Be a 4Kids Detective

March 22, 2000

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

* What kind of food makes your eyes stronger?

* "Orca" is another name for what ocean animal?

* What did sailors do to pass idle hours on whaling voyages?

EYE SITE

Hang out with two dancing eyeballs. Meet Twinkle and Eyenstein, two happy eyeballs who will show you the facts about eyesight. Take a look-see at www.keystoneblind.org/wiseweb.htm. From the pupil to the optic nerve, there's an amazing little world at work inside your peepers. Give them some exercise, too. Be mind-boggled with optical illusions, or stretch that artistic eye by entering the monthly coloring contest.

DEFENDERS OF THE PLANET

Many wild animals find themselves endangered or threatened by pollution, hunting and more. Thanks to Kids' Planet, you'll learn how to better protect our natural environment. For a wildlife adventure, bring your binoculars out to www.kidsplanet.org. World Wide Wolves features an interactive map. Be sure to check out the Web of Life, a story told by a common garden spider.

A WHALE OF A SITE

Set sail for the high seas and a unique ocean journey. Heroes in the Ships, an exhibit by the Kendall Whaling Museum, explores the role of African Americans in the whaling industry. Answer the captain's call at www.kwm.org/collections/exhibits/heroes/home.htm. The site takes you back 100 years to New England when black sailors made up a majority on whaling ships. The exhibit features photos, journals, sketches and poems.

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