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“The producers of PBS’s best science show, NOVA, have posted an excellent gallery of online experiments: Skydive from 100,000 feet. Replicate Shackleton’s 800-mile open-boat journey from the South Shetland Islands to South Georgia. Tweak the variables in a steroid, a rice paddy, or a rocket. Perform a virtual heart transplant. You may get so caught up you never escape.

Our favorite experiment involves Bill Goldfinch — a British prisoner in a Nazi POW camp who looked out the window, saw snowflakes rising, and had an epiphany: Could he glide to freedom on the same updraft? Together with another prisoner, he constructed a false wall, then built a handmade, two-passenger glider behind it. They were almost finished when the war ended — but decades later, some of Goldfinch’s fellow POW-camp alums used his design to build and launch another glider, one that actually flew. Here you can test-fly a virtual version — and at far less risk of crash or capture than Goldfinch might have faced.” – – VSL

 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/hotscience/

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“MorgueFile — which provides quickly findable, high-res digital photos, free — is a graphic designer’s dream come true.

The site archives stock photographs submitted by professional and amateur shutterbugs, all of which are ready and waiting for your commercial or personal use. (N.B.: Morgue file is a newspaper term for the stock of past issues.) There’s no sign-up, no hassle, no fuss: Just take what you need and go. But the site does recommended that you credit the photographers, or be extra-polite and shoot them an e-mail. Sounds reasonable to us — if a picture’s worth a thousand words, we’ll start with “Thanks.”” – – VSL

http://www.morguefile.com/

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The National Eye Institute is a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and they are offering two free activity books for kids!

They contain  pages of word puzzles, family surveys, projects and experiments, and more designed to help children learn about parts of the eye and how they work, as well as eye safety and first aid for eye injuries.

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Gold Medal Flour (from Betty Crocker) is offering TWO different cookbooks for kids.  According to the PDF Order Form, you can only order until December 31, 2008.  Each book is only $3.99.

The Alpha-Bakery Children’s Cookbook

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“The Alpha-Bakery Children’s Cookbook teaches kids the ABC’s of cooking. Inside you’ll find recipes for breads, cakes, cookies, desserts, main dishes and snacks. Fun activities, tips on measuring ingredients and kitchen safety are included, too.”

The Rainbow Bakery Children’s Cookbook

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“The Rainbow Bakery Children’s Cookbook makes learning how to cook a “color-full” adventure! Just follow the rainbow through the cookbook to find recipes for breads, cookies, cakes, pies and main dishes. A Food Guide Pyramid, kitchen tips and fun activities are also included.”

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Nine Inch Nails has come out with a new CD: Ghosts I-IV.  They are offering the first nine tracks (with PDF), FREE on their website.  Just click the “order” link at the bottom left side — the page will show several options for ordering – – the free option is on the top right hand side.

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While tag-surfing, I ran across yannatopia’s blog about Book Sales.  In her blog, she included a link to a site where you can look up the Book Sales in your area. 

Here it is, Book Sale Finder Site

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As of February 14, 2008, Book It! (r) has opened it’s enrollment to Homeschoolers!!  YEAH!!  Thank You, Book It!

You can enroll NOW for the 2008/2009 school year.  All the festivities kick off ono October 1, 2008. 

I don’t wanna have to wait until then, in order to reward Boo for all her hard work.  I printed off the “Reading is Yummy” Reproducible, and will use it as our mothly goal form.  If she can read 10 books ON HER OWN TIME, I will take her out for a personal pan pizza each month. 

Anyway, if you are interested, just head on over to their site: Book It! for more details!  ENJOY!!

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