Industrial Strength Science
For those who love to mix ideas with adventure, the Museum of Science and Industry brings its innovative and exciting exhibits to the Internet. This Web site is loaded with mind-bending technology, space-age travel and visions of the future. Ride an F-14 Tomcat out to www.msichicago.org and enjoy the museum's countless movies, sounds and interactive demos. You'll be able to take a coal mine trip, float in space and visit Antarctica. Don't forget to check exhibits ranging from the "Giant Heart" to the "Apollo 8 Command Module," or the toe-tapping "Sounds of Chicago." Plus, there's a journey to Mount Everest, a whale expedition and a deep-sea ride in the U505 Submarine. Don't forget to plan a visit to the real museum in Chicago! Prepare to explore the world of science as you never have before.

Who Dunnit? Get out your magnifying glass and a pointy Sherlock Holmes hat, because it's time to solve some mysteries. Of course, it doesn't take a trained detective to find this mysterious site. Just jot this down on your list of clues: http://kids.mysterynet.com. If you get a thrill from things that go bump in the night, you're sure to find something mysteriously fun about this site every week: new scary stories, mini-mysteries, magic tricks and writing contests. Just log on once and you'll have all the evidence you need. Are you on the case? (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Battle of the Beasts
If this year's Winter Olympics in Nagano left you hungry for more sporting action, there's a new competition being played out in the jungles, deserts and forests across the planet. The Animal Olympics, presented by the Discovery Channel, feature the fastest runners, the highest jumpers and the strongest wrestlers. Pounce onto http:// discovery.com/ area/ nature/ animalolympics/ animalolympics.html and discover the sheer athleticism possessed by such animals as the wind scorpion, the desert lynx and the estuarine crocodile. The site features great photos of all of the participants, as well as profiles and nicknames. The bird-eating spider, for example, is known as the "disembowler," and is famous for rushing at anything that moves. Once you meet the athletes and witness their performances, you'll have the chance to play the part of judge and award the gold. From sea to sky and jungle to desert, the Animal Olympics are carrying the competitive torch! (This site is no longer available.)

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When you know the answers to the questionsbelow, enter your answers. If you are correct, you will become a "4KidsDetective of the Week." If a question is not answered it is considered wrong.Good luck.

1. Which Olympic Night Warrior is AKA "The Sorcerer"?

Turkey Vulture.
Wind Scorpion.
Gila Monster.
2. If you write a mystery, how long should your case be?
500 - 1000 word.
100 - 2000 word.
800 - 3000 word.
3. What is the name of the coal mine at the museum?
Old Ben No. 17.
Old Ben No. 26.
Uncle Ben No. 5.

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Dear Amy: How do you install games that are on the Web?--Snickers, Franklin, MA
Dear Snickers: The Web is a fun place to download games or play them online. Not all but some online games require a "Java capable" browser or a plug-in like Shockwave to be installed into your browser's folder or directory. Usually, the game's Web site will tell you what you will need and give you a link so you can go there and get it. When you visit the software download site, read about the system requirements that your computer must have so you can run these programs. A good place for games is at http://kids.yahoo.com.

Dear Amy: I am just starting a home page and I need to know if it would be wise to put my e-mail address on my Web page.--Stephanie, Hamilton, Ont.
Dear Stephanie: The awesome thing about having a home page is that the entire Web community can come to visit but, like the real world, it has both good and bad people. By posting your e-mail address, it's possible that you will get some bad thoughts along with the good ones. The real danger comes from agreeing to meet someone who you have only met online. Don't meet anyone without asking your parents' permission. For more safety tips go to www.4kids.org/safesurf.

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