Natural Oddities – Volume One

Natural Oddities by Gus Mager (PDF ebook) – Today’s resource is this  classic little collection of cartoons depicting odd and unusual aspects of the flora and the fauna in the world around us — “Natural Oddities”.  These engaging cartoons by Gus Mager are full of strange but true facts about everything from polar bears to platypuses… and are sure to fascinate young readers.

Let us know if you like this and want to see more… we’ve got ‘em if you want to see ‘em!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” the file to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click on the link and save it to your mac. (Note: This is a scanned ebook, photographed from the original vintage book, so it may not be viewable on portable devices such as a kindle, ipad or phone.)

 

The Mary Frances Garden Book – Part Three!


The Mary Frances Garden Book, or Adventures Among the Garden People (PDF ebooks) PART THREE

Have you checked this great book out yet? Don’t let its age fool you. This is great fun and very educational gardening instruction for anyone who is young at heart!

Today we have Part Three of this great gardening / story book. Part One from Tuesday and Part Two from Wednesday are still available too, so if you haven’t gotten them already, you can still get them now. This is delightful, fun, educational stuff — don’t miss it!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” the file to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click on the link and save it to your mac. (Note: This is a scanned ebook, photographed from the original vintage book, so it may not be viewable on portable devices such as a kindle, ipad or phone.)

The Mary Frances Garden Book – Part Two!


The Mary Frances Garden Book, or Adventures Among the Garden People (PDF ebooks) PART TWO

One of our all-time favorite literary characters, Mary Frances, is back again in this delightfully illustrated story book adventure in the garden!

Today we have Part Two of this great gardening / story book. Part One from yesterday is still available too, if you haven’t gotten it already. Part Three comes tomorrow! This is delightful, fun, educational stuff — and full of great illustrations. Don’t miss it!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” the file to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click on the link and save it to your mac. (Note: This is a scanned ebook, photographed from the original vintage book, so it may not be viewable on portable devices such as a kindle, ipad or phone.)

The Mary Frances Garden Book – Part One!


The Mary Frances Garden Book, or Adventures Among the Garden People (PDF ebooks)

One of our all-time favorite literary characters, Mary Frances, is back again in this delightfully illustrated story book adventure in the garden!

Mary Frances and Billy have been growing up, and with their growing, they have learned to love the great out-of-doors. In this great book, they meet all sorts of fanciful characters, and learn a lot of very real garden lore & “how to” information especially for young gardeners. Highly recommended!

This is such a large ebook file, we’ve broken it down into three parts to make it downloadable for all, and will be serializing this book today through Thursday. This is delightful, fun, educational stuff — don’t miss it!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” the file to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click on the link and save it to your mac. (Note: This is a scanned ebook, photographed from the original vintage book, so it may not be viewable on portable devices such as a kindle, ipad or phone.)

Sight Words printables

Screen shot 2014-05-03 at 10.06.22 AMSightWords.com is a great new site that provides parents and home educators dozens of high quality digital and printable tools to help them teach young children to read, including:

-Grade-specific flash cards of more than 500 Dolch and Fry sight words

-Detailed instructions on how to teach children new words

-10 fun learning games

-Full tutorial on correction techniques

-Generators to make fully customizable Bingo cards, Snakes and Ladders game boards, Old Maid card sets, and more.

All the resources on Sightwords.com are free and designed to help your child learn how to read effectively from pre-k up to 4th grade.

Click here to go to the main site!

The First Book of Bees


“The First Book of Bees” by Albert B. Tibbets (PDF ebook)

Today we have another volume from the “Giant Nature Library” series for young readers, an excellent primer all about the lives, habits and types of bees. Great text and dozens of lush illustrations and diagrams by illustrator Helene Carter make this a wonderful natural science book for your homeschool library.

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

Oops!

Today’s scheduled freebie (submitted by one of our Freebie Finder readers) has been pulled.

The site changed from a free site to a pay subscription site literally within the last couple of days, so it is no longer a freebie and we will not be featuring it here. Sorry for the glitch!

- The Erskines

Household Science Projects

This is a neat site put together by a high school age student, offering 16 fun “hands on” science projects using ordinary household objects. Learn about electricity, optical illusions, make a potato battery, paper glider, sundial, and more through these simple demonstrations and explanations of what’s going on.

Suggested by Freebie Finder Stan Wright, who commented: “We had lots of fun working through these. It was our weekly science class for a full semester.”

Click here to go to the site!

 

Curriculum from the National Postal Museum

Screen shot 2014-04-28 at 12.10.33 PMLots of fun resources, unit studies and curriculum about the history of the United States Postal System, mail processing and delivery, stamps, and lots of other interesting topics are available from the National Postal Museum website.

Their CURRICULUM PAGE has graded unit studies and curriculum for elementary through high school age students on such topics as disabilities, art, stamps, pen pals, patriotism, the Vatican, and much more. Click here to check it out.

Their ACTIVITY ZONE has a couple dozen games, activity guides, coloring books and other printables. Click here to check it out.

Suggested by Freebie Finder Jeremiah H.

Build your own Spectroscope!

Spectroscopes are scientific instruments that break down the light emitted or absorbed by chemical elements into specific lines of color.  Every chemical element has a “fingerprint” of its own that can be used to identify it.  Here’s a terrific “hands on” science project for crafty kids — constructing and using your own spectroscope!

Hidden away on the sciencetoymaker.org website is this great “how to” PDF guide that shows you exactly how to build a working model of a Spectroscope out of ordinary household stuff, and then explains some of the science demonstrated by the spectroscope. Fascinating, fun science –  So build one already!

Click here to go to the site!