Just for Kids

October 13, 1998

Be a 4Kids detective

Visit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http://www.4Kids.org/ detectives/

1. When was the Vedic Age in ancient India?

2. How many miles did the Pathfinder travel to Mars?

An Exotic Voyage

Book passage to one of the world's most intriguing countries: India! Just pack that cyber trunk and haul it over to http://www. historyofindia.com/ for a journey through hundreds of years of Indian history. India is a country rich in culture and variety, from tropical groves to the snowy mountains, where monumental temples and mystical statues loom in the landscape. Follow the beautiful visual timelines from ancient times, through the days when Gandhi led India to democracy, to the bustling streets of today's modern Indian cities. This World Wide Web site is a great starting point for a book report or just finding out more about all that India has to offer, so turn on some of your favorite sitar music for atmosphere and start your exotic voyage.

An Interplanetary Adventure

Imagine teeing up a golf ball in Los Angeles and aiming for a 4-inch moving hole in Houston. This is the challenge that NASA faced in the summer of 1997 while navigating the Pathfinder mission to Mars. Rocket to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ features/98/mars/ and strap yourself in for a wild ride through outer space. This virtual reality tour lets you gaze across the Martian landscape or watch Pathfinder's fiery plunge and beachball landing into the red planet. Not spacesick yet? Then hop in for a virtual ride on the Sojourner, the first-ever interplanetary rover. Then wrap up your visit by sending your friends a "Greeting from Mars" postcard.

Pub Date: 10/13/98

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