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Great Science Articles For Kids Are Just A Click Away
2012-10-24 12:48:49

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you´re looking for some great websites with science articles for kids, look no further. Whether you're a teacher, parent, or just an adult who wants to help children learn to love science, we've put together a list of websites that provide great science articles for kids. RedOrbit.com, of course, is a great place to start. Though we do not yet have an area just for kids, many of the articles and blogs are definitely...

2012-10-09 21:46:27

Grades improved among elementary and middle school children participating in after-school activities at Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas School-age children who participate in structured after-school activities improve their academic achievement, according to a new study from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The study by researchers in SMU´s Simmons School of Education and Human Development measured academic performance of students enrolled in Boys and Girls Clubs of...

Cramming For Tests Can Backfire
2012-08-23 10:57:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Foregoing sleep to cram for a test may do more harm than good, according to a study released Wednesday by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The study found that high-school students who pulled all-nighters to prepare for exams fared worse academically the next day compared with their well-rested peers. Regardless of how much time a student studies each day, if sleep time is sacrificed in order to...

2012-08-21 22:21:16

Regardless of how much a high school student generally studies each day, if that student sacrifices sleep in order to study more than usual, he or she is more likely to have academic problems the following day. Because students tend to increasingly sacrifice sleep time for studying in the latter years of high school, this negative dynamic becomes more and more prevalent over time. Those are the findings of a new longitudinal study that focused on daily and yearly variations of students who...

2012-08-09 23:00:21

Family Entertainment Complex Continues to Grow and Offer New Services and Programs for the Local Community. Stockholm, NJ (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 Skylands Ice World, a 79,000 sq. foot ice skating and entertainment facility located in Stockholm, NJ, today announced it will open a day care and after-school center this fall offering dependable, high-quality childcare services to Pre-schoolers ages 2 ½ to Kindergarten as well as after-school care to school-age children, Kindergarten...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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