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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.



Weird Science 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.






Feeling Sporty?
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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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. What are the building blocks of molecules?

electrons
matter
atoms
2. What is the word for a score of zero in tennis?
love
deuce
fault
3. Before 1993, when had a Serpent Eagle last been seen?
100 years before
60 years before
10 years before





Ask Amy
Dear Amy: I get bored in the summer. What can I do? --Carrie, Columbus, Ohio
Dear Carrie: If you are having trouble finding something to do this summer, why not join a cyber camp? World Book Encyclopedia offers such a camp for kids. It is filled with craft ideas so you can make things such as potato prints, bamboo chimes or homemade paper. It offers recipes so you can bake your own snacks. The Mindbender Cave has lots of challenging puzzles. And a Nature Walk lets you learn about the plants and animals of the forest and the wetlands. Hike out to www.worldbook.com/wb/worldbook/cybercamp/html and have a blast at this virtual summer camp.

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.

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