The Scholastic Summer Challenge continues. Have you logged your minutes for this week yet?
This week’s reading milestone is Niagara Falls! Did you know these true facts about Niagara Falls?
- More than 10 million people visit the falls every year.
- Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls—the Horseshoe (or Canadian) Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil (or Luna) Falls.
- Niagara’s waters are one of the world’s greatest sources of hydroelectric power. Power plants on both sides of the falls harness the falls’ power to produce nearly 4.5 million kilowatts of electricity.
- 41 million gallons of water flows over the Horseshoe Falls every minute. These falls are about 175 feet (53 meters) high and about 2,500 feet (762 meters) wide.
- You can spell the words flan, grain, and Niall from the letters in N I A G A R A F A L L S.
What other words can you find? Leave them in the Comments!
Matthai, James P. “Niagara Falls.” Reviewed by Paul Gromosiak. The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2013. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.