A World To Discover: December Volume 2


Deer – Resources include: Sites and videos about deer, and how to draw them. Deer activity pages too.

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – Resources include: Links to the poem, information about it, and activities that related to this classic poem.


Pine Trees – Things you can do with pine cones, needles, bark, and resin. Videos and links.


Christmas Stockings – Resources Include: Links to explain the legend of the Christmas stocking and videos about the history of the Christmas stocking.


Candy Canes – Resources include: Links to candy cane history and legend. Videos include the history of candy canes, how they are made and how to make them yourself.


Holiday Songs – Traditional Christmas Songs Playlist 2016 & 
Ultimate Christmas Songs Playlist – YouTube playlists of popular Christmas songs. (Off site)

Days and Events


Christmas

    More fun activities can be found in the December Activities post!


    Seasonal Foods

    Oranges: General and nutritional information, diseases, educational resources, ideas for orange peels and videos.

    Pumpkin – Information about pumpkins and squash, recipe instructions for “Original Pumpkin Pie” aka pumpkin pie cooked right in its own pie shell with a modern twist.


    Beans – Bean soup recipe, bean science projects, links to other bean resources.


    Cabbage – Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, links to cabbage information.

    Apple Research Project – Facts, leading questions, Information, videos, recipes, and links to other resources.


    Apple Research Resource – Apple resources including links to lesson plans, history, nutritional info, health info, activities, science experiments, and recipes.

    Sweet Potato Resources – Nutrition facts, educational info, and recipes.

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    Unless otherwise noted, each link will take you to a post on Fran’s World of Discovery.

    Sherlock Holmes Resource Page – Resources include: Information about Sherlock Holmes, Sir Conan Doyle, and videos about Sherlock Holmes and movies.

    Tim’s Printable Pages: Triangles – Printable pages that include triangles. (Off site)

    Shadow Puppets – How to make shadow puppets with your hands or from paper. Also, make your own shadow puppet theatre. Video tutorials and examples.

    Archery – Information about archery, including: The history of archery, tricks, and how to make your own equipment.

    Polyhedrons – Resources include: What is a polyhedron, projects, printable activities, and videos.

    Wild Turkeys -Information about wild turkeys, turkey craft project, writing activity and research question.

    Cornucopia – Information about the cornucopia, and coloring and activity pages.

    Days & Events

    November 1 – Vinegar Day – 5 Fun Vinegar Experiments

    Election Day – The 1st Tuesday in November after the first Monday of the month.


    November 15 – Steve Irwin Day (off site)

    November 21 – Gingerbread Cookie Day (off site)

    Thanksgiving – The 4th Thursday of the month.

    November 27 – Native American Heritage Day (The day after Thanksgiving.)

    Seasonal Foods

    Sweet Potato Resources – Nutrition facts, educational info, and recipes.


    Corn – Corn Delicious corn bread recipe, how to make homemade butter, corn activity and links to other corn resources.

    Popcorn Project – Resources and activities that include popped and unpopped corn kernels.


    Pumpkin – Information about pumpkins and squash, recipe instructions for “Original Pumpkin Pie” aka pumpkin pie cooked right in its own pie shell with a modern twist.


    Beans – Bean soup recipe, bean science projects, links to other bean resources.


    Cabbage – Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, links to cabbage information.

    Apple Research Project – Facts, leading questions, Information, videos, recipes, and links to other resources.


    Apple Research Resource – Apple resources including links to lesson plans, history, nutritional info, hea
    lth info, activities, science experiments, and recipes.


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    The following resources can be found on this blog, unless otherwise noted.


    Dr. Jekyll &  Mr. Hyde – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde resources include: Downloadable versions of the original book, audio book files, chemistry experiments, and videos. Videos include a silent 1931 version and a cartoon version of this story.


    The Legend of The Headless Horseman – Resources include links and videos based on the legend of the Headless Horseman. Videos include cartoons and music based on this character.


    The Grim Reaper Information about the Grim Reaper and cultural icons of death.

    Monster Mash – Listen and learn about this iconic song.


    Cat Day  – Links to many cat related sites.


    Black Cats – Links to resources directly related to this topic.


    7 Ways Your Library Saves You Money – Article: Money saving tips.

    “Groucho” Marx (Julius Henry Marx), Born October 2, 1890 : American comedian and film and television star (off site links)
    Marx Brothers.org – Biographical information and a list of movie appearences.
    Wikipedia: Groucho Marx – Biographical information of his life and career.
    YouTube Playlist: Groucho Marx – Videos of documentaries and public appearances. 

    Halloween Resources


    Halloween Resource Page: This page has resources for the history of Halloween.


    Halloween Origami: Offers links to Halloween origami projects.


    Halloween Activities: Halloween related activities available on Fran’s World of Discovery. Craft projects, Gothic literature, Fun Foods, Animals, and more.

    Seasonal Foods


    Apple & Pumpkin Picking – Look for pick your own places. Off site link.

    Chocolate – Chocolate related activities: History of chocolate, chocolate lip balm and bubble bath, recipes, and more.

    Egg Day – Egg experiments and information.

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    Woodpeckers – Links to sites with information about woodpeckers.

    Dolphins – Dolphin resources for all ages. Links to lesson plans, anatomy information, videos and more.

    Tomatoes – Links and videos about tomato anatomy, history and cultivation, how to grow tomatoes, and harvest seeds.

    Create A Comic – Create a comic of your own, links to some famous comics, comic history, and printable pages.


    Wildflower Identification

    My Wildflowers.com: Wildflower Identification
    This site allows you to enter information to help identify wildflowers.

    Discovery Life: Wildflowers
    Site allows you to enter information to help identify wildflowers by state.

    DIY Story Cubes

    Offers instructions for making your own set of story cubes.

    Download to print pages.
    To play, draw a simple picture in each square, then fold and tape together. Make 9 cubes this way.
    Roll the cubes and tell a story based on the pictures.


    Draw a Star Inside a Circle

    Seasonal Foods

    Cabbage – Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, and links to cabbage information.

    Oranges – General and nutritional information, diseases, educational resources, ideas for orange peels and videos.

    Strawberries – Strawberry research project includes links to other strawberries posts on Fran’s World and to other informative sites.


    Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potato resources, including nutrition facts, educational info and recipes.

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    Leonardo da Vinci – Informative resources about a “Renaissance Man”.

    Frogfish – Links and videos to learn about this unusual creature.

    Clouds Resource Page – Includes: Information about cloud identification and types. Links and videos.

    BugGuide.net – Bug identification site.

    Artists Helping Children: Book Making – Instructions and links for making your own book.

    Fun Stuff To Do: 3-D Shapes – Printable pages.

    Seasonal Foods

    Cabbage – Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, and links to cabbage information.

    Oranges – General and nutritional information, diseases, educational resources, ideas for orange peels and videos.

    Strawberries – Strawberry research project includes links to other strawberries posts on Fran’s World and to other informative sites.


    Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potato resources, including nutrition facts, educational info and recipes.


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    Resource Pages


    Ireland Includes links to geographical, historical, and cultural information. Videos have been included as well.

    Spiders Includes links to: An article about types of spiders and facts, information, identification chart, home remedies, printables, and craft projects. Videos have also been included.

    Activity Suggestions

    Paper Stunt Planes

    Paper Aeroplanes: Stunts and Aerobatics with Paper Aeroplanes

    InstructablesHow To Build A Cool Stunt Paper Airplane & 
    How To Make A Nice Simple Paper Stunt Plane

    Limericks

    Young Writers: What is a Limerick? – Site offers a definition of a limerick and an example for young people.

    Invisible Ink


    About: How To Make Your Own Invisible Ink – Ways to make invisible ink using household items.


    Pollinators

    USDA: Forestry Service: Pollinators
    Article: Our future flies on the wings of pollinators.

    Pollinator.org
    Offers Planting Guides in PDF format for different regions for the USA and Canada.

    Wikipedia: Pollinator
    Offers information about different types of pollinators.


    Seasonal Foods

    Cabbage – Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, and links to cabbage information.

    Oranges – General and nutritional information, diseases, educational resources, ideas for orange peels and videos.

    Strawberries – Strawberry research project includes links to other strawberries posts on Fran’s World, and to other informative sites.

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    Knots – Links and videos for learning knot tying.


    Sharks – Links to – Basic facts, online puzzles, printables, and informative videos.

    Spirals – 
    Links and videos about spirals – What they are and where they can be found in nature.


    Chinese New Year – Celebrate the Chinese New Year with fun cultural activities: Tangrams, Zodiac symbols, crafts, coloring pages and more.

    Valentine’s Day – Valentine’s Day card suggestions and links to information about Valentine’s Day.

    World of Card Games – Play a game of Hearts, Spades, Go Fish, 29, Gin, and others on line!


    Bicycle Playing Cards: Rules for the Card Game Hearts – Offers written instructions to play with a deck of cards.

    ChemEd DL: Welcome Page Click on any element on the interactive periodic table or check out what a 360 degree models of any chemical looks like.


    Physics Games.com: Ramps: Online game


    Math Is Fun: Fahrenheit to Celsius Converter – Find out how to convert F temperature to C.


    Spring GardenWhen To Plant 
    Resources for when to plant a variety of plants during the year. Videos included.

    Seasonal Foods
    Cabbage – Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, and links to cabbage information.

    Chocolate – Learn about the history of chocolate, make an old fashioned chocolate egg cream, printable chocolate puzzles and links to other resources.

    Oranges – General and nutritional information, diseases, educational resources, ideas for orange peels and videos.

    Strawberries – Strawberry research project includes links to other strawberries posts on Fran’s World, and to other informative sites.

    Sweet Potatoes Sweet potato resources, including nutrition facts, educational info and recipes.

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    Ben Franklin – Historical information about Ben Franklin. Read or listen to his
    autobiography as well.

    Nikola Tesla – Information about Tesla’s life and accomplishments. Links and videos.

    Geometric Designs – Geometric Designs made from simple shapes. Tutorials, videos, and free downloads.

    Fractals – Fractals in nature and design. Links and videos.

    Ancient Greece – Contributions, Mythology, History and more. Links and videos.

    Seasonal Foods

    Apples Research Project – Facts, leading questions, information, videos, recipes, and links to other resources.

    Oranges – General and nutritional information, diseases, educational resources, ideas for orange peels and videos.


    January Related Posts


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    A.C. Gilbert – Resource page for A. C. Gilbert, the man who invented the erector set and other activities.

    Christmas/Holiday Cards – Family style holiday card making ideas on a budget. Links and videos.


    Homemade Pet Treats and Toys – Treat and toy ideas for dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils and rabbits.


    Silent Night– Resources for the song Silent Night. Includes links and videos.


    Charles Dickens – Information about Dickens’ life and writings, articles and videos.


    Christmas Trees – History of the Christmas Tree, and Christmas Tree activities and crafts. Links and Videos available.


    Seasonal Foods

    Oranges: General and nutritional information, diseases, educational resources, ideas for orange peels and videos.

    Pumpkin – Information about pumpkins and squash, recipe instructions for “Original Pumpkin Pie” aka pumpkin pie cooked right in its own pie shell with a modern twist.


    Beans – Bean soup recipe, bean science projects, links to other bean resources.


    Cabbage – Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, links to cabbage information.

    Apple Research Project – Facts, leading questions, Information, videos, recipes, and links to other resources.


    Apple Research Resource – Apple resources including links to lesson plans, history, nutritional info, health info, activities, science experiments, and recipes.

    Sweet Potato Resources – Nutrition facts, educational info, and recipes.

    More December activities can be found here.

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    Native American Resources Picture writing, gardening, crafts, games, puzzles, stories, myths and legends and much more.

    Wild Turkey – General information, anatomy info, and videos.


    Pictograms –  Information about pictographs, the symbols used, and examples. Links and videos. 

    Yo-Yos
    Martha Stewart: Yo-Yo Toy– Video showing how to make a yo-yo.
    eHow – Yo-Yo Toy – How to make a button yo-yo.



    Mad – Libs

    Mad Takes – 188 Free Online Mad Libs 
    It’s A Fun World – Play with nouns, verbs, adjectives, and verbs online.


    Dominoes

    Maze Guys: Dominoes – Site has a lot of information about dominoes, including how to make your own set, records, tip and tricks and more.

    Domino-Play – Site offers tips for set up, types of dominoes, history and more.
    OhOh – DIY Graphic Domino Game For Kids – Instructions for making your own set of wooden dominoes.

    Holiday Mail For Heroes – Get in touch with your local Red Cross chapter to find out how you can send cards and thank you notes to our troops.

    Seasonal Foods

    Sweet Potato Resources – Nutrition facts, educational info, and recipes.


    Corn – Corn Delicious corn bread recipe, how to make homemade butter, corn activity and links to other corn resources.

    Popcorn Project – Resources and activities that include popped and unpopped corn kernels.


    Pumpkin – Information about pumpkins and squash, recipe instructions for “Original Pumpkin Pie” aka pumpkin pie cooked right in its own pie shell with a modern twist.


    Beans – Bean soup recipe, bean science projects, links to other bean resources.


    Cabbage – Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, links to cabbage information.

    Apple Research Project – Facts, leading questions, Information, videos, recipes, and links to other resources.


    Apple Research Resource – Apple resources including links to lesson plans, history, nutritional info, health info, activities, science experiments, and recipes.


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