Whyville is a 3D online world, aimed at kids ages 8 to 15. It is a virtual world that educates kids about everything from viruses to global warming, from how to build cars to personal finance. The population of Whyville is 68 percent female from 140 countries. Whyville is fun and serves the real life purpose of teaching science.
In Texas, Whyville recently received grants totaling $440,000 from the Texas Workforce Commission to build Whyville Biotech and Whyville Advanced Manufacturing Center (San Antonio Express News online 8/6).
Welcome to Whyville! - visit Whyville
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You can even start your own business, buy a car and give your friends a ride, write for the town newspaper, or run for a seat in the Whyville Senate.
Everything Whyville!: 6/3/07 - 6/10/07 - visit blog
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. . . The general consensus among Whyvillians (the citizens of the virtual community of Whyville) is that earning a good salary and thus procuring a large number of clams to spend on face parts or other goods is essential for fully participating in the Whyville. . .