Games Kids Play
"Red Rover, Red Rover," send your Web browser right over to www.gameskidsplay.net where you can find descriptions and rules to more than 250 games, jump-rope rhymes and activities. No, you won't find any board games here, but you will find lots of fantastic games you can play inside, outside, by yourself or with your friends. The Games Kids Play site will give you plenty of ideas and will settle any disputes about rules. At the site you can even submit your own game ideas and they will be added to the list with your name attached. Just imagine, years from now everyone could be playing a game you thought of. You don't have to ask, "Captain, May I?" or "What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?" because the "Red Light" is green and it's time to start playing a new game. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
Being a teen is tough, right? Not anymore, thanks to Techno Teen, one of the hippest sites on the Net for young adults. By surfing out to http://technoteen.studentcenter.org/teen.php you'll get the lowdown on dress codes, traveling to new places, and throwing that over-the-top holiday party for your friends. If you're interested in talking, Techno Teen helps you find pen pals on the Net, while its chat zone lets you speak to your new friends in real time. Still have more to say? Then check into Dr. Love's office, as he answers your toughest questions about teen-age crushes. The site also contains poems, essays and advice columns written by and for teen-agers. So gather your friends and cruise out to Techno Teen. And get ready for a party! (This site is no longer available.)
Before the Ninja Turtle, a more famous Leonardo lived in Italy hundreds of years ago. He was an artist, inventor and scientist who helped to change the way we see the world. If you're into science and inventing, check out the "Inventor's Workshop" to learn about the basics of machines and tools that began in Leonardo's time and are still being used today. You can follow in the footsteps of this Renaissance man by visiting the Exploring Leonardo site at www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeoHomePage.html and then maybe you can figure out why Mona Lisa is smiling.
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1. When did Leonardo become fascinated with machines?
Dear Alan: If your local newspaper is online, you might be able to find a job advertised in the classifieds on its Web site. Some big companies post job listings on their own Web pages, so you may want to check there, too. If you would like more information about how to search for all kinds of jobs, get help writing a resume or prepare for your first interview, check out JobSmart at http://jobstar.org. Good luck in your search!
Dear Amy: When I go to some of the Web search engines, they say you can use Boolean operators. What are they? -Nancy, Cheyenne, WY
Dear Nancy: I don't recommend that kids use search engines without their parents' permission because even when you use a common keyword like "dog" for a search, you get back all kinds of Web pages that you don't want. You and your parents can narrow your search down by using Boolean operators (AND, OR and NOT) between your search words. So your keywords might be "dog AND care." Not all the search engines operate the same way, so check out the help page on your favorite search engine to learn how to use it better.