Reader Reviews

December 2004

The Scrub Club

December 29, 2004 -- From Jerry Bowman, a reader from Michigan who is affiliated with the site

The Scrub Club is a fun way for kids to learn the importance of washing hands to fight infectious and food borne diseases. The not-for-profit NSF International called on kids nationwide to do their part in fighting the 22 million school days lost each year due to the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The free dictionary

December 23, 2004 -- From Ahmed Khalil, a teacher from Giza, Egypt, who is not affiliated with the site

this is a very nice site, it’s an online dictionary and encyclopedia. The encyclopedia is huge and great, my students use it for their research.

National Geographic: On Bin Laden’s Trail

December 22, 2004 -- From Jennifer Hunting, a reader from Washington, D.C.. who is affiliated with the site

Mountains riddled with caves, deep ravines and a secretive, warlike people create a perfect place for the world’s most wanted terrorist to hide. National Geographic magazine online takes you to the land of Pashtun where Osama bin Laden may be seeking refuge.

December 15, 2004 -- From Greg , a teacher from Virginia, who is affiliated with the site

The site contains dozens of educational games such as Tony Fraction’s Pizza Shop, Tackle Math Ball, Word Search Maker, and Everglades Spelling. There are dozens of themes complete with integrated interactive activities, online books, interactive maps, scavenger hunts and more.

Lemony Snicket Stuff

December 12, 2004 -- From Carrie Lauth, a parent from Dallas, GA, who is affiliated with the site

This is a fun and useful site for parents of children who love Lemony Snicket. It contains a blog with updates on all things ASoUE, Miserable Mail newsletter, free downloads and more.

Eating China

December 8, 2004 -- From Stephen Jack, a reader from Taiwan, who is affiliated with the site

Chinese food, culture and history – a culinary journey through the cuisine of China and Taiwan.

Super Science Fair Projects

December 1, 2004 -- From Madeline Binder, a reader from Evanston, IL, who is affiliated with the site

It offers step-by-step guidance in doing science fair projects for middle and high-school students. A timeline guides students through the process of how to keep a science log, choose a category and topic, research a project, complete all six steps of the scientific method, write a project report, make a display board, and give an oral presentation.