.VolumeI, Issue 5, June 2, 1996

World of Coasters
Nothing beats the summer heat better than a lightning fast roller coaster, and if you're the type to hit every coaster you see, then this is the site for you. The World of Coasters at http:// www.rollercoaster.com/ loops around great pictures, flies through a tunnel of roller coaster history, and hits top speed at the roller coaster trivia page. From Cedar Point to Disney, it's an awesome rush. Buckle up and hold on tight! (This site is no longer available.)

Major League Baseball
Step up to the plate and hit an online drive at Major League Baseball's Web site, http://www.mlb.com/Complete with stats, schedules and player profiles, this is as close as it gets to hearing the crack of the bat and the cheer of the crowd in person. There's even a special section just for kids where the stars of the game answer your hardest questions. Bring your glove, peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and be ready to catch those foul balls. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)


B-Eye
They're back! Only now they're flying around the World Wide Web at http://andygiger.com/science/beye/beyehome.html. This summer, there's quite a buzz over B-Eye, a site that allows you to see the world through the eyes of a honeybee. Developed by a scientist in Australia, B-Eye lets you first choose an image and then you can see it through the eyes of our yellow and black striped friends using the program he developed. After experiencing a bee vision, you'll know why they're always in a stinging mood.


Inline Online
There's no better way to spend those long summer days than being on a pair of inline skates. From aggressive skating to roller hockey, rollerblading is the fastest growing sport for kids. Inline Online has tricks, tips and techniques to help you become the best skater on the block. Find out how to build a skate ramp in your own backyard or where the best rollerparks can be found in your area. With Inline Online, you'll be ready for that next skate race or trick contest. Strap on those blades, and get ready to skate the World Wide Web to www.inlineonline.co.uk.





Dear Amy: The WWW.4Kids articles always refer to places with letters that seem to make no sense. For example, http://www.npr.org What does this mean? Kari, Albuquerque, NM

Dear Kari: The Internet is a worldwide network of servers. In order to receive information from a server, one must use a browser with Internet access, such as Mosaic or Netscape. You can tell the browser to go to a certain server by typing in the address of the server called a Uniform Resource Locator or URL. For example, if you want to go to the NPR (National Public Radio) site you mentioned, first you would select Open Location from the file menu of your browser (with Internet access). Then type in the URL, which in this case is http://www.npr.org This would bring you to NPR's homepage. Next, use your mouse to click on interesting links.

Dear Amy: My family and I want to go camping this summer, but we don't know where to go. Is there any place on the WWW that could help us decide where to go? Jane, St. Petersburg, FL.

Dear Jane: The U.S. National Parks Service has a great WWW site that should really help your family decide where you want to go. It is at http://www.nps.gov This site will tell you where each park is and what you can do when you get there.

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