Week of July 10, 2005

A Starry Night

With Discovery School's Understanding the Universe at http://school.discovery. com/schooladventures/ universe, you won't need a telescope to view the universe. Stargazers will have you studying the stars with astronomy legends such as Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo. Get ready to blast off on the ultimate adventure with Galaxy Tour. Before you embark on your star-studded journey, brush up on some basics with Things to Know Before You Go. Wrap your mind around mind-boggling concepts such as measuring light-years in It's Awesome. This site is out of this world.

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What did the cosmic egg theory of Georges LeMaitre become known as?

new star theory
The Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs
The big bang theory


How many origami cranes was Sasaki attempting to make before she died?



How tall does baby's breath grow?
7 inches
1-1 1/2 feet
3-5 feet



A Crease in Time

Discover a different form of art with Exploring Origami at www.exploratorium.org/ exploring/paper. Origami, the art of paper folding, began in China. To learn more of its history, visit Sadako Sasaki. In Openback Twist Octagons, you can read about tessellations and the importance they play in origami design. In Flasher Hat, view a RealVideo clip of an origami hat design. Before you can master this art form, you've got to master the basics. Try This contains a step-by-step, pictorial guide to Making Paper Airplanes. No scissors allowed!

Pocket Full of Posies

Get a green thumb when you check out Wildflowers in Bloom at http://aggie-
. Learn to grow flowers, see how to make a garden beautiful and look at pictures of wildflowers from the African Daisy to the Yellow Cosmos. In Photos, images and facts tell you all you need to know about each flower. Growing Info answers questions you might have about planting and maintaining your wildflowers. Mixes gives you a list of recommended combinations of seeds for the ideal garden design in different regions of the United States. Stop and smell the roses.

At what age are you too old to have a baby sitter and why?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: Do you know of any online newspapers for kids? —Rebecca, Anchorage, Alaska

Dear Rebecca: There are several online newspapers for kids, such as http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com and www.weeklyreader.com/
. Online newspapers make news more accessible to anyone wanting to keep informed about current events. Being aware of things going on in your community as well as internationally is an excellent idea. Online newspapers also generally provide brief articles and summaries, which save you some time when catching up on the news. The more you read, the more you know.

Dear Amy: How can I make a kite?Billy, Memphis, Tenn.

Dear Billy: The good thing about kites is you can use just about anything around your house to make one. You're likely to have access to materials such as newspapers and Popsicle sticks or paper and straws. Find out the basic parts to a kite at www.skratch-pad.com/kites/make.html. Then, for kite designs, visit www.tutorials.com/04/0479/0479.asp. Be ready for the next windy day.

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