Primary Colors
It's a colorful world at The Color Site, where games and puzzles are all the rage. Bring your crayons and plenty of creativity to www.thecolorsite.com and prepare to enter Willy's Magic Castle. Once here, you can check out Starwriter, an interactive drawing activity that lets you paint dazzling stars and lights onto a digital canvas. Or test your knowledge of American geography at Geography I.Q. Dinosaur buffs will get the chance to paint an animated display of prehistoric life, complete with singing birds, beach balls and baby dinos. Interested in some challenges? Then try Willy's Match Game or Willy's Slider Puzzle. And if you're aching for the holidays, you'll find coloring pages for special days, from New Year's to Thanksgiving to Halloween! It's always a good time to color your world at The Color Site. (This site is no longer available.)

Glass Museum
Over the years, glass marbles have captivated kids with their cool colors and designs. Now you can discover the magic of this great hobby at The Marble Museum. Get ready to roll at http://www.marblemuseum.org/ The site is loaded with marble information, from collecting to games. The Marble History section will take you back all the way to the 1300s, right through to the age of handmade marbles during the 19th century. Are you ready to be dazzled by the beauty of marbles? Then visit the Box Gallery to see some of the world's most cherished marble sets. Better yet, the Marble Gallery features some of the most colorful pieces you've ever seen. The site also has regularly updated news so that collectors can get the latest scoop on their favorite hobby. And if you want to find out more, the site has a great Marble Links section, taking you to such spots as Marble Mania, Utah Marbles and the Marble Mansion. (This site is no longer available.)

A Site in the Key of "Cool"
Turn up the volume on your next Net surf with a visit to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tap out a cool little melody on your computer keyboard to join the jam session at www.rockhall.com The on-line Hall of Fame has more amazing rock stuff than you can imagine. Find out about the lives and music of all the famous rockers, from Elvis to the Beach Boys, the Clash to Queen Latifah. Rocket back to the '50s for the roots of rock and roll, and check out the rhyming and styles that made hip-hop what it is today. Hey, what's a rock and roll museum without music? There's a great virtual jukebox that will have you boppin' to some of the most important and fun music of our time. Click on "Community" to flip through the great photo album of all the celebrities who have visited the Hall of Fame. Then be sure to sign up as a cyber "roadie" to get updates from the Hall of Fame. Keep your finger on the pulse of rock music.

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1. Who is featured in The Color Site's 3D coloring game?

2. Who invented Marble Scissors?
John Greenleaf Whittier
John Christopher Sam Carl Green
Johann Christoph Simon Karl Greiner
3. When did the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum open?
September 1, 1994
September 2, 1995
September 3, 1996

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Dear Amy: Do famous people really talk on the Internet for live Web events?--Jane, Seattle
Dear Jane: Just as they appear on television, celebrities also appear in radio station offices and at Internet companies where live Web casts deliver their words to a live audience. Sometimes they just talk in a chat room, but many live Web casts use streaming video technology. That makes it more like a television interview, except that it shows up on your computer. Many important interviews with famous people happen all the time, but we don't usually hear about most of them because news is local to a region. The Internet has an advantage over television in that it can carry local news throughout the world. That's one of the reasons Internet Web casts are becoming so popular. At www.4kids.org we are very interested in new technology and how it can help educate and entertain kids. We will link to a live Web event in which Congressman Dennis Moore of Kansas and astronaut Steve Hawley will visit with 200 to 300 fifth graders on the morning of Sept. 1, 2000. If you are interested in how Web events work, check out the "Web cast" link at our Web site, www.4kids.org on Sept. 1. You may even be able to ask a question from online.

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