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Unfortunately Scribd has discontinued the widget that used to be here displaying my collection. I am attempting to collect the resources together in my own directory and display them here.
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A list of FREE resources on the internet. It may be out of date in places, but many will still be okay
The Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) ("Digging foot"), sometimes called "antbear" is a medium-sized mammal native to Africa. The name comes from the Afrikaans/Dutch for "earth pig" (aarde earth, varken pig), because early settlers from Europe thought it resembled a pig. However, the Aardvark is not closely related to pigs, being placed in its own order.
Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives. It is thought that we share 98.5% of the same genetic makeup as them. Chimpanzees are highly intelligent animals, and are often trained to perform in circuses and zoos. Some are also sold to people as pets.
A Gorilla is an ape, the biggest member of the primate order. It lives in Africa. The Gorillas' habitats (living places) are being wiped out by forest cutting for wood. Gorillas will not usually attack but if provoked become very aggressive.
Manatees and dugongs are large, gentle animals that spend thei r whole lives in the water. They are mammals and need to breathe ai r like you and me. Manatees and dugongs can grow to be as long a 13 feet and can weigh up to 3,500 pounds. That's about the same size as a mini-bus.
Origami is created by folding small squares of paper into various shapes. 3D Origami takes that tradition to the next level by combining smaller origami projects into three-dimensional structures. These impressive and seemingly difficult sculptures are deceptively easy to make. Each solid object is formed from simple folded units. The works include cranes, swans, turtles, owls, penguins, pineapples, sunflowers, baskets, hats, urns, kittens, rabbits, and others.
Cooking is not the only way to prepare food, it can be fun and creative also. This book not only guides the kids through cooking but also gives them a book which they can colour in as they go.
This is a trip at high speed, jumping distances by a factor of 10.
We'll start 1 meter and will increase the size by a factor of 10 until we reach the limit of our imagination in the direction of the macro cosmos. Later we'll return & continue our trip in the opposite direction reducing distances of travel by factors of 10 into the micro cosmos.
This activity is designed for students to become familiar with the names and characteristics of the eight planets in our solar system. Once students are comfortable with their knowledge of the planets, they are ready to play Planet-Tac-Toe.
Scientists believe that comets are made up of material left over from when the Sun and the planets were formed. They think that about 100,000 million comets orbit the Sun.
Earth is the planet we live on. It is the only planet in the Solar System with liquid water on its surface. It is also the only planet we know to have life on it.
Jupiter is 142,984 km or about 11 Earths in diameter at the equator. That makes it about one tenth as big as the Sun! You could fit about 1,400 Earths into the volume of Jupiter.
Mars is the second smallest of the eight major planets in the Solar System. Only Mercury is smaller. It is nearly 7,000 kilometres (km) wide; just over half the width of the Earth. Its volume is about 15% of the Earth. Since a lot of the Earth is covered by water, the total surface area of the Mars is nearly as large as all of the land on the Earth.
This list was based on a collection compiled by another Scribd user. Here is a link to her personal web page and blog ... Autonomous Education. It is a jolly and interesting site with further discussion and resources to aid Home Educators.
Another home educator, Michelle Griffiths says...
This is a classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth.
Sensory World is a resource for people with learning difficulties
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