Scouting University Girl Scouts

As one of their tasks toward achievement in computers, girl scout participants in the Elizabethtown College Scouting University program must learn how to use a piece of software to learn something. So our group has used Blogger to write about one educational or interesting link they find on the web.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Jess&Cass-TURTLES

The turtle can live to be 200 years old.

PJ - Teeth

Today I learned about teeth.

On the Wikipedia page it says:
Tooth, plural teeth, are hard structures found in the jaws of many of the higher animals. They have various structures to allow them to fulfill their many different purposes. The primary function of teeth is to tear and chew food and in some animals, particularly carnivores, as a weapon. The roots of the teeth are covered by gums. The color of teeth are supposed to be white, but it heavily depends on the person, and how well they care for their teeth. Teeth are covered by a protective stucture, called the "enamel, " that helps to prevent cavities on the teeth.

Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of America in 1912. She was born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860, was known as "Daisy" most of her life, and died January 17, 1927 (of cancer).

Nicole-Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth l l(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary)was born on April 21, 1926.

Kelly-Tsunami

I went on wikipedia to find some facts about tsunamis.I found a lot of things about tsunamis that I did not know, some of those things are...

  • tsunamis are caused by earthquakes, landslides, meteorite impacts, and volcanic eruptions
  • tsunamis are big tidal waves
  • they can destroy a lot of things and homes
  • it can also kill people
  • Animals can sense that when a tsunami is about to hit, and then they move to higher ground.

Taylor bowling

Bowling is a very fun sport.I found a lot of things that go along with bowling
in Wikipedia.

KC CJ

Today I learned about black and tan coonhounds.

KC CJ

Today I learned about coonhounds.hi

KC CJ

Today I learned about coonhounds.hi

Alexis Snyder-red fox

Today I read an artical about red foxes. They are not pure red. they are more like red-orange.They are very cute animals. Red foxes travel in groups called skulk. The babies ar ecalled kits. They have slender, slightly flattened skulls, pointed muzzles, moderately short but powerful legs, large ears, and long, bushy tails.Some fox species are endangered.

Kelly-Hawaii

Today I wanted to know a litle more about Hawaii. So I went and to wikpedfia to find some facts.the language that they speak is Hawaiian and english.It is the most recent state into the United States. The captiol of hawaii is Honalulu.

Those are just some of the facts you can probably get sone more facts too
I hope you enjoted this page of facts Kelly Scott

Rachael-tornados

Did you ever wonder how tornados started? Well,Tornadoes develop from severe thunderstorms.Tornado winds range from a slow 40 mph (65 km/h) at the low end to a possible 300 mph (480 km/h) in the strongest storms. Tornadoes can sometimes be almost invisible. If you think about it, that can be really scary and dangerous.The United States experiences the most tornadoes of any country. That's a lot of things I didn't know about tornados! I hope now you're more educated if there's another one near you

cats

Today in girl scouts we went on the internet and learned about tom cats and queen cats. A tom cat is a male cat. A queen cat is a female. A baby cat is called a kitten. Together they are a big happy family, but not for long a lot of times the kittens are sold, and forget about their real family. that is good because they will adoped to their new home well.

Rachel Savidge

I was interrested in tropical fish. So I looked up tropical fish in wikipedia and found this pretty blue fish.

Kyra - Poodles

Today I wanted to learn more about poodles . Poodles are a breed of dog . The name Poodle came from Germany it means ''to splash''. There are many diffrent kinds of Poodles there are the toy poodle ( which is a small Poodle .) I think Poodles are cool dogs!

Samantha - polar bears

Today, i wanted to learn more about polar bears so i went on wikipedia and found an entry. Did you know: The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a large mammal of the order Carnivora, family Ursidae (bears). It is a circumpolar species found in and around the Arctic Ocean and is the world's largest land carnivore. Adult males weigh from 400 to 600kg and occasionally exceed 800kg. Females are about half the size of males and normally weigh 200 to 300kg. Adult males measure 240 to 260cm; females, 190 to 210cm. At birth, cubs weigh 600 to 700g.

brittany-horse

Today I looked at wikipedia to find more information about horses,So I looked up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horses the entry and found info about the animals.
Here is what I found...

. A scientific name for a horse is a Equine
. other family members of the horse are zebras, donkeys, and hemionids
.horses are good transportation
.horses are good pets
. they are hard work to take care of

Kristin- Horses

Today, Iwas looking at the Wikipedia site and thought I wanted to learn more about Hores so I looked up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse. Some of the facts I learned was that Horses can give rides or they can actually pull rides. Here are some animals that are related to Horses like Donkeys, Zebras, Herionids. That is my facts about Horses!

Renee-Pigs

Today I looked at Wikipedia.I wanted to learn more about pigs so I looked up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigs. Here are some facts about pigs.
  • Adult female pigs are called sows
  • Adult male pigs are called boars
  • Young or juvenile pigs are called farrows
  • A young pig weighs between 100-180 pounds
  • immature female pigs are called gilts
  • custered male pigs are called barrows

Did you know that pigs are actually intellagent(smart)?The domestic pig lives in Europe,Middle East,Asia,Indonesia,and Japan.There are lots of types pigs.Here are 3 types of pigs.The hog,the domestic pig,and the wild boar.

madison-kakapo

a kakpo is the only bird that can not fly.it will lay 1-4 eggs.

Kaylin-Clydesdale

Today I looked up Clydesdale on wikipedia. Most weight over 2204 pounds. They are 18 hands in height. They were used as show horses in the 19th century. They are thought to be over 300 years old.

Erin - comb ducks

Today Iwent on to wikipedia to find facts about comb ducks

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Here are some facts...

  • The comb duck is a very unusual duck
  • It likes swamps and lakes
  • It has a white neck. Thier two colors are white and black

Erin - comb ducks

Today Iwent on to wikipedia to find facts about comb ducks

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Here are some facts...

  • The comb duck is a very unusual duck
  • It likes swamps and lakes
  • It has a white neck. Thier two colors are white and black

Erin - comb ducks

Today Iwent on to wikipedia to find facts about comb ducks

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Here are some facts...

  • The comb duck is a very unusual duck
  • It likes swamps and lakes
  • It has a white neck. Thier two colors are white and black

Erin - comb ducks

Today Iwent on to wikipedia to find facts about comb ducks

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Here are some facts...

  • The comb duck is a very unusual duck
  • It likes swamps and lakes
  • It has a white neck. Thier two colors are white and black

Alexis Wasko-Bottlenose Dolphins

I read an article on dolphins. There are two dolphins that I know of, but I'm talking about the one that is a porpise. They swim up to 11 km per hour. they look so cute and cuddly. They live in pods that usually contain 12 dolphins.


Nathan - Tsunami

Today, I looked up Tsunamis on Wikipedia.

The word Tsunami actually comes from the Japanese language. I didn't know that Tsunamis happen in South American countries like Chile.