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Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity How Do You Make the 'Best' Cookie? Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/science-fair-projects/javascript_help.php">Here's how. Abstract Have you ever bitten in to a cookie and thought, "this is the best cookie in the whole wide world!"? Objective Run a taste test to find out if letting cookie dough sit in the refrigerator for 48 hours before baking it makes cookies taste better. Credits Sandra Slutz, PhD, Science Buddies This science fair project was inspired by: Leite, D. (2008, July 9). Chocolate-chip cookie recipe courtesy of Nestle Toll House. Nestlé® and Toll House® are registered trademarks of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland. Share your story with Science Buddies! I Did This Project! Last edit date: 2012-12-07 Introduction Everyone has a favorite cookie. First let's examine what goes into a cookie. To make the cookie dough, the dry and wet ingredients are combined. Questions

Spherical Concentric Layer Cake Tutorial | Cakecrumbs This tutorial will show you the most basic and least equipment-heavy way of baking the concentric layer cake as seen in both the Earth cake and Jupiter cake. You can stop at half way and just make a hemisphere cake, or make two hemispheres and join them into one as in this video. How big you make the cake is up to you. For the Earth cake I baked the largest layer in a 2 litre pudding basin. As the Jupiter cake one was for a tute and not for a group of people, I only baked it as big as a 1 litre pudding bowl. There’s no other reason why I baked the sphere smaller – you can make it as big or small as you like. Let’s begin! Now, as for the equipment required, you will need a set of any three hemisphere tins or bowls that can fit inside one another. Baking times will vary based on how big your bowls are. You can use any recipe you like for these cakes. Lastly, for the colouring you can use any colours you like. Here’s how to make, bake and assemble the cake: These are the recipes I used: | The Library of Congress Teaching resources | MoneySmart Teaching A range of financial literacy education resources have been provided for teacher and parent use. Use the database to search for resources by year level, learning area, audience, resource type. All resources have been vetted by a quality assurance process. We explain how each resource relates to the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework and the Australian Curriculum. Many resources are free and easily downloaded. Refine search Search Results Displaying 1-10 of 44 resources ASIC - Ava makes a difference This resource is an electronic Big Book which follows Ava's fund raising venture.

How do animals communicate? Animals might not be able to speak or master advanced language techniques, but they certainly have other ways of communicating. Whale song, wolf howls, frog croaks, bird chips -- even the waggle dance of the honeybee or the vigorous waving of a dog's tail -- are among the panoply of ways animals transmit information to each other and to other denizens of the animal kingdom. Species often rely on verbal and nonverbal forms of communication, such as calls; non-vocal auditory outbursts, like the slap of a dolphin's tail on the water; bioluminescence; scent marking; chemical or tactile cues; visual signals and postural gestures. When it comes to acoustic communication, not every member of a species is just alike. Communication between species can play important roles as well. However, as noise pollution interferes with animal communiqués all across the globe, many animals' ability to communicate effectively comes under fire.

Emily Dickinson Archive MoneySmart Teaching packages | MoneySmart Teaching The MoneySmart Teaching packages have been developed and trialled to support schools with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, using consumer and financial literacy as a context for teaching and learning within English, Mathematics and Science. Each teaching package includes units of work, a teacher guide and a range of resources to support professional development. ASIC is currently updating the teaching packages based on teacher feedback from the trial. Updates will be made available in both PDF and Word format should teachers wish to adapt them to meet student needs and will be uploaded as completed. Back to topPrimary package The following presentations are under review. Back to topSecondary package You can download the entire package, or select individual components below. Note: As this package is still being trialled, these files are provided as basic PDF documents only. Videos Back to topNotes on working with ZIP files Some of the resources on this page are in ZIP format.

BLENDS, DIGRAPHS, TRIGRAPHS AND OTHER LETTER COMBINATIONS Consonant blends (also called consonant clusters) are groups of two or three consonants in words that makes a distinct consonant sound, such as "bl" or "spl." Consonant digraphs include bl, br, ch, ck, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gh, gl, gr, ng, ph, pl, pr, qu, sc, sh, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, th, tr, tw, wh, wr. Some trigraphs are nth, sch, scr, shr, spl, spr, squ, str, thr. There are also digraphs that produce a distinct vowel sound. Some examples are: ai, au, aw, ay, ea, ee, ei, eu, ew, ey, ie, oi, oo, ou, ow, oy. Some words that begin with common digraphs or blends: Some words that begin with common trigraphs: Books to Print: Match Words and Pictures: Words that Start With Consonant Blends: Circle Words that Start With Consonant Blends: Fill in the Missing Letters in Words Starting With Consonant Blends, Worksheets to Print: Digraphs and Blends Spelling Word Questions to Print: Find Eight Words Starting with Digraphs and Trigraphs, Worksheets to Print: Word Wheels to Print: