.Volume I, Issue 27, November 3, 1996
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Dive into the Ocean on the World Wide Web
What do skeleton shrimp, peanut worms, starfish and sea spiders all have in common? They call the sea their home. At the Marine Biological Laboratory, you can sneak a peak at a mole crab under the microscope or stuff your pockets full of living, breathing sand dollars! Crawl, swim or slither over to www.mbl.edu/animals/ index.html When you're ready to take another plunge, go to The New England Aquarium, which displays animals and their habitats from around the world. This virtual ocean is loaded with sea exhibits, from sea lions to "Myrtle" the sea turtle. Through their conservation program, you can learn how to save the dying populations of sharks, swordfish and tuna. And for a real splash, be sure to join your tour guide Stefan on a virtual whale watch! Bring your raincoat and binoculars to www.neaq.org. Myrtle's waiting! (The first site is no longer available.)

Play Super Sleuth Through the Web
Just when you thought the Web was puzzling enough, along comes The Case, with its own brand of brain-teasing mysteries. Whether you want to test your logic against your friends or you just love surprise endings, The Case is a great Web site for "clued-in" kids and adults. Check out the "Twist," a weekly mystery, or "Solve-It," a mini-mystery that requires quick wit! Use your magnifying glass for the "Mystery Photo" and find out why every picture tells a thousand words. Ready to play Sherlock Holmes? Then tip-toe to www.thecase.com. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Kids' Art on Display On-line
Whether it's a single painting or your entire Web site, here's your chance to strut your stuff on the Web. Go to www.telenaut.com/gst and see what other kids from age 0-17 have put on exhibition. Global Show-n-Tell is an award-winning example of a corporation providing server space on which kids can display their talent. The challenge is for you to send the artwork to them. If the artwork is done on paper, you'll need to scan it to get it into digital form. Once you are ready, you can send small files (under 200K) via e-mail, or ftp larger ones. Don't worry, there are instructions on the Web site to help you!

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1. Where is the New England Aquarium?

Hartford
Mystic
Boston
2. What's the name of the Global Show-n-Tell gallery for kids 6-8?
Parrot
Kiddy Art
The 6-8 Room
3. Which format does the image need to be for an image map?
BMP
TIF
GIF

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Dear Amy: On the Internet there are some Web sites that ask for money. Does that mean they will charge you for going to their site? --Sarah, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Dear Sarah: Some businesses use the Internet to sell products and some businesses charge you to access their Web sites. Most sites are free. You will not be charged for anything on the Internet unless you say OK first, so don't worry about being charged for something without knowing it. If you do want to buy something on the Web, you must use a credit card or some type of electronic money and fill out a form. Never purchase anything on the Internet without your parent's consent.

Dear Amy: Our class is making a clickable picture for our school's home page. We want people to click on the doorway of our school and then they can go inside to see all the classrooms. How do we do it? --Latisha, New Haven, NY

Dear Latisha: What you want to do is make what is called a clickable image map. The places on the image where people can click will become "hot spots." When someone clicks on the hot spots, they will be sent the page of the classrooms. A good source for more information is Macmillan's HTML Workshop at www.mcp.com/general/workshop Look for the "Imagemap Help Page." It sounds like a cool idea. Send me the URL of the page when you get it going. (This Web site is no longer available.)

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