The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, known as the Jefferson Lab, is funded by the Office of Science for the US Department of Energy. Its corresponding Web site and educational offerings include the interactive Element Hangman game. This simple exercise requires kids to enter the correct letters of an element before all ten pieces of the animated figure are gone. However, the highlight of the site is that, once the correct element is spelled, students get to click the "tell me more about" button for additional information. A separate window opens, which gives a wealth of facts about that element such as its physical properties, who discovered it, and what it's used in. This and other related games provided by the site offer a great way for kids to have fun while learning.
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