www.4kids.org

4Kids FEATURED SITE OF THE MONTH

January 09, 2002

A DESERT THAT IS NOT A WASTELAND

The wildlife, people and sandy dunes of the Sahara are taking a break from the heat at www.pbs.org / sahara / . The inhabitants of this sandy region are featured in the People section, where you can learn about their religion and way of life. Don't be fooled when you see a body of water in the middle of the desert. Those are mirages, and you'll find tons of info about them in the Geography section. There you can also find a timeline of the many wars that have been fought in the Sahara desert. Contrary to what you might think, the Sahara is teeming with animals. You can learn all about Saharan wildlife and view slideshows and video clips of the animals in the Wildlife section.

Kid Quest - What percentage of Saharan inhabitants are Muslims?

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

VIRTUAL FARMING

The 4-H Virtual Farm at www.ext. vt.edu / resources / 4h / virtualfarm / harbors all types of livestock and crop info, including a section on Aquaculture. You can learn about the importance of dairy and wheat for developing strong bones and healthy bodies. Win a Blue Ribbon from each section challenge.

Kid Quest - What is a disk used to do in farming?

I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU

The National Bone Health Campaign knows Powerful Girls Have Powerful Bones, and you can learn why at www.cdc.gov / powerfulbones / . Bone up on strong bone facts about how to get your daily dose of calcium. Then join Carla in the Crazy Calcium Caper. You'll need strong bones for the physical activities in the Staying Strong section. You can give your mind a workout with quizzes and put your memory to the test with a matching game. Become a bone-ified health expert today.

Kid Quest - What are three great bone-building activities?

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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