www.4kids.org JUST FOR KIDS

November 03, 1998

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

1. Which three languages did the Turkish poet Fuzuli know?

2. Where in the sky do auroras appear?

Land of a Thousand Dances

With its medieval bazaars, sacred mosques and delicious kabobs, Turkey is a country that holds something for everyone. Its culture is neither Asian nor European, but somewhere in between. At the Republic of Turkey's Ministry of Culture Web site, you'll immerse yourself in the art, architecture, history and music of this incredible land. Sail across the Mediterranean to http://www.kultur. gov.tr/english/main-e.html to enjoy the wonders of the Old World. You'll explore such landmarks as the Derinkuyu Underground City, the Rumeli Fortress and the Shah Nadir Throne. Get ready to celebrate with the Turkish Ballet as it celebrates its 50th year, or check out the colorful costumes and jewelry still worn at traditional weddings and ceremonies. Welcome to Turkey!

Jumpin' Jupiter

From sunspots to shooting stars, the world of outer space is fascinating but often hard to figure out. That's where the Exploratorium Observatory comes into play. With its interactive, hands-on exhibits, historical accounts and oodles of information and graphics, the Web site will launch you into a new galaxy of learning. Point your telescope over to http://www.exploratorium.edu/ observatory/ and enter a world of X-ray images, magnetic fields and turbulent eruptions. You'll be able to build a scaled-down version of the solar system to get the lowdown on what space is really like. Better yet, you can calculate your weight on another planet, or even the sun and stars. Don't forget to check out auroras, those beautiful paintings in the sky.

Pub Date: 11/03/98

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