AN HEROIC GIFT OF LIFE
What is the best gift you've ever received? A bicycle? A pet? A toy? Will
Lawson's best gift came from his older brother, David. It was bone marrow.
To Will it was a gift of life. When Will was 4 years old, he was diagnosed
with leukemia, a disease that affects the body's ability to produce blood
cells. Will's father created www.topicofcancer.org to tell others about his son's experiences. This site is a diary of Will's
heroic struggle with, and ultimate triumph over, his disease. You can learn
more about this disease and other serious illnesses, bone marrow transplants
and donations. There are links to other people who have shown strength, courage
and determination in the face of serious illness, too. (This site is no longer available.)
FROGS AND FUN TOADS
If you ever wanted to know how to care for a pet frog or wondered if you could
get warts from a toad, you need to hop over to Frogland. Dorota's Frogland
page at http://allaboutfrogs.org/froglnd.shtml
will provide you with all the ribbiting information about these amphibious
marvels. Check out the frog songs, discover the creative ways they defend
themselves against enemies, and learn much more. Find out about the important
role frogs play in the ecosystem, too. And, if you're thinking of getting
a pet frog, this site has all the tips on how to feed it and build it a happy
home. Get off that lily pad and hop to Frogland. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
OFF TO YOUR DREAMS
Space exploration is one of humankind's greatest passions. And by blasting
off to http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild
you'll find out exactly why. From the planets of our own solar system
to galaxies beyond, StarChild flies you to the corners of the universe for
a fascinating look at outer space. You can amaze your friends and family with
facts about black holes, comets, "shooting stars" and much more. StarChild
has games, movies and maps. It even has a glossary to explain those words
you don't know. Whether you're following a speeding comet or kicking
back on the moon, you're bound to have a great time at StarChild.
This 4Kids Detective game has expired.
To play the current Kid Quest Challenge, go to www.4Kids.org/kidquest.
1. At Frogland's Weird Facts, what lived for 40 years?
Dear Jackie: There is a wide world of difference. The Internet is one international network made up of thousands of smaller networks connected together that anyone can use. An intranet is a private network set up for one group of people. Big companies and schools put up WWW servers just for their employees or their students to use. A "firewall" can be set up to filter people from getting in or out of the intranet. You know how cool it is to find stuff fast on the Internet. Just think if your school had homework, a calendar of events and a phonebook of students and teachers on its own intranet.
Dear Amy: How can I go to my favorite WWW sites without having to type in the address every time? --Coby, Racine, WI
Dear Coby: Browsers all have a way to save addresses of Web sites. These are called Hotlists, Favorites or Bookmarks, depending on your browser. When I am browsing the Web and I find an interesting Web page, I save it to my bookmarks. Then when I want to go back I just pull down my bookmarks menu and select the site. Some browsers even let you edit and organize your bookmarks list. You can even export your bookmarks to text or HTML. Sometimes, I have to delete old addresses to keep my bookmarks up-to-date.