Just for kids

February 22, 2000

Be a 4Kids Detective

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

Which is the only bee that lays eggs?

Where is three-fourths of Africa located ?

In what year did the first women's baseball game occur? (Go to www.exploratorium.com/baseball to find out.)

Bee Buzz

At Nova Online's Tales From the Hive, you'll get a chance to find out what it's like to live in a beehive. Buzz to the next flower at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees/ and journey into the land of honey. You'll begin by communicating in the language of bees so you can tell your hive mates where to find the best grub. You'll also learn the art of bee dancing. Did you know that to make 1 pound of honey, workers in a hive fly 55,000 miles and tap 2 million flowers? And did you know that a productive hive can make and store up to 2 pounds of honey a day? With beautiful graphics and movie clips, this site is sweet stuff. Just be careful not to disturb the queen. Now "bee gone."

AFRICA FOR KIDS

A young African-American poet once asked himself, "What is Africa to me?" Explore this question, too, by opening a heritage treasure chest at www.afroam.org/ children/children.html Experience the amazing and diverse cultures and geographies of the African continent, from Egypt to Zambia. For a closer look, visit the Baga tribe of West Africa to learn about their traditional rituals, dances and artwork. Then, discover the roots and holiday symbols of Kwanzaa, and take a cool black history quiz. For more fun, relax during story time with the great myths and fables from all over Africa. And be sure to test yourself with all the brain teasers and games.

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