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January 17, 2001

4Kids: Teacher of the Month


Congratulations to Geri Ruane, computer lab teacher at Durkee Elementary School in Houston, www.4Kids.org's Teacher of the Month. Ms. Ruane manages the school's computer lab and maintains the Durkee Elementary School Web site at ES.houstonisd.org / DurkeeES / . In addition, Ms. Ruane has created the Internet Challenge. The Houston Independent School District hosts the Internet Challenge archive at www.houstonisd.org / techlessons / pages / ChallengArchive.htm .

Kid Quest: What animal is the leatherback sea turtle related to?


Take a look at a fascinating piece of history at "A Concrete Curtain: The Life and Death of the Berlin Wall," an exhibit of photographs dedicated to preserving the history of this Cold War symbol. Break through the wall at www.wall-berlin.org / gb / berlin.htm

Kid Quest: In what year did the Berlin Wall start to come down?


Head to the cool interactive math Web site at www.exploremath.com You'll find more than 30 Shockwave-driven activities in categories such as inequalities, trigonometry, probabilities, complex numbers and much more.

Kid Quest: How many complex numbers activities does ExploreMath.com offer?

To complete the Kid Quest Challenge, visit the Web sites in this issue to find the answers to the questions, then go to www.4Kids.org / kidquest /

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