Learning to Fly
Now you and your friends can fly the friendly skies at the Aeronautics Learning Laboratory for Science, Technology, and Research. Jet out to www.allstar.fiu.edu and you'll get the goods on the imagination, invention and technology involved during the evolution of flight. You'll meet the famous men and women of aviation, such as the Wright Brothers, Count von Zeppelin, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh. Jump in the cockpit of a Starship 1, a Boeing 757 or an F - 22 Raptor! You'll discover the principles of aeronautics, and the scientific know-how that goes into the building of an airplane. The world of flying is filled with fun and adventure. Get ready for takeoff!
Animal Safari From the kakapo to the elephant, the wild animals of the world are awesome creatures in need of our attention and concern. At Planet Wildlife, you can channel your animal investigations by learning the basics of ecosystems, the endangered species around the globe, and wildlife management. Tread lightly through the jungle to http:// planetpets.simplenet.com/plntanim.htm and check out amazing animals such as anacondas, pandas, leopards and sea lions. You'll get the lowdown on zoos from around the world, wildlife travel, and saving the whales. With hundreds of pictures and descriptions, this huge site has everything you need to know about the animal kingdom, and more! It's time for a safari adventure! (This site is no longer available.)
World Wide Web Art Contest
What color is your refrigerator? If you can't answer that question, then this is the contest for you. Take all those art projects taped to the family "art gallery" and send the best ones in to the Refrigerator Art Contest at www.artcontest.com. Every week one winning artwork is chosen for display on the front page of the Web site. The contest rules are easy, so give it a try. But maybe you're not ready to send your masterpieces out into the world. That's OK, because your fabulous taste as an art critic is also needed. You can see each week's contestants and vote on the winner. Also be sure to check out the past winners in the Hall of Fame. You'll be amazed at the works of art to be found in the kitchens of the world. (This site is no longer available.)
This 4Kids Detective game has expired.
To play the current Kid Quest Challenge, go to www.4Kids.org/kidquest.
1. Which parrot is the world's heaviest?
Dear William: At an Internet search site like Excite or Yahoo!, you can type in a keyword and get back a list of URLs that have that word on their Web sites. Most search sites have a help page that tells you how to do more advanced searches. That way you don't get so much stuff back that you don't need. If you would rather ask a question in plain English, there's a cool World Wide Web site called Ask Jeeves at www.ask.com. It's like having a butler to help you find things. Remember, always ask your parents before you use a search engine.
Dear Amy: Why is the Internet soooo confusing? I hear about things and I don't know what they mean. -Elizabeth, San Jose, CA
Dear Elizabeth: If you want to learn more about the Internet and the World Wide Web, a good place to begin is at the Surf School. Just type in this URL www.zdnet.com/yil/ filters/ surfjump.html for good suggestions. If you want more advanced definitions of Internet terms, check out the Tech Encyclopedia at www.techweb.com/encyclopedia. (The first site is no longer available.)