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Trick or Treat: Halloween's Customs and Traditions

Oct 19, 2010 | By Gillian FitzGerald
Ever wonder where the Halloween customs come from - trick or treating, Jack 'o Lanterns and crazy costumes? Insight into the origins and traditions of the Halloween holiday. Where It All Started The origins of Halloween can be traced to several pagan festivals, such as the Roman feast of Pomona, ...
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Two-Hour Elementary Science Fair Project

Oct 17, 2010 | By Harvey Craft
A science project doesn't have to be time-consuming or complicated to demonstrate a scientific concept. This one takes about two hours, including making the poster. This project is about heat lost due to evaporation. Evaporation occurs when a liquid turns to a gas. Warmer liquids under normal conditions will evaporate ...
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Simple Elementary Science Project

Oct 09, 2010 | By Harvey Craft
Parents often get caught up in science fair projects and do more than the child. Here's a science project that is so easy a child can do it. Parents can simply watch. (Yay!) The Internet abounds with science project ideas, but not all of them are easily done and many ...