Zero gravity or bust!
Buckle yourself in and rocket into space with NASA. Just set your control panel to http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov and space travel is seconds away. Once you catch up on the daily news from NASA, get ready for a space walk with "Space and Beyond" for your important research about black holes, solar systems, and quasars. You'll also want to zip around in "Rockets and Airplanes" to find out how NASA gets people into space. Explore the creative atmosphere, too, with space stories and space art by kids just like you. (This site is no longer available.)

Culture ShockExplore three different worlds, all fascinating and each unique, at Tale of Three Cities. The artist René Milot has created beautiful glimpses into the cities of Alexandria A.D. 1, Cordoba A.D. 1000 and New York City A.D. 2000. All three cities are powerhouses of their times, cosmopolitan in nature and setting the pace for the worlds they exist in. Discover these cultures at www.nationalgeographic.com/3cities. You'll get the lowdown on communications through the ages, from the papyrus scrolls of Egypt to the cell phones and computers of the wired age. Whether it's sheep knucklebones, chess or Pacman, you'll love the games that these cities have played through the ages. Big city life has never been this much fun!

Watching The Years Go By
Find out how our ancestors organized their nights and days without a digital watch or dayplanner. At Calendars Through the Ages, you'll find out how humankind has divvied up its time--from the Soviet Union's 5-day week to various religious calendars. Take a time-out at http://webexhibits.org/calendars and learn about everything from the tropical year to the synodic month. There are all kinds of fascinating calendars: Mayan, Chinese, Islamic, Jewish and Christian. With amazing history and facts, Calendars Through the Ages is the best spot to prepare for the coming millenium countdown!

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1. What does the word astronaut mean in Latin?

Star Sailor
Flying Human
Solar Surfer
2. What animal was sacred to the ancient Egyptians?
the dog
the cat
the snake
3. Our year is based on which two astronomical objects?
the sun and the moon
the moon and Mars
Pluto and the sun

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Dear Amy: Where can I find information on mythology for a school report?--Scott, St. Paul, Minn.
Dear Scott: An excellent resource for mythology is The Encyclopedia Mythica, at www.pantheon.org. The site contains more than 5,000 articles, images and genealogical tables in various categories from Arthurian legend to Chinese mythology, from Greek and Roman mythology to Native American and Hindu mythology. They even have articles about mythical beings such as unicorns, faeries and the cyclops. Encyclopedia Mythica is a treasure-trove for anyone interested in mythology.

Dear Amy: I'm thinking about buying a new computer monitor. What do you think about flat screen displays? --Randy, King of Prussia, Penn.
Dear Randy: A flat screen display is also called a flat panel or liquid crystal display (LCD). It is the same kind of screen that a laptop computer uses. LCD screens are more expensive than regular monitors (CRT), but they take up a lot less space on your desk and are much lighter. A good page for comparing LCD and CRT is www.touchscreens.com/intro-displaytech.html. You can see how the size, resolution, and viewing angle differ from one another. (This page is no longer available.)

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