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Thursday, April 25, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge, Principal and Rodney Martinez, Dean of Students Science Fun for Your Kids There is no school subject quite as ripe for family fun as science. In addition, it is an area where children need extra enrichment now, more than ever, because the na- tional No Child Left Behind initiative i s causing schools to focus more intently on math and reading and spend less cIassroom time on science. That is where you can make a big difference in your child's learning, and have a great time doing it. Check out these terrific resources. On the Internet: There is no excuse ever again for a child to say he or she has nothing to do. The Internet is your family's door to a wonderland of science games and activities--and your children will not even notice they are learning. These are just some of the excellent sites available for you and your kids. Puzzles, games and science fair ideas are just a few of the resources in this science-dedicated site for chil- dren and their families, www.sciencenewsforkids.org From developing "accidental scientists" in the kitchen ,to exploring human perception, this site is chock-full of some of the most fun science activities ever assembled. www.exploratorium.edu Find interactive games galore on geography, as- tronomy and zoology, http://kids.nationalgeographic. comdGames Remember that old game Operation? Kids can play a virtual version online at this-site, while learning how different systems of the body work. This fun site, from London's Centre of the Cell will keep school kids (and their parents) entertained and informed, www.centre ofthecell.org/centre/?page_id=301" This great resource for families offers dozens of safe, educational home experiments using materials easily found around the house. It's divided into categories, including water, structures, the five senses, patterns, life sciences, forces and energy, engineering and chemistry. http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci Check out the cool resources available at this site from the land down under, the National Science and Tech- nology Centre in Australia. www.questacon.edu.au/ activities From egg-speriments to fun tricks like the giraffe spit experiment, this great site lets kids have fun learning through experimenting, discovering things like how polar bears stay warm and the ecological consequences of oil spills. WWW.sandiegozo0.org/education/ science_experiments.html Games, puzzles and activities about the Earth and the solar system can be found at this site. www.windows. ucar.edudtour/link=/games/games.html Enlisting the help of Tinker Bell and the rat from the movie Ratatouille, the U.S. Department of Eilergy pro- vides a great selection of games and activities on en- ergy and conservation, www.eere.energy.gov/kids/ games.html If you ever finish doing all the cool science experi- ments on this site, you can check out the other activities that get kids" brains engaged too. www.funology.comd laboratory On Television: The Discovery Kids Channel is prob- ably the best source of science-oriented television shows for kids these days, offering both Bindi the Jungle Girl and Grossology. Books: The Magic School Bus series, a classic collec, tion of books, lets kids follow Ms. Frizzle into the bi- zarre and amazing world of science, from inside the body to outer space. Looking for a great collection of activities to do at home? Get your hands on either of these: The Kids" Science Book: Creative Experiences for Hands-On Fun or The Everything KMs" Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, and Measure Gravity--Chal- lenge the World Around You! Magazines: Children love getting their very own magazines in the mail during the year. Depending on the age of your children, any of these will open their eyes to the science and the world around them: Click Magazine, ASK, Odyssey Magazine, Ranger Rick and Na- tional Geographic Kids. Build bonds with your children SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR, DONNA GRANT FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *JOHN PHILLIPS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 981-0434 or 981-4293 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB . 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 i LIBRARY HOURS Monday Thfxsda 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-Latxr Day) by exploring some of these sites online. Go to the li- brary to pick up back issues of the magazines or copies of the books and set some time aside to help your chil- drendiscover the wonders of the scientific world. Learn- ing has never been so much fun! Norwalk Girls Track Results The Norwalk Girls" Track team took advantage of the warm weather Monda3 April 8, to win their home co- ed track meet. They scored 149 points to beat the field of nine by 20 points. Along with a great win, the shuttle hurdle team of Hannah Hoover, Jordyn Marvelli, Ash- ley Williams and Rachel Johnson broke the school record. They ran a time of 1:08.24. Top finishers for Norwalk are as follows: Shot Put-lst, Talia Zook 34'4"; Shuttle Hurdle-lst, Hannah Hoover, Jordyn Marvelli, Ashley Williams, Rachel Johnson 1:08.24; 400m-1 st, Sam Feller 1:00.41; 100 Hurdles-lst, Hoover 17.25; 400 Hurdles-lst, Jaycie Owens 1:11.61; Sprint Medley-lst, Marvelli, Samie Brooner, Tayler Rogers, Feller 1:54,93; 4xl00-1st, Mar- velli, Rogers, Hoover, Johnson 52.29; 4x200-2nd, Rog- ers, Megan Westhoff, Melanie Riordan, Dana Billings- ley 1:54.03; 4x400-2nd, Feller, Owens, Megan Westhoff, Sarah Adams 4:19.48. High Jump-3rd, Tori VanVelzen 4"10"; Discus-3rd, Zook 111-04; 4x800-3rd, Adams, Cassidy Gornick, Katie Meinecke, Hannah Schiltz 10:23.58; Distance Medley- 3rd, Westhoff, Riordan, Jordyn Phipps, VanVelzen 4:49.03; 100m-4th, Billingsley 13.90; 100 Hurdles-5th, Jessica VanZuuk 17.83; 200m-5th, Rogers 27.81; 400 Hurdles-5th, Taylor Voite! 1:.14.16; 1500m-5th, Meinecke 5:22.30; 400m-6th, Tisheena Huss 1:05.65; 800m-6th, Adams 2:35.15; 1500m-6th, Gornick 5:28.53; 100m-7th, Brooner 14.17. ii h clip and save Norwalk Schools Phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration 981-0676 High School (Grades 10-12) 981-4201 .High School Activities ........... .. .... 981-4204 Eastview 8/9 School Middle 617 School Lakewood Elementary (Grades 3-5) Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-2) Transportation Office (Bus Barn) Food Service/Nutrition Office Building & Grounds Office 981-9655 981-0435 981-1850 981-1005 981-0016 981-9876 981-0917 I seewN00 rile NORWa,KaReA S00NCe 00986 llmmll I We Repair All Makes & Models! 802 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211 _ Phone:515-981649 Residence:515-287-6512 /l-7----,,.IB| WE'RE A (NA AUTO CARE CENTER Is your ready for  9 Are you  out of .................. 9 If so, contact Let us do the work...we set up before and clean up after your party. 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