Week of June 17, 2012

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Who is called “The World’s Greatest
Steven Lopez
Rebecca Soni
Bryan Clay

Where were potatoes first grown?
Andes Mountains in Peru
Northern Ireland
Swiss Alps

Who invented earmuffs?
Kathryn Gregory
Chester Greenwood
Chris Hass

Join the Team

snowboarderAsk, Listen, Learn, asklistenlearn.com, is a community of kids who value fitness, academics, helping out in their community or all three. If you like any of these pursuits, you are on the team! Kids who enjoy sports or an active lifestyle might want to visit Superstars to read about other athletes. Swimmer Mallory Weggemann shares her courageous journey to the Paralympics after an injury left her paralyzed. Remmi Smith, the Culinary Kid whose dream of healthy kids led to a show, “Cook Time With Remmi,” helps kids prepare healthy meals.

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Spud Facts

ladybugThe Potato Story, www.thepotatostory.co.uk, uses fun facts, games and videos about potatoes that will have you taking a closer look at your chips and fries! Lifecycles tells about spuds before they arrive at the grocery store and end up on your plate. You are The Potato Detective in Healthy Potatoes, gathering facts to learn why the farmer’s crop is not doing so well. Play the Growing Plants game to discover the life cycle of plants. Did you know that the largest potato ever grown weighed as much as a small dog? Click on the characters for more incredible facts.


inventor boyGrown-ups are not the only inventors of cool stuff. Inventive Kids, inventivekids.com, invites young people to explore their creative side. Did you know that Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old? Hands-on basketball, created by a 9-year-old, shows you where to put your hands to become a better shooter. Invention News is full of awesome inventions that began as great ideas. Play Time Machine in Games and watch ideas from the past transform into modern inventions. Travel to the past in My Inventive Room to see what life was like before the inventions we take for granted.

Speak Out

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Digital Destinations

I’ve always wanted to travel the globe to see all the exotic locations and famous landmarks I’ve heard of and read about. Unfortunately, a world tour costs a lot of money, so instead I’m planning a virtual vacation. There are a lot of places you can explore without even leaving home! In the Google Maps Street View Gallery, you’ll be able to visit art museums, float down the Amazon River, take a private tour of the White House and more. Want to check out locations that are out of this world? Fly to the moon or Mars with Arounder and get a 360-degree view of the landscape.

Google Maps Street View Gallery

Arounder Moon

Arounder Mars


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