Category: Create A Study

  • Observe Life At A Pond

    Observe Life At A Pond

    During the summer, ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water are full of life. Take some time to observe what’s going on. Use the following suggestions to create a one of a kind summer study. Visit a pond, lake, river, creek, or ocean (if another body of water is not available). Observe life at the […]

  • Wildflower Research Project

    Wildflower Research Project

    As the weather warms up, and nature starts to awaken from its slumber, the beauty of the season begins to burst free. Much of that beauty is reoccurring in the form of wildflowers that can be found on the roadside or in private and public gardens. If you enjoy the colors and smells of Spring, […]

  • From Bud To Bloom

    From Bud To Bloom

    For this activity, please choose a tree in your yard or somewhere very close by. Next, choose one or more methods to document your observations: Drawing, writing/journaling, picture or video recording, or an audio recording device. Observation Suggestions What kind of tree is it? Find out its name and the type of tree it is. […]

  • Turkey Trivia With A Twist

    Turkey Trivia With A Twist

    Do you enjoy testing your knowledge of various topics? I thought it would be fun to put a little twist on a favorite game….Trivia. With this version of the game, I’d like you to look through the questions and answer them to the best of your ability and count how many questions you get right. […]

  • Create Your Own Animal Study

    A great way to begin your study is to make a list of animals you want to learn about, then brainstorm some ways you can learn about the ones you are most interested in.  One of the easiest and least expensive ways to learn about animals is to get information from the library, used bookstore, or […]

  • Dragons


    Wikipedia: Dragon – Information about this mythical creature, including animals that may have inspired dragons, plus European and Asian dragons. Also: Dragons in Greek Mythology Japanese Dragon List of Dragons in Mythology & Folklore Smithsonian Magazine: Where Did Dragons Come From – Article talks about the possible origins of dragons. LiveScience: Are Dragons Real? Facts About Dragons – Article: The history of […]

  • Chocolate Resource Page

    Chocolate Information & Articles   Exploratorium: Chocolate – Discover…..The sweet science of chocolate. This is an excellent place to begin your study of chocolate! Science Museum of Minnesota: Where are cacao trees grown? Find out here. Field Museum: Chocolate – Just for Kids: History, activities, process of making and much more. Cornell University: Chocolate: Food of the Gods. There is a lot of […]

  • Sharing Your Knowledge With Others

    Sharing Your Knowledge With Others

    You’ve come to the point in your learning journey where you’re ready to begin sharing all the interesting information you’ve been learning about. Sharing is one of the most wonderful and beneficial parts of the journey, and can be done a lot of different ways. As a matter of fact, you may only be limited […]

  • Documenting Your Personal Learning Journey

    Documenting Your Personal Learning Journey

    You’ve decided on a topic, designed your own study, and found great learning resources. Sometimes being able to take all the information in is satisfying enough. There are other times when you may want to begin documenting what you’re learning, the resources you used, the places you went, and where and how you learned what […]

  • Finding Informative Learning Resources

    Finding Informative Learning Resources

    If you’re planning to design a personalized, one-of-a-kind study, you are going to need informative resources, and ways to gain the greatest understanding possible about your chosen topic. When you’re learning in ways that best suit your needs, the options are almost limitless! Here’s a list of some of the resources you can use to […]

  • Design Your Own One-Of-A-Kind Study

    You’re really passionate about a certain topic and want to learn all you can about it. You know you can do it on your own, but you’re not sure where to begin.Any topic can be turned into a one-of-a-kind study designed to fit your personal needs. Here are a few suggestions to get you started […]

  • Don’t Let A Great Site Slip Away!

    Don’t Let A Great Site Slip Away!

    You’ve come across a great site that you want to spend some time looking through, but as luck would have it, you don’t have time to check it out as fully as you’d like right then and there. Here are some ways you can quickly hold on to the little informational treasures you find, so […]