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Hands-On Learning

Hands-On Learning

In these tough economic times, Kathy Ceceri’s wonderful collection of archived Hands-On Learning columns are just one more jewel that can be found within Home Education Magazine. In each column, Kathy offers easy to find resources and combines them with projects that are sure to inspire many hours of engaged and active learning with...
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Wolfram/Alpha’s long-term goal is “to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and...
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Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children

From a wonderful resource-and-idea-filled site, Gardening with Children: “There are few things children enjoy more than digging in the dirt and making mud pies. They are fascinated by looking for worms and bugs and love to water the garden and anything else in the near vicinity. Children also enjoy planting seeds, watching them grow...
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Oil Spill!

Oil Spill!

“The Deepwater Horizon oil spill recently created by a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico – now a blob of goo three times the size of Rhode Island that threatens Gulf fisheries, the Florida Keys, and the Louisiana coast – is hardly special in any positive sense of the world, but its prominence...
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Digital Library for Physics and Astronomy

This is a site that you will want to bookmark for years of us.  The searches you can conduct there are a Basic Search,Astronomy and Astrophysics Search,Physics and Geophysics Search,Science Education Search and a Top Search. Digital Library for Physics and Astronomy
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Visible Human

At the visible human site you can explore: Cross-sectional Anatomy: Using 2D images to visualize 3D structures. Planes of Section, with animations: An introduction to the three planes of section. Transverse | Coronal | Sagittal | Organs labeled in the sagittal plane Interactive Annotations: A clickable interface for learning about anatomical features. Includes search...
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California Academy of Sciences invites us to come in, explore and get inside their heads! What is a skull? Structure and Function Diversity Living Tissue Skulls in Culture Skulls –Mary Nix
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The Biology of the Horse

This interactive site  from the American Museum of Natural History lets you explore  how special adaptations to the horse’s legs, digestive system, vision, and hearing give the horse its unique qualities as a partner for humans. The Biology of the Horse —Mary Nix
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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...
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Wikisky is an awesome astronomy site that you will want to bookmark and explore. Here is a description of the site: The brilliant work of mathematicians and programmers from SKY-MAP.ORG has enabled that company to achieve a breakthrough in the field of visualization of astrophysical information. The new version of DSS2 at WikiSky demonstrates...
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