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Smithsonian Education offers a series of lessons about minerals, crystals and gems:

What help identifying crystals, rocks and minerals?  The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library has some great field guides for kids.

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What’s the Ice Cream Recipe?

Find the recipe here   

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What are Some Examples of Biomimicry?

This video from Teach Engineering is a great, simple introduction to biomimicry:

This video from Sci Show explores eight amazing examples of biomimicry:

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How Do I Make Patterned Pom Poms?
Leopard Print Pom Poms:…/pom-poms-tassels/how-to-make…/

Speckled, Striped and Colorblocked Pom Poms:…/how-to-make-patterned-pom-po…/

How Do I Make Other Animals Out of Pom Poms?
Bunny Tutorial:…


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 I found my square pattern here (as well as other shapes):

 Here's a pattern for a tooth-shaped tooth fairy pillow:

 And here are directions for making a letter-shaped printable pattern:


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The Artful Parent explores Tape Resist Paintings for Kids:

The Crafty Classroom uses masking to make Monet-inspired artwork:…/famo…/monet-craft-for-kids/

Arty Crafty Kids uses wax resist to create secret messages:

Powerful Mothering explores how to make spiral art with wax resist:


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Where Do I Download the Hologram Projector Template?

Download the template from Beales Science:…/3d-hologram-projector-for-yo…

Where Can I Find Hologram Videos?

Hologram video of butterfly:

Hologram video of Earth:

Hologram video of jellyfish:

Hologram video of Minecraft:

Hologram video of Minions:

Hologram video of Super Mario:

How Can I Make an Animated Hologram?

A teacher explains how to make a simple animation with the drawing app DoInk (includes student-made examples):…/category/video-hologram

This tutorial explains how to make a hologram of your face using PowerPoint:…/hologram-video-pow…/

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Where Can I Find the Patterns?
You can find the patterns here:

They are part of a sewing tutorial, which I also recommend:

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This tutorial explains how to glaze paper beads:


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Learn how kites fly from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum:

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Where Can I Find the Patterns?
You can find the patterns here:

They are part of a sewing tutorial, which I also recommend:

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Templates found here!              Animal Cards                       Birdhouse Cards                  Cactus Cards                 

                                                                                Cowboy/Cowgirl Cards         Knitting Monster Cards        Sew a Picture Card   


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