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Learn about Our Ocean Planet
Take a tour of the Smithsonian Museum's Ocean Planet exhibit at http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html. Click on any room of the map to open the door to an underwater world where you can hear the creatures of the sea, explore the ocean floor in underwater research vessels, and learn about how the ocean affects EVERYONE in the world-even if you don't live by it! And don't leave the "museum' without meeting some of the heroes who have helped to rescue the oceans from pollution and other abuses. They have some great ideas for what you can do to help, too. Do you have more ideas for what we can do for the oceans and their inhabitants? Be sure to put a 'message in a bottle' and get your ideas floating around the world.


Grab A Tiger by the TailAs this site loads, you'll see two feline eyes staring at you. Don't be alarmed; it's just one of the great pics at www.savethetigerfund.org. The "Tiger Adventure" link is a sleuthing safari where you can solve a mystery. You'll need to learn all you can about these big cats, because there is a terrific reward waiting once you've solved the puzzle. Visit the Tiger Information Center to learn what kids can do to save tigers from extinction. You can even write the tiger expert, Annie. This is a site you'll definitely want to pounce on.


World War I: Trenches On the Web
For the military buff or history hound in each of us, World War I: Trenches on the Web offers an online look at one of the most brutal chapters of modern history. By marching out to www.worldwar1.com one can explore an era when kingdoms began to crumble and new nations arose from those ashes. Whether you're flying across Europe with the Red Baron, listening in to the "shot heard round the world," or taking cover in a naval battle, you can be sure that this is as close as you'll get to the real thing. Trenches on the Web also offers a reference library , a discus-sion forum and online assistance for students.



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1. Ocean Planet is a part of which Smithsonian Museum?

National Museum of Air and Space
National Museum of Oceans and Seas
National Museum of Natural History
2. When did World War I erupt?
1912
1914
1916
3. In which country do most wild Siberian Tigers live?
Russia
Ukrane
China

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Dear Amy: Hello! I'm a fourth-grade bilingual teacher. My classroom will be hooked up to the Internet this year. Any ideas on Web sites that would be accessible for bilingual students?-Laura Talwar, Palo Alto, CA

Dear Ms. Talwar: Since the World Wide Web connects nearly every country in the world, using the Web to help teach foreign language is an awesome idea. It's getting more common to see flags of other countries at the top of the home pages that let you choose another language. A Web site that might help is Project Central America at www.adventureonline.com/pca. Click on the "teaching materials" and the "language tutor" links. Also, if you are building a home page, they tell you how to link your page to their foreign language phrases. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: I was wondering if you could tell me, and everyone reading, what the top 10 coolest places on the Web are?-Kyle, Colesburg, IA

Dear Kyle: It's boring to search the Web and not find anything interesting for kids. :-( A cool place to start is at www.scout.cs.wisc.edu/scout/KIDS/index.html called Kids Identifying and Discovering Sites. Kids in classrooms around the nation select and review sites according to some tough criteria. There have to be at least 10 cool sites to choose from! :-) (This site is no longer available.)

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