Serf's Up In the Middle Ages
Imagine yourself as a knight during the medieval era, taking part in great battles and adventures for your king and queen across England. Taking a trip back to one of the most exciting chapters in history is as easy as jumping on the Internet at the Middle Ages Web site. By roaming out to www.learner.org/ exhibits/ middleages you'll discover the world of the Middle Ages in Europe, from the relationship between royals and peasantry to the elaborate fashions and buildings that capture our imaginations to this day. The site covers all of the elements of medieval living, including life in the towns, music and art, and the dangers that existed for medieval townspeople. You'll meet such intriguing characters as the Poor Clare Sisters, Joan of Arc and King John. And for the hardcore historian, links to the Magna Carta Web Site and the Feudal Terms of England Dictionary provide even more depth to this fascinating subject.
SEDS Student Space siteThe Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) Internet headquarters is the launching pad for astrophysics, rocketry and every space object under and over the sun. Star-hop out to www.seds.org and you'll be able to look through your Web telescope into another world of comets, black holes and far-off galaxies. There are also excellent images and sounds, such as the latest Pathfinder photos of the "Red Planet."
Visit the Seminoles
Get lost in the swamps of Florida and get to know the Seminole people from their Web site at www.seminoletribe.com. This site has everything, from ancient history to the current events reported in the Seminole Tribune newspaper. Start off with a history lesson, discovering the ancient peoples of Florida, their encounters with the Spaniards, and their battles to save their homeland. You can also explore all the fascinating aspects of Seminole culture: dances, medicines, foods, stories and crafts. You can even learn how to say "dog" or "turtle" in Seminole. Just watch out for the crocodiles.
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1. When did NASA announce evidence of life on Mars?
Dear Sara: I'm not much of an artist, but I went to Fantastic Fractals at http:// tqd.advanced.org/ 12740/ netscape/ index.html to give it a try. It's awesome. It's really a cool way to draw landscapes, but there is so much more to learn about fractals than just art. This Web site was created by high school students as a ThinkQuest entry. If you want to see what other ThinkQuest students have done on fractals or tons of other topics, go to the library of entries at www.thinkquest.org/pls/html/think.library.(The first site is no longer available.)
Dear Amy: Where can I find Web sites that allow me to play games?-Aaron, El Paso, TX
Dear Aaron: One of the best games I know to play on the Internet is CyberSurfari and it's going on right now. Not only is it fun but you and your friends can win up to $1,000! You play CyberSurfari by surfing the outposts for treasure codes. It's a virtual scavenger hunt that sends you around the world. Get started at http://lycoszone.lycos.com/cyberstation.asp. Good luck! (This site is no longer available.)