Friday, May 14, 2010

Supply and Demand Fun

Today, Alex's online history class briefly discussed supply and demand. This is something we haven't discussed before, so I went "Googling" for some ideas. Here's what I found:
  • Brainpop - video about Supply and Demand
  • Lemonade Stand Tycoon and Lemonade Stand Tycoon 2: New York Edition - you can play these free for 1 hour and then pay about $7. Alex has Zoo Tycoon and we really enjoyed Lemonade 2 today. 
  • You Are Here
  • A great site called "You Are Here" by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). If you go to the Food Court, you can learn about to supply and demand, business competition, the history of the FTC, and mergers and monopolies. Some of these areas are games and some are cute animations. One, the history of the FTC, is a nice video. (There are other areas of the mall where you can learn about other subjects.) I HIGHLY recommend this site. It's fun... and educational!


Jamie {See Jamie blog} said...

I actually briefly tried to explain this concept to Kathryn last night, but didn't feel like getting into it all. I'll have to check out these links. :)

Robin said...

If you google 'shopping city the game' there is a great free game that is like a more meaty version of the lemonade stand game. I think I've blogged about it, but can't remember.

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