You'll Eat This One Up
What did you put in your belly today? Was it soft, crunchy, squishy or just
plain yummy? For heaps of food fun, join the Kids Food CyberClub at www.kidfood.org. Start your adventure by climbing the food pyramid. Then go on a great scavenger
hunt that will have you exploring the Internet and visiting places like Broccoli
Town, USA, and Cereal City. The hunt will keep your brain jogging and your
stomach growling. Stir up the fun even more by trying some of the club's
cool ideas, like growing your own food or getting involved in the fight against
hunger in America. After all that adventure, you'll need a snack. Put
on your chef's hat and try one of the lip-smacking recipes that other
kids have sent in. (Be sure to send in your favorite, too.) Don't be a
meatball--digest the Kids Food fun today! (This site is no longer available.)
Our Amazing Planet
Land, water, air and natural disasters make up a huge part of our natural environment. At NASA's For Kids Only--Earth Science Enterprise Web site, you'll explore our earth in amazing detail. Get ready for an intercontinental adventure at http://kids.mtpe.hq.nasa.gov. You'll follow the Terra satellite and learn about its important mission: to study climate changes across the globe during the next 15 years. The site is loaded with many NASA adventures, which study everything from air spray and atmospheric pressure to continental drift and tropical twisters. Are you a games player? Then you'll love the many Drag 'n' Drop Puzzles, as well as the Pangaea Map Game and Tectonics Quiz Game. Other activities include the Ames Aerospace Encounter, Space Place for Kids, and the Volcano World Virtual Field Trips. Or check out the FAQ list, and find out about the world's two largest ice sheets, and why NASA is studying them. You'll even find out how to get your school science experiment on the space shuttle!
Grab a paddle and brace yourself for the rush of a whitewater adventure. The River Wild: Running the Selway, a National Geographic Web site, is a full-color, high-adrenaline journey into Idaho's rugged wilderness. Put that life jacket on and head for the wicked rapids of the Selway River at www.nationalgeographic.com/selway. You'll get the lowdown on the different classes of rapids and how to be prepared for these water wonders. Once you hit rapids like Ping Pong Alley and Holy Smokes, there's no turning back! Of course, this trip is as much about nature as it is adventure, and you can listen to an eagle's call, and be on the lookout for grizzly bear tracks. And if you're thinking about running some rapids yourself, the site explains how to pick and plan a whitewater rafting trip. Get ready to rock and roll on the Selway River!
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1. What's a good boat for rivers with strong currents?
Dear Vera: The English language has its roots in Great Britain, in England. And then it spread rapidly around the world, especially after Europeans started coming to America. Some people think there are many different varieties of English, such as American English, British English, India English, Australian English and more. All of those areas in the world were settled by British English speakers, and then the language changed through use in each of those places.
English speakers from different parts of the world don't only sound different. They also use different words for the same thing, or they spell their words differently. For instance, American English speakers call the part of a car that covers the engine "the hood," whereas British English speakers call it "a bonnet." American English users spell the place where criminals are held a "jail," whereas British English users spell the same place "gaol," and they pronounce it the same, too!
The English language is a fascinating thing. To learn more about British English, go to www.hps.com/~tpg/ukdict/index.html.