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May 26, 1998

The Circus Time Machine

From the ancient Romans to today's kids, everybody loves the circus. Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey's Circus, Cirque du Soleil and the Big Apple Circus are just a few of the big-top showcases that delight the crowds. CircusWeb takes you around the world and back in time at the Circus Past and Present Web site. You can journey back to the Dark Ages, the British Empire and early America to discover how the circus evolved into what it is today. Follow the daredevil on the flying trapeze to http://www.circus web.com/circus webFrames.html and take a front-row seat at the world's greatest show. Get your cotton candy and head for the big top. Sixty-five million years ago, the Age of Dinosaurs came to an end when a violent change led to mass extinction of life. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History may have some answers to explain this mysterious event. The Blast from the Past! Web site explains how a recently discovered deep-sea core contains new evidence of a devastating asteroid impact. Was dinosaur extinction the result of a flying object from outer space? Find out for yourself at http://www.

nmnh.si.edu/paleo/blast/. One of Earth's mysteries may soon be solved at Blast from the Past!

There is a site you surely must see,

For kids to experience true poetry.

Just a few mouse clicks will make it clear,

That Poetry Pals is a site to revere.

Read it or write it, all over the world,

Pens scribble, keyboards clatter, and poetry is

unfurled.

Alliterations, images, rhymes and puns,

From children all over, in many tongues.

Forming your ideas in words, putting a lifetime

in verse,

Finding power in memories better and worse,

Describing the beauty in a sight or a smell,

Find it all at this URL:

http://www.geocities.com/

EnchantedForest/5165/index1.html

B e a 4Kids Detective

When you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids. org/detectives/

Who can participate in Poetry Pals?

Scientists found evidence of the Blast from the Past where?

When in history was the circus forgotten?

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