March 04, 2008
Fun Stuff Via Angie
Courtesy of my cousin Angie, some fun educational sites:
Wow, a lot of different empires conquered the middle east in the past 5000 years! Animated visual representation of the different empires and their reach)
Play tetris with countries or states or régions de la France, or counties of the UK etc. Japan looks very challenging...I wouldn't be able to name a single county or whatever they call them there. Andrea? This would be a good one for you and your kids!
An interesting interactive tutorial in identifying 3 constellations - big dipper, orion, and cassiopeia - it's easy to cheat, but try not to)
Some interesting animated games - including a food chain one where you guess the chain, then you get to watch it in action...)
Helpful quiz for working towards an excellent SAT score...vocab learning - better than the rice game, since it gives definitions and context, not just synonyms.
Apparently you can print out stuff that lets you build amazing models out of paper, such as the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Tower of London, Sphinx, etc).
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OK, I'll bite. I did the Japanese tetris puzzle - in Japan, we have "prefectures." I did ok on the prefectures on the west side of Japan, and the ones in Kyushu (the southern island that my husband comes from), but not so well on the rest! I think it is a great game for familiarizing my kids with their own country! I tried the U.S. one, and did better, though! I also encouraged my boys to start playing the SAT vocabulary game once a day, and then by the time they take it in a couple of years, they should breeze through...right? Thanks for all the fun links!
Posted by: Andrea | Mar 13, 2008 7:54:18 AM