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Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.


Vocabulary Pinball Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!

Word Find

Play the classic Word Search and find game.

Word Scramble - Words Only

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!

Word Scramble - Problems and Definitions

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!


Play hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.

List Content
  • democracy -- a government by the people
  • agora -- an outdoor marketplace in ancient Greece
  • plunder -- valuables taken in war
  • plague -- an epidemic of an often fatal disease
  • philosopher -- a person who studies truth and knowledge
  • myth -- a story which tends to explain natural events
  • marathon -- longest race in the Olympics, a footrace of about 26 miles
  • aristocracy -- a government ruled by a few wealthy people
  • mercenary -- hired soldier
  • immortal -- to live forever
  • reason -- logical thinking
  • Ancient Greec

    • philosopher -- a person who studies truth and knowledge
    • agora -- an outdoor marketplace in ancient Greece
    • plague -- an epidemic of an often fatal disease
    • myth -- a story which was created to explain mysteries of the universe
    • plunder -- valuables taken in war
    • democracy -- a government by the people
    • mercenary -- hired soldier
    • aristocracy -- a government controlled by a few wealthy people
    • marathon -- the longest race in the Olympics, a footrace of about 26 miles
    • reason -- logical thinking
    • immortal -- to live forever

    Ancient Rome

    • gladiator -- generally a prisoner or slave who served as a professional fighter
    • dictator --
    • disciple -- a follower
    • caesar --
    • catacomb --
    • plebeian -- common Roman citizen with little wealth or power
    • Senate -- governing body
    • tribune -- person appointed to protect the rights of plebeian
    • republic --
    • emperor -- ruler of an empire
    • consul --
    • synagogue -- Jewish place of worship
    • patriotism --
    • gladiator --
    • patrician -- wealthy, powerful Roman citizen
    • disciple --
    • representative -- one elected to represent the people
    • dictator -- ruler with total control over the people
    • plebeian --
    • caesar -- Roman ruler
    • Senate --
    • catacomb -- underground room used as a burial place
    • tribune --
    • emperor --
    • synagogue --
    • republic -- government where citizens have the right to vote
    • consul -- official chosen to manage the government and the army
    • patrician --
    • patriotism -- sense of pride in one's country
    • representative --

    Ancient Rome continued

    • pope -- leader of the Roman church
    • Pax Romana -- Roman peace lasting nearly 200 years
    • persecute --
    • pillage --
    • auction -- to sell off
    • vandal -- someone who destroys property
    • pope --
    • Pax Romana --
    • persecute -- to punish others for their beliefs
    • pillage -- to rob
    • auction --
    • vandal --

    Ch. 1-Looking at Earth

    • environment -- natural surroundings
    • artifacts -- tools, pottery, paintings, weapons, and other items dug up and examined
    • orbit -- path that a body travels around the sun in the solar system
    • leap year -- a year that contains one extra day
    • landforms -- individual features of the land, such as mountains and valleys
    • GIS -- special computer software which helps geographers gather different kinds of info. about a place
    • solar system -- Earth, eight other planets, and thousands of smaller bodies that all revolve around the sun
    • revolution -- complete orbit around the sun
    • winter solstice -- the day with the fewest hours of daylight
    • geography -- study of the Earth and all its variety
    • GPS -- group of satellites that travels around the earth which can be used to tell exact locations
    • fossils -- the remains of humans
    • atmosphere -- the layer of air surrounding the Earth
    • summer solstice -- the day with the most hours of daylight and least amount of darkness

    Chapter 2

    • plateau -- an area of high, flat land
    • fertile -- rich, as in soil
    • covenant -- an agreement
    • irrigation -- a system for transporting water to crops
    • dynasty -- a ruling family
    • ziggurat -- a huge, pyramid-shaped structure consisting of a series of stacked, rectangular platforms
    • scribe -- a professional writer
    • monotheism -- the worship of one God
    • region -- an area on Earth with common physical features
    • polytheism -- worship of many gods
    • barter -- to exchange one kind of good or service for another
    • cuneiform -- a form of wedge-shaped writing used in ancient times
    • society -- an organized community with established rules and traditions
    • city-state -- a city that is an individual unit, complete with its own form of government and traditions
    • conquer -- to defeat

    Chapter 2 part 2

    • synagogue -- a Jewish place of worship
    • empire -- a large territory consisting of many different places under the control of a single ruler
    • slavery -- the practice of one person owning another person
    • artisan -- a craftsperson such as a potter or weaver
    • civilization -- a group of people who have a complex and organized society within a culture
    • conquest -- the defeat of another group

    Chapter 3-Egypt

    • delta -- a triangular-shaped area of soil at the mouth of a river that looks like fingers
    • unify -- to unite
    • pharaoh -- title given to a king meaning "great house"
    • economy -- the way people use and manage resources
    • pyramid -- a stone building that housed the dead
    • cataract -- waterfall
    • free -- independent
    • mummy -- a preserved Egyptian body
    • papyrus -- a valuable crop used to make paper
    • hieroglyphics -- form of writing based on pictures
    • silt -- a mixture of soil and small rocks

    Geography Terms

    • scale -- a drawing showing measurements that help you estimate actual distances
    • meridian -- another name for line of longitude
    • axis -- an imaginary line through the center of Earth connecting the two poles
    • elevation -- height above sea level
    • latitude -- imaginary parallel lines that run around Earth in an east-west direction; one of these is the equator

    Geography Terms 2

    • compass rose -- a pointer showing the four cardinal directions and sometimes intermediate directions
    • political map -- a map that shows cities, state, and countries
    • relief map -- a physical map that uses shading to indicate physical features
    • locator -- a small map that shows where the subject of a main map can be found
    • physical map -- a map that shows landforms and bodies of water
    • global grid -- a pattern of crossed lines formed by lines of latitude and lines of longitude
    • longitude -- imaginary lines that run in a north-south direction from one pole to the other
    • parallel -- another name for a line of latitude
    • intermediate d -- direction halfway between two of the four cardinal points

    Middle Ages

    • epidemic -- a disease that quickly spreads
    • knight -- a feudal warrior trained and prepared to fight on horseback
    • monarch -- a king or queen who is a supreme leader
    • missionary -- a person who teaches a religion to people with different beliefs
    • monk -- a man who devotes his life to religion and lives in a monastery
    • lady -- a woman of nobility
    • nun -- a woman who devotes her life to religion and lives in a convent
    • serf -- a person who lived on and farmed feudal land
    • epidemic -- a disease that quickly spreads
    • knight -- a feudal warrior trained and prepared to fight on horseback
    • guild -- a group of craftspeople or merchants who are united by a common interest
    • monastery -- a community where monks live, study, and pray
    • monarch -- a king or queen who is a supreme leader
    • lady -- a woman of nobility
    • serf -- a person who lived on and farmed feudal land
    • convent -- a community of nuns
    • chivalry -- a knight's code of behavior

    Reading Terms #1

    • metaphor -- Jerry is a steam-roller!
    • genre -- a category used to classify literature and other artistic works by form or content
    • antonym -- opposite meaning of a word
    • idiom -- expression not meant literally (cat is out of the bag, figurative language)
    • series -- fiction novels often by the same author with the same main character (s) who continues to have new adventures in every book
    • figurative lang -- writing not meant "literally"
    • periodical -- magazines or newspapers or other writings published often and regularly under the same title and format
    • thesaurus -- reference book with alphabetical listings of synonyms (antonyms) + example sentences
    • bibliography -- list of resources used on a research paper or for a non-fiction book
    • onomatopoeia -- creation of words by their sounds: buzz, clatter, hiss, zoom=figurative language
    • etymology -- the history of a particular word (dictionary)
    • fantasy -- fiction genre with magical creatures, unrealistic settings
    • fiction -- novels, made-up stories, may be based on real life or not
    • almanac -- reference book with a wide variety of short facts, articles, charts, and tables updated every year
    • expository -- writing that explains or defines

    Reading Terms #2

    • mystery -- fiction genre with lots of clues, and a problem to solve, suspenseful
    • point of view -- way in which an author tells the story
    • science fiction -- possibe things that could happen through imagined scientific discoveries, future worlds=genre
    • tall tales -- stories about impossible or exaggerated events, often humorous (Paul Bunyan)=genre
    • legends -- stories of past heroes that may be partly true (often warriors)=genre
    • personification -- animals or things take on characteristics of a person=figurative language
    • hyperbole -- deliberate exaggeration=figurative language
    • historical fict -- genre with historical setting, some real people & action, but also made-up
    • narrative -- telling a story in writing (fiction and sometimes biographies)
    • biography -- true life story of someone=non-fiction genre
    • nonfiction -- information which is factual
    • myths -- stories meant to be believed that explained the mysteries of life and the universe (often with gods, goddesses, supernatural) genre
    • literal -- meaning exactly what is written, NOT figurative language
    • synonyms -- words that mean the same or almost the same
    • folktales -- stories not meant to be true; can be magical, fun to tell over and over=genre

    Reading Terms #3

    • alliteration -- repeating the beginning sounds (Silly Sally sat on seashore)
    • simile -- comparison of 2 very different things using words (like or as)
    • atlas -- reference book with mainly maps (charts and graphs for geography)
    • propaganda -- extreme written or spoken persuasion, probably not factual or carefully chosen or edited
    • mood -- feelings and emotions; atmosphere of a story
    • theme -- the major idea of a literay or artistic work (good vs evil)
    • encyclopedia -- set of reference books with long, detailed, well-researched articles about a wide variety of subjects
    • irony -- not literal-almost opposite-figurative language
    • symbolism -- using one thing to suggest or represent something else (a tree stands for strength)
    • dialogue -- what the characters say: quotations
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