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If there is a fire, what is the first thing you should do?
Call 911
Stop, drop and roll
Get low and get out

In Tornadoes, what does CHUB stand for?
Cover head, under bed
Closet, hallway, under stairs, bathroom
Caves, houses, underground, basement

Which famous philosophers lived in Athens?
Socrates and Plato
Aristotle and Thales
Pythagoras and Democritus

Fire Safety Smarts

group of kid charactersNow you can become a Fire Safe Kid, firesafekid.org, and help your family and friends learn just what to do to stay safe! Did you know that there are many items in your home that could start a fire or burn you? Some of these items should be used only by grown-ups. Enter the Kids Zone and play Hot or Not to find out which things you should avoid touching. Then Dress the Firefighter, but move fast, because the alarm is sounding! There are a few simple things to know about fires. Take the Fire Safety Quiz to find out what they are.

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Dolphin Dash

Extreme Weather

OwlyJoin the Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure, youngmeteorologist.org/
, presented by PLAN!T NOW. Help Owlie complete the challenges and earn your Young Meteorologist Certificate. Click Play Game to begin. Oh no! Owlie is freaking out because a hurricane is coming. Can you get him out safely? You have to be smarter than the weather to survive. Excessive rain, a hurricane or melting snow can cause flooding. A tornado is a rotating cloud with winds that can reach more than 200 mph. Watch what can happen when a tornado hits a skyscraper, house or truck.

Voyage to Ancient Greece

AthenaThe Children’s University of Manchester explores Ancient Greece, www.childrens
. Discover Ancient Greece through an interactive map that highlights major cities and what they were known for. You will recognize landmarks such as the Parthenon and the Temple of Apollo. Greek Religion and the Gods have fascinated people for centuries. Click on the gods or goddesses to see why. The first Olympic Games were held nearly 3,000 years ago, and some of the events may surprise you. See how far you can launch a rock with a Catapult, then Ride the Chariot around the track in record time.

Speak Out

How does your family prepare
for inclement weather?

Speak Out Here!

A World of Languages

I have always been fascinated with other cultures, especially their languages. I learned some Spanish and French in school, and even picked up a few Swahili words while visiting the African animals exhibit at the zoo. When I need to brush up on my vocabulary, I like to check out language learning books at the library and play foreign language games online.

It’s really easy to find resources for popular languages such as Spanish, Italian, French and German, but where do you go if the language you want to learn is more obscure? Digital Dialects, digitaldialects.com, offers basic vocabulary games for 60 different languages, from Afrikaans to Zazaki. Many of the games include audio so you can hear how the words and phrases should sound. Try saying the words out loud as you play.

If you want to expand your vocabulary or check out even more language options, visit Learn Languages at mylanguages.org. This site covers 95 foreign languages and has tips to help you learn any of them.


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