Plants in Motion

Using time lapse photography, at this site one can view germination, photomorphogenesis, tropisms, nastic, movements, circadian responses, general growth, flowers and cellular responses. There are also instructions for making your own time-lapse movie. The project also inspired a collaborative project of the United States Botanic Garden, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and Roger Hangarter called...
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Physics Resources from Fermilab

Fermilab (originally the National Accelerator Laboratory), was commissioned by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, under a bill signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 21, 1967. Fermilab is located west of Chicago, IL on. The main tool in the lab is a proton accelaerator or Tevatron which is the worlds largest acccelerator. You...
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Hands-On Learning by Kathy Ceceri

Have you read the latest Hands-On Learning Column in the March-April 2007 Issue of Home Education Magazine? In it, Kathy Ceceri gives instructions on how to build a simple cardboard robot hand that uses strings as tendons. To read this particular column, you will have to purchase the magazine here. In past columns, Kathy...
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Northern Lights – Nature’s Own Fireworks

I have been exploring the Nordlys Northern Lights website and wanted to share it here. At the site they answer these questions:What are the Northern Lights?What causes them?How to observe them? They also offer other interesting facts including: Aurora in Art, Aurora in Science, Realtime Measurements, Auroral Mythology, Land of the Aurora and photo...
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The Accidental Scientist – Science of Cooking

The Exploratorium presents the Accidental Scientist- The Science of Cooking From their website: “Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking! Explore recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.”
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A Field Guide To Household Technology

I received a note from the Independent Publishers Group about a new book, A Field Guide to Household Technology by Ed Sobey. The website caught my attention stating that the book is “An informative guide to curious household gadgets and gizmos”. It goes on to say: “Illustrating how a fire alarm detects smoke and...
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Transforming the Role of Women and Girls in Science and Engineering

Powerful Signals Transforming the Role of Women and Girls in Science and Engineering Press Release WAMC Brings to Life the Changing Role of Women in Science Careers -Ten sound rich, feature-length magazine style radio programs covering established and innovative programs and projects across the U.S. that have increased the numbers of girls and young...
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National Geographic Special-

In the Womb: Animals SUNDAY DECEMBER 10 8P et / 9P pt “In the Womb: Animals” is an unprecedented two-hour world premiere special that takes you inside the hidden world of animal pregnancy. Using state-of-the-art visual effects, computer graphics and real-time, moving 4-D ultrasound imagery, we can see inside the unique world of animal...
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Free Herbal Teleconference Series!

Free Herbal Teleconference Series! Kimberly Gallagher, M.Ed and John Gallagher,L.Ac. are homeschool parents who have an herbal learning web site called All this month they are celebrating the release of Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game, a cooperative board game that teaches edible and medicinal plants, with a FREE Herbal Teleconference Series. It is...
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The Periodic Table of Elements

This Periodic Table of Elements from Jefferson Lab offers many activities in addition to an interactive Periodic Table. There is a printable version of the table, Element Flash Cards, Element Hangman, Element Matching Element Math, Element Crossword Puzzles, Element Concentration, Element Balancing and Element Word Scramble and addtional printable activities.
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