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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
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1+1= T
4+5= X
2+1= Y

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Challenge your
imagination by using
the newspaper to
create a “picture” of
an alien. Go through
the newspaper and
select and cut out
different
parts of dif
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.
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W
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C
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L

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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
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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.

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