Week of November 4, 2001

The Supernatural World

Ghosts, mermaids, fairies and even Santa Claus have all found a place to reside on the Internet at http://library.thinkquest.org/27922. Yes, it's the Supernatural World! A variety of beliefs, beings and powers are discussed at this exciting out-of-this- world Web site. Examples of the supernatural influence in our history are highlighted in the Supernatural in Art and Literature section. Learn where fairies live and how to identify a werewolf. The Supernatural Beliefs section details many age-old superstitions that were derived from supernatural beliefs. This site also discusses phenomena such as telepathy and fortune-telling. If you can muster up enough courage, get spooked at the Interactive Supernatural World where anything can happen. Explore the mysteries of the unknown at this eerie Web site.

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Engineering Marvels

Explore our technological world at the Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century Web site at www.greatachievements.org. Whether you are interested in airplanes, electronics, computers, radio and television, or spacecraft, this site has the info you seek. Explore the history and timeline of each engineering marvel. There are 20 articles in all. Get connected at this marvelous site.

Destination: Mt. McKinley

If you dare to join a month-long expedition to 14,000 feet above sea-level, attempt Surviving Denali at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/denali. The best view is from the summit of the mountain in the Climb section. For a journey of this caliber, you'll need to brush up on your survival skills in the Mountain of Extremes section. Don't worry if you forgot your lunch. This site has a menu for keeping your energy level up. Climb sky high today.

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Where Kids Rule the Kitchen

When I was a little kid, my mom let me help her when she cooked. Now that I am a college student, I am glad to know my way around the kitchen. Although some aspects of cooking can be dangerous for kids, there are many ways that kids can learn to help in the kitchen. A cool place where kids rule the kitchen on the Web is KidChef at www.kidchef.com/cda. (This site is no longer available.)

From how to prepare your cooking space to good clean-up procedures, KidChef has all sorts of great basics about cooking and baking. It teaches about measuring various types of food and details how to stay safe when using knives or the oven and the stove.

Reading a recipe is another part of the cooking process that hinders some people, even college students like me. Fortunately, KidChef has provided a Cooktionary for people who are cooking illiterate. Once you are ready to test your kitchen skills, you can try one of the many recipes on the site. All of the recipes are kid-friendly, but they aren't just for kids. Anyone can enjoy these easy-to-make foods.


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