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Explore the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
How does a mummy become a mummy? Who was King Tut? Get the answers to these and other questions by exploring the Web sites on Ancient Egypt. First, meet Rosetta Stone at www.clevelandart.org/kids/egypt, your guide to an archeological adventure. You can "ask the mummy" for all kinds of facts about mummies and pyramids, print out cool Egyptian art, and even build your own pharaoh's mask! Then, to find out more about the most famous Egyptian King, check out www1.usa1.com/ ~madartis/ egypt/ egypt.html where you will find the Treasures of Tutankhamun. You'll see the golden treasures found in Tut's tomb and learn why Egypt's kings were buried with all their favorite furniture! And did you know that Ancient Egyptians didn't use letters? Instead, they wrote with pictures and symbols called hieroglyphs. You can learn hieroglyphics and use them to send secret messages to your friends at www1.torstar.com/ rom/ egypt the hieroglyphs translator. Only you, your Web-wise friends and the ancient Egyptians will be able to read your secret message. (The last two sites are no longer available.)


Let Your Fingers Do the T alking
Calling all aspiring puppeteers! Have you ever wondered what to do with that lonely sock when its match disappears in the dryer? Or those old gloves that were never quite warm enough? At http:// fox.nstn.ca/ ~puppets/ activity.html you can learn how to make all kinds of creative puppets out of fabric scraps, or even paper! Get tips on ventriloquism, or find out how to get rave reviews on your own puppet show. Any questions? Ask the Professor, your on-line puppet adviser. Even send in your own original puppet play. Move over, Grover! (This site is no longer available.)


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1. What does Rosetta Stone do at her Web site?

She's a doctor
She's a student
She's a guide
2. The Egyptian hieroglyphic writing system consists of how many picture signs?
About 80
Several hundred
Several thousand
3. Which school sent 3 skits to the On-Line Theatre?
White Church Elementary
Cordley Elementary
Deerfield Elementary
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Dear Amy: I'm designing my own Web page, but my mom says that it's not safe to put in my name, address, E-mail address, photos of me, and other "personal" info. How come? --Evan, Milpitas, CA

Dear Evan: Your mom is right to be concerned. Putting up a picture of yourself and your name seems OK but some bad people are really tricky. Here's what I would do. Use a cool nickname rather than your real name and list all of the things that interest you, instead of stuff about yourself. Things like your favorite music, hobbies, sports, movies and books. What's special about your interests will make for a special Web page. For some safety tips on how to use the Internet check out www.uoknor.edu/oupd/kidsafe/start.htm. (This Web site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: When I go to certain places on the Internet, I want to print some of the things out. I have no clue how to print anything out on the Internet. What do I do? --Sara, Delphi, IN

Dear Sara: It's easy to print things from the Internet. All browser software supports printing and will print out whatever is displayed in the active window or frame. Most browser software will even let you add page numbers to the printout. So when you are ready to print, just click the print button and you can print pictures and all. Check the whole Web page before you print because it could be really long.



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