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Bat Attack
If hanging upside down or if flying in the dark sounds like your sort of thing, check out Bats Bats Everywhere, the battiest site on the Internet. Follow the screech to http:// members.aol.com/ bats4kids/. You'll enter a virtual cave of these critters, find out what they eat, what kind of homes they have and why bats aren't birds. Did you know that bats are helpful to humans in many ways, or that bats are not blind? Enter the Bat Page Game Room, featuring crosswords, puzzles and more. If you're looking to start a bat colony of your own, you can even learn how to build a bathouse from scratch! (This site is no longer available.)

Explorations of the Body Whether you listen to your heart or your brain, your body needs all of its parts to get along. Explore them in full at The Columbia Virtual Body, where your skeleton, digestive systems and more go digital on the Web. Follow the backbone to www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp to check out a wide range of cool interactive body displays and pictures. This page has all the facts to get you started on your quest for body knowledge.

Adventure Bus
If you're the kind of kid who seeks out adventure and knowledge, then it's time to jump on the Magic School Bus. It's the wildest educational ride on the Information Highway today. Buy your ticket at www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus and prepare yourself for a journey through power plants, rain forests and art galleries. Ms. Frizzle and her sidekick lizard Liz will be your guides on this virtual trip through science, geography and culture. You'll drive to the activity lab and enjoy the riddle of the week, the mystery name search and some fun science facts. This is one bus you don't want to miss. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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Before the Sunrise
After the Sun Has Gone Down
2. How many states has the Traveling Magic Bus visited?
3. Where is the mandible bone located?
Lower Leg

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Dear Amy: Our school is not connected to the Internet, but we want to show our teachers and the principal all the things you can do on the Web. How can we do this?-Jaccie, Wichita, KS

Dear Jaccie: If you use an application called Webwhacker www.bluesquirrel.com/products/webwhacker on a connected computer, you can visit Web sites and save them to your hard drive. Then you can use your browser to open the files on your hard drive to show the Web sites offline. To move the files to another computer, you can save the "whacked" files to a floppy, an external hard drive, or even a CD-ROM. It's not perfect though; some of the interactive things a Web site can do will not work. But you can tell them that part in your presentation. Good luck!

Dear Amy: When I'm doing my homework online, my word processor goes really slow. What can I do?-Aaron, St. Louis, MO

Dear Aaron: By running your browser and word processor your computer is trying to do two things at once and it can't keep up. A faster computer would help, but don't run out and buy a new computer yet. Usually you can solve the problem a lot cheaper with additional RAM memory.

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