Reader Reviews

February 2001

Math Goodies

February 28, 2001 -- From Gisele, a reader from Ossining, New York USA who is affiliated with the site

Math Goodies is a free educational site featuring interactive math lessons, homework help, worksheets, puzzles, message boards and more! We have over 400 pages of fun math activities and resources for teachers, students and parents.

February 27, 2001 -- From Sara, 8 years old from Lemont, IL who is not affiliated with the site

A nice place for pets and people who love them. They teach how to care for pets and they also have games, contests and a cool kids page.

Kerry’s Tribute To Tigers

February 26, 2001 -- From Kerry J, a reader from New South Wales, Australia who is affiliated with the site

A site that caters to anyone who is interested in looking at pictures of tigers and getting information about tigers. Set out in a surfer friendly form. Site includes great pictures!

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society

February 26, 2001 -- From Sarah Ettman-Sterner,a parent fromSanta Barbara, Californiawho is affiliated with the site

If you want the latest news and photos on Keiko – the killer whale star of the film, “Free Willy” – visit Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society! This is THE official site for learning about Keiko’s potential re-introduction to the wild in the waters off Iceland, planned for summer, 2001. This site offers families and kids the latest ocean news, cool ocean creature facts, ocean summer camp/family learning vacation programs and great information that can help turn school assignments on the ocean into A+ work. The site also offers free membership for everyone and two free monthly e-newsletters: one on Keiko’s progress and one from Jean-Michel Cousteau on important ocean issues.

Book Adventure

February 21, 2001 -- From Dannielle, a reader from San Antonio, Texas who is not affiliated with the site is a wonderful way of encouraging children to read. They read their favorite books, take a quiz, acquire points that are later used to receive prizes and gift certificates, etc. My daughter can’t wait to read another book. I had to limit how many quizzes she could take per day. I would love to find more sites that reward our children for reading!

Understanding Slavery

February 19, 2001 -- From Eric Ward, a reader from Knoxville, TN, who is affiliated with the site

Learn about the history of slavery around the world. Follow the journey of one man who was enslaved in both Africa and the United States. Then, travel back in time to Richmond, Virginiain 1845 to witness a slave auction. Along the way, you’ll learn just how pervasive the institution ofslavery was in the United States and how it differed from slavery abroad.

Science Fair Central

February 19, 2001 -- From Eric Ward, a reader from Knoxville, TN, USA who is affiliated with the site’s popular Science Fair Central has added new content for this year’s science fairseason. The new project tip sheets have ideas for creating projects in biology, astronomy, chemistry, earth science and physical science.

February 15, 2001 -- From J. Dez, a reader from Toronto, ON who is affiliated with the site

My kids love this site. The online games and activities are terrific. Definitely a step above other free sites.

Hands On Crafts

February 15, 2001 -- From Helene Blowers, a reader from North Carolina who is affiliated with the site

A fun interactive site with all the bells and whistles! This website is designed to offer kids the virtual experience of working with clay and fiber crafts. Kids can build a virtual face jug, coil a pot, create a crazy quilt, weave a wacky wardrobe and much more. The site also includes brief video clips of actual kids doing the crafts for real. This site is tons of fun and a great introduction to traditional clay and fiber crafts (pottery, quilting, basketry & weaving)

WWW Collection of Favorite String Figures

February 14, 2001 -- From Ryan, 8 years old from Arizona, USA who is affiliated with the site

This is my Dad’s site. He knows lots of string figures and I could do 28 when I was 6. There is a special page for kids called “Kid’s guide to 12 easy string figures.” String figures are lots of fun. Visit our site, it has pictures, or get a book from the library and see how many string figures you can learn to do.