May/June 2010: Answers
Kids Play Sports (Page 5): 1) 4; 2) 8; 3) in Mr. Brown’s class; 4) 18; Brain Builder: 6.
Sports Stars and Me (Page 6): Answers will vary.
Once-A-Month Main Idea (Page 8): 1) Yellowstone National Park has geysers; 2) Yellowstone National Park has more than 300 geysers; 3) The most famous geyser at Yellowstone is called Old Faithful; 4) Many Geysers at Yellowstone.
Inside a Volcano (Page 9): 1) Magma is hot melted rock; 2) Lava is magma that comes out of a volcano; 3) Magma rises in the volcano; 4) Hot lava erupts from the vents. Brain Builder: Answers may include: blow up, explode, burst, break out, etc.
Reading Checkpoint: National Parks U.S.A. (Page 10): 1) When a volcano erupts, people see hot lava. They can see it flow down into the ocean; 2) You might see islands, rocks, and lighthouses at Acadia National Park; 3) Answers may include California, Hawaii, Arizona, and Maine; 4) Answers will vary.
Reading Checkpoint: Creatures of the Deep Sea (Page 12): 1) If something is bioluminescent, it makes its own light; 2) A deep-sea angler has a pole on its head. There is a light at the end of the pole; 3) Deep-sea creatures must make their own light because sunlight does not reach where they live; 4) The deep-sea shrimp spits out light. The light blinds its predator. Then the shrimp swims away.
Creatures of the Deep Sea Crossword: Across: 1) angler; 2) fish; 3) predator; Down: 4) light; 5) shrimp; 6) squid.
Reading Checkpoint: Meat-Eating Plants: 1) If something is carnivorous, it eats the meat; 2) Carnivorous plants have to eat animals to live because there is not enough nutrients in the soil where they live; 3) The leaves of the Venus flytrap close. The insect is trapped; 4) An insect lands on the sticky drops of the sundew. Then, the sundew wraps itself around the insect; 5) Answers will vary.
To Someone I Love (Page 16): Answers will vary.