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Get psyched for KidsPsych's adventures at www.kidspsych.org. Join Oochy at the Circus where you can paint a performing seal, and help Eudora make it to Patrick's house. Then team up with Oochina to fix the engines on her space station and to solve her doughnut dilemma. Act quickly and carefully to solve the tricky adventures, but don't get psyched out. Each adventure is related to studies in psychology. You can read about the studies and learn about the psychological basis of each adventure.
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One of the five senses, hearing helps us to communicate with the world. Make the connection between science and sound at The Soundry at http://library.thinkquest.org/19537. Study the ins and outs of The Ear and be amazed at the process by which sound reaches your brain. Discover how the speed of sound is determined and how the Doppler Effect functions in The Physics of Sound. Then, check out the history of sound on The Timeline. Get the cl -ear facts about sound.
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As you read this article, your brain is hard at work processing all this information. We call that processing "thinking." But thinking is just one part of The Secret Life of the Brain at www.pbs.org/wnet/brain. Here you can follow the brain's development from baby to adult. The 3-D Brain Anatomy presents the opportunity to peer inside the brain. Learn how technologies such as PET or CAT make Scanning the Brain possible. History of the Brain offers a detailed timeline of our 6,000-year fascination with the brain. Finally, Mind Illusions will challenge you with optical tricks.
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Check out Artificial Anatomy: Papier-Mâché Anatomical Models at http://americanhistory.si.edu/anatomy. You can learn about the history of papier-mâché, or literally "chewed paper." Find out about the first papier-mâché anatomical models made in France in the 1800s. These colorful models were used to teach anatomy, but now the Smithsonian preserves them as artwork. You can view images of the museum's collection from the inside out. Bone up on anatomy with the Body Parts game.
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Put on your pajamas and get to Sleep from A to Zzz at http://library.thinkquest.
org/25553. Get down to the basics and discover why your body needs sleep and what goes on in your body while you sleep. This site offers tips for getting a good night's rest and dealing with insomnia. Knowing what your brain does when you dream may be a mystery, but learning about the physiology of dreaming will enlighten you. Enjoy this site and sleep tight.
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