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Plug In And Play Issue Date: 02-20-2000

Cool Spots imageFrom rhythm and blues to rock 'n' roll, the arrival of the electric guitar changed the music world forever. At the Lemelson Center's Electric Guitar exhibit, you can tune into how musical innovators cranked up their sound a few decibels thanks to this way-cool instrument. From invention to most recent use, you'll discover the history of the electric guitar. Plug in and play at http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/electricguitar/theguitars.htm. Read all about how the electric guitar was first shunned as a novelty-only to find its way into concert halls, conservatories and classrooms worldwide. You can also read about how guitars are designed and how they work. And jam with the best, including Chuck Berry and Eddie Van Halen. Strap on your Fender Stratocaster and prepare to play.

Visit: http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/electricguitar/theguitars.htm
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Enter the Fold Issue Date: 01-09-2000

Cool Spots imageLearn all about the wonderful art of paper folding at Pieces'n' Creases, a terrific Web site dedicated to the beautiful pastime of origami. Travel east to the Orient at http://library.thinkquest.
org/5402
and get ready for some fun folding action. There's no shortage of activities here, including games, quizzes and puzzles. You'll even get to make a butterfly, crane or jumping frog. And rookies have nothing to fear, as the site is full of origami terms, tips and tricks. Be sure to go back in time to learn the history of this craft, from its origins in China, to the recent works of Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's "father of modern origami." In addition to its beauty, you'll learn about origami's other uses, from entertainment to math lessons to physical therapy. Plus, you'll meet fellow kids who are also mastering this fun hobby. It's time to find yourself some good folding paper and put your fingers to work.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/5402
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Lights, Camera, Action Issue Date: 10-03-1999

Cool Spots imageWhether it's the amazing special effects of "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace," or the comic voiceovers of "Antz," today's movie-making industry is exciting and cutting-edge. Now you can hang out behind the scenes with the cast and crew at Cinema: How Are Hollywood Films Made? The site covers all the bases, from acting to screenwriting to directing. To go there you only need to memorize this line, www.learner.org/
exhibits/cinema
. The site features a full rundown of how a movie scene is shot, from the lighting and sound mixing to set decoration, costumes and makeup. You'll even get to try your hand at managing a film or writing a scene. Whether you're looking to make it big in Hollywood, or simply want to direct a short film for your next school assignment, this is the ultimate movie-making site for kids. Take some action: The bright lights and big screen await!

Visit: www.learner.org/exhibits/cinema
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The Art of Animation Issue Date: 08-15-1999

Cool Spots imageAt the Origins of American Animation, http://lcweb2.
loc.gov/ammem/oahtml/oahome.html
you'll discover the roots of cartoons and find 21 animated films spanning the years 1900 to 1921. You'll check out cool clips like "The Enchanted Drawing," "Krazy Kat" and "The Dinosaur and the Missing Link." These animations aren't all fun and games; many look at the politics and social attitudes of their time period. You'll also read about the creators and the stories behind the films themselves.

Visit: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/oahtml/oahome.html
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The British Invasion Issue Date: 08-08-1999

Cool Spots imagePut on your go-go boots and get ready to do "the jerk"! Relive the 1960s pop music experience at www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/80244/British-Invasion. As soon as you log on, you'll know you're into something good, baby. The history, the music, the fashion, the fans...it's all here. Lots of groovin' tunes and hip videos give this site energy, so you can get lost in the '60s. Then check out the trading cards for highlights of all the bands, like The Animals, The Troggs and the Zombies. You'll love them, ya, ya, ya! The British Invasion created some of the most influential music of our century and kept crowds screaming for years. If you weren't there when it happened, you'll want to get in on the fun of the cyber invasion. This is one site that will have you feeling glad all over!

Visit: www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/80244/British-Invasion
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