Be a 4 kids Detective Just for kids

November 24, 1998

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1. Which high school developed "The Whole World Was Watching"?

4 2. Which nationality was the artist M.C. Escher?

Puzzling Pictures

Combining the beauty and intrigue of art and mathematics, tessellations are repeating patterns of interlocking shapes. Totally Tessellated is a comprehensive online introduction to these awesome images. Spin, weave and twirl to 16661/ and develop new skills in design, geometry, art and math. Discover M.C. Escher, the artist considered to be the master of tessellations. The site's history section examines tessellations through the ages, from ancient Egyptian times to modern days. Did you know that they can be traced all the way back to about 4000 B.C.? From parallel lines to offset polygons, you'll view various tessellating techniques, displayed as random images and beautiful animations. If you like science, mathmatics or art you will love this site.

Travel back to '68

Did you know that you can jump on a time machine, right now, and go back 30 years? Sure, the 1960s were about rock 'n' roll and bell bottoms, but there was a whole lot more going on. Find out why the Whole World Was Watching the U.S. in 1968 by setting your time machine to http://www.stg.brown. edu/projects/1968/ Lyndon Johnson was president, the Vietnam War was going full blast, and thousands of American citizens marched through the streets. Listen to accounts of people who lived through the Vietnam War and Civil Rights protests who share their memories through RealAudio interviews. It was a year of huge changes-some of them hopeful, some frightening.

Pub Date: 11/24/98

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