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Go Green
Whether you've got money on the mind or are hoping to watch your savings grow for the future, Moneyopolis is the ultimate site for cash-smart kids. Bring your piggybank out to www.moneyopolis.com and hang with other kids as you learn about managing your hard-earned dollars and cents. The Moneyopolis game places you in a town where money and math smarts are rewarded. With $600 in your back pocket, you'll have to decide where to put your new-found riches. Should you head to the mall or make a trip to the bank? At My Money, you'll create a budget by activating worksheets to keep track of how much cash you earn and spend. By getting the lowdown on your greenbacks, you might be able to buy that new mountain bike or snowboard sooner than you think. Join the millionaire's club today! (This site is no longer available.)

A Whale of a Site From the bowhead to the blue, whales are among the most majestic animals of the sea. At WhaleNet, you'll get the opportunity to learn more about these ocean mammals up-close. Dive in at http:// whale.wheelock.edu and spend a day on a whale watch, experiencing the sites and sounds of being at one with a killer whale or right whale. Be sure to pack sun screen and a pair of binoculars! At the WhaleNet Slide Show, you'll also get to play with seals and swim with the sharks. A satellite tagging program through the New England Aquarium lets you follow blue whales, elephant seals and loggerhead turtles. Don't forget to play What's It, a game in which you have to guess on the many unusual and interesting things that live in the ocean. It's time to check out some whale tales! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)



Reach the Peak
Glistening with silver lakes, snow-capped peaks and golden sunrises, Rocky Mountain National Park is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. Thanks to its Web site, you can now stand atop the continental divide and experience the grandeur for yourself at http://rockymountainnationalpark.com. For adventurers and outdoor-lovers, a section on hiking includes maps and trail info, plus tips on snowshoeing in the winter. Animal lovers will find facts and photos of the park's many inhabitants, including elk, beavers, eagles and coyotes. In addition to this, you'll find resources on camping, fishing, mountain climbing and driving at the park. Strap on those snowshoes and head for the Colorado Rockies!

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Be a 4Kids Detective

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. How many years old is the whale Metompkin?

3
9
14
2. For my money, Step 1 of financial planning is?
Where did my money go?
Where can I get some money?
What do you want?
3. When did the area become Rocky Mountain National Park?
1915
1919
1924





Ask Amy
Dear Amy: Where can I find some sites about social studies?--Marshall, Lake Charles, Iowa
Dear Marshall: I am always looking for sites that help me with my homework, too. Sometimes it's hard to find a site that matches up with what your teacher wants. I always find lots of great sites that help me at TrackStar: http://trackstar.4teachers.org The site is really for teachers to build lists of Web sites but, as a student, you can select your grade and a topic, then type in a keyword to search. The search engine returns Tracks that contain several Web sites on the topic. Cool, eh?

Dear Amy: Do you know any sites for kids that have things to do with farming?--Danielle, Damar, Kan.
Dear Danielle: Since farming is a wide-open topic :-) I found three sites that are good places to visit. To get a real picture of what a farmer might do each season of the year, check out Jim's Farming Page at http:// toybox.asap.net/ farmsite/ field.html. If you're interested in pictures and information about farm animals, take a look at Oklahoma State University's Breeds of Livestock page at www.ansi.okstate.edu/ breeds. But if you want the latest news on farming that might help you with a report in school, get connected with Agriculture Online at www.agriculture.com. (The first site is no longer available.)

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