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If it walks like a rock, and talks like a rock…

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Hit or Myth?

I was asked to illustrate an article for kids on how to write about mythical creatures, which is a great assignment. Mostly because mythical creatures are just that, and cannot be misrepresented. Woot!

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Halloween Fun

This is an image from Kids Write by Rebecca Olien. It was in regards to writing spooky stories. Lots of room for creepy-looking type… Enjoy! Click the image for a larger version to use for classrooms or whatever.

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Your Average Pond

Ever stop to consider how many different kinds of animals a small pond can support? Quite a few if you think about it. Make a day of it, pack a lunch, and sit patiently while all manner of animals pay … Continue reading

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Earth as Mother

Ancient people believed that Earth was a god, and the Greeks referred to Earth as the mother Gaia (GUY-uh). She was also the mother of many of the other gods, including Zeus. Imagine someone telling Zeus that he had to … Continue reading

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Robert Schumann Aphorisms

Composer Robert Schumann was famous for his aphorisms (observations containing some degree of truth) and well as his music. This image is one of several from the 2006 Ravinia One Score program.

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Hairs Looking at You, Kid.

On average, head hair grows about half an inch a month. But some people’s hair grows more quickly than other people’s. (From Kids Discover Skin.)

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What’s in a Name?

I’ve always believed that everything can be renamed, according to its purpose. This image is from Great Games by Williamson Publishing, a great kids book on gaming activities of all kinds.

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Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

Recycling doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be fun if you find a way to make it interesting, especially if you consider that it’s like putting money in the bank. For more information on recycling, click here.

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The Geologic Time Scale

The geologic time scale is split into four major eras–Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic, and are subdivided into periods. The number beside the era or period in the infotoon below shows how many years ago it began. I thought it … Continue reading

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