A World To Discover November Volume 2

Unless otherwise noted, each link will take you to a post on Fran's World of Discovery.

Sherlock Holmes Resource Page - Resources include: Information about Sherlock Holmes, Sir Conan Doyle, and videos about Sherlock Holmes and movies.

Tim's Printable Pages: Triangles - Printable pages that include triangles. (Off site)

Shadow Puppets - How to make shadow puppets with your hands or from paper. Also, make your own shadow puppet theatre. Video tutorials and examples.

Archery - Information about archery, including: The history of archery, tricks, and how to make your own equipment.

Polyhedrons - Resources include: What is a polyhedron, projects, printable activities, and videos.

Wild Turkeys -Information about wild turkeys, turkey craft project, writing activity and research question.

Cornucopia - Information about the cornucopia, and coloring and activity pages.


Days & Events

November 1 - Vinegar Day - 5 Fun Vinegar Experiments

Election Day - The 1st Tuesday in November after the first Monday of the month.


November 15 - Steve Irwin Day (off site)

November 21 - Gingerbread Cookie Day (off site)

Thanksgiving - The 4th Thursday of the month.

November 27 - Native American Heritage Day (The day after Thanksgiving.)


Seasonal Foods

Sweet Potato Resources - Nutrition facts, educational info, and recipes.


Corn - Corn Delicious corn bread recipe, how to make homemade butter, corn activity and links to other corn resources.

Popcorn Project - Resources and activities that include popped and unpopped corn kernels.


Pumpkin - Information about pumpkins and squash, recipe instructions for "Original Pumpkin Pie" aka pumpkin pie cooked right in its own pie shell with a modern twist.


Beans - Bean soup recipe, bean science projects, links to other bean resources.


Cabbage - Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, links to cabbage information.

Apple Research Project - Facts, leading questions, Information, videos, recipes, and links to other resources.

Apple Research Resource - Apple resources including links to lesson plans, history, nutritional info, health info, activities, science experiments, and recipes.


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Shadow Puppets

Visual News: Vintage Instructions On How To Make Shadow Puppets

Blifaloo: Shadow Puppets - How to make shadow puppets with your hands.

Printable Paradise: Printable Animal Silhouettes

Kidspot: Make a Shadow Puppet Theatre - Instructions and a video. Plus how make your own puppets.


wikiHow: How to Make Shadow PuppetsThree methods are offered along with illustrations and videos.






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Gothic Literature, Authors, & Legends

The Raven
Bram Stoker's Dracula - Learn about the man who wrote Dracula, and read or listen to the book.

Edgar Allan Poe - Learn about the man who wrote classic short stories and poems such as, "The Raven", "Tell Tale Heart", and "The Gold Bug" and read or listen to these and other timeless tales.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Find out how Frankenstein was inspired and a little about Shelley's life. Read or listen to the book as well.

Washington Irving - Known for his classic stories, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", find out more about the man who wrote them and read or listen to his stories.

Dr. Jekyll &  Mr. Hyde - Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde resources include: Downloadable versions of the original book, audio book files, chemistry experiments, and videos. Videos include a silent 1931 version and a cartoon version of this story.

The Legend of The Headless Horseman - Resources include links and videos based on the legend of the Headless Horseman. Videos include cartoons and music based on this character.



The Grim Reaper - Information about the Grim Reaper and cultural icons of death.

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Sherlock Holmes Resource Page

The Adventure of Silver Blaze
Wikipedia: Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan Doyle, & Canon of Sherlock Holmes

British Heritage: Sherlock Holmes

MysteryNet.com: Sherlock Holmes:  Stories - 24 Full-Text versions of the original Sherlock Homes Adventures.

Smithsonian: London: The Mystery of 221B Baker Street - Article with pictures.

The Literature Network: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Scroll down to the bottom of the page to read stories on line.

Gutenberg: Books by Arthur Conan Doyle - Downloadable versions of various books written by Doyle.


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Cornucopias

Wikipedia: Cornucopia - Information about the meaning, symbolism, mythology and the modern depictions of the cornucopia.

Wonderopolis: What is a cornucopia?
This site has an option that allows visitors to listen to the information given, and answers the questions: What is a cornucopia? Where did the cornucopia come from? and How do you make a cornucopia?


Crafts, Coloring Pages & Jigsaw Puzzles

All Recipes Cornucopia - Recipe for a bread cornucopia centerpiece.

DLTK: Cornucopia Craft - Free printable activity.


Artists Helping Children: Cornucopia Crafts for Kids - Ideas for Arts & Crafts, Instructions for Fall and Autumn Cornucopia Activities, and Projects for Children, Teens, and Preschoolers

Free Kids Crafts: Printable Cornucopia - Print in color or black and white.

Raising Our Kids: Cornucopia Coloring Pages 

Crayola: Cornucopia Coloring Page

Hello Kids: Thanksgiving Cornucopia - Color online or print.

epuzzles.info: Traditional Thanksgiving Cornucopia - Select the puzzle, type a nickname, and start working the puzzle.

PuzzleMobi.com: Cornucopia Jigsaw Puzzle - Select how many pieces you want to play with and begin when you are ready.
http://www.puzzlemobi.com/puzzle.php?



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Polyhedrons

What is a Polyhedron?

Math is Fun: Polyhedrons- Offers a brief explanation of polyhedrons and some examples.

Wolfram MathWorld: Polyhedron - Explains what a polyhedron is and offers examples.

Wikipedia: Polyhedron - Explains what a polyhedron is, and offers visual examples.

Polyhedra Projects


George Hart: Classroom Polyhedra Activities: Offers a variety polyhedra construction projects.


Math Forum: Polyhedra in the Classroom - Site offers: Projects, visual models, animations, and more.

Math NYU: Gumdrop Polyhedra - Build polyhedra from simple items. Instructions in a PDF format.

NCTM: Illuminations: Geometric Solids - An interactive site about geometric solids.

Polyhedra  Investigations - This UK site allows visitors to interact with solid geometric objects and explains their parts.

Printable Activities
These sites offer free downloads, please use caution when downloading things off the internet. 


Fun Stuff To Do: Geometric Shapes To Print - Shapes, Designs & Polyhedra To Cut, Color or Fold

Paper Models of Polyhedra - A free printable PDF file with lots of 3D geometrical figure.

Paper Models of Polyhedra - Printable 3D geometrical figures. To use site, click on the design, then scroll down to the link that will allow you to print the PDF located at the bottom of the picture.

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Archery





Popular Mechanics: How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand



World Archery.org: Brief History

Wikipedia: History of Archery - From the stone age to a modern day sport. Also includes information about ancient cultures.

History of Archery: Archery facts, history, & types.



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Optical Illusions

Wikipedia: Optical Illusion
Wikipedia: Optical Illusion - Explains what an illusion is and how it works.

Michael Bach: Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena - 129 of them offered on this site!

Illusions.org - 100 Illusions offered.

NIH: Illusions - Explains what an illusion is and offers a few examples.

Eye Tricks: Illusions - Scroll down a bit to get to the gallery with 70 illusions. This site offers a collection of Stereograms (3D hidden images) as well.


Grand Illusions: Optical Illusions - Offers a few pages of optical illusions.

Science Kids: Illusions - Offers a variety of optical illusions.

Neuroscience for Kids: Sight (Vision) - This site offers a few explanations of how sight works and some experiments to try. 


Optic 4 Kids.org: Optical Illusions: What is an Optical Illusion? - Offers some examples of illusions.


Huffington Post: 3D Optical Illusions By Kokichi Sugihara Will Make You Believe The Impossible (VIDEO)


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