Week of April 15, 2001

Celebrate Mexico

¡Hola! Put on your sombrero and head to Mexico for Kids at www.elbalero.gob.mx/ kids/index_kids.html. The site is presented in Spanish, French, Italian and English. Check out the History section to learn about Mexico from pre-historic Meso-american times to contemporary Mexico. The Explore section will introduce you to the many Mexican states. About Mexico has cool stuff such as indigenous peoples, music, holidays, myths and stories and the Taco Stand. Finally, don't forget to play at the Games section. Before your siesta, be sure to send your friends an e-card from the Ciberloteria. Adios for now. (This site is no longer available.)

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When is Mexican Flag Day?

January 24th
February 24th
March 24th


What are the three components of an atom?

neutrons, oltrons, protons
protons, photons, and electrons
electrons, protons, and neutrons


Alice mazes are named after what famous fictional character?
Alice in Wonderland
Alice B. Toklas
Alice from The Brady Bunch




Atoms and Liquids and Gas, Oh My!

Grab your safety goggles and head to Chem4Kids at www.chem4kids.com. Discover the four states of matter: solids, liquids, gases and plasma. Find out all about atoms, the tiny building blocks of everything in this world. See some of the formulas real chemists use in their experiments. Finally, the Chemistry Quiz will help you figure out how much you've absorbed. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Amazing mazes

Wind your way through Logic Mazes at www.logicmazes.com. Challenge yourself to help Theseus get past the dangerous Minotaur. Try your luck at the sliding door, tilt and number mazes. Discover the secret to the Alice mazes, and give a throw to the rolling block mazes. Finally, take a look at some life-sized mazes that people have designed in their own backyards. You'll be amazed by the variety of challenging mazes at this site.

Should beer and wine commercials be banned from television?

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You've Got Rhythm

Life would be so boring without music. If you study music, play an instrument or just like listening to it, here are some cool Web sites for kids about music.

DSOKids--Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

Music Theory

The New York Philharmonic Kidzone!

Play a Piano: An Interactive Musical Java Activity

-- Amy

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