Just for kids

May 18, 1999

Be a 4Kids Detective

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

What makes a star turn color? (Go to http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/ to find out.)

When is National Kite Month?

In a 1961 speech, John F. Kennedy said what famous line?


Harriet Tubman is cool, George Washington is no fool, but there's all kinds of history that you never learn in school. Make the World Wide Web your classroom. Turn to page http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/ for today's lesson. We will begin by climbing a building in the middle of New York, hundreds of feet into the air. This is the best way to look up the history of skyscrapers. OK, class, clear your desks and get ready for a quiz. You can choose between the history of toys or famous outlaws. For story time, we'll hear hair-raising tales from tornado eyewitnesses, then we are off on a field trip to ancient Mexico.


From the kids in the schoolyard to great thinkers like Benjamin Franklin, kiting is a source of education and fun for those who indulge. KITEcast on Intellicast.com is a sky-high resource for kite enthusiasts looking for tricks, tips and information. Cast a line into blue skies at http://www.intellicast.com/kitecast/ By checking out weather maps, charts and photos, you'll get the inside scoop on how to make kites, fly kites and take advantage of the winds that help them stay aloft. KITEcast has all kinds of trivia and far-out facts, plus a cool photo gallery showing kites from festivals and events around the world. And if the weather is raining out your fun, you'll also learn the art of indoor kite flying. Go fly a kite today!

Pub Date: 05/18/99

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