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FUN STUFF

FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

 

Homework Help

Essays & Stories by Teens

Coloring Pages to Print Out...

Read Animated Stories, Play Games & More

Take a FUN Spelling Test

Visit Nickelodeon

Check out Disney's CyberNetiquette

Read a Mystery!

Test your knowledge about GOLD!

Learn about History

Visit a Toy Box

Go to the KIDZONE!

Join a Reading Club

Kids who want to be writers


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Visit Disney's CyberNetiquette site

KidZone!

Read and print out stories with your name and your friends' names in them. There's art stuff - the drawing page I tried was easy enough for a toddler to use and fun enough for big kids, too - there's even help here for you for your homework!

 

Are you REALLY a good speller?

Take this FUN SPELLING TEST and see.

(Verla Kay missed 19. Can you do better?) 

 

 

Visit Putnam's Box of Crayons Toy Box

for a fun time...

Color, learn crafts and more!

 

 

Check out pawprint Nickelodeon

 

 

Learn about rabbit History

the FUN WAY!

 

 

 

Join Putnam'scowReading Club

Kids who want to be writers:

There is a wonderful book available for young people who want to know more about becoming published authors. It is full of helpful information, from stories of other children who have been published, through examples of how to prepare and send manuscripts to publishers. It has lists of publishers that accept stories from children, including how to submit to them, and also lists of contests (and rules) that children can enter. I highly recommend it! The book is "Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published" by Kathy Henderson.

 

How much do you know about gold bar Gold?

Are these statements FACT or FICTION?

 

1) A chunk of pure gold the size of a brick would weigh about 23 pounds.

Fact or Fiction?

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2) There is still a lot of gold in California, and as recently as 1994, a nugget was found that weighed 44 pounds.

Fact or Fiction?

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3) During the gold rush, it cost up to $3 for EACH egg and flour was as high as $800 per barrel.

Fact or Fiction?

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4) One ounce of gold drawn into a fine wire will be a total of approximately 600 feet long.

Fact or Fiction?

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5) It is possible to crumple gold with your breath.

Fact or Fiction?

(Click here for Answer)

 

Congratulations!

You have reached the End of the Quiz and the End of this Page.

 

 

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Verla Kay

Copyright © 1998

All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Fiction - It would weigh nearly three times that amount - or about 68 pounds.

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2) Fact - It is on display at Ironstone Vineyards in the old mining town of Murphey's, California.

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3) Fact - Everything was expensive and merchants and tradesmen often ended up with more gold than the miners.

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4) Fiction - One GRAIN of gold can make a wire 600 feet long. One OUNCE of gold can be drawn into a fine wire that is over 50 MILES long!

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5) Fact - One nugget the size of a lump of sugar can be hammered until it covers 108 square feet and is so thin you can crumple it with your breath.

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Verla Kay

Copyright © 1998

All Rights Reserved