Week of April 30, 2006

Pest Alert

What makes an animal a pest? Find out when you visit PestWorld for Kids at www.pestworldforkids.org. These Amazing Pests are awesomely adaptive when it comes to survival. Discover what pests are truly dangerous in Threats and Prevention and find out how you can stay safe. Learning Games will entertain you when you become a Pest Detective and challenge yourself to uncover pest mysteries. Use your newfound knowledge to outsmart these little invaders in your world.

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How many species of sucking lice are there?

over 500
over 1000
over 2500


In what year was Karakorum destroyed?



In what year was the Peace Corps founded?



Kahn Can

Meet the man behind the myth when you visit The Land of Genghis Kahn at www.nationalgeographic.com
. Kahn's ruthless rule struck fear into the hearts of many during his reign. Biographical Basics gives you a peek at his life, and Mongolia Today will awe you with the history of this nation. Mongolians are a proud people who are awaiting Kahn’s return. Will he return or will a new ruler take over? Wait and see who will bring this nation back to power.

Peace Out

Welcome to Peace Corps Kid's World at www.peacecorps.
. Join Traveler on her trips around the globe and find out how you can Make a Difference in the lives of others. What is the Peace Corps? will answer questions about what the Peace Corp does and how it works. You can Explore the World and visit any of 70 countries Peace Corps volunteers reside in. Immerse yourself in another country when you check out Food, Friends and Fun. If you are up for the Peace Corps challenge, play Pack Your Bags! with Traveler and set off on the journey of a lifetime.

How can you help reverse the effects of global warming?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: I need help with a geology project. Where would you look on the Internet to find three types of weathering (physical, chemical and biological)? — Hannah, West Wyalong, Australia

Dear Hannah: You can take advantage of several different search engines on the Internet to find information. I recommend using http://kids.yahoo.com or www.askkids.com. For information on the different types of weathering, I searched for the term “weathering” and found this helpful site: www.soils.wisc.edu/courses/SS325/
. I hope it helps you

Dear Amy: Can you tell me where I can find cool recipes that are easy to make? — Adrita, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia

Dear Adrita: Cooking is so much fun, and there are hundreds of easy recipes online. You can make soft pretzels by following the directions at www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~sarah/rdr020.html or Incredible Edible Veggie Bowls at www.kidshealth.org/kid/recipes. For more help on cooking, ingredients, and more food facts you can also visit www.exploratorium.edu/cooking. (The first site is no longer available.)

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