Week of August 21, 2005

Target Practice

Shoot for the bull’s-eye with Archery: Sport of Champions at http://library.
. From early bows to Olympic archery, History outlines the impact of the bow and arrow impact through time. Learn the basics of shooting a bow from the videos and slide shows in Multimedia. Hone your skills in Technique, where you can check out proper shooting techniques and pick up tips from Olympic champions. Learn what it takes to make an arrow fly in Archery Physics. Test your skills with an interactive-arrow flight simulation game. This site is right on target.

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When did archery first become an Olympic sport?



What kind of horse has a golden coat with a white mane and tail?

Shetland Pony


How long did it take Mozart to master his first musical composition?
30 minutes
1 week
1 month



Yippee-Ki Yay

Saddle up for an awesome ride with the 4-H Horse Farm at http://sites.ext.vt.edu/virtualfarm/
. Visit a Horse Farm and watch movies about the ins and outs of owning horses. Carousel of Breeds and Horse of a Different Color introduce you to the characteristics of different types of horses. Quiz yourself in Virginia Is for Horses, or play a matching game in Horsing Around. At the 4-H Horse Show, meet real riders and learn what it’s like to compete. Yee haw!

The Mozart Project

Experience the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in The Mozart Project at www.mozartproject.org. Through his Biography, you can meet the musical boy genius who mastered his first musical composition at the age of 4. Chronology matches important events in Mozart’s life to the world news of the day. Familiarize yourself with Mozart's works in Compositions, where you will find a complete list of his compositions and when and where they were composed. Selected Essays houses articles on various Mozart themes. Rock me, Amadeus.

What is the best way to make new friends?


Speak Out Here!

Preparing for Success

School’s back in session. I hope you had a wonderful summer that left you refreshed and ready for another school year.

I find that my focus is the best at the beginning of the school year after a three-month break. Sometimes I need to study extra hard or need more resources to help me out. Itís helpful to go to the library, but I canít always get there. The World Wide Web provides me with lots of information that can keep my study on track.

Check out these sites for helpful study tips:


Study Guides and Strategies

Professor Freedman's Study Skills Tips for Math


Ask Amy a Question

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