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Scientific experiments that you can do with children

Internet parents and teachers have found fun ways to teach science to children and documented the experiments for the rest of us. Here are 15 practical science lessons that stay in a child's brain much longer than anything they get from a textbook. 1. Make a Lemon-Scented Volcano Fun Quotient: It's like the classic experiment with baking soda and vinegar, …

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Pop Culture LEGO sets: Star Wars, Harry Potter and Avengers

LEGO started out as a humble Danish toy company in 1932 and has since grown into a giant of pop culture worth around $ 5.7 billion. While there are many original LEGO sets that builders can't get enough of, the company is most successful when it brings blockbuster franchises like Doctor Who and Harry Potter to the world the bricks …

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When George Washington vaccinated revolutionary soldiers against smallpox

In 1751, a young George Washington emerged from a harrowing smallpox attack he had had in Barbados. He was weak, pockmarked, and knew exactly how catastrophic an outbreak of the insidious disease could be. Almost 25 years later, the experience would help him prevent smallpox from ravaging the ranks of American soldiers, an event that could have dramatically affected the …

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Design Virtual Art Gallery | Mental raft

The coronavirus quarantine hasn't been easy on anyone, but cultural institutions around the world have stepped up and offered virtual visits and activities to help home-bound people maintain sanity. Earlier this year, museums and libraries launched the fourth annual Color Our Collections initiative, offering printable coloring pages and adult coloring books of objects in their archives. Some are intricate and …

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Win a coffee date with "The Office" actors

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns has a reputation for delivering incredibly rich, detailed portraits of American history to the audience, covering everything from baseball to Brooklyn Bridge. His documentaries are as informative as they are engaging, and you could consider yourself an unofficial expert on the subject for which Burns uses his talents. Now PBS is bringing LearningMedia Burns & …

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5 strange items washed up on beaches

Lately, environmental news is optimistic as air quality improves and carbon emissions decrease. Environmentalists warn that global quarantines are not a sustainable way to deal with the climate crisis. Nevertheless, it is nice to see that a positive change in the environment is possible. Our oceans in particular suffer from single-use plastics, pollution and rising temperatures. If you haven't heard …

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Museums Share Creepy Objects | Dental floss

In early summer 1926, Ernest Hemingway's first wife Hadley in France was quarantined with her son, who had whooping cough. On May 21, she wrote to her husband – who was in Spain – to tell him that she had invited a rather surprising house guest: Hemingway's lover Pauline Pfeiffer. What followed, as told by Lesley MM Blume for . …

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Loungewear for working from home

About a week after the self-quarantine, I asked myself a worrying question: How often should I wash my pajamas? The pajamas I was wearing around the clock at the time? You can imagine how horrified I was when I found that some experts recommend washing your pajamas every three to four heels. And that's only when you're wearing them in …

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General sentences that come from William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare developed new words and countless tropes of action that still occur in everyday life. Famous quotes from his pieces are easy to recognize; Sentences like "To be or not to be", "Why are you, Romeo" and "et tu, brute?" instantly evoke images of wooden stages and Elizabethan costumes. But an incredible number of lines from his pieces are …

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The Best One-Location Movies to Stream Right Now

For better or worse, isolation has become the new normal for most of us — and movies and television have become an opportunity to escape. But even without breaking that fourth wall into theaters and our living rooms, movies have sometimes limited themselves to single spaces as a matter of creativity, cost, and ultimately storytelling. As audiences sit restless in …

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