Tag: Problem solving

  • Cup & Paper Clip Challenge

    Cup & Paper Clip Challenge

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  • Chess


    Chess.com: Play a free game of Chess on line, keep up with what’s going on in the world of Chess, and get some valuable tips and lessons. The blog offers the history of Chess and how various cultures/countries played. Wikipedia: Chess – Information about the game, rules, set up, how to record moves, strategy and tactics, phases, […]

  • Apple Experiment: Preventing Oxidation

    Apple Oxidation by Fran W. Why do apple slices turn brown? Whenever an apple is cut, peeled, hit or dropped, cell walls are damaged. Enzymes called polyphenol oxidase (PPO), and iron-containing phenols are exposed to the oxygen in the air and oxidation occurs. Fruits and vegetables such as apples, mango, potatoes, bananas, peaches and pears all […]

  • Spark of the Day: Create A Spooky Sound Sentence or Story

    Image by digitalartFree Digital Photos Begin by thinking of as many spooky sounds as you can. If you need help, here are some suggestions:A ghost moaning, bat screeching, wolf or coyote howling, door creaking, howling wind, hissing cat, screeching owl, squeaking mouse, creaking tree, scream, weird laugh, thunder, groan, roar, tree scraping the window, door slamming, leaves swirling in the breeze, crow cawing, […]

  • Tangrams


    Did you know… There are seven game pieces used for tangram puzzles and over 5,900 patterns that can be made from them! Activity: Make Tangram Puzzles You will need: Tangram puzzle pieces Tangram puzzle patterns Card stock paper Pencil Ruler Scissors Colored pencils or crayons – optional Index cards that will fit the size of your finished puzzles Print out or construct your puzzle […]