Week of October 25, 2015
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To what does 300 Billion Things refer in Math in the Real World?
Stars in the Galaxy
People in the World
Miles around the earth

What is the highest elevation where the Calliope hum-
mingbird has been found?
11,000 feet
13,000 feet
15,000 feet

Which zoo celebrated the birth of twin pandas in August?
The Brook-
field Zoo
The National Zoo
The San Diego Zoo

Homework Help

booksHippoCampus, hippo
, is a collection of more than 5,000 educational videos. Say you have a history test on the Jamestown Settlement coming up: The Virginia Historical Society Collection in History & Government can help you prepare for it. Do you have a writing assignment to get done? Check out the Mt. San Jacinto College Collection in English for resources to get started. The Composition and Writing section will be especially helpful for organizing and editing your work. You may want to bookmark this site!

Play Pony Division
Pony Division

Hummingbird Facts

HummingbirdAlthough fall migration is winding down, if you are lucky enough to live in a part of the Western Hemisphere where hummingbirds are found in summer, you’ll love hummingbirds.net. This site is filled with information on attracting and watching hummingbirds in North America. The common species in the eastern U.S. is the Ruby-throated, although more than a dozen species are found west of the Rocky Mountains. See the Migration Map in Science for the time of year hummingbirds may visit your area.

News for Kids

AtariThe Smithsonian presents news for kids at TweenTribune, tween
. In How Much Would You Pay for the World’s Worst Video Game? a decades-long legend was laid to rest, after workers found hundreds of Atari games in a New Mexico landfill! Read the article in Odd News. Scroll down to Topics such as Education, Food & Health, Sports, Technology, Tweens in the News, Science and more. Is Quicksand Real? Read the article in Science to find out. News is also divided by grade level, so choose from K-12 to check out the stories and videos you and your friends would find interesting.

Speak Out

What is your favorite Halloween tradition?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What is the history of Halloween? — Jacob S., Florence, Kentucky

Dear Jacob: Halloween goes back about 2,000 years. It actually began in Ireland, where the Celts celebrated their New Year on November 1, believing that spirits roamed around the night before the New Year. To protect themselves, they placed food and wine on their doorsteps to keep the spirits away. People would also leave their homes wearing masks, so they would be safe from ghosts. Hundreds of years later, October 31 became All Hallows Eve, now known as Halloween.

Immigrants brought their traditions to America in the 1800s. However, the Halloween we celebrate today is a family-oriented tradition that began in the 1950s. Trick-or-treating can be traced to England, when poor families would beg for food and receive cakes and pastries. This practice was later adopted by children who would go from house to house and be given treats.

You can view videos and learn more about the how the holiday began and is celebrated around the world at History of Halloween, history.com/topics/
halloween/ history-of-halloween


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