Exporing the Planets
Since humankind's very beginnings, planets have been observed and documented in the hope that one day we can fully understand the workings of the universe. What have these observations revealed? That's exactly what you'll find out at Exploring the Planets. By beaming out to www.nasm.si.edu/ceps/etp you'll have the opportunity to check out data, charts, maps and pictures depicting our interaction with outer space. You can rummage through lunar photographs, speed out to Mars in the Viking spacecraft, or test your star power at the Space Quiz. At Exploring the Planets, you'll be in command of a moon patrol in no time. Are you ready for your tour of duty?
Hang with the MaMaMedia Gang No matter how computer-wise you are, the MaMaMedia gang is the place to go. This site, at www.mamamedia.com is jam-packed with interactive gadgets that'll make MaMaMedia your favorite place to hang in cyberspace. There are cartoons, games, music, new friends, art...everything! You never can be sure what's behind a name like "surprise," "zap" or "romp," but you'll have fun exploring-and you'll always find something cool. It's all designed to get you rockin' on the Web. Soon you'll be creating your own stuff to send in to MaMaMedia. Click it!
The Great Sioux Nation
With roots in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Great Sioux Nation spread across the sweeping prairie, living in harmony with the earth. Now you can follow their glorious history and culture at the Guide to the Great Sioux Nation. Trailblaze out to www.travelsd.com/history/sioux/sioux.htm and you'll discover the people and places that have captured kids' imaginations in such films as "Dances With Wolves." Take a journey across the Badlands, pay tribute at the Crazy Horse Memorial, or go back in time with such leaders as Sitting Bull and Red Cloud. You#39ll find porcupine quills, colorful beadwork, paintings and historical artifacts. Get ready for a taste of the past, from a people of spirituality and tradition! (This site is no longer available.)
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1. How long is a year on Mercury?
Dear Frank: A great place for lots of pictures is The Amazing Picture Machine at www.ncrtec.org/ picture.htmYou can type in a keyword and search for anything or click on one of the hotlinks that go directly to the source of the pictures. Remember, just because something is on the Web doesn't mean it's OK for you to use on your Web page. :-( When you use other people's pictures or words, always ask for written permission and give them credit. Look on the Web site for an e-mail link to the Webmaster if it isn't clear how to ask. For more information on copyright laws, see the Copyright Clearance Center at www.copyright.com.
Dear Amy: Is there a place on the Web where I can get the latest football scores?-Mike, Pocatello, ID
Dear Mike: There's a Web site that can do more than that! The Nando Sports Server at www.nando.net/ SportServer/ moresports will link you up to every kind of sport: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, pro and college. You can check out the pictures of your favorite players, too. If you missed the big game, sometimes they even post the play-by-play. (This site is no longer available.)