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September 19, 2001

GM CROPS, NOT GM AUTOMOBILES

Find out what's growing in Earth's crop fields at www.pbs.org / wgbh / harvest / . Visit Harvest of Fear to decide whether or not we should produce genetically modified (GM) crops. First, discover what GM crops are, and then participate in an online vote about the issue. Become an agricultural scientist in the Engineer a Crop section. Next go to the Guess What's Coming to Dinner section and find out how genetically modifying crops could affect what you use in the kitchen on a daily basis. Also, see what biotechnology experts say about the safety of GM crops.

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

Kids Quest

On which three crops have scientists conducted the most research using genetic modification?

MONSTER MADNESS

Get ready for a ghoulish time with the Official Monster Hunter's site at www.goldenbooks. com / monsters / . You'll find Dr. Von Dish's secret Monster Files where you can get the latest info on spooky creatures. Then play the Brain Game with all the facts you've picked up. You can print out pictures of monsters to color at Monstrous Downloads and send freaky monster e-cards to all your friends.

Kids Quest

Where was Motorpsycho last seen?

IT'S ALL IN THE BRAIN

Get in touch with your senses at Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World at www.hhmi.org / senses / start.htm. You can view optical illusions and discover how they fool your sense of sight. Then find out how your brain remembers specific scents and associates them with certain events, places or people. Finally, watch images of the brain reacting to various spoken words.

Kids Quest

What is the scientific term that means a child's eyes do not align properly?

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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