Week of December 9, 2007

Powering Your World

Energy Kids' Page at www.eia.doe.gov/kids is generating some serious buzz with tons of energetic information. Click on Energy Facts and discover the many sources of energy, from gas to geothermal, that we use. Travel back in time in Energy History and learn about all the amazing people who contributed to energy and science. From the first fires to nuclear reactors, people have made serious advancements in energy. So, before you turn off the lights tonight, think of all the cool ways energy affects your everyday life.

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

Where was Georg Simon Ohm born?



Who is the Story Mountain guide?

Trudy the rabbit
Troubadour the bear
Sidney the seal


What is the capital of Japan?



Your Mission Is ...

Attention, Attention! Kind News invites all young animal lovers to join its Mission Humane! at www.kindnews.org. First, browse through In The News to find out what's going on in the animal world. How to Help has tips you can use to stop animal cruelty. You can also learn how to start a Humane club in your area to keep animals safe. Visit the Hall of Fame to check out young and inspiring humane heroes. Click on Calendar to see the exciting events coming your way this month. Complete rescue activities in Printables and show how much you care.

Travel in Time

The Time Trek Travel Agency has planned a trip just for you at http://library.thinkquest.
. Click on the Time Trek 3000 terminal to begin your journey. Look at the world map and choose what region you want to visit, then decide on a time period, present or past, that interests you. Ready to go? Pull on the lever and you’re on your way! Many destinations feature a local guide who will give you specifics on culture and geography as well as the impact of science and technology there. Safe travels as you roam the world.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: When I get on one particular Web site, an error message always appears. Why does this happen? — Breanna, Canton, Ohio

Dear Breanna: It sounds like you have a common case of a browser crash, which is when an error causes your Internet browser to stop working and suddenly close. There are many different things that can cause this to happen. If your Internet browser crashes frequently at lots of different sites, you might have spyware or a virus on your computer. Try running a spyware and virus scan on your computer to find and eliminate the problem. It’s always important to run these scans regularly to keep your computer working properly. If you don’t have an anti-virus program, ask your parents to purchase one or download free at http://free.avg.com.

If your Internet browser crashes on a particular Web site, you probably have a conflict with what version of Java you are using. A lot of Web sites, especially game sites, use Java to display content. If you are not using the latest version of Java, these types of sites can cause your browser to crash. You can download the latest version of Java at www.java.com/en/download.

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