Week of September 2, 2007

Colonial Cartoons

The Kid's Zone invites you to tour Colonial Williamsburg at www.history.org/kids. Look at the different cartoon scenes and choose a person that you want to learn more about. Pilar, Ben and Matthew will introduce you to people like Thomas Jefferson or James Anderson, a local blacksmith. Click on Games & Activities to solve daily jigsaw puzzles, chase chickens, shuffle sheep and maybe even spare a colonist or two in Pardon or Pillory. Play Brickmaker Build-up to see if you have what it takes to lay a stong foundation.

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

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How many siblings did Thomas Jefferson have?



What planet is known as “the red planet?”



How many dimensions does a circle have?


Universal Fun

Prepare yourself for an interactive intergalactic journey into outer space with Planet 10, at www.planet-science.com/planet10/solar_preload.htm. Explore planets, comets, asteroids and more, as you buckle in for the ride of your life at Solar System Fly-through. Try your hand at creating a unique planet in World Builder, but arrange your planets carefully to ensure success. Visit any planet that interests you to find out more about the conditions there. Then test your deep space smarts and take a quiz and find out how much you really know.

Math and More

Listen up all you science and math lovers! Physics and mathematics unite for a true brain temptation in Zona Land at http://zonaland
. Choose the subject that you enjoy the most, and jump in for a good time. In More Science than Mathematics, you can visit the physics department to learn more about mechanics, waves and light. More Mathematics than Science is full of challenging math concepts like trigonometry and geometry, where you can solve functions and graph data. Math and science can be challenging, but analyzing these puzzles is guaranteed fun!

What is the best part of being back in school?


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Prized Science, Part 1

At the beginning of the school year, I like to start planning a good science fair project. Many kids who have written to me asked for advice with their projects. I decided to ask an expert to share some background information and tips on science projects. Madeline, the creator of www.super-science-fair-projects.com, gave me some great information that I can pass on to you! Here’s what Madeline had to say:

“Science fair projects encourage kids to explore science and discover how the world works. Doing a project for a science fair is like being a detective because you are always uncovering clues, one step at a time. Finally you discover the solutions ... maybe not what you anticipated.

“Science projects are also a great starting point for a fantastic career in the field of science. Super Science Fair Projects at www.super-science-fair-projects.com assists you in uncovering what science fair projects are, what types of projects win science fairs, and how parents can help their kids succeed.”

Check out next week’s issue for the Best 10 Science Tips on the Planet!


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