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Aspiring to be a vet?
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Aspiring to be a vet?

Mar 17, 2015 by

Many children say “I want to be a vet when I grow up!” Pebbles is one of those who has said this since she was old enough to talk. Just what does it take to become a veterinarian?  What are the pre-requisities for admission to an accredited University? How to prepare in High School? How to prepare as a College Undergraduate? Articles about Programs:...

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Volcano
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Volcano

Oct 15, 2014 by

Pebbles had a Smithsonian Giant Volcano Kit that was begging to be finally made. She loved making it, was fairly easy to do! Once the plaster was dry she had just as much fun painting it to look as realistic as possible. Then… it sat in the cupboard for ages for the day when we felt like making the lava erupt.  Since we were...

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Lunar Eclipse
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Lunar Eclipse

Apr 17, 2014 by

Staying up to the wee hours of the morning of April 15th to watch the lunar eclipse was SO worth it!!  The time span of the complete eclipse was from April 14 at 9:55 pm through til April 15 at 3:36am. We had a quality pair of binoculars through which we could see every nook and cranny of the moon’s surface as well as...

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igneous rock is delicious !
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In science this week (R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey – Earth & Space) we read about igneous rock – and one of the labs included the making of our own – chocolate marshmallow fudge ! The chocolate chips and marshmallows represent rocks and minerals that are pulled into the molten mantle.  The heat within the mantle melts these and turns into magma. Magma if it moves...

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sculpting fossils
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sculpting fossils

Jul 27, 2013 by

Since the chances of us finding real fossils in the ground are pretty slim – this art project combines both history, geology and art all together in this creative activity. We were studying the dinosaurs in our Mystery of History Volume I: Creation to the Resurrection and I remembered that I saw this great lesson plan for “FANTASTIC FAUX FOSSILS” on the Dick Blick...

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cute little isopods
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cute little isopods

Jul 23, 2013 by

Isopods or affectionately known as ‘roly-pollies’ (or pill bugs) are a lot of fun to study.  Pebbles enjoyed her time studying and playing with them in her R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey – Life labs.  We searched all over our garden for them and just couldn’t find any so we ended up buying them online at www.bugsincyberspace.com  (isn’t that the greatest website name?!) They even have...

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raising butterflies
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raising butterflies

Jul 4, 2013 by

We were having lunch when suddenly the kids yelled ‘there’s a butterfly!’ A beautiful orange, black and white butterfly was happily dancing amongst our baby citrus trees. It stayed for a long time so we went to take a closer look.  Quickly, we discovered that she was busily laying eggs on all of our citrus trees !! Inches away we could see the egg...

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