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Play Geography Games and Learn About the World

Play Geography Games and Learn About the World

Infographic of the Day: How the Global Food Market Starves the Poor To understand the complexities of the international food market--and how traders in Chicago can cause Africans to starve--you could get a ph.D. in economics, or read a 400-page report from the World Bank. Or you watch this superb nine minute video, directed by Denis van Waerebeke. Though ostensibly created for a science show in Paris for 12 year olds, it's actually probably waaaay over a kid's head. Just watch--it's excellent, and very well illustrated: The video begins with a basic question: How is it that the first world has an oversupply of food, while 1 in 7 in the world go malnourished? Basically, farmers in developing countries have eschewed growing local food crops in favor of growing things like cotton for international export. That can have disastrous effects. The solutions will involve everyone, the world over. Still hungry for more infographics videos? [Via Infosthetics]

US President Learning Games For Kids US President Games US President Games Kids love to learn online with cool games and songs! Global Food Disparity: A Photo Diary In an increasingly globalized world, it’s still sometimes shocking to see just how disparate our lives are compared with other human beings around the world. A book of photographs by Peter Menzel called "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" ("©Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com. Ten Speed Press, published in 2005) makes a relevant point with great irony: at a time when hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese. In observing what six billion eat for dinner the authors note, "Today, more people are overweight than underweight." It is these cultural differences, emphasized and reinforced by the author, which exemplifies the lifestyles and dietary habits of people around the world. You can buy the book here. Meet the The Manzo family of Sicily. Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07.

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Tiramisu Makes one large trifle (Serves at least 8) Your day was hard. Maybe you have a party coming up. I have the answer for everything: make tiramisu. Plus I have a few little secrets that’ll make it the prettiest tiramisu you’ve ever seen (or tasted). NOTE: Please start this recipe the night before you need it. Recipe adapted from Loredana Moccia, who offers private Italian cooking lessons in here in Tulsa. Ingredients: 4 eggs, separated – the freshest you can find 1/3 cup caster sugar 3, 8 oz tubs marscapone cheese 40-60 lady fingers (Italian Savoiardi) 2 tsp dark cocoa powder For the dipping liquid:NOTE: Considering I like my tiramisu dry (not squishy and soggy), this makes a ton extra – feel free to cut it by half or more. 2 cups water 3 Tbsp instant espresso 3 tablespoon rum Method: Take a deep breath. You are going to put love in your world by making tiramisu. Departure of the Gondoliers. First, mix up the instant espresso with warm water and rum, preferably in a small bowl. Colloseum at Dusk.

Fun Kids Online Math Games "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered. Check it out at " --Shannon Jakeman , sjakeman.blogspot.com "Online math games, like the ones that you'll find for free at Sheppard Software, provide a valuable opportunity for children to learn a great deal while they're having fun. It can be very difficult for parents to find productive and worthwhile activities for children on the Internet; however fun online math games do offer a wonderful alternative. This free section of Sheppard Software was written for children. Sheppard Software offers a couple of cute games for the youngest math students.

Fun Kids Online Math Games "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered. Check it out at " --Shannon Jakeman , sjakeman.blogspot.com "Online math games, like the ones that you'll find for free at Sheppard Software, provide a valuable opportunity for children to learn a great deal while they're having fun. It can be very difficult for parents to find productive and worthwhile activities for children on the Internet; however fun online math games do offer a wonderful alternative. This free section of Sheppard Software was written for children. Sheppard Software offers a couple of cute games for the youngest math students. For slightly older kids, there are a number of very popular arcade-style "popup" math games.

Science experiments with potatoes | One Potato at a Time Science experiments with potatoes My friends and I were talking about how much fun science is and I got to thinking my readers may enjoy trying a science experiment or two. The following are three of my favorites. Having fun and learning at the same time is the best! Insulating potato Questions to ask before the experiment begins: Why do hot things cool off? Materials PotatoesThermometer Insulating materials: Aluminum foilSaran wrapCloth napkin Procedure Your goal is to find out which material will keep a hot potato warm the longest. Ask an adult to help you heat some potatoes in the oven or microwave. When the potatoes are hot, immediately wrap all of them. What type of material kept the potato the warmest? Potato Clock What is a potato made of? 2 raw potatoesHeavy gauge copper wire2 large steel nailsVarious pieces of connecting wire (with alligator clips if possible)Small (single LCD display digital clock Procedure √You will be powering the clock using the potatoes as batteries. Procedures

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