www.4kids.org

October 24, 2001

PLATES AND QUAKES

Get shaken up at the Southern California Integrated GPS Network at http: / / scign.jpl.nasa.gov / learn / . This site specializes in the use of space technology to study earthquakes. Some beginning geophysics will help explain how plates slide all over the Earth's surface. Then check out the Space Technology at Work section for cool info about earthquakes. GPS isn't just for navigating your car. It also helps measure crustal changes of the Earth. Finally, the Activities section features challenging projects that illustrate the principles found in each section of the site.

KID QUEST -- What are two atmospheric layers that surround the Earth's surface?

WACKY WEATHER

Meet Owlie Skywarn, the official mascot of the National Weather Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.crh.noaa.gov / mkx / owlie / owlie.htm. Owlie can teach you what to do in times of severe weather such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Discover what to look for in the sky to predict a lightning storm. And then find out why flash floods occur and what to do in case of a snowstorm. Fly over for great safety tips.

KID QUEST -- What type of clouds signal a lightning storm?

CREATURE FEATURE

Check out Animaland at www.animaland.org / abc / . At this Web site, you'll find many interesting creatures, such as the black coral of Hawaii or the huge leatherback turtle. In the Our Heroes section, you can learn about a cat who saved her kittens from a fire. If you are interested in a career working with animals, visit the Career Center and meet a doctor who specializes in spiders. Don't forget to play fetch with Buddy in the Games section.

KID QUEST -- How long do you have to go to college to become a veterinarian?

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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