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At Home on the Web
There's no place like home, but this home is a home page like no place else. You'll find some ideas for good cooking, some fun things to do, and some kid's art on the fridge. This home page is called Fleeting Glimpse at http:// home.eznet.net/ ~stevemd and we bet you'll find it a moving experience. What makes it unique is that it's chock full of animated gifs that teach you how to do things like juggle or make string figures with your hands. You'll want to meet some guests for a very animated interview, then relax and check out the family album for an armchair vacation. If you like what you see, there are great instructions on how to make animated gifs for your home page. (This site is no longer available.)

Learning To Fly...
Have you ever dreamed of sitting in the cockpit of an airplane, flying it through stormy weather, and making a successful landing? Then get ready for some airborne action, because that dream can one day become a reality. Learning to Fly, a Web site introducing the basics of flying to wannabee pilots, demonstrates that learning the ins and outs of aviation can be easy and affordable. Jump into the "cybercockpit" and check the instrument panel for your flight. If you're not sure what a control does, simply click on it for more info. Once you're comfortable with the altimeter, engine gauges and altitude indicator, it'll be time to move on to greater flying challenges. The page provides links to other flight training and pilot Web sites. Ready for some flying fun? Then let air traffic control know that you're making an emergency landing at www.grouper.com/ francois. (This site is no longer available.)

I'll Meet You at High School Central
High School Central is the most jammin' place on the Net for high schoolers to get involved! You can chat, play games, enter contests, find out the latest music news and check out the hottest enter-tainment links. You can read about serious stuff like dating, technology, college admissions and parent stuff. The High School Central page also tells you all about helping the homeless, saving the environment and helping kids who have AIDS. The bell is ringing, so it's time for you to click on www.child.net/hscentral.htm and join the cool teens who are speaking out and making a difference. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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Auto Beacon
Radio Compass
Electro Compass
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3. How many PEZ dispensers are currently available?
about 23
about 48
about 76
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Dear Amy: We are doing a project on the stock market. Do you know where I can find info that makes it easy for kids to understand? --Ricalyn, Hawthorne, CA

Dear Ricalyn: An awesome Web site to learn about the stock market is at ThinkQuest. It's called EduStock, and it was created by kids to teach other kids (and adults, too) about how stocks and bonds are exchanged. Go to EduStock at http://library.thinkquest.org/3088/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0419 and sign on. Also, if you have a cool idea for an educational Web site, you might want to check out the ThinkQuest contest page at www.thinkquest.org.

Dear Amy: A while ago you had a URL listed about how to include net stuff in a bibliography for a report. Could you print it again? --Lynne, Claremont, NH

Dear Lynne: Sure can. Here it is: www.classroom.net/ classroom/ CitingNetResources.html. (This Web site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: Where can kids get info for school reports and papers? --Jackie, Gilroy , CA

Dear Jackie: Mr. Megaw's homework helper at http:// pw2.netcom.com/ ~amegaw/ homework.html is designed for grades 4-6. You can type in a question and maybe they can help you out. Or, check out Schoolwork.ugh! at www.schoolwork.org. It's a cool library that links you up with some great Web sites for reports and stuff. (The first site is no longer available.)

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