Week of October 17, 2010

Cool Spots
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Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

What is a greenhouse effect?
Climate change
More people are growing food in greenhouses
Carbon dioxide slowing the escape of heat from Earth’s atmosphere

What do deep-sea vents spit out?

Cold spring water
Hot, mineral-rich water
Distilled water

What were they mining in the
Black Hills?

Bear Witness to the World

clay artwork of EarthEnvironmental Awareness: Knowing Your World, http://urbanext.illinois.edu/
, will help enlighten and educate young minds to become better global citizens. Learning about global warming, acid precipitation, and energy and ecosystems is not just for scientists. Kids can make a big difference when they use renewable resources and practice water conservation. Just by shortening your shower and encouraging your family and friends to recycle, you can contribute to our planet's health. There is no better way to show your appreciation.

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Escape on an Expedition

tent and people in AntarcticaAs the weather gets colder, you can still escape on a great virtual vacation at OLogy's Expeditions, www.amnh.org/ology/index.
. Check out the Highlights section to see some of the cool stuff this site wants to show you. Take a quiz to find out if you have what it takes to live in a place like Antarctica, or browse through Going Gobi to page through the scrapbooks of two paleontologists. You can also journey down to deep-sea vents and travel the ocean floor. Get clicking to begin your discoveries!

Life in Deadwood

minerThink you know what the Old West was really like? Test your knowledge at The Dakota Experience’s Deadwood Illustrated, www.dakotaexperience.org/
cvfrontier/ deadwood_illustrated
. Start the show as piano music sets the tone. Mouse over the different characters and see what they have to say about life in the Black Hills. Your special mission is to create a magic lantern show, so get to work and put together an entertaining series of slides. At the same time, enjoy learning about life, death and morality from these colorful locals.

Speak Out

What is your favorite Halloween candy?

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Frights and Delights

Halloween is one of the weirdest and coolest holidays. It's the only day of the year where it's totally normal to dress up and ask your neighbors for candy. My favorite part of Halloween, besides the free candy, is coming up with a creative costume. One year I dressed up as a bag of jelly beans! Still need a costume or some party food ideas? These sites have everything you need to gear up for Halloween.

PBS Kids’ Happy Halloween

Creepy Cuisine

Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

Playing It Safe on Halloween


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