.Volume I, Issue 14, August 4, 1996

Make Your Own Weather Station
How do you know when there's going to be a hurricane? What tools can you use to measure rainfall, air pressure and wind speed? What is an anemometer? The Miami Museum of Science Web site has the answers you need. You can learn how to make your own weather tools - what they are, the materials you need, and how to use them. You'll be blown away at www.miamisci.org/hurricane/weatherstation.html Don't forget your umbrella!


Here Comes the Rain Again
Want to know if your softball game will be rained out? Or if the latest heat wave will let up soon? Need the extended forecast for your vacation spot? Go to www.noaa.gov and enter the name or ZIP code of any city or county in the US and get the current and extended forecast, complete with a satellite image. Where in the world is it cold in August? Find out with Netcast's stats on current weather conditions in major cities around the world. If you need a forecast fast, Netcast has it.


Why Are There Rainbows?
What's a double rainbow? Did you know that if you and your friend look at a rainbow together, you are each seeing a different rainbow? When sailors see a rainbow in the morning, what should they do? Discover what makes the seven colors of the rainbow so spectacular and how to make your own rainbows right in your classroom or at home. Follow the rainbow to http:// covis.atmos.uiuc.edu/ guide/ optics/ rainbows/ html/ rainbow.html for a pot of golden information. (This site is no longer available.)

Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page
Be prepared for any kind of weather when you visit Wild Dan the Weatherman's on-line handbook to meteorology. Dan provides lots of cool graphics, including a current view of Earth from space and a video clip of clouds in motion. Don't understand those lines, dashes and colors you see on weather maps? Don'tworry, Dan explains them all. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, you can email Dan directly, or you can follow the links he provides in the A-Z Weather Index to the topic of your choice. Grab your shades and hop onto the nearest browser at www.wildwildweather.com.


Dear Amy: How can you find different places to go on the Web besides magazines and newspaper articles? - Liana, Arvada, CO

Dear Liana: There are websites with lists of starting points just for kids. One that I like at http:// www.alaska.net/ ~steel/ coolpls.html is called Cool Places For Kids. If you want to find places yourself, go to Yahooligans at http://kids.yahoo.com. It's a database of websites just for kids. All you do is type in a word that describes the topic you are interested in and it will give you back a list of websites to visit. (The first site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: I want to find things on the Web that are written in Spanish. Do you know how I could do that? - Rodrigo, San Jose, CA

Dear Rodrigo: The Web really is worldwide, so you can find pages created by people in nearly every country in the world. With your parent's supervision, go to one of the search engines like Webcrawler www.webcrawler.com or AltaVista www.altavista.com and enter the word "bienviendos" (welcome), or any search word in the language you wish to read. For sites in two languages try the word "bilingual" as a search word.

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