Be a 4Kids Detective

July 26, 2000

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

What does R.M.S. stand for in "R.M.S. Titanic"?

How many seasons does Antarctica have?

How many hours were spent preparing Sue's bones?

TYRANNOSAURUS SUE

Come face-to-face with the largest and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex at the Field Museum in Chicago. Sue was discovered by fossil hunter Sue Hendrickson more than a decade ago in the badlands of South Dakota. Now you can check out Sue for yourself online at www.fmnh.org / sue / . You'll get the lowdown on all of Sue's vital statistics, including her age, height, weight and diet. A special section just for kids is filled with games, including the Rex-Cross puzzle and the Prehistoric Word Search.

STAMP IT!

Did you know that at one time the United States mail had to be delivered by mail carriers on horseback? Check out the return address at web1.si.edu / postal. The Smithsonian Postal Museum will be delivered to your computer faster than you can say "Pony Express." Then check out the galleries to see how artists have made their stamp by designing envelopes.

CHILL OUT

Head due south for Glacier, a Web site all about Antarctica and how the continent influences the global system of weather, climate, oceans and geology. Wear your mittens to www.glacier.rice.edu / . Explore this vast, frozen terrain, and meet the brave folks who conduct research and investigations there. Journey across Antarctica's ice shelves and glaciers and learn how they're affected by global warming.

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