Week of September 14, 2003

Far Out, Dude

Zoom in on the HubbleSite at http://hubblesite.org. This site focuses on the Hubble Space Telescope, the first space-based telescope. The gallery showcases images taken by the Hubble of planets, stars and galaxies. Play the trivia game “Way Out!” or learn how to build a hand-held Hubble of your own. In Sci-Tech, meet Team Hubble, the gifted research and service group that keeps the telescope in action. You’ll find images of everything the Hubble has revealed in A Decade of Discovery.

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What is the expected life of the Hubble Space Telescope?

15 years
20 years
25 years


What is the oldest of the Swedish dances?

circle or chain formation


What are mother pigs called?



And One, and Two ...

Ginger and Fred welcome you to Dance Kids at www.dance-kids.org. Twirl into the Dance Gallery to see pictures from the Cecchetti Ballet or of a Greek dance. Crazy Maze, Wicked Words and other games are sure to help you get your groove on. Spin across the dancing globe to Poland, Austria and Sweden and learn about each country’s music, dances and costumes. Even if you have two left feet, you can make a dance drawing to post in the Kids Gallery.

Pig Out on Pigs

Oink, oink. If you like eating pork chops, ham and bacon, you’ll love Pork4Kids at www.pork4kids.com. Go hog wild with tons of games and colorful activities such as Guess the Season, in which you use farm-related clues to figure out the time of year. Sixteen- year-old Adam, who owns two horses and lots of baby pigs, shares his experiences living on a farm in Meet a Farm Kid. Bethany and Michael will take you on a cyber tour of a pig farm in Iowa. Be sure to make a chef’s hat in the Food Fun Zone.

Should cities and towns have curfews for teenagers?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: How can I send a picture of my new puppy to my grandparents?
— Feridson, Terengganu, Malaysia

Dear Feridson: To send a picture taken on film, first create a digital image of it using a scanner. If you don’t have a scanner, have a copy store scan the picture and save the image on a disk. If you took the picture using a digital camera, transfer the image from the camera to your computer. Depending on your camera, it may save pictures on a disk or it may save them in its own memory. If the latter is the case, you will need to connect your camera to your computer to download the image file.

Once you have the image on your computer, you can alter it using a program such as Photoshop, or leave the image as it is. You may want to adjust the resolution of the image to keep the file size low. Go to www.microscope-microscope.org/imaging/ image-resolution.htm for help changing the resolution. If you think your grandparents will print out the picture, you’ll want to use a high resolution such as 300dpi. If you think they’ll use the image as a desktop picture, then a lower resolution will do. When you’re happy with the image, send it to your grandparents as an e-mail attachment.

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