Why do most parents insist that one eat breakfast? And, what kinds of foods are eaten first thing in the mornings around the world? Using the data we collect let’s discover and celebrate a variety of breakfast foods.
You probably know places described in literature that also exist in real life. Sometimes it is easy to recognize them, and sometimes discovering their true location requires investigation. Is it possible to put all these places on a map?
In this project, we invite you to study such "unscientific" items as toys. We encounter them almost every day, but they are rarely considered objects worthy of scientific research. Let us fill this gap in research!
Can poetry overcome language barriers and cross cultures? A peek into centuries of Japanese poetry introduces us to the haiku and you can compose your own.
Adults rely on maps for a lot of information. Most maps they use, however, are missing enchanted things. Things like the land of the giants, dragon gorges, and enchanted forests. Lets correct this by drawing a map of magical places from literature around the world.
"Really?”, "Good gracious!", "Are you kidding?", or "What a shame!". What do all these expressions have in common? Any one of them might be heard as a response to information a person hears.
How do you commonly greet your friends? Let’s compile a map of how we greet each other in our countries.
Once, only the bravest people set off on a sea journey. Now, let’s sail the virtual high seas, retracing adventures described in our favorite books!
This project is a first attempt to study tales on a global scale. Together we will collect tales- told and written- from cultures and authors around the world.
Are idioms a dime a dozen or are they on their way out? Are they widely used or becoming obsolete? As cultures evolve, how do idioms keep pace?
What kind(s) of dolls are made in different regions of the world? What type(s) of materials do doll-makers around the globe utilize when creating their dolls? And, why do people even make dolls?
Is your world noisy? Are some places louder than others? Does noise bother you? Can noise be a form of pollution? Let’s map noise levels and find out.
Do you have an Achilles’ heel or keep up with the Joneses? We all use idioms with proper names. Where do they come from? How do they spread globally?
‘My little sunshine’, ‘sweetie’, ‘honey’– why do parents use such nicknames when talking with their children? Let’s see exactly which terms of endearment are used in different languages and cultures.
When you hear the word ‘horse’ what image comes to your mind? Perhaps you see a muscled workhorse, a winged Pegasus, a fiery stallion, or a gentle pony. Let’s see how many different meanings and images of a horse we can find in poetry worldwide.
Just like people, house pets are given names, which are called zoonyms. Together, we can collect zoonyms from all over the world and compile the first ever pet name classification.
How do streets get their names? Are street names chosen randomly or for a reason? Why is your street called what it is?
Heads? Or tails? We’ve all flipped a coin to settle a dispute, but is there really an equal chance that it will be heads or tails? Let's find out!
‘False friends of a translator’ is a couple of words in two languages, similar to spelling / writing and / or pronunciation, they are often related with origin but different in the meaning.
Travel to the heart of your community to discover the level of awareness of the importance to preserve bees in the ecosystem. Using provided questions, interview the experts about your island's flora and agricultural practices, and how they relate to the bee population; explore the data at a local and at a global levels using the data collected by your colleagues from different locations.
The goal of this project is to travel to the heart of your community to discover the level of awareness related to the importance of preserving bees in the ecosystem. It provides specific questions that you can make to experts on your island related to the flora and agricultural practices in the island, which you can then relate to the bee population status at a local and at a global level (through the data collected by your colleagues from different locations on Earth)
To make advertising slogans bright, interesting and memorable for consumers, many professionals work on advertising, using a variety of linguistic expressiveness means. Let's analyze Russian and foreign advertising slogans in terms of their stylistic, lexical, grammatical and phonetic features, and compare them for better understanding of the mentality of different peoples!