Be a 4Kids Detective

May 03, 2000

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

* What are the three basic rock types?

* Who developed the world's first electric battery?

* What year did Silly Putty first advertise on television?

ROCKHOUNDS

From diamonds to gold, a wealth of incredible jewels exists just below the earth's surface. Now you can get the lowdown at Junior Rockhound Magazine. Dig in at www.canadianrockhound.com/junior.html. You'll learn how to tell the minerals from the rocks, and how to tell the difference between the three basic rock types. The site even shows you how to build and organize a rock and mineral collection.

HIGH VOLTAGE

Plug in and play at the Edison International Kids Power Lab. The site is dedicated to the high voltage world of energy. Go electric at www.edisonkids.com/ and join Professor Kilowatt, Eddie Luz and Sunny Lee for some fun adventures in science. You'll meet energy heroes such as Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Are you into cars? Then check out some cool electric automobiles in the Power Lab garage. Game lovers can race against the clock in the Safety Race Game.

GET A SILLY EDUCATION

A degree from Silly Putty University is now within your grasp through the virtual learning network of the Internet. Enroll at www.sillyputty.com/. Tuition is free, and Silly Putty is the only school supply you'll need. Take history and learn about the experiments that led to the world's favorite "solid liquid." But don't skip classes. You will need to work on your final project: coming up with an entry for the big 50th anniversary contest Silliest Uses for Silly Putty.

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