.Volume I, Issue 25, October 20, 1996

Hang Out at Thomas Jefferson's House
Surf to www.monticello.org and get to know Thomas Jefferson in a way history books don't make possible. For instance, did you know that the third president of the United States made delicious ice cream? Did you know that he was an inventor, a great gardener and a grandfather who called politics the "hated occupation"? Learn about a typical day in the 18th century, and don't miss the Fun Facts on your trip to Monticello, Jefferson's home in Virginia. Go, and see the personal side of one of America's most interesting people.

The Fun Site
What do you want to do today? Sing? Play games? Draw and color? At the Fun Centre http:// www.interlog.com/ ~brucem/ funcntr.html you can do all of this and more! Go to the Music Room and find the words to a song you already know, or make up your own words-interactively. Try playing along to the music by making a Cardboard-Tube Kazoo or a Spoon Bullroarer. Or pick up some new Knock! Knock! jokes and figure out some riddles. Do you or your friends know how to play Coffee Pot or This Is My Nose? Find out, at the Fun Centre. And, if you have a game or idea you like, submit it so other kids can enjoy it, too! Have fun! (This site is no longer available.)

See Cells in Motion at Cells Alive!
Wow! That cell just ate a microbe for lunch, and you saw it, from first bite to last! At Cells Alive, www.cellsalive.com jump into a site in constant motion with downloadable videos and beautiful still photos of human cells. Watch your white blood cells in battle, and see how your body makes antibodies. What happens when your body is invaded by a virus? Cells Alive lets you see, making available a view seldom seen of the never-ending happenings inside the body. One of the most awarded sites on the Web is waiting for you to come take in some fantastic sights of your own internal workings, so point your favorite browser to Cells Alive, and be amazed by the everyday activities of human cells.

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1. Where can bullroarers be found?

Russia
South Africa
Everywhere
2. What does the cytotoxic T cell kill?
tumor cells
parasites
bacteria
3. How far is Monticello from Washington, D.C.?
125 miles
27 miles
78 miles

 

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Dear Amy: Why do you need a modem to get on the Internet?--Robbie, Brooklyn Center, MN

Dear Robbie: A modem is like a special telephone that only computers can use. To connect to the Internet, your computer has to use a modem to make a call to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The ISP server computer answers the phone with its modem and then checks to see if you are a customer. If you are, it connects you to the Internet. When you call in, you are making a real connection over a telephone line. You become part of the Internet, too. It's pretty cool.

Dear Amy: Why do so many sites require Netscape? What is Netscape?--Carem, El Paso, TX

Dear Carem: Netscape is an Internet browser. There are others like Mosaic, Spyglass and Explorer. Currently, Netscape is the one most people use. Some Web sites require the latest version of Netscape because it allows them to do the things that other browsers can't. For example, the Cells Alive site (this issue) has animated gifs, which are like little movies. If you don't use Netscape 2.0 or another browser that supports animated gifs, like Explorer 3.0, you can still view the site, but not the animations. To download a free copy of the Netscape browser you can go to http:// home.netscape.com/ comprod/ mirror/ client_download.html. (This site is no longer available.)

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