Week of October 16, 2011

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Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

In what year did Sir Isaac Newton die?

What causes tsunamis?

What language do the Owekeno people speak?

Beat It With FMA

Isaac NewtonForces and Motion Made Easy, www.fmalive.com, takes math and science out of the classroom and onto the stage for a series of fun tests you won't soon forget. Watch the powerful and catchy introductory video to get a glimpse into the beats that rock students into classroom stardom. Check out Newton's Laws for games, downloads, music and more. The explanations that follow the science will have you testing out these theories in no time. You are sure to remember information that you can use on the soccer field! Play smart and win.

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Sea Adventures

clownfishIf you love the ocean, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, www.whoi.edu/
, is the perfect place to get your feet wet. Discover cool jobs in Marine Careers where students, researchers and experts share ideas on futures full of ocean fun. Popular Ocean Topics provides you with up-to-date information on climate change, coastal science, resources, hazards and more. If you want to browse through some dazzling visuals, Multimedia has photo slide shows and videos that capture marine life on film. Pass this on to ocean buffs.

Totally Totem

totem poleThe Enduring Power of Totem Poles, www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/
, celebrates storytelling in an amazing art form. Learn about house poles to discover who lives in a certain place and about memorial poles that commemorate important events. Totem poles are even said to contain the spirits of great individuals, bringing power to the places they inhabit. Select a location on the map to read up on totem pole history in that region and browse through photographs. Bookmark this site for your next school project.

Speak Out

What was your favorite totem pole
featured in Totally Totem?

Speak Out Here!

How Does It Work?

The world is full of all kinds of interesting inventions. Some are pretty simple to understand, like the seesaw at the park, but others, like electronic gadgets, might leave you scratching your head. Fortunately, there are many great websites that explain how different technologies work. Whether you're curious about how rockets fly or want to figure out how the TV remote works, these sites are sure to help.

HowStuffWorks Tech

HowStuffWorks Express

Explain That Stuff!

Everyday Mysteries

How Everyday Things Are Made


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