Category: Parenting

Digital Logic for Kids

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If your son is interested in how computers work, you should consider this great thinking toy:  Logic Blocks from Sparkfun.  Your kid can experiment with the building blocks of logic in a real way with this kit.   No previous electronics…

“I Love Helmets”

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There is a reason why Formula 1 drivers, football players, motocross racers, hockey players, pro cyclists, jockeys, and construction workers wear helmets. I could go into all the reasons trying to argue the benefits of helmets, but this video says…

How to Safely Remove a Tick

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Ticks are a part of being outdoors.  These blood sucking arachnids carry disease and should be removed as soon as possible.  The sooner an attached tick is removed, the less likely it is to transmit disease.  The video below shows…

How to Survive a Lightning Strike

A lot of people use the “chance of being struck by lightning” to sound like it is about as likely as winning a lottery.  This is really a dangerous way to think of it.  The reason that few people are…

What’s a 12 Year Old Hamburger Look Like?

Amazingly, it looks pretty much the same.  I had heard you could do this with Twinkies (they have a half life instead of a shelf life), but you might think that “meat” would eventually decompose, draw flies, maggots, mold…something.  Back…