Week of September 16, 2001

GM Crops, Not GM Automobiles

Find out what's growing in Earth's crop fields at www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest. Visit Harvest of Fear to decide whether or not we should produce genetically modified (GM) crops. First, discover what GM crops are, and then participate in an online vote about the issue. Become an agricultural scientist in the Engineer a Crop section. Experiment by genetically altering your own corn or use various types of cross-pollination methods. Next go to the Guess What's Coming to Dinner section and find out how genetically modifying crops could affect what you use in the kitchen on a daily basis. Also, see what biotechnology experts say about the safety of GM crops. This site will bring you up to speed on the hot GM crops controversy. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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On which three crops have scientists conducted the most research using genetic modification?

Rice, Corn and Wheat
Potatoes, Corn and Wheat
Soybeans, Corn and Wheat


Where was Motorpsycho last seen?

Monster Lane
Frankenstein Alley
Lovecraft Hills Freeway


What is the scientific term that means a child's eyes do not align properly?
Retinitis Pigmentosa




Monster Madness

Get ready for a ghoulish time with the Official Monster Hunter's site at www.goldenbooks.com/
. You'll find Dr. Von Dish's secret Monster Files where you can get the latest info on spooky creatures. Then play the Brain Game with all the facts you've picked up. You can print out pictures of monsters to color at Monstrous Downloads and send freaky monster e-cards to all your friends. (This site is no longer available.)

It's All in the Brain

Get in touch with your senses at Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World at www.hhmi.org/senses. You can view optical illusions and discover how they fool your sense of sight. Then find out how your brain remembers specific scents and associates them with certain events, places or people. Finally, watch images of the brain reacting to various spoken words. This site is sure to sharpen your senses.

When is it OK to tell a lie?

Speak Out Here!

Back In Action

School is back in full swing, so it 's back to the books and doing homework. I searched far and wide and found some sites that should be able to help you when an assignment puts you in a tight spot.

AJKids Reference Desk

After School

Cram Zone

For some ideas about the best atmosphere to work in, check out this site:

Concentration and Distraction

(These sites are no longer available.)

-- Amy

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