Fly Like An Eagle
Around the world, eagles are admired for their power, freedom and the beauty of their flight. Learn more about these awe-inspiring birds at Eagles, a Nature program by PBS. Fly away to www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/eagles/introduction/3089 and get to know these "masters of the sky." Discover the many kinds of eagles, from Africa's Harpy Eagle to the Philippine Eagle. Ever wonder how these birds can spot their prey from high in the sky? The site explains how eagles have vision five times sharper than humans. Then travel to the coast of Africa and learn about the amazing 1993 rediscovery of the Madagascar Serpent Eagle. Also, explore the feature on the return of the bald eagle in the United States, now numbering about 12,000 in the lower 48 states. Whether you're a bird lover or just want to fly the skies, this site soars. The eagle has landed.
At The Atoms Family, science is not only fascinating, it's also scary. Based on The Atoms Family exhibit at The Miami Museum of Science, this site allows you to interact with energy-related activities presented by your favorite gothic horror characters, from the Wolf Man to Frankenstein. Explore the haunted hill at www.miamisci.org/af/sln. Learn about the properties of light, waves and particles at Dracula's Library. Then enter the Mummy's Tomb to discover how to build a better pyramid using insulation. And explore electrical safety at Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory. The Atoms Family is a way-cool learning experience, mixing fun and education. Spooky science awaits you.
Throw down some Gatorade and head to The Locker Room. The whole team's
there and ready to talk sports for kids. First, you've got to know the
game plan, champ. Read the playbook at http://members.aol.com/msdaizy/sports/locker.html.
Now head into the action. Swing a racket at the tennis button, swish into
the basketball scene, or tumble into gymnastics. For each sport, learn about
its history, equipment and safety facts. You'll also find answers to lots
of things you've been wondering about. What's the difference between
baseball and softball? How do you keep score in tennis? What's a hockey
puck made of, anyway? There are also great resources to make you a better
athlete, body and brain. Stretch your muscles with exercises for good warm-ups.
Then stretch your sportsmanship by learning how to deal with "dirty"
players or other team problems. Hustle into The Locker Room, where you're
sure to score some super sports info. (This site is
no longer available.)
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Dear Amy: I like to read, but school's over now. Do you know of any good
books I can read this summer? Thanks. --Lynnie, Portland, Ore.
Dear Lynnie: Your public library may have a summer reading program just for
you. In case it doesn't, however, check out the New York Public Library's
"On-Lion" for Kids recommended reading list at http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended.cfm.
It lists 100 favorite children's books in 10 categories, along with many
other selections. Enjoy your summer reading.