Week of May 8, 2016
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Whatís the deepest weíve ever dug into the Earth?
5.5 miles
7.5 miles
9.5 miles

What is the highest wind speed ever recorded for an F5 tornado?
150-216 mph
261-318 mph
324-412 mph

In the featured photo, which presidentís daughter appears in her wedding dress?
President Lyndon Johnson
President Henry Ford
President Richard Nixon

News for You

BuildingDo you ever watch the news with your parents and wish there were more stories that interested you? Smithsonian’s Tween Tribune, tweentribune.com, is written just for you! Topics include Animals, Art, Education, Culture, Sports and more. If you like heights, you might want to read about the 70-story slide coming to Los Angeles in Odd News. Learn how you can take a break from screens and busy schedules to try new things in Tweens in the News. Make the most of your summer by trying something new, like a nature-oriented camp or an acting camp.

Play Kangaroo Hop
Kangaroo Hop

Study Tornadoes

TornadoThe United States averages 1,000 tornadoes annually, more than anywhere else in the world. Scholastic’s WeatherWatch, teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/tornadoes, features facts about nature’s most powerful and destructive storms. While most occur from April through June, the U.S. has recorded tornadoes in every month of the year. Check out In-Depth to learn more. Rich Thompson shares storm-chasing stories in Experts Say. The most important action to take if you are in a tornado’s path is to seek immediate shelter. Find more preparation and survival tips in Be Ready!

Step Into the Map

BrideExplore cities around the world in WhatWasThere, whatwasthere.com. Combining photographic history with locations featured in Google Maps makes this a virtual time machine! Anyone can be part of history by contributing old family pictures. People upload photographs, sharing their locations and dates, then Google Maps creates a pin on each location, and you can scroll through its images. Travel to the White House in Washington, D.C., and view photos of presidents and their families. Fly to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower Under Construction in 1888. Where will you go next?

Speak Out

Do you plan to attend a
summer camp this year?

Speak Out Here!

Outdoor Camps

Summer is the time to get outside and take a break from school, homework and indoor activities. One of the best ways to enjoy your summer is to take advantage of various camps available around the country.

Day camps are a great option if you prefer staying close to home. If you don’t mind being away, see if your parents might approve your trying a sleep-away camp someplace you’ve always wanted to visit.

There are camps focused on cooking, computers, design, sports, outdoor adventures, music, theater and more. The following websites may help narrow down your search.

American Camp Association


Camp Channel


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