Friday, July 31, 2009

Science Resources

Here are some cool science websites for you:

Joey Green's Mad Scientist Experiments - Fun stuff like an Anti-Gravity Machine, Balloon Car, Edible Glass, Fake Blood, Fried Marbles, Green Slime, Human Light Bulb, Quaker Oats Camera, Tornado Machine, Underwater Candle and more.

NASA Quest Challenges are FREE Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daiy by NASA personnel.

From the Missourie Botanical Garden "What's it Like where You Live?" - Covers all the Biomes of the world, Freshwater ecosystems and Marine ecosystems. It also has a link to their new site on the Biology of Plants.

More great information on habitats at National Geographic.

Bird study by Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

BBC Bitesize Pages - I'm linking you to the main page. Click into any level KS1 - KS2 - KS3 (1 easiest - 3 hardest) and you will find science. These are really cool online examples of the subject matter.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oberammergau 2010

I usually don't mix my personal blog with my business blog but I felt this was worth sharing.

The Passion Play in Oberammergau Germany 2010. My parents were blessed enough to see this wonderful production back in 1980. They have never forgotten and still talk about it to this day. They are one in many but also one in few that were able to see this once in a lifetime event.

Next year this event takes place - It depicts the life and death of our Lord Savior Jesus Christ and it is a production made up of local villagers. This powerful once in a lifetime event has been taking place every 10 years since 1634 when the village was saved from the Blubonic Plague. Another example of our Lord's people keeping their promise to Him. What can be more powerful?

I am humbled by the fact that I can offer you the opportunity to see this event. So if your want to take part in history please contact me at and I'll be glad and blessed to help you see this piece of history.

See below for more information........

Be a part of history!
Collette Vacations and Summers Travel brings you Oberammergau 2010

Click here for a short preview of what you will experience.

What is the Passion Play?
The world-renowned Oberammergau Passion Play began in 1634 when residents from the town sought reprieve from the Bubonic Plague. The inhabitants of the village vowed that if God were to spare them from the Plague, they would perform a play every ten years depicting the life and death of Jesus. Not a single person fell victim to the Plague after the villagers’ promise. That first performance sparked a heartfelt tradition that lives on today…

When does the Passion Play occur?
The Oberammergau Passion Play is performed every ten years for a limited time May – September 2010 by nearly half of Oberammergau’s residents who will bring to life this powerful story blending dramatic text, beautiful music and choral accompaniment.

Why would I want to see the Passion Play?
Perhaps it is the fact that the Passion Play is performed only every 10 years or that it has carried on an age-old tradition from 1634 to the present day. Whatever the reason, there are few events in the world that are truly once-in-a-lifetime happenings... and this is one of them!

Oberammergau 2010...

A great time to visit Europe!

Don’t wait another decade for this incredible experience!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Welcome Carnival of Homeschooling readers!
Carnival of Homeschooling

My post on the Rocky River Nature Center is below - I just love it there!!

Please take a look around at my other posts. I post free resources along with activities we find to do around the Cleveland Ohio area.

My last post was in June because for the last 5 weeks we've been very busy. The girls have been going to Sports camps (soccer, baseball/cheerleading), drama camp and Vacation Bible School. Now we can relax a little but I'm getting ready to ease them back into school work. We have a couple books on the Moon Landing and a fun book on Ancient Rome. I also have state worksheets to complete, they want to learn about the state we'll be driving through on our upcoming vacation this fall.

We are eclectic homeschoolers so I'm always looking for fun stuff to do - this way the kids learn and don't even realize it....sneaky huh?? I also enjoy helping others plan their family vacations and save money...right now is a great time for travel deals so check out my travel blog too! (See the link under about me.)

Next week we are going to help clean up the beach at Mentor Headlands Beach...which will be our first time at this beach. Of course, we'll take a picnic than a dip in the Lake (weather permitting).

I'll be searching out some more great resources so stop back soon!