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What does the Mark III allow an astronaut to do that other spacesuits do not?
Use a personal parachute
Swim in case of a water landing
Kneel to pick up objects

What are the four parts of a workout?
Stretching, strength training, aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise
Warm up, cardio, strength training, cool down
Aerobic exercise, calisthenics, cardio, cool down

What was the round patch
on Frankie
the Organ
Boy’s lapel?
A work permit
A name tag
A scout badge

Astronaut Outerwear

astronaut floating in spaceHave you ever wondered how spacesuits protect astronauts from the harsh elements of the atmosphere in outer space? The virtual tour of spacesuits through history at NASA – The Spacesuit, nasa.gov/externalflash/
, shows how their design has changed since man first orbited the Earth in 1962. Can you find which spacesuit was constructed in separate pieces so it could fit both male and female astronauts of different sizes? See the first spacesuit designed just for the moon’s atmosphere and worn on the first moonwalk in 1969.

Play Space Race
Space Race

Kid Fitness

girls hula-hoopingGet off your seat and get into tiptop shape with the high-voltage fitness tips at electriKIDS, electrikids.com/
. Do you dread going to P.E. class? Lots of kids feel this way, but getting fit doesn’t have to be boring! Michael the Electridude shows you how to stay active and have fun with his breakdancing moves. Everyone is unique; that is why Make Your Own Workout helps you design one for you. ElectriGirl shares fun facts and tasty recipes. Test your knowledge of fitness terms on The Gameshow’s Word Search.

Spirit of America

paintingTake a virtual trip back more than 200 years and view a stunning exhibit of paintings and objects depicting daily life and culture in Creating America, nelson-atkins.org/studio33/interactives/
. Scroll over paintings in Work & Play to learn interesting facts about each one. Did you know that a common “profession” for working-class boys was selling newspapers? Of the two types of transportation featured in “On the Road,” in Community, which is still used today? The Herter Bookcase may be the fanciest bookcase ever. Find out who carved it.

Speak Out

Have you ever visited an art gallery?
If so, what was your favorite exhibit?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: I’m having a hard time learning to type without looking at the keyboard. What can I do to get better at it? — Morgan, Lincoln, Neb.

Dear Morgan: When I had to learn typing in school, the teacher would tape a piece of paper over the keyboards so we couldn’t look at the keys. I always thought it was annoying, but I know it helped me learn to look at what I’m typing instead of at my hands. It helps if you do this while you type at home, too. An easy way to tell where your fingers should go on the keyboard without looking is by feeling for the little bumps. Most keyboards have a small bump on the F and J keys. Your left index finger goes on the F key, and your right should go on the J key. Once your hands are in the proper position, it’s time to practice, practice, practice.

Honing your typing skills doesn’t have to be boring, though. Try playing a typing game such as Typing Jets or Sky Chase at 4kids.org/games, or Dance Mat Typing at bbc.co.uk/schools/typing. You can also practice proper typing techniques while you are composing an email or chatting with friends on instant messenger. For more tips, visit computerhope.com/issues/ch000752.htm.


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