Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Here's a game for family fun... All about Birds

Click on the link below and try your hand at identifying birds in different habitats.

http://www.whatbird.com/game/game.aspx

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http://www.wildaway.com/ is a link about birds in Spain and Portugal

Monday, October 29, 2007

Graphics Resource

http://www.seb.cc/index.html

Life Cycles with Crayons

Here are some ideas on plant life cycles. Can you make your own movie?



And You thought Plants couldn't move

One of the characteristics of living things that helps to define them is that they respond to the environment. Usually people think that plants are passive. Looking at them moving gives quite another idea. Remember that plants do respond to their environments and do move. Note that other things move, such as water in a brook, and that movement in itself is not enough to define life. Take a look at this video on plant kinematics though and you will see that movement is part of the life characteristics found in plants:
Plant Kinematics

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Don't like science but like writing? Try this challenge:

ere is a writing challenge for you to try:
thisisby.us/index.php/content/dr_j_throws_down_the_gauntlet

Volvox

What are Volvox? Look at these videos and try to classify them. Then later, see what you can find out about Volvox at the library or on the web. Try writing about what you find. Remember to cite your sources.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8O4OolGcPg


Art and Science

Art is used in science and science uses art. Here are some related links. (under development)

http://www.botanicalartists.org/

http://www.baasa.co.za/

Friday, October 19, 2007

What do these scientists have in common?

Blaise Pascal
Pierre Curie
Albert Einstein
Booker T. Washington
George Washington Carver
Ellen Swallow Richards


There are many answers. See if you can think of some.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Leaves

Here is a piece on fall leaves that is both informative and enjoyable.
Leaves: Fall Wonder


(TIBU has taken down the publications that were there.  I will locate the piece again.  In the meantime, here is a video on a similar topic.)