Making Sense of Your Senses
Have you ever wondered why we hear what we hear, see what we see or even smell what we smell? To find out how the brain masterminds all three, feel your way over to www.hhmi.org/senses. Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the World is an awesome site with all of the answers! If a brainiac is what you aim to be, check out "It's All in the Brain " for information on how the brain can play tricks on what the eyes see. Open your eyes to "Seeing the World " for information on how we judge the colors of the spectrum, but don't turn a deaf ear on "Hearing the World! " Find out about our ability to hear and how animals rely on their sense of hearing to survive. Before you leave, don't forget to nose around inside "Smelling the World. " You may learn that you have a secret sense in that old nose of yours!
Join the Good Times at Bremen High Located in Midlothian, Ill, Bremen High School takes pride in its top-notch halls of learning for teen students. Thanks to the school's World Wide Web site, now you can walk the halls with the kids from Bremen, chat with their teachers, and cheer on the Bremen Braves. Wear the school colors of red and gray out to www.bremenbraves.com and enjoy such activities as learning the school fight song, taking a virtual campus tour, and meeting the high school's student of the month. Once you start to feel at home, you may want to hang with the journalists at the Echo newspaper or the Computer Club's hackers. After this visit, you'll have no doubt that Bremen High is a cool school. Go Braves! (This site is no longer available.)
You Can Learn A lot From A couple of Dummies
Road rules are yours to learn at Vince and Larry's Safety City. Exit to www.nhtsa.dot.gov/kids and find out why taking the right precautions can save lives. Vince and Larry are your crash test dummy hosts, taking you through art galleries and movie theaters, and showing you the how-to's of bicycling without fear, bus safety, and being a risk-free automobile passenger. Just keep an eye out for the danger zones, those five most common types of bike and car accidents. You'll enjoy games, cool graphics and photos, and hearing from other safety-savvy kids. And for some mind-bending trivia and fun facts, be sure to drop by the Research Laboratory. Try to match wits with Larry and Vince by taking the safety challenge ? these two dummies know their stuff. (This site is no longer available.)
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1. According to research, esat belts save how many lives?
Dear Wesley: When you visit a Web page you can tell your browser to print that page. You could staple your report to the Web site pages and hand it in, but I have a better idea. Ask your teacher if she would be willing to read your report online. If she is, check out http://scrtec.org/ track/ tracks/ s00505.html to see what an "online " report can be using TrackStar. TrackStar uses three frames. It's awesome because your words appear in one frame, the Web site you are talking about appears in another frame, and the links to all of the sites are in the last frame. It's something anyone can do. To learn more, go to http://trackstar.4teachers.org and try it. (The first site is no longer available.)
Dear Amy: I like to cook and help out my mom. Can the Internet help me find recipes?-Betty, Indianapolis
Dear Betty: There is tons of stuff about food on the Web. There's even a site that will e-mail you a recipe everyday at www.recipe-a-day.com. Some high school students created an awesome nutrition site called "You Are What You Eat " at http://library.thinkquest.org/11163/gather but if that's too bland for you, visit SpiceGuide at www.spiceadvice.com. (The first site is no longer available.)