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Do We Really Only Use 10% of Our Brain?

I’ve heard people say that we “only use 10% of our brain” for many years. It frustrated me because I wanted very much to be the one using all of my brain which would make me the Genius Queen Boss Of All Things! In this great [...]
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Discover Deep Space at Deep Sky Videos

If you have an interest in astronomy you’ll love Deep Sky Videos which explores deep space and world-class telescopes and more. Here’s an introduction to the video series which introduces us to Charles Messier, an 18th century [...]
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PBS Digital Studios’ It’s Okay To Be Smart

It’s Okay to Be Smart is a blog and a YouTube channel about science. “But it’s probably not about science the way you’re used to it.” Joe Hanson, Ph.D. biologist and host/writer of PBS Digital Studios’ It’s [...]
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Science Experiments from Science Sparks

Science Sparks is a UK based website with a focus on physics, chemistry, biology and more for preschoolers through middle schoolers. The site is a fun place to explore when you’re looking for an at home science project, which just might [...]
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Making Pita Bread Pizza with Instructables

Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document and share your creations, and boy do they have a lot to share. We weren’t expecting to find instructions for how to make a pita bread pizza on Instrucables, but we’re happy [...]
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How Much Does Thor’s Hammer Weigh?

Two things we love, Vsauce (in this case Vsauce3) and Thor combined today and we could not be happier. Find out how much Thor’s hammer weighs and a whole lot more:
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Which Element is the Coolest?

I think the periodic table of the elements is pretty cool and so do a lot of other people these days since you can find it on everything from tennis shoes to shower curtains. In the video below, the Periodic Table of Videos team from the University [...]
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Why Do Humpback Whales Sing?

In the late 1960s, whale biologist Roger Payne and several colleagues did something a little unusual, and it paid off with spectacular results. The researchers dumped a microphone into the sea, hoping to listen in on the underwater conversations [...]
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Drawing with Animator Simon Tofield

You already know we’re huge fans of Simon’s Cat, from the United Kingdom. Today we’re sharing the how-to-draw videos that creator Simon Tofield generously shares with his fans on his website and YouTube channel. Simon Draws: [...]
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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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A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin

One of our favorite book websites for kids and young people is Anita Silvey’s Children’s Book-A-Day Almanac. Take a moment and bookmark this very special website before you read on. Today Ms. Slivey reminds us about a popular fantasy [...]
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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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Spring Break Activities at Springfield Public Library

Spring break is March 24-28! In addition to the scheduled activities shown below, the Springfield Library will also offer fun make-and-take craft activities all week in the Children’s Area. We will add new information as it becomes available [...]
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Yep. Dancing Baby Stingrays

I found this amazing video of baby stingrays. Yes, baby stingrays. They are surprisingly cute! In fact, I can’t figure out why there isn’t a cartoon based on an animal that can move like this. Enjoy the video (which was filmed at [...]