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Know It All
If you like colorful characters, cool games and exciting worlds, cruise on over to Knowble.com. From sea to sky to space, this is a place for kids to laugh and learn. Head to www.knowble.com and prepare yourself for an interactive adventure like no other. Begin your journey in either the Spaceport, the Aquarium, the Radio Station or the Ballet. If you like aviation, don't miss the Airport, where you can learn how to make a Stealth Flyer paper airplane. If you don't mind getting wet, check out the Seaport and explore the ocean, where you'll meet dancing starfish, a goofy crab and a rich octupus. Or explore the universe at the Observatory, and match pictures with clusters of stars at Match the Constellations. Then climb aboard the Solar System Explorer to learn all about the planets of the galaxy. The site is loaded with goodies, such as cool pop-ups, fun graphics, Java games, interactive stories, and all kinds of wacky characters. It's time to be proud and Knowble. (This site is no longer available.)



Camp Internet Pack your knapsack and follow a noisy squirrel into the woods. Wait, would you rather go fishing at the lake? Or do some stargazing? No problem. It's your trip to Cybercamp, so you only have to sign up for the camp activities you like best. Pitch your tent at http://cybercamp.unl.edu and let the poison ivy-free fun begin. You'll be able to learn new crafts or tell stories around the campfire. Or learn something really important, like what to put in a first aid kit, or what to do if you get stung by an insect. There's a lot to write home about: what you learned from a rotting tree or what grows in a cave. The best part about this camp is that no one can play pranks on you at night. Send a postcard home, OK? (This site is no longer available.)





Fun 'N' Suds
Lather yourself in bubbles at the Soap and Detergent Association's Kid's Corner. Start scrubbing away at www.sdahq.org/sdakids and learn about all things soap. The site has a special focus on the art of bubbles, and you'll find plenty of tips on how to blow bigger, better bubbles. Be sure to take in some of the cool activities found here, like the Bubble Path or Bubble Magic. Or try to impress your friends by making a pop-proof bubble. The site also includes information on recycling plastic cleaning product bottles as well as environmentally smart ways of using and disposing of soap. The Kid's Corner is as green as it is clean. Start blowing those bubbles.

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Be a 4Kids Detective

When you know the answers to the questions below, enter your answers. If you are correct, you will become a "4Kids Detective of the Week." If a question is not answered it is considered wrong. Good luck.

1. Why is the top of a carrot root green?

Because of the fertilizer used to grow it
Because it is unripe
Because it was exposed to sunlight
2. Plastics account for how much of recycled products?
9.5 per cent
19.5 per cent
39.5 per cent
3. Which planet does the Spaceport say has the most moons?
Neptune
Jupiter
Saturn





Ask Amy
Dear Amy: My daughter recently asked me to make a phone call so she can access a Web site. Is that really necessary? --Curious Parent, Phoenix
Dear Curious Parent: According to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which went into effect on April 21, 2000, Web site operators need to request parental permission if they intend to collect personal information from children under age 13. COPPA is intended to protect children's privacy on the Internet by regulating the collection of personal information. It was developed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC also oversees the enforcement of COPPA. If you are unsure whether or not to grant permission to the Web site to collect information, visit the Web site with your child and call the site's Web master to ask exactly what information will be collected. COPPA is specific about what and by what means information can be collected from children. For complete information about COPPA, including tips for guiding your child's online activity, info on privacy policies and parental consent, COPPA's history, and information about what you can do to help protect children's privacy on the Internet, point your browser at A Parent's Guide to Children's Privacy Online at www.kidsprivacy.org.

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