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Date: 27 September, 2007
Suzanne Elvidge goes online to show you what how computers and water can mix
All games are free downloads or free to view online, and need the minimum of equipment.
To play a game, simply click on its name. If you are a parent, we advise you to try the game and the site it's on first before letting your kids play them, to make sure you're happy. (And, don't forget, you can also find great games for kids in our own Global Gang area)
A water quiz from San Diego Zoo, all about animals and plants. Select your answer and click on the ‘Check answer’ button to move onto the next question – you get your score at the end. Warning – rather annoying music!
Educational, this one. Water on Earth moves in a cycle – sometimes it’s on the ground, sometimes its moving through plants, sometimes it’s in the air. Use your mouse to drag the descriptions to the right part of the water cycle, and right click to check if you are correct.
You can download this one or play it online. Educational again, but a fun platform game too. You are Droplet, a water molecule, and you have got to run, jump, climb, slide, take rides on passing leaves, and stun your enemies on your way through the forest, river, sea, and back to the clouds. Don’t forget that everything needs water to stay alive, so watch out for thirsty creatures.
This game was created during 2005 by Tearfund and WaterAid – see how much EU funding you can catch for water and sanitation (the action link at the end is no longer valid). There are more water games on the WaterAid Splash Out site.
Make sure that the people in the village have safe water and sanitation by working with the villagers and helping them decide what to do. The better your decisions, the more points you gain.
Unscramble the letters to complete the sentence about water, and type the word into the empty space. You’ve got three tries before Thirstin gives you the answer. Try this game to match amounts of water to activities.
Put the top ten wettest places in the right order. You can have three hints, and you can check your answers.
Yet another website that I wish I had never discovered – I am now completely hooked. Like doing jigsaws but fed up of that last piece going down the back of the sofa? Then this is the site for you. Jigsaws with 6 to 247 pieces – you can even create jigsaws from your own photos.
Scottish Water’s Island Game – an island full of games and quizzes. Each game will change how the island looks. Play games about rubbish, sewage (lovely), and the water cycle.
No idea what is going on here as it’s all in Korean, but it seems to involve water balloons and yet more annoying music…
On a more serious note – this has been a tragically wet summer for people around the world. Please support Christian Aid helping people in