Week of September 26, 2010

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Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

What can Carlos create?
Heat and fire
Stink bombs and clouds
Water and geysers

What must the very small object be able to fit into?

A bread box
A 1 dram vial
A petri dish

Who is the
main character in “Summer Children”?

A Rainbow Delight

The Super KidsSnack your way through all the colors of the rainbow at The Super Crew for Kids, www.superkidsnutrition.
. These kids get superpowers from eating foods that feature their favorite hues. Click on one of the characters, such as Marcus, Baby Tom Tom or Penny, to begin. Practice levitation with Kira, who gets her powers from spices and whole grains. If you want to know more about a certain food, just click and get the 411 on the good-for-you goody. Check out your kitchen to see what food colors you can find!

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Teeny Tiny

seashellThe Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects, www.very
, helps organize small, non-living things that many people might overlook. Read Instructions to discover the definition of a very small object. If you find something that meets the standards, you can even send it in to be part of the official collection! The Collection Database is swimming with cool petite surprises, such as shells and beads. Scroll through them to see the site offerings, and then challenge yourself by finding some of your own very small objects.

Genna's Gem

blue ribbonIf you love to read and write, and if books are your “thing,” Genna's World, www.gennasworld.com, is the perfect place for the bookworm in you. Exercise your writing skills when you collaborate with Genna and other authors to create a story. You can also submit book reviews to encourage others to read your favorites. If you are looking for book recommendations, Genna has some good ones for you, such as “A Wrinkle in Time” or a Nancy Drew mystery. You can also find a relaxing good read as you page through submissions from Genna and other contributors.

Speak Out

What is your favorite food to snack on?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: How do you know so much about computers? — Keyonna, Kinston, N.C.

Dear Keyonna: I've always been pretty good at using computers, since I grew up using them at home and at school. I learned a lot in my computer classes at school, but I've also learned a ton of cool things writing for www.4Kids.org. Kids send me all kinds of tech questions, and while I sometimes know the answer, a lot of times I use the Web to find it. A great place to learn about computers is Howstuffworks, http://computer.
. You can learn about everything from how different hardware parts work to how to know if your computer has a virus. Start by choosing a topic or by using the search bar at the top of the page to find something specific.

For questions involving the Web, a site I like to use is The New WWW FAQs, www.boutell.com/newfaq. Here you'll find answers to the most common questions people have about the Web.

If I can’t find the answer at those sites, I’ll use a search engine, such as www.askkids.com, http://kids.yahoo.com or http://kids.aol.com/KOL. Now that you know my secrets, you can be a tech guru too!


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