The Albatross Project
The legendary albatross, often seen swooping down on ocean liners and gliding over beaches, is now the subject of a fascinating Web study. The Albatross Project allows you to take flight with these big birds via satellite and join them in searches for food and fun. Take a flight of fancy to www.wfu.edu/biology/albatross. Once here, you can do science in real time, tracking the animals along the Pacific Ocean on maps. Meet your fellow kid scientists from around the world, who are making exciting discoveries of their own. The site has fascinating photos and descriptions too. If bird is the word, the Albatross Project is the coolest winged site on the Web.

Face Your Garbage We may not want to see or smell it, but garbage is a part of our world's reality that we can no longer ignore. The Garbage Project is an online exhibit dedicated to educating the public about the world's waste, and ways we can reduce the amount of garbage we produce. Take the trash out to www.astc.org/ info/ exhibits/ rotten/ rthome.htm and meet the people who are making a difference in how we think about garbage. You'll learn about landfills, composting, recycling and source reduction. Plus, you can try a number of activities, including a landfill tour and a homemade ecosystem. Make the right choice by making less rubbish! (This site is no longer available.)

Thanks For the Memories
How come your parents can remember embarassing things you said ten years ago when you can't remember what you ate for dinner last night? Memory can play tricks on you, but if you remember to visit this cool site, you'll learn all about how memory works and how to strengthen your own memory muscles. Get this in your brain: www.exploratorium.edu/ memory. Check out the cool interactive memory games and find out why we remember people best by their hair. How far back in your life can you remember? Don't log off until you've entered your earliest childhood memory to the guest book, too.

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1. Whch bird family does the albatross belong to?

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Dear Amy: Where can I look up a person's e-mail addresses and phone number?--Julie, Millwood, N.Y.
Dear Julie: There are tons of places to search for e-mail addresses and phone numbers. For general information, you might start at WorldPages at http://search.worldpages.com/bin/cgidir.dll?FUNC=DSTSRCH&MEM=288. For a person, all you need is a their name but if you know their city or state, it helps to narrow down the search and be more accurate. Don't give up if you don't find the person you're looking for, not all the databases contain the same information. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: How can I get more people to visit my new homepage?--Joey, Severna Park, Md.
Dear Joey: You can always start by e-mailing your family and friends to check out your homepage. You could advertise your page in a newsgroup or listserve if your page has information that there readers would be interested in. It is bad "netiquette" to advertise to people which have not expressed interest in information you have to offer. You can also go to the major search engines and submit your URL and a short description of what's on your home page. There are online services available too, like Submit-it! at www.submit-it.com. Submit-it! allows you to submit your URL to lots of search engines and directories at the same time. (This site is no longer available, but you can go to www.submitexpress.com.)

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