Week of September 4, 2005

Fossil Findings

Dig around the Museum of Paleontology at www.ucmp.
for some fossil fun. Discover the History of Life by viewing several exhibits about phylogeny, geology and evolution. The Paleontology Portal takes you to a fossil gallery, where you can choose a time period to see what life was like. Then, Explore Our Collections and view databases and catalogs, which include images of plants, invertebrates, vertebrates and microfossils. No bones about it, this site rocks.

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What is the first known fossil occurrence called?



Where did the world’s largest recorded earthquake happen?



The tune “Quanchi Alcalde” is a traditional song from which Latin American country?


I Feel the Earth Move

Hold it steady with Earthquakes for Kids at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
. The Science of Earthquakes provides historical information, how to determine the depth of an earthquake and how to keep track of earthquakes. Check out Latest Quakes for recent earthquake activity in the USA. Frequently Asked Questions shakes up common misconceptions about earthquakes and what to do in emergencies. A magnitude of quizzes in Online Activities may give you a shock. There’s a whole lot of shaking going on.

Viva Latin America

Embark on a journey to Latin America with the Brooklyn Expedition at www.brooklyn
, where you can explore the cultures, beliefs and ways of life in Latin America. In Discovering the Past, browse through a collection of artifacts to find out what they reveal about cultures. Let the good times roll with masks and music in Time to Celebrate, where fiestas are held in honor of holidays such as Cinco de Mayo, El Dia de los Muertos and Night of the Radishes. Then, visit Spinning Tales in Cloth, and learn stories behind textile patterns and designs. Adios!

Should fast food restaurants offer healthy foods? Why or why not?


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Preserving the Moment

Withthe close of summer, I sadly pack up my summer clothes, swimming goggles andsunscreen. As I pull out my fall jackets, I reminisce about all of the summerfun I had. I had a great time at weddings, vacations, outdoor concerts, swimmingand hanging out with friends. Being the photo maniac that I am, I took photographsof all of those events.

This year, I have decided that instead of putting my pictures in a shoebox orkeeping them on a CD, I would create a scrapbook. Capturing all of these eventsin a scrapbook is a great way to preserve my memories. What's really fun aboutit is that I can add my own flair to every page. In addition to my photos, Iput in concert stubs, letters or e-mail from friends and other memorabilia. Thereare lots of supplies such as stickers, mattes and ribbons that I like to useas a personal touch. With the completion of my project, I put it on the shelfto return to on a cold winter day. If you would like to learn how to scrapbook,visit www.learn2scrapbook.com.


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