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August Internet Scavenger Hunt by Cindy O'Hora

Directions: Click on the link to go to a web site with the answer to the question.
Once you find it, click the Back button of your browser to return to this web page.
Or hold down on the Back button and a menu will open.
Choose August Internet Scavenger Hunt.

1. When I'm with you, I'm in august company.
What does the word "august" mean in that sentence?

 

The word "august" is an example of a heteronym - words that share the same spelling, that have
different pronunciations and different meanings.

Investigate the other 11 names of the months of the year.

Which months' names are: heteronyms, homophones or homonyms? (Check out the Venn Diagram and the table below it)

heteronyms homophones homonyms
     

 

 

2. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum. Go to page 8, Inventing America - consider his Coming and Going.

How are the people feeling in the top picture?

 

 

How are they feeling in the bottom picture?

 

Use the clues in the picture to guess where they had visited.

 

3. We call this month August. What do the Cherokee people call it?

 

Think of something special or unique about the month of August in the region where you live.
Now give the month a new name.

 

4. You can find flowers in a garden using your sense of smell.
How do hummingbirds find flowers?

 

5. Scan this MedlinePlus article about Sunburn to answer these questions. The video is also helpful.

What is in your skin that protects you from sunburn?

 

 

Does every person get sunburn in the same amount of time in the sun? Explain.

 

Name three problems you can have after sunburn heals.

 

 

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion site also offers info on health.

Examine the Skin Type Tanning and Sunburn History Table. Which one are you?

 

Now that you have the facts on sunburn, write one way to protect yourself in the sun.

 

 

6. Although you want to avoid excessive sun exposure,
it is important for you to regularly get about 10 minutes of sunlight exposure. Explain

 

7. The end of August means back to school for many kids in the USA.
Read 3 of these school poems
. (Don't groan! They are lots of fun!) Write the title of the one you liked best.

 

Read Falling Asleep in Class by Kenn Nesbitt. Who falls asleep?

 

8. If you check out the night sky around mid August, what Showers might you experience?

 

Will you need a towel and shampoo? Name two things that would improve your experience of these showers.

 

 

9. How many days are there in August? Before you look for a calendar - learn a version of this rhyme.
It could help to copy it down. Don't complain, I recently watched a lady win tons of money because she knew this rhyme!

 

 

That rhyme is an example of a mnemonic. What is a mnemonic?

 

Evaluate the 3 mnemonics on this Spelling Mnemonic web page. Write the best one here.

 

 

10. If you want to travel outside of your native country, you will need a passport.
List four items you need to obtain a U.S. passport

 

 

11. August means hot weather where I live. Some days I think nothing can live for long in the heat.
What is the hottest temperature where creatures live on earth?

 

 

Challenge question: Are you an ectotherm or an endotherm?

Because ...

12. Mike and Amy ride a carousel at the fair. Mike chooses an inside horse. Amy selects the one next to it.
Amy's horse is to the outside of the carousel.

Is Amy going faster than Mike, slower than Mike or are they circling at the same speed?

 

13. Watch Multiplying Fractions video. at MathFLIX math videos at Loyola University of Chicago School of Education.

Give a real life example where you would need to multiply fractions to accomplish something. (Hint: sharing could be involved)

 

In case you are interested they have lots of interesting videos about fractions.

Khan Academy has terrific, free fractions videos to help you improve your understanding of fractions.

 

Finished already?

^ Multiplication by 10, 100, 1000 refresh your math thinking by watching the video Do the worksheet

^ Watch Multiplication Patterns and do the worksheet.

^ Robert Adler invented something that I'll bet you use daily. What did he invent?

What was a Lazy Bones? Invention Dimension (Use the Go or History menu to return to the hunt page.)

^ Explore Science videos at DFTV - check it out and then do a Try It

 

^ According to this fun poem, who does not want to go to school?

 

^ Check out how important the plant Milkweed is in your environment.

 

^ Solar Heating & Lighting get the facts for your region. Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling

 

 

^ Watch the Liberty Kid's #1 video. Explain why you would like to go or not like to travel to that area to explore this part of our history.

 

 

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" ~ Albert Einstein


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