Week of June 25, 2006

Cha-Ching for Euro Bling!

Get ready for a European adventure in money at http://library.thinkquest.org
. Rooted in a quest to strengthen their economies, 12 European countries replaced their traditional currencies with the euro in 2002. What Is the Euro? will clue you in to fun facts on this cool coin, while Who Designed the Euro? introduces you to the artist who created the new money. An interactive map guides you to countries that have embraced the euro so you'll know where to travel.

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

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On what date was the European Federalists Union made?

December 17, 1946
December 19, 1976
December 16, 1746


What do scientists call the explosion of life?

The Prehistoric Explosion
The Big Bang
The Cambrian Explosion


Where is the Chaco Canyon?
New Mexico



Animal Alert

Discover the rise of the animal kingdom with The Shape of Life at www.pbs.org/kcet/shapeoflife. In Origins, see what group of creatures scientists believe to have been the first animal. Learn about movement for survival when you read up on Life on the Move and The First Hunter. Stake your claim on new territory with The Conquerors, and become a survivor when you learn about animal diversity. See where you fit in this awesome circle of life with Bones, Brawn and Brains.

The Great Kiva

Explore Chetro Ketl Great Kiva, a prehistoric masterpeice, at http://sipapu.ucsb.edu
. You will find an amazing three-dimensional model of this architectural wonder, which served as a religious and political meeting place in the Chaco society from 500 A.D. to 1150 A.D. The Archaeological Description of the Great Kiva provides history and insight into the Anasazi communities. If you are ready to be wowed by the power of art and technology, take A Guided Tour of the Great Kiva to see these historical ruins beautifully resurrected. (This site is no longer available.)

Do you think it is important to learn about different religions?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What is Beaufort’s Scale? — Carl, St. Louis

Dear Carl: The Beaufort scale is used to measure wind and was designed by Capt. Francis Beaufort in the early 19th century. The scale allowed mariners to judge the strength of winds coming in and estimate when they could expect the arrival of certain weather. Find out more about the wind scale and Capt. Beaufort at www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF9/911.html.

Dear Amy: I want to get a fish, but how do I take care of the aquarium? — Natalie, Topeka, Kan.

Dear Natalie: First you should research what type of fish you want to keep in your aquarium. Different fish have different needs, so it is a good idea to find the best fit for you. Visit www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Aquarium/Aquarium.html for valuable information. The site recommends that you change 25 to 50 percent of the water in an aquarium once a month, test pH and ammonia daily, and not overfeed your fish. For more tips, research aquariums at http://kids.yahoo.com or www.askkids.com.

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