Week of July 8, 2012

Cool Spots
Back Issues
Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

Who introduced printmaking in Cape Dorset?
James Houston
Peter Pitseolak
Un’ichi Hiratsuka

Which dinosaurs are not extinct?

Where did the idea for smories come from?
A school project
Two kids recording stories on an iPod
A children's book club that wanted to create a unique website

Inuit Art

art printThe Canadian Museum of Civilization presents Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset, civilization.ca/capedorset
. This national treasure spans five decades and offers a unique look at the history of art and culture in Canada. Each print involves two artists and a combination of techniques such as stonecut or etching. Read about the process and listen to interviews with printmakers and artists as you explore each page. Once you’ve seen the collection, visit Play and become a translator, solve a puzzle or take a quiz!

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Real Science

scientist in labImagine what life would be like without electricity, plastic or medicine. Understanding Science, undsci.berkeley.edu, examines science in everyday life. The Resource Library reviews the basics, then moves on to Science in Action, a collection of fascinating case studies. Find out how a can of hairspray led two scientists to earn the Nobel Prize and change environmental policy in Ozone Depletion: Uncovering the Hidden Hazard of Hairspray. Asteroids and Dinosaurs strives to answer the question: What happened to the dinosaurs?

Kids Read

Smories kidsSmories, smories.com, is a vast collection of videos of children from the United Kingdom reading their favorite stories. Reading can be an awesome adventure. Join David as he tries to discover how to become a magician in The Magic Trick. Sail around the world with Roy the Sailor and learn how to lose your fear of the dark. Find out what happens when Princess Pink gets tired of everything pink and tumbles through a secret trapdoor into a bag of colors! Whether you want one more bedtime story or a fun way to pass the time, enjoy “smories” anytime on your computer, iPhone or iPad.

Speak Out

What’s your favorite book?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What is the most dangerous type of bug on the planet, and where is it found? — Kenny, Brandon, Fla.

Dear Kenny: The world’s deadliest bug is a lot more common than you might think. The female anopheles mosquito can carry many diseases, including malaria, which causes between 1 and 3 million deaths each year. To find out more about the most dangerous insects, visit factmonster.com/
. Although malaria isn’t common in the U.S., mosquitoes can transmit other diseases. It’s a good idea to wear insect repellent and clothes that loosely cover your body when you’re outside in the evening. For more mosquito safety tips, visit cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails

Dear Amy: How many people are on the Internet right now? — Andjhde, New Dehli, India

Dear Andjhde: According to internetworldstats.com/stats.htm, there are currently more than 2.2 billion Internet users globally. Asia has the most Internet users, but North America has the highest percentage of the population online at nearly 80 percent. There isn’t any way to know how many people are online at a given moment, but I’m guessing it’s a lot!


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