Week of January 3, 2010

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What was the median age recorded in Kansas in 2007?

How long do you have to deliver the dish in question to the correct bird?
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When was “Norham Castle, Sunrise: Colour Study” created?

The Census Sees Us

peopleBecome an active citizen at the U.S Census Bureau's Census for Kids, www.census.gov/schools/
. Counting people and recording demographic information is a tough job for sure. But you can get in on the action when you mouse around the Counting Way. By answering the questions about animals and adults and others, you will see how important it is to record accurate numbers. Move on to play word games or test your memory skills when you are ready.
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Serving It Up

bullfinchThe Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has some hungry customers at Bill Please, Waiter, www.rspb.org.uk/youth/
. The Woodland Restaurant is the place to be if you are a bird with a rumbling belly. Your job is to figure out what kind of foods, such as frogs, seaweed and ash seeds, your customers have ordered and make sure you serve them the correct meal. Look out! If you deliver the wrong eats to snapping beaks, things may not work out so well for you. Good luck!

Playing at Art

man with silly grinTate Kids: Discovering Turner, http://kids.tate.org.uk/games/
, wants you to come play with fun and popular subjects in art. First choose the subject you want to see more of. There are many to pick from, with options like buildings, trees and fire. Start with one, and Turner will throw out some additional ideas to add on to your original choice. No matter what you select, Turner will come up with a work of art that matches your requirements. This is a great way to learn about common artistic themes and see them in action.
Speak Out

What are you looking forward to
most this year?

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A New and Exciting Year

There's always something interesting going on, no matter where you live, and this year is no exception! The 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be in Vancouver, Canada, during Feb. 12 to 28 and March 12 to 21, respectively. I always look forward to watching the ice hockey and bobsled events. Some Olympic sports, such as curling look pretty weird, but they're actually really cool once you check out how they’re played. Read up on your favorite athletes, sports lingo and how the games are played at www.vancouver2010.com. Check out More 2010 Information and the Mascots, Games and More page for activities and downloads.

If you're a stargazer like me, you'll be excited to find out about this year's eclipses. The annular solar eclipse will be visible in central Africa and eastern Asia on January 15. If you live in North America or western South America, you'll get to see a total lunar eclipse on Dec. 21. Find out more at http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2010.html. Have a spectacular 2010!


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