Reader Reviews

September 2000

Southern Stars Aboriginal Astronomy

September 17, 2000 -- From Carol , a reader from Newcastle, NSW, Australia who is affiliated with the site

Australian Aborigines have an ancient history of navigating the night skies. They have many Dreaming stories that relate to naked eye astronomy and particularly the constellations. This site shows a star map that is believed to be the oldest star map in the world. It has a very definitive explaination of the Dreaming, as well as a basic history of Australia.


iKnowthat.com

September 15, 2000 -- From Maria Lopez, a reader from Reading, PA who is not affiliated with the site

Free, fun kids learning site If you want to help your kids learn, have fun and show it to family and friends, check it. Creative, multimedia educational experiences that you’ll enjoy, too.

Harry Potter Realm of Wizardry

September 15, 2000 -- From Melanie, a reader from California who is affiliated with the site

I am the webmistress’ mom, so I am obviously prejudiced about my now-14 1/2 year old’s Harry Potter website. I think it’s great. Her counter is closing in on 1/2 million. Soon, she will be found at www.harrypotterrealm.com. Going there now (9-15-00) takes you back to her Angelfire site. I am helping her gather some statistics about her site, including websites like yours which have cited hers. We are pleased to find so many, and wanted to thank you. Your site is an important resource for parents and kids.

Harry Potter Realm of Wizardry

September 15, 2000 -- From Melanie, a reader from California who is affiliated with the site

I am the webmistress’ mom, so I am obviously prejudiced about my now-14 1/2 year old’s Harry Potter website. I think it’s great. Her counter is closing in on 1/2 million. Soon, she will be found at www.harrypotterrealm.com. Going there now (9-15-00) takes you back to her Angelfire site. I am helping her gather some statistics about her site, including websites like yours which have cited hers. We are pleased to find so many, and wanted to thank you. Your site is an important resource for parents and kids.

Who Wants to Win $1,000,000? – The Science Game

September 12, 2000 -- From Stephen F. Gagnon, a reader from Newport News, VA who is affiliated with the site

A science and math quiz game based on the TV show with a very similar name. The questions are real, the prize money, unfortunately, is not.

Fact Monster

September 11, 2000 -- From Holly Hartman, a reader from Boston, Mass. who is affiliated with the site

Fact Monster combines essential reference materials, fun facts and features, and free, individualized homework help. From the dinosaurs to the stock market to the latest on Harry Potter, Fact Monster has the information kids are seeking, all in one easy-to-use, searchable site.

Abraham Lincoln Research Site

September 6, 2000 -- From Mr. Norton, a teacher from Miami, Florida who is affiliated with the site

I am a retired American history teacher and am the only Lincoln website webmaster who helps students with their Lincoln research through email. My website has 81 separate URL’s covering Mr. Lincoln’s life, family, and assassination. The site is carried by several online encyclopedias, including Microsoft Encarta and Encyclopedia Britannica.

EdGate Summergames

September 5, 2000 -- From Bruce Frank, a teacher from Gig Harbor, WA who is affiliated with the site

A site created especially for teachers to give them ready-to-use Olympic-related resources such as lesson plans and learning activities. These educator-approved lesson plans, developed by Griffin Publishing Group, include handouts and worksheets —- everything teachers need to engage students in the excitement of the Games!

Kids Domain

September 4, 2000 -- From Sara Hartman, a parent from Jefferson City, Missouri who is affiliated with the site

Kids Domain is a family-oriented web site written by parents and educators. Kids and parents will find downloadable freeware and shareware programs (PC and Macintosh), on-line games, commercial software reviews, graphics, crafts and holiday activities, and contests. Kids Domain recently celebrated its second year on-line by launching a new educational section called Brain Builders. Covering the topics of Animals, Dinosaurs, Ecology, Science, Space, the World, Reading/Writing, Math and Music, Brain Builders contains links to informative sites, downloads, online games, crafts, print projects and puzzles, clip art, images and icons, and reviews of related commercial software titles.

Baseball Heckle Depot

September 1, 2000 -- From Michael T., a reader from Toronto, Canada who is affiliated with the site

With the baseball playoffs almost here, fans may want to brush up on a few one-liners. The site offers hundreds of great puns, team rosters and player salaries, too.