DIY: Leaf art: Stick overlapping leaves over a round balloon. Let glue dry. Burst the balloon and you're left with a thing of delicate beauty. Fun to do and to display!
Not with concrete, but maybe clay? Get the children involved with these cement stepping stones! All you need is some cereal boxes and quick drying cement. Decorate with glass stones. Excellent idea for the kids to get their garden creativity flowing!
The Homeschool Den: Earth Science Unit- A great visual to explain plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes and mountains. So many other engaging (and easy to replicate) Earth science activities on her site!
A wire hanger, a slinky, and some peanuts Oh yeah and one hungry bluejay. Should bluejays be eating peanuts? Clever usage of a SLINKY though!
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Mason Neck State Park is a wonderful place close to Washington D. It is a BirdLife International Important Bird Area (IBA), which means it is a global hotspot for bird species and other biodiversity. We have seen Bald Eagles soaring overhead there.
What if you could live underwater? The Aquarius Reef Base is an underwater base that allows scientists to conduct research while living underwater.
A baby octopus hatching, Pramuka Island, Indonesia. (Photo and caption Courtesy Simon Chandra / National Geographic Your Shot)
David Latimer from Cranleigh, Surrey, with his bottle garden that was first planted 53 years ago and has not been watered since 1972 - yet continues to thrive in its sealed environment. The bottle garden has created its own miniature ecosystem.
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Variety among the smallest creatures (such as mice) is good for people and our health. "The more white-footed mice there are (and the less diversity there is in the animal community), the higher the risk of people’s getting Lyme disease. And a relative abundance of white-footed mice is exactly what happens in the typical scenario of human-caused landscape changes. ... Lyme disease, currently the most frequently reported animal-borne disease in the US." Who Cooks for You? - National Zoo…
What the fish see when they look inside Aquarius. Photo Courtesy of Stephen Frink