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    theyoungscientistsclub com features a series of mail order kits that introduce children to science studies The Young Scientists Club is curriculum based so these kits are an excellent learning tool for homeschoolers They can be used as a complete science curriculum for children ages 4 8 or as extracurricular science experiments for children up to age 12 Fun and interactive these kits are a great way for parents and children to spend time together Dad can do them with the kids after work or on the weekend Older children can help their younger siblings with the experiments Someone with little or no science background will find the kits as easy to use as those with advanced science degrees A Harvard trained biologist and mother originally made up this unique science program for her own children The kits have a down to earth homey quality with hand drawn pictures and simple diagrams The pages look like they came out of a color computer printer Each kit contains simple instructions written especially for children given by Celsius the Science Bug character in addition to detailed instructions for parents Children are introduced to the scientific method and are encouraged to write down their observations measurements and conclusions Every kit contains several hands on experiments that take about one hour to complete although there are a few long term projects such as growing beans and measuring rainfall In each kit you receive everything required for the experiments except for common household materials They also tell you what will be needed for the next kit so you can be sure to have the supplies ready when it arrives Kit topics include Magnets Volcanoes Water Weather Measurements Fossils Minerals Electricity Senses Heart Lungs Digestive System Bones Space Dinosaurs Planets and many more A complete description of the 36 science kits enough for 3 years can be found on their website Unlike individual store bought science kits each of the Young Scientists Club kits reinforce what was learned in previous kits as well as introduces what will be learned in future kits creating a continuous learning experience If your children want to learn more about a kit topic they can go online to the Young Scientists Clubhouse or e mail Celsius the Science Bug with any questions they may have All new Young Scientists receive a free binder and storage pouch with a magnifying glass memo pad pencil ruler and more The Young Scientists Club works similar to a magazine subscription Your child will receive a science kit on a regular basis once a month or bi monthly Each shipment costs 14 94 The Mad Science Club is intended for 8 to 12 year olds The Mad Science Club provides a free introductory lab pack containing a test tube rubber gloves magnifier and more followed by a series of thematic kits for learning science facts through hands on experiments These kits focus on twelve popular themes Explosive Reactions Tricks and Optical Illusions Your Incredible Icky Insides Disasters

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  • Knowledge House: Not Just For Kids
    tough situations and not compromising your principles by giving in to temptation You hold on to your principles not for pride or gain but because your character and conscience demand it Standing up for principles is not always easy It can mean turning down a profit risking negative criticism facing ridicule or contempt It takes a lot of courage to do what s right when there is disapproval or negative peer pressure What is right is not always obvious and the principled person often goes against the accepted norm Standing on principle can mean standing alone While standing up for your principles can be difficult giving up on your principles is worse in the long run If you don t stand up for what you believe in you may end up regretting it later You will never be happy or at peace with yourself if you have a troubled conscience Do you sometimes feel like you are being taken advantage of Are you aware when something doesn t seem fair Were you ever asked to agree to unreasonable demands Has there been anything you just haven t had a good feeling about Even a relatively minor incident can become a major challenge to one s basic principles As you come across situations where your principles are on the line your instinct should be to fight Have you ever fought over a principle How do you decide whether an issue is important enough to confront There are times when it is worth fighting over principles and there are times when it is not This is because even if you are totally in the right the cost of engaging in the fight may be more than the issue is worth When determining whether or not to fight for a principle you must first calm down and clear your head of emotions This way your response will be based on facts and not feelings Ask yourself the following questions What principle is at stake How important is this issue in the grand scheme of things Are the risks proportional to the benefits What do I hope to accomplish Will pursuing the issue be worth the time emotions and resources required If you are motivated by pride stubbornness a bruised ego or simply a desire to put an offender in his place it s probably best not to bother making a big deal about it and taking a chance on making things worse But if it s illegal immoral disrespectful damaging to your reputation likely to be repeated or if there is a chance that someone may be hurt it may be necessary to stand up for your principles Did You Know The Ten Commandments written more than 3000 years ago are fundamental principles that still serve as the cornerstone of a fair and just society Discussion Questions 1 What are some principles that are important to you 2 Do you always try to stand up for what you believe to be right even

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information
    also look not when another is writing Let your countenance be pleasant but in serious matters somewhat grave Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another though he were your enemy When you see a crime punished you may be inwardly pleased but show pity to the suffering offender Superfluous compliments and all affectation of ceremonies are to be avoided yet where due they are not to be neglected If any one come to speak to you while you are sitting stand up though he be your inferior and when you present seats let it be to everyone according to his degree When you meet with one of greater quality than yourself stop and retire especially if it be at a door or any straight place to give way for him to pass In speaking to men of quality do not lean nor look them full in the face nor approach too near them at left Keep a full pace from them Strive not with your superior in argument always submit your argument with modesty Do not express joy before one sick in pain for that contrary passion will aggravate his misery When a man does all he can though it succeed not well blame not him that did it Being to advise or reprehend any one consider whether it ought to be in public or in private and presently or at some other time in what terms to do it and in reproving do it with all sweetness and mildness Take all admonitions thankfully in what time or place soever given Mock not nor jest at any thing of importance and if you deliver any thing witty and pleasant abstain from laughing thereat yourself Use no reproachful language against any one neither curse nor revile Wear not your clothes foul or ripped or dusty but see they be brushed once every day at least and take heed that you approach not to any uncleanness In your apparel be modest and endeavor to accommodate nature rather than to procure admiration Play not the peacock looking every where about you to see if you be well decked if your shoes fit well if your stockings sit neatly and clothes handsomely Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for tis better to be alone than in bad company Let your conversation be without malice or envy Never express anything unbecoming nor act against the rules before your inferiors Laugh not alone nor at all without occasion deride no man s misfortune though there seem to be some cause Speak not injurious words neither in jest nor earnest scoff at none though they give occasion Be not forward but friendly and courteous the first to salute hear and answer and be not pensive when it s a time to converse Detract not from others neither be excessive in commanding Go not thither where you know not whether you shall be welcome or not give not advice

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - Not Just For Kids
    show them how much they mean to you How to Be a Good Friend A friendly person genuinely cares about others even people they hardly know The first rule of friendship is to treat everyone the way you would like to be treated Be honest trustworthy and considerate of people s feelings Be courteous be a good sport and don t always demand to get your own way Don t be mean or overly critical don t talk about people behind their backs and don t lie Don t be a show off and don t monopolize conversations either Friends always stick by each other and stand up for one another If a friend ever does something wrong speak to him or her in private about it but not in front of other people If you do something wrong say I m sorry If someone apologizes to you accept the apology forgive them and try not to hold a grudge Friends don t always agree on everything but they enjoy each other s company and do their best to get along with each other regardless of minor differences How to Make Friends Most people feel a little shy when it comes to meeting people and making new friends There s always a chance that your show of friendship will be ignored or maybe even rejected If that happens don t waste your time on that person You can always find someone else who will appreciate your friendship But if you don t try you ll never know Is there a kid who you think you would like to be friends with Notice how he she treats others If he she is nice to others chances are that he she would be a good friend to you too Introduce yourself and ask the kid questions about school or what he she likes to do Really listen and show a sincere interest in what he she has to say Talk about things you have in common We should never take our friends for granted Always be kind and considerate to them We can brighten their day by even the littlest things we do Try to view your actions through the eyes of friends at school or in the neighborhood What do you like or dislike in the things that you see If you can put yourself in their shoes you will discover what it takes to make life more pleasant for everyone Add to this a good sense of humor a big dose of patience and a dash of humility and you will be rewarded many times over Want to be a good friend Here are some ideas 1 Be considerate of other people s feelings 2 If you know someone who is physically or mentally challenged try to include him or her in some of your activities 3 Bake a batch of cookies and give them to someone who needs cheering up 4 Always be alert for opportunities to help others

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  • Knowledge House: Not Just For Kids
    the tsunami relief effort A group of Boy Scouts in Massachusetts stood outside banks and convenience stores with donation cans for the American Red Cross At a Red Cross branch in Denver three brothers ages 3 to 7 dropped off sandwich bags each containing a few dollars Some children in a Seattle suburb raised 255 by standing out in the rain with a sign offering Hot Chocolate for Tidal Wave Relief A 75 year old Kentucky widow held a New Year s Eve fundraiser for the tsunami victims Many local agencies in our own towns and around the state are also collecting donations We want to be a nation that serves goals larger than self said President George W Bush He encourages every citizen to get involved in strengthening communities across the nation and sharing America s compassion around the world The USA Freedom Corps is a White House office created in 2002 by President Bush to strengthen and expand service opportunities as part of his call to all Americans to dedicate at least two years of their life to volunteer service That amounts to 730 days 4 000 hours or only about one day per month over a period of 60 years The USA Freedom Corps hopes to fulfill the need for kindness understanding and love in our communities which government cannot fill The President asks each one of us to help because everyone can do something no matter how small You too can fulfill your role in President Bush s call to service On December 8 2004 the USA Freedom Corps launched a new website www usafreedomcorpskids gov designed to show elementary and middle school students how they can make a difference by volunteering The website includes volunteer ideas for kids and youth online games service stories from the President and Mrs Bush information on how to earn the President s Volunteer Service Award and links to federal programs that have been encouraging volunteer service for years The site also has resources for parents to find service projects for their children and information for teachers on how to bring service learning to their classroom or school Volunteering not only contributes to an improved society it actually helps the volunteers People who have volunteered say they receive more satisfaction and joy from the experience than they ever expend in inconvenience or effort By gathering clothes toys or food for the needy even young children can learn responsibility and respect for others while gaining confidence in their own abilities Volunteering is also a good way for families to spend quality time together Volunteering can be a great way to meet people and develop friendships break down generational gaps and provide insight into one s own problems It is something that everyone from students to retirees can do in their spare time Volunteer work can be used to learn skills and gain experience to put on a resume while providing networking opportunities and new contacts for a business or career Can

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - Not Just For Kids
    might be called upon to be a hero However keep in mind that being a hero can often mean great personal sacrifice We have heard many stories about the heroes of September 11 Among them were the New York City firefighters who ran up the stairs as everyone else was running down Then there was Todd Beamer a passenger on hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 whose famous last words were Let s roll Decals featuring those memorable words have since been applied on hundreds of Air Force planes Todd Beamer s wife Lisa explains He was always a team player He was always cool under pressure An Airphone operator who Todd spoke with while on the plane informed Lisa later what Todd had said I don t think we re going to get out of this thing he told the operator I m going to have to go on faith Discussing a plan to try to overpower the hijackers Todd declared It s what we have to do Todd asked the operator to pray with him and together they recited The Lord s Prayer over the phone Todd then recited Psalm 23 Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil The operator heard Todd say Jesus help me followed by Are you guys ready Let s roll Lisa recalled how her husband was very serious about his work yet childlike when playing with his boys Todd was raised by parents who provided a strong spiritual foundation Proverbs 22 6 was their family motto the Bible was read daily and weekly worship was a priority Todd s stay at home mother was always there for him and Todd s father made time for him despite a busy work schedule Todd attended Christian schools through college and was blessed with a number of positive role models Consequently Todd s heroic behavior did not surprise his family According to his father The reason Todd acted with conviction and courage in those extraordinary moments when Flight 93 was falling to the ground was because he had maintained his integrity and values in the ordinary days of his life Did You Know The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting in Phoenix sponsors the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes On the walls of the Hall of Heroes they honor firefighters who have died in the line of duty or who have been decorated for heroism including photographs and descriptions of the heroic acts The Hall of Heroes also has a special exhibit consisting of the names companies and photographs of 343 FDNY firefighters who died at Ground Zero All of these firefighters are also listed in a computerized database of firefighters who have been recognized for bravery both locally and nationally In addition to civilian firefighters they plan to include military firefighters They welcome submissions of names with verification in the form of a citation magazine or newspaper article official correspondence or related materials Visitors to the

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - Not Just For Kids
    ever have an opportunity to befriend someone who you had perceived as being an enemy How did you feel about helping this person A good deed is never lost he who sows courtesy reaps friendship and he who plants kindness gathers love St Basil Practice being a GOOD NEIGHBOR What can you do to be a good neighbor today Being patient courteous and helpful even when others are not creates a happy atmosphere and a peaceful life Charity Begins at Home While it s important to help our neighbors we must not take our friends or family for granted either Start by being kind and considerate to them This includes siblings We can brighten their day by even the littlest things we do Try to view your actions through the eyes of friends at school or in the neighborhood and the people at home What do you like or dislike in the things that you see If you can put yourself in their shoes you will discover what it takes to make life more pleasant for everyone Add to this a good sense of humor a big dose of patience and a dash of humility and you will be rewarded many times over Random Acts of Kindness Random acts of kindness are small actions that anyone can do out of goodwill or consideration for others It can be a simple gesture such as a smile a greeting or extending a helping hand Acts of kindness help us to respect others and see beyond ourselves Kindness knows no barriers You don t have to be big rich or powerful to be kind Anyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult can do it Practice being friendly and helpful and soon you will find that acts of kindness are spontaneous And even better you will see that kindness is contagious Have you been kind to someone today Here are some kind acts you can do 1 Start a Good Deed Club 2 Say please and thank you more often 3 Help to carry someone else s shopping bags 4 Help people load their groceries into their cars or if it s raining hold their umbrella 5 Tell your teacher boss or secretary that he or she does a great job 6 Tell your wife or husband mom or dad how much you love them 7 Let another driver get the close parking spot 8 Give family and friends kindness coupons they can cash in for special favors 9 Write a thank you note to a person from your past who has made a difference in your life 10 Thank your co worker friend or parent for all the wonderful things they do for you 11 Leave a muffin or handmade note of thanks for your delivery person 12 Feed a stranger s parking meter 13 Go to visit an elderly relative 14 Visit residents at an assisted living facility children s orphanage or hospice 15 Take pets to visit nursing home residents or terminally ill children 16 Send thinking of you cards to a homebound sick child or elderly person 17 Help out at a local child care center 18 Visit a homebound elder or someone who might be living in isolation and have a pleasant conversation with them 19 If you know someone who is physically or mentally challenged try to include him or her in some of your activities 20 Visit hospitals with smiles treats and friendly conversation for patients 21 Bring your cat or dog to a nursing home for the residents to pet 22 Plant wildflowers along the roadside 23 Pull or cut down some weeds in your neighborhood 24 Visit a retirement or nursing home and spend the afternoon talking with the residents 25 Drop off a plant flowers or apple pie at a bedridden neighbor s house 26 Assist an elderly neighbor by doing some housework yard maintenance or repairs 27 Offer to prepare meals do house cleaning or run errands for a new mom 28 Give a young mother some time alone by watching her kids for a couple of hours 29 Bake a batch of cookies and give them to someone who needs cheering up 30 Help your neighbor do some yard work 31 Understand the needs of the aged and the disabled assist them in whatever ways you can 32 Be polite to the service staff when you are making a purchase 33 Put your grocery cart back in its appointed place after using it 34 Treat public property and facilities with care and keep them clean 35 Clear your own trays at fast food restaurants and return them to their designated place 36 In a crowded restaurant offer to share your table with someone if you have extra seats 37 Give your seat to someone who needs it more such as an elderly man or pregnant woman 38 Be a responsible pet owner don t let your pet run loose in other people s yards 39 Show consideration by not taking parking spaces reserved for the handicapped 40 Greet your neighbors when you re walking down the street 41 Offer to help your mom do the dishes take out the trash or another household chore 42 Help to look after your younger siblings when your parents are busy 43 Show your appreciation let mom know that you enjoyed the meal she has provided 44 Do not monopolize the telephone computer TV remote control etc 45 Keep quiet when your siblings are doing their homework or when someone is resting 46 Turn down the volume of your radio so as not to disturb other people 47 Help to set the table before a meal help to clear the table after your meal 48 Put your books toys clothes and personal belongings in their proper places don t leave them laying around 49 Be a friend to a new student and show him or her around the school 50 Invite someone new to

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information
    poor 2 Hold a community clean up day 3 Go Christmas caroling at a children s hospital or nursing home 4 Collect school supplies for needy students 5 Visit residents at an assisted living facility children s orphanage or hospice 6 Adopt a trail with the Forest Service 7 Hold a holiday toy drive for children in low income families 8 Collect blankets and clothing for the homeless 9 Provide yard maintenance housecleaning services for elderly or disabled neighbors 10 Launch a mentoring or tutoring program at a nearby school 11 Take pets to visit nursing home residents or terminally ill children 12 Adopt a family at Christmas provide toys clothes and practical gifts 13 Hold a car wash to raise money for a cause you care about 14 Volunteer at an animal shelter food bank soup kitchen etc 15 Collect leftover restaurant cafeteria food for a local homeless shelter 16 Deliver meals to seniors or homebound persons 17 Organize a neighborhood block watch 18 Deliver handmade cards to nursing homes during the holidays 19 Participate in a Christmas Angel Angel Tree or similar program 20 Start a flower or tree planting project in a park or on roadsides in your neighborhood 21 Adopt a charity and raise money for it Call the local BBB for info on local charities 22 Take Christmas gifts to a nursing home or children s hospital 23 Buy a new toy and donate it to the holiday Toys for Tots campaign 24 Have a scavenger hunt to collect food for the needy 25 Help families in need by having a pounding an 1800 s tradition in which everyone brings a pound of flour sugar beans rice etc 26 Send thinking of you cards to a homebound sick child or elderly person 27 Match children up with adopted grandparents they can spend time with 28 Record books on tapes for the blind 29 Teach someone to read 30 Start a community service club or Good Deed Club 31 Assist an elderly neighbor 32 Help out at a local child care center 33 Collect canned food and or clothing for the poor 34 Pick up trash in your neighborhood 35 Set up a recycling program in your neighborhood or school 36 Make a list of community needs to share with local schools 37 Organize a volunteer challenge for the clubs at your local school 38 Get local civic corporate groups to sponsor a community improvement project 39 Organize a volunteer fair at which the community can get to know local charitable organizations and learn how their volunteer efforts make a difference 40 Volunteer at your house of worship or a faith based organization 41 Offer volunteer support to local fire police and health departments 42 Visit a homebound elder or someone else who might be living in isolation 43 Take a First Aid CPR course If you are already trained organize a course at your workplace church or community center to teach others these life saving

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