Fossils offer us clues about life in the past -- even years and years ago! Normally when a plant or animal dies, its remains either decay or perhaps are consumed by another animal. Sometimes though before that happens the conditions can be just right and the remains become buried and preserved.
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Bread, butter and cheese. These three simple ingredients are combined in a variety of ways with various extras and cooked to golden brown. The result is America's favorite sandwich -- the grilled cheese.
100th Day was actually used to celebrate the 100th day since the beginning of school but has since become a "holiday" in its own right! Here are 100 things to choose from (or all the above over the next 100 days!)
In April, we first hear the rigget, rigget of the frogs down by the river -- a chorus of croaks, twitters, chirps, and trills! How timely that April is National Frog Month!Below are instruction for making a frog-friendly garden and for watching your own tadpoles turn into frogs. Enjoy!
Home from a trip to the zoo? Kids still excited? Your children will be eager to commemorate their day! Below are just a few related craft ideas they may enjoy!
Several people wanted to know why this earthquake produced a tsunami when most earthquakes do not. To understand that, we need to know about faults. Before you start listing all my faults, such as forgetting to include parts of the experiment, I am talking about geologic faults.
For dramatic effect, wait and read this at night with the lights down low by candlelight -- or better yet, by lantern! You can almost feel the tension and the pounding of the beating hooves in the darkness!
Anytime there is an earthquake, the news media makes a big point of talking about the Richter Scale, using it to indicate how bad the earthquake was. As we will see, the Richter Scale does not tell us nearly as much about surface effects as people think it does.
Paper Mache Piggy Bank are fun to make, adorable to look at, and serve a practical purpose as well! Simply follow the instructions and allow your child to be prepared that this is a project that can take a few days 'til completion.
Most local library branches offer a children's story hour. These may range from the elaborate -- complete with puppeteers, crafting and snacks to the simple reader's choice of the week. Both options, and everything in between are equally valuable.