Cyberbeakers and Microscopes
It's time to get busy in the lab! The first step in the experiment is to carefully prepare the secret solution www.pfizerfunzone.com. Once it's bubbling, you're ready to enter one of the doors of the FunZone laboratories. The second step of the experiment involves some decision-making. Should you hang out in the lab with the researchers? You can explore what they're doing with robots and melting points. Should you jump in the time machine? A good choice, since you'll get to go back to whatever time in history you want and learn about the helpful science advances of the day. No matter which experiment you choose, you are sure to discover that science is fun. (This site is no longer available.)

Heroes at Sea It was more than 90 years ago that two ships traveling in opposite directions collided off of Nantucket Island. With 1,500 lives on the line, the rescue that followed was filled with heroics and bravery. Now you can relive the moment at Rescue at Sea. Sail the high seas out to www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ amex/ rescue and take the plunge into the depths of this amazing story. You'll learn about a young man named Jack Binns, who used wireless telegraphy to save the day. But best of all are the games, including Save Our Ship, a multimedia adventure where you'll find yourself aboard The Republic, using Morse Code to send distress signals after the crash. All aboard! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Found in everything from radios to robots, transistors are the tiny electrical devices that continue to be important today. At Transistorized!, you'll learn about one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. Switch the dial to www.pbs.org/ transistor and tune into a flurry of interactive science and amazing technology. Once here, you'll learn about how the transistor was created by a pair of daring scientists, and how it came to be used in everything from early radios to the integrated circuit. Games like the Periodic Puzzle and Wafer Maker provide an understanding behind the transitor's science. It's time to turn up the volume!(Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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