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The Solar System For Children
Tips to teaching the solar system for children. Few topics are more exciting for children than learning about the solar system. Likewise. few are more frustrating to teach. Hopefully I can ease your frustration and give you a few tips on teaching the solar system for children. Teaching the solar…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Jul 27, 2011  
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Home Invasion - Are You Prepared to Face One?
Do you ever wonder what you would do in the instance of a home invasion? Our home is supposed to be our little safe haven in this dangerous world, but criminals are even trying to take that from us! Home invasions are becoming an ever increasing problem in the United…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   May 24, 2011  
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How to Make A Baking Soda Volcano
If you are looking for information on how to make a baking soda volcano, you have come to the right place. Whether you are building this for the purpose for a science project at school, you are having a themed party or you just want to "show off" your baking…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Dec 03, 2012  
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Why Should As Built Drawings Be Produced
The last article I concentrated on keeping good notes on a building construction project that you’re responsible for. Another key to a successful outcome to a building construction project is keeping good as built drawings. These are drawings that changes are documented on in new construction it may be soils…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 10, 2011  
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The Deplorable State Of Our Educational System
Dear Readers, Have you had a chance to hear the news about the Atlanta administrators and teachers cheating on their state test to make it seem as if their students were making huge academic gains? The allegations state that they have done so for years. I could only but shake…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Jul 07, 2011  
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Home Invasion Safety Tips
In one of my previous articles I gave a brief overview on what a home invasion is and why many of them happen. In this article though, I want to give some helpful tips that you can use to lay the groundwork for becoming prepared for a home invasion. Tip…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jun 07, 2011  
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Great Schools, Education, And the Lottery System
It is an undisputable fact that all children have the right to quality education by attending a good school. However, with the continuous budget cuts to education, the public school system continues to face challenges such as teacher layoffs, increasing class size, reducing services (such as tutoring and extracurricular), and…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Apr 17, 2011  
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What is A Construction Project Manager
We are going to discuss the part that a Construction Project Manager plays in the overall scope of work in a Building Construction Project. A Project Manager has a few construction projects that they manage of at any given time. The number of projects they manage depends on the how…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 12, 2011  
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Questions To Ask Before Purchasing A Firearm
I usually only discuss non-lethal forms of self defense, but today I am going to throw you a little curve ball. The article before you will give you the questions that you need to ask yourself before making the decision to buy a firearm for self defense. Most people feel…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   May 23, 2011  
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Thinking Of Becoming A Mature Student? 10 Questions To Ask Yourself
Returning to college or university as a mature student is a great experience, but it’s a totally different one from if you go straight from school or after a gap year. Most mature students have more family commitments and responsibilities to manage alongside their studies which can be a difficult…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Aug 19, 2011  
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Teach English In Korea - the Steps to Take to Get Job
Want to teach English in Korea? Are you wondering how or what steps to take in order to go from A to B? Well, the information given below helps you with the simple yet important steps that will help you take up a new career in the world of teaching…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Mar 16, 2011  
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Benefits Of Bilingualism
Dear Readers, Bilingual Education has been, for many reasons, controversial to say the least. Not all Bilingual programs out there are the same or even beneficial. The following excerpt, however, doesn't focus on the controversy of bilingual education or its programs, rather on the benefits that programs such as Dual…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Jul 12, 2011  
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What to do With Your University Degree
So, you have worked, studied and tested your way to about a billion gray hairs, an ulcer and a university degree; now what do you do with it? Surely you did not spend a minimum of two years for nothing. In all likelihood, you started your educational process with a…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Dec 13, 2010  
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Is Laying Out A Foundation With Gps Faster
As everyone knows if you start out right on a project everything else is easier throughout the project, so I would like to tell you about the GPS layout system that I saw in operation on a construction site in Greenfield MA. The building had many angles to it, I…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 19, 2011  
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What is the Best Type Of Heating System for Your Home
Whether you’re deciding on a heating system for a new home or an existing home that needs a new heating system what should you be looking for in the heating system. Hopefully we will be able to help with this question. With a new home the best type of unit…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 31, 2011  
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What is Lucid Dream?
What is Lucid Dream? You’re probably reading this article because you’d like to learn a little bit more about lucid dreams and what the big deal is of being lucid in a dream and what that really means. A lucid dream is a dream in which you know that you…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Apr 06, 2011  
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Living in Student Housing: Where Child and Adult Merge
For many college students, living in student housing marks the first time they have been away from home and their parents for any real length of time. This is a time in their lives when they learn to behave like mature, responsible adults, (hopefully), make a budget and stick to…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Dec 13, 2010  
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Why Should A Foundation Be Constructed at the Proper Angels And True
In this article we will discuss the importance of having a concrete foundation installed square and level on a construction project. I am a retired carpenter that has built many buildings in the northeast as a apprentice carpenter to building construction consultant. I was taught the trade by my family…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 18, 2011  
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Tesol Online Certificate - Choosing the Best Program
When you first decide to obtain a TESOL Online Certificate, the first thing you will realize is that there are many options and knowing which to choose can definitely be confusing. Prices and standards vary according to which program you choose, and the length of time it takes to achieve…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Mar 07, 2011  
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Learn Spanish to Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Better Job By 50%
Looking at the US alone, about 40 Million people speak Spanish. Although English is still the first language, no doubt there is a growing demand for people with knowledge of Spanish. Some may argue that immigrants should learn English which of course is true, but nevertheless the Spanish language is…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Mar 19, 2011  
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Three F’s Of Teen Driving: Facts, Fears, And Freedom
Turning 15.5 years old is one of the highest points of one’s life, simply because it is the minimum driving age to begin the process of driver’s ed. This age group, most commonly referred to as teenagers, has many social stigma attached, some positive, some negative. Most of all, teenage…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 10, 2011  
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High School Proms Over the Years
Each year finds high school teens brimming over with excitement as they prepare for their long-awaited event – their high school prom. With each passing decade, proms over the years have painted a picture that tells much about the generation and its culture. Proms Through the Late 1800s and Early…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Mar 06, 2011  
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Learning Spanish for Beginners - What You Should Consider
Learning Spanish for Beginners. For anyone wanting to learn a new language their are some criteria that should be matched. This might sound like some strange concept, but in essence there are really two things to be considered. Learning Spanish for Beginners - Interest If you have in interest in…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Mar 13, 2011  
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poor Grades
We love to see our children perform and progress well in school. Many people spend their last dollar to see their children excell in school. This gives real joy and a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. However, many of us become disappointed,, worried, embarassed, and confused when our children are…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Special Education   May 14, 2011  
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Undergraduate Advice: How to Stop Procrastinating And Kick Start Your Studies
However enthusiastic you are about your degree course at some point during the academic year you’re likely to find a time when your motivation starts to flag a bit and you find it difficult to knuckle down to your studies. This is normal, but it’s important that even if you…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Aug 29, 2011  
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The Planets For Children
Children love space, so teaching the planets for children is a rewarding topic for any educator or parent. We will take a look at the eight planets that make up our solar system, find strategies to help young students and hopefully even a little more as we learn astronomy online.…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Jul 27, 2011  
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Learning Spanish: Moving Ahead Of the Job Interview Line
Is there a silver lining in the current state of our economy and job market? With the increase in people looking for jobs, many with college (if not even graduate degrees) applying for entry level positions, it is becoming harder to even get a first interview. The competition is fierce…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Apr 17, 2011  
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10 Tips - Studying For A Degree By Distance Learning
There are a many reasons why people choose to study a degree by distance learning, but one of the most common is the flexibility to fit their studies round other areas of their life. However, distance learning isn’t for everyone. It can be a challenge as contact with tutors or…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Aug 25, 2011  
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How Important is A Footing Drainage System Around A Building
The footing drain debate is always a point of contention between contractors and Architects. Footing drains is piping and stone at the bottom of the footing on the outside of the building to keep the hydraulic pressure from forcing the water into the building where water table could become higher…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 28, 2011  
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Internet Research - The Copy And Paste Dilemma
What goes around, comes around! It's funny to think that so much is made of the problems of plagiarism these days. The simplicity of copy or cut and paste from a website to an assessment task blinds us to the fact that plagiarism has been occurring for hundreds, if not…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 09, 2011  
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