Week of December 14, 2008

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Who is the Expedition 17 commander?
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Space-Age Kids!

Break out your jet pack and fly away to NASA's Kids Club, www.nasa.
, where you will have some out-of-this-world adventures. If you’re a young gamer, select one of the five skill levels that will put you to the test. You can assemble your fleet of ships in Rocket Builder, or give your memory a workout in Flip Time. Before you sign off and leave this journey among the stars, take time to team up with Buzz Lightyear or WALL-E in their exploration to infinity and beyond!
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Join Up With Junie

Celebrate your childhood when you become friends with Junie B. Jones at www.randomhouse.com/
. Junie is the star character in many books that feature her very funny exploits. If you are looking for a good read, ask your parents to scroll through the many selections. Once you know more about Junie, head over to the Activities section, where you can choose coloring pages or print off Fun Activity Sheets that will have you unscrambling words, solving puzzles and even play games with friends.

Getting to Know You

Find out all you can about amazing and awesome animals at Natural History Notebooks http://nature.ca/notebooks/
. Move quietly when you are looking at the Asian lion in Mammals and learn fun facts about their size, compared to other lions, as well as their demeanor. You can also travel back in time when you click on Dinosaurs, where the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and others are waiting to be discovered. So swim with the fish and creep with the reptiles, but above all, learn something new about our animal friends today.
Speak Out

Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: Where can I get a free online tutor, or do I have to pay for them? — Jazmonae, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Dear Jazmonae: There are many great resources online to help with homework. Personal tutoring services will cost money or might be free for a trial period. Other Web sites have experts that you can e-mail for homework help, such as Ask Dr. Math at http://mathforum.org/dr.math. Another great site is B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper, www.bjpinchbeck.com, where you can find tons of sites to help you with any subject.

Dear Amy: How does a wireless Internet connection work? — Charles, Valenzuela, Philippines

Dear Charles: What do radio, cell phones and wireless Internet have in common? They all are ways of sending information wirelessly. The basic idea is that a device called a router uses radio waves to send information to nearby computers. To use this wireless Internet, a computer needs a wireless network card to connect. You can find out more about how it works at http://computer.howstuffworks.com/wireless-network1.htm.


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