Be a 4Kids Detective

March 01, 2000

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

Who is the leader of the Stone Age people?

Which is the longest river in the world?

Which is the smallest section of the Food Pyramid Guide? (Go to http://www.schoolmenu.com to find out.)

BLASTS FROM THE PAST

From early prehistory to the 17th century, the mysteries of history are fun and fascinating. At the Museum of Antiquities, you'll go back in time to explore the ancient ruins, medieval collectibles and other wonders of yesteryear. Bring a dust cloth and prepare to uncover some historical gems at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/~nantiq/index.html You'll get the chance to explore a third-century temple dedicated to the Roman god Mithras, complete with paintings, sculptures and maps. Or visit the Gallery of Objects, where you'll find photos and facts about artifacts such as the Tombstone of Aurelius, the Altar to Minerva and the Reaverhill Bronze Dagger. Go back even further in time to an exhibit called Flints and Stones, which portrays the world of the late Stone Age hunter-gatherers. The Museum of Antiquities is a colorful treasure chest of stories from the past. Prepare to be amazed.

WHAT'S IT LIKE WHERE YOU LIVE?

Bet you never realized that Kansas and parts of Africa have something in common. They do! They share the same kind of biome. What's a biome? Find out at the Evergreen Project at http://mbgnet.mobot.org/index2.htm Join the Road Scholars, regular kids like you who travel around to various regions to explore how all the plants, animals, people and bodies of water are linked together to survive. When they drive through the desert, they'll show you how a cactus and a mouse use the same basic ideas to live. Follow them across the tundra, getting soaked in the wetlands and collecting autumn leaves in New England. And check out the "Partners for Growing" section, too. Fun activities will help you get to know your own biome better, and they'll show you how to train honeybees or start a school garden. Now, go roam a biome!

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