Science

The Museum of Vision Free Curriculum Guides

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The Academy of Ophthalmology sent this along: The Museum of Vision has published on its website 3 curriculum guides which focus on the human eye, perspective and how the brain processes images like optical illusions and 3-D. The guides, “Art and Vision”, “Eye Openers” and “Animal Eyes” provide discussion points and fun interactive activities....
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World Bird Sanctuary Mixes Birds and Guitars

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World Bird Sanctuary recently sent along this press release: One of the great symbols of the 60’s was the image of the bird perched on the neck of a guitar. World Bird Sanctuary has come close to creating the real-life version of this cherished symbol with its’ first offering of original songs on CD...
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“Super Smart: Science”

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Prufrock Press recently sent along information about their new book, “Super Smart: Science” Their description reads: Super Smart: Science provides just the answer teachers need for engaging students in science activities. Emphasis on science skills is increasing in schools across the nation, and teachers can use the 180 days of activities, critical thinking challenges,...
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Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists

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Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists The site’s description reads: Welcome to Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists, where you’ll meet penguin biologists, glaciologists, cosmologists, geologists, and marine scientists working in Antarctica and the Arctic. We’ve given them cameras and asked them to document their adventures, in real time, so you can follow their...
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Nature’s Playground

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Independent Publisher’s Group wrote to tell us about a new book, Nature’s Playground: Activities, Crafts, and games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield. Their description reads: Introducing children to the excitement of the natural world, this guide to outdoor adventure provides hours of creative, safe, and fun activities....
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Gadgetology by Pam Abrams

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Gadgetology by Pam Abrams was inspired by a cooking class for kids that she taught out of her New York home. The book contains fun ideas using 35 cooking gadgets for simple recipes, crafts, games and experiments. Here are a few: Explore the many uses for an apple corer, building a child’s cooking confidence...
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Volume 2

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Yankee Publishing Inc. recently sent along this press release announcing The Old Farmer’s Almanac For Kids, Volume 2 has been published. Although it is the perfect size to tuck into a stocking, The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Volume 2, is a huge treasure chest of quirky facts, fun, and activities that will entertain...
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NOAA’s Virtual World

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National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s virtual world takes advantage of a platform known as “Second Life”. This platform is a 3-D online world with a rapidly growing population from 100 countries around the globe. Residents themselves create and build everything from homes, vehicles, stores, and landscapes to educational areas like the map. The Second...
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ISS and the Space Shuttle

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Susan Ryan at Corn and Oil has a great post up today that tells how you can see the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle in the evening sky. We have seen the ISS, but not both at once. Visit Corn and Oil to learn how you can find them tonight!
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Kathy Ceceri’s Home Chemistry Blog

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National Chemistry Week is October 21-27, 2007 From the website of the American Chemical Society: National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based program of the Office of Community Activities. This annual event unites ACS local section, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. Start with these...
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