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September 12, 2001

THE SCOOP ON INFECTION PROTECTION

Clean up your act at the American Museum of Natural History's Infection Detection Protection site at www.amnh.org / nationalcenter / infection / . This site tells all about microbes such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Varuni Kulasekera, a medical entomologist, shares important info about infections and how your body battles microbial invaders. Learn how the flu virus originated and how flu shots can help you prevent catching the bug. And if you want to know how to avoid infectious diseases, the prevention convention section has 10 tips to help keep you healthy. Finally, play the infection game and see how microbes are spread from person to person.

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

What is the first step to take when solving a microbe mystery?

JUMPIN' FOR JOY

At www.education.com / jumpstart / you'll find educational games galore. Toddler Town, Jumpstartville and Adventure World each offer fun, animated games. Play Go Fish or build a frosty fort at Pierre's Polar Pad. Or color and put together puzzles at Toddler Town.

What racket game can you play at Casa de Casey?

KRAZY FOR KRATTS

Trek to PBS' zany Kratts' Creatures site at www.pbs. org / kratts / . The Kratts take you around the world to learn about odd, interesting animals. The Creature World section is the place to learn about flying foxes, study the meerkat or swim with stingrays. In the Creature of the Week section, use clues to discover the mystery animal. Then play some wild creature games before you head home.

What is the black-browed albatross's primary food?

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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