Go Fly An Airplane!

November 30, 2008


Learn how to make paper airplanes with designs divided into degrees of difficulty.

http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/planes.php


Geocaching For Kids

November 29, 2008

This web site is designed to help children and parents learn more about the exciting sport of geocaching. After spending a few minutes here, you will be ready to hunt for your first geocache. You’ll also learn a bit about the Global Positioning System, which is the technology behind the activity.
http://www.springhurst.org/geocachingkids/index2.html

Podcasts From Oxford

November 17, 2008

There are many universities and colleges that are making their courses available online through an online syllabus with reading assignments, videocasts and podcasts. MIT was one of the first to do so in the US. The University of Oxford (the one in England) now has podcasts of many of its courses available for free on its own website or through iTunes. How can you resist listening, for even just a few minutes, to “A Romp Through The History Of Philosophy From The Pre-Socratics To The present Day”?

http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/

The holidays are coming and if gift-giving is in your future and you’re looking for a reason (like you’d even need one) to buy books as gifts, then look no further. Here’s a blog that provides sufficient reasons for buying books as gifts any time of the year. They also very kindly have provided annotated lists of possible books to give as gifts for those who love to read, and those who don’t.

http://www.buybooksfortheholidays.com/

James Surowiecki has written a regular column for The New Yorker called The Financial Page for
years. If you enjoy his point of view and the quips he inserts into some rather dry subjects, try out his brand new blog-The Balance Sheet.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/jamessurowiecki/