Week of March 29, 2015
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What is the lifespan of a Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot?
10-12 years
60-90 years
25-30 years

In Jesse’s Ice Cream Stand, how much does a bucket of ice cream cost?

At what age did Mozart begin composing music?

Explore the Aquarium

FrogThe National Aquarium, aqua.org/explore/animals, houses more than 17,000 animals. Explore by animal type, characteristics or color. For example, watch the beautiful Peacock Mantis Shrimp in action when you search “green.” Learn why this creature sees better than a human. Did you know that the Blue Poison Dart Frog was not discovered until 1968? Because its skin can emit toxins, you’ll want to keep your distance from this 2-inch amphibian. Jellyfish are 90 percent water. Watch the Blue Blubber Jelly as it bounces.

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Sky Chase

Save Your Money

Ice Cream StandLearn how to be smart with your money as you play the games at Rich Kid Smart Kid, richkidsmartkid.
. Help Jesse decide what size scoop she needs to sell to make a profit at her ice cream stand. Head over to Big Cheese Island, where you have several options to make the money you need to play games. As you play each game, you will learn all about debt by working, investing and borrowing money. Ima will teach you how to make wise investments. Avoid the falling doodads – they will empty your savings bank!

Meet the Composers

RoomVisit the New York Philharmonic Kidzone, nyphilkids.org/games/main.
, for fun games and beautiful music. Choose a portrait in the Composers’ Gallery and learn about famous composers’ lives dating back to the 1600s. Johann Sebastian Bach sang in a choir and played many musical instruments. He is considered the greatest composer of his time. Create your own musical instrument in the Instrument Lab after listening to a variety of instruments’ sounds. Do you play an instrument? When you visit the Musicians’ Lounge, a mentor will help you master your choice of instrument.

Speak Out

Who are your picks for the NCAA Final Four teams? Specify men’s or women’s.

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March Madness

If you are a college basketball fan, you have probably been following the NCAA championship tournament. This weekend, the 68 teams that began tournament play earlier this month have been whittled down to the Final Four.

The term “March Madness” was actually first used in the late 1930s to describe the excitement surrounding the Illinois state high school basketball tournament. That event grew so popular that in the 1940s and 1950s March Madness became its common name.

Read about the history of the NCAA championship tournament at history.com/this-day-in-history/march-madness-is-born. Advancing in this single-elimination tournament is an amazing accomplishment, and trying to predict the Final Four teams is a topic of much debate among fans each year.

Check out some fun trivia facts about college basketball at Kidzworld, kidzworld.com/article/6230-college-basketball-facts-and-records. For instance, did you know that from 1967 to 1976, college players weren’t allowed to dunk the ball?


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