Thursday, December 31, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Great Backyard Bird Count

Here's the link for a poster PDF that also serves to remind you of the upcoming bird count: http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/press/news-stories/2010-gbbc-poster

This is citizen science at its best! =)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Virtual fieldtrips

eFieldtrip - it's pretty neat!

Literature study guides

Free study guides for a large number of books from Glencoe Literature Libary. Go to the link, click on the book you want, and it'll take you to a brief synopsis plus the link to the study guide's PDF file at the bottom.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Try Science

Sponsored by the New York Hall of Science, Try Science has online experiments, virtual field trips and adventures for kids to learn from and have fun with.

The Manhattan Project

What was New York like before it was a city? Check out The Manhattan Project!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Exploring history

...by traveling back in time with The Tenement Museum.

All about insects

Class Insecta - from my alma mater!

Monday, August 31, 2009

American history curriculum

American Heritage Education Foundation - I can't vouch that it's not biased, but from what I've seen so far, it doesn't seem to be. :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Elderberry jelly!

I so want to make this, but we don't have enough on our property yet, and we don't want to pick the roadside ones. Simply Recipes' Elderberry Jelly

Friday, July 31, 2009

USGS

I can't remember if I've posted this before, but there are free teaching materials from US Geological Survey.

Virtual Tour of Old Faithful

from Yellowstone National Park. It was pretty nifty in real life, but if you can't get there yet, this is cool. :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Baked egg rolls!!

Ok, this isn't exactly educational in the traditional sense, but it sure looks yummy, and I want to make this in the future, so I'm filing it here. :)

Homemade Baked Eggrolls

Sibley Online Guide to Birds

From eNature.com - http://sibley.enature.com/

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Discover New Zealand

Sounds like a commercial, eh? This site looks pretty interesting: Te Ara.

How to draw portraits

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DE90A0B005052EFB

I've not watched these myself yet, but from the snippets I've seen, it looks really great! Free is always good too. ;)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Theory vs. Hypothesis

I wish I had started gathering all my links sooner...before @sciam asked me why I was annoyed at them for propagating the wrong usage. :}

From NPR
Scientific Law, Hypotheses and Theories
From Chemistry at About.com

Monday, April 20, 2009

Periodic Table Videos

Can anything be more fun than songs for the elements? ;)

The Periodic Table of Videos

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Planning for college

Since ds#1 is 13, I've been thinking a lot about this topic.

College Planning Simplified

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Home science experiments

Joey Green's Mad Scientist Experiments - let's blow up something, kids! :)

Learn American Sign Language - for free!

ASL (American Sign Language) University

Very cool...I've always wanted to learn, and the kids don't like the singing ASL program on PBS. ;)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On or By accident

Ok, this is somewhat educational, but more amusing than anything:

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/on-accident-versus-by-accident.aspx

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Top 10 Blog Hosting Sites

from About.com - http://personalweb.about.com/od/bloghosting/tp/bloghosting.htm?nl=1

I know most visitors here already have blogs, but in case anyone is looking for recommendations, I thought I'd share the above page.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Academic Earth

"Video lectures from the world's top scholars" - they have Walter Lewin's physics lectures on here! :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

100+ Language Learning Sites

I've not tried any of the links out, but the page looks intriguing: http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Showcase/100langlearning.html

Saturday, February 7, 2009

BookWire

BookWire - Book reviews, author resources, and book industry news and stats.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009