Be a 4Kids Detective

May 16, 2001

MUSIC ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI

Row down the Mississippi River of music for a River of Song at www.pbs.org / riverofsong / . Start out at Inger, Minn., and head south to Louisiana. The cold North offers Ojibwe drummers and Scandinavian fiddlers, while the Midwestern Crossroads is bluegrass country. From Kentucky to Mississippi you'll find soul and the beginnings of rock 'n' roll. And the Deep South is home to Cajun, gospel, blues and honky-tonk music. This trip down the Mississippi River will introduce you to the wide variety of music found in America's heartland.

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

What are the basic instruments used to play Cajun music?

IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY . . .

Explore Our Universe at http: / / library. thinkquest.org / 20632 / . Ever wonder what quasars or nebulae are? At this site, you can find the answers to all your space questions. Our Solar System features info about the sun and all the planets. There are informative sections about black holes, dark matter, superstrings and wormholes. If you've ever wondered how astronomical theory fits together, check out the Theory of Everything. Finally, return to our own galaxy with a brief History of the Universe.

Who formulated the theory of gravitation in 1687?

MASTERING MATH

Head to www.mathmastery.com. Take the CyberChallenge, four Shockwave games about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can also get the whole family involved with the FamilyFun scavenger hunts.

What kinds of objects will you search for in the grades 3 to 5 scavenger hunt?

Who formulated the theory of gravitation in 1687?

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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