Week of June 6, 2010

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Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

Where did George Washington live?
Mount Vernon
The White House

What does “PET” stand for?
Positron Emission Tomography
Positional Electonic Topography
Proton Electric Transmitter

Who photographed “The Wall”?
Gabrielle Thomas
Jake Gutierrez
Kenneth Ojeda

Washington's World

George WashingtonZoom back into the past and get to know our first president at George Washington's World for Kids, www.washingtonsworld.org. This site offers way more than a history lesson, so get ready for a virtual trip you won't soon forget. Click on Washington's Treasures, where you will play great 3-D games as you roam through his life and discover important facts about the place he called home. You can also try your musical stylings at Harpsichord Hero and then take on a military role in Bombarding Yorktown.

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The Medical Scoop

scientist and brainInside Story: Physics in Medicine invites future doctors and nurses to test their skills at
www.insidestory.iop.org. You will be exploring the human body while trying out new technologies, so prepare yourself for the challenge. Delve into the brain using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, to see the kinds of neurological activity that take place in your head. Next, wind your way through the intestines as you perform a virtual colonoscopy. You will also perform PET scans and use radiology to treat tumors.

A Camera in Hand

photograph of a puppyFind new inspiration for your photo journals at Community Photoworks Gallery, http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3903/
. Kids just like you ventured out to record the happenings around them through photography. Once their pictures were taken, they worked on their storytelling skills to help the photos come to life. Click through the online gallery to see beautiful photos and read the special stories that accompany them. Now, go get your camera and begin to record the world around you today.

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Cell Phone Smarts

Having your own cell phone is a big responsibility. Whether you've got one or you hope to convince your parents to get you one, it's important to know some cell phone safety basics. Lots of phones are “smart phones” that will let you surf the Web and download applications. The same safety rules you follow on the computer apply to phones with the Internet, too. In addition, it's a good idea not to talk or to text with strangers. If you don't recognize a phone number, you don't have to answer. Let the caller leave a voicemail message, and then you can check to see if it was an important call. You can also put your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry, which prevents telemarketers from calling a home or mobile phone. To register, visit https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx.

Be sure to talk to your parents or guardians about cell phone safety and other rules for using a cell phone responsibly. For a list of safety tips to discuss with them, visit www.safekids.com/cell-phone-safety-tips. Now you’ll be safe both online and on the go!


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