Week of August 28, 2005

Math Cat Fever

For a site that really adds up, try Math Cats at www.mathcats.com. This feline frenzy helps you explore math in combination with subjects such as crafts, arts, sports, history, geography and much more. In Math Cats Explore, find out exactly how old you are to the hour, minute and second. You'll also find games, fractions, tessellations and other geometry puzzles. Make a number city in Math Crafts, or submit photos and participate in writing contests in Math Cats' Art Gallery. “Purr”fect your math skills.

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How far is it from the Earth to the moon?

238,900 miles
2,389,000 miles
23,890 miles


Which countries make up Great Britain?

England, Scotland, Wales
England, Wales, Ireland
England, Scotland, Ireland


When lost, what should you do when you hear a helicopter?
Lie down in a clear dry place
Wave your arms wildly
Do jumping jacks



London Calling

For a jolly good time, visit Britain, American style, with Britain USA at www.britainusa.org/4kids. Sports highlights the athletic activities that have made Britain famous, such as soccer, rugby and cricket. Check out the sights in Picture Gallery, and view video clips of British life. The Glossary of British Terms lists some of the differences between American English and British English. If you fancy some fun, Things to Do takes you from Harry Potter and Shakespeare to the latest fashion, food and music trends. Cheerio, ol’ chum. (This site is no longer available.)

I Will Survive

Be prepared to S.T.O.P. at Equipped to Survive, Survival for Kids at www.equipped.org/
. Learn basic survival skills and ways to avoid making tragic mistakes in Kid's Wilderness Survival Primer. Kid's Don't-Leave-Home-Without-It Equipment names the essential pieces of gear needed to ensure survival in the wilderness, such as whistles, flashlights, garbage bags, canteens of water and more. Before you apply this helpful information on your next adventure, practice making good decisions in Stay Alive. Use these tips to prevent having to send out an S.O.S.


What are you looking forward to this school year?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: Can you tell me a bit about the stock market? — Emilly, Westmont, Ill.

Dear Emilly: The stock market is a place where shares of stock are bought and sold. A stock is a certificate that represents ownership in a corporation. Everyone can buy a share or part of a company and claim some of its assets and profits. A person who buys stock in a company is known as a shareholder. Click on Understanding the Stock Market at www.younginvestor.com/kids/investIt, to learn that the values of stocks are continually rising and falling as the economy fluctuates and as the number of shareholders changes. Generally, when the value of a stock decreases, the shareholders will sell their stock and put their money in a more profitable company. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: How do you enable cookies on your browser? — Susanne, El Paso, Texas

Dear Susanne: Enabling cookies requires instructions that are specific to your browser. Visit http://scholar.google.com/ cookies.html to learn how to enable cookies. For general info about cookies, go to http://inside.rit.edu/help/enablecookies01.html. (These sites are no longer available.)

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