Week of March 8, 2015
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To what color can a chameleon change its skin?
Green to reddish brown
Green to purple
Green to black

Where in the Pacific Ocean are the Marshall Islands located?
Along the Equator
Near New Zealand
Between Hawaii and Australia

What percentage of Brazil’s Atlantic
forest has been destroyed?
30 percent
90 percent
50 percent

Take Notes

BookHave you ever wondered if you were studying the most important facts while preparing for a test? One way to make sure is to take good notes. Fact Fragment Frenzy, http://preview.
, will show you how to do just that. The Demo explains the basics. When you are ready to practice, go to Find Fact Fragments. Choose from story topics such as Hummingbird, Chameleon, Porcupine Fish and Aardvark. Drag the words to your notebook, and when you’re finished, you can Print. Next time you are studying, try out your new skills. Practice makes perfect!

Play Penguin Hop
Penguin Hop

CIA Mission

SpyJunior Officer Ava Shoephone needs your help. Mission: World Exploration, cia.gov/kids-page/games/world-exploration, gives you a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) assignment that requires geography knowledge. If you need help, you can consult the World Factbook. Choose a level to get started. You’ll need to know a variety of facts about places around the world. For instance, did you know that Hong Kong is made up of more than 200 islands? In the first level, Ava is searching for a Mr. Kent. Can you help her find him?

Science Games

Flying KidARKive presents Fun Stuff, arkive.org/education/fun-stuff. Did you know that a scientist is like a detective? Many scientists worldwide are trying to figure out how to protect endangered animal species. Join Team Wild, where you’ll play a superhero who protects the planet’s species and habitats from destruction. Print instructions to create your own Shoebox Habitat. Your choices are Winter, Under the Sea, Jungle or Savannah. How much do you know about wildlife? Find out when you take science and wildlife quizzes. Send an e-card with a personal message to friends. Enjoy beautiful images of animals throughout the site.

Speak Out

Is observing Daylight Saving Time still a useful practice?

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Daylight Saving Time

If you remembered to “Spring Forward” this weekend, you may have found yourself wondering about the purpose of daylight saving time. Its history goes back to ancient civilizations, who had to rely on candlelight and torches once the light of day was gone.

Some scientists suggested adjusting clocks to the seasonal changing hours of daylight long before DST was officially adopted by many countries in the world. Learn more at these sites:

Daylight Saving Time

Saving Time, Saving Energy

History of Daylight Saving Time

8 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time


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