Week of October 11, 2009

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

How do you use the bathroom in space?
You a regular toilet
You use a vacuum toilet with suction
You use disposable waste bags

How many miles does the dragonfly fly daily?
2.5 miles
5 miles
7.5 miles

How many ads does the average consumer see a day?

Brain Blast

brain eating a sandwichFeed your brain with a cool and tasty Q and A at NASA Brain Bites: Munchies for Your Mind, http://brainbites.
. Maybe you have been wondering why the state of Florida is the perfect place for rocket and shuttle launches, or perhaps you want to know how someone goes about landing such a gigantic spaceship? Scroll through the questions and find out about the far-out facts that surround space travel. Just push play and listen to experts explain the science behind space and learn something out-of-this-world!
Nominate a cool Web site at:

The Wild Outside

deerThe National Science Foundation wants to introduce you to The Secret Life of Wild Animals at www.nsf.gov/news/special_
. No matter where you look in the world, wild animals are present. With new technological advances like tracking systems and hidden cameras, their lives can be studied so that scientists can better understand how animals interact with their habitats. As our planet's available living space shrinks, finding out more about our furry neighbors becomes increasingly important.

Click & Take a Pic!

RooseveltTake a different look at history through the eyes of a camera lens at American Photography: A Century of Images, www.pbs.org/ktca/
. Photography and War shows just how dramatic and controversial battlefield photography can be. Many momentous photos have changed our views on different wars. Photographers have also turned their art into powerful messages to the world in Social Change. In case you are wondering how pictures affect you, click on Persuasion to discover how images speak to everyone.
Speak Out

Which bug bugs you the most?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What are some good Web sites to teach different computer skills in my 3rd-5th grade technology club? — Rose, Jonesboro, Ga.

Dear Rose: Fun Web sites are a great way for students to learn about computers! A good place to start is the Internet for Kids, www.bcls.lib.nj.us/Classes/Intforkids. Another good resource for learning about the Internet is the Help Web at www.imagescape.com/helpweb. Ready for something hands-on? Try Peter’s Online Typing Course at www.typing-lessons.org and learn how to become a typing master. Finally, check out how computers work by clicking around inside a virtual computer case at www.kids-online.net/learn/clickjr/clickjr.html. Have fun!

Dear Amy: My computer always makes a humming noise. Do you know why? — Michaela, Maple Grove, Minn.

Dear Michaela: There are lots of things that might make your computer hum, such as a fan or the hard drive. The trick is knowing whether the sounds your computer is making are normal. Grab a parent and check out Computer Hope, www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000302.htm, to diagnose the mystery hum. Good luck!


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