Week of March 24, 2002

Learn the Biz

If you're young and you have great ideas, head directly to http://library. thinkquest.org/28188 and learn the eBiz4Teens. The eBusiness revolution has created wonderful opportunities for entrepreneurs, and this site can help you stake your claim to success. Learn how teen-agers and the Internet have changed the business world. Knowledge is power, especially at eBiz4Teens where you'll find a host of eBusinees resources at your fingertips. Go Interactive and send a virtual postcard to your fellow teen entrepreneur. This site is an important stop on the road to e-success.

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Where does eBiz4Teens believe that all eBusiness began?

Yahoo
Microsoft
Amazon.com

 

What do builders call it when a building has lots of dimples or crinkles?

oil canning
folding
staffing

 

What does TTY stand for?
strobe-light alarm clock
a type of hearing aid
teletypewriter

 

 

 

A Stainless Steel Castle

Check out the Architecture of the Weisman Art Museum online at http://hudson.
acad.umn.edu/surprises/
index.html
. You can meet the mind behind the idea, architect Frank Gehry. His sketches and photos show you how a few scribbles were transformed into a towering building. Find out why the Weisman generated much controversy and publicity when it was erected in the early '90s. And by Looking Closer, you'll see what a potato chip, a crown and an upper belly have in common. (This site is no longer available.)


Learning With Deaf Eyes

Experience the 20th century through Deaf Eyes at http://depts.gallaudet. edu/deafeyes. This site examines the social history of deaf Americans and how they have struggled to form an identity. In the early 1800s, the Rev. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was instrumental in teaching sign language to deaf children. Discover how The War and Post-War Years created job opportunities for the deaf community. The Civil Rights Movement also touched the deaf community as well as the dawning of the Information Age, which brought about hearing aids and closed captioning. Lend your senses to this site today. (This site is no longer available.)


How do you feel about e-mails that say you must forward them?

 

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What is the truth behind Stonehenge? -- Luke, Manhattan, Kan.

Dear Luke: There's a lot of speculation and little fact behind Stonehenge. Construction of the mysterious structure probably began around 3000 B.C. and ended around 1500 B.C. Historians have no clear knowledge of who constructed the massive site. They do not know how the ancients were able to transport such large rocks to the site and can only speculate as to how the rocks reached their current positions. The architectural and astronomical traits of Stonehenge are mystifying as well, leaving historians in awe of its builders. The horizontal stones were attached to their vertical supports by mortice-and-tenon joints. Such joints are still used by carpenters today. Plus, the entire structure was built so that the sunrise cannot be seen from its center, except on the summer solstice. This demonstrates the knowledge that the builders had about the movement of the sun. For the stones to be placed so that the sunrise can only be seen one day out of the year, the builders had to know the location's exact latitude. To further investigate Stonehenge, go to www.arthistory.sbc.edu/sacredplaces/stonehenge.html.


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