Today, our daughter asked how plants grow, so I looked around for answers for her. Here are some options that look really interesting: How does a seed become a plant? SciShow Kids is a great go-to channel, and they have a video on this topic, here: They also have a terrific playlist titled “Watch ItContinue reading “How Plants Grow”
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Learning to Draw
Our daughter asked us about video tutorials that can help her learn how to draw. I asked my colleagues for suggestions, and they gave me a few awesome channels, and playlists. I thought I’d share them here. Art for Kids Hub How to Draw Here’s a handy playlist (one of the videos might be aContinue reading “Learning to Draw”
Hubble Telescope And 30 Years Of Cosmic Wonder
The Hubble Telescope was launched about 30 years ago, and it has given us a spectacular view of our Cosmos. NASA has published a wonderful retrospective with a sampling of the imagery that this telescope has given us: As with other NASA missions, you can find all of the imagery, and videos from the HubbleContinue reading “Hubble Telescope And 30 Years Of Cosmic Wonder”
Distance Learning Resources
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to rethink how we remain productive in an era where the trend is currently towards isolation in an effort to manage the spread of the virus. A positive outcome of this trend is the wealth of resources for kids to keep learning, and discover new knowledge in awesome formats.Continue reading “Distance Learning Resources”
The awesome Saturn V rocket
Our son is interested in the awesome Saturn V rocket that carried Humans to the Moon. I thought I’d add a couple resources that I found here, rather than to some Google Doc or email. As usual, NASA has a collection of free multimedia resources. I found this album on Flickr. There are also aContinue reading “The awesome Saturn V rocket”
Back to the Moon for fresh perspectives
In this post, let’s head back to the Moon for an updated visit and marvel at our first off-world landing site. It was the first body in our solar system that humans walked on beyond our homeworld.
The egg experiment with a bottle vacuum – ביצה ללא מוצה
This egg experiment involves creating a partial vacuum in a bottle and using that vacuum to suck a boiled egg into the bottle. This video is in Hebrew but you can follow along if you don’t understand what our friend is saying.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Heritage Library has a wonderful collection of resources about our shared biodiversity online. It is a terrific resource for kids and anyone interested in biodiversity.
Seeing our planet from the International Space Station
NASA publishes a large collection of photos and videos of our planet as seen from the International Space Station. They offer a truly spectacular view of our home.
Will a bowling ball fall faster than a feather?
Will a bowling ball fall faster than a feather if you dropped them at the same time? Sounds obvious but the answer will surprise you.