Monthly Archives: April 2011

quicksandcover

The Curiosity Files: Quicksand by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (2010)

In addition to a really cool lesson on how quicksand works and (for the budding Indiana Jones-type explorers in your home) how to survive if you get caught in it, there’s some great hands-on experiments and internet resources to help you expand and enhance your lesson even further. The labs explore two properties of water: surface tension and viscosity. Unlike some science lessons that claim to utilize “household items,” this one really does make use of simple things we all have hanging about the joint. That’s a definite plus! We haven’t had a chance to try the edible quicksand recipe yet, but there’s gonna be some very unlucky gummy bears in this house pretty soon!

quicksandcover

The Curiosity Files: Quicksand by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (2010)

In addition to a really cool lesson on how quicksand works and (for the budding Indiana Jones-type explorers in your home) how to survive if you get caught in it, there’s some great hands-on experiments and internet resources to help you expand and enhance your lesson even further. The labs explore two properties of water: surface tension and viscosity. Unlike some science lessons that claim to utilize “household items,” this one really does make use of simple things we all have hanging about the joint. That’s a definite plus! We haven’t had a chance to try the edible quicksand recipe yet, but there’s gonna be some very unlucky gummy bears in this house pretty soon!

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The Truth Chronicles – Book 2: The Contest by Tim Chaffey and Joe Westbrook – Risen Books (2010)

The second installment of The Truth Chronicles picks up the time-travelling, truth-seeking adventures of four friends from Silicon Valley Prep. In the previous book, Jax, JT, Izzie and Mickey went back in time 4500 years and found dinosaurs! Determined to get

truth2-chaffey

The Truth Chronicles – Book 2: The Contest by Tim Chaffey and Joe Westbrook – Risen Books (2010)

The second installment of The Truth Chronicles picks up the time-travelling, truth-seeking adventures of four friends from Silicon Valley Prep. In the previous book, Jax, JT, Izzie and Mickey went back in time 4500 years and found dinosaurs! Determined to get

buddyhelms-mnr

Mike’s New Reality: An Adventure in Faith by Buddy Helms – Tate Publishing (2011)

I thoroughly enjoyed Mike’s New Reality! The characters are likable and realistic. The novel’s drama is pulled from the real-world conflict the Bible-affirming Christian often encounters over dissent from Darwin. The basic premise of Buddy Helms’ novel is simple: The protagonist,

buddyhelms-mnr

Mike’s New Reality: An Adventure in Faith by Buddy Helms – Tate Publishing (2011)

I thoroughly enjoyed Mike’s New Reality! The characters are likable and realistic. The novel’s drama is pulled from the real-world conflict the Bible-affirming Christian often encounters over dissent from Darwin. The basic premise of Buddy Helms’ novel is simple: The protagonist,