Week of September 30, 2007

A Science Feast

Welcome to Kinetic City at www.kineticcity.com, bringing super smiles to science lovers everywhere. Hop into the Lab Car and play Mind Games to test your smarts. Visit the Supply Car and get a list of things you need to build and create fun projects that celebrate science. Ready for a challenge? Accept your mission to rid the world of some nasty computer bugs when you enter Kinetic City. Nastro, Grinder, Flossil and Sleuron are tough to beat, so find out as much as you can about these dangerous viruses and keep your computer safe!

Nominate a cool Web site at www.4Kids.org/nominations

Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

What is Grinder's real name?

Bioxus Grinderiferous
Bioxy Grinderhaus
Bioxus Gringeringus


What does “GTG” mean?

Going to go
Good to go
Great top girl


Where is Venice located?



Safe Surfing

Think U Know, www.thinkuknow.co.uk, should be on every kid’s Internet safety list. The Web is a wonderful world, but it takes special skills to stay safe. Play Your Call in Chatting to help new friends through tough online situations. Blogs, or personal Internet entries, can be fun to read or create. Social Networking teaches you different ways to communicate with friends via a personal Web page or by sharing photos. Before you move on to another site, check out Podcasts for a must visit site link.

Catch the Travel Bug!

Pack your bags for a dream vacation when you visit The Travel Bug at www.thetravel
. Pick your favorite activities in Dream Trip and decide your perfect spot. Grab your calendar and your family and start Planning Your Trip. Ask everyone what they like to do. Organize and combine activities for surefire fun away from home. Prepare for your trip by packing the right things and researching your vacation destination. Documenting your journey is a great way to remember all the fun you had. Make sure to take lots of pictures to share when you get home.

What is your favorite science project?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: How do I erase previous searches that appear when I'm typing keywords into a search engine? — Iyengar, May Pen, Jamaica

Dear Iyengar: Many browsers automatically remember the text previously typed into forms and search engines, though many people find this feature more annoying than helpful. In order to make your computer “forget” these searches, you'll need to make some changes in the options or preferences menu in your Internet browser.

If you are using Internet Explorer, first go to the “Tools” menu. Then choose “Internet Options,” which will open a settings window. In that window, choose the “Content” tab, and then find the settings button in the “AutoComplete” section. This will open another new settings window with checkboxes for each item you want the browser to remember. Uncheck the “forms” box as well as anything else you don't want the browser to remember, such as usernames and passwords. This process will be similar for other browsers, but things may have different names or may be found under different menus. If you need more browser-specific help, try visiting an online help forum with a parent or guardian.

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