Learning Fun for Kids Online

Home school and after school, kids online can access some great sites and games that are both educational and fun. This site reviews and links to the best, and also discusses some parenting articles and homework sites of interest to parents.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Big Learning For Families

I've been getting the Big Learning newsletter for quite some time, and heartily recommend it as a source of great ideas and hands-on learning activities.

In this week's issue of Karen Cole's Guide to Real-World Learning with Kids, Indonesia's Mount Merapi (an active volcano recently in the news) is used as the basis of converting kilometers to miles, and ascertaining radius -- for purposes of evacuation of course!

Then there's a great use for diet soda and candy to make a geyser -- along with a link to the science site as to why this particular reaction takes place.

Fun, interesting, educational. For all ages.

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Human Anatomy Online

Did you know ?

The average adult has about 9,000 taste buds on each surface of the tongue, roof of the mouth, and throat.

Did you know ?

The average female's ovaries contain about two million eggs. Each egg contains the genetic code of countless generations of human beings.

Did you know ?

There are over 650 muscles in your body. A smile uses 17 muscles, a frown uses 43!

Welcome to the inner exploration of Human Anatomy. Each topic has animations, 100's of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links. Study the anatomy of the human body. It’s fun, interactive, and an ideal reference site.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Painless History

Timelines and history - drag important figures to their proper era (don't worry, if you're wrong, they'll just pop back into place). It's a painless way to review those need-to-know facts: when did Copernicus live? Did Francisco Pizzaro conquer the Incas in the 15th or 17th century? What about Magellan?

It's not just the years, by the way - a tiny description of why they're historically important is in each question.

Good stuff at funschool.com!

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