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Backyard Nature

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

A Kenyan Proverb: “Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was lent to you by your children.”

I loved this site’s section of: “101 nature orientated things to do this fall.” It is exactly that, a list of 101 different things that you could in nature. If you were to actually do these things you

The Upside-down Map Page

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

The Upside-down Map Page

This site puts a whole new perspective on the world. I had never thought of viewing the world from a different angle, whether it is upside down or sideways. Maps were always just maps to me with a justification of North at the top and South at the bottom.

Here you will see maps with South at the top and North at the… Continue reading

Science Fair Projects for Students

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Science Fair Projects for Students

This site is full of science projects with full instructions on how to complete them. It’s geared for all levels of students and you can use their handy dandy search engine to search by topic. Or you can click the big orange circle that says “Browse” and view a list of all topics.

By clicking the Browse circle you are taken to… Continue reading

The Butterfly Site

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

The Butterfly Site

Welcome to the Butterfly Site, where you’ll learn everything you can imagine about butterflies, from gardening to biology, it’s all here.

Gardening – This section will tell you exactly how to make a butterfly garden. From

Musipedia : The Open Music Encyclopedia

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Musipedia : The Open Music Encyclopedia

I’d recommend that the first thing you do when you get to this site is to read about the Parson’s Code. The code is ideal for those of us who can’t read music but have a tune stuck in our head, because you don’t need any musical knowledge, you just need to know if the note is higher or lower from… Continue reading

Wrecked Exotics

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

This is the internet’s largest collection of exotic car crash photos. You’ll find over 4,000 wrecked exotic cars to show you the real consequences of reckless driving. They aren’t kidding when they say that the cars are exotics. You’ll see Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Lotus, Saleen and more wadded up into balls of metal and fiberglass.

You can view these photos by

Operation Migration

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Operation Migration

Welcome to the Photo Journal for Operation Migration. Here you can find images of birds in different stages of migration. Operation Migration works with Canada Geese, Sandhill Cranes, and Whooping Cranes to establish safe migration patterns for the birds to fly and stay wild.

The photo journal is of the 2001 Whooping Crane Migration that was successful. You can watch it progress through the… Continue reading

Encyclopedia Mythica

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Welcome to one of the nicest encyclopedias I have found in a long time. This is an encyclopedia about mythology, folklore, and legend.

To use the encyclopedia choose the “Explore” section. This will allow you to explore through the articles until you find something that strikes your fancy. It is setup by categories: Mythology, Folklore, Bestiary, Heroes, Image Gallery, Genealogy, and Featured

Matchbook Museum

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

I love the crisp, clean look of this site. And it is even easy to use as well. Two thumbs up for excellent design. What’s more, it’s full of interesting content. You can browse this site in two way—you can look at the “Most Recent” section or head right to the “Start the Tour”.

If you choose the “Most Recent” section to

Voting and Elections

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Voting and Elections

Well, for those of us in the United States you’re probably aware that tomorrow it’s time to vote. Regardless of who you are voting for you may need some information on voting. This is my first time voting in an election so I sought out some information on the process.

This site is great because it covers it all from the basics to the nitty-gritty… Continue reading

Ben’s Guide to the Election Process

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Ben’s Guide to the Election Process

If you know teens who want to know more about the electoral process, this site is really cool. Like the other Ben’s Guide to the Government site I brought you earlier this year, it is setup wonderfully and is very easy to understand. This one is for grades 9-12 so its on a high school level.

You start with learning how… Continue reading

Transportation Futuristics

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Transportation Futuristics

What is “transportation futuristics”? According to the site’s intro, “Many of us are familiar with covers from Popular Science that depict commuters buzzing around in tiny aircraft and landing on rooftops, or fanciful drawings of vehicles that run on roads, float on water and also take to the air. The basic problem many of us face each day—how to get from Point A to Point… Continue reading

Renovators

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Renovators

This site offers “Old-House Community and Know-How, Restoration Advice, and Home Improvement,” so if you own an old house, or are thinking of buying and renovating one, this site could be a very handy resource.

I live in a house built originally at the end of the 1800′s or the beginning of the 1900′s

Math Investigations

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Math Investigations

Need help meeting the math standard in grades K-5? This site is both a resource for students and for their teachers. I think the parents, and grandparents, of children K-5 are interested in knowing what the standard is. What do their little loved ones need to learn? How can they assure that they do learn it?

This site can help you figure that out. You… Continue reading

The Nocturnes

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

The Nocturnes

This is a site dedicated to photography. But not just any kind of photography, this is a site dedicated to night photography. Here you will find galleries of night time images, workshops, resources, exhibits, and even their forum “Night Talk”.

The Gallery is wonderful. In

Today in Literature

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Today in Literature

Find out what happened today in literature. When I was browsing this site on October 26th I got to read a lively bit of history on Hans Christian Anderson’s life. You’ll notice that the day’s article is displayed on the home page and you can read it without registering. A two week free trial is available, after which… Continue reading

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