.VolumeI, Issue 4, May 26, 1996

Momotaro - The Peach Boy
Meet Momotaro, one of the littlest heroes of Japanese legend. Momotaro was born from the heart of a giant peach and adopted by a kind, old couple. Come along with them to http://jw.stanford.edu/KIDS/LIBRARY/ MOMO/ and read and listen to Momotaro's story in English or in Japanese. You might also want to go to the Kid's Window homepage and learn even more about Japan's languages and culture. Explore the little village at http://jw.stanford.edu:80/KIDS/kids_home.html. (These sites are no longer available.)

Thinking Fountain
The Thinking Fountain puts science at your fingertips with virtual index cards full of ideas and activities. Learn to create your own science discovery tools. Amaze your friends AND your science teacher by growing your own penicillium mold at home. When you've grown your own mold, you can send a picture of it to the Grow-n-Show gallery. Hurry over to the edge of the water and dip into the mysteries of science at www.thinkingfountain.org.

On the Wings of a Dragonfly
Is a dragonfly a fly? What's the biggest dragonfly ever? Learn these answers and more with two University of Tennessee Space Institute engineers studying the aerodynamics of the dragonfly's wings. Discover how a dragonfly's wings create powerful little tornadoes of air to get just the lift they need. From this little insect, engineers can learn how to build fighter plane wings that work as efficiently as the dragonfly's wings. Zip on over to http:// loki.ur.utk.edu/ut2kids/dragonfly/dragonfly.html and learn all the secrets of the ancient and beautiful dragonfly. (This site is no longer available.)



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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."

Who found the huge peach bobbing down the river?

Momotaro
the young boy
Bill
Sally
the old woman
What does penicillium look like under a microscope?
a fuzz ball
a paint brush
a hamster
How often do dragonflies hunt for food?
once a week
every couple days
once a day
all the time

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Dear Amy: On some Web pages there are special icons that say they are sounds. When I click on them, my computer tells me I need another application. What do I need? Darnell, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Dear Darnell: Even if your computer has a sound card and speakers, you will also need a sound helper application to play the sounds. Many Web sites that include sounds have links to places where you can download the helper application for free. Shareware applications that I recommend are: Sound Machine for Macintosh: ftp:// ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ Mosaic/ Mac/ Helpers/ sound-machine-21.hqx or WHAM for Windows: ftp:// gatekeeper.dec.com/ pub / micro/ msdos/ win3/ sounds/ wham133.zip. (These downloadable files are outdated.)

Dear Amy: I have been surfing the Internet for over a year now, and I think I'm ready to make my own homepage. How do I learn to do this? Do I need any special equipment? Scott, Lawrence, KS.

Dear Scott: Making your own homepage on the WWW is easier than you might think, but first, you'll need to learn HTML, or HyperText Markup Language. The Beginner's Guide to HTML, located at http:// www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ General/ Internet/ WWW/ HTMLPrimer.html is a great place to start. You'll also need access to a WWW server to store your homepage file. Often, your Internet service provider can take care of that. Let me know when you put it up.(This site is no longer available.)

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