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GameZone

Spot the Nanodog has played and approved all these games! If you have already read other parts of KidZone, you will do well playing on this part of KidZone. The more you learn before you play, the better you will do!

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Spot's Quick Quiz
Comic Book: Spot vs. Iris the Virus

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Spot's Quick Quiz: Show What You Know!

You can look at this quiz online or click here to download a printable PDF to your desktop.

1. What is GNR?

a. Great nuggets rule
b. Gnats, nits, rats
c. Genetics, Nanotechnology, Robotics
d. Gnarly nutheads rock!

(The answer is c.)

2. Who first transmitted electronic code over wires?

a. Samuel Morse
b. Benjamin Franklin
c. Thomas Edison
d. Thomas Jefferson

(The answer is a.)

3. The roots of today's internet come from ARPA. What does this stand for?

a. American Racoon Pinchers Association
b. Advanced Research Projects Agency
c. Admitted Retired Pundits Association
d. Always Run Past Aardvarks

(The answer is b.)

4. What does the abbreviation RFID mean?

a. Really Freaky Insect Dessert (look out at lunch today!)
b. Radio Frequency Identification (allows info chips to be read or traced to a particular user)
c. Rays From India Different
d. Random Fleas Invade Dog

(The answer is b.)

5. Who is Ray Kurzweil?

a. Rock and roller from Green Day
b. Leonardo Da Vinci's lost nephew
c. Author of "The Singularity is Near"
d. Fictional character in Arthur C. Clarke's books

(The answer is c.)

6. Nanotechnology is soooo small that it could be …

a. painted on or woven into your clothes.
b. the size of a Buick.
c. considered a new state in the U.S.
d. easily seen by the human eye with no magnification.

(The answer is a.)

7. People who study the future are called …

a. crazy cats, baby
b. guessers
c. futurists
d. predictorators

(The answer is c.)

8. What is an emoticon?

a. A new kind of space satellite
b. Type characters used to convey a human facial expression
c. A machine that makes you cry
d. A crying prison inmate

(The answer is b.)

9. When might the Singularity or "Spike" take place?

a. I'm single now, but I'm hoping to find a date soon.
b. Perhaps in the next 50 years or less, but who can tell?
c. As soon as my mom does the laundry this week.
d. Wouldn't you like to know?

(The answer is b.)

 

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Comic Book: Spot vs. Iris the Virus

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Enjoy Spot the Nanodog's 2020adventure mission to fight Iris, the evil virus, and save the world! This comic was drawn by Kacie A., a fifth grader.

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Spot's Print & Play Pages

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Word Search with Spot

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Look among the letters above and circle the following 10 words and phrases that are hidden among many other letters. Remember to look backward!

BLOG
FUTURE
INTERNET
NANOBOT
RFID
ROBOT
SPOTNANODOG
TECHNOLOGY
THESPIKE
VIRTUAL

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Spot's Crossword Puzzle

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ACROSS
1. What field of science builds machines to do work for us?
4. The idea that change from genetics, robotics and nanotechnology may hit fast - also known as "the spike."5. How might our brains receive information just like our computers in the future?
6. What kind of intelligence do robots use?
7. Nickname for Mars - a future colony.
8. What field of science deals with the way living things are put together at the DNA level?9. What type of dog is Spot?
10. What we call the tools we use – "tech" for short.
11. What book is associated with this site and focuses on the future of the Internet?
DOWN
1. What do the R and F in RFID stand for?
2. What type of technology makes us think and feel as if a fake world is real?
3. An internet diary or web log.
8. Short for global positioning system.
12. Worldwide computer network.
13. A nano-sized robot.
14. An _________ is a combination of type keys that make a face ;-).
15. When something is "nano"-size it is smaller than one millionth of a _______
16. In text-message shorthand, F2F means ______ ___ ______.

 

 

Answer Grid

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Spot's Tile Trouble

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Spot the Nanodog wrote a special message on a set of tiles, then Fluffbot the Nanocat came and messed them all up! Can you look at the tiles and rearrange them to put together Spot's original message?

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Unscramble the tiles to reveal a message.

(Answer: The Spike, a technological advancement, will happen within the next 30 years or so. Big changes will be made in your life. Are you ready?)

 

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Spot's Maze Through The Future

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                        Find the best path for Spot to take to get inside this ring.

 

 

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Superhero Spot's Scramble

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Spot has a secret message for you that he doesn't want Iris the Virus to see. Look at clue letters and work to unscramble each of the clue words. 

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(Answer: SPOT'S BEST FRIENDS ARE HIS ROBOT NAMED SPIKE AND A NANOCAT NAMED FLUFFBOT.)

 

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Spot's Links for Kids!

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There are lots of cool things to learn and do on these great sites - try them!

National Geographic Kids:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/

Discovery Kids:
http://kids.discovery.com/

NASA Kids:
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/

Bill Nye the Science Guy:
http://www.billnye.com/

Time Magazine for Kids:
http://www.timeforkids.com

Zeeks! Games - fun for children:
http://games.zeeks.com/games.php

Yahooligans - Yahoo's site for kids:
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/

Ology - a kids' site by the American Museum of Natural History:
http://ology.amnh.org/

PBS Kids Go (including Cyberchase and Zoom):
http://www.pbskids.org/go/

Thunk - a site with games and cryptography:
http://www.thunk.com/

The Museum of Science (Boston):
http://www.tcm.org/

Science Magazine's "Top 125 Questions":
http://www.sciencemag.org/sciext/125th/

Exploratorium Cool Sites for Kids:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cool/kids.html

The Tech Museum of Innovation:
http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/

Girls Go Tech Games:
http://www.girlsgotech.org/games.html

 

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Spot's Coloring/Tracing Page

Click on the image to download it to print it out to trace or color! Make your own Spot comic. Spot was created by Kacie A., a 10-year-old from Elon, N.C.

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