Shake, Rattle and Roll
The Understanding Earthquakes Web site has all kinds of information on these natural disasters waiting to happen. Rattle out to http://projects.crustal.ucsb.edu/understanding where you'll be confronted by harrowing earthquake accounts from the likes of Charles Darwin, Mark Twain and Jack London. For the traveling crowd, a rotating globe will reveal the "king quake" locations around the world. Java animations and cool graphics show the gradual buildup of stress that leads to these seismic events. Be sure to read the history of seismology, and take the earthquake quiz, too. Step into the quake zone and get ready to shake it up.
From courtroom battles to police investigations on the street, forensic science helps to enforce the law by identifying firearms, collecting evidence, and profiling the minds of crazed criminals. At the Forensic Science Web Pages, you'll have the opportunity to explore all these facets of this hard-nosed discipline. Tippy-toe out to http://home.earthlink.net/~thekeither/Forensic/forsone.htm and you'll explore all the ins and outs of criminal law, document examination and crime-scene processing. Plus, the personal identification pages will give you the lowdown on fingerprints analysis, DNA and more. Do you think you could make a living following criminals? Bring your magnifying glass, because it's time for an investigation! (This site is no longer available.)
Deeper than Skin Deep
Are you a teen-ager-or about to be one? Then check out the Seabreeze Zone at www.seabreezezone.com to find out all the helpful hints for making the most of your teen-age years. First, take the Eye Witness quiz to see if what's cool by you is cool elsewhere, too. But, hey, there's more to this site than just what's "in." The Zone is a place for you to explore and discuss the issues lots of teens are thinking about these days. What's on Your Mind is the hot spot where you can respond to questions about issues and bring up your own. And don't leave without studying the Skincyclopedia for answers to all your questions about the dreaded plague of teens: ZITS! (This site is no longer available.)
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1. When did Mark Twain experience his first earthquake?
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Dear Amy: I'm doing a report for my government class. Is there legal stuff on the World Web Web?-Jeff, Springfield, IL
Dear Jeff: I found a World Wide Web site called FindLaw at www.findlaw.com that has a huge database about all kinds of legal things. You can do a search for something like a Supreme Court opinion or go to the index and decide what area of the law you want to know about. I looked for civil rights and eventually got to a whole Web site on Brown vs. Board of Education at www.washlaw.edu It's awesome to find out how much there is to know about the law.