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Old Books Become New Wall Storage Folders Here are some great ways to create wall storage folders out of old books bound for the dump! This is a 90% recycle/reuse project! Other than rescuing the books from the Goodwill bins and buying a small package of buttons, everything else used to construct these wall storage folders came from project leftovers. While I was at the bins, I saw lots of discarded children's books. If I had school age children, I would be making these for their rooms to store school art projects, homework and other treasures using large format children's books in good condition. Diane inspired me earlier this year with a post announcing a library class in which she was teaching purse making using old book covers. DIY DRAWING ROBOT When we featured electronic bit maker, littleBits, I instantly knew I wanted to make something fun for the kids using the bits. I'm not an engineer by training, nor do I have the technical knowledge to make things from scratch. Which is why I love the idea of circuit boards that snap together - making it fun and easy to build what you want. Since my kids are interested in art, we decided to make a drawing robot! This took some thought on how to put together, but once we decided on a plan, it was a breeze to make.

plant structure bi Seed Plant Overview: The plant body consists of two basic parts--- the shoot system and the root system Shoot system is above ground and includes organs such as leaves, buds, stems, flowers, and fruits The functions of the shoot system include photosynthesis, reproduction, storage, transport, and hormone production The root system is below ground and includes roots as well as modified stem structures such as tubers and rhizomes The functions of the root system include anchorage, absorption, storage, transport, and production of certain hormones Seed plants contain 2 types of vascular tissue (xylem & phloem) to help transport water, minerals, & food throughout the root & shoot systems Plant cells have several specialized structures including a central vacuole for storage, plastids for storage of pigments, and a thick cell wall of cellulose Plant cells are all box-shaped in appearance Meristems: Root Tip with Meristems

short but sweet in every job that's to be done there is an element of fun The most useful designs for children to make are ones that can be made very quickly with no tools and no materials This can be made out of almost anything, eg a sweet wrapper or aluminium foil . It can be made without sellotape even but you must have a drinking straw and some means of making a hole in it. If you make them one-ended they sound like a steam train. If you have a pin, you can use it to locate the spinner over the hole instead of your finger tip. Nano - HEXBUG Image 1 of 8 Starting with the left most prototype this is the first of a long evolution of development. To create a low center of gravity the motor even early on is positioned underneath the chassis.

Superhero Comic Book Magnets The flea market has been literally packed with boxes of comic books lately. Sure there are some collectible books for sale, but there’s an overabundance of older comic books that aren’t worth a ton of money, and those are the ones I’m after. I had a bit of fun making these superhero inspired magnets: Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Captain America, and yes, even Robin. And who can resist those sound effect words: WHOMP – WHAM – WHACK! So after skimming through quite a few old comic books, I selected a handful of speech bubbles, sound effects and superhero faces to come up with these easy to make comic book magnets.

Desert Moldable Sand Small World This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Whew! It’s a hot day on the desert! Our desert small world includes animals, plant-life, tumbleweeds, and moldable sand cloud dough! We’ve made sand dough in the past, but this is different. Motion: Laws of Motion There was this fellow in England named Sir Isaac Newton. A little bit stuffy, bad hair, but quite an intelligent guy. He worked on developing calculus and physics at the same time. During his work, he came up with the three basic ideas that are applied to the physics of most motion (NOT modern physics). The ideas have been tested and verified so many times over the years, that scientists now call them Newton's Three Laws of Motion. The first law says that an object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion, with the same direction and speed.

How to make a simple pull-back car(rubber band powered) This is a simple instructable that tells you how to make a rubber band powered pull back car. THINGS YOU NEED *rubber band *kebab skewer *straw *cardboard *2 old CD's *a toy car *glue,scissors,compass,tape,pen. WHAT TO DO 1.Cut out four cardboard squares and keep them aside. 2.take the straw and cut out 2 small pieces. 3.Tape/glue these pieces to the piece of cardboard.(this joint has to strong) 4.put glue around the hole in the CD and stick one cardboard square on it.tape it to make it stronger.Do the same on the other side of the same CD.Do the same on the other CD. 5.Mark the center of the CD on the cardboard(stuck to the center of the CD) and using a compass make a small hole on both the cardboard pieces on the sides of the CD.

Squishy Circuits - Making Conductive Dough Metric measurements can be found here For information on the dough's electrical resistivity, click here 1 cup Water 1 1/2 cups Flour (A gluten free version of this dough can be made by replacing the flour with gluten-free flour.) 1/4 cup Salt 3 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar* 1 Tbsp.

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