Week of April 23, 2006

Beary Cool Geography

Join the KBears at www.kbears.com/
for an amazing array of world geography. World Climates will explain the difference between rain forests and deserts, and if you click on the record player, a diverse music selection rests at your fingertips. Check out the World Travel Map to choose a continent to visit. Pictures, slides and information for every country exist at this interactive site. You can discover the pyramids or even visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pack your bags because this voyage has just begun!

Nominate a cool Web site at http://www.4Kids.org/nominations/

Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

What are the tallest natural features on Earth?



How long ago were dinosaurs discovered?



What is Aunty Math's real name?
Mathilda Matholde
Mathina Mathews
Mathilda Mathews



The Divine Dino

Unveil the mystery behind dinosaurs when you search Discovering Dinosaurs at http://search.eb.com/
. When you enter this site, facts from different time periods beckon you to explore the evolution of dinosaurs. Become an expert on the great dino debate when you research Environment, Anatomy, Behavior and Physiology. Check out IMAX to observe a Tyrannosaurus rex hunt his prey. There is never a dull moment when you roam the wild with these amazing beasts!

Welcome Math

Let Aunty Math invite you in for a math challenge at www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org
. Every other week, you can try to answer her new math challenges at Try Today's Challenge. Send in your solutions to find out if you are on the right track. Aunty Math writes math challenges for her nieces and nephews, so there are puzzling questions for many age levels. If you are just getting to know Aunty Math, you can Try Past Challenges and decide if you are ready for something more difficult. Aunty Math will make you feel right at home.

How do you feel about euthanizing animals?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: Where did the harmonica come from? — Drew, Pratt, Kan.

Dear Drew: The harmonica was invented in 1821 by a 16-year-old German clockmaker named Christian Ludwig Buschmann. Buschmann put 15 pitchpipes together and called this musical invention the "mundaeoline,"which is German for "mouth harp."As long as the player could hold his breath, beautiful tones came from this truly unique instrument. If you would like to read more on the history of the harmonica, check out the following site, www.hohner
. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: My friend has diabetes, and I want to know if it has a cure. — Angela, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Dear Angela: Important research is helping bring us closer to finding a cure for diabetes. Biomedical research cures some diseases and helps make many more tolerable to those who suffer. Two promising areas of research, islet science and stem cell research, are currently being examined. This diabetes site has more helpful information: http://kids.jdrf.org.

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