www.4Kids.org

October 17, 2001

SCIENCE EXTRAVAGANZA

Fun games, balloon rides, ideas and inventions are waiting for you at the Lawrence Hall of Science Kids' Corner at www.lhs.berkeley.edu/ kids/. Become an astronomer at the Star Clock section, and learn to locate and identify different constellations. The space racer game takes you out of this world to different planets in our solar system. When you are ready to switch gears, try your hand at the ancient Tower of Hanoi game. Then learn to identify whales by their unique calls. You'll be a junior scientist in no time if you complete all the activities at this site.

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

KID QUEST - What are three of the most common types of lip prints?

GOING BATTY

Go bats at http://endangered.fws. gov/bats/bats.htm. This U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Web site will inform you about these much maligned mammals. Find out how bats developed their bad reputation and about their decreasing population. Finally, read about bat biology as well as lots of fun facts about what bats eat, when they sleep and how they are helpful to humans.

KID QUEST - What percentage of bats carry rabies?

THE FINAL FRONTIER

Investigate the mysteries of the universe at NASA's Origins Web site found at http://eis.jpl.nasa.gov/origins/whatis/ whatis.html. Track NASA's space obser-vation progress in the Missions section. In the Astrobiology section, you can explore the theories about life beyond our planet. This site is far out.

KID QUEST - What is the heaviest component of a traditional telescope?

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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