Cool Sites – November 21, 2013

Posted on Nov 17 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Study Tools Online
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable ABC Sheets
3.3 Toddler and Up: 15 Toddler Craft Ideas
3.4 Science: Jefferson Lab Presents Frostbite Theater
3.5 Internet Learning Fun: Internet Scavenger Hunt
3.6 Economics and Life 101: Free Workbook for Teens: How to Buy Your First Car
3.7 Foreign Languages: How Do You Say Thank You?
3.8 History: What Did They Eat? You Can Help Research, Too!
3.9 Preparedness: Winter Emergency Information for Children and Teen
3.10 DIY: Shelves and Storage

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Study Tools Online

Your editrix is appalled she did not know about this easy-to-use set of Bible study tools, but makes haste to inform you of it. Join in (it’s free) to explore the site’s features and receive daily devotional items, if you choose. Customize the different sections to suit you and consider letting older students set up their own Bible study tools pages. Academic research is a needed skill; Bible research skills are also needed!

http://classic.studylight.org

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable ABC Sheets

Cute little animals to color and letters to trace make a nice piece of (very informal) stationery to occupy little ones, and then you can mail them to far-flung relatives. Have everyone who is with you this Thanksgiving write a brief word to the recipient after the kids color the pictures. This is a great project for youngsters who not yet ready for regular lessons still like to “do school” alongside older siblings.

http://www.abcoloring.net/2013/07/FreeMyAnimalAlphabetPack.html

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3.3 Toddler and Up: 15 Toddler Craft Ideas

Enjoy some crafts you might not have tried before via this selection on FaveCrafts.

www.favecrafts.com/Crafting-with-Kids/15-Toddler-Craft-Ideas/ct/1

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3.4 Science: Jefferson Lab Presents Frostbite Theater

If you are unable to attend one of Jefferson Lab’s Physics Fests, you can still see Frostbite Theater presented by Jefferson Lab. Are you dying to know what happens to a carnation when it is cooled to 321 degrees below zero? Is it too humid to conduct your own static electricity demonstrations? Do you like to watch neat science videos? If so, then Frostbite Theater is for you!

Tune in and see air liquefy inside a balloon, watch film canisters blow their lids as trapped liquid changes to gas, learn how to build a cloud chamber, observe how nitrogen and oxygen react to fire, and much more! It’s a fun site that the whole family will enjoy.

http://education.jlab.org/frost

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3.5 Internet Learning Fun: Internet Scavenger Hunt

Whether you use a pre-written one from online, do it yourself from scratch, or blend the two, the internet scavenger hunt can be a good way to teach without the kids realizing it! Check out this page with its many variations, pick and choose what is suitable for you, and sit back (while keeping an eye on the computer) to see what the kids learn.

www.vickiblackwell.com/hunts.html

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3.6 Economics and Life 101: Free Workbook for Teens: How to Buy Your First Car

How to Buy Your First Car is a free workbook to help teens gather the information needed to evaluate the pros and cons of purchasing a particular vehicle. Shopping for a car is an excellent opportunity to learn how to evaluate a major purchase decision, not just based on the cost of the item itself but also on the long-term cost of owning and maintaining it. The workbook guides teens through the process. There are also two downloads available for children ages 8 through 13–a country notebooking unit and a state/province notebooking unit.

www.thehomeschoolmom.com/free-downloads

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3.7 Foreign Languages: How Do You Say Thank You?

Isn’t it great that God does not need a translator? If you need a translator to help you say, “Thank you,” here is that phrase in more than 200 languages.

www.etailersdigest.com/greetings/saythanks.htm

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3.8 History: What Did They Eat? You Can Help Research, Too!

Are you ready to apply academics–or learn new skills–to food in historic settings?

The New York Public Library has digitized more than 17,000 historic menus containing over a million dishes. Visit the site and go to the “Catch of the Day” area to read about some of the seafood menus; look over “Today’s Specials” about unique culinary creations. Type words into the search engine (such as “baked Alaska” or “Chicago”) to get an idea of the database’s contents! Did you know that a visitor (that’s you) can help out by transcribing menus and geo-tagging the locations and places mentioned in the menu. Find the details on the website.

http://menus.nypl.org

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3.9 Preparedness: Winter Emergency Information for Children and Teens

With the weather so chilly so soon, it seemed a good idea to provide additional information on winter preparedness. Note the special sections labeled for children and teens.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/winterweatheremergencies.html

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/winterweatheremergencies.html#cat8

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3.10 DIY: Shelves and Storage

These 16 pictures show clever ideas for storing books, spices, or wardrobe accessories and using repurposed objects as shelving and storage. See an underused closet get a new life as a mini-mudroom and two items get transformed into chalkboards. Guess where the rain gutters and garden trellis wind up.

http://abusementparknation.com/amazing-do-it-yourself-home-ideas-16-pics/

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