Come to the Playground
Meet Alfy, a cool pup who knows his way around a computer. Alfy's place
is like the neighborhood playground for kids in cyberspace. Skate on over
to www.alfy.com and see what he's
up to today. Slide into the fun with colorful crafts, clever games and silly
cartoons. Alfy speaks Spanish and English, so you're sure to be friends
right away. Alfy's Surprises features a daily joke and an adopt-a-pet
game. And there are tons of games in the Arcade: snapping crocodiles, flying
cupcakes, outer space adventures--you name it! When you've had
enough adventure for the day, have some quiet time in Storyville. There are
funny stories for you to read along with, and music and activities to help
you get in on the action. Then explore Music Mania where you can listen to
the Jukebox or Sing-A-Long. Whatever you and Alfy do together, you'll
definitely have fun and get lots of practice working a computer. Go play!
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Jump into the high-tech world of the Virtual Smithsonian at http://2k.si.edu. You'll find great sites about art, history, music and more. History buffs will love the Remembering Gallery, with exhibits about the Civil War, the American presidents and famous inventors. Or brush up on your pop culture by getting the scoop on the country's best-loved films, books, music and athletic events. The Discovery Gallery features great American land and sea expeditions. Interested in space? Then visit Reaching Beyond the Earth, a section all about space exploration. At the Virtual Smithsonian, you'll get the full story--in high-tech style.
Where the Buffalo Roam
Once considered "lords of the prairie," buffalo are one of this country's most noble, legendary animals. At American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation, you'll learn about how these great mammals were almost wiped out by greedy hunters a century ago, and how folks today are trying to rebuild the bison herds. Roam across the Web to www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/american-buffalo-spirit-of-a-nation/introduction/2183 and get the lowdown on these beautiful animals. You'll revisit the glory days of the buffalo, and find out how they were tragically killed by the thousands. You'll also travel to Yellowstone National Park, one of the safe havens for wildlife, and now home to more than 2,000 free-roaming bison. The Spirit of a Nation journey will also take you to South Dakota's Black Hills, where you'll learn about the efforts of Native Americans to restore the bison to millions of acres of tribal lands. The spirit of the buffalo awaits you on the Web.
1. How much can modern North American bison weigh?