Week of December 31, 2000

The Science of Color

Our world would be much more boring in black and white. Fortunately, we see in color. The Tech Museum of Innovation offers a fascinating interactive look at color in its online exhibit "Make a Splash With Color" at www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/color. The site is divided into three sections. Talking About Color covers the basics of hue, saturation and brightness. The Lighter Side of Color looks at color as light, including sections on rainbows and prisms. An Eye on Color explores the eye and the biology of sight in humans and some animals. Each section provides interactive screens so you can learn while you play. Color your world with this colorful Web site.


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When we talk about color, what feature of color do we usually mean?



Where do Eurasian Cuckoos lay their eggs?

in lakes
on the ground
other birds' nests


What brought the Roaring '20s to a close on October 29, 1929?
a presidential crisis
stock market crash and start of the Great Depression




Birds of a Feather

The Bird Site, presented by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, has everything you want to know about birds. Fly away to www.nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/permanent-exhibits/birds. There you will find a vast collection of topics about birds, such as evolution and diversity, anatomy and physiology, adaptations, behavior, flight and conservation. Learn about birds' songs or their body language, or discover flightless birds. This is one site all bird lovers will go cuckoo over.

100 Years in America

Travel through time at the Twentieth Century in America Web site at http://library.thinkquest.org/5006. This ThinkQuest site presents highlights and many resources for further study about the changing face of America in the 1900s. The topics range from Civil Rights and the Suffrage Movement to the Space Race and Watergate. You'll even find a virtual tour of Washington, D.C. Explore America's past as we move forward into the 21st century. (This site is no longer available.)

What's more important--being polite or being honest? Why?

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Dear Amy: Where can I find info about WWII? --Lindsey, New York City

Dear Lindsey: There is lots of info on the Web about WWII. At http://helios.acomp. usf.edu/ ~dsargent/index.html you can read about the famous Battle of the Bulge, where the Allied troops' lines bulged, but didn't break. The battle for Normandy on D-Day is laid out in detail at www.aero-web.org/ history/wwii/d-day/toc.htm You can also find many other links to WWII sites by going to http://gi.grolier.com/wwii/ww2link.html. (The first site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: I am doing a report on traveling to Spain. Do you know of any good sites about Spain? --Nicky, Philadelphia

Dear Nicky: Spain is a beautiful and diverse country with many historical sites and modern attractions. The Tourist Office of Spain has everything else you need to plan a trip at www.okspain.org. For info about touring Spain and its major cities, check out www.red2000.com. It also has resources about Spanish history and culture. Make sure you brush up on your Spanish so you will know how to ask where the best restaurants are.

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