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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). 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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America’s Carbon Footprint

Americans burn one-quarter of Earth’s energy in their cars and air conditioners. But they make up only five percent of the world’s population. For more information, see the Earth issue of Kids Discover. ©Kids Discover magazine

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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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Fastest Pen in the Midwest

I was asked to donate some teaching time to a local community college, so I put together a quick teaser video. In hindsight, it reflects how much coffee the typical cartoonist consumes. Enjoy!

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Wind and Solar Power

This image (from Reader’s Digest Books for Children) represents the newer, cleaner energies “knocking on the door” of big oil. To get that grunge look on the door, I pulled out an old baking sheet (yes, we still use it) … Continue reading

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