spread across rural land, the urbanized area is called "sprawl." Defining sprawl and other terms will help you make sense of Sprawl City. Learn why some people believe urbanization makes land more accessible while others believe it harms the environment. The Sprawl Q & A tells what causes sprawl, why it's bad and which cities contribute to the problem. You may never look at your own city in the same way again.

Phenomenal Figures

Meet Amazing Americans, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Jane Addams, at www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/index.php. You can join Dorothea Lange as she snaps shots during the Great Depression. Test your presidential knowledge by helping with the construction of Mount Rushmore and gathering facts in a scavenger hunt. From Harry Houdinišs magical escapes to Pocahontas' capture by the English, you're sure to rub elbows with the best of the best in American history.

Should America expand its National Parks system?


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Prepare for the Fair

It's mid-January, and now is a good time to start planning a science fair project. Participating in the science fair is an excellent way to learn about solving problems and finding answers to questions. The Web sites listed below have helpful information about planning and conducting science experiments. They each have unique ideas to share, so check out all of them.

The Ultimate Science Fair Resource

Science Fair Central

Math Ideas for Science Fair Projects

The Kids' Guide to Science Projects

Bunsen Bob's Science Hunt

— Amy

(The last two sites are no longer available.)

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