Week of May 11, 2008

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Who made the mysterious art?
Tom Terry
Jerry Clint
Henry Moore
Where is the “Rock Garden” backyard located?
What color is the cardinal in “Bird in a Cage”?

Dare to be a Detective?

Your detective skills are badly needed at The Case of the Mysterious Object, http://kids.tate.org.uk/
. Take your time and get a good look at the mysterious object. Be sure to check out your detective notebook, so you can keep up with all your work. As you examine the sculpture for clues, answer the questions. Once you have all the answers, the identity of the piece will be revealed to you. Good work, Detective! We could not have solved the mystery without you.
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A New Look

Get a look through an independent lens when you take a trip to Off the Map, www.pbs.org/independent
, a collection of photos from around the world. Mouse around the page and click on the first thing that catches your fancy. Tour Backyard Paradises from all over the globe without leaving your home. Travelogue features photos and stories from California to France. Next, test your creativity by designing your own backyard paradise. Then send your creation to your friends.

Seeing Is …

Submerse your visual sense in splendor at The Exploratorium: Seeing, www.exploratorium.edu/seeing. Take a stroll through Exhibits to view special features and to discover new insights on sight. Amazing illusions will challenge your seeing skills, so follow the directions and prepare for a cool experience.Then check in at Ideas and learn new ideas about seeing. Take time to scroll through Links, where you can research how animals see the world, the human visual system, illusions and more. This site is sure to open your eyes to the world around you.
Speak Out

What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?

Speak Out Here!

Whirlwind Tour of Europe

Grab a snack and get ready for a virtual backpacking trip through Europe, and you won't need to bring a toothbrush. There is so much to see and do in Europe that it's hard to know where to start. If you don't know where you want to visit first, go to an online atlas and choose a country that sounds
interesting. Maybe you've been wondering: “Is it actually icy in Iceland?” Before your journey is over, check out European myths, art and wildlife at these sites.

Atlas of Europe

European Tales and Myths

National Gallery Collection Online

European wildlife guide

(The last site is no longer available.)


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