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Science Reference Books to Have on Hand

  I am a big believer in having lots of engaging reference books around. Then kids can read them for fun, to answer their questions or to actually help with homework. We have a fun…

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Geeky Links 5/7

Who says that science isn't pretty;)? This is a picture of the foot and mouth virus. Did you know that it is only contagious for 2 days? (via New Scientist) How does a $25 computer…

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Cosmic Mysteries in Your Kitchen

People worry that you can't really teach your kids science without a school lab. Well, try these on for size;)! You can simulate a white hole in your kitchen sink. Wired has a great article…

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Self Healing Concrete

This is just oddly cool! They have found that with bacteria (and food for it), concrete could heal itself of hairline cracks. The key is to seal the bacteria in the concrete so that the…

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Frugal Homeschooler: Free Educational Dvd’s

Sometimes homeschooling frugally just means keeping your ear to the ground. Opportunities can just crop up that you need to seize! I stumbled across some educational dvds on some of my homeschool yahoo groups and…

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Strange facts known by few

Good nerdy knowledge to have. One actually surprised me. The 10 weirdest physics facts HT DrikoLand Update: Fixed broken link

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Frugal Homeschooler: The Ear

The joy of homeschooling is that you are in the driver's seat. So you can choose to study what ever you want. You know each family has little games and such you play? Well, I…

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Nano Superconductors

Saw-Wai Hla's group at Ohio University has developed a wire that is 1 molecule wide. How cool is that? It is zero resistance so it doesn't lose any heat. They took that wire and developed…

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Theories of Everything

New Scientist has a great articles on the various physics theories that are trying to be the "theories of everything". These are the theories that they think might make the world;). New Scientist looks at…

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Safe Edible Glass?

Spray on Glass, yes spray on glass. There is a liquid breathable glass that they can spray on surfaces. You can spray it on surfaces to keep them new but the big arena is in…

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