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When it gets very hot, it can be more challenging to get out and exercise, but you can exercise at home with a jump rope! On page 13 find some fun jump rope games and read about the Bouncing Bulldogs' upcoming trips to compete in the World Jump Rope Championship in Orlando, Florida, and Paris, France this month. You can also beat the heat by going on a family walk in the shady woods at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. On page 12 read about special events at the Botanical Gardens this month celebrating the importance of bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Summer is a great time to explore the North Carolina Zoo's new "Dino World" giant animatronic dinosaur exhibit, along with fun events throughout the summer. On July 26th, experience something “Nu” at the North Carolina Zoo: connect with nature while listening to the sweet sounds of Bluegrass’ fastest rising act, Nu-Blu. To order tickets, visit the zoo’s website www.nczoo.org and click on tickets or events. On pages 6 and 7, read about the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' State Dinner hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama that will take place at the White House on July 10th. Meet North Carolina's 2015 Healthy Lunchtime challenge winner, Alexander Tschegg and try out his healthy recipe. This month we'll meet the leopards Savannah and Ramsey at the Conservators Center (near Mebane, NC). Savannah and Ramsey love to show off their spots! You can go for a tour at the Conservators Center this Summer and meet the leopards and the other animals you have been reading about each month in ChillKids magazine! Have a jovial July!
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Planning a Visit to Europa By Katie McKissick National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Europa is one of Jupiter’s moons. It’s about the size of our moon. Europa is a very special moon in our solar system because it might be able to support living things. Beneath its icy crust, there could be an ocean with twice as much water as there is in Earth’s oceans.
Europa’s bright ice shell is covered with reddish-brown cracks. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute
We know a lot about Europa from NASA’s Galileo mission, which visited Jupiter over 10 years ago. We have also taken pictures of it with the Hubble Space Telescope. But now NASA plans to send a spacecraft, a machine that flies in space, right to Europa to learn more. It will loop around Jupiter and fly by Europa 45 times over three years. It will get as close as 16 miles (25 kilometers) above the icy surface.
Even though the spacecraft isn’t landing on Europa, we can still learn about very small things too. The spacecraft can measure the very thin atmosphere there. It will find out how much water and other particles are floating around in it. We can even find out what kinds of salt and other small molecules are in Europa’s ocean. There is a lot to be excited about, but we’ll have to wait a while to learn all these things. The mission will launch in the 2020s, and it will take years for the spacecraft to reach Europa. Until then we can look at all the beautiful pictures we have of this icy moon and think about what we’ll find there.
What will the spacecraft do when it gets there? The spacecraft will have nine machines that will make different measurements of Europa. Using cameras, radar, and other devices, This image of Jupiter's beautiful moon Europa was we will learn all kinds of new things about this interesting moon. taken by the Galileo Orbiter spacecraft in 1998. We’ll learn more about the surface and get detailed pictures of it. We’ll find out how thick the crust is and how much water is under it. We will even be able to measure how deep and salty the ocean is. How warm and cold are different parts of the moon? We’ll find that out too. The spacecraft will also measure the magnetic field around Europa.
Europa is far from the sun, but it’s warmed by heat from friction. Find out how. Visit http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/europa
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Draw an arrow from the prey in the bottom row to the predators in the top row that eat them. Predators may eat more than one kind of prey.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN Healthy Recipe Wins North Carolina 8-year-old Chef a Trip to the White House
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Congratulations Alexander! Alexander Tschegg of Matthews, North Carolina was one of 55 children ages 8-12 years old whose recipes were recently announced as the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winners (Read all about the challenge on page 7). Alex and his mother will spend 3 nights in Washington, DC, where they and the other challenge winners will attend a White House Kids' "State Dinner" hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama, visit the White House Kitchen Garden, meet celebrity chefs and take a tour of he Julia Child's kitchen at the National Museum of American History. In an interview published on June 16th, Alex told Jane Wester of the Charlotte Observer that his family grows their own lettuce, tomatoes, berries and other produce in their backyard and at a Community Garden in downtown Matthews. Alex will turn 9 years old 2 days after the White House Kids' "State Dinner." What better way to celebrate your birthday than at a White House dinner hosted by the First Lady? Congratulations to Alex! Try Alex's winning Curried Chickpeas with Baked Tofu over Cilantro Rice recipe (at right), and get to work on creating your own healthy recipes with your family!
Curried Chickpeas With Baked Tofu over Cilantro Rice 1 (15-ounce) package extra-firm tofu 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional) 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced ½ teaspoon salt Nonstick cooking spray 4 cups vegetable broth 3 cups brown rice ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 large onion, peeled and diced 4 bell peppers, assorted colors, seeded and diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder 1 (14-ounce) can low-fat coconut milk ½ cup low-fat milk [Ed. note: Can substitute with ½ cup almond milk or soy milk, unsweetened.]
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well ½ teaspoon salt Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the tofu on a paper towel-lined plate and press with another paper towel to squeeze excess water out of the tofu. Cut into bite-sized cubes. In a medium bowl, combine the whole-wheat flour, nutritional yeast (optional), garlic, and salt. Add the cubed tofu and toss to coat the pieces in the flour mixture. Spray a baking sheet to prevent sticking and spread the tofu in a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes, gently stirring once during baking so all pieces are evenly browned. While the tofu is baking, in a large stockpot, boil 2 cups of water, the, vegetable broth, and rice over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 45 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Remove the rice from the heat and add the chopped cilantro. Heat the canola oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook for about 8 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic, curry powder, coconut milk, low-fat milk, chickpeas, and salt, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. To assemble, layer brown rice, curry sauce, and finally baked tofu on top. Makes 8 servings.
Find all 55 winners and recipes online (and the free 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge e-cookbook) at www.pbs. org/lunchtimechallenge.
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2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Winners First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Winning Recipes in Nationwide Healthy Lunchtime Challenge - Winners to Attend Kids’ State Dinner at the White House
Washington D.C. – First Lady Michelle Obama, PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have announced the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge for kids that promotes cooking and healthy eating.
Winners representing all U.S. states, four territories, and the District of Columbia will attend a Kids' “State Dinner” at the White House hosted by Mrs. Obama on July 10. The 55 aspiring young chefs and a parent or guardian will join the First Lady for a healthy lunch, featuring a selection of the winning recipes, followed by a visit to the White House Kitchen Garden. Contest winners also will get to meet celebrity chefs, and take a private tour of Julia Child’s kitchen at the National Museum of American History. “Reading over these winning recipes, two things become very clear,” says First Lady Michelle Obama. “America’s kids are passionate about not just eating healthy food, but about cooking healthy food, too. And we’re raising some truly inventive and talented chefs. I can’t wait to meet our 2015 winners and try some of their recipes at the Kids’ “State Dinner.’” This is the fourth year of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner" in which 8-12-year-old kids across the nation are invited to create a lunchtime recipe that is healthy, affordable, original, and delicious. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge received almost one thousand entries featuring wholesome, tasty ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans (for example, chickpeas, cauliflower, and quinoa were popular healthy ingredients).
A Sample of the Winning Recipes ALASKA: Sable Scotton, Age 10, Deliciousness over Rice ARIZONA: Nia Thomas, Age 10, Oodles of Zoodles with Avocado Pistachio Pesto GUAM: Gracie Giles, Age 9, Y'obama Yakisoba ILLINOIS: Shreya Patel, Age 9, Garam Masala Quinoa Burger with Raita
Gracie Giles of Guam (above) is a 2015 challenge winner with her "Y'obama Yakisoba" recipe. WGBH/PBS.org
MAINE: Leo Koch, Age 8, Vegan Superhero Soup with Vegan Power-Packed Parfait MARYLAND: Braxton Young, Age 8, Quinoa Crusted Spinach Tofu Pie MINNESOTA: Ava Nebben, Age 9, Secret Service Pizza Delight
The challenge judges were very impressed with the quality and the Nia Thomas of Arizona dishes up her "Oodles creativity of the recipes that were of Zoodles"winning recipe. WGBH/PBS.org submitted. The challenge shows that inspired kids can accomplish great things and create their own gourmet, healthy recipes when The complete list of winners and given the opportunity.
recipes can be found online at www. "Healthy eating is an important factor in a student’s pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge.
ability to learn and achieve academically," said Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. “These young students harnessed their creativity to come up with fresh, new recipes that are nutritious, affordable and appealing to kids. This competition is just another example of how kids can be inspired to meet challenges—whether inside or outside the classroom.”
KANSAS: Jasmine Dulan, Age 11, Black Bean Burger with Kale Chips and Jasmine's Freeze Out Smoothie
A free downloadable and printable e-cookbook of the winning recipes, including nutritional analyses and photos, will be available on July 10 at LetsMove.gov and on the contest site, www.pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge.
NEVADA: Jack Newkirk, Age 9, Eggplant “Obama”san NEW MEXICO: Hannah Torres, Age 10, New Mexican Style Layered Tostada with Cauliflower Tortilla NORTH CAROLINA: Alexander Tschegg, Age 8, Curried Chickpeas with Baked Tofu over Cilantro Rice WISCONSIN: Anna Ganser, Age 10, Mediterranean Rockin’ Roasted Vegetables in Cool Cucumber Boats
Try Alexander Tschegg of North Carolina's Winning Recipe on page 6.
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SUMMER READING Summer by Alice Low and Roy McKie This classic easy reader book edited by Dr. Seuss is a visual feast of summer fun, with charming, simple, and vividly colorful illustrations on every page that bring to life the joy of childhood summers. Swinging, riding bikes, watering the garden, running after butterflies, standing under a waterfall's shower, gazing at the twinkling fireflies, summer Ferris wheels, huge watermelon slices, toasting marshmallows over a campfire, fireworks, trips to the beach, making sandcastles: Summer's rhymes and illustrations capture the fun of an idyllic summer for beginning readers (ages 6 - 8 years). Visit www.chillkids.com for more summer reading picks for kids of all ages, and for fun local family activities year-round in the North Carolina Triangle.
ANIMALS, MUSIC, DINOSAURS ....OH MY!
Experience something “Nu” at the North Carolina Zoo! Connect with nature while listening to the sweet sounds of Bluegrass’ fastest rising act, Nu-Blu Bluegrass Band in a special concert at the N.C. Zoo’s outdoor African Amphitheater on July 25th.
To order tickets, visit the zoo’s website www.nczoo.org and click on tickets or events.
Pick of the Month: Watermelon On a hot summer day, nothing is better than a nice cold slice of watermelon! Watermelons quench our thirst because they are 92% water. Watermelons are sweet and delicious, and they are also nutritious! Watermelons are rich in vitamins A, B1, B6, C, betacarotene, lycopene, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and chlorophyll. PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 12
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Throughout the month of July, people all across America will celebrate the wonder of the watermelon with festivals from Texas to Wisconsin. While most people think of watermelons as an American food, the first watermelon was grown almost 5,000 years ago in Egypt. According to the Guinness World Records, Chris Kent of Sevierville, Tennessee, holds the record for growing the biggest watermelon ever, with his tasty melon weighing in at 350.5 pounds. Bet you can’t eat the whole thing!
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FEATURING: Mandolin Orange, the Duhks, River Whyless, Orquesta Gardel, African American Dance Ensemble, Gospel Jubilators, Lila, 6 String Drag, Paleface, South Carolina Broadcasters AND MANY MORE… More than 6O performers on four stages plus Beer Garden & Food Trucks, Craft Artists, Chickens, Bees, Kids Activities, & Hands-On/Feet-Wet Demos including the High Strung Instrument Petting Zoo, dance workshops and much, much more.
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Visit the new Dino World giant animatronic dinosaur exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo! (April - October 2015)
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Seein’ Spots? Leopards at the Conservators Center
When you drive down the Conservators Center’s driveway (near Mebane, NC) early in the morning or late in the evening, chances are good that you will see one or two pairs of shining, yellow-green eyes peeking at you from the top of an enclosed habitat within the park. It’s Savannah and her brother, Ramsey—the only two leopards at the Center!
Unfortunately, leopards are often killed for their soft fur, claws, whiskers, and tails. However, leopards are still the most numerous and widespread of the great cats. They can be found in central, eastern, and southern Africa, as well as India, Malaysia, and Russia. The Conservators Center is home to two leopards: Ramsey and his sister Savannah, who came to NC after being confiscated from their previous owner by the government. Two generous adopters donated their time, effort, and money to help build Ramsey and Savannah a huge 3,000-square foot enclosure in 2012, complete with several den boxes, numerous multi-level platforms, and lots of toys!
Leopards are one of the four “great cats,” grouped together for their ability to roar; the list also includes lions, tigers, and jaguars. Many years ago, people thought they were a cross between a lion (leo) and a panther (pard). That’s where the word “leopard” comes from! Leopards have numerous black and brown rosettes (circular spots) on their backs and upper limbs, and single spots on their faces, lower limbs, and bellies. They are most well known for their amazing camouflage skills. Every leopard has a unique spot pattern, just like a human fingerprint. They are also champion climbers, and love to be high in the trees. Leopards are the strongest climbers of all the big cats, and drag food as high up as they can to keep other animals from stealing their hard-earned meal! They do most of their hunting at night, and aside from humans, a fully-grown leopard has no natural predators.
Savannah and Ramsey love showing off their beautiful coats and climbing skills. Read their stories on www.ConservatorsCenter.org to learn more about them, and visit the Center to see them up close and personal!
Savannah Leopard by Kim Pernicka.
Like all cats, leopards are carnivores, and can survive on snacks as small as rodents, birds, or lizards… and meals as big as a young wildebeest, zebra, or buffalo. Some leopards have been known to hunt over 90 different species of prey!
Leopard Spots Ramsey Rosettes by Taylor Hattori
Sweet Leopard Kisses by Stephanie Butzer
Ramsey Leopard Yawning by Taylor Hattori
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Math-A-Muse Look for Math-A-Muse Answers on page 2.
By Evelyn B. Christensen, Ed.D.
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FUN & GAMES
Have Fun Jumping Rope!
Bouncing Bulldogs Heading to World Jump Rope Championships in Orlando, Florida and Paris, France in July 2015
Jumping rope is a great way to have fun and get exercise as you improve your balance and strength. All you need is a simple jump rope and you can start building your jumping skills all summer! Local jump rope camps and classes are a great way to learn new tricks and meet new friends yearround. Based in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC, the Bouncing Bulldogs jump rope team have performed around the U.S. and in countries around the world. The Bouncing Bulldogs' innovative jumping style includes fancy footwork, flips, and other acrobatic skills with ropes of various lengths. The team has won more than 200 national championship awards in both single and Double Dutch events, and has 18 world champions. In July 2015, the Bouncing Bulldogs will compete in the World Jump Rope Championships in Orlando, Florida and Paris, France! The world championship in Paris, France will be live streaming on July 20th at www. worldjumprope.com. Go Bouncing Bulldogs! The team also is excited about the progress on the new Bouncing Bulldogs Community Center, which will be conveniently located not far from the Bouncing Bulldogs' current location. Learn more at www.BouncingBulldogs.org.
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Here is a fun jump-roping game from the Bouncing Bulldogs:
A great way to jump and have fun with friends is to play jump rope games together. "JUMP" is one example of a fun jump rope game you can play. This game is similar to the popular basketball game HORSE. JUMP is a fun way to work on different skills and can be played with any number of people. One person starts out and does any skill they want, such as, turning in a circle, squatting down, jumping on one foot, side swings, or any other jump roping skills that person may know. Every other person playing the game attempts to do the skill that the first person did, and whoever does not complete the skill receives a J. The next person in the group does a different skill, and once again everybody attempts to do it, and again whoever does not complete the skill receives a J, if a person already had a J then they continue spelling out JUMP. The players continue going through the group doing different tricks, and spelling out JUMP. The last person to not have JUMP is the winner! Remember to have fun and try to learn new skills from your friends!
Learn more about the Bouncing Bulldogs at www.bouncingbulldogs.org.
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National Geographic Animal Jam kids.nationalgeographic.com/games
Take on the role of your favorite animal and get ready to “Play Wild!” with National Geographic Animal Jam. Create your own animal avatar and explore the massive land of Jamaa, from Coral Canyons to the Bahari Bay, while making new friends, participating in fun parties and customizing your den. Discover awesome facts about the plants, animals and natural wonders around you.
As of 2015, Animal Jam has reached over 30 million players, and is one of the fastest-growing online kids' games worldwide. Animal Jam is free for kids around the world to play. Memberships are also available for access to additional animals, accessories, dens and den items, and a significant portion of Animal Jam revenues support National Geographic's worldwide conservation efforts.
National Geographic Animal Jam is an online virtual playground for children who love animals and the outdoors. It offers a fun, exciting and safe environment for kids to play online, and inspiring kids to explore and protect the natural world outside their doors.
In addition to Animal Jam, National Geographic Kids' website offers lots of fun online games for kids, like Dolphin Diving, Arctic Fox Snowboarding, and Beaver Badminton (your animated beaver uses its tail to hit the animated badminton birdie). Check out more fun free games for kids at kids.nationalgeographic.com/games.
Hooray for Hummingbirds!
July 2015 Events for Children at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill, NC The North Carolina Botanical Garden's educational and recreational programs offer people of all ages and abilities a connection with nature, including fun nature programs for families and kids.
Did you know that hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and moths are all important pollinators? Most plants require pollinator assistance to produce seeds and fruit. When pollinators like hummingbirds and bees travel from flower to flower, they help the plants produce seeds and fruit. Most flowering plants and much of the food we eat relies on pollinators. The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Saving Our Pollinators program series includes events and programs to help participants learn more about pollinators and how to protect them. In July, the series includes a hummingbird program "Hooray for Hummingbirds" for children ages 3-5, with nature hikes, games, crafts, and stories. For more information about the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Saving Our Pollinators programs and events (continuing now through October 3, 2015), and to register online visit www. ncbg.unc.edu/pollinators/.
Conveniently located off 15-501 at 100 Old Mason Farm Road in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Botanical Garden is open seven days a week, and admission is free. (Registration fees apply for some events and programs.) Learn more at www.ncbg.unc.edu.
A European honey bee drinks nectar from an Aster flower. The flower's pollen sticks to the tiny hairs covering the bee's body, allowing for pollination when the bee moves on to another flower. Photo: John Severns.
Go for a family visit to the Botanical Garden, and if you see a bee or a hummingbird flitting around the beautiful flowers, be glad for the good work they are doing! The North Carolina Botanical Garden, part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, includes 1,000 acres of display gardens and natural areas, and is nationally known as a center for the study, display, interpretation and conservation of plants.
Photo: David W. Inouye
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JULY 2015 Flick Picks Minions
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary
(In Theaters: July 10, 2015)
(In Theaters: July 31, 2015)
Minions is an adventure comedy that follows the cheerful, yellow fruit-loving minions through history, before they met Gru (Despicable Me). Minions stars Stuart, Kevin and Bob as they embark on a journey for their new master, beginning at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them (from T. Rex to Napoleon) the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.
In Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary, Oscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the LEGO universe... like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question: is it a toy or something more?
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he, along with teenage rebel Stuart, and lovable little Bob, ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his Minion brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind. Rated PG. 1 hr. 31 min. (Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.)
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO® Brickumentary delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and its innovative uses that have sprung up all over the world. The narrative will take us to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of LEGO therapy, and bring us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell. Rated G 1 hr. 27 min. (Global Emerging Markets (GEM) and HeLo in association with Futuristic Films and Milkhaus..)
The Mardi Gras Bowling Center
After 5 pm, every Tuesday: 1 free kids meal per adult entree of $7.99 or more. Also, if you bring in a current perfect report card, you get a free kids meal on any day! *Perfect report card offer only valid once per quarter, per child, not valid with any other offer.
On bowling when you book your Child’s Birthday Party The Mardi Gras Bowling Center Falconbridge Shoppping Center 6118-A Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (919) 489-1230 www.MardiGrasBowling.com
310 W. Franklin St. • Chapel Hill • 919-929-1941
Expires December 31, 2015
Does not apply to food & beverage
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By Jan Buckner Walker
The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults
The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups!
of Independence was approved on the second day of _____, it was not signed until a month later 5. Color of the rectangle on the 1Across 6. Once it falls, it's the right time for 1Down 8. Celebratory procession down Main Street 9. Because it's so cool, it's among the most popular at the picnic (2 wds) 10. Each one on Old Glory represents a state Parents Down 1. Spectacular Fourth of July 14. Uncle Sam's stovepipe 15. While it sounds like a display that draws thought about 1Down, it's a "ooooohs" and "aaaaaahs" cosmic idea of how the 2. Any tiny, uninvited guest universe began: The ___ that drops by (or flies in) for 5Across Theory the 3Down 3. Outdoor event of food, fun 16. One of the two sensory organs that takes in the and festivities fireworks experience (or a 4. Most historians believe that while the Declaration piece of 13Across) eat with both your hands 14. I'm ground, brown and usually round. People are thrilled when I come off the grill. What am I? 17. I'm also part of Independence Day fun (and like the last answer, I sit on a bun). What am I? (2 wds) 18. 'Tis the season of the Fourth of July
1. It's the star-spangled banner we sing about in our national anthem 3. A fruit-filled dessert, covered in crust and served in triangle-shaped slices 4. A glass container from which you might pick a pickle 5. The loud sound made by 1Down 7. It's the proper place for paper plates when the fun is over: garbage ___ 8. It's just a long, fancy word for 1Down 11. A super singer like Bruce Springsteen, who sang "Born in the U.S.A.": ____ star 12. Tangy and red, it gets spread on spare ribs: barbeque _____ 13. No fork necessary: A yellow veggie that you
What is Energy? Energy is the ability to do work. You use energy to do things like taking your dog for a walk. Electricity is a kind of energy that is made in power plants when they burn some kind of fuel - like coal or oil. Renewable fuel sources (solar, wind, water) are also used to produce electricity. Electricity is what lets us turn on a light, or turn on a fan to cool off!
Word Search Energy is what keeps your food cold in the refrigerator. When you stand with the door open, you're letting out all the cold air. Keep the door closed and you will use less energy! Can you find more energy words?
List of Words: Watt Power Voltage Electricity Kilowatt Energy
Visit Piedmont Electric's Kids Energy Zone website for fun games and energy saving tips!
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