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    An Introduction to Science Journaling for Those Who Hate to Write

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    Science journaling, for those science junkies who teach or just love anything related to science is a rewarding activity.  Its great for adults but it is also a rewarding activity for kids.  Both adults and kids can improve their science literacy skills by actively recording their ideas and thoughts about …

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    What is DNA Fingerprinting and 10 Practical Ways it is Used

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    DNA fingerprinting is a cool piece of technology.  It give clues to our past and can help shape our future through insights to health concerns controlled by our genes.  Genetic forensics is important in crime fighting and as the technology improves, the more accurate and faster the results.  *Note:  You …

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    How to Motivate Students to Love Science

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    How to Motivate Students to Love Science?  If they can relate a science activity to something in the real world they will be more interested.  An activity that is relevant to important events happening now, will get kids pumped.  If the activity follows a defined procedure, like the scientific method, …

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    Why Mental Development is so Crucial for Teaching Life Science

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    Mental development is important when teaching any science including life sciences.  Science, particularly human science, is unlike any other subject. An understanding of the fundamentals and facts is important.  For this to happen, you must ensure that teachings provide mental stimulation and hit the students on a psychological level.

    The …

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    Whole Peanut Bird and Squirrel Wreath Feeder

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    Inside: A bird and squirrel wreath feeder is a unique way to feed some harder to attract birds like woodpeckers.  Many people feel that adding a whole peanut feeder is a great distraction for the squirrels.  I highly recommend this feeder if you don’t mind feeding some of the local…
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    Who is Chemist Robert Boyle?

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    Inside:  Robert Boyle was an important guy in the 17th C and he is considered one of the founders of modern chemistry.  He was responsible for making chemistry a respected science.  Because of him, it became a real science not a study of alchemy and mysticism.  He introduced the idea…
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    Who is Chemist John Polanyi?

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    Inside:  John Polanyi is still living and working at the University of Toronto.  He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in chemical kinetics.  This Berlin born scientist is still an active contributor to the academic world at the age of 91. John Polanyi Toronto Connection John Polanyi…
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    Scientific Developments in Human History is Vital Learning

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    Inside: Scientific developments in human history are a fantastic teaching tool.  History has a huge impact on what we do today.  Learning about our scientific past improves our scientific literacy skills, makes us appreciate how far we have come and it is fun for everyone to learn that our ancient…
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    You’re Doing It Wrong: 6 Tree Planting Urban Legends

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    Inside:  Tree planting is an expensive proposition. Check out these 6 urban legends and make sure you’re not doing it wrong. Plant your tree right the first time. Amazon affiliate links appear in this post.  I may make a small commission if you click the link but at no cost…
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    Easy Water Experiments: How to Learn the Value of Water

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    Inside:  Water experiments are a fantastic way of teaching kids the value of our Earth’s most important resource.  At home or in the classroom, they are easy to perform and most can be completed with common household materials.  Try some easy water experiments in your home school or classroom today!…
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    How in the World Do Animals Keep a Stable Temperature?

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    Inside: Thermoregulation looks at the way different animals keep a stable temperature.  Animals, including humans, fall into one of two categories when it comes to how they keep their bodies temperature where it needs to be – endotherms or ectotherms.  There are some finer distinctions within these categories and as always,…
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    8 Steps of the Scientific Method You Need to Know

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    Inside:  The 8 steps of the scientific method are a step-by-step method of inquiry.  They give a logical blueprint for scientists to test their questions in a structured way. Valid and logical conclusions are the result. Scientists are looking for cause and effect relationships.  Their educated guess or hypothesis  can…
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    What Does DNA Stand For?: An Awesome Baby Biochemist Review

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    Inside: What does DNA stand for?  I would never have thought I could find the answer in a picture book.  “The Baby Biochemist-DNA” does an incredible job of nailing the important aspects of DNA structure.  Primary kids even will understand what DNA does in their cells.  They’ll get a jump-start…
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    What Does DNA Stand For?: An Awesome Baby Biochemist Review

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    Inside: What does DNA stand for?  I would never have thought I could find the answer in a picture book.  “The Baby Biochemist-DNA” does an incredible job of nailing the important aspects of DNA structure.  Primary kids even will understand what DNA does in their cells.  They’ll get a jump-start…
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    Why Your Coffee Needs the Awesome Magicook Milk Frother

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    Inside:  The Magicook Milk Frother is the perfect tool for creating a perfect coffee experience. Read a review of this tool and learn about the science of milk foaming.  There are affiliate links in this post but at no cost to you.  I may make a bit of coffee money if…
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    Why Your Coffee Needs the Awesome Magicook Milk Frother

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    Inside:  The Magicook Milk Frother is the perfect tool for creating a perfect coffee experience. Read a review of this tool and learn about the science of milk foaming.  There are affiliate links in this post but at no cost to you.  I may make a bit of coffee money if…
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    How in the World do Beautiful Monarch Butterflies Migrate?

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    Inside: The fact that the delicate but beautiful monarch butterflies migrate is a marvel of nature. From North America to Mexico, their migration is a marvel considering their small and delicate nature. Their populations are declining but there are ways you can help.  *There are affiliate links within this post.  If…
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    How in the World do Beautiful Monarch Butterflies Migrate?

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    Inside: The fact that the delicate but beautiful monarch butterflies migrate is a marvel of nature. From North America to Mexico, their migration is a marvel considering their small and delicate nature. Their populations are declining but there are ways you can help.  *There are affiliate links within this post.  If…
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    How to Determine Tree Age and Really Why it Matters

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    Inside:  Determining tree age can be done in a few ways.  One is simple enough to do as a science activity with kids.  Tree aging can provide a wealth of information.  Examining tree rings can not only age a tree but also provide a lot of interesting historical and climate…
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    How to Determine Tree Age and Really Why it Matters

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    Inside:  Determining tree age can be done in a few ways.  One is simple enough to do as a science activity with kids.  Tree aging can provide a wealth of information.  Examining tree rings can not only age a tree but also provide a lot of interesting historical and climate…
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    14 Summer Science Experiments:Easy and Absolutely Awesome Fun

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    Inside: Summer science experiments get children stoked for cool summer learning fun. Beach activities, tornadoes and storms in a jar and experiments with cool treats make summer vacation a blast. Summer Science is all about Asking Questions

    Summer science experiments are a fantastic way to get in tune with the …

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