Week of May 14, 2006

Seasonal Travels

Follow spring's progress through wildlife migration and seasonal change when you Journey North to www.learner.org/jnorth. Learn more about the springtime journeys of your favorite animals when you read up on Today's News. By getting involved in This Season's Projects you can predict the coming of spring or discover the wild whooping crane. Help track spring's progress when you Report Your Sightings of animals as they
return to their summer habitats.

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

Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

How tall is the whooping crane

3 feet
5 feet
2 feet


What career choice involves underwater sea creatures?



What is soil made up of?
water and sand
dirt particles
minerals and organic matter



Girl Power

Flex your muscles with Girl Power when you visit www.girlpower.gov/girlarea. Body Wise gives the skinny on nutrition and health to girls of all ages. You can learn about cool jobs in the Science and Technology and check out Sports and Fitness for information on your favorite physical activities. Games and Puzzles will keep you entertained, and remember to share your goals in GirlSpeak! where you can read about what others are up to. Discover What’s New each month and share this site with a girl you care about. (This site is no longer available.)

Dig In

See what is popping up with the Science of Gardening at www.exploratorium.edu/ gardening. If you are hungry, visit Feed, where Everybody Gets Lunch. Watch videos of a farmer composting tea in Show 'N' Kale. Your knowledge will Bloom when you discover the secret lives of flowers. You can also check out Peter’s savage Venus flytrap garden to see plants he claims appear to be from outer space. In Control, discover three ways to make a new plant, including grafting, which uses a plant’s natural ability to heal itself. Have fun digging yourself out of this site!


How do you feel about farmers using pesticides on their crops?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: I need to find some Web graphics. — Kyle, Bellevue, Neb.

Dear Klye: You can find many great Web graphics at
. Learn how to make your own graphics or take the tutorials provided to train yourself. You can make anything from jewels to frozen text to screws. Your creativity knows no bounds with all the great resources available. Just follow the directions and have fun!

Dear Amy: Can you show me pictures of the double helix? — Alisha, Sacramento, Calif.

Dear Alisha: The double helix is the shape of the DNA in a cell. It was first described by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953. DNA is a nucleic acid made up of amino acid residues and proteins. It is responsible for your inherited traits such as the color of your hair and eyes. This site has a couple of pictures of the double helix and the structure of DNA: www.accessexcellence.org/RC/VL/GG/

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