March 2014

Snowboard - creditFirst Olympic MedalTeen Scene logo

Snowboarder Jenny Jones won the first Olympic medal for Britain on snow in the history of the Winter Olympics.      The Independent .    This was at the Sochi Olympics, in Russia, 2014.

Then, in the Skeleton event, Lizzy Yarnold won the 10th British Gold medal in the history of the Winter Olympics.       Mail Online .      This was on ice, not snow – which was what set Jenny Jones’ achievment apart.     So what is the Skeleton?       See  Wikipedia .

Formula 1Formula 1 - creditted

Are you looking forward to the 2014 Formula 1 racing season?      Here is the news in the run up to the 1st race, in Austria on the 16th of March.       BBC Sport      2014 Calendar .

Sebastian Vettel, the German driver in the Red Bull team, won last year.        He got into the habit of
celebrating with a victory donut – and not the kind you eat.         See for yourself:  Video of donut .
It doesn’t do the car any favours.

 Teen couples by photostockUnderstanding boys

Can you read the signs?      Crack the code.     Try the  Fun quiz  on the Girls Life website.

And there are more:   Choice of quizes .

Mars explorationMars Curiosity by Victor Habbick

NASA has been sending unmanned spacecraft to Mars since 1965.       Introduction .       Take your pick of short videos about the NASA Mars exploration programme:   Video clips .      NASA is the USA government space agency.      For more detail, see:   Wikipedia .

The picuture on the right shows Mars explorer Curiosity on the surface of Mars.    For more pictures and information click on  Curiosity on Mars .


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