How Does Cereal Turn Into Milk?
It happens inside a cow. You can follow this whole process from the pasture to the grocer by taking a virtual tour at the "On the Moove" section of the "MooMilk" Web site at www.moomilk.com. In addition to the virtual tour, you can complete a connect-the-dots game and learn "udderly" everything you ever wanted to know about dairy cows and milk. Test your "cowledge," as they call it, with their quiz or discuss dairy matters in the forum section. You can do all this and a whole lot "moore." So make your mooooove to this Web site, drink your milk, and visit some cows - they are outstanding in their field.
Life That Loves the Sun and the Sand
There's more in a desert than just sand. The desert supports a delicate system of animals, plants and people that all depend on each other. it even rains in the desert. With your computer, you can make a cool exploration to the hottest desert in North America. You'll learn about one of the most fascinating places on the planet, the Sonoran Desert, at www.blm.gov/education/sonoran/sonoran.html. Find out about the climate and creatures inhabiting this desert that sprawls across Mexico and Arizona. Be sure to check out the "Traces of Prehistoric Peoples" to see the ruins and rock etchings of people who lived in the desert 2,000 years ago. Also look for the Animals of the Sonoran Desert for great facts and photos of the bats, snakes and coyotes who roam the sands. So "surf" on over to the desert-and don't get stuck by the cactus! (This site is no longer available.)
You Can Really Take Off With Math
Whether you're a world traveler or an aerospace engineer, you have to know thebasics of math to get where you're going, right? That's exactly what Plane MathActivities sets out to do, as it teaches math fundamentals while bringing youalong for an exciting, airborne adventure. Fly out to www.planemath.comand find out why number-crunching can be your secret to success in the skies orthe stars. Interested in chartering a flight of San Francisco Junior Giants outto New York in as little time as possible? How about flying a herd of buffalo tothe prairies? Or meeting world-famous NASA engineers? With cool graphics, storiesand people to meet, Plane Math Activities brings out the best pilots in all kids.And no matter what route you choose, you're bound to learn the tricks of thetrade. Just remember to refuel your jet and be courteous to your passengers!
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1. How many gallons of milk can a cow produce each year?
Dear Devin: It's popular because it has something for everyone, especiallyschools and kids. The WWW is easy to use and it has pictures, sounds, interactivegames and movies. You can get information on everything for your homework rightfrom your computer. For a lot of links about making your own World Wide Web page,check out this TrackStar page at http:// scrtec.org/ track/ tracks/ s00057.html. To get started, choose the frames version. It will guide you through all the thingsyou need to think about. The URLs are listed so you can visit them withoutTrackStar, too.(This site is no longer available.)
Dear Amy: My friend and I both use Netscape and she keeps asking me for URL'sI've found. Is there a way to copy my bookmarks for her? -Anita Birmingham, AL
Dear Anita: When you are running Netscape, open the Bookmarks window under theWindows menu. From the Bookmarks window, just drag the Bookmarks to a floppy diskfor your friend to have. Now she has to drag them from the floppy disk to thebookmarks window on her computer. For more neat things you can do, visit theNetscape Navigator Handbook at http:// home.netscape.com/ eng/ mozilla/ Gold/ handbook/ index.html. (This site is no longer available.)