Cool Sites – October 16, 2013

Posted on Oct 13 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Oneplace.com – One-Stop Audio Broadcast Archives
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Affording the Homeschool Life
3.3 Preschool and Up: 35 Uses for Crayons Besides Color
3.4 Science: Wild Music
3.5 Economics: Modules in Basic and Intermediate College Economics
3.6 English: Corner Bookmarks
3.7 History: Online Maps Tell the Story of Buildings
3.8 Biblical Archeology–or Botany: Extinct Tree Regrown

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Oneplace.com – One-Stop Audio Broadcast Archives

Oneplace.com is a website that archives Christian radio broadcasts so you can listen to your favorites, whether you missed the on-air broadcast or just want to listen again. Many programs are available for at least a month, some longer. Listen online or download to the player of your choice. The site also has dozens of devotionals, articles, and links to newsletters from the ministries for which they carry the archived audio.

www.oneplace.com/ministries

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Affording the Homeschool Life

Find these friendly, helpful folks on Facebook and on the blog (second link). The owners say, “Affording the Homeschool Life” is a group for homeschool families to share tips, tricks, and resources for all frugal living topics. Feel free to post questions and please join in the conversation.”

www.facebook.com/groups/594052600614228/?hc_location=stream

www.freehomeschooldeals.com

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3.3 Preschool and Up: 35 Uses for Crayons Besides Coloring

What to do with all the crayons? Here are 35 uses for them besides coloring. Frame a photo, make luminaries, make a wreath, and many more ideas!

http://handsonaswegrow.com/35-kid-activities-with-crayons/?utm_source=crowdignite.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=crowdignite.com

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3.4 Science: Wild Music

Play an audio form of the concentration/memory game (select a level), test your hearing and compare it to animals, and see if you can tell different thrush songs apart in this interesting web version of a traveling exhibit. Note: The site presumes Darwinian evolution.

www.wildmusic.org

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3.5 Economics: Modules in Basic and Intermediate College Economics

A student who completes these modules will have a grasp of college-level Economics 101 or higher. They are independent, not for credit, and free of charge. There are numerous other economic resources available on the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) website. FEE also offers high school and college seminars in-person.

http://www.fee.org/education_modules/category/basic-economics#axzz2hGUls4Px

http://www.fee.org/education_modules/category/intermediate-economics#axzz2hGUls4Px

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3.6 English: Corner Bookmarks

Print these free corner bookmarks from Simply Charlotte Mason. Once you see the simple shape, it will be a quick step to an art lesson and making your own. Note also the free narration bookmarks.

http://simplycharlottemason.com/store/corner-bookmarks

http://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-bookmarks

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3.7 History: Online Maps Tell the Story of Buildings

See a gallery of interactive maps that tell the age of buildings in several major cities in the United States and abroad. Learn what led to building spurts and inaccurate results. What a fascinating potential local project for an ambitious student.

www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/10/building-ages-map-gallery

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3.8 Biblical Archeology–or Botany: Extinct Tree Regrown

See a tree grown recently from a 2,000-year-old seed discovered at the site of Herod the Great’s palace. Prior to this, the tree was extinct.

http://its-interesting.com/2013/10/06/extinct-tree-grows-anew-from-ancient-jar-of-seeds-unearthed-by-archaeologists

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