Just for kids

April 06, 1999

Be a 4Kids Detective

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

When did the students go to the monastery?

Which direction would you look to find Saturn?

Which plug-in is needed to play with Boowa and Kwala? (Go to http://www.boowakwala.com/ to find out.)

Star Surfer

Reach for the skies and discover why we definitely aren't alone in the universe. The North American Skies Web site provides information on stars, planets, eclipses, meteor showers and more. Bring your telescope out to http://www.webcom.com/safezone/NAS/ and get the lowdown on everything from the "face" of Mars to the legacy of Carl Sagan. Check out the site's sky calendar and find out when to watch out for full moons and planet alignments. By downloading a copy of the sky chart, locating the Milky Way, the North Star and the Big Dipper should be a breeze. The site also fills you in on which planets can be seen with the unaided eye. And you can keep track of daily sunrises and moonrises with the help of computer data from the U.S. Naval Observatory. North American Skies is truly a breathtaking look at the universe around us!

THE ART OF MEDICINE

Join the Pocantico Hills School fifth-grade class to find out what they discovered about Buddha's Art of Healing. Put your finger on the pulse of this project by clicking to http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/tibet/tibet.htm First, tag along on the field trip to the amazing Chuang Yen Monastery, where you'll learn about the basics of Buddhist living. When you get back from the monastery, you can follow the children's guide to Tibetan medicine. These kids have been analyzing ancient Tibetan paintings that reveal all the secrets to Buddhist healing. Each painting is like a puzzle, and the fun activities help you explore these unusual works of art. After learning about Buddhist healing, you will be a whole lot wiser.

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