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OLogy for Kids

OLogy for Kids
Identical twins have the exact same genes, but their fingerprints are unique. Bats are the only mammals that can truly fly. Fireflies aren't flies at all. They're beetles! Many sauropods grew new teeth as often as once a month, as old ones wore out. Antarctica is a continent surrounded by ocean. If melted, the ice sheets covering Antarctica would raise global sea level by almost 70 meters (230 feet). "Shooting stars" are actually meteors. Some meteorites are as old as the solar system. Koalas are not bears. Half a million neurons form every minute during the first five months in the womb. Some meteorites are small pieces of the moon.

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Virtual Field Trips Every Teacher Ought to Know About Virtual field trips are becoming more and more popular. Due to budget cuts, many teachers lack the essentials like pens and paper. We are going to show you how to make lemonade out of those lemons. Here are THE BEST free online virtual field trips. 1. Exhibits Collection New Englanders have a saying: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Weather forecasts may be more stable in other parts of the world, but the basic idea stands. Weather is dynamic, the product of interacting forces we are only beginning to understand. Witness the weather extremes caused by El Niño in 1997 and 1998. El Niño raised water temperatures in the Pacific and the effects were felt worldwide: crop failures, disease outbreaks, excess snow, or too little rain.

Kids in the House - Middle School Meet the Clerk Karen L. Haas, Clerk of the U.S. Eclectic Homeschooling My kids like watching cooking shows on Youtube. Awhile back I stumbled upon a video series that combines cooking with history. Clara, a 91+ year old woman who lived through the Great Depression, cooks and talks about what her life was like when they didn’t have an abundance of food. The food she prepares is food that was typical for her family to eat during the Great Depression. Interactive Science activities ABPI - Resources for Schools It is helpful to be able to search on an age range within each subject area Teacher 2011 View page

Virtual Field Trips Electronic (Virtual) Field Trips List of Contents (click on topic name for more links) This resource is the brain child of Donna Hendry, a graduate of the School of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University. Donna has already created a resource of her own (see link below) which is rich in links to websites whose creators have provided an exciting opportunity for learners of all ages to virtually experience our wondrous world. General Electronic (Virtual) Field Trips Resources (28)

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms Glossary Home | Text Version Designed to help learners at any level better understand genetic terms Guided by national science standards Explained by scientists at the NIH The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms. Enter a search term or explore the list of terms by selecting a letter from the alphabet on the left and then select from the terms revealed. (A text-only version is available from here.)

2 Stately Knowledge: Facts about the United States These web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C. Need to know the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? All that information is here — and more! Homeschool Curriculum 2015-2016 - Our Journey Westward As much as I’m going to miss my sweet girl as she heads off to college this year, I have to admit it’s kind of nice only planning curriculum for two kiddos this year. My boys are in 10th and 3rd grades. Yeah, we pretty much won’t be able to do any multi-age homeschooling. It’s okay, though, because the 10th grader will do most of his schooling without my help. That leaves plenty of time to focus on my littlest man during the school day.

Lawrence Hall of Science - 24/7 Science How fast does the wind blow? What makes things sticky? Where do insects live and plants grow? What is the best way to clean up the environment? How do humans measure up in the animal kingdom? Electronic Field Trips This section defines electronic field trips and suggests some of the best of these scientific explorations. Currently under way: Wright Flyer Online: The 1903 Wright Flyer was flown by the Wright brothers in the first-ever powered flight. A full-sized replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer is being tested in a wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center. Use wind tunnel data from this project to do a variety of activities. Animals www.kidcyberteachers.com.au Need help planning classroom activities? Go here to the kidcyber resources for teachers website and find a collection of practical, low cost teaching materials in a variety of curriculum areas to help you 'put it all together'. Our units cost just a few dollars, making it possible for you to buy your own copy. We would like to continue to write for you but we need the few dollars for each copy to make a living and keep our site online. So please, don't photocopy and hand to others.

Commas after a sentence introductions Words that "set the scene" do not always start the sentence; they could appear at the back or in the middle. A comma is only expected when these words appear at the front of the sentence. This is very handy to know. Look the examples below: At 4 o'clock, the new manager, David Bain, will visit. StudyJams You can find over 200 Jams on topics like The Universe , listen to songs about Landforms , and test yourself on concepts like Range .

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