Posts Tagged ‘ Science ’

Earth Day is April 22nd

HEM Guide To Resource’s guest editors, Tracy Merritt, sent some great Earth Day tips and resources along to share here at the blog. (Tracy is very busy these days helping her daughters care for the and ducklings that have come to live with them. Here are some of the great resources and tips she...
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Kathy Ceceri’s Home Chemistry Blog

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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Pictures of the Day

Daryl Cobranchi got me hooked on the Astronomy Picture of the Day which led me to look for similar resources. Here are some I enjoy looking at each day: Wikipedia Picture of the Day Scenic USA Picture of the Day The Picture of the Day Botany Photo of the Day Another hat tip...
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Earth Observatory from NASA

From the NASA Earth Observatory Land Atmosphere Oceans Life
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Nomad Press’s Explore Spring!

Explore Spring! by Maxine Anderson Focusing on the year’s first season, Explore Spring! invites readers 6-9 to become scientists in the field, conducting experiments, making observations, and creating projects that help them understand why we have spring and what happens during Earth’s most dynamic season. Projects range from tracking spring peepers to raising tadpoles,...
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Butterfly Gardens

Many years ago we bought a butterfly kit that included a certificate to send away for the larvae and food. Once the larvae arrived, it was great fun to watch them spin their cocoons and then later see each one emerge from their chrysalis as a butterfly. I remember setting them free only to...
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Celebrate Earth Day, April 22

Here are some Earth Day Resources: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Earth Day 2006 Online from The EnviroLink Network Earth Day Lesson Plans & Resources from the Science Spot Eduplace Earth Day Activities and Internet Resources Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
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Maglev Trains

Maglev (magnetic levitating) trains are an exciting introduction to some fascinating concepts involving magnetism, physics, mechanics, and more! The fundamental basics of maglev trains are simple, and building your own model of a maglev train can be a fun and interesting project. A very simple version can be made with a few dollars worth...
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