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Just For Kids

December 01, 1998

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

1. How many varieties of sweet corn exist?

2. Africans make up how much of the world population? To answer this question go to The Living Africa site at http://hyperion.advanced.org/16645/

3. What is the primary topic of da Vinci's Codex Leicester?

A Scientific Masterpiece

You've probably heard that Leonardo da Vinci wasn't just painter, right? Sure, Mona Lisa's face is on everything from spaghetti sauce to beach towels, but Leonardo was a serious thinker and a real Renaissance man! You should learn more about him. To get a look into the mind of a genius, focus on http://www. amnh.org/exhibitions/codex You're in for a rare treat, because this site is your ticket to an exhibit of the only Leonardo manuscript in the United States. Hundreds of years ago, Leonardo explored the mysteries of nature in his notebook. It's written in his own secret-code mirror writing, and it's full of his theories, drawings and ideas for scientific experiments. Just observing the details of the world made him one of the most famous men in history. Who knows? Maybe a little genius will rub off on you.

Vegetable Friends

Do you say "Yeech!" to vegetables? You know they are full of vitamins and fiber to help you to grow strong. You know they are good for you. But there's one thing about vegetables I bet you didn't know: They are full of fun facts! Hoe a row to Vegetable Friends at http:// www.toyboxc.com/index.html There isn't a vegetable here you won't like. Click on Ollie the onion, and you discover that people have been cooking with onions since prehistoric times. In fact, lots of the fruits and vegetables we see on our plates originated in distant lands or have a fascinating history. That orange you ate at lunch might be from Florida but centuries ago it grew only in China and Indonesia. Click on your favorite vegetable and dig up the dirt on what makes it good for you to eat. After you have weeded out the facts, it's time for you to check out the coloring page or play the Hide-and-Seek game. This Web site makes vegetables lots easier to swallow.

Pub Date: 12/01/98

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