Save the Color
Dr. Gray has been sucking all of the color out of the world's most famous paintings. Don't let him get away with it! With a little color theory and the help of Carmine Chameleon, you can save the art and destroy this villain's wicked Dechromatizer. The fun animation will suck you right into the chase, where you'll find yourself restoring art, cracking codes and opening secret passageways. Start with this code: www.alifetimeofcolor.com/main.taf?p=4. Then get to work! To complete the task, you'll have to do some detective work in art history. From Renaissance classics to modern abstract painting, you'll come away with all the tools for cracking the case. The adventure will continue beyond the museum walls, too, as you learn to make great art yourself. Learn the basics of 3-D design and color concepts. Don't let Van Gogh go gray-save the art, and make new art today!(This site is no longer available.)

Visit Questacon From flying comets to wildlife to the art of illusion, you'll love exploring the fascinating world of Questacon at Australia's National Science and Technology Centre. Prepare to be dazzled and amazed by more than 200 exhibits at www.questacon.edu.au. Check out cool multimedia activities like Meteor Strike! where you can join scientists monitoring the path of a mile-wide asteroid. The Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit features robotic dinos, coloring pages and games. Join the Questacon team as they travel through wild regions of the "Land Down Under" or control a robotic arm to build block structures right from your computer.

Apache Chief Geronimo is revered as one of the legends of American history. Now you can relive the spirit of the wild, wild west at Geronimo: His Own Story. Gallop out to http:// odur.let.rug.nl/ %7Eusa/ B/ geronimo/ geronixx and join the most famous Apache of them all. With stunning photos and Geronimo's own tales of adventure and war, this is a must-read site. Find out about his Mightiest Battle, in which he went untouched as bullets sailed around him. As the leader of the last American Indian fighting force to surrender to the United States, many believed Geronimo was given powers by supernatural beings. Was he? At this site, Geronimo tells all, from his fighting strategies to his hopes for the future of his land and people. Along the way, you'll learn about the medicines, foods and customs of the Apache. Geronimo!!! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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light values of a color
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Dear Amy: Can computers help me with my family history?--Dan, Tuscon, Ariz.
Dear Dan: Recording your family's history is really fun. Once you get started, it seems like everyone wants to help out. You will want to print out the history and all the stories from your computer so you can share them. Asking the right questions such as, "What did you wear to school when your were my age?" is the kind of thing that gets people talking. Your computer can help you find Web sites about family lineage or you can use e-mail to contact distant relatives. For more help and tons of suggestions, check out Storytelling in the Classroom at www.storyarts.org/classroom/roots/family.html

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