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Do you know your anagrams, or words from rearranged letters?


Want to play a word game?

Let’s see how many different words you can make by rearranging the letters in the word EARTH.

What did you come up with?

We came up with HEART and HATER.

Did I just make an anagram?

Yes! If you were able to mix the letters and make a new word, you just created an anagram!

Anagrams are what you get when you rearrange the letters in a word or sentence, to make a new word or sentence.

It's like when you take CAT and make it into ACT.

Where did they come from?

Anagrams have been around a long time! Ancient Greeks thought that they could see the future of a person by mixing the letters in their name.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, some scientists would use anagrams to create secret codes of their discoveries.

This is fun, let's try some more!