February 27, 2002

The 1900 House

Join the Bowler family at www.pbs.org / wnet / 1900house / as they experience Victorian living in The 1900 House. The Bowlers spent three months in this typical London townhouse without any modern conveniences, such as central heating, indoor plumbing and electricity. The parents and four children offer first-hand testimony in QuickTime audio and video snippets.

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Take a ride with Hershey, the arson dog, at the Kids' Room Fire Safety Site at www.dos.state.ny.us / kidsroom / firesafe / firesafe.html. Hershey is an 11-year-old chocolate Labrador who works with the Office of Fire Prevention and Control in New York. His job is to sniff out the causes of fires, especially those set on purpose. The site is filled with info about fire safety, including escape rules, puzzles and games.

Illustrating With Big Mike

Sharpen your pencil and head to Big Mike's Wacky World of Illustration at www.geocities.com / ~mirvin1129 / . Big Mike shows you what graphic design and illustration are. He explores research, thinking visually and keeping a sketchbook. He also examines drawing with traditional media, such as pencil, oil paints or watercolors, and using a computer. Big Mike says the most important part of becoming an illustrator is practice. Now grab a pad and get drawing today!

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 /

Kid Quest

What type of plant could flourish amid the gaslight fumes of 1900s homes?

Kid Quest

What does the acronym in Operation EDITH stand for?

Kid Quest

Why should an illustrator keep a sketchbook?

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