My son Jack had been quietly playing with his Meccano
set when we heard him scream, sweet!
What a cool toy, my friend Dave said, it's a ferris wheel
. It's a solar<
/a> powered ferris wheel, said Jack. Dave asked me, How did you
get him to play with educat
, my son only wants to play video games. I asked
Dave whether he had ever played educat
or built rocket
with his son. I'm not really a hands on guy was his
answer. So I proceeded to demonstrate to Dave that
This is an entry from my three volume encyclopedia.
CRUSADES, CATHARS AND 'COURTLY LOVE':
One of the greatest legacies of the revitalization of the
teachings of 'brotherhood' in the 13th century of the Troubadors
was sexual and gender respect. The Cathar 'dove' and Peace were
not destined to last, but the education of people could not be
squelched. It can be argued that the world was a better place
then: the Americas were still part of the 'Brotherhood' although
the Mediterranean warlike ...
Welcome to Lancaster Castle
or as it is commonly known John O'
In part 1, we will take a trip back in time discovering the
origins of the castle from the early Roman period to the present
day. You will discover how it went from a simple Roman fort to a
great bastion, and then converted to a prison. The use of which,
has lasted for over 3 centuries
The Castle has stood in various forms for over 900 years with a
history to match. I hope to give you a glimpse into its past
Since Greek and Roman times, man has strived to establish some
type of a fortification for protection and shelter. Over the
pursuing centuries these evolved into a form of military and
residential places known as castles.
When William the Conqueror, conquered England in 1066, his
armies quickly erected wooden palisades (a fence of stakes or
iron railings forming an enclosure or defence) establishing a
presence in the former Saxon kingdoms. Many of these fortresses
were constructed on sites ...
Remember James Taylor's 70's song with the lyrics, 'Don' know
much about history, don't know much geography''. If you really
don't know much about it, don't pass those feelings on to your
children. It's not too late for you either. What you may have
thought of as boring and a waste of time when you were in
school, might be the very thing that a family can build upon for
family outings, vacations, and memories. After all, history is
memories and can be an exciting vehicle for a family ...
There is great debate on the origin of the word "tartan." It
could have come from the Irish "tarsna", which meant crosswise,
or the Scottish Gaelic "tarsuinn", meaning across. Or it could
simply mean cloth, from the old French "tartaine".
What we know is, long before there were individual Scottish
clans and tartans, the Celts loved bright colors and patterned
cloth. Later the Scots incorporated this love for color into a
unique plaid cloth. Only in recent history have particular
patterns been ...
Science Lesson Plans are magical when learned in Harry Potter's
Chamber of Secrets at Hogwarts. Elementary education level
students will use their imaginations to become wizard graduates
as they perform the philosopher's easy science experiments. Let
your students push up their robe cuffs with all your science
lessons plans this term.
Science lessons plans can include disappearing water through
evaporation, or making a magical rainbow from prisms. Magical
potion concoctions from Kool-Aid can ...
A simple experiment that can help preschoolers discover and
enjoy the wonders of science.
Most childcare businesses supervise children for more than three
hours a day, five days a week. Such long hours in care can have
a serious impact on a child's growth and development. Businesses
that offer educational curriculums help children grow
academically and help prepare them for school. Science plays an
important role in the learning process and should also be
included as part of the curriculum. ...
AN INTERVIEW: 1. Can you briefly summarize why you think
history is a weapon of war against people?
Briefly?, not really, except to say Sun Tzu wasn't the first to
notice that propaganda was the first and most important part of
conquest. Caesars won more through secret deals and blackmailing
the likes of Herod and the Sanhedrin than they ever did through
force of arms. We saw how guerillas work against a conqueror in
Vietnam and even in Iraq at the present. I have written about
fifty books. ...
By Tim Van Milligan
Are you looking for some topics to present that can add
excitement to your science classroom? Rocketry and space
exploration, like no other subject, have a way to captivate
students that makes it easy for them to learn science. They are
having so much fun, that they don't even realize they are
learning basic science concepts.
To leverage the benefits of this area of study, you can use your
school's computer to explore a lot of different science topics.
In the January 2005 ...