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Reporters give healthy web games a workout
March 18, 2018

March 2018 … The Whitehall Healthy Reporter staff recently played some of the Healthy NewsWorks web games that reinforce important lessons about health topics and research skills. Read what the reporters thought about three of the games. Try the games yourself. They are free!

Wheel Spin

To play the Wheel Spin game you press the spin button and the arrow moves. A stop button makes the arrow stop. Then the game will ask you a question so you can get points if you get the answer right. There are 10 questions.

The game teaches children about using websites and how to tell whether they are safe to use.

I liked the game because it quizzes you like you’re at a game show. Also, it helps you get information about what websites you should use. I also liked the intro theme song

I think people who are 8 to 10 years old who enjoy playing cyber games or like to learn about websites would like the game because they could learn more.

—By Leidan Martin-Johnson


I played Gridlock. In the game you needed to answer questions about health. It helps you understand what you know about health.

I liked this game because I knew most of the answers. I think kids 9 and older would like this game.

—By Carmen Bibian

Word Guess

To play the Word Guess game you have to use the clues to figure out a word.

It teaches children what this word means. For example, that you can’t live more than a few days without water.

I liked it because it taught me a few words such as what a stroke is and what aerobic means.

I think people who are 8 years old would enjoy Word Guess because they both use words and clues you need to figure them out.

—By Jordan Chhay

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Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.