Monday, July 26, 2010

Learn Something Every Day



Learn Something Every Day is a trivia fan's dream come true. There's a quirky fact published each day, with accompanying cute cartoon-style sketch, and you can scroll through to read earlier facts.


The facts might make interesting discussion starters, or be a good focus for further reading and research in a classroom situation. Students might even decide to use a fact as a challenge eg "The greatest height a chicken egg has been dropped without cracking is 700 feet." What inventions can kids create to carry an egg safely to the ground?


I love the art work too, which is a great example of using just a few lines to communicate an idea. Some of it might offend some people, so as ever, use caution. I think children would enjoy creating their own cartoon art to illustrate a fact of their choice. For the samples here, I used a quick program called Skitch, but you could also use Photoshop, or an online art editor. Kids might enjoy looking for some interesting facts at Science Kids



2 comments:

  1. Paula (Belgium)27 July, 2010

    Susan, I award you with the Versatile Blog Award. Have a look here:

    http://web.me.com/kuitenbrouwer/Paula_Kuitenbrouwer/Be_Creative_Blog/Entries/2010/7/26_Thank_you_for_the_Versatile_Blog_Award.html

    Enjoy!

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  2. Book Chook27 July, 2010

    Thank you, Paula!

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