Teaching With Books
An acrostic is a type of poem. The poem is written in a column, and the letters that begin each line spell a name or a message. Can you write an acrostic of your own?
Curious and quick the
Takes the mouse!
A wave is moving energy. The water is not actually traveling with the wave. The water only appears to be moving towards the beach. Instead, it is the energy of the wave that is traveling. Wind creates waves when it blows over the ocean's surface. Energy is transferred from the wind to the water. Sometimes waves occur at the beach when no wind is present. These waves are created by distant ocean storms. The energy has traveled through the ocean water all the way from the storm to the beach.
Unscramble the letters in the words below. Match each word to its definition. [Hint: Each word ends with the same letters.]
1. An instrument that makes distant objects appear larger and closer.
2. An instrument with a powerful lens that enlarges very small things.
3. A medical instrument used to listen to the sounds from a patient’s heart.
Which five letters in each word form the Greek root for see? ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
The Hubble Space Telescope was named for the American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953). The telescope orbits Earth every 97 minutes. About how many times in one day does the Hubble Space Telescope orbit Earth?