Get Wiggly
Worm is the word at The Adventures of Herman, the Net site dedicated to our favorite creepy-crawlers. Get your own worm's-eye view at www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/ worms. Once here, you'll get the inside scoop on a worm's eating habits, its anatomy, and its place on the food chain. Pass the veggie platter, will ya? At Worm Facts, you'll find out how there can be more than a million earthworms in one acre of land, and other cool tidbits. Or slither out to Herman's Fun Place, where you can write your own worm story, explore the underground in Herman's Tunnel or get crayon crazy at Color Me Herman. Got a wormy question that hasn't been answered? You can always send it to Herman himself. Or follow one of the site's worm links to a wealth of information about this splendid creature. Dive into Herman's Web wormhole now!

Visit Purple Moon It's not a planet, but it IS out of this world! Aim for www.purple-moon.com and get into a really cool stratosphere for girls on the Web. Meet Rockett and her cartoon friends at Whistling Pines Junior High. They're a cool bunch of kids from all kinds of backgrounds, and they take living seriously- they're out doing and learning and being energized. Which kid is a poet and which one's a prize-winning cook? You'll have to hang around with them for a while and get to know who's who. (Check out their personal Web pages to get the scoop.) Then get into the action by becoming a reporter for their school paper. There's a lot to do once you've met the gang: scavenger hunts, art projects and stuff to collect. Take your first voyage to the moon today!(This site is no longer available.)

Pop Goes the Brain
Get ready to learn the ropes of health and science in technicolor at Brainpop, the Web site that will drive your senses wild. Bring your toughest questions to www.brainpop.com and get ready for a great adventure involving the human body. From skin to smell to cells, you'll get the lowdown on our total body makeup, with a series of way-cool and hilarious skits demonstrating everything from brain power to the funnybone. Be sure to join Bob the Rat on a variety of far-out experiments, such as tricking your muscles to move on their own. Have a personal question? Send it to those witty high-schoolers, Cassia and Rita. Or send a brainy postcard to a pal!

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1. What does Herman love to eat at the Worm Deli?

meat and potatoes
vegetables and fruits
2. Who is in Miko's secret society at Purple Moon?
3. Where in your brain does most of the thought take place?
brain stem

Ask Amy
Dear Amy: Should I let my kids chat online?--Concerned Mom, Indianapolis
Dear Concerned Mom: Chat is a favorite activity for kids on the Web. You can chat with someone in another country or exchange homework help, but mainly, it's just a fun way to talk. Without some rules, though, kids can get into trouble or just waste their time gossiping. So consider putting the computer in the family room, or visit the chat site yourself with your kids. If your kids are already using chat, ask them about who they meet online. What are their names, ages, interests? You might be surprised.

Dear Amy: Now that I have a Web site, how can I get more people to visit?--Nicholas, Miami
Dear Nicholas: To get people to come to your Web site, first think about who might be interested in your page. If you have information about a hobby, like horses, on your Web page, send your URL to other people who have the same interest. For example, there may be a horse club at your school or in your town that might be interested in your page. Remember, though, it's bad netiquette to publicize your URL to newsgroups or mailing lists who don't know you or might not be interested in your content.

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