... scientific scavenger - imaginechildhood.com Mystery... detective work... outdoor play... a prize a the end... this can't be a science lesson. But it is. Even though school has started for the year, that doesn't mean the outdoor classroom you've been using these past few months is out of commission. Skill Set: The Beginning (Mechanical) Engineer’s Checklist A while ago MAKE did a post on A Beginning Engineer’s Checklist from the PIClist site. And while I love these kind of lists, it left me – as a mechanical engineering – feeling a little left out, with all the talk of chips and Ohm’s Law and power busses (oh my!). It also reminded me of a list we had posted on a bulletin board at my first job, called Akin’s Laws of Spacecraft Design, which definitely apply to more than just spacecraft. So here’s my attempt at rearranging and adding to these lists to give them more of a mechanical flavor and include some of my own lessons learned over the last few years.
Zombie Engagement Photo Shoot Is Bloody Awesome Canadian bride- and groom-to-be Holly Young and Harlan Guthrie had seen zombie engagement photo shoots done before, but they were determined to take theirs to the next level. "There was another couple who did a zombie engagement shoot a few years back," Guthrie told The Huffington Post in an email. "We both had seen that but thought, 'If you're going to kill zombies, it has to be bloodier.' And that was a bit of the motivation behind doing it."
I-spy bottle I’ve seen these all over the internet lately and decided it was time to make one for my kids. I had this great bottle that had hot chocolate in it that I got at a specialty home store. I thought it would be perfect for this, and it was. I searched the house for small things to put in the bottle, and in no time at all I had a pretty good collection. Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms // Current To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online. The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years. Your contributions helped make Current.com a vibrant place for discussing thousands of interesting stories, and your continued viewership motivated us to keep innovating and find new ways to reflect the voice of the people. We now welcome the on-air and digital presence of Al Jazeera America, a new news network committed to reporting on and investigating real stories affecting the lives of everyday Americans in every corner of the country.
Engagement Photos Presented As Horror-Themed Comic Are Untraditional But Awesome Engagement photos get a bad rap for being saccharine and self-indulgent. But one Hungarian couple turned that stereotype on its head with their horror-themed engagement comic featuring an unexpected third party: a bloody, saw-wielding murderer. Photographer Laszlo Bodnar told The Huffington Post that the bride and groom-to-be, Alexandra and Chris, are big fans of thrillers and horror movies and suggested a "Texas Chainsaw"-like set for the shoot. Bodnar decided to take their idea a step further by arranging the photos in a comic format. Check out the awesome shots below from the Hungary-based engagement and wedding photography group ElevenPhoto. This isn't the first time a twosome has opted for a more gruesome engagement photo session.
Spooky Science: A Matter Experiment I know many of my VA friends are teaching a science unit on Matter now so I want to pass this one along before October is over. In this experiment, students are using the Scientific Method of Question, Hypothesis, Procedure, Observation and Conclusion to investigate changes in matter. Students worked with a lab partner. Students are given a package of Halloween Gummies and told to pick one out to use in this experiment. Dual Tessellation The dual of a regular tessellation is formed by taking the center of each polygon as a vertex and joining the centers of adjacent polygons. The triangular and hexagonal tessellations are duals of each other, while the square tessellation it its own dual. Juliana Park and Benjamin Lee's 'zombie' engagement photos are internet sensation By Hannah Roberts Updated: 07:50 GMT, 22 August 2011 Every bride-to-be wants their engagement pictures to be memorable. But one California couple made sure the special moment as they announced their nuptials was completely unique- by arranging for a zombie to crash the photo shoot.
Mad Science Theme Pin It It's President's Day so I thought it was the perfect time to do some penny experimenting (Abraham Lincoln is on the penny, after all!). The Lil Divas LOVE our experiments, so they were instantly intrigued by the idea of performing some experiments with our pennies. This is another fun & easy experiment/observation to do with the kids at home or school. Before you begin: Compare a newer penny to an older one.
Command-line interface Command-line interfaces to computer operating systems are less widely used by casual computer users, who favor graphical user interfaces. Command-line interfaces are often preferred by more advanced computer users, as they often provide a more concise and powerful means to control a program or operating system. Programs with command-line interfaces are generally easier to automate via scripting. Operating system command-line interfaces Operating system (OS) command line interfaces are usually distinct programs supplied with the operating system. Boredom Busters Bored? How can you possibly be bored? School's only been out three weeks!