Nobel Prizes are awarded today. This day marks the 1896 death of Alfred Nobel, the creator of the Nobel Prizes. He stipulated that the income from his estate of about nine million dollars was to be awarded to people who have made contributions to the betterment of humanity. The categories are physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and peace. The first award was given in 1901. Children could go on the Internet and find the winners. They could then find the countries these winners represent and do some statistics. Research shows that about 60 percent of the winners represent the United States. Children could visit the website at: http://www.nobelprize.org/.