Hang with the Gargoyles
Before they were cartoon characters, gargoyles hung out for hundreds of years on the churches of Europe. Find out why these strange, mythical creatures were so important in the life and religion of the Middle Ages by visiting the gargoyle "museum" at http:// web.lemoyne.edu/ ~begieral/ museum.html You can stroll through the galleries and see tons of photographs of the scariest and most bizarre statues in the world. You can also learn about Gothic architecture. What are you waiting for? Let the gargoyle hunt begin! (This site is no longer available.)
If you like science, then you probably love to experiment, right? Whether you dream of creating a cure for the common cold or inventing the next Frankenstein, you need to apply your knowledge to understand the laws of nature. And at Online Experiments, you can do exactly that, without the worry of shrinking your little brother or turning your pet hamster into a goat. By surfing to http:// 126.96.36.199/Experiments.html you'll discover how to find your blind spot, and why "raspberry shakes" are best enjoyed alone. From static electricity to radio waves, you're bound to make some cool discoveries. Do you think you're the next Einstein? Then bring your favorite lab coat and safety glasses to the Web, and get ready to learn! (This site is no longer available.)
How Do They Make Stained Glass?
The Kokomo Opalescent Glass company has put a tour of its glass plant online and invites you to visit. Come on over to www.kog.com click "Take the Tour" and watch these skilled workers make beautifully colored glass for use in lamps and all kinds of other things. Workers use ladles-a long, handheld, spoonlike tool weighing approximately 35 pounds-to measure ingredients and carry the molten glass. From your computer you can stay cool while you watch these artisans work with glass as it comes out of ovens where the temperature gets up to 2400 degrees Farenheit. Who says that you can't go on any more field trips since school's out? You won't even have to pack a lunch.
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1. Which college supports the gargoyle museum?
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Dear Amy: We have tried to download games to play off the Web, but we do not know how to get the plug-ins to work for us.-Grade2A Detectives, Dandridge, TN
Dear Grade 2A Detectives: Plug-ins and helper applications have to be installed in the right place in order for your browser software to find and use them. Go to http://home.netscape.com/download/index.html and click on "Download Components" to check out the list of Netscape's downloads and helper applications page. Go to the home page of the plug-in or helper application for trouble-shooting advice. (This site is no longer available.)