Wolf Resources

General Information


Gray Wolf Pups by spacebirdy / CC-BY-SA-3.0
Sheppard Software: Wolves - Information about appearances, character and behavior, reproduction and classification. Site offers some pictures.

National Geographic Kids: Gray Wolf - Pictures, facts, maps and more.

Types

Wolf Worlds: Types of Wolves - Facts about wolves.

Wikipedia: Subspecies of Canis lupus and Gray Wolf - Information.

International Wolf Center: Types of Wolves - Scientific classification of wolves.

Wolves of the World - Site offers pictures of wolves around the world.

Anatomy

Animal Corner: Wolf Anatomy - Labeled parts and information.

Running With The Wolves - Anatomy - Labeled pictured, includes reproductive organs.

Wolf Source: Anatomy - Physical description: teeth, voice, senses, and tracks. 

Wolf Folktales, Myths, Legends, & Stories

Wikipedia: Wolves in Folklore, Religion and Mythology - Cultural beliefs. 

Wolf Source: Folktales - Sea-Wolf, The Sun, The Turtle & The Wolf, How Rabbit Fooled Wolf, Fenrir, The Legend of Romulus & Remus, St Herve & The Wolf, Goddess Holle, Norse Mythology, Two Wolves, The Dog & The Wolf, and others.

Wolf Country: Myths, Legends, & Stories: Site offers 20 wolf related stories. This site offers 11 tracks of wolf sounds as well.

Living With Wolves: Tackling the Myths - 5 myths about wolves.
Fun For Kids

Wild Kids - Wolf vocabulary, fun facts, articles, a wolf mask, coloring book, and more.


Sheppard Software: Wolf Puzzle - Play on line.


Wolf Conservation Center: Coloring pages, word search, mask, quiz and more.



Printable wolf-related word puzzles can be found on the following sites:


Activity Village: Wolves - Information, crafts and printables that are wolf related.

Artist Helping Children: Wolf Crafts for Kids - Offers links to other sites.

DLTK: Wolves - Puzzle, coloring pages, and craft ideas.

First School: Wolves - Coloring pages, puzzle, crafts, and wolf related stories.


Videos & Cams

WCC: Wolf Cam - Ambassador Wolves Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai: Wolf Rock Cam

Click on the playlist to see video names.



Connect with Fran's World of Discovery!

If you find a broken link, please let me know by leaving a comment! If you have a site to share, please leave me a comment with the URL. Thank you!

Note: Has this or another activity on Fran's World of Discovery inspired you or someone else in a positive way? Have you featured this activity in a blog post? I invite you to comment and link back to where your post can be found, or tell me what you or your family enjoyed about the post! Thank you!

Rock & Mineral Resources

Types of Rocks & Minerals

Rocks & Minerals by Fran W.
Scholastic: StudyJams: Minerals - Site offers pictures with information under each one.

Science Kids: Rocks & Minerals - Earth facts about rocks and minerals.

One Geology:Rocks & Minerals - Kid friendly interactive site.

Interactive Sites For EducationRocks & Minerals - Click on a window to go to a new site with an interactive game that is rock related.


Geology.com: Rocks - Site offers lots of pictures and information, including news about rocks and minerals.

Minerals.net - This site offers a vast selection of minerals in A-Z format. Click on a name to find out the chemical make up of the item selected, in addition to group, specific gravity and much more. Pictures are also provided.

KidsKonnect: Rocks & Minerals - Quick facts.

Mineralogy4Kids - Click on a icon to begin reading short bits of information.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Rocks & Minerals - This site offers information about the rocks and minerals found in Florida, a page of examples with pictures and a pdf Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Florida.

UF: Florida's Rocks & Minerals - Printable leaflet available.



*Symbolism & Mythology

PettyRock: Crystal Meaning -  Fun Facts: Gem Myths and Meanings

Ellen Steiber: About The Stones: Gem lore across cultures.


Crystal-Cure: Gemstones: Meanings & Properties- Site offers information and pictures about many gemstones: their meaning and the beliefs surrounding them.


Gem Select: Gemstone Meanings - Click on each name to find out more about the gemstone.


Peaceful Mind: Crystal & Gemstone Therapy  - Site offers a crystal dictionary of metaphysical meanings and meanings.


Burke Museum: Birthstones- Site offers information about each month's birthstones, including myths and histories.


Experiments


Fran's World of Discovery: Geodes - Information about geode creation, and experiments to make on your own.

Steve Spangler: Rock and Mineral Experiments - Sites offer 9 experiments.

Education.com: Geology Science Fair Projects  - 46 Experiments are offered on this site.

A2Z Home's Cool: Geology Experiments for Kids - Site offers 5 links to other sites.

MSN: K-6 Rock Cycle: Understanding The Earth's Crust - Offers lessons and experiments for grades K-6.

Videos






*Some of the resources used in this post sell items. I am not affiliated with them in any way.


Connect with Fran's World of Discovery!

If you find a broken link, please let me know by leaving a comment! If you have a site to share, please leave me a comment with the URL. Thank you!

Note: Has this or another activity on Fran's World of Discovery inspired you or someone else in a positive way? Have you featured this activity in a blog post? I invite you to comment and link back to where your post can be found, or tell me what you or your family enjoyed about the post! Thank you!

Video Games

History of Video Games



Nintendo 64 by Fran W.
PBS: Video Game Revolution: The History of Video Games - Site offers an interactive timeline, a 'look' inside the game, which includes information about how games go from storyboard to store shelf, info about the impact of gaming and much more.

Info Please: Timeline: Video Games - Site offers information about video games in a timeline format. From 1958 - 2014.

The Strong: National Museum of Play: Video Game History Timeline - Timeline begins with the 1940's

How Stuff Works: How Video Game Systems Work - Scroll through to find out how video game systems work.

Time.com: The History of Video Games  - This link will take you to an interactive timeline that begins at 1967 and runs through to the Future. This site also offers videos about The History of Video Game Consoles: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3

Video Game Museum - Offers museum and classic game news and a gallery of old games and accessories.


Wikipedia: History of Video Games - Site offers a lot of information about the history of video games.

How To Design A Video Game


WikiHow: How to Make A Video Game From Scratch -
 Site offers a tutorial with images and written instructions.


You Can Make Video Games: Informative Video 7:06 Downloadable PDF available on this site.


Scirra: Construct 2 - Site allows visitors to design and create their own dream games. No programming required. Free download.


Roblox - Site allows you to build your own video game. Registration required.

Videos


Due to their graphic nature, the following videos may not be suitable for all audiences.



Click on the arrow, located in the upper left hand corner, to view what is in the Playlist.



Connect with Funschooling and Recreational Learning!

If you find a broken link, please let me know by leaving a comment! If you have a site to share, please leave me a comment with the URL. Thank you!

Note: If this, or any other post on Funschooling and Recreational Learning, has inspired you in a positive way, or you have featured it in a blog post, please comment and link back to where it can be found! Thank you!

Cloud Resource Page

Clouds by Fran W.
Weather Wiz Kids: Clouds - This kid friendly site offers information about what clouds are, how they are formed, types, lesson plans, experiments, and lots of other information.

UCAR: Center For Science Education: Clouds - Site offers information about how clouds are formed, a match game, an image gallery, movies, and types.

NOAA: 10 Basic Cloud Types - Site offers pictures and information about cloud types.

University of Illinois Extension: Tree House Weather Kids: Main Page - This interactive website has information about clouds and much more. Click on picture of clouds for info..

Clouds Online - Pictures of clouds with a description of what they look like, and info about cloud families, species and subspecies.

Science-Ed: Droplets: Kiwi Kids Cloud Identification Guide - This site offers a PDF file will lots of pictures and information about clouds.

Wikipedia: Clouds - Site offers information about clouds, including: The history of cloud science, types of clouds and more. 

Cloudyn: 10 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Clouds - Site offers 10 interesting cloud facts.

Videos

Click on the arrow next to 'Playlist' to see the title names.

  


Connect with Fran's World of Discovery!

If you find a broken link please let me know by leaving a comment!

Note: Has this or another activity on Fran's World of Discovery inspired you or someone else in a positive way? Have you featured this activity in a blog post? I invite you to comment and link back to where your post can be found, or tell me what you or your family enjoyed about the post! Thank you!

Calligraphy Resources

Calligraphy Tools By Fran W.
Information About Calligraphy
History, Cultural, Types

Calligraphy: Manuscript: History of Calligraphy - Site offers historical information and writing samples.

Art of Calligraphy: PDF article about the history of calligraphy.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Chinese Calligraphy - History of Chinese calligraphy.

Wikipedia: Calligraphy - Information about the tools used, traditions, modern calligraphy and photos.


Printable Practice Papers & DYI Pen & Ink

Printable Paper: Download printable practice pages. Variety of pages offered.

eHow: Homemade India Ink & Make Calligraphy Ink From Acrylic Paint

Embelish: How To Make Your Own Colorful Calligraphy Ink

Instructables has two tutorials for making your own writing instrument.
DIY Calligraphy Pens & Make a calligraphy pen out of a bulrush (cattail) reed

Council of ElrondCalligraphy: Make Your Own Ink & Quill Pen

Regia Anglorum: Quills - This site offers a few authentic ways to make quills and ink in addition to some historical information.

Videos

Click on arrow next to 'Playlist' to see the title names.




Connect with Fran's World of Discovery!

If you find a broken link please let me know by leaving a comment!

Note: Has this or another activity on Fran's World of Discovery inspired you or someone else in a positive way? Have you featured this activity in a blog post? I invite you to comment and link back to where your post can be found, or tell me what you or your family enjoyed about the post! Thank you!

Kinetoscope

Kinetoscope
Dictionary.com: Kinetoscope : Pronunciation and definition.

Wikipedia: Kinetoscope - Includes: Development, Going Public, Kinetophone, and Projecting Kinetoscopes. Pictures available.

Early Cinema: Kinetoscope - Short history of the device.


Lomography: Thomas Edison and the Kinetoscope - Article about the origins, development and the final product.

About: The Kinetoscope - Brief history about device.

America's Library: Thomas Edison Patented the Kinetoscope August 31, 1897 - Scroll through a brief history of the kinetoscope.



Click on arrow next to 'Playlist' to see the title names. 



Connect with Funschooling and Recreational Learning!

If you find a broken link please let me know by leaving a comment!

Note: Note: If this, or any other post on Funschooling and Recreational Learning, has inspired you in a positive way, or you have featured it in a blog post, please comment and link back to where it can be found! Thank you!

Eye Exercises

Tibetan Eye Chart 
Seeing.org offers information about the Bates Method and its Techniques.

Wikipedia: This site has information about the Bates Method and Tibetan Eye Chart.

Wellness Hour Tibetan Eye Chart Site offers a chart and instructions for use.

Exercises 4 Eyes: Site offers interactive eye exercises.

WikiHow: How To Exercises Your Eyes - Offers written and video instructions for eye exercises.

All About Vision: Eye Exercises - Do Eye Exercises Improve Vision?

For more information about the human eye on Fran's World of Discovery, click here.


Click on arrow next to 'Playlist' to see the title names. 




Connect with Fran's World of Discovery!

If you find a broken link please let me know by leaving a comment!

Note: Has this or another activity on Fran's World of Discovery inspired you or someone else in a positive way? Have you featured this activity in a blog post? I invite you to comment and link back to where your post can be found, or tell me what you or your family enjoyed about the post! Thank you!

The Human Eye

Human Eye
Eye Glass Guide: How The Eye Works - Information about how we see, and the main parts of the eye.

All About Vision: Anatomy of an Eye - How the eye works and labeled parts of they eye.

Ducksters: Biology for Kids: Sight & the Eye - How the eye works and fun facts.

Kid's Health: Eyes - How your eyes work - Content: How a camera works, how your eye works, inside your eye, inside a cow's eyes and more.

BBC: Bitesize: The Human Eye and How it Works - Site offers a 1:28" video about the eye.

Idaho Public Television: Dialogue for Kids: Eyes Parts of the Eye, What the parts do, How eyes form images, Tears, Animal Vision, and Health/Protection 

National Eye Institute: See All You Can See: Visual System - Offers an interactive video about the eyes. Check out the panel on the right for more information.

Children's University of Manchester: How the Human Eye Works  - This site offers an interactive video about the eyes.

Wikipedia: The following eye related information can be found on this site: 

Human Eye - Structure, visions, movement, response and more.
Ophthalmology - A branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.
Optometry - Origins, history, training and more.
Optics - Offers information related to the human eye.

Fran's World of Discovery: Eye Exercises


Diseases
National Keratoconus Foundation: How the Human Eye Works - Offers information about this eye problem.

All About Vision: Eye Problems and Diseases - Alphabetical list of issues.

EyeSmart: Eye Diseases & Conditions - A-Z list.

Healthline: 56 Common Eye Disorders: What's Causing This Condition? - Site offers explanations and pictures.


Videos

Click on arrow next to 'Playlist' to see the title names. 



More Eye Related Posts on Fran's World of Discovery:
The following posts will be coming soon...

Illusions
Iridology 

Connect with Fran's World of Discovery!

If you find a broken link please let me know by leaving a comment! If you have a site to share, please let me know that too!

Note: Has this or another activity on Fran's World of Discovery inspired you or someone else in a positive way? Have you featured this activity in a blog post? I invite you to comment and link back to where your post can be found, or tell me what you or your family enjoyed about the post! Thank you!