A Hundred Things A Girl Could Make

Posted in Art, College Prep, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Home Economics, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on December 13, 2011

For the girls who loves to craft and sew, this book has 100 fun projects.  Each ‘thing’ to make has directions, pattern, and/or illustrations. Sew a bib for baby sister or make a pincushion tree.  Some of the projects would make practical gifts and some are just plain fun! This would make a great 1-year book for Read More »

Free Hanukkah Resources

Posted in Bible, Creative Commons, Elementary, Free Use, High School, History, Middle School, Music, Preschool, Public Domain on December 5, 2011

Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah, come light the menorah Let’s have a party, we’ll all dance the hora Gather round the table, we’ll give you a treat Dreidels to play with and latkes to eat And while we are playing The candles are burning low One for each night, they shed a sweet light To remind us Read More »

A Power Primer- The Internal Combustion Engine

Posted in High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Life Skills, Middle School, Public Domain, Science on December 2, 2011

I miss the great books that were put out in ages past that packed so much information and illustration into fun books for kids.  This book, Power Primer, was produced by General Motors Corporation as an introduction to the internal combustion engine. Not only is this book a course in automobile engines, it also details Read More »

Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements

Posted in College Prep, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Public Domain, Science on November 18, 2011

I found this gem while browsing for cool mechanical clip-art.  This book is chock-full of awesome illustrations of everything used in hydraulics, steam engines, pneumatics, and all kinds of other machines. Each numbered illustration is accompanied by descriptive text on the opposite page.  Even the motions of the machines are shown! This would be a great Read More »

Physics For Free

Posted in College Prep, Creative Commons, High School, Science on November 16, 2011

The website Physics for Free is a very plain looking place.  It contains three free books written by Frank Firk, former Chairman of the Department of Physics at Yale. The great thing about these pdf downloads is that they are expressly copyright-free. The three books build off one another and are perfect for advanced high schoolers and Read More »

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