Get the Scoop
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! And whether you're a fan of the New York Super Fudge Chunk or Cherry Garcia, a trip to Ben and Jerry's Fun Stuff is always a treat. Get the scoop on games, puzzles, crafts and art at www.benjerry.com/fun. Once here, you'll play an interactive game of checkers or build a virtual snowman. And you're going to love the paper crafts area, which shows you how to create a head-bobbing cow or an original Ben & Jerry's gas station. Get your fortune from Habeeni Ben Coheeni, the fabled mystic who can answer your most difficult questions with a "yes," "no" or "maybe." And if you're looking for adventure, be sure to play the Phish Wave Game, where you'll help the Ice Cream Man track down an underwater treasure chest full of Phish Food. Ben and Jerry's Fun Stuff is almost as much fun as two scoops of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!

Wild and Free From tulips to tundra, plants in bloom await at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Join your friends from the Evergreen Project Adventures at www.mbgnet.net and discover why seeding is believing. This Web site is full of way-cool graphics, activities and adventures. At Investigations, you'll get the lowdown on osmosis by watching a potato drink water. Visit the Leaf Collection, where you'll get a close-up look at leaves from the Chinese Elm, Red Maple and Saucer Magnolia trees. Or read the Great Tree's Story, about life in a temperate rainforest. The site also shows how to cultivate a project garden at your school. Just watch out for those munchers, caterpillars and other bugs, who may make a meal of your hard work. You'll even train honeybees to come to a "flower" made of cardboard. And, in addition to grasslands and taiga, learn about one of the world's most interesting biomes-the desert. Bring water for this trip!

The Royal Family
Join the queen for high tea-she's expecting you at www.royal.gov.uk the official Web site of the British Royal Family. Meet everyone in today's royal family, including Prince Charles, as you climb their family tree through hundreds of years of princesses, dukes, kings and queens. After tea, chat with the family or take a stroll through the many castles and palaces of the United Kingdom. You even have the guest key to wander around Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Frogmore. (No running in the majestic corridors, please.) Don't forget to visit the special memorial for Princess Diana. It will be a grand old time. Lovely to see you-cheerio!

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1. What are the six biomes of the world?

rainforest, tundra, taiga, desert, temperate, grasslands
tropics, tundra, woodlands, desert, temperate, grasslands
rainforest, arctic, woodlands, desert, temperate, grasslands
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Dear Amy: I know HTML and Javascript. Where can I learn about ColdFusion?-Jason, Chelsea, Ala.
Dear Jason: With your basic understanding of HTML, it sounds like you are ready to learn about adding databases to your Web site. Dynamic Web sites build their pages "on the fly" using applications such as ColdFusion. By pulling content from a database and inserting it into a template, you design a single page where the content changes according to what the visitor to the Web site requests to see. There are some great ColdFusion tutorials on Webmonkey at www.webmonkey.com.

Dear Amy: Where on the Web can I find some crossword puzzles?-Tweety, Lexington, Ky.
Dear Tweety: One of my favorite puzzle Web sites is Kids Crossword at www.kidcrosswords.com. It's simple. Just print out the crossword, work the puzzle and when you are done, click on the Answer button to see if you did it correctly. (Don't peek!) For some tougher puzzles, check out the Mini Crosswords at Spuzzles at www.puzzlemaker.com. It could be a great class activity or a family project. Check out the instructions and the FAQ for more information. (Disclaimer: These sites now contain advertisements.)

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