Week of April 26, 2015
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What type of power does Rusty the Lawnmower use?
Solar power
Vegetable oil
All of the above

What was Amelia Earhart’s nickname?
Lady Air
Lady Lindy
Flight Lady

What is a
A graph that uses shapes to compare information
A graph that uses faces to compare information
A graph that uses pictures to compare information


Queen BeeDan the Gardener, danthegardener.co.uk, and his friends invite you to join their adventures in the Three Little Woods. Dan believes we should view plants as friends and respond to their needs. When a plant’s leaves droop and its soil is dry, it is sad, as it needs water. Did you know that there are 42 species of moles worldwide? These little creatures cause all kinds of problems in a garden. Digger the Mole tells you about his species’ habits. Did you know that bees are responsible for more than just honey? Queenie the Bee explains how bees pollinate one-third of the foods we eat.

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America’s Story

SchoolThe Library of Congress presents America’s Story from americaslibrary.gov, a great resource to use for your next history project. Meet Amazing Americans such as adventurer Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Jump Back in Time to find out what happened on any given day in history, even your birthday. For instance, pick Sept. 20 and read about Elisha Graves Otis’ invention that made skyscrapers possible. Can you guess what it is? Join America at Play and see what kids did for fun over summer vacation in Hit the Road.

Math Terms

FishHave you ever had trouble solving a math problem because you weren’t certain about the definition of some of the words in the question? Harcourt School Publishers Multimedia Math Glossary, hbschool.com/glossary/
, demonstrates math terms clearly to help you understand those tricky questions. For example, what is the difference between an acute angle and a right angle? An animated example makes the concept easy to understand. You can search by grade level or select the first letter of the word from the alphabet at the top of the page. Useful tables are also included, such as Metric, Customary, Time, Money and Symbols.

Speak Out

Do you have a tablet at home?

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Dear Amy: My parents said I could buy a tablet over the summer. How do I choose the right one? — Janie T., Norman, Oklahoma

Dear Janie: The first thing I would recommend you do when shopping for a tablet is to figure out what you will be using it for. It is likely you will have this item for a long time, and it’s important that you choose a device that will meet your specific needs.

For instance, will you be using it for homework help, Internet research, playing games, taking pictures, recording videos or listening to music? This list will help you determine whether you need a tablet with extra storage if you plan to accumulate lots of apps or music.

It’s important to determine your budget, because there is a wide range of tablet features, and tablets typically cost from $100 to more than $1,000. Your mom or dad can help you do some Internet research to begin comparing features and prices.

You can compare many of the features of tablets and the age ranges for which they are appropriate at Best Tablet for Kids: The Ultimate Guide, tabletsforkidsguide.com.


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