Sunday, August 26, 2007

Goofy conversions

I didn't come up with this, but it strikes me as being very homeschoolerish. You've got your fractions (math), your homonyms (language arts), your metric terms (science), and a bit of world culture (history). Read it to your kids while they're doing jumping jacks and you've covered a whole day's worth of schooling.

 •  Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
 •   2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital = 1 I.V. league
 •   2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
 •   1 millionth mouthwash = 1 microscope
 •   Speed of a tortoise breaking the sound barrier = Mach Turtle
 •   365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer because it's less filling = 1 lite year
 •   Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon
 •   1000 aches = 1 megahertz
 •   Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
 •   Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = bananosecond
 •   10 cards = 1 decacards
 •   1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
 •   10 rations = 1 decoration
 •   2 monograms = 1 diagram
 •   8 nickels = 2 paradigms
 •   2 wharves = 1 paradox

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