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January 16, 2002

The Extreme Deep

Prepare to dive! You are about to embark on a Voyage to the Deep at www.ocean.udel.edu / deepsea / . This site details the first deep sea expedition of the new millennium. Learn about Seafloor Geology and the vast ocean floor, which holds Earth's longest mountain range. Bizarre animals that dwell in the depths of the ocean are highlighted in Creature Features. Get your hands on High-Tech Tools such as Alvin, a deep sea sub used to scale the ocean floor.

Play Smart at Smartplay

Staying physically active is a great way to maintain good health. Visit the Smartplay Web site at www.smartplay.net for information about sports recreation, injuries and injury prevention. Meet rower Allison Davies and learn what advice she has for young athletes. The site has useful info about human anatomy and how to avoid sports-related injuries. Then find out why you should drink plenty of fluids before, during and after physical activity. This site will show you that Smartplay is the only way.

Bob the Builder

Bob the Builder is mighty busy in his small town, and he needs your help at www.bobthebuilder.org. As you visit each part of town, an exciting interactive task is waiting for you. Your spelling skills will be put to the test at the schoolhouse where you use letter blocks to spell the given picture. Mr. Bentley needs help building and painting a new house. You'll have to drive a bulldozer through town to deliver the townspeople's packages on time. Wind down with Mrs. Potts and enjoy a relaxing jigsaw puzzle.

Kid Quest? How hot is the hottest creature on Earth?

Kid Quest? What sport does Andrew Eccles play?

Kid Quest? What does Pilchard the cat break?

Kid Quest?

To complete the Kid Quest Challenge: Visit the Web sites featured in this issue, find the answers to our questions, then go to www.4Kids.org / kidquest /

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