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Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind"

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NOW PLAYING ( 1 of 10 ) Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind Atmospheric Pressure Did you know that air has weight? Gravity Gravity is the force that holds us on the planet -- but how does it actually work? Magnets You've probably played with magnets before -- these fascinating items can exert control over another object without actually touching it. Did Alien Bacteria Seed Life on Earth? Bacteria is everywhere -- even inside your own body. Rainbows Rainbows can be achingly beautiful, but what makes that unique mix of colors spread across the sky? Salt You've seen crystals before. Scale: The Big and Small of the Solar System In this experiment, Julie and Robert use household items to show you the difference between the size of Earth in comparison to other planets. Solar Sails: Come Fly the Friendly Universe The sun is constantly bombarding our planet with solar energy, and it's possible to measure the effect of this power. Static Electricity Have you ever wondered why doorknobs occasionally shock you? Related:  Hallmarks of Bad Parenting that are Actually Good For Kids...

budget friendly tips for decorating a child’s bedroom. A few weeks ago the boys were out of town, which translates to the fact that for a solid week, the house was clean and quiet. Very very quiet. I took advantage of the week in many ways, namely: sleep. I also took photos of Charming’s bedroom, which has not been this clean since he was too little to crawl and won’t be this clean again I’m sure, until he moves out. Which I don’t want to talk about. So, without further adieu, here are my tips for decorating a child’s bedroom in budget friendly, IKEA chic. #1: Identify the assets of the area you’re decorating and find a good way to focus on them. The main focus of my son’s bedroom is his closet. I won’t go on at length to tell you about how much it bothers me that in this photo there are two shelves of red bins in a row. I got cheap organizing bins from IKEA for .99 cents to keep things under control in the closet. #2: Create a separate place for toys: Do you think we have enough books? #4: Buy inexpensive or unexpected art to frame. Allison

Inquiry in Action | Download Free Science Activities, Find information on Workshops, Learn Chemistry Fundamentals Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games How to make Gak (Slime) We had a few days of rain around here so we made some slime to occupy our time inside. Just two ingredients and you will be able to really impress your kids! To make simply mix equal parts of liquid starch and glue together. We placed 1/4 cup liquid starch into a sandwich bag and added about 3 drops of green food coloring. Next add in 1/4 cup glue Mix well. Take it out of the bag and have fun! Looking for more ways to impress your kids? Need a way to use up the rest of the starch? You will find other rainy day activities here. Thanks Laci for asking us how to make Gak.

Social Studies - FREE Lesson Plans Activities Games Powerpoints Handouts - for Kids and Teachers 8 Beauty Breakthrough Products That Make Life Easier Photo credit: iStock Photography Were you ever one of those girls in high school who needed over an hour to get ready? Back in '91, my Conair curling iron and I were BFFs. And while I still agree that beauty takes time, as a busy mom, time is something in short supply around my house. That is why I would like to celebrate my favorite additions to the drug store aisles over the last few years. These products have been saving my girlfriends and I a ton of time while helping us look hot. 1. For women who do not just "glow" but sweat (I personally put a field hand during harvest to shame just running errands), these effective anti-perspirant and deodorant combinations are a godsend. Try it: Dove Clinical Protection Cool Essentials $7, Secret Clinical Strength Advanced Solid $8. 2. If that clinical-strength roll-on gets white stripes on your little black dress, it will come right off with one of these nifty mistake removers. Try It: Gal Pal Deoderant Remover $9, Miss Oops Rescue Sponge $12. 3.

Your Free Stuff: Handouts, Worksheets, and Coloring Sheets | Science With Me! Get it Now! Your Free Stuff: Handouts, Worksheets, and Coloring Sheets Dear Parent, Thank you so much for your interest in our free handouts and worksheets. You should know that this is just the tip of the iceberg – if you like what you see here, then you’re going to absolutely love our Activities Bundle! Anyway, without further ado, here’s the material. (Bookmark this page, so that you can come back whenever you need!) Printable PDF/JPEG Cartoons All About Air Air is Matter.Air Expands When Heated & Contracts When Cooled.Air Weighs Something.Air Pushes in All Directions.Air Moves.Air Has Volume.Fire Needs Air To Burn.Air Has Pressure – Card,Water & GlassAir Has Pressure – Fountain BottleAir Has Pressure – Hovercraft Science Experiments For Kids How do plants drink? Learn About Laboratory Apparatus Learn About Laboratory Apparatus – Download the Worksheets Learn about the Butterfly Learn About Electricity Learn About the Human Skeleton Learn About The Skeleton – Download the Worksheets inShare0

ESL Games and Activities - Useful for All Classes! Simple and Classic ESL Games - A list of many time-tested games for teaching ESL to young learners. Circle Memory Sentences - Students must remember all of the sentences said before his/her turn. Great for killing time at the end of class or reviewing vocabulary words at the beginning of class. Read for Speed - Read as fast as you can - can you beat the teacher's time? DICE BOMB! Dice Gambling - Test your students' gambling instincts with this fun way to review previous lessons. Around the World (Flashcard Game) - A classic competitive flashcard game. Hoops (Flashcard Game) - Get students running around and looking for the right flashcard in the right hoop! Phonics Hammer (Flashcard Game) - An endlessly fun way to review phonics. Memory Game (Flashcard Game) - Another way to turn reviewing flashcards into a fun activity! Printable Games! ESL Trivia Time! ESL Trivia Time! ESL Ad Lib Madness: "My Favorite Foods" - Similar to the popular "Mad Libs" activities. I Dare You! Don't Say the Words!

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk by Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child One of our favorite outside activities at our home is drawing with chalk on the driveway. You can play hopscotch, four-square, and of course draw and create silly stories. My daughters and I were talking one day as we played hopscotch about how to make chalk and I thought to myself, let’s try it! It ended up being quite a lot of fun. What you will need: • Toilet paper or paper towel tubes • Scissors • Duct tape • Wax paper • Small bucket or disposable container to make the recipe • ¾ cup of warm water • 1 ½ cups Plaster of Paris • 2-3 tablespoons of tempera paint • Paper bag or a “mess mat” ** we made six tubes of chalk – we simply doubled the above recipe Step 1: If you are using paper towel tubes, cut each tube in half, so it is roughly the length of a toilet paper roll tube. Step 2: Cover one end of each tube with duct table to hold the contents within. Step 3: Cut as many pieces of wax paper as you have tubes.

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