Week of March 20, 2011

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Back Issues
Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

Where is Cerro Baul?

What does Martha dislike?
Taking a bath
Wearing shoes

What shape is the HDF in?
A rectangle
A circle
A stair step shape

Amazing and Ancient

statueTake a tour through the Field Museum's Ancient Americas, http://archive.field
. This groundbreaking exhibit introduces you to the many changes the Americas have undergone since the Ice Ages. Click on Interactives to take an adventure to places such as Oaxaca, Mexico, and Cerro Baul. You will be able to see the maps where the expeditions took place and zoom into the areas that have been excavated. Now, move over to Research and Collections to see artifacts that highlight the creativity of many cultures, and meet the scientists who brought this ancient art into your life.

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Out on the Prairie

Book cover from "Little House in the Big Woods"Little House Big Adventure, www.littlehousebooks.com/
, is a celebration of Laura Ingalls Wilder's famous series, where young readers can immerse themselves in timeless tales. Play Find the Difference to see if you can spot the subtle changes in prairie-themed pictures. Do you think you are a Little House book expert? Take a quiz on the book you think you know best. Before you move on, browse through Fun With Little House, where you can make your own journal, try out new recipes and complete cool word searches.

Secret No More!

Hubble Deep Field imageThe Hubble Deep Field Academy, http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
, helps you to uncover the secrets of our cosmos as you test out research methods. All levels are welcome, and the games become more challenging. Try out Stellar Statistician and enter your guess on the number of objects in the Hubble Deep Field, and then collect data to see how close you are. The Cosmic Classifier will have you organizing new data from space, and the Distance Wizard tests how well you can estimate travel time. Enjoy your journey!

Speak Out

What is the best pizza topping?

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Travel Back in Time

Every time you gaze up at the night sky, you're actually looking into the past. Stars other than the sun are light-years away from the Earth, so the light you see coming from the stars is from many years ago. If a star burned out, we would not be able to see it from Earth for a few years, or even millions of years depending on the star's distance. Want to peer into the past? Check out these sites for astronomy tips, maps of the night sky and more.

Become a Stargazer

Tonight's Sky

Your Sky

Neave Planetarium


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