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Tilting Tower Issue Date: 02-18-2007

Cool Spots imageThe Leaning Tower of Pisa, an architectural wonder, can be explored at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pisa. The tower was built with a weak foundation, which was evident when the first three stories began to lean. Discover how architects attempted to right their wrong in Pisa Panorama. Where It Stands Today explains how the Pisa Commission still works to keep the tower from collapsing, one inch at a time. The virtual-gravity experiments in The Galileo Games will boggle your brain. Do not miss Rescuing World Monuments where you can learn how other structures are kept in tip-top shape around the globe.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pisa
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Get Clued In Issue Date: 01-07-2007

Cool Spots imageHarness your brainpower to solve pictoral mysteries by playing Who Is That? at www.funbrain.com/who. Photos of U.S. presidents, famous mathematicians and scientists adorn this site. Choose from four different levels of difficulty to determine how many clues you will be given on your quest to indentify well-known figures in American history. Pick your category and level to begin. Pictures pop up alongside important clues that will help you along. A tally of your correct and incorrect answers is kept at the top of the screen. See how many you can get right today!

Visit: www.funbrain.com/who
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A Hanukkah Dedication Issue Date: 12-24-2006

Cool Spots imageThe Jewish Festival of Lights is only a click away at www.ort.org/ort/hanukkah/index.html. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Hellenist Syrians. With blessings and the lighting of the Menorah, Jews all over the world celebrate Hanukkah, the Hebrew term for dedication. This holiday provides Jews with a time to focus on their faith and to honor Jewish traditions, including fabulous food. Delicious latkes and sufganiyot help tantalize the taste buds at this holiday dinner table. Games are also an important part of this celebration, so spin the dreidel to test your luck today!

Visit: www.ort.org/ort/hanukkah/index.html
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Kool Kwanzaa Issue Date: 12-24-2006

Cool Spots imageJoin in a seven-day celebration called Kwanzaa at thekulturekidz.com/kwanzaa. Based on ancient African festivals, this holiday was created for African-Americans to remind them of their history. Find out the special meaning behind the black, red and green Kwanzaa colors or read up on the Nguzo Saba. Practice your Swahili language skills as you learn about the Kwanzaa symbols. When you are ready to take a break for some fun, print out pages to color as you honor this holiday.

Visit: thekulturekidz.com/kwanzaa
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Roaming Romans Issue Date: 11-26-2006

Cool Spots imageTravel back in time to when Rome conquered Britain at www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans. Discover what times were like before the Roman invasions and why the Romans made attempts to gain so many territories. Arm yourself with Roman soldier knowledge when you learn what weapons they had and how they used them to conquer their enemies. Roman families and children stayed at home during conquests, but their lives weren't easy. Learn all about their religion and myths, then browse through Roman Remains to see how they changed the world.

Visit: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans
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