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Metamorphosis: Life cycle of a butterfly

Some of the simplest processes in nature are the most beautiful to observe. Metamorphosis is one of those particular natural changes. The physical changes that some animals endure are spectacular. In fact, the metamorphosis = metamorfosis of a butterfly is one of the most fascinating common changes in nature. By definition, metamorphosis is the physical change or transformation in the appearance of particular animals. This physical change can also…

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Pura Belpre: Celebrating a Hispanic birthday

Happy Birthday Pura Belpré! or ¡Feliz Cumpleaños Pura Belpré! But I wish I could say that I knew exactly her date of birth. Literary experts are still in disagreement whether her birthday is February 2, 1899 or December 2, 1901 or February 2, 1903. Either case, it is worth the mention to celebrate one of the greatest figures in Hispanic literature and children advocate for literacy. Pura Belpré was born…

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Magazine Literacy: An organization committed to preventing illiteracy

Could magazines really make an impact in the world of literacy for future generations? Can illiteracy be an issue in the United States and around the world? Approximately 30 millions of Americans are incapacitated to read or write English. But more devastating statistics is the fact that more than 1 million students drop out of high school all together, not completing their literacy courses. However,…

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Learning about nature: 5 great places to find butterflies

They are beautiful to observe. They glide through the air in their vibrant colors. They spread their wings in a majestic dance with the wind. Of course, butterflies are great creatures of nature that is more than a science lesson. William Wordsworth once said “To a Butterfly”: “Much converse do I find in thee, Float near me; do not yet depart! Dead times revive thee: Thou bring’st, gay…

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Strategies for organizing successful science projects

The organization of a school science project consists of several areas. The student should research the topic of interest before assembling and displaying the science project. This should be a priority. The topic of interest is simply the subject that the student is fascinated by. With effective and concise research and strong references, students can possess an award winning science project. Research on the topic…

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Spanish nursery rhymes: Learning basic numbers and sequence

Counting with those tiny little fingers can be one way to educate children about numbers. But, when numbers and nursery rhymes are combined, they make counting a different experience for children. When learning Spanish numbers and sequence, children can have fun reciting classic nursery rhymes. Whether counting forwards or backwards, it is a great way to teach children the basics of number order. How can…

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Reading for kids: Audiobooks as language learning tools

It is not easy for educators to hear students say, “I don’t like to read” or “I think reading is boring”. But these statements are very common among students that are struggling with reading and language. Yet, there are some tools that can help. Many educators motivate them to read books at their interest level or get them involve in other reading activities. However, audiobooks are…

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The 4 stages of the lifecycle of ladybugs

Perhaps, children have seen these amazing creatures resting on leaves. Or, sometimes, children may see them flying around parks and gardens. Some children may even hold them in their hands. Ladybugs are spectacular wonders of nature. They like to feed on particular insects called aphids. Aphids can destroy plants. But ladybugs can eat about 5,000 of these pests and other insects. Ladybugs or Coccinella septempunctata…

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Science homework help: 7 best science project sites for kids

Science projects are probably the last thing on parent’s to-do list. And although the school year is just beginning for some students, many parents can find help at some online resources. Many of us might be wondering how to help our children with their science projects. Many of us may not even know where to begin. Of course, the online sites will provide a sea…

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