Week of August 16, 2015
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Where is 99 percent of the calcium in your body stored?
Your liver
Your bones
Your kidneys

What type of aircraft was chosen for the flight?
Douglas DT-2 Torpedo Bomber
Boeing 747
Curtiss P-6 Hawk

What brave young woman ignited the civil rights movement?
Sandra Day O’Conner
Rosa Parks
Michelle Obama

Stay Healthy

ExerciseDid you know that eating healthy and staying active can be fun? Kidnetic, kidnetic.com, provides fun games to put your energy to good use indoors and outdoors, with friends or by yourself. Take the Fitness Challenge in Move, and time your progress from your computer. Healthy snacks don’t have to be boring; try some great recipes like Nuked Nachos or Groovy Grape Ape Smoothies in Eat. Do you think you can walk 10,000 steps in one day? Check out Learn for this and other challenges. Play the Inner G to learn more about how you can take the best care of your body.

Play Capital Penguin
Capital Penguin

Fly Around the World

AirplaneThe National Air and Space Museum presents First Flight Around the World, in Pioneers of Flight, pioneersofflight.si.edu/
. More than a century ago, airplanes weren’t nearly as advanced as they are today. They were made of wood, fabric and wire. In 1924, eight pilots planned to undertake a 26,000-mile flight around the world. In this game, you can help Plan the Flight. It’s trickier than it seems, because airplanes at the time could only travel 600 miles before refueling, and finding a safe place to stop while flying over an ocean could be a challenge.

Amazing Women

SoccerMarie Curie, Rosa Parks and Pocahontas are just a few of the 300 Women Who Changed the World, search.eb.com/women. Their names sound familiar because you hear about them in school, books and television. Now you can learn about their important contributions to the arts, athletics, science, government and literature. At age 15, Mia Hamm was the youngest person ever to become a member of the U.S. soccer team. Did you know that the first computer programmer was a woman? Ada King Lovelace was a brilliant mathematician who was also the daughter of a famous poet. Can you guess who?

Speak Out

What are your goals for the new school year?

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New School Year

Every new school year is a chance for a fresh start. It’s a good time to set goals for yourself and maybe try something new. Being strong academically is always a good goal to have. With that in mind, if there are classes you typically need extra help with, plan to take advantage of after-school tutoring, or study with a friend who does well in that subject. B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper, bjpinchbeck.com, is always a great site to keep bookmarked.

If your goal is to make new friends this year, you might try joining a club or activity you think you’ll enjoy. It’s a fun way to meet new people, because you’ll have something in common right from the start. Whether you like sports, photography, robotics or music, talk to your parents about helping you find a new activity to try.

Every year there will be new students who have moved into your school district, and they can always use a friend to introduce and show them around. Trying new things can be scary at times, but it can also increase your confidence and help you have a terrific school year.

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