"Too old to plant trees for my own gratification I shall do it for posterity." Thomas Jefferson

April Facts Internet Hunt
Directions: Click on the link to go to a web site with the answer to the question.
Once you find it, try using the Go Menu, of your browser, to return to this web page.

1. April Fool's Day began many years ago in France. What event started it?



2. If you go outside in an April rain, you may see many earthworms.

Why do they come out in the rain?


Write one more interesting worm fact.



3. Read this article about the cost of typeface/font.
Should your school change? Support your answer.


4. They say April showers bring May flowers. But I don't think they meant the Lyrid meteor showers that come each April.
Why is it difficult for many people to see a meteor shower



5. Look it up. In April 1861, Anna Etheridge enlisted in the 2nd Michigan Volunteer Regiment.

How did she serve her nation?



6. Save energy in April for Earth Day

One way you can help control pollution, reduce waste and decrease your electric bill is to change
your incandescent light bulbs to CFL's (Compact Fluorescent Lights) or LED bulbs.

A. How does a LED bulb compare to a compact fluorescent one?


B. Which one uses energy most efficiently?


cfl Assume that you counted all the CFL bulbs in your house.
You discover that 20 light bulbs of the 52 light bulbs in your home are CFL's.
What percentage of the bulbs in your home are CFL?


Need help with the math?

Watch: Representing a number as a decimal, percent and fraction at Khan Academy.

Grade the video - A+ very helpful to F What on earth is he talking about?


Offline: Conduct a survey of your class.
What percentage of your classmates have at least one LED or CFL bulb in their homes?


Extend your efforts: A compact fluorescent bulb has broken.

Write a brief set of directions for how to clean it up. Include two DO NOT DO's.




7. Some people say that you can stand an egg on end because it is the Vernal Equinox.
What is the vernal equinox?



Does the date have anything to do with standing an egg on end?



8. April is a good time to plant a tree. Name two things trees do that are beneficial.




Do some research.

What would be a good, native deciduous tree to plant near your home or school?


9. In April, U.S. citizens calculate their income taxes. When did Congress start taxing income?




10. In the Concord Hymn, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that on April 18th someone "fired the shot heard round the world".
According to Emerson, who fired the shot?


10. What is today’s predicted high and low temperature for your community?
Click on your state. Find the data.
Record it on your answer sheet.
Remember to label the data.



Challenge: Repeat this process for the location where one of your relatives lives.

Compare the temperatures.

You are comparing your community's temperature to ________________________________

Which place has a higher high temperature? ________________________________________________

Which place has the lower low temperature? ________________________________________________


11. Watch Graphing a number sequence.

What would be the next term for 50?

What would be the next term for 500?



Did you notice there are two questions 10? APRIL FOOLS! ;-)

robin with worm Done Already?

* Check out the Bluebirds Project. Identify a good place for a bluebird house at your school or local park.


* Start a habitat garden at your school or home.

* Print the US Dept of Energy's Easy Energy Action Plan.
Audit your classroom, school office, school library
or your room at home.

What percentage of the energy saving suggestions are regularly being done?


* Tomorrow Will Be a Better Day - What do you believe?

* Select an Eyewitness event from the National Archives. (Use the Content Menu) Read and explore it.
Write an Eyewitness essay or letter regarding a recent important event in your life or at your school.


"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." ~ unknown ;-)

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