Traditional children's stories come to life online at Aesop's Fables, where you'll meet the cats, mice, frogs and goats who star in these fun tales. The Web site is brought to you by the students at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, who've illustrated the fables in traditional and modern styles. Race along with the tortoise and the hare to www.umass.edu/ acco/ projects/ aesop Read such classics as the Goose With the Golden Eggs, the Lion and the Mouse, and the Milkmaid and Her Pail. Just keep an eye out for the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing! (This site is no longer available.)
Cracking the CodeYou hear in the news, people saying things about gene testing and gene therapy. What does it all mean? Blast into the 21st century now by joining the generation of scientists who are "Cracking the Code." High-tech biomedical research meets high-tech multimedia in this interactive Web site exploring the amazing frontiers of gene science. Just park your test tube at www.pbs.org/wnet/innovation where it's all explained for you. Here's what's waiting under the microscope: lots of cool Shockwave animations, photos and stories about real people whose lives have been changed by these new medical innovations. You'll be surprised how the world is changing now that we're starting to unlock the secrets of the building blocks of life. This technology is the future of science, and this Web site is a fun place to learn all about it!
Discovering Lewis & Clark
Explore the Wild West on the Internet at PBS' Lewis and Clark Web site. Connected with Ken Burns' film, "The Journey of the Corps of Discovery," this is the place to get the lowdown on the rigorous journey through the American West. Point your compass toward www.pbs.org/ lewisandclark and lose yourself in a world of natural wonders and the cultures of Native America. You'll hear historians give their thoughts on the expedition and read the journals of the corps. Try the Language Chain Activity to see if you have what it takes to communicate with the Indian tribes, or try leading your own western-bound expedition. You can even download a Lewis and Clark screensaver for your computer. Get ready to blaze your own trail through America's most rugged mountains, rivers and forests!
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1. Who won the race in "The Hare and the Tortoise" fable?
Dear Melissa: One of my favorite bookmarks is My Homework Helper at www.refdesk.com/ homework.html. It has tons of links listed by subjects like math, literature and science, and it even suggests links by the grade you are in at school. If you are looking for a specific topic, like earthquakes, you may have to use a search engine, but ask your parents for permission first.
Dear Amy: My homepage is on AOL. I built it by filling out a form and if I change to another service provider, I'll lose it. What can I do?-Phillip, Stockton, CA
Dear Phillip: I know you don't want to lose all your hard work. Any browser will let you save the words on your page and the HTML code when you save the page as a source in your browser. To make your page look and work the same on another server you'll need the artwork (gifs or jpegs) and you'll have to change some of the HTML code for the new server. You can buy programs that help, but it's pretty easy to learn if you go to HTML Headquarters at http://home1.gte.net/ gerow Good luck. (This site is no longer available.)