Wednesday, June 28, 2017



My Rocky Adventure 

 Rocky Magma: 

Someday I’d like 

to be a rock 

instead of magma 

By Rich Linville



The adventures of Rocky Magma starts deep in the earth. Rocky flows up through layers of earth to the surface to become the three kinds of rocks. The rock cycle is also shown.



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Calvin and Hobbs #46

Tuesday, June 27, 2017



What Causes Hiccups? 
How To Get Rid Of Hiccups?

"While there can be many underlying medical conditions or factors that can lead to hiccups, they are commonly caused by eating or drinking too quickly, as this can cause the stomach to become distended and irritated. This can cause the diaphragm to contract, which leads to hiccups."


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Calvin and Hobbs #45

Monday, June 26, 2017



Sleep Helps Us Learn

"Sleep helps us stay healthy, but it also helps our brains remember. Our brains need good sleep to remember what we do and learn during the other two thirds of our lives when we are awake.
Besides keeping us healthy, some new research shows that a good night’s sleep helps make us more intelligent."

Click here to read more silently or listen to an audio of this topic.

Note: If the reader talks too slow or too fast, you can sometimes change the reader's speaking speed to suit you. 

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Calvin and Hobbs #44

Sunday, June 25, 2017



Are You Forgetful? 

That's just your brain erasing useless memories

"Most of us think “perfect” memory means never forgetting, but maybe forgetting actually helps us navigate a world that is random and ever-changing.

So say two neuroscientists in a review published today in the journal Neuron. The argument is that memory isn’t supposed to act like a video recorder, but instead like a list of useful rules that help us make better decisions, says study co-author Blake Richards, a University of Toronto professor who studies the theoretical links between artificial intelligence and neuroscience. So it makes sense that our brains would make us forget outdated, irrelevant information that might confuse us, or information that leads us astray."


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Calvin and Hobbs #43

Saturday, June 24, 2017


What Is The Origin Of The Word “OK”?

"In our ultra-modern, fast-paced world, it seems impossible for someone to write a text message or an email without abbreviating a word or using an acronym instead of a full phrase (LOL, g2g, brb, ROFL, TTYL… just to name a few). There simply isn’t enough time to write things out or even say them out loud!

However, for those who think this is a modern phenomenon, I have some bad news for you… this tradition of cleverness (or laziness) dates back hundreds of years, if not longer. “OK”, one of the most ubiquitous words in the English language (even boasting a universal hand symbol), has tangled origins that remain hotly debated to this day. So… what’s the real story of OK?"


Click here to read more about the word history or etymology of "OK"

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Calvin and Hobbs #42

Friday, June 23, 2017



Is Space a Thing?

"What is space? Is it just empty, well, space? This “It’s Okay to be Smart” video digs into that sticky question and explains what space is made off."


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Calvin and Hobbs #41

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Microsoft says that they will 'solve' cancer within 
10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells.
(From the Telegraph U.K.)


"Microsoft has vowed to “solve the problem of cancer” within a decade by using ground-breaking computer science to crack the code of diseased cells so they can be reprogrammed back to a healthy state."
" The researchers are even working on a computer made from DNA which could live inside cells and look for faults in bodily networks, like cancer. If it spotted cancerous chances it would reboot the system and clear out the diseased cells."

Click here to read more.

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Calvin and Hobbs #40

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


19 Ways Students Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer

By  Murray

"Teachers have known for decades that ‘summer learning loss’ is a reality. Studies vary on how much knowledge students lose during the summer months–some say up to two months of reading and math skills–and results are heavily-dependent upon demographics, but the loss is real.

This summer, show students how learning is fun, worthy, and part of their world whether they’re at a friend’s house or the water park. Here are nineteen suggestions students will enjoy."



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Calvin and Hobbs #39

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


3 Important Books for Kids


"Summer’s approaching. Kids love playing outside, visiting friends–and reading! To encourage that last activity, here are three great books that will entertain, motivate, and educate–all in one fun experience.
  • Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Dough Bees Story and Cookbook — a clever blend of baking and reading. This is one of several Robby Cheadle and family have written
  • Why are There Bullies and What Can You Do About Them — an interactive Q&A about bullying and its solutions
  • The Piper Morgan Series — addresses issues youngsters are curious about, told in first person through the eyes of delightful Piper Morgan"

    Click here to read further
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Calvin and Hobbs #38

Monday, June 19, 2017

What will happen when Betelgeuse explodes?

"It might be the nearest supernova humanity will ever see. What will happen when it goes off?"

By Ethan Siegal

Calvin and Hobbs #37

Friday, June 16, 2017

Scientists Surprised to Find No Two Neurons Are Genetically Alike

"The genetic makeup of any given brain cell differs from all others. That realization may provide clues to a range of psychiatric diseases."

Click here for the Scientific American article


Calvin and Hobbs #34

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thinkers for Kids
A Guess and Check
Book 2
By Rich Linville

More thinker puzzles for kids that can be easy or hard depending on your mindset. Try to guess or discuss with other people to see what they say as an answer before you turn the page. It is okay to have different answers than the ones in this book. These puzzles can have more than one answer.







Calvin and Hobbs #33

Monday, June 12, 2017

Funny Sayings for Kids
Book 2
What do you think these funny sayings mean?

Kids have fun trying to understand these illustrated funny sayings. There are many that they may not have heard. On the other hand, they may hear these funny sayings and idioms without understanding their meanings. This book may be used as a self-quiz.

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Calvin and Hobbs #30

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Funny Sayings for Kids
Book 1
By Rich Linville

Kids have fun trying to understand these illustrated funny sayings. There are many that they may not have heard. On the other hand, they may hear these funny sayings, adynatons (a way of saying that something will never happen), hyperbole and idioms without understanding their meanings. This book may be used as a self-quiz.

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Calvin and Hobbs #29

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Kitten Who Didn't Know How to Meow!
by Rich Linville

The newborn kitten has lost her Mother and does not know how to meow. She asks the farm animals to teach her how. 

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Calvin and Hobbs #28

Friday, June 9, 2017

Prime Numbers
Between 1 and 100
An Easy Way to Find Them

Learn about Prime and Composite Numbers the easy way with this Guess and Check Book. You will quickly find the prime numbers and composite numbers between 1 and 100. Around 2,000 BC, the ancient Egyptians thought prime numbers were magical because they helped you do math problems! The word prime means “most important or of first importance”. Around 300 BC, the ancient Greeks and later the ancient Romans also thought prime numbers were magical because they are helpful in doing fractions and other math problems! Today, primes are used in making secret codes (encryptions) for cell phones. We are still using and learning new things about prime numbers.

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Calvin and Hobbs #27

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thinkers for Kids
A Guess and Check
Book 1

These thinker puzzles for kids can be easy or hard depending on your mindset. Try to guess or discuss with other people to see what they say as an answer before you turn the page. It is okay to have different answers than the ones in this book. These puzzles can have more than one answer.

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Calvin and Hobbs #26

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Choco

Choco (half toy poodle & half long-haired chihuahua)
Pastel Painting
Copyrighted by Sulastri Linville

What Is the Basic Unit of All Life on Earth?
By Rich Linville

What is the basic unit of all living things including you? This book may be used as a preview, self-quiz, or review for life science and biology. In 1665 using his microscope, Robert Hooke made an important discovery that no one else had ever seen before. He discovered the foundation of life. Actual photos are also included in this interactive story that contains the jobs and labels of the different building blocks of all living organisms. A pronunciation guide is also included.

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Calvin and Hobbs #25

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Chaos
Making a New Science
By James Gleick


"
In Chaos, James Gleick makes the story of chaos theory not only fascinating but also accessible to beginners, and opens our eyes to a surprising new view of the universe. A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary edition of James Gleick’s groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a whole new readership to chaos theory, one of the most significant waves of scientific knowledge in our time. From Edward Lorenz’s discovery of the Butterfly Effect, to Mitchell Feigenbaum’s calculation of a universal constant, to Benoit Mandelbrot’s concept of fractals, which created a new geometry of nature, Gleick’s engaging narrative focuses on the key figures whose genius converged to chart an innovative direction for science."

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Rocky the Hopping Penguin
Who Never Quits
By Rich Linville

Rocky is a hopping penguin who never quits. He goes on an adventure from the ocean to his island and back again. The rockhopper penguin cycle of life is presented in this story. Unfortunately, the numbers of rockhopper penguins is on the decline. They may become extinct unless something is done about them.

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Calvin and Hobbs #24

Monday, June 5, 2017

Kaitlyn, Cats and the Ballet
A Forever Story

This book is based on a true story. Kaitlyn was never a typical little girl. She thinks about all that she has learned since she was 3 years old. From her pet cat, Mel, she learned responsibility and unconditional love. From her ballet teachers and classes, she learned about teamwork, perseverance, and discipline. But most of all, she loves her parents for all their love and support.

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Calvin and Hobbs #23

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Butterflies Everywhere
Which One Will I Become?
by Rich Linville

Follow the adventures of a butterfly from egg to adult. The Butterfly Life Cycle, parts of a caterpillar, and parts of a butterfly are included. My name is “Flutterby.” I am a butterfly egg among other eggs. I’m on a leaf that has been eaten by my Mother and Father when they were caterpillars. I see many different, colored butterflies around me. I wonder which kind I will be?


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Calvin and Hobbs #22