High Voltage
Plug in and play at the Edison International Kids Power Lab. The site is dedicated to the high- voltage world of energy. Go electric at www.edisonkids.com and join Professor Kilowatt, Eddie Luz and Sunny Lee for some fun adventures in science. You'll meet energy heroes such as Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Are you into cars? Then check out some cool electric automobiles in the Power Lab garage. Or tune into Professor Kilowatt's daily "factoid" so you can start your morning with an energy boost. Game lovers can race against the clock in the Safety Race Game. Also, find out about way-cool upcoming energy events by tuning into the Power Lab FabFun Guide. Are you ready? Energize! (This site is no longer available.)

Get a Silly Education Join the proud class of 2000 and carry the wisdom of Silly Putty into the future. Yes, a degree from Silly Putty University is now within your grasp through the virtual learning network of the Internet. Enroll at www.sillyputty.com Tuition is free, and Silly Putty is the only school supply you'll need. Take history first, and learn about the experiments that led to the world's favorite "solid liquid." After lunch, head to the lab to learn more about that stretchy, sticky, silly stuff. For a break, kick back with the school paper for silly news. But don't skip classes. You will need to work on your final project: coming up with an entry for the big 50th anniversary contest Silliest Uses for Silly Putty. If you discover a wacky and creative way to use it, you could win an award above and beyond your honorary diploma from Silly U. Now crack open that plastic egg and study. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

From diamonds to gold, a wealth of incredible jewels exists just below the earth's surface. Now you can get the lowdown on the earth's treasures at Junior Rockhound Magazine. Dig in at www.canadianrockhound.com/junior/index.html. You'll learn how to tell the minerals from the rocks, as well as how to tell the difference between the three basic rock types. The site even shows you how to build and organize a rock and mineral collection. Before you go on a field trip to collect rocks, be sure to take some notes on safety from the site. Get ready to rock around the clock. (This site is no longer available.)

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1. What are the three basic rock types?

diamonds, sand, minerals
igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic
quartz, calcite, granite
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Allesandro Volta
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Dear Amy: Can I color on the Web without printing out coloring book pages? --Neal, New York
Dear Neal: The coloring.com Web site at http://coloring.com has online interactive coloring pages and coloring books just for you. You can choose pictures from a variety of categories, such as animals, birthdays, Halloween, Christmas, Easter and many more. There are more than 60 colors and five different textures for you to use. When you've finished coloring your picture, you can even e-mail it to your friends. Have fun, and remember that it's OK to color outside of the lines. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Dear Amy: How can I put a picture on my Web site? --Stacy, Burlington, Vt.
Dear Stacy: If you have a picture already on your computer, you can simply upload your picture to the server where your Web pages reside. Otherwise, you will need to scan your picture so that you have a digital image of it. A helpful site to learn about all the neat things you can do with a scanner is Sullivan's Scanning Tips Online at www.hsdesign.com/scanning/tipswelcome.html. With 11 great tips, anyone can learn how to make pictures into works of art for the Web. Now, watch the birdy and smile. (This site is no longer available.)

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