A world of giant animal robots awaits at the Robot Zoo, where mammal meets machine! Automated giraffes, rhinos and platypuses will dazzle you with their mechanical body parts and computerized brains. While the real Robot Zoo exhibit travels across America, you can play with these robo-animals online at www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/robotzoo. By looking at nature through the eyes of an engineer, you'll find out why a chameleon changes colors, how a housefly walks on ceilings, and how the grasshopper hops and flies. You can download pictures of these cool animals, including an all-too-real squid, or you can find out when the Robot Zoo exhibit visits a city close to you. And just like the city zoo, remember not to feed the animals, and keep an eye out for the bats! Discover a digital wild kingdom now.
Science Made Simple When it comes to science, kids always have plenty of questions, but finding the right answers can sometimes be tough. Science Made Simple at www.sciencemadesimple.com makes science understandable and fun! Why is the sky blue? How does an airplane fly? Why don't spiders stick to their own webs? You'll find out the answers to these questions and get the lowdown on static electricity, the mystery of making paper from pulp, and more natural phenomena like global warming and the dreaded end of the universe. Science Made Simple includes great projects and experiments, too. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
Even Your Mummy Will Like This One!
So you thought that new discoveries about Ancient Egypt were ancient history? Wrong. Put on your pith helmet and dig into www.thebanmappingproject.com to be a part of the latest discoveries in egyptology. Shine a light into KV5, the latest (and one of the greatest) of the pharaohs' tombs to be discovered. With more than 100 chambers to explore, the archeologists are just getting started and you can get in on the action! Learn how the organs of royalty were preserved in special urns and find out who (and what) was buried in the Valley of the Kings. More than a lesson in ancient culture, the Theban Mapping Project will also help you keep up on the future of archeology. Can you dig it?
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1. How many bones are in a giraffe's neck?
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