Do you love the New York Giants Football Team. Read on to discover how to increase your odds of meeting members of the team!
Learning disabled children are usually bright and can succeed in the classroom environment. With care, ingenuity and some often simple changes, a frustrated child can become a happy, engaged learner.
Phineas Barnum's American Museum in New York capitalized on the Cabinets of Curiosities which originated in Europe and comprised impressive collections of oddities collected by the rich and elite.
King Richard III died in disgrace and humiliation. Bones discovered in the site of an abbey were identified as the King with the help of two Canadians - a distant relative and a geneticist.
Genetic Counselors provide a valuable community resource. They guide traumatized families by helping them deal with genetic disorders or the possibility of passing one on to future children.
Helping a friend through the struggle of regaining self-esteem after failing an exam can be a daunting task. Success can be difficult and regaining the strength to persevere after failure can be hard. A number of strategies are provided which are helpful when you have a friend in need after exam...
Carefully choosing and designing a workspace for homework completion can increase your academic success. Distractions and not having your tools close at hand are detrimental to getting homework done well and efficiently. Find tips for creating the perfect homework space which will contribute to...
Following a yearly plan during the academic year can make you the smartest person in class or at least one of the smartest. Last minute studying and merely reading over notes are not effective strategies. Follow the advice laid out in this hub regarding study tips and increase your chances of...
Studying effectively for school tests and exams can be difficult for many children and adults. There are key strategies that can help make new information meaningful and better organized to help push those ideas from short-term into long-term memory. Utilization of even a few of these strategies...
Trees are important both ecologically and aesthetically. Learn about methods used by foresters to estimate tree age for ecological, commercial and historical reasons.
Are you or a child suffering academically because of a poorly organized notebook. This guide will help to organize school materials in an efficient manner to help you or your child achieve maximum academic potential.
Birds have many characteristics in common with reptiles. Due to these shared characteristics and genetic overlaps many scientists are classifying birds as reptiles, in particular avian dinosaurs. Read on and judge for yourself!
Momentum is part of the study of mechanics in physics. It is derived largely from Newton's Three Laws of Motion. What is momentum? Read on to discover!
Forensic entomology is a fascinating field of study for anyone who loves insects and loves solving puzzles. Read on and discover the history of forensic entomology, the roles of the entomologist at a crime scene and the education required and job oportunities available.
Middle school curriculum can be made more exciting and hands on by adding fun, meaningful activities to bolster the understanding of written text. This science activity is a great hands-on means of learning why the moon appears in different phases during various times in a calendar month.
Discover the wonders of atmospheric pressure on an aluminum can. This article will teach you how to conduct this experiment and explain how and why it works.
Chemistry is an important element of the NASCAR racing industry. The drivers and their crew must not only understand the chemical science involved in making their cars run fast, they must also develop a personal chemistry between each other, allowing direct and subliminal communication which...
The Miocene Epoch was a time of a shift from tropical forest to grassland domination due in part to xtensive mountain building which disrupted air circulation patterns creating drier conditions. As a result, a number of animal lines highly adapted to forest life without the attributes to survive...
Terrariums are easy for students to set up in the classroom and make an excellent tool for observing the water cycle. Create these mini ecosystems with your class and have your students investigate this most important earth process. They will gain inquiry and analytic skills through this fun...
Create an easy to maintain, beautiful living piece of art. Display it in your home, your office or classroom. Terrariums are easy to create whether you have a natural green thumb or not. Glass container terrariums are back in vogue again. Why not try your hand making one for yourself and one...
The study of biology requires the memorization of a huge number of terms. Many of these terms, however, have common prefixes and suffixes. The prefix 'meso' is found in a large number of biology terms. Learning the meaning of this prefix and others can simplify the process of memorizing...
Bartholomew "Black Bart' Roberts although not the most famous pirate of the seven seas was certainly the most prolific pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy. He became a pirate not by choice but by force; however, he embraced his new career with fervor when he became captain of his own ship. ...
Speak like a real pirate on International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. Instead of schlepping some bad Jack Sparrow speak, dazzle your friends by using some of the authentic quotes provided here.
The Henrietta Marie was a slave ship of the late 17th C. It was responsible for the transportation of hundreds of captives from the western coast of Africa to the West Indies. Captives were transported in deplorable conditions and many did not survive the voyage. The Marie met a violent end in a...
Neck Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects most people over 40 to some degree. For most the degradation of the cervical spine produces manageable pain. There are specific protocols followed when diagnosing the condition and the treatment options are variable depending on the degree of pain...
"Silver Bells is a recent addition to the ranks of hundreds of carols written through the 19th and 20th centuries. It has a unique story as a song written for a Christmas movie starring Bob Hope. Enjoy learning a bit about the history of caroling and the history of the famous song just as popular...
Rock Art is a form of ancient artistic expression. Petroglyphs and pictographs are the two forms of this art which has been discovered all over the world, in many cultures and many time periods.
Biological perspective links the studies of biology and psychology. Physiological changes and genetics are believed to play a large role in the behaviors of humans and other animals. Biological perspective is the study in psychology that evaluates the physiological and genetic roots of behaviour.
All three of my teenage sons play American style football. Because my experience as a football mom and their fascination with the sport, I was inspired to investigate the history of the most popular competitive sport in North America.
Most of us learned as children about the traditional atmospheric water cycle that taught us that water was neither created nor destroyed as such but merely recycled throughout the earth by a number of physical processes. A new theory has emerged which still maintains this centuries old one but...
Saturn is one of the gas giants with amazing rings which have a mysterious origin. Read on to discover on astronomers strongly supported theory as to the origin of Saturn's Rings.
Stranded on a desert island or shipwrecked at sea on a dingy floating while the hot sun beats down upon you or more realistically lost in the wilderness while hiking? Learn how to survive by making a Solar Water Purifier to procure fresh drinking water!
Investigate the electrical potential of water, especially well water or bath water enhanced with bath salts using a Salt Water Circuit. Learn the importance of never, never using electrical appliances near the tub especially while you are in it!
Kids love space adventure and exploration. Find within many cool and interesting facts about our solar system and it's planets.
Tidal Movements are influenced by both the Sun and the Moon but the Moon has by far the greater effect on our tides. These tides which occur twice daily rely on the rotational harmony between these two celestial bodies as well as the merging of their gravitational forces.
The astrolabe has been used by mariner's for centuries. Although its use has largely fallen by the wayside due the development of more sophisticated instruments such as telescopes and GPS, it is still an instrument worthy of study. Build your own simple astrolabe to determine your latitude as did...
The sun like the earth experiences cyclical periods of activity. The solar cycle operates on an approximately 11 year period during which time solar activity waxes and wanes. During a solar maximum or period of heightened solar activity, a number of primarily negative repercussions may affect our...
The Morse Telegraph was the most popular and efficient means of communicating information in the mid-19th C. Even now, in times when other means of communication are unavailable it is in use by military and marine officers. Investigate the physics behind the Morse Telegraph by creating your own...
Paper chromatography is a useful technique used to separate the components of a solution. Kids can learn some simple chemistry by watching or performing this process.
Ghost ships have sparked the imagination of many a sailor or landlubber for centuries. Read on and discover the stories of four such ghost ships: The Flying Dutchman, The Mary Celeste, The Octavius and Le Caleuche.
Pirates needed a ship for all their nefarious, shifty activities at sea. A vessel with top speed and maneuverability with the ability to reach inland and avoid pursuit and yet be able to hold lots of fighting men and even more booty was the pirate's mainstay. There were a number of favourite...
We all love to parody these rogues of the Caribbean and various other seas. But is all that we hold dear about pirates true or are many of the stereotypes bred in the fertile imaginations of authors and film makers. Well, me hearties, read on and discover for yourself!
Like Area 51, the Bermuda Triangle has been and still is a place shrouded in intrigue and mystery. The ocean depths being relatively uncharted territory are a breeding ground for theories both rational and fantastical and with this disappearance so began a multitude of theories.
Understanding the power of electricity we humans harness is necessary for the wise use and creation of this valuable resource. Many powerplants around the globe produce this resource for the massive consumption now experienced but often at great cost to the environment. Hopefully, a number of the...
Investigating current electricity is a great hands on experience for kids to grasp the basic concepts of a resource so important to their daily lives. A circuit board makes the experience less frustrating and so much easier to demonstrate. With this circuit board it is possible to demonstrate...
Concepts learned at school are learned faster and retained longer when kids actively participate in an activity. Preschoolers excel when presented with an opportunity to physically engage in their learning. The lesson plan outlined below presents a fun, active method of teaching kids primary and...
Making your own jewelry creates pride in ownership and allows you to easily match your own style. The floating necklace creates the illusion of beads suspended around your neck. It is a timeless, yet magical style that you can easily create at home!
Attracting hummingbirds and orioles to your garden is an added to treat to the joy of birdwatching! The blur of hummingbird wings as they hover over your feeder will provide hours of enjoyment as will the attentions of magnificent orange and black orioles visiting your garden for a sip of your...
Bird watching is enjoyed by the young and old. Enhance your bird watching experience by crafting these two easy to make bird feeders using recycled plastic containers!
An old African Legend tells of a young zebra and baboon arguing about getting a drink at a waterhole. Although this is a charming explanation for zebra stripes, evolutionary biology tends to work in much more practical ways. Characteristics develop within a species or group because they provide a...
Uffington White Horse is an awe inspiring site that can seen from miles away overlooking the head of a dry valley in Ridgeway Escarpment. It is the oldest of all of Britain's white horses by thousands of years and it is the oldest hill figure in Britain. Other chalk horses exist in Britain, but...
Bird watching is an activity enjoyed by the old and young. Providing opportunities for kids to become involved in birding is a wonderful educational experience. Bird feeders can be bought or assembled and can range from simple tray feeders to the more complex or ornamental. Whether the observation...
Stonehenge is an impressively huge monument on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England> It was composed of about 30 sarsens (upright stones) over 10 feet tall and up to 45 tons in weight. These were aligned in a circle with lintels (horizontal stones) about 6 tons each on top of them. Many theories...
Business communication is the key to running a profitable, respected company. A business letter is a daily ritual for many businesses and their employees. A business letter can make or break a business deal, and obviously, a well-written letter is better able to seal the deal.
nterpersonal skills are used everyday, by everyone, to communicate and interact with other individuals and groups of people. These skills include communication in all of its forms with others, confidence and perhaps most importantly, the ability to listen and understand others.Beyond the specific...
Turtles have walked the earth and inhabited the oceans since prehistoric times. They are the denizens of wetlands living on bugs, sometimes small fish, aquatic plants and algae. Unfortunately, civilization has damaged and reduced turtle habitat resulting in many turtle species becoming endangered....
Frogs are fascinating creatures for young children. They make excellent specimens for the live study of life cycles or metamorphosis as the young are quite easy to raise to adulthood. How many young boys (and girls too) have revelled in the adventure of frogging at a nearby pond or water body. I am...
Men wear jewelry too and the masculine tones of a hemp bracelet with simple wooden or plastic large hole beads make an attractive accessory for men. I have been making women’s jewelry for some time now utilizing metal and beading techniques to make necklaces and earrings to fit my own wardrobe...
Forensic Archaeology involves the application of archaeological methods, techniques and principles to forensic crime scene work. It is a relatively new discipline not only to the field of archaeology but also to the criminal justice system. Forensic archaeologists are employed by police to locate,...
Physical science explores the study of non-living systems and includes physics, chemistry and earth sciences such as geology, geography and geophysics. The study of science in school appears to be dropping in the U.S.; therefore, there is currently a large demand for those qualified for positions...
The field of cryptozoology has been inspired by many ancient tales of monsters and sea serpents. Cryptozoology refers to the study of hidden animals. Cryptozoologists study animals whose existence is not yet proven. It is not a recognized branch of zoology and by many it is regarded as a...
When people say archaeology, most people think of buried treasure and Indiana Jones. Archaeology isn't about fame and danger, but about learning about people in the past.So, you want to be an archaeologist! Read on and explore: What is Archeology? Why Become an Archaeologist? Types of...
ewelry making, when I first began, seemed a difficult craft to undertake. I initially took on the challenge of creating my own focal pieces of jewelry due to the cost and difficulty finding in retail just what I was looking for. This hub discusses what I consider the bare bones of jewelry making...
We have raised four dogs on our family farm to this point and are looking forward to raising a fifth since the latest passing of our two black lab crosses who reached the ripe old ages of 15 ½ years. We have always opted for rearing puppies as we felt it was the best option while having young...
Inventions in the first decade of the 21st Century have run the gamut from high tech improvements of old ideas to inventions radically new and awe inspiring. The miraculous nature of invention will continue unabated well into this century. Who knows what will come next. Many of "Star Trek's"...
The 20th century saw an unprecedented level of advancement in science, technology and invention. At the beginning of this century, the air and land were conquered with such inventions as the airplane, radio and the automobile. These infant inventions quickly evolved into supersonic flight, wireless...
The First Industrial Revolution began in the 18th century with the development of the steam engine which replaced animal power. The 19th century was an age of machine tools that made parts for other machines leading eventually to assembly line manufacturing.
Christmas is a time for celebration. Why not combine the sometimes arduous food preparation with special time with friends and or family while preparing a delicious treat to be enjoyed well into the holiday season. Croquettes are extremely tasty deep-fried balls of meat that make excellent...
Necessity is the mother of invention and the period of 1000 CE to 1699 CE was rife with inventiveness. Many of the inventions of this period centered around agriculture, hunting game and of course warfare and exploration to keep what had been gained and to gain ever more 'necessities'!
Many inventions, such as the wheel, have been crucial in the further technological development of man. It is interesting to note that many modern inventions are merely reinventions of ideas developed in ancient times. Deep-well drilling and the electric battery are two examples of this phenomenon!
The first time this project came home with my eldest son we spent time scratching our heads and having him research the internet. From internet research and two separate school projects requiring this design, my son has made a mousetrap car that goes the distance!
Cryptozoologists study those creatures that are strange and weird and bring out the fear factor we love to celebrate at Halloween. Here be monsters you may be familiar with but whose existence is a mystery. Do you believe?
Watching a particularly scary movie while babysitting can elicit a number of fear reactions including sweaty palms, the hairs rising on the nape of the neck and pounding heart. There are biological reasons for these reactions that go back to our days as the hunted rather than the hunter. The...
Raising chickens for eggs and meat is a rewarding venture. Raising meat birds, although extremely time consuming and very stinky provides a superior roasting bird. Egg layers are less energy intensive and far less stinky and always provide fantastic tasting eggs the extra of which are usually...