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Bubble Homes…

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 8, 2010

Who knew animals used bubbles in so many ways?

Real-world science meets tongue-in-cheek humor in this look at the amazing ways animals use bubbles. Bubbles are for breathing, fishing, talking, riding, keeping warm, and even shooting hoops!  Who knew animals used bubbles in so many ways? Lighthearted conversational text is accompanied by delightful full-bleed watercolour illustrations by Carolyn Conahan, Staff Artist for Cricket Magazine.

Each double-page spread explains one animal’s bubble use in about 100 words. Common and scientific names are noted for each of the 16 animals. Generous backmatter outlines  each animal’s habitat, geographic location, and more amazing information about their bubbles. — from author’s website.

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High Interest Resources

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 29, 2008

Rick Hansen by Terry Barber.

At the age of 15, Rick Hansen suffered an accident and was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Unwilling to let his disability hold him back, Hansen showed the world what a person with a disability can do. He wheeled through 34 countries on a Man in Motion World Tour to raise millions of dollars for spinal cord research and awareness.  Audience: Junior, Intermediate.  Readability: Grade 2.

This biography and many more non-fiction, high interest books are available at the Terry James Resource Library.

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Wordworld Videos

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 22, 2008

Welcome to WordWorld, where words are truly the stars of the show! Come along for an adventurous romp into a colorful, vibrant world of words with the lovable, legible WordFriends–animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are. The WordFriends go on comic adventures and face challenges that can only be resolved with the right word. That word is built letter by letter, sound by sound, during the funky “Build a Word” song at the end of every episode. Once the word is built, it “morphs”–comes alive–into the thing it is!

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Mythbusters DVD series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 21, 2008

Is it fact or fiction? Special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take urban legends and put them to the scientific test. From surviving a plane crash to training a goldfish, the MythBusters team designs an experiment to prove whether it’s possible or another myth busted. The concepts presented in each program will have students looking at science in a whole new way.  We have the following 20 episodes: Animal Behavior, Bacteria, Botanical Growth, Buoyancy, Chemical Changes, Chemical Reactions, Circular Motion, Combustion, Electricity and Magnetism, Electricity, Energy Conservation, Force and Motion, Forces, Gravity, Inertia, Myths About Motion, Reflected Energy, Sound Energy, Water Displacement, and Work and Energy.

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Planet Earth DVD series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 12, 2008

More than five years in the making, PLANET EARTH is an 11-part series that will amaze viewers with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high-definition production techniques. Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver is the series’ narrator. The series includes the titles From Pole to Pole, Mountains, Ocean Deep, Deserts, Ice Worlds, Shallow Seas, Great Plains, Jungles, Fresh Water, Seasonal Forests, & Caves.

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