Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Search form Search Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious. Science of Cooking • Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and Webcasts.PreviousNext Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities, and More Auroras: Paintings in the Sky Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Feeling Pressured Feel atmospheric pressure changes by stepping into a garbage bag. Camera Obscura Take the Beat Back Uncover the everyday origins of some extraordinary instruments. The Cold Water Candy Test Science of Baseball What's the science behind a home run? Arctic Seals These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice Plant Hybrids If you're a patient gardener, you can grow your own hybrid flowers. 2016 Total Solar Eclipse Telescope View Watch the telescope view of the entire 2016 total solar eclipse in Micronesia. Energy from Death Slinky in Hand Make waves without getting wet. Cheshire Cat Pages explore Connect
16 Fun Interactive Games About Nature Nature is one of the PBS programs that I have enjoyed for as long as I can remember. Today, I found myself looking at the Nature website again where I discovered 16 games and interactive videos about animals and other features of nature. Through the games and videos students can learn about penguins, sea turtles, and eleven other animals. Through the games students can also learn about glaciers, ocean waves, and forensics. Applications for Education Fortunately, many Nature episodes are now available to view online. Here's Nature's latest online video, An Original DUCKumentary.
Migration of Birds Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center General Considerations While certain flight directions are consistently followed by migratory birds, it is well to remember that the term "migration route" is a generalization, a concept referring to the general movements of a species, rather than an exact course followed by individual birds or a path followed by a species characterized by specific geographic or ecological boundaries. Even the records of banded birds usually show no more than the places of banding and recovery, and the details of the route actually traversed between the two points is interpolated. In determining migration routes, one must also constantly guard against the false assumption that localities with many grounded migrants are on the main path of migration and localities where no migrants are observed are off the main path. There is also considerable variation in the routes chosen by different species. Flyways and Corridors Narrow Routes Converging Routes W.W.
Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking - Dorie Clark by Dorie Clark | 12:00 PM February 18, 2014 We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, job opportunities, and more. But despite that fact, many of us are doing it wrong — and I don’t just mean the banal error of trading business cards at a corporate function and not following up properly. Many executives, even when they desperately want to cultivate a new contact, aren’t sure how to get noticed and make the right impression. I’ve certainly been there. Years ago, I was a speaker at a tech conference — as was a bestselling author. We’re all busy, but it’s hard to imagine the volume of requests that well-known leaders receive. Grant does get back to the people who write him — he even had to hire an assistant to help — but most people at the top don’t have the time management skills (or the desire) to pull that off. Misunderstanding the pecking order. Asking to receive before you give.
Blood - we can't live without it! blood; plasma; blood cells; blood types; blood transfusion; platelets; immune system; anaemia; clotting; bleeding; serum; antibodies; A; B; AB; O; antigens; rhesus; rh+; rh-; iron; periods ; Contents Blood is the fluid that keeps our bodies going. It is a transport system that carries oxygen and the essential chemicals to where they are needed in the body. It carries heat around our bodies, to keep our fingers warm and stop our brains from overheating.More than half of blood is plasma. Sometimes people need extra blood because they have lost more than the body can make in a short time or they are not making enough red blood cells (this is called anaemia (say an-ee-me-a)). Doctors can give blood from one person to another in what is called a transfusion (say trans-few-shun). The blood that someone is given is 'matched' so that it won’t be destroyed by their immune system. Type A blood can go to anyone who has type A or AB. Many people donate blood every few months. Blood is amazing.
Conflict Strategies for Nice People - Liane Davey by Liane Davey | 12:00 PM December 25, 2013 Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy conflict about the issues. Teams need conflict to function effectively. Still, I meet people every day who admit that they aren’t comfortable with conflict. Sure, pulling your punches might help you maintain your self-image as a nice person, but you do so at the cost of getting your alternative perspective on the table; at the cost of challenging faulty assumptions; and at the cost of highlighting hidden risks. To overcome these problems, we need a new definition of nice. The secret of having healthy conflict and maintaining your self-image as a nice person is all in the mindset and the delivery. Here are a few tips on improving your delivery: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Bones: They’re alive! Without bones, your body would be a slippery bag of organs. But the stiff models of a skeleton that you’ve seen in science class (or as Halloween decorations) tell only half the story. That’s because “the skeleton does more than just hold you up,” explains Laura Tosi Bones are made of living, breathing cells. Tiny ear bones conduct sounds that help us hear. And that’s just for starters. Cells called osteoblasts (gray blobs forming an oval) create new bone tissue. Robert M. The skeleton crew The framework that gives your body shape is surprisingly busy. The body’s skeleton changes constantly. Cells called osteoclasts break down old bone through a process called resorption. Through childhood and early adulthood, the body makes more new bone than it takes away. Cells called osteocytes, one shown here, act like conductors in a symphony, instructing the other bone cells what to do. Wikimedia Commons To build more bone, cells require certain building blocks. Asja/Flickr Francis Smith Power Words
Biology For Kids - KidsBiology.com DIY: Best Nontoxic Sunscreeen Ever I probably don't need to tell you that regular sunscreen is potentially full of toxins which can do more harm than good. Of course, certain organic brands are exceptions, but when it comes to skin care and beauty products, my motto is: nothing beats DIY! Homemade recipes and vitamin cures are fun to make, often a lot less expensive than store-bought alternatives, and with a little know-how they work incredibly well. This is the sunscreen that's been protecting me and my blond and redheaded toddlers for the last two years: Ingredients 1/4 cup beeswax 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 fluid ounce raspberry seed oil 1 fluid ounce soybean oil 1 fluid ounce wheat germ oil 2 Tbsp. carrot seed oil 2 Tbsp. aloe vera gel 4 vitamin E capsules 15 drops lavender oil (or your favorite essential oil) Instructions Melt the beeswax in an old pot placed into a large pot with boiling water. Pour the beeswax and coconut oil into a food processor (I use one specifically for all my DIY recipes).
If So Many Basic Grooming Products Are Filled With Toxins, What *Can* We Use? I made the decision about four years ago to clean up my grooming routine. I’ve had severe allergies and asthma my whole life. Being a makeup artist on set, I quickly realized the effects that the cosmetic powders, sprays, and fragrances had on me. My allergist also warned me that if I was going down this path, I’d better take care. I read several books on how to live a healthier life and I became aware of the risks associated with many ingredients in my makeup. So how do I approach my personal care routine? The most important tool you can possess is knowledge of your ingredients! You can find the no-no list of ingredients here and here. Stay away from the majority of drug store products. Many mainstream cosmetics are filled with petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances. It's estimated that 60 percent of what you put on your body gets into it and then stores itself in your tissues. Be wary of “greenwashing.” They have great alternative options for the whole family. My Basic Grooming Routine
Want to Feel Great in the Morning? Start the Day off Right with a Morning Ritual. ~ Nicole Carlin Tired of feeling, well, tired in the morning? Yeah, I was too. It didn’t matter how much sleep I had the night before, I still woke up feeling sluggish, blurry-eyed and plain ol’ tired. Using my knowledge of nutrition, yoga and ancient Ayurvedic health practices, I created a morning ritual for myself that not only helped increase my energy levels, but was so nourishing to my body and soul that I actually wanted to get up in the morning to start my day. I find pleasure in committing to a morning ritual. It grounds my mind, energizes my spirit and allows me the quiet time to reflect on and prioritize my day ahead. 1. Nicole Carlin, MA Sexuality, E-RYT is a dynamic, playful and fiercely feminine vinyasa, Yin and fertility yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Assistant Ed: Terri Tremblett About Nicole Harlow Nicole Harlow is an international bestselling author who teaches laser-lucid business, writing + marketing skills through her signature program, Brand Better.
Which Essential Oil Companies Should YOU Buy From? My surprising findings on my quest to find the best - TheHippyHomemaker | TheHippyHomemaker I am most likely going to piss off some people with this post, but the information that I found was too good to keep to myself and keep you guys in the dark. As always, you should do your own research and question everything (even me!!). I ALMOST fell for the ploy. In my ever growing quest to find the healthiest options in my life, I began to wonder what about my essential oils? What is in a smell? You may be asking yourself, “so, which brand would you recommend I buy, Christina?” Lavender is by far my favorite herb and essential oil to play with! I decided that it was time that I upgrade my essential oils, and signed up to sell doTERRA essential oils. Why I will NOT buy my oils from any of the MLM companies… In my quest, I had gotten so excited that I forgot to look into what these companies were telling me about their products. The first shocking thing that I learned is that there is no governing body that certifies essential oils. So which essential oils should I buy?
DIY Lavender Tea Tree Surface Cleaner This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. This general-use cleaner is chemical free and a gentle eliminator of harmful bacteria. Why is that important? Believe it or not, our bodies and health depend on a rich environment of microbes. We don’t want to wipe them all out. Strong anti-bacterial products have their place in hospitals and things of the like, but not so much in your home. You can easily make your own surface cleaner to avoid chemicals and microbe extermination. You’ll Need (Makes 12 oz 1 Spray Bottle 1 Cup Water ¼ Cup Distilled White Vinegar 10 Drops Tea Tree Oil 10 Drops Lavender Oil Directions: Add water & vinegar to spray bottle. 2. 3. 4. 5. Enjoy a clean, lavender-smelling home! More DIY projects from the BLDG 25 Blog. Check out Naomi’s blog Numie Abbott! Tags: diy projects, diy surface cleaner, homemade surface cleaner
DIY: All-Natural Coconut Deodorant For years, deodorant was something I applied every day without question because that’s what society has told us to do since our underarms started perspiring and giving off odor. Then one day a few years ago I did indeed stop to think about what was in my deodorant, and I freaked out! I saw something that looked like this: Active Ingredient: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex 15.4% Inactive Ingredients: Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil; Stearyl Alcohol; Cyclomethicone; C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate; PPG-14 Butyl Ether; Hydrogenated Castor Oil; Hydrogenated Soybean Oil; PEG-8 Distearate; Fragrance; Hydrolyzed Corn Starch; Behenyl Alcohol After several years of trying to find a good all-natural deodorant that didn’t make me stink or break out in a rash, I finally decided to make my own. All-Natural Coconut Deodorant Prep Time: 5 minutes Cool Time: 15 minutes Ingredients Directions Combine coconut oil, baking soda, cornstarch, and arrowroot in a mixing bowl. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com