May 02, 2001

4Kids: Featured Site of the Month: A WINDOW INTO SPACE

Make a hyperspace jump to Windows to the Universe at www.windows.ucar.edu. This enormous and exciting Web site has everything you want to know about outer space and the universe. You'll find info on all the planets and the sun. The Kids' Space section includes Ask a Scientist, Fun and Games, Virtual Postcard, a cool Space Art Museum and much more. There are sections on missions to outer space, famous scientists, mythology from most civilizations about the solar system, art about the universe and some fantastic image archives. Each section comes in three "flavors" for different age groups: beginner, intermediate and advanced. This site will have you reaching for your anti-gravity belt to keep you from floating off into the atmosphere!

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

Kid Quest: How many known moons orbit Saturn?


Shake, rattle and roll at USGS Earthquakes for Kids. Point your mouse at http: / / earthquake.usgs. gov / 4kids / to find out amazing facts, and see what happened today in earthquake history. There are suggestions for cool earthquake science projects you can do.

Kid Quest: When was the first seismograph developed?


Grab a snack from Smart Kids Health Zone at http: / / cyberdiet.com / modules / sk / smartkids.html Start out at the You and Nutrition section to find out what you should be eating in your diet. The Eating Smart section has info about the food pyramid and food labels so you can become a healthier food shopper.

Kid Quest: What does BMI stand for?

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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