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How many types of bikes can you name?
Have you ever heard of "the walking machine"? The Bicycle Museum has posted a timeline with a quick history of bicycles. They also provide a page full of links to interesting bike-related sites. So...how many different types of bikes can you name? Before you watch the video, that is. :-)
More planets than stars found in the Milky Way
A while back we posted an article about the number of stars in the universe. More stars than grains of sand in the world mentioned the studies of Dr. Simon Driver, who has guessed at the number of stars we can see...and can only guess at the ones we're not seeing. On January 11th, three studies were published telling us that we actually could have more planets than stars in the Milky Way!
Inside the White House
Have you ever visited the White House? It's the place where the President of the United States and his family lives. It's also recognized as the symbol of the President, the President's Administration, and the United States. Thousands of visitors come to the White House on a daily basis. Now you can tour the White House on the internet.
The Kraken: Is this mythical creature real?
What do "Pirates of the Caribbean" and Jules Verne's
"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" have in common? They both talk about the Kraken, the most
horrifying legendary sea monster ever. And now
Japanese researchers off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo have filmed the
capture of one such giant creature. The giant squid they captured is 3.5 meters long (11.5 feet), still a young specimen by giant squid standards.
Mice Sing Love Songs to their Mates
You probably know humpback whales sing, don't you? They're one of the largest mammals on earth and you can buy CDs with their songs in them. But did you know scientists have just discovered that one of the tiniest mamals on earth also sings love songs to their mates? Tiny little mice's love songs have now been recorded. Click on the title of this article and listen to their songs.
Let's rewrite "the Star-Money" Story!
September 28, 2005
We recently posted to the CCF site a link to National Geographic's Grimms' Fairy Tale interactive pages.
When you click the treasure chest within those pages, one of the options that
comes up is the "forums."
My Card Maker
September 26, 2005
Looking for free printable cards? mycardmaker is a free online
program you can use to do just that. It's a fast and easy way to make
cards for Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, or many other things. You design
your card, sign up for free, and print the card you just created. You can
also email the card if you want to. Have fun!
Grimm Brothers @ National Geographic
September 25, 2005
National Geographic has created a wonderful site for
children to explore Grimms'
Fairy Tales. Be warned, though, when The Brothers Grimm first collected
these fairy tales they were not the sweet, soothing tales you may have read.
"The stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the early 1800s serve up
life as generations of central Europeans knew itócapricious and often
The Book Quiz
September 12, 2005
Are you a hobbit or a dictionary? Or are you Watership Down?
That's what you'll discover when you take The Book Quiz, a
fun and interactive online quiz you can take over and over again and, depending
on what answers you give, it'll tell you just who you are.
How was Iron discovered?
April 21, 2005
Robert Cailliau first proposed what we now know as the World Wide Web--the "www" we all type to get on the internet. Under the letter "Q" on his web site, he posts some questions he'd love to have the answer to. One of them we thought would be fun for kids to explore and come up with the answer: How was Iron discovered? and Lee Griffiths has sent in an answer! Put on your thinking cap and see if you can answer his other questions!