Week of March 16, 2014
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What did James Eads invent to explore the bottom of the Mississippi River?
A diving bell
A diving boat
A diving suit

In I Spy, which vegetable is popular during Halloween?
Candy Corn

What two types of waste are processed at the landfill?
hazardous and non-hazardous
liquid and solid
solid and hazardous

Explore the River

BridgeCan you imagine walking on the bottom of the Mississippi River? Discover the Secrets of a Master Builder, pbs.org/
, who did just that. In the 1800s, traveling long distances by land was difficult, especially when it came to crossing a large river. Meet James Eads, builder of the first steel bridge in the world, in The Film & More. He also devised a way to dive to the bottom of the river to explore and salvage lost cargo. Meet people who influenced him in People & Events, then view his designs in the Gallery.

Play Puppy Chase
Puppy Chase

Mind Games

oochinaProblem solving is all fun and games at KidPsych, kidspsych.org/oochina.html. Are you good at solving riddles? Use your skills to help Oochina on the Farm as she tries to move the chicken, the fox and the grain across the river safely. It’s trickier than you think; the boat only has room for one at a time, and you don’t want to pick the wrong one. Join Oochina in Space and type the secret code to get the space station’s engines working. The Doughnut-O-Matic is making doughnuts too quickly! Can you solve the Doughnut Dilemma in 30 seconds and match the shutdown combination before it explodes?

Manage a City

garage saleVisit Recycle City, epa.gov/recyclecity, and explore the town to find things that can be reused. Gather information about how each residence and business does its part to recycle, reuse and properly dispose of waste. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in charge of an entire city? Play the Dumptown Game, where you’re City Manager. Your first job is to clean up Dumptown. You have several programs to choose from, so look for the most effective ones. Check Activities for ideas you can use in your own community.

Speak Out

What is your favorite St. Patrick’s Day activity?

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St. Patrick’s Day

Most of us know to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but have you ever wondered what the holiday is really about? Who was St. Patrick? What significance do shamrocks, leprechauns and the color green have? Fortunately, there are plenty of places online to find out everything you want to know about the holiday and some fun activities to do to celebrate with your friends.

St. Patrick’s Day – Kids Konnect

St. Patrick’s Day – National Day of Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas and Activities for Kids


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