A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling: Non-Latin Alphabet Cards: Free Montessori Downloads including-Dot Game Paper-Dot Game Lesson Plan-Geography Map Labels-Puzzle Words-Room Labels-Planing and Record Keeping, ages Three to 6 curriculum-Math Overview-US President List Counting Chains Counting Chain Arrows can be used to count out large numbers on a bead chain and do skip counting. After mastering the counting chain, put together a long roll of graph paper. Here is a plain counting arrow printout —kids like to make their own and practice writing numbers. This one can be cut into strips with Trio blocks to write numbers 1 through the 100's. Gauze the cut papers together vertically, top to bottom, to commence the math roll. Gauze to a pencil and[…]

So I’ve always loved the look of dip pen handwriting, reminding me of the time when traditional correspondence was the norm. Unluckily, my touristy-bought Italian dip pen set has been collecting dust in a box. I have indeed bad mitt control and found it so difficult to write anything at all. Perhaps I was too impatient or perhaps I just didn’t give myself enough time to develop, so I want to give it another attempt. I realize practice makes ideal…the wonderful wisdom we learn from kindergarten. I quickly designed a lovely airmail stationery set to get myself into the mood of handwriting a letter. You can see from the photo that I printed on creamy cardstock which was flawless for[…]

A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center led by Yuki Oka discovered two groups of neurons in the hypothalamus that control the feeling of thirst in mice. In an attempt to understand how the brain controls the desire for water, the team used optogenetic experiments to stimulate specific neurons with a laser. When the ETV-1-positive neurons were stimulated, mice that were not thirsty lapped up water voraciously, and when the laser was turned off, they lost interest in water. The neurons elicited only the feeling of thirst and not thirst. An opposite response was observed when researchers activated another set of neurons in the subfornical organ; the mice stopped drinking water even if they were dehydrated. Albeit the[…]

Prospectus Writing Tips Prospectus Writing Tips What is a satisfactory prospectus? The History honors program traditionally permits the student and primary advisor a lot of freedom to define a topic and framework it appropriately, but the following steps summarize a process that has been helpful to students in HIST 1992. Remind yourself about what subjects have interested you. What durable interests do you have from your previous courses or general historical education? Inform yourself about possible subjects. Embark reading on your subject to learn about how historians have framed it (secondary sources) and also to look for your own original evidence (primary sources). If you need a primer on the difference inbetween primary and secondary sources, look at Mary Lynn[…]

Dr. Jianwu Yan is the Deputy Director of the Mechanics and Electrical Engineering School Experiment Center at the Nanchang Institute of Technology, where he trains and supervises Master’s degree students. Dr. Yan is also a council member of the Surface Engineering Institution (under the Mechanical Engineering Society of Jiangxi Province), the Jiangxi division of the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. Dr. Yan was a candidate for the Hundred Talents Program and the Thousands Talents Program of Jiangxi Province. His accolades include the Ten Outstanding Youths award, an award for his Outstanding Talent in Science and Technology, and the very first Training Model Award, all of which he received from the Nanchang Institute of[…]

The Breakthrough Prize, the largest award in sciences, honored 14 pioneering scientists in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics with $Three million each. The 2015 Breakthrough Prizes, announced in a press release, were awarded to the following researchers: · Life Sciences: C. David Allis – work on regulation of gene expression and chromatin organization, advancing the understanding of diseases ranging from birth defects to cancer Victor Ambros & Gary Ruvkun – breakthrough work in genetic regulation by microRNAs Alim Louis Benabid – development of high-frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS), which has revolutionized the treatment of Parkinson’s disease Jennifer A. Doudna & Emmanuelle Charpentier: path cracking work in bacterial immunity · Fundamental Physics: Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam Riess[…]