Week of April 25, 2010

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

What is Jordy's last name?
Kandinsky Combest  

How big is the giant squid?
15 feet long
35 feet long
50 feet long

What is the
first piece of furniture you
see when you take a tour of the house?
The dresser
The couch
The bed

Dancing Dreams

dancerStep into the shoes of Jordy, a modern dancer, at the Kennedy Center’s A Dancer’s Journal, http://artsedge.
. Open Jordy's locker and see what is expected of her when she joins Martha Graham's dance company. Each role she takes on is featured in a book, so click on one, such as Lamentation, to learn all about the choreography, music and materials that go into the productions. This behind-the-scenes look is priceless for dance lovers and theater enthusiasts everywhere.

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Wonders in the Water

sharkSOS for Kids, www.saveourseas.com/
, invites you to put on your wetsuit and wade into unknown waters to educate yourself about sea life. This site features lots of information on many different ocean dwellers, so be ready! Get a big bite of information on Sharks, where you can find out all there is to know about these toothy creatures, from how they are born to why they are hunted. Next pick another animal, such as the Sea Lion or the Octopus, to uncover tons of cool facts on the critter of your choice. Dive deep and discover!

A Village of the Ancients

stone age childThe BBC's See You See Me: Skara Brae, www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/
, holds many of Scotland's secrets and culture clues. Click on Evidence to take an unforgettable tour around Scotland with Eilidh the archaeologist. Once you have seen the scientists at work unearthing information hidden underground, move over to Activities, where you can decorate pots, create beaded works and play gathering games. Be sure to sit in on a stone circle meeting, and act fast on your decision making before the fire goes out.

Speak Out

What is your favorite piece of
classical music?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: A friend said that on her French calendar, the full moon was a different date than the Jamaican calendar. Aren't the phases of the moon the same in every country? — Susan, Trelawny, Jamaica

Dear Susan: It may sound strange, but the moon looks different in the Northern Hemisphere than it does in the Southern Hemisphere. The Southern Hemisphere’s moon phases appear upside-down compared to the Northern view. However, this doesn't affect the full moon or new moon dates. To learn more about moon phases, check out www.woodlands-junior.kent.
. It's possible that one of the calendars is incorrect. You can check moon phase dates online at www.timeanddate.

Dear Amy: How many muscles are there in the human body? — Malini, San Fernando, Spain

Dear Malini: Scientists haven't agreed on an exact number, but there are more than 630 muscles in the human body. Learn more cool facts about your muscles and other body systems at http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/body/
. You'll have a new appreciation for “what moves you”!


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