Monday, February 23, 2009

Fun & Educational Resources

For those of you who are homeschoolers - well, perhaps some of the rest of you may be interested also ... Homeschool Freebie of the Day offers a download each day Monday to Friday. Sign-up for their weekly reminder and then pick and choose which resources you can use.

There is some cool stuff here ... enjoy!

This week they are offering five e-books to download at no charge, one each day:

A HUGE collection of eyewitness stories and amazing
personal accounts about the "Underground Railroad" by which
many slaves in pre-Civil War years escaped from their
owners in the south and made their way to freedom.
This is riveting, real-life "living history"!

Tuesday, Feb 24th:ROCKETS & FLYING MACHINES! (PDF ebook)

Straight from NASA, here are some great flying contraptions
you can make at home - and learn the principles of flight
while you're at it!

Wednesday, Feb 25th:SLIMY EXPERIMENTS! (PDF ebook)

How to make your own slimy, fun "science toys" such as
Guck, Goop & Oobleck. Great fun...
and great chemistry lessons too!

Thursday, Feb 26th:

Learn how to make the BEST bubble-making solution ever...
and then learn how to Make Giant Man-Eating Bubbles,
Make Bubble Paintings, Questions & Answers on Bubbles & more

Friday, Feb 27th:

Ewww! Science experiments in your own mouth?
Yep! Pick up some biology and chemistry savvy with such fun
activities as: Making a Tongue Map; Rock Breath;
Stuffy Smellers; Hot and Cold Tastes; Disappearing Gum;
Fireworks in Your Mouth... and much more!

You can get all of these on their respective days at


Finally, This week's subscriber exclusive link:


So, what can you learn with a simple penny?
All sorts of interesting chemistry and physics concepts!
In this neat activity booklet, you'll discover all sorts of
fun and educational "penny" experiments, including:
Penny Splash - Penny Droppers -Penny Plated Nails
Floating Penny Boats - Green Pennies - Penny in the Well
Penny Haloes - Super Clean Pennies -
The Problem of the Counterfeit Penny - Penny Powered Cars
The Disappearing Penny - Old Pennies VS. New Pennies
The Penny Flopover Experiment - The Penny Spinout Experiment
Shining Pennies - Rocket Powered Pennies
Penny Mushroom Piles... and more!

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