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Turn It On and Tune In Issue Date: 06-15-2008

Cool Spots imageChase the boredom blues away at Activity TV, www.activitytv.com. Future builders, jewelry makers, scientists, artists and many others will find projects designed with their interests in mind. Break out your wand and top hat in Magic, where you can find tricks to mesmerize your friends and family members. If your room needs a makeover, find cool projects like building a cork bar, making a fashion pillow or a pirate lampshade. With so many choices, you are certain to find the perfect way to keep yourself busy.

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Race Days Issue Date: 01-28-2007

Cool Spots imageRev your engines and join the greatest amateur racing event in the world at www.aasbd.org, when you compete in the Soap Box Derby. Step one: Make your Soap Box Derby car. Getting Started is the place to find out the rules and more information on car kits and parts. Then you need to find a race near you and decide which division you should compete in. There are three separate divisions for racers of different skills, weights and ages. To learn more about this youth racing program, check out About Us. Hop behind the wheel for a great time today!

Visit: www.aasbd.org
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Fancy Folding Issue Date: 11-12-2006

Cool Spots imagePrint and fold a zoo of paper creatures at www.tammyyee.com/origami.html. If you are feeling swimmingly creative, make an ocean diorama with dolphins and whales. Fold your own decorations for almost any holiday, including a turkey and pilgrim's hat for Thanksgiving. For more printable fun, be sure to scroll through the Puzzles and Coloring sections. Ready for a challenge? Follow the link to Merlin's Castle, for instructions on how to build an amazing paper castle, complete with knights and a working drawbridge. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.tammyyee.com/origami.html
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A Crease in Time Issue Date: 07-10-2005

Cool Spots imageDiscover a different form of art with Exploring Origami at www.exploratorium.org/exploring/paper. Origami, the art of paper folding, began in China. To learn more of its history, visit Sadako Sasaki. In Openback Twist Octagons, you can read about tessellations and the importance they play in origami design. In Flasher Hat, view a RealVideo clip of an origami hat design. Before you can master this art form, you've got to master the basics. Try This contains a step-by-step, pictorial guide to Making Paper Airplanes. No scissors allowed!

Visit: www.exploratorium.org/exploring/paper
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Odds and Ends Issue Date: 12-12-2004

Cool Spots imageThe options are endless when it comes to the items you can collect. Collections represent something unique about you. Smithsonian Education at http://smithsonianeducation.org/
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offers great tips to help you start or maintain your own collection. The site also includes a sneak peek into the museum's collection of rocks, minerals, stamps and coins. Smithsonian geologist Mike Wise will help you explore what being a geologist is all about. Also, check out Reel People for videos showcasing some of the objects people collect.

Visit: http://smithsonianeducation.org/students/idealabs/amazing_collections.html
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