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Spider Ranch Homeschool: Links

A Journal Of Online Resources For Homeschoolers

July 22nd, 2006

Did you ever wonder how a paper towel can soak up a spill, or how water gets from a plant's roots to its leaves? The name for this is "capillary action."

capillary action experiement

July 21st, 2006

Make A Splash With Colour

This exhibit has three main sections: Talking about Color, The Lighter Side of Color, and An Eye on Color.
Bright Light Fright

One of the most powerful forces in nature, lightning was once magical, mysterious, and misunderstood. Historically, myth and legend accounted for lightning with stories of angry gods and heroes. Today, meteorologists uses lightning as a tool for analyzing and forecasting the intensity and movement of thunderstorms. While lightning is still a little mysterious, meteorologists now understand it and know how to prepare for it. Of course, every once in a while lightning does still put on a magic show
Some fun and interesting things about OPTICS (the science of LIGHT, and one of the most important fields of PHYSICS)
Activities and Experiements which explore Light and Optics
Manipulating Sound Lesson Plans

Six lesson plans exploring the manipulation of sound
Waves Sound and Light

A variety of wave phenomena are used to illustrate basic wave principles and patterns.

A kids' version of the popular search engine. Type in a questions such a "why is the sky blue" and it leads you to a page that might answer the question.

July 19th, 2006

See I Told Me So !!

A chapter from the book See, I Told Me So!, a compilation of homeschoolers' stories edited by Tammy Cardwell

July 11th, 2006

Poetry Teachers

Learn how to inspire a love of poetry in your students and teach kids how to write different types of poems.
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