Those Small and Mighty Creatures Have you ever wanted to hang out in an ant tunnel or buzz around a beehive? At Bugwatch, you can get up close to a world of insects you never knew. Did you know that the dragonfly's eyes consist of thousands of lenses, or that wasps are marked with war paint? Once here, you'll get the chance to check out great animations, photos and information on your favorite buggy friends. From butterflies to bees to the dragonfly, you're going to be crawling around Bugwatch for a while. There's even a special spider section if you're interested in surfing a different kind of web! Just watch out for those wasps! Bring bug spray and a sharp set of eyes to www.bugwatch.com. (This site is no longer available.)
Window on the World Forget about passports, seasickness and heavy luggage. Even if you don't speak the language, this Trans-Asia expedition lets you see the world from your computer screen. You'll find out just how long the Black Sea is and which countries touch its shores. Got an appetite for baklava and hamsi? Join other student explorers at www.globalearn.org and find out! Just click on the "Explore" icon to read travel logs, learn the history and traditions of each country, see the daily noon photo, and find out what the explorers ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll get to know the host students from all the different countries and watch for other expeditions to come. Happy sailing! (This site is no longer available.)
Read All About It! Remember the boy who cried wolf? How about "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "Cinderella"? Did you know that every culture has its own fables and fairy tales? Now you can read magical stories from all over the world, like Russia's "The Straw Ox," or "Osoon Turkey," a Seneca Indian tale. If you're an adventurer at heart, read your way through "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor." Or share your own stories about monsters, pets, family-anything! Stories are always better with pictures, right? Each one is fully illustrated to make your reading even more colorful. Just go to www.thekids.com and turn the pages of this tale-spinning homepage. (This site is no longer available.)
This 4Kids Detective game has expired. To play the current Kid Quest Challenge, go to www.4Kids.org/kidquest.
1. At Kids.com what kinds of "Tales to Tell" are there?
Dear Angela: My older sister said Collegescape at www.collegescape.com is awesome. Now you don't have to wait for the applications to be sent to you by snail mail. You can apply online to more than 200 colleges and university programs and print them out free of charge. What's really cool is the way your answers to some of the common questions are inserted into other applications automatically. Also, if you just want some information, it's a good place to start. You can chat online with other college applicants or listen to guest speakers at scheduled times. (This Web site is no longer available, but you can go to www.collegeinfo.com.)
Dear Amy: My school is having a science fair next month and I can't think of a good project. Got any ideas? --Nick, Rapid City, SD
Dear Nick: I know a good place to start. Surf on over to www.fi.edu/ qanda/ spotlight1/ spotlight1.html and look over all their ideas on creating great science fair projects. There's a whole section on tips for completing your project, too. If you want to see what other kids have done, click on the link to the sample projects. Good Luck.