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Bird feeder statistics with Canadian winter birds

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Bird feeder statistics with Canadian winter birds

According to Statistics Canada, a quarter of all households across the country have a bird feeder. This 25%, current as of 2013, is probably considerably larger in 2020 given the surge in interest of backyard birding during the pandemic.Bird watching is fascinating and wonderful, so it's not surprising that more people are discovering how enjoyable it is to see birds up close. As the fall months turn from cool to cold, the nightly frosts give way to snowy dustings and all the leaves have left the trees, our bird feeder comes alive again.  Clouds of chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers swoop...

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The Brain as a Map - and detailed learning the brain worksheets

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The Brain as a Map - and detailed learning the brain worksheets

Recently, my highly imaginative son began describing areas of his mind detailing where he stored various bits and pieces of information, where things were 'buried' and where others mysteriously 'got lost'. I found this so interesting, that he was actively trying to surmise where and how this thoughts resided inside his head. I enjoyed this 7 year old description a lot and determined shortly after he'd finished pointing to various places on his skull, that I was going to set to work on a 'Brain Unit' to teach him. Like many, I bit my figurative nails down to the quick...

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Plant hardiness zones colouring map

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Plant hardiness zones colouring map

Over a month ago, anticipating the nebulous arrival of spring, I started a plant hardiness zone colouring map. This was to add to the complement of colouring maps and mapping worksheets I'd been making.Alas, despite the best intentions of having it finished within a week, quarantine homeschooling has been absorbing every morsel of my time. I'm sure many of you can relate. As cartographer Daniel Huffman observed following a cartography live-stream event where women were under-represented, a probable cause was that women were otherwise occupied taking care of children, doing household tasks and homeschooling their kids as all the schools...

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Volcano worksheet with detailed diagram and tectonic map

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Volcano worksheet with detailed diagram and tectonic map

Our children love books. Reading has been a large part of their lives, even from their earliest days. There aren't many things more lovely than having a little cheek pressed against your own as you bring stories to life or witness their amazement at the incredible inner workings of a planet, the complete camouflage of a moth, or as in a recent instance, the fact that a single teaspoon of neutron star weighs more than the entire population of the whole world. This boggling fact comes from a Smithsonian book (published by DK) simply called Stars. It's part of a...

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Map colouring pages for kids

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Map colouring pages for kids

In these uncertain days, many of us are spending a lot of time inside. It can be challenging to ward off boredom, keep children engaged and learning a bit of something. So in the spirit of having fun and learning at the same time, we've made a series of printable colouring maps! Each colouring map file has a blank map for colouring and labelling, a map guide with all countries labelled as well as their abbreviations and a list of different ideas for using the colouring maps in a variety of ways. Grab a copy of Europe , Canada ,...

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