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Mission 1: Book Reports
Mission 2: Classics
Mission 3: Myths
How did the mole become blind?
Moles are not blind, as most people believe. They do have eyes and internal ears, but these are very small to prevent them being clogged up and damaged during tunnelling. Although they can see, the mole’s eyesight is poor, with no ability to detect colours, just light from dark and movement. – http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/animal-facts/mole
How did the zebra get its stripes?
torso stripes may do more to help zebras regulate their body temperature than to avoid predators and tsetse flies – http://www.livescience.com/49447-zebras-stripes-cooling.html
How did the opossum learn to play dead?
Playing dead is an involuntary response on the part of the opossum. The stress of the confrontation facing the opossum causes him to go into shock. This shock induces a comatose state that can last from 40 minutes to four hours. – http://animals.mom.me/opossums-playing-dead-5274.html
What causes lightning?
Lightning is an electric current. To make this electric current, first you need a cloud.
When the ground is hot, it heats the air above it. This warm air rises. As the air rises, water vapour cools and forms a cloud. When air continues to rise, the cloud gets bigger and bigger. In the tops of the clouds, temperature is below freezing and the water vapour turns into ice.
Now, the cloud becomes a thundercloud. Lots of small bits of ice bump into each other as they move around. All these collisions cause a build up of electrical charge.
Eventually, the whole cloud fills up with electrical charges. Lighter, positively charged particles form at the top of the cloud. Heavier, negatively charged particles sink to the bottom of the cloud.
When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark – lightning – occurs between the two charges within the cloud. – http://www.planet-science.com/categories/over-11s/natural-world/2012/06/what-causes-lightning.aspx
What causes ocean waves?
The winds cause waves on the surface of the ocean (and on lakes). The wind transfers some of its energy to the water, through friction between the air molecules and the water molecules. – http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/ocean/Waves.shtml
Mission 4: Fables
Mission 5: Autobiographies
Mission 6: Alliteration
Mission 7: Story Action
Mission 8: Drama Terms
Spelling & Vocabulary
Mission 9: Homophones
Homophones are included in the Protostar Printables available at the top of the page.
Mission 10: Acronyms
Mission 11: Root Words
Mission 12: Idioms
Mission 13: Dictionary Skills
Mission 14: Spelling Rules
Mission 15: Possessive Nouns & Pronouns
Mission 16: Helping Verbs
Mission 17: Verb Tenses
Mission 18: Irregular Verbs
Mission 19: Linking Verbs
Mission 20: Prepositions
Mission 21: Parts of Speech
Mission 22: Subjects
Mission 23: Predicates
Mission 24: Compound Subjects & Predicates
Mission 25: Commas
Composition & Speaking
Mission 26: Copywork
Mission 27: Combining Short Sentences
Mission 28: Sentences & Fragments
Mission 29: Paragraphs
Mission 30: Word Order
Mission 31: Story Completion
Mission 32: Encyclopedias
Mission 33: Shape Poems
Mission 34: Friendly Letters
Friendly Letter Creator – parts are right justified
Mission 35: Keyboarding
Mission 36: Keywords