Week of March 2, 2008

Totally Tintin

Join the ever adventurous Tintin and Great Britain’s National Maritime Museum for The Adventures of Tintin at Sea when you click on www.nmm.ac.uk/tintinfun/
. Help Tintin out of a muddle in Sort It Out where players must put together story segments in the correct order. Next, put your vision to the test as you look at real photos and match them to their comic counterparts. Before you bid Tintin adieu, visit Herge's Studio and see how this masterful, creative genius created Tintin's comic strip from the beginning sketches to the final product.

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What happens during the final phase of comic creation?

Addition of color
Addition of outlines


Where does the bison live?



Who is your servant in Entertaining Elizabeth?


Mammals Unite

Get to know your mammal relatives when you visit the Mammal Family Reunion at www.mnh.si.edu/mammals. Find out just what it takes to be a mammal, like hair or fur, brains and blood. Over time, mammals have changed. Their environment played a major role in their evolution as they learned to adapt to new circumstances. Get a closeup look at all the continents where mammals reside. Then select a particular ecosystem and find out more about the cool mammals that live there.

Gaming for a Good Time

Ready for some fun? English Heritage at www.english-heritage.org.uk/
invites kids of all ages to play great interactive games sure to keep you entertained for a long time. Maybe you want to discover how monks lived in the Whitby Abbey? Or, you can take an underwater dive to explore more about the HMS Colossus shipwreck and the items left behind. Next, protect party guests from an escaped lemur named Jonngy. Later, prepare your castle for a royal guest who expects some excellent entertainment. Have fun! (This site is no longer available.)

Who is your favorite historical figure?


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Sort It Out

It's almost springtime, and you know what that means! It's time to do a little spring cleaning. Cleaning and clearing the clutter out of your room is a great opportunity to do something good. Old or outgrown clothes that still look nice can be donated to help those in need. For other items you don't use anymore, such as games, toys or CDs, try having a “swap meet” with your friends. Have a few of your friends gather items they don't want anymore, then meet up and swap. Swapping goods with friends is fun and is a great way to get some cool goodies that somebody else doesn’t want anymore. As some people say, “One man's trash is another man's treasure.”

For old items that nobody seems to want, sort them into two piles, one for trash and one for recyclables. Many things such as batteries, old cell phones and other used electronics need to be properly recycled instead of thrown into the trash. To find out where to recycle these items, visit http://earth911.com and search for a recycling center near you. Way to be clutter-free!


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