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WindFall is a challenging, educational and thought-provoking environmental science and renewable energy tycoon game where you have to build sufficient wind turbines to power a small town and make profit – without disturbing the local residents or sullying the landscape.
Energy consumption and fuel depletion are extremely hot topics in the world today. The general consensus is that we cannot keep harvesting oil and gas from the ground – and that the supply will eventually run out! Instead, we need to rely on more environmentally-friendly ways of generating energy going forward. And, this is where your expertize is needed immediately! As a respected green energy business lobbyist, you have been given a prestigious contract to build a wind farm on the lands of a small town. Within a 3 year time-frame (a month passes in about 30 seconds here), you have to reach a specific Wind Energy Output Goal. You can achieve this by carefully researching the land value, wind speed, and building costs, and making strategic decisions on the optimum areas to build your turbines. Despite what you may have read or heard, saving our planet and good business management can go hand-in-hand with proper regulation!
This highly interactive and stimulating sustainable energy management simulation activity for older kids and teens mainly centers around good business strategy & smart decision making. You also need to consider ethical choices; is it ok to build an enormous power line and wind turbine close to someone’s back yard? Are you ruining a beautiful rural landscape with large steel windmill towers? These are all questions very relevant today in real life, and that need to be weighed-up and acted upon here in a timely, decisive manner. Throughout the course of the game, you also get the opportunity to learn about real-life business management techniques, the value of good research, the importance of good public relations, quality construction administration, and other significant aspects of infrastructure and resource management. Have you got the blend of personality and solid business acumen to keep all parties happy? Or will the wind simply whisk away your dreams of energy business success?
If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned puzzle based on real-life concepts with an educational benefit, we’ve got just the treat! Electric Box 2 is a highly innovative and stimulating brain teaser game where you have to piece together a careful combination of appliances in order to get a current of electricity flowing from point A to point B. You play the role of the power circuit designer (or electricity ‘conductor’) in this very challenging test of your logical and creative thinking skills and decision making. Utilize solar power, wind turbines, water generators, and other inventive ways to create electricity, and distribute it along a complex, inter-connected set of conducting wires.
If you enjoy playing proper ‘figure-it-out’ brain teaser activities where you really have to knuckle down, and use your analytical thinking skills, this original puzzle is an absolutely electrifying test of your problem solving and engineering know-how. Will we see some sparks flying?
A national flag is the flag that symbolizes a particular country. How many national flags from countries around the world and the flags of international organizations can you identify? Flags of the World is a fun, educational geography quiz for middle school and high school teens, as well as college students and grown-ups, that tests and expands your knowledge and memory of global emblems.
A good prior understanding of foreign nations is helpful in this fast-paced game, as you race against the clock to recognize flags associated with distant Countries, global Alliances and world-wide Organizations. Save your High Scores and show other players from around the world just how good you are. So, “Geography Genius”, are you ready to take on and complete all 20 levels?
Are you an expert on the geographical layout of the United States of America? If so, now is your opportunity to impress your school friends and family members with your knowledge. USA 50 States is a fun, interactive and highly educational US geography game and picture puzzle for elementary school and middle school age students where you have to click and drag each of the 50 individual states into its correct position on the map of the United States. Beginning with a totally empty map, you have to slowly fill in the vast area, state-by-state, until the map is complete!
This surprisingly-challenging and informative mouse-clicking game could be a good activity for little children learning about the state geography of the US, or anyone interested in the various state borders, shapes and sizes. It could also be used as an online activity to help to exercise / improve memory skills and cognitive ability (If a child places a state in an incorrect position on his/her first attempt, he/she can strive to remember its position in future plays)!
Online Maths Workout 2 Game is both an easy-to-play yet challenging game for young math enthusiasts looking to improve their skills. Your aim is to answer as many mathematical problems correctly as you can. However, it is not as easy as it may seem, since all the problems have to be answered in 60 seconds! Enter your name (or nickname) and choose the level of difficulty (easy, normal, hard) or the type of math you would like to practice (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). Try to beat other highscores and see how high you can get in the leader boards. If you are good enough, your name and score will be entered in the highscores tables.
Tip / Advice on large number multiplication!
You can achieve great results if you follow these simple guidelines. We will show you how visualize the problem and to multiply 24 and 25 in this example.
First, break down both numbers to the power of ten. Now you have 20+4 multiplied by 20+5.
Multiply each number by every other, and memorize each result: 20x20=400, 20x5=100, 4x20=80, 4x5=20.
Then you carefully add up those numbers; 400+100+80+20 gives 600. Was that difficult? Hopefully this will inspire you to math greatness.
Clockwords is a unique interactive typing game for budding wordsmiths, young and old, where you have to type any word you choose (the bigger the better) as fast as you can in order to blast small spy bugs off the screen. This fascinating learn to type game requires nimble fingers, a sense of fun and loads of words! It provides endless hours of fun-filled educational entertainment and mind-boggling mayhem. In this game, speed is the synonym for success. So type like there’s no tomorrow! Good luck!
The game is set in Victorian London. You are the genius inventor with secret plans for a magical machine that runs on the power of language. All is not good however - your laboratory has been invaded by mechanical insects (sent by a rival inventor) that have come to steal your secrets! You need to protect these precious secret papers, and only your expert typing skills can destroy these nasty bugs and stop them getting away with them! To stop the bugs, you need to blast them with your powerful vocabulary - type any word and then press enter - and you shoot the bugs before they can escape with the papers.
Use big words and type super-fast for maximum bug-blasting effect! Keep an eye on the WPM (Words per Minute) multiplier – this shows you how fast you are typing. The faster you type, the higher the multiplier gets, amplifying your score. Try and use the letters that are displayed on the light brown chambers, in your words – this will cause more damage to these crafty little bugs. If you use all the letters, you activate more chambers. Try not to use the same words twice. Remember, the words have to be real words – the kind you find in the dictionary. No nonsense words (gibberish)!
There are 4 stages to get through, and you can choose from three levels of game play (easy, medium or hard). Certain letters will have different destructive effects on the bugs. You can choose which ones you want to delete or purchase before you start the level. The more secrets you have kept, the more letters you can purchase.
Take a step back from the cars, bikes and firepower of frantic online action games, and immerse yourself in an absolutely electrifying puzzle! Electric Box is a highly imaginative and unique educational game that will get kids, teens and Big Kids thinking logically and creatively. Your goal is to connect an electric power supply to a set target in each level by using a vast array of instruments such as light bulbs, solar power panels, steam generators, fans, and more. You have to carefully and strategically combine these appliances in a creative way in order to make the electrical current flow from the original source to the intended target. There’s no doubt that you’ll need your thinking caps on for this one!
This hugely-innovative brain teaser puzzle could be an ideal activity for elementary / middle school students interested in learning about electricity, currents, and engineering types problems. Older teens and grownup gamers can also enjoy this very technical problem solving activity (This is definitely not a simple challenge). Trial and error is the order of the day as you carefully and methodically test out different combinations of instruments, techniques and strategies for getting the current flowing from point A to point B. If you exhibit good concentration and a knack for analytical thinking, then you might just have that ‘EUREAKA’ moment! It’s time to literally and figuratively switch on! Happy problem solving, and good luck in your new career as a conductor!
Imperfect Balance is the complete opposite to the Perfect Balance game. Also, it may initially look like a much simpler task. For example, what could be easier than putting everything the wrong way so to make it fall down? In fact, this is just a first impression. This addicting physics-based game, at times, is even more complicated when compared to its predecessor – Perfect Balance. The problem is to make all pieces and shapes fall (without leaving any standing). And when most of the pieces fall down easily, others get stuck for good, leaving you with a poor score.
You have to use limited geometrical figures (balls, squares, triangles, lines and some “force” objects) in a certain order and position in order to to make each and every piece/shape fall down through the force of the gravity. Your knowledge of geometry and physics finally can be used in practice – just by playing this game. Test yourself!
Play an interactive online crossword puzzle game where you can help improve your U.S. geography, spelling, and crossword skills all in one! U.S. States Crossword is a straight-forward yet highly-educational geography-based game for younger children through high school students where you have to use your knowledge of U.S. state locations on a map to fill in a multiple-clue crossword puzzle! Elementary school educators especially may find this fun, easy-to-play online puzzle game a helpful teaching aid to supplement a class on the geography of the Unites States, the positioning of each state on the map, and the spelling of each individual state name. Introduce a competitive edge by seeing who can finish the puzzle first, or simply use it as a relaxing educational enhancement activity! Basic knowledge of state names isn’t enough here though as players also need to exhibit good spelling and quick keyboard skills! From Maine to California, Arizona to Alaska, let’s see what you know!
Perfect Balance 3 - Get ready to become completely immersed in this addicting physics-based game, a pressure environment that is all about balance. Perfect Balance challenges your critical thinking skills and requires creativity as well as fast decision making because every second wasted means extra points lost. At times it may look impossible. It is great for non-standard thinking development with no ”out-of-the-box” solution.
Although it initially looks like a simple figure puzzle game created for 5-6 year old kids – it isn’t that simple. This is a game for all ages, and requires a basic understanding of science – gravity, mass, geometry and how balance-beams work. Perfect balance is considered when no object is wobbling or sliding. When an object is unstable – you can see some stardust glowing on the unstable object. Although unstable objects may stand still – they may have fractional motion and this is considered as “almost perfect balance”.
Learn how to identify basic Mandarin Chinese number characters (from 1 to 10), their Pinyin phonetic transcriptions in the Latin alphabet, and their pronunciations. Chinese Numbers is an easy-to-play, interactive number-recognition game with audio for young children (as well as anyone looking for a basic introductory vocabulary-building activity for learning Mandarin Chinese number characters) where you have to select the correct number displayed (and pronounced) in a series of multiple-choice questions. This fun activity can also be used as a good interactive teaching aide and reinforcement exercise in the school classroom or preschool.
Test your visual recognition, listening and pronunciation skills, and learn some new words from a very cool language of the world! It's time to really impress your family and friends at the dinner table! Happy Chinese learning!
Type For Gold is a funny and innovative typing game for kids, teens, adults & senior citizens where you get to practice or use your super-fast typing skills to make a quirky onscreen character run as fast as he can. The faster you type - the faster your character runs! This fun-filled learning to type game provides hours of enjoyment and will put a smile on your face. Type your way to first place through Round 1, Round 2, the Semi Finals and Finals in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m race and you will have proven your typing skills beyond a shadow of a doubt!
Be warned; when you get to the 1500m race, lightening-quick typing skills are required to keep up with the onslaught of awkward words. First place is your goal! Typing the correct words will make your character run faster but if you type the wrong letter, you will lose the word and slow down! OK, are you ready? Are you steady? On your marks. Get set. Go! Get turbo-typing!
SoloWords is an anagram-type of word game where you need to unscramble letters to create new words, and place them on the board. Whether you prefer to call it an anagram-style game or a word scramble or word jumble, or simply just a "mixed-up letters game", you will have fun trying to create words in this addicting and challenging word puzzle for all ages. The game consists of 4 rounds where you must score points to achieve a total score. Words can only be placed horizontally on the board.
The letters you can choose from are shown at the bottom on tiles. To form a word, click on the letter tiles one by one. If you select an incorrect letter, and want to place it back on the rack, click on it again, and it returns to the rack. Sometimes, you may get an empty tile in the rack as a type of bonus option. Simply click on it to choose the letter you need to form a word. Once you have created a word - you will see rows highlighted where this word can be placed (moved to). Click on that row, and the word moves there. You can then proceed to the next word.
A round is over after you have placed words on all 5 rows OR after time runs out. The buttons to the right of the rack will let you Exchange (get different letters) or Shuffle (you might see something better after shuffling) the given letters. Words created can be shorter than the rows provided. However, if possible, it is better to create words that match the length of the rows. If you place a full length word in a certain row, you earn the bonus points that are shown on the row. A Fill Bonus is granted if you fill all of the rows on the board. The letters can only be exchanged when the lights, next to the Exchange icon, are lit.
Want to impress your family and friends with some amazing knowledge about Mongolian history and culture? Well, by playing this game - you're on your way to becoming an expert on the subject! Race Across the Steppe of Mongolia is an interactive educational quiz game where you have to answer questions about facts (history and customs) of Mongolia - a land-locked country in Asia between China and Russia. Mongolians love everything equestrian, especially horse-racing - and the questions in the game reflect this. You aren’t just answering questions for the sake of it – you are actually helping someone!
Each time you correctly answer a question, your friend Togi advances a spot in an authentic Mongolian horse race. Answer enough questions correctly to ensure Togi wins the race – bringing pride to his family, and his community of nomadic herders. The answers to the questions are 50-50, so even if you don’t know the answer - you can just guess! Keep playing to gain some cool general knowledge that will dazzle your friends. Are you ready to expand your mind, and learn some awesome facts about Mongolia? Good, it’s time to saddle up Quiz Master.
Magic Library is a fun game to help children and players of all ages to improve your typing and keyboard skills, by testing your familiarity and memory of where each letter is on your computer keyboard, and also developing your fast-reactions skills. You are challenged to learn your keyboard letter keys by heart, and gain fast typing skills while enjoying a fun online activity at the same time. Books in the magic library are falling from the shelves in piles. You have to catch as many books as you can by clicking on the corresponding letter on your keyboard.
All of the books are marked with one or another letter that you have to find and click on your keyboard before the book lands on the ground. Some books are falling faster than others, some slower. Tip: Try catching the fast ones first as it will slow down others as well. When you see a scrolled paper or a furry little monster appearing on the screen, press the spacebar button on your computer and you will see an assignment.
You will either need to sequentially (in order) enter the letters seen on the scrolled paper within the given time limit or enter the color name of the furry monster. With each scrolled paper solved, a candle lights up. You will get extra points for each of the candles lit. The letters falling from the shelves can be entered randomly; there is no need to enter them sequentially but it is recommended to take care of the fastest or closest to the ground ones first.
Eyeballing is a challenging geometry math game that requires super-sharp eyesight and a solid appreciation of space and distance. After playing, you’ll never hang a painting the same way again! With very simple graphics and basic instructions, Eyeballing is a learning game anyone (young or old) can play and enjoy. Your goal is simple. You have to follow the instructions at the top of the game screen and try and be as accurate as you possibly can with your answer.
You might be asked to find the mid point of a line segment, the point of convergence of three lines or to bisect an angle. You’ll be surprised how “Off The Mark” you can be. You need to achieve accuracy to zero units. This original-style of game is an exercise in extreme eyestrain, yet it’s hours of addicting fun. Go for it Eagle Eye!
Here comes the flood! Underwater: Curse of the Golden City is a challenging physics-based puzzle game where in every level, your mission is to save all of the characters from drowning. In this rescue game, you must become the hero of the day and strategically place stones, lifebuoys (life preservers) and other objects to help push aside obstacles and free up pathways so that each character can float to safety and escape the oncoming flood. Once you have placed all of your objects in each level, the water rises rapidly. If you have not put the objects in the correct place, the characters are trapped underwater and you must try again (replay the level).
This survival-based game should help to exercise your creative engineering skills and your spatial awareness. There is a lot of potential trial and error required in this game. However, this educational activity also teaches you the importance of finding the solution to a problem first time around and acting under pressure. Now, load up those lifebuoys and let’s save these guys!
Math Scramble is an interactive math game for everyone from elementary school age kids to high school teens to grownups. It requires quick-thinking under pressure, where you have to solve scrambled math puzzles by rearranging the numbers with your computer mouse so that they create the correct equation before time runs out (and you lose). The equations involve addition, subtraction and multiplication. Math Scramble appears easy to begin with but can become very testing indeed!
This stimulating, problem solving & learning game is perfect for anyone who wants to practice his or her math skills, boost their mental agility or just spend some fun time mastering numbers! Don’t let the simple arcade style graphics fool you! These crafty equations have more to them than meets the eye! OK, time to put your thinking cap on! Have fun Mastermind!
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA! No, that’s not a word in some extra-terrestrial language – it’s the alphabet – typed backwards! Now, how fast do you think you could type out those letters? Alphabet 2 is an online typing game based on a very simple idea and interface; you must key in the alphabet (backwards) as fast as you can. Everybody rhymes off their ABC’s – but entering those 26 letters in reverse order is an altogether trickier task! You simply have to type in everything from Z to A under the added pressure of a ticking clock!
This easy-to-play yet interesting skill game could provide a good "friendly" contest opportunity between you and your friends or family members – see who can get the best score (quickest time)! Needless to say, your keyboard skills and fast reactions are vitally important. If you’re an experienced keyboard user who can type out words without looking downward, you should have a significant advantage here! You might even think of some other innovative learning applications for this game.
Want to improve your typing skills while learning some classical violin tunes? If so, then this is definitely the game for you! Amusix Violin is a fun, interactive online typing game where you have to type to play the notes of various musical pieces. You don’t have to be an expert violinist, or even an expert typist – you can just have fun as you go along. Your violin tutor – ‘Viola’ – has prepared a number of good, old-fashioned tunes for you to learn – and all you have to do is type along with each note.
The pieces increase in tempo and speed as you progress, so you’ll need quick fingers to succeed. This cool musical instrument-based game is perfect for anyone looking to improve their typing skills in an interesting way, or anyone who is a fan of classical music. Think you’ve got the typing talent to be the next Vivaldi? Grab your bow – flex your fingers, and let’s type!