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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:
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Retro Cartoon — He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series that ran from 1983 to 1985, consisting of two seasons of 65 episodes each. The show, often referred to as simply He-Man, was one of the most popular animated [...]
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Knife Safety in the Kitchen

We just watched a ton of videos which attempt to show young people how to use a knife. Some chefs who will not be named (*cough*JaimeOliver*cough*) have good instruction, but have potty mouths. So eventually we came across this young lady and [...]
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Bubblegum Post Presents “PEEPS ON A SHINGLE”

All families have a snack that others might find odd (at least I hope they do). And “Peeps on a Shingle” is my family’s weird, seasonal snack. I had fun making a video showing how to make Peeps on a Shingle from the originator [...]
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Optical Illusions, Science, and More at Brusspup

Featuring some of the coolest optical illusions on the internet, Brusspup’s short videos demonstrate how science and art are inter-linked. From the Brusspup website: Brusspup has been creating illusion and science videos, along with a [...]
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Retro TV — History & More with Schoolhouse Rock!

It’s a good bet that any American kid growing up in the ’70s or ’80s learned something (and remembered it) from the seminal musical series Schoolhouse Rock!. Airing from 1973 to 1984 (and often revived), the ABC Saturday [...]
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Top 10 Smart Animals from Earth Unplugged

Earth Unplugged is a phenomenal YouTube channel about the natural world that we could spend hours a day on. Today we’re sharing a favorite video, “Top 10 Smart Animals” to give you a taste for Earth Unplugged. Have your parents [...]
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How to Make Fresh Salad Rolls

Fresh spring rolls, also known as salad rolls, are so crunchy and delicious! They come primarily from Vietnam and Thailand and there are many, many ways to make them but we found a couple of YouTube videos which we feel will give you a good [...]
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Websites We Like — Zooborns

The ZooBorns website is all about the newest and cutest baby animal births at zoos and aquariums around the world. From Zooborns: We think it’s a pretty easy place to enjoy and hope you saw something that brightened your day. We also [...]
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For Parents — Is YouTube Safe for Kids?

Is YouTube safe for kids? The short answer is no, of course YouTube, where more than 24 hours of video are uploaded every minute, is not safe for kids, but there’s more to it than that. There are measures you can take so that your child [...]
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Let’s Move! — For Healthy & Active Kids

Let’s Move! was launched four years ago by First Lady, Michelle Obama. The nationwide program is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years which will result in less childhood obesity. Mrs. [...]
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Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger is the latest installment in the saga of McQuarrie Middle School, where the students are fighting a menacing enemy – Dark Standardized Testing Forces. May the [...]