Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Kids Love a Mystery


Mysteries, Codes & Mazes on the Web




Mysteries




A.Pintura - Art Detective


http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/


Help A. Pintura identify a famous painting.



The Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Geo Mysteries with Rex the Dino Detective


http://www.childrensmuseum.org/geomysteries/mysteries.html


Help Rex solve mysteries about rocks, minerals and fossils.




Federal Bureau of Investigation - Kids' Page


http://www.fbi.gov/fbikids.htm


Learn about the FBI. Create a disguise for Agent Bobby Bureau so he can go undercover. Older kids can follow a case through the FBI lab.




4 2 Explore - Thematic Pathfinders for All Ages - Mystery


http://42explore.com/mystery.htm


Explore various aspects of mysteries by visiting a wide variety of websites.




History Detectives - Kids


http://pbskids.org/historydetectives/


See if you can solve some history mysteries such as identifying objects, guessing the age of a house or identifying famous places in history.




MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries


http://kids.mysterynet.com/


Pay attention to the clues in the stories and solve some mysteries. Read mysteries written by the winners of the "Mysteries by Kids" contest. You can also read a scary story or learn a magic trick.





National Library of Medicine - Tox Mystery


http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov/


Help Toxie the cat find hazards throughout the house. Additional sites for kids are listed under Parent Resources.




PlanetOzKids - Ace Detectives


http://www.planetozkids.com/Ace_Detectives/index.html


Help four teens solve mysteries at this Australian website.




Codes



4 2 Explore - Thematic Pathfinders for All Ages - Codes, Ciphers and Secret Messages


http://www.42explore2.com/codes.htm


Numerous websites about codes and ciphers are listed here.




National Security Agency - CryptoKids


http://www.nsa.gov/kids/


Make your own secret codes. Play games that challenge you to crack some codes.




Mazes



Discovery School - Puzzlemaker - Computer Generated Mazes


http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/AdvMazeSetupForm.asp


Make your own maze.




Free Printable Mazes for Kids


http://www.printactivities.com/Mazes.html


Scroll down to finds lots of mazes to print and solve.




Puzzle Choice - Online Games: 2D Maze and 3D Maze


2D Maze


http://www.puzzlechoice.com/pc/2D_Interactivx.html


3D Maze


http://www.puzzlechoice.com/pc/3D_Interactivx.html


Play online.



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