The Big Sing-A-Long Googol Press produces music that encourages people to get active and think big. Follow the sounds of song out to www.googolpress.com and enjoy a new wave of children's music. The site contains Real Audio sound bytes, lyrics and sheet music for a variety of tunes. Laugh along with "Babies and Butterflies," dance a heartfelt jig to "Rockabye Love" or get scary and "Say 'Boo.'" By clicking on any song title, you can see the lyrics to that song and play along on your guitar or piano. Don't forget to swing by the Jungle Jazz Joint Jam, a collection of swinging jazz tunes featuring an animal's perspective of life in the jungle. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
Join the Fossil Hunters No bones about it: Hunting for fossils is fascinating. Now you can join the latest expedition! Lee Berger is a young paleoanthropologist who's really excited to share his work with you. He will guide you across the dry plains of Botswana, Africa, to look in fossil hot spots. Just set your compass on www.nationalgeographic.com/ outpost and start your mission to discover our early ancestors. Interactive tools will keep you digging into the fabulous fossil world. Hear the announcement of the discovery of an ancient human footprint, and check out what our ancient predecessors ate (bugs!?). This expedition just might turn you into an amateur archaeologist.Drilling for Dollars Between 1863 and 1911, John D. Rockefeller conquered and ruled the American oil industry, and now you can find out how. Drill for your fortune at The John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil Co. Web site, www.micheloud.com/ FXM/ SO. The site is an exhaustive resource on the golden era of oil, covering everything from the discovery of oil to the rise of the Standard Oil Co. to the Sherman Antitrust Act. The site's photos, biographies and letters will bring the reality of the oil era straight to your computer. From government laws to museums and galleries, the legacy of this chapter in history is still being felt today. Rockefeller used industrial spying, monopoly tactics and codes of silence to build his fortune. This could be the slickest site on the Web! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
1. How much oil did the first oil wells produce per day?
Dear Amy: What are PDF files and should I download them?--Alex, Pueblo, Colo.Dear Alex: Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) was created so that any PDF document will keep the same look and feel the designer intended even when someone downloads it from the Web and looks at it on another kind of computer. A good example of using a PDF is the sheet music visitors might download from a music Web site. Musicians can print out the sheet music without any special fonts and it will look exactly as it should. To print out or view PDF files you will need the free Acrobat Reader software from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader.
Dear Amy: Can I e-mail everybody in the world?--Kristen, Newark, N.J. Dear Kristen: That sounds fun, but it's not a good idea to e-mail everyone even if you could. Sending unwanted e-mail is spamming and uses up Internet resources. How about learning to say hello in other languages instead? Go to the Internet Public Library at http://ipl.org/div/hello and click on the audio link to hear the words spoken or read the phrase with the pronunciation guide. It's fun to do and you can learn about a country's culture, customs and traditional clothes, too.