Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
Tesla Society: Biography - Article: Tesla biography: The Genius Who Lit The World. Site also includes some information about his most famous inventions.

Biography: Nikola Tesla - Site offers biographical information about Tesla's life: The early years, years as an inventor, his fall from grace, and his death and legacy.

Wikipedia: Nikola Tesla - Page offers quite a bit of biographical information about Tesla's life and accomplishments.

About: Inventors: Nikola Tesla - This pages offers a short written article and a 2:25 minute video.



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Geometric Designs

Cleave Books - A PDF file with geometric designs made from simple shapes.

Dearing Draws - Site offers tutorials, videos, and free downloads of geometric patterns.

Creative Bloq - 23 Glorious Geometric Patterns in Design - See what happens when shapes take center stage.

Design School: 50 Stunningly Beautiful Geometric Patterns In Graphic Design - Geometric patterns that have been used in designs.

Andy Sowards: 60+ Beautiful Examples of Geometric Designs - This site showcases 60 impressive geometry artworks and geometric designs.





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Fractals

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MIQEL: Naturally Occurring Fractals - Includes plants, rivers, galaxies, clouds, weather, population patterns, stocks, video feedback, crystal growth, etc..

WIRED: Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns - Scroll through a gallery of fractals.

Mother Nature Network: 14 Amazing Fractals Found in Nature - Site offers a gallery with a brief description for each one.

Fractal Foundation: Inspiring Interest in Science, Math, & Art - Site offers fractal shows, pictures, videos, a section to explore fractals, and a blog with more information.

Wikipedia: Fractal - Explains what fractals are. Pictures available.

Kids Discover: Family Nature Walk - Patterns in Nature - Fractal Activities.

Creative Star Learning: Outdoor Maths: Fractals in Nature - Explains what fractals are and offers some outdoor activities.

Fractal Music - The research project offers an introduction to fractal music.

Solomons Music: The Fractal Nature of Music - Fractal-like structures that exist in music.

Plus Maths.org: Fractal Music - Listen to Dmitry Kormann's fractal compositions.

Videos


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Peanuts

Energy Quest: Peanut Power - Use the energy from a peanut to create fuel.

Kids Activity Blog: Peanut Butter Playdough - Site offers a dairy-free, edible recipe made with three ingredients.

IN.gov: Reclamation: Floating Peanut Experiment - Site offers an experiment. PDF format. 

National Peanut Board: Classroom Lesson Plans - 12 Peanut activities and a downloadable peanut comic book.

Georgia Peanut Commission: Kids Corner - History of peanuts, FAQ, nutrition, interactive games and resources.

Peanut Plant Anatomy: Diagram and info

eHow: Peanut Plant Uses - From the shell to the nut, find out what can be done with every part of a peanut. This site also offers the article: How to Plant Peanuts.

Fran's World of DiscoverySweet & Spicy Nuts - Recipe found on this blog.

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
PBS: Ben Franklin - Find out who Ben Franklin was and what his
accomplishments were. Site also offers a teacher's guide.

Wikipedia: Benjamin Franklin - The life and accomplishments of Ben Franklin.

Franklin Institute: Ben Franklin - Offers historical resources for the armonica, lightning rod, Nini Medallion, and much more. Check here for FAQ about Ben.

Ben's Guide to US Government - Site offers learning adventures and games.


Fran's World of Discovery: Ben Franklin's Armonica - Listen to a glass armonica and play a virtual one.


Ben's Autobiographies

Spark Notes: Franklin Autobiography - Read Chapters 1-14 on line.

US History.org: Autobiography of Ben Franklin - Page 1 of 81 Read on line.

Early America: Autobiography of Ben Franklin - Read it on line, chapter by chapter.

LibriVox: Autobiography of Ben Franklin - Listen to Franklin's autobiography on line or download the MP3.

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Pine Trees

Pine Cones

Birds and Blooms: Make Color-Changing Pine Cones for your fireplace.

Homeschool Ideas: Homeschool Science: Colored Pine Cones

BackyardParent: Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Crafty Morning: Pine Cone Crafts for Kids


Pine Needles

Doodles & Jots: Turn a bunch of pine needles into a paint brush.

Native TechPine Needle Tea

Home Talk: Homemade Pine Needle Facial Toner &  Tartan Pine Needle Sachets

Urban Comfort: Evergreen Imprinted Clay Dishes

Survival Life5 Survival Uses of Pine Resin

Pine Needle VinegarEvergreen Scented Vinegar

Krokotak: FALL STARS from Chestnut Leaf Stalks - Pine needle star craft.


Bark & Twigs

Survival TopicsEdible Pine Bark

eHow: DIY Winter Solstice Lanterns

Trendy Tree: Lighted Pinecone Branch Centerpiece

HowStuff WorksPine Twig Trivet

Mixed Ideas

7 DIY Ways To Make Your House Smell Amazing For The-Holidays


One Acre Farm: 4 Wild Winter Teas & A Chocolate Drink

How Pine Trees Grow

Macmillan McGraw-Hill: Life Cycle Of A Pine Tree - Video and pictures.

Boundless: Life Cycle of a Conifer

Native Plants & Wildlife: Life Cycle of the Long-Leaf Pine Tree


How Lumber Is Made

DIY Sawmills: Turning Logs Into Lumber for Furniture

Videos

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