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Home - Fifty Things To Do

Get your kids off the sofa and outdoors. Earn virtual rewards and get inspired with the help of the National Trust.

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Cathy Higginson's comment, May 1, 2012 12:03 PM
This is so cool and it's free! Definitely worth checking out for some great ideas!!
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Building a School Web Site

Building a School Web Site | Middle School | Scoop.it
A complete guide to building a school web site; a hands-on project that teachers and kids can do together...

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Getting kids outdoors makes them happier, healthier – and smarter

Getting kids outdoors makes them happier, healthier – and smarter | Middle School | Scoop.it

Medill Reports: Chicago Getting kids outdoors makes them happier, healthier – and smarter.  Sullivan's efforts come at a time when the outdoor, free play movement has become increasingly popular.


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Love146: End child trafficking & exploitation | Simple Homeschool

Love146: End child trafficking & exploitation | Simple Homeschool | Middle School | Scoop.it
Thanks for visiting Simple Homeschool. If you subscribe to the blog via RSS feed or via email, you'll get helpful tips for homeschooling sent straight to you, for free!Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and ...
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Good News of Great Joy (Free Advent eBook)

Good News of Great Joy (Free Advent eBook) | Middle School | Scoop.it

Good News of Great Joy (Free Advent eBook).. from John Piper.


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An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Global Warming Impacts | The ...

An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Global Warming Impacts | The ... | Middle School | Scoop.it
mit-wheels.gif Humanity's Choice (via M.I.T.): Inaction (“No Policy”) eliminates most of the uncertainty about whether future warming will be catastrophic. Aggressive emissions reductions greatly improves humanity's chances.
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The Cork Board » Over at the Homeschool Classroom

The Cork Board » Over at the Homeschool Classroom | Middle School | Scoop.it
Over at the Homeschool Classroom. by Melissa on October 14, 2012. Our local field trip co-op has been a huge blessing in our homeschooling adventure. Click here to read a guest post I wrote about how to start on of your own.
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The Fruit of Her Hands: The Homeschool Mother's Journal

The Fruit of Her Hands: The Homeschool Mother's Journal | Middle School | Scoop.it
In our homeschool this week… This week went by so fast it seems like a blur. I am always thrown off when we have a Monday holiday. Two of the girls started back to their music lessons. We are just plugging away.
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Millions of children face Malala's fight for an education - CNN

Millions of children face Malala's fight for an education - CNN | Middle School | Scoop.it
Examiner.comMillions of children face Malala's fight for an educationCNNIn July this year he was appointed as a United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
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But…Isn't It Dangerous? Risk and Reward in Nature Play : Riverhabitat

But…Isn't It Dangerous? Risk and Reward in Nature Play : Riverhabitat | Middle School | Scoop.it
Children can and do get hurt in nature-based play – as they have throughout human history, and as they always will. ... Public play spaces in Europe offer more risk than most U.S. playgrounds - and probably more fun!

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Nature Works Everywhere | Presented by The Nature Conservancy

Nature Works Everywhere | Presented by The Nature Conservancy | Middle School | Scoop.it
Nature works everywhere, understanding how nature affects our lives every day. Forests, reefs, rivers, watersheds — all ecosystems impact human life.

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BioLite

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BioLite stoves make cooking on wood as clean, safe and easy as modern fuels while generating electricity to charge phones, lights and other electronics off-grid

 


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Window Farms and the Power of Crowd Sourcing | greenUPGRADER

Window Farms and the Power of Crowd Sourcing | greenUPGRADER | Middle School | Scoop.it

What began as an experiment in window farming became a crowd-sourced answer to our industrialized food system.

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Doin' it home school!: A Rocha Field Trip

Doin' it home school!: A Rocha Field Trip | Middle School | Scoop.it

The Giesbrachts enjoy conservation at A Rocha with HCOS.


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Reviewing Uncover, a Religious Transmedia Campaign

Reviewing Uncover, a Religious Transmedia Campaign | Middle School | Scoop.it

J. Nathan Matias:  "A few weeks ago, I received a fascinating package in the mail. It was a copy of the gospel of Luke interleaved with graph paper and QR codes. In this post, I interview the creators of Uncover, review it, offer design ideas for transmedia religious texts, and reflect on data privacy in religion" ...


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Winners of the 2012 Homeschool Blog Awards!

Winners of the 2012 Homeschool Blog Awards! | Middle School | Scoop.it
20 Category winners of the 2012 8th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards – and coming soon: a link to our 2012 nominations page!
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Language Arts Worksheets & PowerPoints Grades 3-5 :: Language Arts Worksheets

Language Arts Worksheets & PowerPoints Grades 3-5 :: Language Arts Worksheets | Middle School | Scoop.it
Our Language Arts 3-5 worksheets are designed for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. However, some students of different grade levels or abilities may find these worksheets useful.
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Scientists Establish a Town of Their Own on a Remote Canadian Island - Slate Magazine

Scientists Establish a Town of Their Own on a Remote Canadian Island - Slate Magazine | Middle School | Scoop.it
Slate MagazineScientists Establish a Town of Their Own on a Remote Canadian IslandSlate MagazineEP: I believe our independence, focus, and long-term commitment will produce great science in a part of the world that deserves attention.
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Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Miles Turn Into All-Night Affair (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Huffington Post

Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Miles Turn Into All-Night Affair (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Huffington Post | Middle School | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comSpace Shuttle Endeavour's Final Miles Turn Into All-Night Affair (VIDEO, PHOTOS)Huffington PostEndeavour's 12-mile crawl across Los Angeles to the California Science Museum hit repeated delays Saturday and Sunday, leaving expectant...
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Celebrate Earth Science Week with these 9 big ideas - EarthSky (blog)

Celebrate Earth Science Week with these 9 big ideas - EarthSky (blog) | Middle School | Scoop.it
RedOrbitCelebrate Earth Science Week with these 9 big ideasEarthSky (blog)Earth Science Week 2012 starts today.
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Teacups in the Garden » Blog Archive » Birthdays-The Homeschool ...

Teacups in the Garden » Blog Archive » Birthdays-The Homeschool ... | Middle School | Scoop.it
Birthdays-The Homeschool Mother's Journal. October14. Photobucket. In my life this week… Last Tuesday I had a ... In our homeschool this week… We have had an extremely busy week. We began our study of President ...
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Old Termites Blow Themselves Up to Protect the Nest - ScienceNOW

Old Termites Blow Themselves Up to Protect the Nest - ScienceNOW | Middle School | Scoop.it
Old Termites Blow Themselves Up to Protect the Nest - ScienceNOW...
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Digital scrapbooks

Digital scrapbooks | Middle School | Scoop.it

This is a great simple tool for creating digital scrapbooks. Just add images, videos and banners, select backgrounds and create multiple pages in your book.


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Science Notebooking: Social Studies Project and Notebook Idea

Science Notebooking: Social Studies Project and Notebook Idea | Middle School | Scoop.it

http://t.co/qG2Cis44 Science Notebooking: Social Studies Project and Notebook Idea...  This is a wonderful way for science students to display their finds whether it be archeological or geological finds.  Love the presentation mode!


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Frog’s Ultra-Cool Vision For What Electric Motorcycles Can Be

Frog’s Ultra-Cool Vision For What Electric Motorcycles Can Be | Middle School | Scoop.it
If you know about Frog, and you think about their work in the '80s, it was synonymous with Apple--they were the ones who designed the cases for the Apple IIc and the first Macintoshes, not to mention Apple’s first tablet concept.

 

Who says electric motorcycles are uncool?!

For this one I might consider switching from car to motorcycle. 

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The future of solar energy

Nobel-prize winning scientist and Shamengo pioneer Alan Heeger has developed flexible solar panels, opening up a world of possibilities for solar energy! Wan...

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