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September 2000

Fact Monster
http://www.factmonster.com/
GRADE LEVEL: 3-8

CONTENT:
Fact Monster, a part of Information Please, is a reference site for young students. It includes fun facts, homework help, and cool games and quizzes.

AESTHETICS:
The site features a user-friendly format with bright, informative graphics.

ORGANIZATION:
Fact Monster is organized by subject area for quick access to information. Each area can be accessed from the menu at the left side of the screen. Users can also search the site by keyword with the onsite search tool.

REVIEW:
Students, parents, and teachers will find Fact Monster packed full of information on a wide range of topics from world geography to making a lava lamp to the latest on the Backstreet Boys. In addition to the usual subject areas, users will find Daily Features, Cool Stuff, Games and Quizzes, and a Homework Center. Each subject area includes links to quizzes and games for reinforcing skills and special features. The Homework Center not only provides help on assignments but also provides tips for improving writing and study skills. Students will enjoy this easy-to-use reference.

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