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EO Kids: Fresh Water

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Introducing a new publication from Earth Observatory – EO Kids – bringing engaging science stories from Earth Observatory to a younger audience.

The premier issue of EO Kids explores how NASA observes and measures fresh water from space. Find out why Lake Mead appears to have a bathtub ring around its shoreline and how less snow in the mountains means less drinking water for California.

Explore satellite images of where fresh water is stored in and on the Earth. Discover what NASA does in the field with an update from scientists on the Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX) campaign.

EO Kids offers hands-on activities, experiments and more. The Maker Corner provides instructions for making a model aquifer and a self-watering planter.

Explore the science behind fresh water with a snowmelt experiment and be a data detective by analyzing satellite data like a scientist. Kids can even create their own data visualization by coloring in a map showing ice thickness on Greenland.

You can dowload PDF on their website and give them your feedback:

http://m.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/eokids/

 

Wet animals shake in slow motion – Slo Mo #6

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Why do wet furry mammals shake? Si and Sam give some of their favourite animals a shower to uncover the science behind the ‘wet dog shake’. Sam caught up with Andrew Dickerson from Georgia Institute of Technology to find out more about the science… 

James has single handedly removed hundreds of pounds of garbage and made it a remarkable refuge for hundreds of birds

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

They Call Me Birdman

As he rounds the corner of West 208th Street and Ninth Avenue with two green fishing nets over his shoulder, James Cataldi says: “You go first. They’ll flock toward me if they see me.” Just a year and a half ago, this wedge of waterfront was a dumping ground and a “heroin shantytown.” But today, James has single handedly removed hundreds of pounds of garbage and made it a remarkable refuge for hundreds of birds. “I was a Wall Street guy. I was heavily into math,” Mr. Cataldi says. “But this is my calling.”

The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on October 26, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame
Currumbin Creek, afternoon reflections.

Currumbin Creek, afternoon reflections. (Photo credit: JIGGS IMAGES)

“The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”
-Rona Barrett

“Everyone, no matter how big and strong, could use a little help sometimes. Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it. What are we here for, if not for each other?”
-Doe Zantamata

“Asking for help does not mean we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence.”
Anne Wilson Schaef

 

 

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Golden Retriever Likes Guitar and Watch When it Stops! Hilarious! He Hates his Owner’s voice!

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Jammin’ with my buddy’s pup!! Enjoy, Like Share 🙂

Golden Still Loves Guitar, but NOT his owner’s Voice !!

Awesome Dog and Trainer

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

This dog is danging on Grease with his Mistress, really touching and so well performed, oaw!

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Watch this fascinating talk visually unfold before you through witty and beautiful illustration. Dan Pink makes the case that there are hidden truths behind what really motivates us. Namely that it’s not the age-old motivators of money and power that drives us, but our desire for autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

Harmonica Man: Mr. Mackie purchased 300 harmonicas to give away to school children.

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on September 6, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Andy Mackie was literally sick and tired. After nine heart operations, he couldn’t abide the miserable side-effects of the 15 medications doctors had prescribed. So he decided to make a parting gift. Rather than investing in his monthly pharmaceuticals, Mr. Mackie purchased 300 harmonicas to give away to school children. And then a funny thing happened. He didn’t die. So the next month he bought 300 more harmonicas and took them from school to school. Eleven years and 16,000 harmonicas later, Mr. Mackie passed away at the age of 73.

What Education Truly Is

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , on August 14, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
-Aristotle

 

“True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.”
-David O. McKay

 

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
-Mark Twain

Pakistan: Children Playing Suicide Bomber Game..War games: conflict becomes child’s play for young Pashtuns

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame



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