Week of April 20, 2003

I Wonder ...

Join the Wonderville gang as they study science in the back yard at www.wonderville.ca. In this interactive neighborhood, clicking on different items found outdoors reveals fun facts about nature. The Wonder-Nik navigation tool guides your studies about earthworms, birds and much more. Scope out the two video clips about forensics and ornithology. When you’re ready to study the wild side of your own back yard, you’ll find the Wonderville list of experiments to be wonderfully helpful.

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What are cellulose and acetic acid used to make?



When did Harry S. Truman become the president of the United States?

April 12, 1945
January 20, 1944
September 13, 1950


What is the name of the ancient super-continent that once contained Antarctica?



Race to Develop

Learn about The Race to Build the Atomic Bomb at http://intergate.cccoe.k12. ca.us/abomb. During World War II, Germany, Japan and the United States competed to create the first super-bomb. Explore a timeline of events that were important to the creation of the atomic bomb. You will learn about people who had their hands in the matter as well, including James Chadwick and Albert Einstein. Explore carefully. This site is exploding with facts. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements)

Chillin’ Like a Villain

Bundle up and explore The Secrets of the Ice in Antarctica at www.secretsoftheice.org. Meet the researchers who brave Antarctica’s subzero temperatures in Scientific Expedition. Then read the updated logbook for an insider’s view of their experiences. In the Ice Core Research area, you can watch a NASA computer model of the Antarctic ice cap slowly melting due to climatic changes. Antarctica in the Past shows the continent’s changes over the last 200 million years, including its shift from near the equator to the South Pole. (This site is no longer available.)

Should schools be allowed to conduct random drug tests?


Speak Out Here!

What’d You Say?

When learning a foreign language, there is no substitute for spending time in a country where people speak that language. Unfortunately, we can’t spend all of our time abroad. So in the meantime, here are a few sites that will help you with the little details of language that seem to get lost somewhere between the brain and the mouth.

Learn Spanish

Short Portuguese Lessons
http://alfarrabio.um.geira.pt/spl (This site is no longer available.)

The French Tutorial

Learn Japanese



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