Week of October 18, 2009

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What substance can help preserve your DNA?

Where does an unborn baby live when it is inside its mother?
The cervix
The uterus
The ovary

What color hat is used to separate married Zulu women from the rest of the tribe?

Building Blocks

strand of DNADiscover the amazing science behind genetic fingerprints at The University of Utah's DNA Extraction Virtual Lab, http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/
. No two genetic fingerprints are alike, so they can tell a lot about you. There are many different reasons that people undergo genetic testing. Crime labs test individuals to reveal guilt or prove innocence, while medical doctors can determine if you carry certain diseases or have other health issues. Try your hand at DNA testing when you take a cheek swab, analyze human cells and more.
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Staying Happy and Healthy

baby picturesKeep your health in check with About Kids Health, www.aboutkidshealth.ca/
. Click on Health to learn all about common illnesses such as diabetes, asthma and epilepsy. If you have ever wondered about your body’s need to eliminate waste, check out Peeing for more info on this vital function. Life has great info on how new babies affect families and can also help you improve your diet with a better understanding of the food groups. No matter what you read, this site is a great step toward a happier and healthier you!

Dress Code

girl in African clothesClothing is not just about the latest fashions, impressing your friends and keeping warm. TxtStyles/Fashioning Identity, http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/
, will introduce you to how Africans use clothing to communicate special parts of their identity. Did you know that certain African dress can tell others what tribe you belong to, how old you are, and your beliefs, values and ideals? Once you work your way through the different activities, you can text your own style to a friend, create an original symbol to share with others or check your Hat-itiude!
Speak Out

Do you have any brothers or sisters?
If so, how many?

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Be a Schoolwork Superstar

Now that we're knee-deep into the school year, I bet everyone is busy with lots of homework and projects. There's no need to fear. The Web is full of great sites that can help you start that book report or even teach you new study techniques to help you ace your exams. Here are some cool schoolwork sites to get you started. Good luck, students!


Book Report Now!

Discovery Education’s Homework Help


BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

(The second site is no longer available.)


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