An Appointment With Dr. Rabbit Elephants have eight of these and each one is as big as a brick; what are they? If you said teeth, you're right! Elephants, humans and others with access to the WWW can visit http://kids-world.colgatepalmolive.com the Dr. Rabbit's No Cavities Clubhouse. Here you can play games, color pictures, and learn about how to take care of those friends in your mouth. There's even a place to let the tooth fairy know about lost teeth. Just flash that pearly white smile to get in and watch out for the plaque monster who's looking to attack defenseless teeth. (This site is no longer available.)
The Klingon Language Institute Have you ever wanted to learn Klingon, that fabled language from the Star Trek series? Whether you're a Trekkie or a linguist, you're going to love the offerings at the Klingon Language Institute. While hanging out, you can search the Klingon archives for key phrases, or download some Klingon sounds to get a real taste for this futuristic dialect. You'll also find out how to choose your Klingon name, how to translate your own name or favorite word into Klingon, and how to pronounce every word in this fascinating language. There's even a Klingon dictionary and real-time chat! After surfing this site, you'll be shouting "jIyaj," or "I understand." Ready to learn your first space age language? It's time to navigate the Enterprise out to www.kli.org.
The Phantom of the Opera Did you know that legend says there really was a Phantom of the Opera? Here's your chance to learn about the author, read about the novel, and experience the sights and sounds of being at some of the finest opera houses. Visit the famous "Place de Opera," where the masterpiece is set. Read what the author learned about the real Phantom. Venture out to http:// phantom.skywalk.com if you're not afraid of the Phantom of the Opera. (This site is no longer available.)
This 4Kids Detective game has expired. To play the current Kid Quest Challenge, go to www.4Kids.org/kidquest.
1. When was the author of the "The Phantom of the Opera" born?
Dear Jayme: Putting a picture on the Web takes several steps. To get the picture into ''digital'' form so the computer can read it, you have to scan it. If your school doesn't have a scanner, a local photocopy store might. Remember, scanning the picture at the lowest resolution (72 dpi) will make the picture file small so it will load fast on your Web page. Next, convert your file into either gif and jpeg format with one of these programs. If you have a PC you can download lviewpro at ftp:// ftp.std.com/ ftp/ vendors/ mmedia/ lview/ Macintosh users can go to http:// wwwhost.ots.utexas.edu/ mac/ and get GraphicConverter. Once the image is converted, make the link on your Web page and upload the picture file to your Web server. (These downloadable files are outdated.)
Dear Amy: My class is working on a Web page. Can you give us some ideas? --Valerie, Des Moines, IA
Dear Valerie: There are lots of things you can put on your Web site: pictures of your school, the principal and the school's mascot or seal. You could have a calendar of upcoming events, the latest sports scores, or an announcement of a school play so people in your town can check out your page for the latest news. Links to Web sites that your classmates like are good too. To see what other schools have done or for some more help, go to Web 66 at http:// web66.coled.umn.edu. (This site is no longer available.)