The Art of Navigation Aye, mate! Your goal is to reach the Americas by sea. But navigating these waters is no easy task, and naval captains have to be smart with maps, weather, ocean currents and the Earth's magnetism. Thanks to Latitude: The Art and Science of Fifteenth-Century Navigation, young sailors will get the lowdown on finding their way on the oceans. Steer your boat out to www.ruf.rice.edu/~feegi and get ready to make a splash! From the fishing boats of the 1400s to the beautiful caravel of the 1500s, you'll follow the evolution of ship building and learn the skills of traditional sailing. By looking to the stars, you'll always find your way. But be sure to steer clear of those hurricanes! Get online and come sail away!
Bodies without Gravity Do you think you could live on the moon? It's a futuristic dream, but some day we might be rocketing suburbs into outer space! To help make this a reality, scientists are studying what happens to human bodies when in outer space.http://nsbri.tamu.edu/ HumanPhysSpace is your launch pad to the bio-medical project site on humans in space. With cool futuristic video and great graphics, you'll become an expert on atmospheres, gravity and radiation. Physiology is more than just a bunch of somersaults in midair. Being in these inter-planetary places, actually makes astronauts look different. When they come back to Earth, their bones and muscles are affected, too. Museum of UnNatural Mystery The wild, wonderful and weird come together at the Museum of UnNatural Mystery, a cyberspace exhibition dedicated to the riddles of science and society. Get a clue at http:// unmuseum.mus.pa.us/ unmuseum.htm and wander the halls of this strange showcase. The site investigates the possibility of flying saucers and lets you run with the raptors at the Dinosaur Safari. The Lost Worlds Exhibition is captivating, featuring info on beasts such as the Tasmanian Tiger, the Sasquatch and the Abominable Snowman. It's a haunted house of fact and fiction. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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Dear Amy: Where are some science sites for kids that are not too boring?--Steve, St. Louis Dear Steve: I came across a nice Web site called Life Science Connections by Ms. Jennifer Vogt at www.vilenski.org/science. She is a seventh-grade life science teacher. There are tons of suggested links that should be right for your grade. I also like her "Did You Know" section that asks trivia questions and then gives you a link to a Web site that has the answer. If you are playing with a friend, it's fun to see who can find the answer first. (This site is no longer available.)