How Birds See the World

Birds see things brighter, clearer, and altogether better than we do. Find how how from the smart folks at the SciShow YouTube channel:

Peanutty Sesame Noodles from ChopChop

It’s getting close to the time of year when a cold noodle salad is the perfect meal. We went to the ChopChop Magazine website to see what was on the menu and decided on “Peanutty Sesame Noodles.” We love this dish because of [...]

Drawing Easter Stuff with Shoo Rayner

If you’re gearing up to make Easter decorations or cards and need some inspiration, look no further than our friend, Shoo Rayner. He’s got a boat load of drawing videos dedicated to the Easter or Springtime theme. We’ve posted [...]

Captain America’s Shield

Captain America’s shield is a fictional item, the primary defensive and offensive piece of equipment used by the Marvel Comics superhero Captain America; he is seldom seen without it. Just because it’s fictional, it does not [...]

Frequently Asked Questions about Marine Life

We came across the “FAQ” (Frequently Asked Questions) page of The Northeast Fisheries Science Center and thought anyone with an interest in marine life might find it interesting. From the website: The Northeast Fisheries Science [...]

The Above World Trilogy by Jenn Reese

Horizon is the third and final adventure in the Above World series by Jenn Reese. Aluna and her friends finally face their most terrifying enemy. The Synopsis for Horizon: Aluna and Hoku, Kampii from the City of Shifting Tides, and their friends, [...]

Billy Collins (and a 3-year old) Read “Litany”

In honor of National Poetry Month we thought we’d share a poem by Billy Collins. We selected his poem “Litany” because we thought it might appeal to teen readers who may feel that poetry is, well, dull. Billy Collins is alive [...]
Rube Goldberg Cartoon

Fun with Rube Goldberg Machines

A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complicated fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression [...]

Origami Crafts for Spring

We went in search of some origami crafts with a Springtime twist and came up a few fun examples: This adorable tulip card craft is easy to make and would make a great greeting card or table place card. Find easy instructions for it right here [...]

A Little About — Taiko Drumming

Taiko is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums. The drums range in size from roughly a snare drum (“shime”), to drums as large as a car (the “o-daiko”). The most common drum size in taiko is the “chu-daiko” [...]

Jumping Rope for Fun and Fitness

Jumping rope (or rope jumping, if you’re macho) is an incredible exercise with the added benefits of being fun, convenient, and reasonably priced. Jumping rope will help to make you more fit and give you more energy. You’ll have [...]

Homemade Ice Cream with Steve Spangler

We’ve seen many videos on how to make ice cream at home and most of them involve plastic bags. We liked this one from Steve Spangler because it talks a bit about the science of freezing ice cream and allows you to roll your ice cream [...]

Good Comics for Kids and Uglydoll Comics

This post has two purposes: 1.) to introduce you to Good Comics for Kids, and 2.) to tell you a little about Uglydoll comics. If you’re a comics lover or know a comics lover, School Library Journal’s Good Comics for Kids will help [...]

A Little About — Memorizing Poetry

Since it’s National Poetry Month, why not learn a poem by heart? Start with a poem that sounds fun to you and see if you can memorize it by the end of the month. A Few Tips: Recite the poem as often as you’re able to. Record yourself [...]