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Fourth of July

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Fourth of July

I can’t believe it’s already Independence Day! Boy, the time sure has flown by this summer. Well, I hope you’re ready to celebrate with me as I celebrate the Fourth of July! I love the introduction paragraph to this Web site! With its links going directly to the Declaration of Independence, then on to the history of the holiday, it’s a real gem.

You’ll find… Continue reading

Molecule of the Day

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Molecule of the Day

My inner geek really comes out with my enjoyment of this Web site! Welcome to the blog style Web page that brings you a different molecule everyday.

The navigation strip is found along the top of the page under the Molecule of the Day logo. On the navigation strip, you will find the headings of Latest Posts, Archives, About and Contact.

Latest Post will take… Continue reading

I Hear America Singing

Friday, July 6th, 2007

I Hear America Singing

So, what is I Hear America Singing all about? Well, let’s dive in and find out, shall we?! This site is a companion to one of the Great Performance series on PBS. It is an interesting look into the American concert song.

There are two ways to get around the site: The Overview and the Timeline. Both will allow you access to all the site’s… Continue reading

Kids in Mind

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Kids in Mind

Well, summer is in full swing and with it, comes the tidal wave of summer movies. Of course, that also means your kids are going to beg you to take them to see some of those.

Now, you can find out all about the movie’s appropriateness for your kids before you ever leave the house. I’ve written up some parent orientated movie review sites in the… Continue reading

Women in World History

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Women in World History

So little of the history we are taught in school deals with the women who either ruled, brought about change or who were influential in our history. Well, here at the Women in World History Web site, you can learn all about these women and more!

Today’s Heroes – Here you will find information on the women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. You… Continue reading

Cool Classic Car Video

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Cool Classic Car Video

I adore classic cars, so you can imagine my joy when I found a Web site dedicated to finding the best and, sometimes, wackiest classic car videos on the Internet and bringing them to you in one convenient location. This site is very easy to navigate, because it is in a blog style.

The most recent entries are on the main page. Just scroll down… Continue reading

Internet Sacred Texts Archive

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Internet Sacred Texts Archive

Welcome to Sacred Texts, the Internet archive of texts involving religion, mythology, legends and folklore and the esoteric. I am starting you all on the About page of this, because I think they fully explain, in a way I could never summarize, what this site is here for and why it includes the texts it does.

After checking that out, click the Home link at… Continue reading

Virtual Bubble Wrap

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Virtual Bubble Wrap

I confess, I am a bubble wrap popper! I can’t resist the stuff. If it comes in a package, I just have to pop all those lovely bubbles. My favorite way is to roll the sheet up like a log and then twist it. You get some pretty cool popping noises that way. So, now I’ve found a way to pop bubble wrap online and… Continue reading

Heavens Above

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Heavens Above

One thing I love about my house is that I can go out on the porch on a clear night and see the Big Dipper, Orion’s Belt, etc. But it always leaves me wondering what else I could see. Now, at Heavens Above, I can find out! That’s right, they can predict what constellations you can see in your local area, but to do it, you need… Continue reading

Movie Review Query Engine

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

So, you’re thinking about going to the movies or maybe renting one, but you’re not sure what would be good to see. Well, on this Web site, you can find movie reviews that will help you decide if a film is worth seeing or not! Continue reading

Human Descent

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Human Descent

Have you ever wondered what magic your Photoshop program is capable of? Well, wonder no longer, as you browse through these galleries. There are six galleries of images that have been seamlessly blended together with varying results. Some I found incredible, while others were frightening!

The galleries are labeled from A to F along the top of the page. You can also find more navigation on… Continue reading

Ellis Island

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Ellis Island

Let me tell you, this Web site is an incredible genealogy resource and it is completely free! With the number of immigrants who entered the country through Ellis Island, this is one of the best sites I’ve seen that documents that.

All you have to do to search is type in their last name (first names are optional), their approximate year of birth (there is an option… Continue reading

ChanceXchange

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

ChanceXchange

Welcome to ChanceXchange, a place where you can trade your CDs, films and books for the ones you really want. I really like this Web site, because it seems to have a more fair exchange rate than some of the other sites I’ve seen.

Here you get points for each item you trade and you can use those points to get what you want. It’s totally free to… Continue reading

Virtual Volunteering Resource Guide

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Virtual Volunteering Resource Guide

When thinking about volunteering, most people think of helping with the homeless or the hungry, but there is so much more out there that you can do. On this Web site, you will find many different volunteering opportunities!

The categories for volunteering are: International Issues, Health, Mentoring and Advice, Helping Seniors, Knitting and Crocheting, Animals and Wildlife and Professional Services.

There is also… Continue reading

Get the Glass

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Get the Glass

This is a wonderful Web site to share with your children or grandchildren! The game is not only very fun to play, but it’s very educational as well. Welcome to Get the Glass, a game where your job is to make your way to Fort Fridge and Get the Glass. This game requires a Flash player, so to get one, go here.

This is… Continue reading

Bridge

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Bridge

Welcome to the Bridge, a Web site devoted to giving teachers the best Ocean Science resources that are out there on the Internet. You will find all the featured sections in the middle of the page and the navigation in the left frame under Site Navigation.

Ocean Science Topics – Here you will find all sorts of ocean science topics nested in this menu tree. It really lets… Continue reading

Statue of Liberty

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Statue of Liberty

On this site, you can learn all about the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty has had a very interesting history since her dedication in 1886. Are you ready to learn more? I know I am!

About the Statue of Liberty – Here you will learn a little about the exhibits in the museum. It discusses the statue, her torch and it highlights the… Continue reading

Ingenious

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Ingenious

This site brings together both the written word and images to inspire you to think. If you’d like to learn more about the goals of the site, I suggest checking out the Who We Are link at the bottom of the page. The site is broken up into the following sections:

Read – Here you will find the written word. When I was there, the featured section was… Continue reading

Instructables

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Instructables

I have fallen in deep DIY love with this site. Here at Instructables, you will learn how to make a ton of amazing stuff. To get the most out of the site, I recommend signing up first. You can add your own instructables then, as well as, post comments and save your favorite projects for easy viewing access.

The categories are Art, Craft, Food, Home, Life, Not Liable… Continue reading

International Perfume Museum

Friday, June 8th, 2007

International Perfume Museum

To enter the International Perfume Museum, just click Enter. This will take you to the museum’s index page. You’ll notice that there are two navigation strips at the top and there’s a side menu. The top menu can be used for other museums, news, an FAQ page and more. I’m going to focus on the side menu though, because it is the menu for the… Continue reading

American Egg Board Recipes

Friday, June 8th, 2007

American Egg Board Recipes

There are some ingredients out there that are so versatile that you will find them in most forms of cooking. The egg happens to be one of them. So, are you ready to delve into these delicious egg recipes? Let’s go!

Not only are eggs versatile, it seems like everyone you meet likes their eggs differently. I, for example, will only eat my eggs hard… Continue reading

Bet the Farm

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Bet the Farm

Welcome to COSI of Columbus, Ohio’s farming exhibition. In Bet the Farm, you make all the farming decisions for a year and then you get to see how well your farm did. Notice that yellow book and the tabs on the side? They are Welcome, How to Play, Sponsors and Credits.

Welcome – This area explains what the project is about, as well as, what… Continue reading

Music Acoustics

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Music Acoustics

I grew up in house filled with music. My mom has always been part of a choir and I think all of us children have tried different musical instruments. So, when I found this site that linked music acoustics to physics, I was very intrigued! Navigation is simple. You’ll find all the links underneath the image of the woman playing the flute or you can always head… Continue reading

The Cute Project

Friday, June 1st, 2007

The Cute Project

Well, you know I love cute things, so when I found this site, I had to share it with you right away. Here at the Cute Project, you will find art, videos, photos and more, all devoted to cute things!

The first thing I did was register to be a Cutizen. It’s free and it allows you to keep track of your favorite postings on this… Continue reading

Eat Shrimp

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Eat Shrimp

One of my parents’ favorite summertime foods is shrimp. Since I was thinking of making them some sort of shrimp dish as a combined Mother’s Day/Father’s Day dinner, I started searching for good shrimp recipes.

Not only did I find great shrimp recipes, I found nutritional information, cooking tips and even a kid’s corner on this Web site!

Nutrition & Health – Here you can find some… Continue reading

FixYa

Friday, June 1st, 2007

FixYa

What do you do when you are frustrated by the lack of technical support from the manufacturer of a product you bought? Well, maybe you decided to create your own Web site and offer free tech support for consumer products to everyone. Maybe that’s not you, but that’s what the authors of this site have done. Here you will find free tech support for your cell phone, printer… Continue reading

Memorial Day

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Memorial Day

Memorial Day heralds the beginning of summer for a lot of families, as it is the first major holiday in the summer. It is a three day weekend and unfortunately, we often forget what we’re celebrating. Why do we celebrate Memorial Day? What is the holiday all about? Well, dating back as far as the Civil War, it has been a day that we, as a country… Continue reading

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