To celebrate Earth Day, we are giving away 5 GardenSoxx EZ Filler Kits (50’) each day for one week starting on Earth Day! Five Grand Prize Winners will also win a 50’ drip irrigation kit. All you have to do is:
1. Like our new GardenSoxx Facebook Page
2. Sign up for an account on our website at www.gardensoxx.com, so you can stay updated about future GardenSoxx news and promotions.
Interesting site to explore from USGS.
Earth is a dynamic planet. As we come to appreciate its history and the long-term trends that have shaped the present, we realize that continuous change characterizes the planet, from the movement of continents to changes in the chemical composition of the atmosphere. Perhaps nowhere is change more obvious that on the planet’s surface, where human land use shapes landscapes, alters ecosystems, and influences the diversity of life they support.
One of our family’s all-time favorite resources is our local Cleveland Metroparks. The Metroparks are also affectionately called the Emerald Necklace as there are parks that were wisely donated and preserved that are like a ring of interconnected parkways and trails that run through the surrounding Cleveland area.
They also have a publication, aptly named Emerald Necklace and my issue just arrived yesterday. If you are in the area, you can explore it online and see all the wonderful opportunities coming up. If you are not in the area, there are still some great resources to be found. For example, scroll to page 4 and read The Greatest Show on Earth by Robert D. Hinkle, PhD. Not only is it a great description of the solar cycle, there is also a useful link to the www.spaceweather.com to see when you might see a great show as well.
I have been hearing good things about a local company that offers garden resources and more. Here is a video of a recent gardening project they were involved with in a local community.
If you are looking for a green resource to create a garden for your homeschool group, Filtrexx Foundation recently announced that they’ve achieved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization status and are available for similar projects. Here is a recent press release that I received about it. Read more
Many colleges offer some great online resources if you explore their website. Wake Forest University in N.C. is one of them. Visit here to explore some excellent physics videos .
Just wanted to share this resource with you all:
My name is Aurora, and I am a real scientist, mechanical engineer,
university instructor, airplane pilot. no kidding! Last year, I spoke at
several major homeschool conferences including FPEA, HEAV, MACHE, GHEA,
CHEA, WHO, CHAP, and more, and had such a blast!
I’m writing to let you know about a free science teleclass we’re offering
homeschool families on May 17th and I wanted to be sure you received
word about it! It’s a free service we offer through our community
outreach program to help families do real science, and the class is taught
by a real scientist! All you need is a computer and a phone.
The 45-minute science teleclass is for kids ages K-8th grade and is a
totally hands-on, fun learning environment. The next topic we’re going to
cover on May 17, 2010 is Rocketry.
You can sign up for the class at this link:
Once you sign up, you will be emailed information about all the details
about the class, including telephone number, time and date. You are welcome
to help us spread the word and let your group know about it as you deem
Thank you for your kind consideration,
We recently adopted a new puppy at our house. This site for kids on how to love your dog definitely caught my attention:
If you are wondering how many calories are in that cookie, or what the nutritional value is in that carrot, my-food-a-pedia can help.
I looked up ‘carrot’ and was given a multitude of choices from carrot cake with icing, to carrot juice.