NO worksheet due on Tuesday, March 12th
# ______ Name: ______________________________
TIME for Kids - Explorations
(Unit 5/Week 3)
> Read P582-585: "A Historic Journey"
1. What did President Jefferson send Lewis and Clark to explore? ________________________
2. During what years was Lewis and Clark's westward route? ____________________________
3. How did Lewis and Clark record what they learned and discovered? __________________
4. They set eyes on little animals that the French members of their team called petite
chiens - French for "little dogs." Lewis called them barking squirrels and Clark called
the "ground rats." They are now known as: ___________________________________________
5. Who was a horrible speller? Captain Meriwether Lewis or Captain William Clark?
6. Why does the author think that it is important to read about the work of Lewis and
Clark today? ___________________________________________________________________________
C Read "Designed by Nature" (P586)
and circle the letter for the correct answer to the question.
1. Engineers who design airplanes are inspired by birds because -
A. they want to design sturdier wings for aircraft
B. migrating birds can sometimes interfere with air travel
C. they want to build airplanes that make similar movements
D. they want to find a way to keep birds away from certain areas
2. The readers can tell from paragraph 5 that -
A. birds and airplanes are alike
B. engineers keep trying to improve aircraft design
C. materials can affect aircraft safety and efficiency
D. airplanes change shape in flight
3. Why does the author describe how seagulls fly?
A. To explain why airplanes will never fly so well as birds
B. To show that scientists still don't understand flight
C. To explain what aircraft engineers are trying to achieve
D. To show that flight is dangerous
4. Which is the best summary of the selection?
A. Seagulls are exciting birds to watch in flight. Watching seagulls over long periods
of time has taught scientists and designers how man also can learn to fly.
B. Although scientists do not understand how it is that birds fly, they still help engineers to create airplane designs that look like birds. These designs always change.
C. Airplane safety is very important. Engineers have been working hard to make airplanes safer for passengers and pilots. Studying birds such as seagulls has
been helpful to them.
D. People have long dreamed of being able to fly like the birds they see overhead.
By studying birds, engineers have developed airplanes that can do many things birds can do, and do them safely.