SafeKids.com | Digital citizenship, online safety & civility Avalanche! Welcome to the companion Web site to "Avalanche!," originally broadcast on November 25, 1997. In this program, scientists on a quest to find out how snow can sometimes strike with the force of TNT take NOVA's cameras inside an avalanche to unlock its deadly secrets. Photo: David Ruddick Text Avalanche!
Internet Safety Almost all children today have access to the Internet through schools, libraries, community centers, or their home. And most 8 to 18-year-olds, 74 percent, have Internet access from their home computers according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Not only do more children have access to the Internet than ever before, but they are using it more, too. Many schools incorporate the Internet into their curricula and encourage online research for projects. But that’s not all kids are doing online. They also email, chat with friends through instant messenger and in chat rooms, play games, create websites and web blogs, and just surf the ‘net. Even as kids grow savvier in their use of the Internet, it can still be a dangerous place. Information about Internet Safety Mind What You Do OnlineGeneral Internet safety guides for adults and kids. Tips for Parents Social Networking Safety Tips for ParentsA list of tips that parents should follow to keep kids safe online
Natural Disasters Without Warning As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation
Adventure Games Copyright © 2001-2017 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. All rights reserved. Animated Characters Excluding Tera Copyright © 2000-2017 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. All rights reserved. Natural Disasters | The Earth Times | Encyclopaedia Natural disasters fall into three broad groups: 1. Those caused by movements of the Earth. 2. 3. Someone living in an area that is prone to one or other of these natural disasters will be well aware of the fact, so the most important factor is to be prepared. The first indication of an earthquake might be a roaring or rumbling sound that gradually grows louder. The strength of an earthquake is usually measured using the moment magnitude scale. If an earthquake occurs under the sea it can cause a tsunami. The tsunami that hit northeastern Japan following the 11 March earthquake was 15 metres high some areas and it travelled 10 km inland. Tsunamis are not uncommon in Japan and usually there is a limited amount of warning before they hit. Volcanoes are mountains that are characterised by having a crater that opens downwards to a reservoir of molten rock. Due to their great heat the lava flows are a great fire hazard and in forested areas wildfires often result.
Webonauts Internet Academy Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Savage Planet SAVAGE PLANET airs Tuesdays, June 6 - June 27, 2000 at 8 pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings). While planet Earth sustains life, it also harbors forces that can instantly destroy us. SAVAGE PLANET, a new, four-part series from Thirteen/WNET New York, examines the stunning beauty and deadly power of the Earth. Eyewitness accounts, scientific investigations, and unprecedented footage from around the world put viewers in the eye of the storm and on the trail of avalanches, meteors, lightning, and much more. Savage Planet online features essays and interactive animations that highlight topics presented in the series; video clips; and links to relevant resources on the Web. The site is best viewed in Netscape 4.0, Internet Explorer 4.0, and AOL 4.0 or higher.