Just for kids

January 26, 1999

Be a 4Kids Detective

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

1. What does the cochlea in the inner ear convert?

(Go to http://hyperion.advanced.org/19537/ to find out.)

2. What four types of missions does NASA use to study the Earth?

3. Where have most dinosaur eggs been found?

The latest in dino technology

Most kids dig dinosaurs, right? Well, so do paleontologists! But they do more than DIG them. They spend hours in labs trying to understand the dinosaurs' lives on the ancient Earth. Why don't you pop into the lab and see what's being discovered these days at http://www.nationalgeo

graphic.com/dinorama/frame.html.With this interactive site, you're in for a roaring-good time! Dinorama takes you through everything from excavating dinosaur skeletons to using computers in building models. Find out why dinosaur skulls are so fragile, watch the hatching of a dinosaur egg, and see why some scientists think these big lizards might really be related to birds.

The View from Space

When it comes to understanding how our planet works, who better to talk to than NASA? After all, it's looking at the Earth from outer space. NASA's Earth Science Enterprise Web site explores the weather and how it affects us. Shuttle out to http://www.earth.nasa.gov/ and get a bird's-eye view of our home turf. Using satellites and high-altitude airplanes, NASA continues to investigate big floods, droughts and freezing winters. The site is loaded with way-cool information, including the hole in the ozone layer, global warming and rising sea levels in our oceans. Meet El Ni-o, the weather phenomenon that continues to baffle scientists, and find out how they are working to predict its next move.

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