Week of June 28, 2015
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What did the settlers use to split wood into smaller pieces?
A saw
An ax
A froe

What is seismology?
The study of volcanoes
The study of earthquakes
The study of hurricanes

Who is the author of Anne of Green Gables?
Mark Twain
Judy Blume
L.M. Montgomery

Anna Visits Jamestown

JamestownWatch Anna’s Adventures in historyisfun.org/video/an
, a look at what life was like for the first settlers of Jamestown, Virginia. Take a tour of the Susan Constant, the ship that carried settlers to Jamestown, in Ship Shape! The journey was treacherous and filled with many hardships. In Simple Machines, learn about the tools colonists used to make life easier. The Powhatan people knew how to hunt, fish, gather and grow their food, and English settlers learned many skills from them. Learn more in Eat Like a Powhatan.

Play Furious Frogs
Furious Frogs

Scary Events

LavaSome of the most populated places in the world are susceptible to natural disasters. Have you ever wondered why such events occur? Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters, tinyurl.com/qysdgz8, looks at the causes of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes and hurricanes. In Earthquakes and Tsunamis, read about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami caused by an earthquake that made the whole planet vibrate. What causes a volcano to erupt? Watch a video in Volcanoes about how scientists research Italy’s Mount Etna, the most active volcano in the world.

Read for Fun

AliceDo you enjoy reading? Summer is a terrific time to read just for fun! The Library of Congress provides a list of Classic Books, read.gov/books, that you can read online. “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain, will have you on the edge of your seat as you travel the Mississippi River with Tom and Huck. “Alice in Wonderland” is a journey into your imagination, as Alice falls down a rabbit hole and encounters many colorful characters, the likes of which you have never seen before. Join the Darling children as they fly to Never-Never Land with the boy who never grows up, when you read “Peter and Wendy.”

Speak Out

Have you ever experienced a

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: We are visiting the Florida Keys in a few weeks, but it’s the start of hurricane season. Do you have any tips for staying safe if a storm hits? — Bella Y., Jackson, Wyoming

Dear Bella: Typically, when a storm is coming, there will be advance warning so you can prepare. No matter where you’re staying in Florida, your hotel will have a disaster plan and will be able to direct you and your family to a safe place to wait out the storm.

It is important to remember to always stay inside during a hurricane, because the strong winds blow dangerous objects around. On islands like the Florida Keys, you will know in advance of the storm if evacuation is recommended and whether you and your family should be prepared to seek shelter inland.

Your parents can prepare by keeping a first-aid kit, canned food, bottled water, cash and extra clothing in your vehicle. You should also plan to have a place to meet in case you get separated during the storm. As long as you do some planning in advance, there should be no problems. For more tips, check out Weather Wizkids, Hurricane Safety, weatherwizkids.com/weather-safety-hurricane.htm.


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