Is this History Class?! Harriet Tubman is cool, George Washington is no fool, but there's all kinds of history that you never learn in school. Make the World Wide Web your classroom. There's the bell! Now, turn to page www.history.com/content/classroom for today's lesson. We will begin by climbing a building in the middle of New York, hundreds of feet into the air. This is the best way to look up the history of skyscrapers. OK, class, clear your desks and get ready for a quiz. You can choose between the history of toys or famous outlaws. For story time, we'll hear hair-raising tales from tornado eyewitnesses, then we are off on a field trip to ancient Mexico. Sure, this seems like a lot of work, but you're sure to get an F...for FUN! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
Rocket Science From exploring the planets to creating your own rocket ship, The Space Place is the hottest spot on the Web for junior astronauts. Blast off to http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids and get the lowdown on how to bring the wonders of the galaxies to your own home. Once here, you'll discover how to make a balloon-powered mini-spacecraft, a super sound cone and a pop rocket that really works. The site also contains oodles of info on modern space exploration. If all of this intergalactic action is working up your appetite, then you'll love recipes for star-colored cookies and asteroid mashed potatoes! Plus, you'll find extraterrestrial riddles, comet games, puzzles and mazes. It's time to get beamed up to explore the final frontier! Blowin' in the Wind From the kids in the schoolyard to great thinkers like Benjamin Franklin, kiting is a source of education and fun for those who indulge. KITEcast on Intellicast.com is a sky-high resource for kite enthusiasts looking for tricks, tips and information. Cast a line into blue skies at www.intellicast.com/kitecast. By checking out weather maps, charts and photos, you'll get the inside scoop on how to make kites, fly kites and take advantage of the winds that help them stay aloft. KITEcast has all kinds of trivia and far-out facts, plus a cool photo gallery showing kites from festivals and events around the world. And if the weather is raining out your fun, you'll also learn the art of indoor kite flying. Go fly a kite today! (This site is no longer available.)
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Dear Amy: I'm into sports. Can the Web help me get better?-Erica, Memphis, Tenn.Dear Erica: The Web has tons of information about every kind of sport and the teams that play them, but if you want to improve your game, I guess you'll just have to do it. Check out the Nike Sports Camps online at www.ecamps.com. They have more than 400 camps listed where young athletes can focus on their game and meet new friends. The sports camps range from golf and volleyball to lacrosse and soccer. Have a great summer!