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DK SCIENCES FIND OUT!

GREAT EDUCATIONAL web  to search, learn, and explore information on a safe and secure site. Perfect for help with homework or in class. Highly  and perfect visual content that covers all curriculum subjects !

Quizzes, videos and animations to engage and fascinate any child.

 

Below, more explanations and links about this page that is divided into several sections. 

(click on each tab) 

ANIMALS AND NATURE 

The animal kingdom,     food chains,     cats,    dogs,    amphibians, mammals,    insects,    reptiles,    birds,    centipedes and millipedes,    fish,    plants,    invertebrates,    habitats and ecosystems,    primates,     whales dolphins and porpoises,    sponges,    aardvark,    anteaters and sloths,    arachnids,    armadillos,    badgers,    bats,    bears,    camels,    cattle,    crustaceans,    deer,    domesticated animals,    earthworms and leeches,    elephants,    giraffes,    hippopotamuses,    horses,    hyenas,    insect-eaters,    jellyfish corals and anemones,    mushrooms,    nocturnal animals,    otters,    pet care,    pigs,    plankton,    plant care,    rabbits and hares,    raccoons,     red pandas,    rhinoceroses,    rodents,    seals lions and walruses,    squids snails and shellfish,    starfish sea urchins and sea cucumbers,    weasels,    what is a living thing?

COMPUTER CODING

How do I start coding?,    programming languages,    scratch sprites,    scratch windows,     what is coding?,     what is the internet?,     What is Python?,    What is scratch?,    What is the wide world web?

DINOSAURS AND PREHISTORIC LIFE

Dinosaurs,     the first animals,     Cambrian explosion,     fossils,     prehistoric amphibians,    prehistoric fish,    prehistoric invertebrates,    prehistoric mammals,     prehistoric reptiles

 EARTH

Caves,     Coasts,     Continents,     crystals and gems,     deserts,     earthquakes,     glaciers,     landmarks of the world,     meteorite impacts,     mountains,     oceans and seas,     rivers, rock cycle,     rocks and minerals,     seasons,     structure of the Earth,    tectonic plates,     volcanoes,     water cycle,    weather

ENGLISH

Adjectives,     antonyms,      nouns,     parts of the speech,     punctuation,    synonyms,     verbs

HISTORY

Stone age,      bronze age,      iron age,     ancient Egypt,    world war I,     world war II,     Vikings,     Aztecs,     Incas,     Mayans,     ancient Greeks,     seven wonders of the world,     castles,     kings and queens,     black death,     Celts,     Tudors,     Victorian Britain,     explorers,     ancient Rome,     Mesopotamia,     Indus valley and civilization,     Mughals,     Modern India,     ancient China, the Napoleonic wars,     the Titanic,     fashion,     Guy Fawques and the gunpowder plot,     Anglo-Saxons,     Ellis-island,     great fire of London,     Maori,     Native Americans,    Nelson Mandela and apartheid,     Normans,     Pirates,     Presidents of United States,     slave trade,    spies,    the American West,    US Civil Rights,

HUMAN BODY 

Body defences,    brain and nerves,    digestion,    heart and blood,     keeping healthy,     life cycle,    lungs and breathing,     muscles, the senses,     skeleton and bones,    your amazing body ,   your water works,

MATHS

Adding and subtracting,     averages,     coordinates,     fractions,     geometry,     numbers,     prime numbers,     times tables,

MUSIC ARTS AND LITERACY 

Musical instruments,     poetry,     Shakespeare’s globe,     types of music,

SCIENCES 

Amazing inventions,      electricity,      energy,     famous scientists,     forces and motion,     heat,     light,    magnets, materials,     microscopes,      simple machines,    solids liquids and gases,     sound,

SPACE

Constellations,     life in space,     moon landscapes,     observing space,     the Solar System,    the space race,     the space shuttle,     Sun and Galaxies,

SPORTS

American football,     athletics,      baseball,     basketball,     cricket,     cycling,     football,    golf,    gymnastic,     hockey,     horse riding,    ice hockey,    lacrosse,     skateboarding,      skiing,     snowboarding,     swimming,     tennis,

TRANSPORT

History of aircraft,     history of cars,     history of tractors,     history of trains,

MORE FIND OUT 

Braille,     festivals and holidays,     special events,    what does a politician do?,    What is dyslexia? ,    what is a refugee?

AND MORE EXCITING EXTRAS TO DISCOVER :

About 80 short, fascinating and interesting videos with real facts.

Here there is a video as example: 

If you are interested, there is also a selection of some of the reference books, apps, and educational resources published by DK that you can buy. 

More than 150 quizzes to check your children acknowledgment

Many interesting facts to be discovered

It is also worth in this page their lovely and clear images. Here you have an  example:

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GRAPH dictionary

With visuword whether you are a native English speaker or a second language user you can explore the lexicon in a complete new way.

Use the graphs to associate words and expand on concepts. Brainstorm. Move beyond synonyms and find other kinds of relational connections.

Enter words into the search box, “visualize a word,” to look them up. Touch a node to see the definition of that word group and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.

  • It’s a dictionary! It’s a thesaurus!

  • Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.

  • No membership required.

It uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualization tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords™ is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.

THE VISUWORDS™ INTERFACE

To use the applet you only need to type a word into the search query at the top of the page and press ‘Enter’. A network of nodes or ‘synsets’ will spring out from the word that you entered. A synset is essentially a single concept that is represented by a number of terms or synonyms.

SYNSETS

Each synset node is shown as a globe. Nouns are blue, verbs are green, adjectives; orange and adverbs; red. The synsets are joined by colored links that represent kind of association those synsets have to one another.

  • “is a kind of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    With regards to “wheat” and “grain”, we see a cyan link from “wheat” pointing towards “grain” we can understand this to mean that wheat “is a kind of” grain. Here, “wheat” is a hyponym and “grain” is a hypernym. In the case of verbs this same cyan link can be understood better by “is one way to”. So, for example, to trot “is one way to” walk.

  • “is an instance of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    In these relationships, the hyponym is specific and unique. For example, “Einstein” is an instance of a “physicist”.

  • “is a member of”, “is a part of”, “is a substance of” — meronym/holonym pair

    In these cases the meronym in some way belongs to the holonym. Examples: “robin” is a member of the “thrushes”, a “wheel” is a part of a “wheeled vehicle”, “caffeine” is a substance of “coffee”.

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Semantic Word Visually Online

Graph Words it’s an free and useful English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed in a graphically way

Here you have an example

HOW TO USE IT?

To search for associated words, type the word in the search box at the top of the window and press the “Draw” button. You may also press the enter key instead.  The word you searched for will appear in the center of the display, and will be surrounded with words and meanings that are related to it.
To save what is currently displayed in the Graph Words, you can press the “Save as image” button on the toolbar.

Some other features of Graph Words to find and learn meanings of words

  • 1.-Each synonym dot can be clicked to find out its meaning and related words.

  • 2.-The tool is free and doesn’t require a member account to start using it.

  • 3.-Words can be saved as an image for your future reference or for other purposes.

  • 4.-Synonims are categorized based on the definitions of the main word.

  • 5.-For words that have lots of synonyms, sometimes you cannot see its entire map. Fortunately, the map can be moved by dragging it so that you can view the hidden dots or synonyms.

  • 6.-Each dot can be moved as well.

Two more examples:

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN…?

Do you want to know what’s the difference between two similar words?

If so, have a look here

It’s sooooo easy and useful!

Write the two words and discover!

Here is an example between fatigue and weary:

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vocabulary.com

 Really useful to learn english.   “Vocabulary.com is a platform for lifelong learning, growing with you every step of the way. As you improve, the words that you learn will become more and more advanced. And, with our easy-to-use progress-monitoring tools, you can always look back to see how far you’ve come.”

It’s a great tool either to learn and improve your vocabulary or, as a teacher, to help your students. Find: grammar, vocabulary, antonymes, synonymes….

¡It’s  more than a simple dictionary!

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 You can  play 

 You can  even to prepare your own lists for learning and teaching

 You can  look a word up

A great thesaurus with grammar tips and a good word for each day

        A complete list of synonymes and antonymes

 

Once you have your word with the different synonymes. You can even look it up depending on its complexity or lenght, like in the examples below:

 

But also, you can discover what words are the most common or informal ones by clicking that option like in the examples:

Go and investigate all the things you can do. You can join in for free but you have also a pro account for more things.

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Cogney Rhyming slang “dictionary”

cokney rhyming slangIn the page “cockney rhyming slang ” they explain us some important principles like: 

WHAT IS COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG?

“It is a collection of phrases used by Cockneys and other Londoners”

WHAT IS A COCKNEY ?

“It  is someone born within the sound of Bow Bells. (St Mary-le-Bow Church in Cheapside, London)…..The Cockney accent is heard less often in Central London these days but is widely heard in the outer London boroughs…”

WHAT IS RHYMING SLANG ?

“Rhyming Slang phrases are derived from taking an expression which rhymes with a word and then using that expression instead of the word. For example the word “look” rhymes withbutcher’s hook“. In many cases the rhyming word is omitted…”

SLANG TO ENGLISH

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 ENGLISH TO SLANG

Here I leave some examples of this cockney accent:

"Don't Dilly Dally on the Way--Cock Linnet Song"

Lovely "my fair lady"

Learn the Cockney accent

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The english alley to learn english

english alley homeThe English Alley is a 100 % free website with one goal: to help improve your English vocabulary

How does it work?

Here you can find plenty of  lovely drawings that show the different vocabulary terms. Everything is organized in themes (house, park, school…) Here, they are in alphabetical order

When you put the cursor over the drawings you will hear the pronunciation of the words, and if you click on many of them it will give you access to a new vocabulary page.

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VISUAL DICTIONARY for children, beginners or young learners

SPANISH – ESPAÑOL

Simple y básico diccionario para niños, sobretodo, preescolares o estudiantes que empiezan. Tiene 22 sets diferentes:personal, food, animals, body, clothes, kitchen, furniture, computer, sports, transport, jobs, garden, hospital, nature, stationery, traffic, letters, numbers, colours, positions, verbs and adjectives. Cada set contiene entre 20 y 50 palabras con su nombre y pronunciación. Total: más de 500 palabras.
 
Muy fácil de utilizar. Una vez  en la página, hay 3 herramientas:
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  • – Volver
  • – Ver las palabras en línea
  • – Ver las palabras juntas
 Al hacer click en cada dibujo. éste se verá más grande con la palabra escrita y su pronunciación .

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ENGLISH

This is a very simple and basic visual dictionary for children , above all for young learners or begginers. With 22 different setsanimals,personal, food,  body, clothes, kitchen, furniture, computer, sports, transport, jobs, garden, hospital, nature, stationery, traffic, letters, numbers, colours, positions, verbs and adjectives.

30-50 flashcards with their names and pronuntiation in each set . In total,  more than 500 words. 

Very easy to use it. Once you are in the page you willl find this three tools:

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  • – To go back home

  • – See the words in a line

  • – See the words together

 Click in each word to see a bigger picture  with its name and pronuntiation.

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