Archive for February, 2008

Our Lincoln Poster

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Daughter Jessica introduces our Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Poster.

To get one for yourself, check it out here

The Wind Turbine that Went too fast

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

The braking mechanism that limits the speed of the wind turbine broke during a storm in Denmark. This was the outcome.

Venus Fly Traps

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Here’s a great time lapse video of a Venus Fly Trap growing over the span of a year.

… and here are some vids of it and similar carnivorous plants catching their prey, small AND big:

Interjections!?! Oh yes!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Down Memory Lane for many of you parents… let’s revisit Saturday mornings in the 1970s, where, in-between Bugs Bunny and George of the Jungle on ABC, we actually LEARNED something.

Yes, we’re talking classic “Schoolhouse Rock” videos — and here are three of our favorite grammar lessons. Enjoy and sing along!

Lolly Lolly Lolly Get your Adverbs here!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Classic Saturday morning grammar lesson, courtesy of ABC’s 1970’s era Schoolhouse Rock. One of our favorite episodes… Enjoy!

A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Another classic Schoolhouse Rock grammar lesson.

Canon in D - twice

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Trace Bundy plays Pachelbel’s ‘Canon in D’ on the acoustic guitar…

… and Young Sungha Jung picks it right up. Amazing!

Suggested by Chuck P. (Luke says “hi”, Chuck!)

How Do Volcanoes Work?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Marshall Brain shows us:

And can volcanoes be beautiful? Well, if you’re far enough away from them and have some nice background music. Watch and see:

The Pyramid Car

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Inventor Greg Zanis and his sons have built this wild pyramid shaped, ingenious and quirky vehicle. How fun… I want one of these!

Dominoes in Brattleboro

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center invited kinetic artists Mike and Steve Perrucci of Perkasie, Pa., to create a course of
approximately 6800 dominoes at the museum, offering the public the rare opportunity to see the magic of them all falling down.
The Perucci brothers are passionate about dominoes. They started playing with them as children as a game. As they got older, their
game turned into a hobby, and now the brothers are being asked more and more to set up their elaborate domino courses for major events. Check this out…

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