25 First Grade Science Projects to Pique Everyone’s Interest

Children learn best by doing. So imagine what doing a hands-on science project each week could do for every first grade student’s learning this year! Here are 25 first grade science projects, activities, and experiments to get you and your first graders through most of the year.

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1. Participate in the eBird citizen science project.


Image Credit: Robin Koval

Allowing your students the opportunity to think and act like practicing professionals is always a good way to get them to love science...

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Vegan Chocolate Donuts

Vegan Chocolate Donuts are baked instead of fried, super moist, fluffy and covered in a rich chocolate glaze. Just 1 Bowl & 30 minutes to make!

close up of a chocolate donut with glaze, a bite taken out of it

I have been experimenting with different varieties of baked vegan donuts the last couple of weeks, and these ones came out a WINNER! The best part is how simple they are to make at home. My kids devoured these so fast I had to make a second batch!

Ingredients for Donuts

  • Flour: I used all purpose, but you could swap it for white whole wheat, whole wheat pastry, spelt, maybe even oat flour or a gluten free flour mix.
  • Cocoa powder: I used Hershey&rs...

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How to activate dark mode for Instagram

Running Instagram in dark mode can help conserve power (as Google's research has revealed), it's easier on the eyes at night, the contrast can make text easier to read and perhaps most importantly, it just looks cool.

Developers have been scrambling to update their apps with new color schemes in recent months (Google Chrome, Facebook and Twitter have all received makeovers), and Instagram is one of the latest to gain the option.

However, enabling dark mode for Instagram isn't as simple as flicking a switch in the app, and it isn't yet available to everyone. As head of Instagram Adam Mosseri notes in a tweet, you need to be running the latest version of the mobile operating system – that is, Android 10 or iOS 13 – to enjoy the dark tones:

Starting today, you can use Instagram in dark mode on iOS 13 or Android 10. Turn dark mode on your phone to try it out. 

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15 Fashionable Winter Cardigan Ideas to Keep you Warm

A timeless fashion statement, winter cardigan is one of the best ways to keep yourself warm yet still stylish in the snowy winter days. One good thing about cardigans is that you can style it with almost everything, be it turtleneck sweater, faux fur scarf, or even sleek leather pants — no need to worry about boring winter clothes. With winter cardigan, the mix-and-match opportunities are endless.

As a guide, here are 5 comfortable winter cardigan ideas you can rock this winter.

1. Long Knitted Cardigan

A straightforward yet versatile color, a long cardigan is everyone’s favorite this winter. To achieve the effortless impression, combine it with jeans, white top, and you’re ready to go. Your winter never looked this good!

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How to: Make a Modern, Space-Saving Vertical Vegetable Garden

created at: 04/08/2015

This modern, modular garden project works well in any space. Because it uses wood containers, you don't have to worry about the quality of your existing soil, and they can sit on any surface: grass, concrete, gravel or even a wooden deck. The garden's vertical orientation lets you grow a whole bunch of veggies, herbs, and flowers in a tiny footprint.The boxes are customizable to fit your space - all you need is solid wall or fence to attach the structure to, and you can put this guy anywhere.

Oh! And get this

If you want to learn to make your own, you can sign for this free DIY Workshop at your local Home Depot. It's available at Home ...

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46 Good Morning Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

These good morning quotes will get you started for a new day feeling refreshed, motivated and inspired. Whatever happened yesterday and the day before that, today is a new day and use these quotes to live in the moment and make the most of this new, beautiful day.

Quotes on How to Make the Most of Your Morning (And a New Day)

Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed. - Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredib...

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Christmas Decorations You Can Sew

Are you ready for Christmas? If you’re like us, you like to make some handmade Christmas items every year, whether for your own home or to give as gifts. Well, pull out your sewing machine, because we have found some amazing Christmas Decorations You can Sew!

From pillows to banners and ornaments to stockings, there are some amazing holiday decoration ideas here that you’re going to love. Many of these make use of scraps you probably already have on hand in your sewing room. (You DO have a stash of fabric scraps like we do, right?) So, this is not only a great way to decorate your space for the holidays, but it’s economical too. 

Christmas Decorations You Can Sew

Christmas Decorations You Can Sew

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1-Week Weight Loss Exercise Plan

1-Week Weight Loss Exercise Plan

Lose weight, shape up your body with this 1-week weight loss exercise plan.

There's no doubt dieting can help you lose weight. But if you want to firm up your body, dieting can't help. To get a toned lean body,  you need to exercise. 

Let's get back to the basics for a bit here. 

To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you take in. 

There are three ways your body burns calories:

  • Maintaining bodily functions 
  • Digesting food
  • Exercising or doing physical activities 

The biggest calorie expenditure of all is your regular bodily functions. This includes everything from keeping your body temperature right to maintaining the beating of your heart. According to a certified nutritionist, 50-80% of the daily energy expenditures is dedicated to keeping you alive and functioning (

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18 Winter Travel Outfit Ideas For Men Travel Style Tips

You can wear a knee-length coat if you are traveling officially. Wear it with a collared shirt; gingham prints will rock the look or simply a plain high-neck sweater underneath. Since you want to keep it sort of formal, go for cotton slacks and moccasins to compliment this type of couture.

If you are going for sightseeing and exploring, you need something casual and something that would keep you comfortable throughout the day. For that, you can simply wear a denim jacket over any shirt and pants. Take your favorite backpack with you as you will need to carry a lot of things. To add some style to this look, you can wear a beanie.

If you prefer comfort over everything else yet want a stylish attire as well, then go for some sporty sweatpants or trousers with a retro denim jacket over a comfy cotton t-shirt or sweatshirt.

For business meetings, you n...

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6 Ways to Use Meditation to Lose Weight

Okay, let’s be realistic here. Mediation is never going to completely do away with all of the stress in your life.

If only it were so easy.

But the point it that it can help to greatly reduce stress.

Let’s talk about stress for a moment…

There have been a number of studies over the last several decades that make it clear that..

Stress—whether it’s caused by financial problems, unemployment, employment, relationships, or anything else—contributes to a state that encourages and promotes fat storage.

In turn, fat storage and weight gain increase the chance of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and more (1).

There are some people, and maybe you’re one of those people yourself, who are unable to lose weight no matter what they do.

You can watch your diet and exercise but never seem to lose wei...

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