22nd December 2009: URDU VERBS - : We're delighted to say that the Urdu verbs worksheets have now been linked in from the site :) and our thanks to Ayub Shaikh and Riffat Khan, for all their hard work on both the Urdu verbs and Urdu vocabulary over a very long period.
The Urdu verbs worksheets started receiving visits barely half an hour after first going up on line here tonight! very keenly awaited, as have been all the dual-language worksheet sets so far. See the Translators' page for details of other languages currently in progress.
14th December 2009: SPANISH VERBS - : After a - very - long wait, we're very pleased to say that the Spanish verbs worksheets have finally been linked in from the site :) and our thanks to Aurora in Peru, and Jim in Spain, for making this possible. Visits are already racking up to the newly-released pages - we know how very keenly these have been awaited :)
Work is still ongoing to provide the Spanish-English vocabulary worksheets - due very soon we hope - and the Urdu-English verbs are about to have their final check-through. Our thanks to Samyak and Deepa for their offers of help with Hindi-English and Gujarati-English worksheets - more details about everything ongoing in the dual-language worksheets area can be found on the Translators' page.
6th December 2009: 3D GRIDBUILDING - SCIENCE - biology, chemistry and physics: Stage 5 of the science has now been uploaded - over 2450 pages now - and for the first time you may be able to see exactly how all this fits together. It really is in "3D" - these pages don't only link forwards, they link backwards as well (in all directions).
You can test this out for yourself - take a page like "cells" - if you scroll down just below the definition, there are links to all the pages that mention the item you're reading about. This is "science in depth" - fully-lateral science, where GCSE-level students should in due course be able to build up a 3D picture of how everything fits together.
Remember you saw it here first! this area is truly groundbreaking. Though actually we originally developed the programming techniques for lateral forward/backward linking, for Andy's Guide to Pokémon in Area 12, as long ago as 2007 (see for example the RBY Pokédex page). Younger visitors especially have a huge capacity to think laterally, probably the reason for the very high ongoing levels of visits to the Pokémon area here.
There's still a very great deal of content to be added for the 3D Science area (and we'd appreciate it if site visitors could send in some original science graphics for the pages) but the basic structure is all now in place.
The whole "languages" area here is unique - laterally-linking languages across the planet, in considerable depth across each language (compare a French-English worksheet against a Russian-English worksheet with the same English content, and you have the French-Russian translation, and so on, across many many language pairs) and, in a similar way, we are now making it possible to map science in 3D, in a way that has never been done before - so that the endless different facets of science can become interlinked laterally across the board. If there are any science teachers or lecturers out there who would like to become involved with this amazing science project, just drop us a line :) e-mail penny2008 (at) happychild.org.uk.