Week of August 12, 2001

Explore the West with Lewis & Clark

Western expansion of the United States in the 19th century included many explorers, perhaps none as famous as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Re-experience the discovery of the west at The Lewis & Clark Expedition Web site at www.lewis-clark.org. This cool site includes a quick tour, which offers suggestions for navigating the site. The Discovery Paths are in-depth accounts of the American nation, natural history, geography, technology, and issues and values. Journal excerpts cover a two-year period from 1804 to 1806 and offer a close-up view of Lewis and Clark's reactions to their finds. There's even a map of the entire trail Lewis and Clark followed, from Washington, D.C., to the Pacific Northwest. This dynamic site is a great discovery.

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Which U.S. president set in motion the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

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What is the official name of South Korea?

Republic of Korea
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Who discovered the polar ice caps on Mars in 1704?
Sir Isaac Newton
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Korea for Kids

Go on a virtual journey of Korea for Kids at www.curriculum.edu.au/
. Begin in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Catch a bus to Kimch'on, where you can experience a traditional Korean meal and learn how Koreans preserve food during the winter. Then decorate a kimch'i pot. The Korean school is the place to learn to write in han'gul, the Korean alphabet. Enjoy some acrostic poetry to end your journey. (This site is no longer available.)

Is That Planet Rusted?

Ride a Delta II rocket bound for Exploring Mars at www.exploringmars.com. Get directions for your trip at the Mars Atlas. You can learn about NASA's missions to Mars and check out the latest pictures taken by the Mars Global Surveyor. Then read about ancient observations of Mars and the future of human exploration. The Red Giant is a fascinating vacation spot. (This site is no longer available.)

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Dear Amy: Why does VH1 want to "Save the Music"? -- Greg, New Orleans

Dear Greg: VH1 started "Save the Music" in order to restore the music programs in public schools. Research has shown that kids who participate in school music programs do better in all aspects of learning than kids who do not take part in music programs. You can find some statistics relating to music and learning at www.healthwindows.org/musicschool.htm.

Dear Amy: I am relatively new to the Internet. Do you know any Web sites that could help a beginner? -- Dane, Montreal

Dear Dane: An excellent place to begin learning the basics of the Web is http://wings.avkids.com/SPIT. It starts with simple tasks such as clicking on links and understanding what links are. The tutorial also explains in simple terms the differences between the Internet and the Web. Use the glossary if you come upon a word that you don't know. The step-by-step method of this site makes it easy to understand.

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