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Happy Independence Day, America!
Category: Misc.
Tags: 4th of july fourth of july independence day independence day holiday 4th of july holiday

(photo by Lou Gold on flickr)

American Revolution: Free resources and activities for exploring the causes, plus a grade 4 reader and activity book, additional history readers, and links to animations and games.

Scholastic illustrated Mini-Books includes topics beginning with the discovery of the Americas to Ellis Island.

Flag Day Resources: Free, downloadable readers on the U.S. flag, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem and Statue of Liberty.

Oh, say can you see: This unit on “The Star Spangled Banner” is comprised of two parts: the origin of the anthem, and the symbolism of the flag. Discuss importance of the flag, what it means, how the lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” match real events. There are a lot of resources here to cover the topic broadly or as in depth as you like, with background on the War of 1812, and links to additional image, document and web resources such as Smithsonian’s “Star Spangled Banner” site.

War of 1812: Grade 2 Reader: Begins with a pictorial timeline of the founding of the U.S., and ends with chapters on the National Anthem and Dolley Madison, and a glossary.

4th of July Binary Bracelets: Use different color beads to represent “0,” “1,”, and “space” to encode our nation’s birthday into a wrist band. In so doing, learn how to change base 10 numbers into binary. Make  more personalized bracelets by encoding individual birthdays or ages.

 
Anatomy of fireworks  interactive from Nova
 

WatchKnow 4th of July Videos 

4th of July Jokes, Facts, Games

Scientific Classification
Category: Academics
Tags: classification of animals animal classes animal types animals with vertebrates animal kingdom classification classification of organisms

(Photo by Samuel Scrimshaw on Unsplash)

Here are 10 Pairs of Commonly Confused Animals plus additional free resources --   including ebooks, games, and activities -- for studying the diversity of life, animal and plant classification, and cells.

Free "This or That" Readers

The following 71-page reader includes information on cells, classifying life, plants, classifying animals, and animal systems: 

Click on the Images below:

More Interactives and Virtual Labs:

Classification of Organisms

Classifying Living Things Into Groups

 

Animal Classification Cards: 

 

Cooking Eggs on Sidewalks -- And Other Free Sun Resources Tags: summer activities ideas summer activities kids summer ideas fun summer activities free summer activities

With the approach of summer, many home educators continue to look for activities to keep their kids learning, and occupied, through those long, steamy days. One place to try for some ideas is Wonderopolisa site that attempts to ignite that natural curiosity in children by answering questions about-- and providing instructions for experimenting with -- various "wonders of the day," such as:

Can You Really Cook An Egg on the Sidewalk?

How Hot is the Sun?

How Does the Sun Make Energy?

Can You Collect Sunlight?

 

DIY Sun Science Activities: 

Ancient Sun Observations

Make a Prism

Solar Oven Smores

Free Readers: 


 
 



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