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Week of April 2, 2001

Quote of the Week


"Give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry (March 1775). Read more about the American Revolution or a book about Patrick Henry.

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Picture of the Week


Alva visits his birthplace in Milan, Ohio. Today, Thomas Alva Edison's birthplace is a museum. Read More about Alva and The Edison Birthplace Museum…

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Trivia Question


This Week's Trivia Question:

Question:
NASA is the United States governmental agency in charge of the space program. What does NASA stand for?

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question: True or False. Nicolaus Copernicus always believed the earth was the center of the universe.
Answer: False.
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a Polish astronomer. He was the first person to challenge the belief the earth was the center of the universe. Copernicus established the Heliocentric Theory stating the earth revolved around the sun. Heliocentric means "sun-centered." This theory is also known as the Copernican theory, named after Copernicus. Copernicus died before he could prove this theory. In 1610, Galileo proved the Copernican Theory when he discovered 4 moons revolving around Jupiter. Read More…

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Did You Know…


Did you know Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart asked Marie Antoinette to marry him when he was a boy?

Yes, in 1762, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his family went on their first concert tour of Europe. Wolfgang was 6 years old. In Vienna, Wolfgang and his sister, Nannerl, performed for the Emperor and Empress of the Austrian Empire. The Empress' six year old daughter was Marie Antoinette, and Wolfgang jokingly asked her to marry him. Marie Antoinette said no, of course, and later became the Queen of France Read More…

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Who's Your Hero?


"My aunt is my hero. She is very kind, caring, and thoughtful. I can count on her for everything. She helps me with school, sports, my friends, and growing up. I love her so much, and I want her to know how special she is to me."

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Your Question


Q: What is the largest planet in our solar system? (Hannah K., age 10)

A: The largest planet is in our solar system is Jupiter. It is the 5th planet from the sun. Jupiter is a yellow planet with brownish-red bands and has a big red spot called the Great Red Spot. Jupiter has 16 known satellites (or moons). The first four moons were discovered by Galileo and are known as the Galilean moons. In July, 1994, the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter. See a photo of Shoemaker-Levy before it collides with Jupiter. Read a book about Jupiter.

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