At-Home Road Trip Answers: March, Week 3

Here are the answers for Week 3 of March’s At-Home Road Trip ticket book. Remember, to receive credit for this week, a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult must sign your page to confirm that you filled in the answers before the answers were posted. Click the post title for the full answers.

Questions

  1. In which state would you be able to find a mineral called trinitite?
  2. In what state can you visit the Diamondback Bridge, which is shaped like a rattlesnake?
  3. What state boasts the birthplaces of both Willie Nelson and Beyoncé?
  4. In what state can you walk the Tree Sculpture Trail, where trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike were turned into works of art?

Answers

  1. Most minerals were created millions or billions of years ago through the Earth’s formation or by natural geological processes. Trinitite was created on July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico–the site of the first atomic bomb detonation. The incredible heat of the Trinity bomb’s detonation fused the desert sand and other materials into a mildly radioactive green glass. Similar glass-like substances have been found near the blast sites of other ground-based nuclear tests. Much like wood from the Petrified Forest, it is now illegal to carry away any trinitite from the testing site, although most of it was buried in the 1950s.
  2. You can find the Diamondback Bridge in Tucson, Arizona. It’s a pedestrian and bicycle bridge built with public art funding, and it’s become one of the city’s landmarks. It’s also sometimes known as the Rattlesnake Bridge or just the Snake Bridge. Check out some pictures of the bridge here.
  3. Both Willie Nelson and Beyoncé hail from the state of Texas; Willie was born in Abbott, Texas in 1933, and Beyoncé in Houston, in 1981.Each has left an indelible mark on country and pop music in their own way. Beyoncé even dressed up in Willie Nelson’s trademark bandanna for a photo shoot in 2004.
  4. Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf of Mexico in 2008, with Cuba and Texas taking the worst of it. Galveston, Texas, is no stranger to hurricanes; a massive one in 1900 left no building unscathed. A combination of powerful winds and saltwater destroyed thousands of oak trees in the wake of the 2008 hurricane. Artists inspired by similar sculptures built along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, set out to build sculptures where the trees once grew. Check out some of the sculptures on a map of Galveston here.

How did you do? Remember, if you answered the questions at all, you earn a chance for the gift bag raffle at the end of the program in May. And if you answered them all correctly, you’ll get two chances! You can email a photo of your completed and signed answer page to dormontprogramming@einetwork.net, or drop off a completed and signed trip ticket at the library.