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Alamo impact crater: New study could double its size

Carbonate rock deposits found within the mountain ranges of south-central Nevada, USA, record evidence of a catastrophic impact event known as the Alamo impact. This event occurred roughly 382 million years ago when the ancient seafloor was struck and a submarine crater was formed. The crater was filled-in with fragmented rock, and later with more typical ocean deposits, as the energy from the impact lessened and the environment returned to normal.

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease, according to scientists.

Warming seas decrease sea turtle basking

Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests. Basking helps the turtles regulate body temperature and may aid their immune system and digestion. By analyzing six years of turtle surveys and 24 years of satellite data, researchers have found the turtles bask more often when sea surface temperatures are lower. This vital behavior may cease globally by 2102 if global warming trends continue.

Lucky charms: When are superstitions used most?

People are more likely to turn to superstitions to achieve a performance goal versus a learning goal, researchers have found.

Massive chip design savings to be realized

Scientists map brains of the blind to solve mysteries of human brain specialization

Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st Century.

Falls in blood pressure, cholesterol have saved 20,000+ lives in England

Falls in blood pressure and total cholesterol staved off more than 20,000 deaths from coronary heart disease in England between 2000 and 2007, shows a mathematical analysis. The impact of statins was greatest among the most affluent in the population, suggesting that these drugs have helped maintain health inequalities between rich and poor, say the researchers.

Rediscovering a culture of health in Canada's First Nations communities

Diabetes is a prevalent and growing health concern among many of Alberta's First Nations communities. As health specialists look to address the problem, a researcher believes part of the solution could come from First Nations traditions, noting that First Nations communities with a greater connection to their culture are experiencing far lower rates of diabetes.

'Organizational forgetting' erodes quality gains in supply chains

The depreciation of organizational knowledge can mute the effects of a company's quality performance initiatives, says research.

Living Montessori Now

Wow, what a wonderful resource for Montessori education, ideas and printouts! Check out Living Montessor Now for inspirational ideas. and resources

All About Earthquakes

Earthquake Facts by USGS Earthquakes for Kids by USGS USGS The Science of Earthquakes What Causes Earthquakes from Discovery Kids

The Helpful Garden is the Best!

If you are looking for Montessori printouts you have to go to The Helpful Garden. You can absolutely find anything you need for Montessori education. Love this site and its author for providing free and beautiful printouts.!

Water Cycle Songs

Sing the Water Cycle Song

Cloud in a Bottle Activity

Clouds are a constant part of weather. Here are some links to make a cloud in a bottle with your student or child:> WikiHow How to Make a Cloud in a Bottle Physics.org Cloud in a Bottle Planet Science Make...

Creative Momma

I am Momma Hear Me Roar is a feast of simply creative ideas for making ready wear and accesories. It is just too good not to check out!

Painting with Ice Cubes?

This is so fine! Check out painting with ice cubes at Share and Remember. You can use this as a fun science lesson too. Very tactile, visual and Montessori!

Gingerbread Train and Santa Cupcakes

My sister told me tocCheck out these fun recipes to do with your children. Santa Hat Cupcakes Gingerbread Train

Braided Rag Rug

You can make an easy braided rag rug for a doll house for the holidays. Craft Passion has great ideas for this and other recylced artistic ideas.

Using Applesauce for Science

Mike Kruckenberg has a wonderful blog entry about 3 year-olds using the scientific method to make applesauce. What a yummy way to learn!

Black Hole Reading Cards

Back holes defy your imagination. Learn more about them at montessorimom.com Check out the free reading cards too! Related articles Teach Kids about the Solar System

Dot to Dot Constellations Printout

Check out the free printouts for contellations at montessorimom.com! Your children will find this a fun exercise if they like dot to dot activities.

Stars and Nebulae

Printout out these star and nebulae reading astronomy cards at montessorimom.com. My favorite star is our sun! Related articles Teach Kids about the Solar System

Pluto and the New Team

Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet. Check out these printouts at Montessorimom.com. Make 3 part cards for reading exercises.

The Moon

Check out the phases of the moon printout at montessorimom.com. Science and reading can be fun!

Inner and Outer Planets

Planets are categorized into different groups. The closest planets to the sun, or inner planets, are called rocky planets. The planets furthest from the sun, or outer planets, are gaseous planets. Printout out free reading science cards at montessorimom.com. What...

9, Sorry, 8 Planets of our Universe

You can print out these planets for free at Montessorimom.com. They are wonderful science reading cards to study the planets.

Learn about the Sun

The sun is the center of our solar system. Check out the parts of the sun free printout at montessorimom.com.

Teach Kids about the Solar System

Our Solar System is an easy to understand overview about the vast area where we live. Enjoy learning with your children about the solar system with free illustrated vocabualary cards. It includes printouts and reading cards about the sun, planets,...

Ang's Montessori Cutting Box Activities

A Montessori Cutting Box This is just beautifu! What an exciting way to teach cutting skills to your preschool child. Check out angahome for an enticing approach for small motor skills lessons and ideas. Luv it

Montessori and Tips for Moms

Montessori and Tips for Moms is a helpful site with some cute downloads. It's encouraging blog for moms with preschool children. I'm going to try some of the recipes, they sound so good!

Our Daily Life and Work

Our Daily Life and Work is such an uplifting and worthwhile blog. If you are looking to incorporate Montessori into your child's religious life this is a great place for ideas with nice pictures. Check out the fun homeschooling ideas...

Super Fun Mama

Super Fun Mama has great links and ideas for moms and teachers. The photos are beautiful and inspiring!

Home Free

Home Free is a blog about handwork and living a beautiful life, which is all very Montessori. I like the finger knitting pictures and instructions and walking with her two year old grandchild. Check out all the beautiful handwork ideas...

Let's Explore

Let's Explore is a colorful and illustrated blog for early learning using art and the senses. What a fun, learning environment!

My Montessori Journey

My Montessori Journey has clever ideas for holidays and special days. The ideas are fresh and creative, and your preschool children will love doing these activities. The photos are inviting too!

Good Tree Montessori Homeschool

Good Tree Montessori Homeschool has beautiful pictures and lessons for Montessori at home. Check out the archives for lots of helpful ideas.

Sew Liberated

Sew Liberated has handmade Montessori manipulatives. The items are so inviting for children. Nice textures to feel and beautiful images to see.

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