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Lunch Time
Whether you're trying to get an "A" in science or want to win the next school track meet, eating right can help you do your very best in life. At SchoolMenu.com, you'll get all the facts and info you need about how to enjoy good health and nutrition. Soup's on at www.schoolmenu.com. The site includes information about how to eat right and some cool food activities--like a healthy snack puzzle and fun recipes. You'll also find great food pyramid games, such as the Food Pyramid Maze and the Spy Dogs' Word Scramble. Or join DJ and his friends as they teach you about the benefits of maintaining a balanced diet. Yes, even pizza can be good for you. Wondering what's for lunch today? The site has lunch menus for schools across the United States. Along the way, you'll also find DJ's Art Gallery and some fun coloring activities. At SchoolMenu.com, food and fun go hand in hand. Eat up and be merry. And have a good lunch. (This site is no longer available.)





Blasts from the Past
From early prehistory to the 17th century, the mysteries of history are fun and fascinating. At the Museum of Antiquities, you'll go back in time to explore the ancient ruins, medieval collectibles and other wonders of yesteryear. Bring a dust cloth and prepare to uncover some historical gems at http://museums.ncl.ac.uk/archive/index.html. You'll get the chance to explore a third-century temple dedicated to the Roman god Mithras, complete with paintings, sculptures and maps. Or visit the Gallery of Objects, where you'll find photos and facts about artifacts such as the Tombstone of Aurelius, the Altar to Minerva and the Reaverhill Bronze Dagger. Go back even further in time to an exhibit called Flints and Stones, which portrays the world of the late Stone Age hunter-gatherers. The Museum of Antiquities is a colorful treasure chest of stories from the past. Prepare to be amazed.





What's It Like Where You Live?
Bet you never realized that Kansas and parts of Africa have something in common. They do! They share the same kind of biome. What's a biome? Find out at the Evergreen Project at www.mbgnet.net. Join the Road Scholars, regular kids like you who travel around to various regions to explore how all the plants, animals, people and bodies of water are linked together to survive. When they drive through the desert, they'll show you how a cactus and a mouse use the same basic ideas to live. Follow them across the tundra, getting soaked in the wetlands and collecting autumn leaves in New England. And check out the "Partners for Growing" section too. Fun activities will help you get to know your own biome better, and they'll show you how to train honeybees or start a school garden. Now, go roam a biome!



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Be a 4Kids Detective

When you know the answers to the questions below, enter your answers. If you are correct, you will become a "4Kids Detective of the Week." If a question is not answered it is considered wrong. Good luck.

1. Who is the leader of the Stone Age people?

the cook
the hunter
the Shaman
2. Which is the longest river in the world?
Nile
Amazon
Mississippi
3. Which is the smallest section of the Food Pyramid Guide?
fruit
fats, oils and sweets
bread, cereal, rice and pasta





Ask Amy
Dear Amy: I got an offer in the mail for 12 CDs for a penny. Is that a good deal? --Katie, Little Rock, Ark.
Dear Katie: Many advertisers and music clubs offer deals on CDs that seem too good to be true. Most of the time, they are. I suggest reading the fine print in the offer very carefully and asking an adult to read it with you as well. A good Web site that helps you to stay smart about tricky kinds of offers is Consumer Education for Teens at www.wa.gov/ago/youth. It has good advice about scams and things such as music clubs, fake products, modeling agencies and car stereos. Learn how not to get ripped off. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: Are there dictionaries for kids online? --Beth, Bloomington, Minn.
Dear Beth: I can go one better than that. There is a cool Web site just for kids where you can submit your own words. You can make them up or submit interesting words you like. Merriam-Webster's WordCentral.com at www.wordcentral.com has several features, including a Student Dictionary, Build Your Own Dictionary and a Daily Buzzword. If you submit your own word and it is used in the dictionary, you can even get credit on the Web site. Have fun with words. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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