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Second Annual 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition

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“What do you think is NASA’s greatest exploration achievement in the past 50 years and why?” is the question that drives the Second Annual 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition.What will students create for the competition? Students may choose to enter either a 60-second audio or video podcast that answers the question above. Who may...
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Letters About Literature Contest

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The Library of Congress Center for the Book in collaboration with Target starts September 1, 2007 and end December 14, 2007. The Library of Congress Center for the Book is working with Target to sponsor a short essay contest for school-age kids. The idea is to write a short essay about a book that...
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The 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in middle level and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. Created in 1995 by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the awards constitute the United States’ largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteering....
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Sally Ride Science Toy Challenge

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What is the Sally Ride Science Toy Challenge: TOYchallenge is * A national toy design challenge for 5th-8th graders. * A chance for teams of imaginative kids to create a new toy or game. Toys are a great way to learn about science, engineering, and the design process! As girls and boys create a...
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NASA Engineering Design Challenge

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Press release from NASA: As NASA plans to return to the moon, plant growth will be an important part of space exploration. NASA scientists anticipate that astronauts may be able to grow plants on the moon in specialized plant growth chambers. Come participate and build your own lunar growth chamber in the NASA Engineering...
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Instructibles.com

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Melissa at HEM-Recipes recently pointed out a wonderful step-by step instruction site here: http://www.instructables.com . The site offers step-by-step instructions for art, crafts, food, home, life and more. They also have some interesting looking contests that you might want to investigate. They are: Real Simple ‘Fake It, Don’t Make It!’ Recipe Contest! Launch It!...
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The Words That Shook The World Competition and FREE Camp

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For Immediate Release from Words that Shook the World The Words That Shook The World Summer “Fantasy” Camp and 2nd National High School Public Speaking Words That Shook The World, in cooperation with Lockheed Martin, Sandia Laboratories, The History Channel and other national sponsors, invite every high school student in America to participate in...
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Carnival of Homeschooling #70

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Carnival of Homeschooling #70: The Yes, No, Yes! Edition is hosted this week by Dewey’s Treehouse.
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Pedal Pioneers: A Guide to Bicycle Travel With Kids

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I recall taking bike trips when I was younger, but nothing like the bike trips that are unveiled in Pedal Pioneers: A Guide to Bicycle Travel with Kids. This A-Z Guide offers insight on how to organize overnight youth bike trips. I imagine it might also be downsized for families as well, or at...
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Planet Earth by Alastair Fothergill

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Home Education Magazine recently received an advanced copy of Planet Earth by Alastair Fothergill, Foreward by David Attenborough. The book is co-published by University of California Press and BBC Worldwide Americas. This is a very cool book that accompanies the Discovery Planet series this month. Here is the book’s description: A visual odyssey that...
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