Crayon kids will love the fun and games at Pappyland, where your drawings always come to life. Open the box at www.pappyland.com and find a world of art, music and more. You'll play way-cool Pappy games, including the Buddy Bear Scrambler, Pappy's Puzzler and Chucky's Concentration. Or test your scribbling skill at the Doodlebug Challenge, where you'll turn a doodle, shape or line into a picture that surprises everyone! Don't forget to check out the activity of the week, which shows you how to make cool crafts, art and decorations. And be on the watch for your own masterpiece at the Hall of Frames, a gallery of hundreds of drawings. Pappyland is a picture-perfect Web site for kids!(This site is no longer available.)

Underwater ExplorersRaft out to Ballard & the Black Sea at NationalGeographic.com to investigate the theory that a great flood was caused by the ending of the Ice Age. The meltdown happens at www.nationalgeographic.com/ blacksea where you'll go back in time thousands of years and search for human habitation. With photos and dispatches, the site follows the geologists' exciting quest. You'll explore hunter dwellings, ancient river basins and age-old artifacts. You'll also dive underwater to gather seafloor samples, shells and pebbles. The site has some fantastic links leading to stories about shipwrecks and photo tours of our ocean planet.

Gene School
Enroll in Gene School '99 now, http:// library.advanced.org/ 28599. The facts are taught by scientific-thinking teens who know what's what in the lab! The tuition is free, and you'll learn everything from basic gene science (such as why you have the same color eyes as your parent) to futuristic gene research. Sign up for Heredity 101 or take an advanced seminar in Clones or DNA Forensics. On farms and in pharmacies, the world of gene science grows more important every day. A cyber-diploma from the Gene School will show you are up-to-date. Knowledge is power, so make a lot of room in your brain for some powerful molecules!(This site is no longer available.)

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Dear Amy: What's the coolest way to learn about stuff using the Web?--Gloria, Coral Gables, Fla.
Dear Gloria: One of the coolest things about online learning is that you don't have to be in a classroom all the time. In case you have a job or something, you can learn at a time that is convenient for you. Some fun examples of this are Daily Grammar at www.dailygrammar.com and A Word a Day at www.wordsmith.org/ awad. These sites will send you a "lesson" by e-mail so you can learn at your own pace. Remember to ask your parents before you subscribe.

Dear Amy: Where on the Web can I get freebies?--Darryl, Lincoln, Neb.
Dear Darryl: There are plenty of Web sites that link you up to thousands of freebies on the Web. Most of these offers are discounts, giveaways or coupons to get you to visit a Web site in exchange for something valuable to the site-your personal information. Your time is worth something, too. I found a survey that estimated you willspend 30 minutes online to get the "freebie." Most important, kids should not give away personal information without their parents' permission, so ask before you visit any freebies sites.

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