Go Wayback in Style
Climb into a time machine and go WayBack in American history through your computer to see all kinds of amazing stuff. Just set the histor-o-meter at http://pbskids.org/wayback and you're there. Motor around in 1900 in one of the first cars, and be sure to check out the grand-daddy pop music videos from the 1890s! Find out how many techno-predictions from 1900 actually came true. Next switch gears in your time machine and get gold fever! Find out why thousands of people went running to California to find their fortune. You'll be surprised at all the important things that happened because of the gold rush-like Levi jeans. See how people from the 1600s to the 1960s devoted their lives to our religious freedoms and civil rights. Start packing for your WayBack trip right away!

Microbes, Mixtures and More Scientific activity involves experiments, observations, investigations and more. BBC's Science in Action Web site lets you explore the wonders of the physical world through the technologies of the Web. Bring your lab coat out to www.bbc.co.uk/ sia and get ready for a way-cool ride. You'll get the lowdown on air, light, microbes, mixtures and force. Here you will discover everything from the speed of light to the force of an army tank. Science in Action takes you to the operating room to show you how microbes can make or break surgery. To get the inside scoop on seeing in the dark, be sure to check out the activities on night vision. You will be living and learning about science through experiments at Science in Action. (This site is no longer available.)

Welcome to the Jungle
From tales of the jungle, tasty dishes and great theater, you can explore the beauty and excitement of Liberian culture. Visit Deep in the Bush, Where People Rarely Ever Go at http:// members.xoom.com/ PMartin/ Bush/ bushhomepage.htm and discover this pot-pourri of stories and recipes from the comfort of your home. At African FolkTales, you'll enjoy legends like the Black Snake and the Eggs, which were traditionally passed down by word of mouth. Up-and-coming artists will love the opportunity to check out coloring sheets for their favorite characters, including the spider and the snake! At P.O.W.E.R. Plays, you'll be able to direct your own African-tale production, from auditions to showtime. Plus, a recipes page gives you the dish on such delicious meals as cassava leaves soup, pumpkin soup and jollof rice. (This site is no longer available.)

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beans and rice
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Dear Amy: Where can I find children's poems on the Web?--Carol, LaGrangeville, N.Y.
Dear Carol: Maybe it's because putting words on a home page is easy, but there seem to be tons of poetry sites on the Web. I like people's Web sites that include drawings that go wth the poems. Visit Daughter Goose at www.geocities.com/ EnchantedForest/ Dell/ 3942 for a good example. If you like to write poetry or stories, then you may be interested in The Young Writers Club atwww.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/ ~david/ derya/ ywc.html. (These sites are no longer available.)

Dear Amy: How do you make your own Web site?--Michael and Lauren, Burlington, Ontario
Dear Michael and Lauren: You'll need at least four things: a computer with a Web browser, a text editor like Notepad (PC) or Simple Text (Mac), a place on the Web to store your files, and the software to move the files from your computer to the ISP's server like Fetch (Mac) and WSFTP (PC). You can find all these things at Create Your Own Homepage at www.worldkids.net/ kotw/ ownpage.htm. If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) does not provide free server space for your home page, there is a list of sites that will host your page for free. There are tutorials there, too, that teach you all about HTML tags so you can format your page for the Web.(This site is no longer available.)

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