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Gear Up for Simple Machines Issue Date: 05-04-2003

Cool Spots imageNothing is simple about Edheads' Simple Machines at www.edheads.org/
activities/simple-machines
. This site is jammin' with cool information about simple machines found in and around the house. In the Toolshed, you'll learn about compound machines: two or more machines working together to get the job done. Interactive games teach you how to identify different machines and the jobs they do. Use the glossary if you find any terms that you've forgotten or don't understand. This site is simply wonderful. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines
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Inventor Haven Issue Date: 03-16-2003

Cool Spots imageInvention at Play at www.inventionatplay
.org
lets you peer inside the minds of people such as James McLurkin, who built his first robot at 15. Read about McLurkin's and other inventors' stories. The Invention Playhouse has four interactive games that stretch your imagination. Construct a track with objects such as coils, pipes and hammers, and experiment with ways to get the tinker ball to the goal. You can add to Word Play, an ongoing story about invention, or be a cloud dreamer and design a cloud.

Visit: www.inventionatplay.org
User Rating: 3.098337950139stars
722 users rated this site
Tricky Trade Issue Date: 01-26-2003

Cool Spots imageDon\'t Buy It: Get Media Smart at http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit. Advertisers use tricks to sell products, including leaving hamburgers raw in the center so they look plump and juicy. Check out weird products, such as the Pet Rock, and see whether they were \"hot\" or \"snot.\" Also discover the secret of using technology to create the perfect body for a magazine cover. A junk food quiz tells you some facts that you might not want to know about your favorite snacks. Be sure to meet Nick Salter, who is fighting for commercial-free public schools.

Visit: http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit
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380 users rated this site
Get Smartz Issue Date: 10-27-2002

Cool Spots imageWhen you think you've seen all there is to see online, go to NetSmartz at www.netsmartz.org. It provides excitement on the Web for everyone. If you fancy games, you'll like Webville Roundup and Where's Clicky. For daring kids, there is Clicky's Challenge, Name That Outlaw and the game show "Who's Your Friend on the Internet?" You can give your desktop a face-lift with free icons, wallpaper and screen savers. And refresh your NetSmartz about the dos and don'ts of using the Web.

Visit: www.netsmartz.org
User Rating: 3.110335191062stars
716 users rated this site
Rockin' Robotics Issue Date: 07-28-2002

Cool Spots imageRobots come alive at The Tech Museum's Robotics Web site at www.thetech.org/robotics. Explore the fascinating history of robotics at Universal Robots. Machines and Man examines some tough ethical questions. If you are into making robots, you'll love the work of four California artists in Robot Art. At Your Command lets you navigate a remotely operated vehicle on Earth or on the moon with the help of a cool Shockwave-based game. You'll also find fun facts at the Robotics TimeLine.

Visit: www.thetech.org/robotics
User Rating: 2.7800687285226stars
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