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 »

Christmas Graphics

Posted in Art, Hobbies and Crafts, Public Domain on November 16, 2011

Just in time for all your Christmas and holiday projects- may I present a collection of simple graphics: This public domain collection is perfect for cutting, tracing, and using in your crafts and cards this year.  The images can easily be turned to black and white and used for stencils or templates. Include them in Read More »

Machines At Work

Posted in Hobbies and Crafts, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Preschool, Public Domain, Science on November 10, 2011

Boys love machines and anything that goes “vroom”.  Girls love big machines too.  There is just something about the immense power and ability behind a big piece of machinery that makes it fascinating. Machines At Work is a great living book.  Full of color illustrations and flavorful text, it would be perfect for notebooking or Read More »

Let’s Raise Pigs

Posted in Animals, Applied Math, Hobbies and Crafts, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 23, 2011

This fun little book combines information about pigs with a conversation about starting a small hog operation.  Written for children in elementary school, it has lots of examples of real living math and science. It also has cute illustrations and even a couple of worksheets to fill out while providing theoretical problems and choices you Read More »

The ABC of Aviation

Posted in College Prep, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Middle School, Public Domain, Science, Technology on October 20, 2011

 The study of flight is one of the most intriguing in the world.  For man to overcome his natural state and be able to glide through the air is certainly a great feat. This book, downloadable from Google here, is a basic course in aviation circa 1918 that will go along nicely with science and history. Read More »