Science offers a botanical dictionary of plants and flowers. They describe their site saying: A botanical dictionary is also commonly referred to as a plant dictionary or flower dictionary. Use this outdoor and indoor plant resource to look up words used to describe plants, flower parts, types of foliage, plant living processes and growing...
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Human Anatomy Online

Human Anatomy Online is an interesting site that allows you to explore human anatomy. Here is the description at the site: Begin your detailed tour by choosing a system from several available options, including Skeletal, Digestive, Muscular, Lymphatic, Nervous, Cardiovascular, Reproductive and more. Each system is broken down into further units. For example, under...
Read More » – Printable Mineral Chart – Printable Mineral Chart

This mineral identification chart was created Art Crossman as a college course project at Mansfield University in 1997. He did an outstanding job, organizing minerals on the chart in a systematic way – according to their properties. His mineral identification chart has been used in mineralogy and phycial geology courses at Mansfield University ever...
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What’s that stuff?

What’s that stuff?

One of my children sent along this link to What’s that stuff? that he found at the Chemical and Engineering News site. They have an alphabetical list that gives you a look at the chemistry behind a wide variety of everyday products. You can explore the latest issue or explore the archives back to...
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My Science Box

My Science Box looks like it could be an interesting and free resource for homeschoolers.    Teachers share hands on lessons for # Ecology # Watersheds Geology Tectonics Physiology Genetics Exploratorium
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Suffering from paroxysms of guilt?

I was just reading Self-Inspired Learning by KarenVogel in the latest issue of Home Education Magazine when I came upon this  sentence: As most of my friends know, I regularly suffer paroxysms of guilt over my complete neglect of science as a school subject. I have heard that a lot over the years.  (Actually,...
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More news on Becca Ward…..

Olympian Becca Ward’s Mom, Beth Ward posted a link to this USA news story, Ward ready to slash her path to the Olympic podium at HEM Networking tonight. Also at the site you can access this video that was filmed between practicing in Beijing and a photo gallery of Ms. Ward. In case your...
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Story of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections...
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Robert Krampf’s Science Education Company

Since 1987, the goal of Robert Krampf’s Science Education Company has been to make science fun and understandable. His free Experiment of the Week e-mail list distributes fun, hands-on science experiments to over 180,000 people each week. If you join, each week you will get an E-mail with an experiment that you can try...
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Biomes of the World –

Biomes of the World – From Missouri Botanical Garden What’s It Like Where You Live?.
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