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Visual Dictionary: Free and Great For Science

Free Visual Dictionary Great for Teaching Kids Science

I’m part of a Yahoo homeschooling group that focuses on education and someone recommended this visual dictionary so I checked it out and it IS amazing for science or anything in which you need a visual explanation.

It’s very simple to use: To easily find a word, the alphabetical table of contents allows to see the list of key words and proposes a link to the corresponding page. Browse alphabetically. To do a search in this page, press on Ctrl F.

This might come in handy someday!

p.s. A reader just gave me another visual dictionary called The Visual Dictionary. It’s also very helpful.

Look what comes up when you view “brain“:

Brain

Brain or encephalon (lateral view): Seat of mental capacities of a human.
Central sulcus or fissure: groove on the middle of the cerebrum.
Parietal lobe: projecting part on the side of the cerebrum.
Postcentral gyrus: sinuous fold on the back of the cerebrum.
Occipital lobe: projecting part at the back of the brain containing the optical centers.
Occipital pole: hindmost part of the cerebrum.
Cerebellum: nervous centre situated under the brain.
Brain stem: part of the brain consisting of the medulla oblongata, the pons Varoli and the mesencephalon.
Lateral sulcus or fissure: groove on the side of the cerebrum separating two lobes.
Temporal lobe: projecting part of the cerebrum in the area of the temples.
Frontal pole: foremost part of the cerebrum.
Precentral gyrus: sinuous fold on the front of the cerebrum.
Frontal lobe: projecting part in the area of the forehead.

Just for contrast, here is “electric guitar“:

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Electric guitar: guitar that its vibrations are transmitted to an amplifier that produces the sounds.
Headstock: part at the top of the neck where the pegs are located.
Fret: metal piece that marks the position of the notes.
Neck: part of the guitar where strings are pressed to produce the notes.
Volume control: button allowing to modify the volume level.
Pickup selector: button allowing to choose one or many pickups.
Tone control: button allowing to modify the sonority.
Jack socket: plug-in connector that connects the cable to the amplifier.
Bridge: piece that supports the strings and transmits the vibrations.
Treble pickup: transforms the vibrations into treble frequencies.
Medium pickup: transforms the vibrations into medium frequencies.
Bass pickup: transforms the vibrations into bass frequencies.
Screw: piece that allows to fasten a strap.
Peg: small button used to control the tension of the strings.

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

5 Comments

  1. Joy

    This is excellent! Thanks for sharing this terrific resource!

    • To Joy,
      Thank you so much! The visual dictionary was a fun discovery for me too! And I love how it’s so helpful with items that bear diagramming like parts of the body or a car engine.

    • To Joy,
      Thank you so much! I was excited to find this visual dictionary. It’s great for items that bear diagramming like parts of the body or an auto engine. I know that it will come in handy for our family one day.

  2. Magic

    Thanks for sharing Have you seen this one http://www.ikonet.com/en/visualdictionary/

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