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March 07, 2001

4Kids: Featured site of the month


If you have a pet, you understand just how much people can love their animals. The ancient Egyptians were no different. In fact, they often mummified their pets and were buried with them. Grab a mouse and dig deep to find out all the amazing facts about animal mummification at www.animalmummies.com. The Animal Mummy Project at the Cairo Museum Web site is dedicated to preserving these 3,000-year-old artifacts. You can also learn about foods that were entombed with the dearly departed. Finally, check out how mummies are made and how scientists preserve them.

Nominate a cool Web site at www.4Kids.org / nominations /

Kid Quest

How can scientists tell if a mummy is a fake?


March is Pulitzer Prize month. Learn all about the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes at www.pulitzer.org. Find out about the great publisher Joseph Pulitzer, the namesake of the prizes. Pulitzer Prizes are given for literature, music, drama and all aspects of newspaper journalism.

Kid Quest

When was the Pulitzer Prize for photography established?


Head to the American Visionaries, Legends of Tuskegee Web site at www.cr.nps. gov / csd / exhibits / tuskegee / index.htm. This site highlights the fascinating stories of Tuskegee founder Booker T. Washington, the great teacher George Washington Carver, and the World War II fighter aces, the Tuskegee Airmen.

Kid Quest

When did George Washington Carver start teaching at the Tuskegee Institute?

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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