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© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 27 Astronomersaretryingtotalktobeingswholiveonotherplanets,sometimescalledaliens.Sofar,ithasbeenaonewayconversation.Scientistson earthsentoutmessagesstartingin1974.However,technologyhaschangedalotsincethen.TheAreciboObservatoryisnowworkingonanew messageandtheyareaskingkidsaroundtheworldforhelp! First Message to Aliens Thenumbers onetoten The first Arecibo message was sent into outer space with the belief that if there were beings out there who had a level of intelligence similar to ours, or better, they would be able to detect the radio signal and figure out how to translate it. Send a Message to Aliens! 2019 is the 45th anniversary of the Arecibo Message. It will be the year astronomers send another message into space.This time they want teams of students from around the world to come up with messages. If you were writing a message to aliens, what would you say? Information abouthuman DNAtohelp describeusto aliens The message was aimed at an area in space called the Great Cluster of Hercules. It is 25,000 light years away. (That means that if you could travel at the speed of light, it would take 25,000 years to get there!) Amelia opens a present – a present that’s not a present at all. No, it’s a friendly-looking alien called Uglesnoo from Pluto. Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon. Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help. His sister is very sick. Should Amelia venture into outer space? Apictogram ofahuman Mapofour solarsystem Scientists know they won’t get a response in their lifetimes, but if and when an answer comes, it would be very interesting! P U T V B P To learn more about the Arecibo Message Challenge, go to www.areciboobservatory.org Pictogramand information abouttheArecibo radiotelescope P F W * 1+1= T 4+5= X 2+1= Y 7 9 2 4 8 2 7 4 4 7 1 2 4 5 8 6 Challenge your imagination by using the newspaper to create a “picture” of an alien. Go through the newspaper and select and cut out dif parts of different animal and human bodies. Put these together to create a new creature. Could this be what an alien looks like? Why or why not? The universe is a vast place, and many scientists believe that somewhere out there, there is life. To help locate where this life might be, they look for planets in the Goldilocks Zone. This is a part of the solar system that has “just right” conditions for life – conditions that are like ours. What two things do scientists think planets need to support life? Write down the letters on the correct path. and A W H C T E P X A M T E Y R X B S D L O O K P L L C B G T Invent an Alien Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information. T D C T L P V P O T Zott or Not? A D C T 1 *ThisworddescribesthingsthatcomefromoutsIdeofEarth’s atmosphere. Circle all the aliens from the planet Zott using these clues: Aliens from Zott each have at least three eyes, but no more than six. They have antennas, but never curly or wavy ones. Their clothes have stripes, but only vertical ones. V , U H H O C B F K What is another word for space aliens? Usethemathcodetofindout: 5+1= L 4+4= A 2+2= R 3+4= E 1+0= S 3+2= I Use the Kid Scoop Secret Decoder Ring to discover the name of this book by Evonne Blanchard, which is available at library To fill in the blanks, the library. find the letter on the outer ring, then replace it with the letter below it on the inner ring. Y N U E G N HERCULES RESPONSE ARECIBO MESSAGE CLUSTER PLANET ALIENS SIGNAL ANSWER DETECT RADIO TEAMS LIGHT PLACE HELP Kids who don’t read over the summer vacation months can experience what teachers call “the summer slide.” It’s not a fun water slide. The summer slide is actually a slip in your reading and other school skills. That means you’ll start the new school year behind where you left off last year! Reading Kid Scoop, books, magazines, comic books and more over the summer will keep your reading skills sharp and your mind active. And regular visits to your library are a great way to start! Find the words in the puzzle. How many of them can you find on this page? E S N O P S E R A R L T H G I L G I E E O B I C E R A T N S I H S M E L S N M D D E I S I U S A E E A L G E L S E A C T R P N C G T M E A E S S A N S W E R L C S E L U C R E H P T Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns. This week’s word: DETECT The verb detect means to discover or identify the existence of something. The dog was able to detect the hidden bone thanks to his great sense of smell. Try to use the word detect in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family. Symbol Speak When people don’t speak the same language, picture symbols (pictographs) help them to communicate. Look through the newspaper for pictographs. Write in words what each one means. If you could go anywhere to explore, where would you go? Why would you choose that place? What would you take with you to help you? Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information. NIE SpoNSorS Rotary Club of Hanford Sunset Suzanne Marienau Cardoza, O.D.