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View Resource Lycos Zone

In the tradition of Yahooligans (reviewed in the March 22, 1996 Scout Report) and other so-called "green spaces," Lycos has created a new online safe haven for young users which is fairly self-contained, with the exception of the advertisements. (In response to criticisms regarding aggressive marketing to children at similar sites, Lycos claims that the ads are clearly marked and will not collect...
View Resource Hangman: Characteristics Of Matter

The Quintessential Instructional Archive (QUIA) Web site (last mentioned in the July 13, 2001 Scout Report) contains fun, online science-related activities. The Characteristics Of Matter hangman game was created by students to test your knowledge of matter in the universe. Users can choose individual letters to see if they're right; if not, another body part appears on the hangman illustration....
View Resource Kids Center

Seventeen fun, Web-based educational games are on's Numbers site. The games cover basic arithmetic, fractions, graphs, algebra, and many other topics. Math Baseball is the most popular game on the site, which awards singles, doubles, or triples depending on the difficulty of the question. All of the games have varying levels of difficulty, ranging from easy to "Super Brain." There is...