A – Z Animals

The A-Z Animals website is a great online animal encyclopedia where you can learn about all your favorite animals, and even some you may have never heard of. Lots of photos, and good descriptions of each animal. There are also additional games, quizzes and the “animal of the day” feature, making this a fun and educational site to visit.

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submitted by FREEBIE  HUNTER Shana Cora – thanks, Shana!

The Particle Adventure

THE PARTICLE ADVENTURE

The National Science Foundation’s educational website about the fundamentals of matter and force, especially for middle school students. An interactive tour or quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors. If you want to introduce your kids to microphysics, you won’t find a better starting place than this.

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Math Cats

Screen shot 2015-07-23 at 2.18.26 PMMATH CATS

Here’s a fun ‘old school’ site filled with math story problems, puzzles, thinking games, crafts, activities… AND cats.

There are lots of interesting things to do here, including finding out how old you are in days, hours, minutes or seconds,  logic puzzles (“Crossing the River” is a classic!) and much more. Give this one a look!

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The Joy of Motherhood Fine Art Pages

This beautiful “Joy of Motherhood” collection from our friend Erica Johns at EnrichmentStudies.com features 8 printable works of art that will inspire and encourage you. They are also great for introducing your kids to some classic fine art.

Here’s what Erica has to say about this downloadable, printable set:

You want to introduce your children to fine art, but lack the time and method for follow-through, right? Fine Art Pages are the answer! These downloadable, printable collections feature one piece of art per page, plus *just enough* information about the piece and the artist. The method is organic: print ’em out, put ’em up. Let your family observe, absorb, and enjoy! It works. And best of all: it doesn’t run on Mom Power!

Click here to go to the download page!

NASA Space Place

Screen shot 2015-07-23 at 2.07.50 PMNASA sponsors this great interactive site about space exploration for kids. With games, activities, printable and lessons about space, the sun, earth, our solar system 3D images and more, this is a must visit for any elementary age students studying or interested in astronomy.

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Everyday Mysteries

Here’s a fun and educational site created by researchers at the Library of Congress. It answers some of the more unusual questions they have gotten about everyday life, such as “What is ‘freezer burn’?”, “Why is the ocean blue?”, “Why don’t I fall out when the roller coaster goes upside down?”  “Why does chopping an onion make you cry?” and many more.

Fun and informative scientific explanations for some very interesting questions about everyday things that your kids will definitely enjoy.

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Watermelon Time!

Screen shot 2015-07-23 at 1.59.42 PMWATERMELON WORLD
Here’s a fun site from the Watermelon Board about everyone’s favorite summer fruit/vegetable. (Which one is it? Check the site and see!) Questions & answers, recipes, printable activity sheets, amazing carving ideas and more lightweight but fun summer goodies are available on the site, which should be accessed when you’ve got a cold watermelon  in the fridge ready to eat. :)

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MORE WATERMELON STUFFS

Here’s a fun site with some interesting trivia about watermelons + some goofy videos, including guinea pigs eating watermelon.

A unit study on watermelon with some fun math ideas

Have a watermelon seed spitting contest too!

WATER SCIENCE FOR KIDS

Explore the amazing world of water for kids with this cool range of experiments, free games, interesting facts, fun quizzes, science fair projects, amazing videos and more.

Learn about ice, rivers, bubbles, rain, moisture and all kinds of interesting water topics. As well as activities for children, there are also lesson plans and worksheets for teachers, ideas for parents and a whole host of free teaching resources for anyone interested in water or other science topics online.

Click here to go to the site!

60 Fun Science Experiments for Summer

Screen shot 2015-07-17 at 11.19.18 AMWant some fun, exciting, colorful, magical science activities to keep your kiddos busy these hot summer days? (Oh yes, and they will be learning as well – but don’t tell them that!) Then put on your Mad Scientist coat and check out these three big archives of science fun stuff:

12 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR LITTLE LEARNERS

12 MORE FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

…AND 36 MORE EXPERIMENTS TO BOOT!

Preserving Food: Dehydration

Screen shot 2015-07-17 at 11.53.32 AMSince the season for harvesting from the garden or greengrocer is upon us, today we are giving you this wonderful guide from The Homemaker’s Mentor on preserving by dehydration — either by Solar or Sun Drying, Oven Drying, or by using an Electric Dehydrator.

There are lots of practical how-to ideas, tips, recipes and suggestions in this report that will help you keep your family eating healthy for months to come!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.