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Wolfram/Alpha

Wolfram/Alpha

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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Learn to Draw

Learn to Draw

Learn to Draw: from About.com offers beginner’s drawing lessons for kids or anyone interested in learning to sketch, from the beginning steps of selecting the best art materials, to how to hold a pencil properly, to perspective and pencil shading with advice about values and tone, all the way through to lessons in portraiture...
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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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Holiday Books from Dover

Dover Publications Books for the Holidays Since 1941, Dover Publications has offered great books at amazing prices—including over 600 titles that sell for less than $2.00! With over 8,000 value-priced titles there’s a Dover book for just about every interest imaginable, and Dover Publications stands behind every product they sell with an unconditional money-back...
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Insect Lore Online Store

Insect Lore Online Store – Where Nature Comes Alive! When it comes to teaching and sharing the fascinating lifecycles of butterflies and other insects, thousands families and educators worldwide have come to know and trust Insect Lore and their bug-related kits. Their products have won numerous prestigious awards. In 2004, the Wall Street Journal...
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RithKid – Gradual Math Practice Online

RithKid – Gradual Math Practice Jake Stone is the father of two children ages 4 and 8. He’s also a graduate student in education and technology – and a computer programmer by trade. Jake writes, “To keep my technical skills up to date, I made a little math practice site for my kids based...
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Discoveries… America Videos/DVD

Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc. New family oriented DVD video documentary series, “Discoveries…America”, explores people, lifestyles, history and locations in each state in USA. This documentary video series focuses on the uniqueness of each individual state. This series of 60 minute DVDs – one on each state, is produced by and available from Bennett-Watt Entertainment...
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Oyate

Oyate My name is Raven. When I was in the third grade, our class read The Courage of Sarah Noble. In this book they said Indian people were savages and murderers, they chop your head off and eat you alive and that we were not really people. When the class put on the play...
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Usborne Books

Link: EDC Publishing. In 1973, Peter Usborne decided that educational, nonfiction books would need to change in order to compete with TV and comics. He borrowed some ideas from these two media and hired educational consultants to oversee the writing to make sure that the books would satisfy the child’s interest but also arouse...
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Dorling Kindersley Books

Link: Dorling Kindersley. Thirty years ago,Dorling Kindersley (DK) took on the challenge of creating visually engaging books for children on subjects that would compliment their areas of study and personal interest. The award-winning Eyewitness Books, DK’s trademark series, which began in 1988, never fail to inform, excite and inspire both children and adults alike....
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