.Volume I, Issue 11, July 14, 1996

Where Does Paper Come From
The first "paper" writing surface (and where paper got its name) was papyrus. The ancient Egyptians took papyrus reeds and . . . hey, we don't have to tell you. You can find out all you ever wanted to know about Egyptian papyrus at http://odyssey.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/texts/world.html When you've read all about paper's nearest relative, go on over to the American Museum of Papermaking and take a virtual tour. This electronic museum at http://www.ipst.edu/amp/museumvirtualtour.htm will tell you more about the history and evolution of paper. (These sites are no longer available.)

Handmade Jewelry
Make the latest news into the latest fashion at http:// www.ozemail.com.au/ ~teasdale/ paperjewellery.html You'll learn to make your own jewelry from a common newspaper. (This site is no longer available.)

Recycle Your Own Paper
Beakman's YOU CAN Make Recycled Paper tells you how making recycled paper saves energy, causes less pollution, uses less water and other resources, and saves trees. You can follow the instructions at http:// www.nbn.com/ youcan/ paper/ paper.html DON'T TRASH YOUR PAPER. RECYCLE IT! (This site is no longer available.)

Oh, Go Make a Kite
With paper, tape and string, you can make 20 kites from 20 pieces of standard typing paper. Fly over to the Big Wind Kite Factory in Molola'i, Hawaii http:// planet-hawaii.com/ bigwind/ for the complete plan and instructions, or you can build the Basic Sled Kite with the instructions from www.ex.ac.uk/ ~jastaple/kites/projects/sled/sled.html Advanced kite making instructions can be found at http:// moreinfo.com.au/ aks/ yatko.plan.html. (The first and third sites are no longer available.)

Try Origami
Discover how paper folding can be an art at www.cs.ubc.ca/ spider/ jwu/ origami.html This site is complete with all the instructions you'll need to get started. (This site is no longer available.)

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The Egyptians found papyrus along the banks of which river?

What material did the Sumerians make into tablets and write on, around 4000 B.C.?
Recycling paper uses what material "over and over again"?
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Dear Amy: What is the weather like in Canada today? - Megan, Stockton, CA

Dear Megan: Glad you asked. You can find out about the weather in North America if you go to the Michigan State University Interactive Weather Browser at http:// rs560.cl.msu.edu/ weather/ interactive.html. Just click on an area of the weather map and it will return the latest report. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: Where did the "net" come from in the first place? - Michael, Central City, IA

Dear Michael: The "net," also called the Internet, started in the 1970s when a bunch of computer scientists developed ways to link computers through networks and talk a common language. What we call the Internet is really a whole lot of smaller networks connected by some major paths making up a worldwide network. You can learn more about how the Internet evolved by reading "A Short History of the Internet" at http:// w3.aces.uiuc.edu/ AIM/ SCALE/ nethistory.html or by visiting the "Hobbes' Internet Timeline" at www.zakon.org/robert/internet/timeline. (The first site is no longer available.)

Honk! Honk!
Check the CyberEd Truck schedule at http:// www.ustc.org/ CyberEd/. (This site is no longer available.)

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