Week of January 13, 2013
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What group created the ‘My top five hilarious stories’ list?
The Saltburn Story Club
The Birmingham Book Club
The Silly Stories Society

What is the most common element?

Why did pharaohs build pyramids?
To serve as homes for the pharaohs after death
As a monument to Egypt's greatness
To attract tourists

Calling All Bookworms

boy readingIf you love to read, the Guardian’s children’s books site, guardian.co.uk/
, is made for you. Watch Why We’re Taking Part to hear why kids appreciate the chance to discover literature from a kid’s point of view. If you’re looking for something new to read, you’ll find exclusive trailers for great books in Videos. You can also delve into the imaginations of authors in short videos that share their points of view. Do you like to read reviews before starting a new book? Reviews and Top 10 lists from other kids will help you decide which series to read next!

Play Dolphin Feed
Dolphin Feed

Atomic Adventures

moleculesWelcome to Nanospace, nanospace.molecularium.
, an amusement park comprised of the tiniest units of matter. Begin your adventure when you select the molecules on the wall in the Hall of Atoms & Molecules. When you exit the movie, you can enter the H20 Park and choose the beaker to play Who Wants to be a Quindecillionaire? Better brush up on your water facts: if you miss a question you go back to Level 1! Do you like video games? Follow the lighted hallway to a most unique arcade. Try to neutralize ions before they reach the water in Ion Storm.

Bronze Age Exploration

statueGo back in time 3,000 years and play Shipwreck: An Ancient Sea Trade Game, metmuseum.org/content/
. In 1982, a Turkish diver discovered a ship that had sunk off the coast of southern Turkey. It set sail during the time of King Tut, carrying items such as ivory, gold and silver. Navigate the map and answer questions to build your ship. Now go back in time and try to take the ship on a journey. If you succeed, you become a wealthy trader. If you fail, your ship will be destroyed by a tidal wave or sea creature. Watch divers excavate the real site in the INA Video.

Speak Out

If you could time travel,
where would you go? Why?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What’s the difference between global warming and climate change? — Sydney, Raleigh, N.C.

Dear Sydney: Although these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they’re actually two different things. Global warming refers to an increase in the Earth’s average surface temperature over time, whereas climate change refers to the variations in climate caused by this temperature increase. When the Earth’s temperature rises, it affects more than just the weather. Oceans, polar ice caps, plants and animals are all impacted. To learn more about climate change, visit epa.gov/climatechange/kids/faq.html.

Dear Amy: Where can I publish my writing? — Anna, Amarillo, Texas

Dear Anna: A great place to start is KidPub, kidpub.com, where you can share your stories online. If you are interested in publishing a book, KidPub also publishes books by kids and teens. Another option is to submit your work to a magazine. Skipping Stones, skippingstones.org, and Creative Kids Magazine, ckmagazine.org, both feature stories, articles and poems by kids. Be sure to read all the guidelines carefully before submitting your work. Good luck!


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