LiveScience: Lemons: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts – Lemons are a good source of vitamin C and other important nutrients. Find out some of the countries they are grown in and the health benefits of lemons.
Universal Preschool.com: Learning with Lemons – Explore and discover lemons as a family in some fun ways and make some yummy treats with them.
South Mountain Creamery: All About…Chestnuts – What is the difference between a sweet chestnut and a horse chestnut? Read this short article to find out! This site includes a variety of ways to cook chestnuts and offers some links for chestnut recipes.
David Ludwig: The Secret to Roasted Chestnuts – This site offers another way to prepare chestnuts, it requires a little extra work, but claims the extra step is worth it because it creates a creamy texture.
Sheppard Software: Skeleton Tutorial – This site offers information about the human skeleton and has games to play.
DK Findout!: Skeleton and Bones – This is an interactive site. Click on the word “Skeleton” below the large skeleton picture, click on the words, “The Skeleton” highlighted in red, and it will take you to a new page. Each blinking dot offers the user a chance to gain a better understanding of the topic.
Activity Tip: Trace around a part of your body (ask someone to help you out with hard to reach places), then draw the bones that would be found in that area of the outline. Try doing an outline of your whole body too. Alternately, use clay or another medium to make bones.
Human Skeletal System
[MEDICAL] 3D Anatomy and Physiology Animations : Bones and Skeletal Muscles
Anatomy and Physiology of Axial Skeleton
How To Draw “Human Skeleton” With The Names Of Its Parts For Kids
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 information about chocolate on this site. Includes the history of the product, how it grows, health information and much more. Washington Edu: Discovering the Sweet Mysteries of Chocolate – Brief history and the science of chocolate for kids.
The Gourmet Chocolate of the Month Club: Chocolate History Timeline – Chocolate History Timeline from 2000 B.C. to 1938 WW II. Hershey: Our-Story – Discover Hershey: There’s more to Hershey then meets the eye. Find out who Milton Hershey was, and how chocolate is made.
Cadbury: Discovering Chocolate – The Great Chocolate Discovery – This article discusses how chocolate was discovered, how ancient Mayans and Aztecs used it, and its introduction into Spain and Europe.
Chocolate.org: Chocolate and the Aztecs – History of chocolate, the Aztecs, and the Spanish: Introducing Cacao, Meet the Aztecs, The Aztecs Were Followers, and Chocolate Lives On.
ICCO: International Cocoa Organization: The Chocolate Industry – Who are the main manufacturers of chocolate in the world?
FranW.com – Chocolate Activities – I offer more chocolate related posts, including resources and recipes such as a chocolate egg cream, chocolate covered pretzels, lip balm, bubble bath and a hot cocoa base here. Homeschool Share: Chocolate Unit Study – Free unit study.
Homefires: Chocolate Curriculum – This curriculum was designed for groups or individuals. I wrote it, I hope you enjoy it!
YouTube: Chocolate Playlist– How chocolate is grown and made, chocolate art, hot chocolate recipes, chocolate modeling clay recipe and how to, factory tours, how luxury chocolates are made, and other interesting chocolate related videos. Here’s one of the videos in the list…
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Growing Information & Health Benefits of Cranberries
Wikipedia: Cranberry – Growing information, food uses, and medicinal benefits.
The World’s Healthiest Foods: Cranberries – Find out the nutritional value of this food. MedicalNewsToday: Cranberries: Article – Health benefits, nutritional content, and risks.
Dr. Axe: Cranberries: Article – Cranberries Benefits Are Incredible – Includes nutrition facts, benefits, history and more. Includes links to recipes as well.
Food Facts: Dr. Mercola: Article – What Are Cranberries Good For? Offers health benefits, nutrition facts, study info, a recipe, and fun facts. Organic Facts: 15 Amazing Benefits Of Cranberry Juice – Medicinal some of the more interesting benefits of cranberries.
Educational Activities & Experiments
Ocean Spray: Cranberries in the Classroom– Free printable activities include: Fact sheets and presentations, worksheets and activities, and videos about how cranberries are grown and harvested. Universal Preschool.com: Cranberry Fun! – Offers some fun ways families with young children can learn about cranberries.
Elementary Science Program: Cranberries – Historical information about cranberries, how they are grown, and links to more information. The STEM Laboratory: Dancing Cranberries – An experiment done with dried cranberries and a common liquid. 😊 Kitchen Pantry Scientist: Thanksgiving Food Science: Cranberry Spy Juice – Offers two cranberry experiments and a video to show you how they are done.
YouTube: Cranberry Playlist – Information about cranberries and experiments.
Here’s an example of one of the videos…
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Learn about chocolate, make an old time chocolate egg cream, find out if chocolate is a fruit or a veggie, and get links to other chocolate resources such as virtual field trips, puzzles and historical information.
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