Last year I read about the Free Rice site and then a member of our RE staff also sent it around. Since then it has occasionally come up again. When I looked at the site again I saw some changes on the website that I thought I would let you know about. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the deal. The site that asks you questions and each time you get an answer right, 20 grains of rice are donated through the UN World Food Program. (There is a lot of information on this UN site that would be useful as well). The money comes from the displayed ads and the advertisers are solid brands, as you can see on the site.
The Free Rice site has been updated to offer a wider range of topics. The questions do ‘learn’ as you progress through the quiz and become harder but they aren’t too taxing but there are 50 levels you can strive to acheive. As the school year starts to draw to a close, and some students may finish work earlier than others, they might like to have a go at this site and do some good at the same time. You can have a go as many times as you like and it can be addictive. I know one person that tries it everyday.
I don’t know when the change occurred but you can now choose to do your bit to help fight poverty while answering questions on the following subjects:
Chemical Symbols (Basic)
Chemical Symbols (Full List)
Identify Countries on the Map