Just Doo It!
Humans have long revered the great animals that walk the earth, but many of us turn our noses up to their droppings. Gardeners and horticulturists, however, have long known the benefits of animal dung. Thanks to ZooDoo, manure is now being transformed into an effective compost for plants. ZooDoo's Web site explains how composting breaks down organic matter, such as manure, into basic elements, such as potassium and nitrogen. Just follow your nose to www.zoodoo.com and meet the elephants, giraffes and rhinos whose droppings are helping gardeners all over the country. Once here, you can share your dung story with an online audience or send a greeting card to a friend or foe.(This site is no longer available.)

What do you know? Calling all brainiacs and trivia fanatics! Put away your No. 2 pencils and cheat sheets and log on to www.quizsite.com for some knowledgeable fun. Exploring the Quizsite will: a) test your brain power, b) provide hours of fun, c) give you the opportunity to win prizes! or d) all of the above. If you guessed "d," you're well on your way to fame and fortune in the quiz world. There's a subject for everyone, everything from hard science to the Spice Girls. And you can even help to design future quizzes by donating your own questions. This is one site where anyone can make the grade, so get to it, smarty pants! (This site is no longer available.)

Reach the Beach
If ever a military battle captured the imaginations of war buffs worldwide, it would be the Invasion of Normandy. As the landing phase of Operation Overlord during World War II, it was the scene of great strategy, honor and sacrifice. Join the Allied victory in progress at Britannica Online's Normandy Web site, which chronicles the battle from the earlier European hostilities to the liberation of the French. Get ready to storm the beach at www.britannica.com/dday and immerse yourself in international politics, airborne attacks and military conspiracies. The comprehensive site has audio clips of speeches, films of the fighting inland, and biographies of leaders like Eisenhower and Churchill. Plus, you'll have the chance to decipher secret code messages and inspect battle documents. Charge!!!

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Dear Amy: The Internet can't really help needy people, can it?--Alan, Chicago
Dear Alan: You're right. The Internet doesn't help people. People help other people. But the World Wide Web can help kids get together and take some action to help others. For example, if you want to get involved to help end hunger and poverty, there is a Web site called Kids Can Make a Difference at www.kidscanmakeadifference.org. Some kids have written letters to U.S. senators and local newspaper editors asking about these issues. They have also organized food drives and conducted classes raising awareness of the problems of homelessness in their community, country and the world.

Dear Amy: How do I use the Internet for my homework?--Hailee, Claremore, Okla.
Dear Hailee: More schools are getting online every day and many teachers are using the World Wide Web the way they would use a library. It's a great place to find out current information on just about any topic. For example, check out My Facts Page at www.refdesk.com/ facts.html The Web may not replace books, but where else can you "Ask an Expert," http:// njnie.dl.stevens-tech.edu/ curriculum/ aska.html or get the latest news on a NASA space event, www.nasa.gov. (The second site is no longer available.)

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