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Brains, Guts and Bones
Wait, it's not a horror show; it's the human body! With the help of Java software, you can use the interactive anatomy site at www.innerbody.com to explore this fascinating realm of flesh and bones. Just click on any body-part illustration to open the door to all of the body's systems: skeletal, cardiovascular, digestive and more. Using the "X-ray" images and animations, you'll learn all about how the body works-everything from why our blood looks blue through our skin to how many tons of food it takes for the average person to stay alive. With all this poking around in the human body, you can't help but become a "virtual surgeon." Scrub up and log in! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)


Robot WarsRobot Wars combines technology with technical endurance and survival skills. If you're ready to see robots lock lug nuts, then the Robot Wars Web site is the place for you. Short-circuit over to www.robotwars.com to learn why this sport is a unique blend of art, theater and engineering. The site contains hundreds of photos of robots from around the world, as well as information on upcoming events and robot war rules. You'll meet such popular contestants as Turtle Roadkiller, Wedge of Doom, Biohazard and the Snake. And if you're interested in entering your own fighting robot, the Frequently Asked Questions will go a long way in getting you started. Get ready to rumble! (This site is no longer available.)


Science of Cycling
The Science of Cycling Web site allows you to explore the workings of your bike in ways you never imagined. Pedal over to www.exploratorium.edu/ cycling and you'll be immersed in the exciting world of cycling. Women's cross-country champion Ruthie Matthes and bicycle frame-builder Paolo Salvagione will help you understand the culture and physics of this activity. Interactive media will show you the aerodynamics of the bike frame, the forces of braking and steering, and the workings behind drives and gears. Fill up your water bottle and wear your favorite cycling jersey. It's time to ride!



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When you know the answers to the questionsbelow, enter your answers. If you are correct, you will become a "4KidsDetective of the Week." If a question is not answered it is considered wrong.Good luck.

1. Name the upper bone in the arm?

Sternum
Humerus
Claricle
2. Human-powered bicycles go how for on 100 calories?
3 miles
280 feet
85 meters
3. Who won the award for the strangest robot in 1997?
Defiant, James Underwood
Thumper, Bob Gross
Snake, Mark Setrakian


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Dear Amy: I am a 9-year-old girl. I want to know if I have a future in the computer field.-Mindy Sena, Apple Valley, CA

Dear Mindy: I think you have a very bright future, and more girls should be interested in computers. All kids should. It seems as if computers are everywhere! If you have an interest in science or technology, you can start using it now. Go to Computer Lessons for Kids and Small Adults at www2.magmacom.com/ ~dsleeth/ kids/ lessons/ starter.htm to learn more about how computers work. While I was searching, I found a cool site about careers for kids called Futurescan www.futurescan.com. This site will help you to set your priorities and get started on a path toward a great career. (These sites are no longer available, but you might enjoy www.girlsareit.org.)

Dear Amy: You showed some homework sites for math, but I need some help with chemistry.-Dana, Rochester, NY

Dear Dana: If chemistry is a mystery, then check out CHEMystery at http:// tqd.advanced.org/ 3659. It's like having your textbook online and was created by high school students for the 1996 ThinkQuest contest. For example, you can go to the periodic table and click on an element to bring up all its properties. I wish more of our textbooks could be online. It's awesome.(This site is no longer available.)

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