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Cut and fold platonic mathematical shapes

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Cut and fold platonic mathematical shapes with Howtoons[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1024″][blockquote cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]Platonic solids are great mathematical fun. You can print, cut, and fold the five shapes below to make small 3D paper shapes perfect for game dice. Next, try using these templates to go big. Fold up some cardboard into a custom-size box for storage, or stretch some fabric over PVC piping to build an icosahedron fort![/blockquote][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmakezine.com%2Fprojects%2Fhowtoons-platonic-solids%2F||target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”Maths”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Star Walk

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Details by developer

Star Walk is specially designed for amateur star gazers but will also pleasantly surprise professional astronomers. Star Walk is fun & educating at the same time!

Star Walk is an excellent guide to stars, planets, and constellations. You can play and learn them all while sitting comfortably in the arm-chair at home or during actual star gazing outside.

Unrivaled smooth 3D graphics
Full coverage of celestial bodies
Moon phases, sun rises, sun sets
Location based star gazing
Wiki knowledge base
Night view mode
Meteor showers
Time Machine[/text_output][text_output]Star walk app[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fza%2Fapp%2Fstar-walk-astronomy-guide%2Fid295430577%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Google Play Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-android” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fstore%2Fapps%2Fdetails%3Fid%3Dcom.vitotechnology.StarWalk%26hl%3Den||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Amazon Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-right” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB00HZPDB3G%2Fref%3Das_li_tl%3Fie%3DUTF8%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D9325%26creativeASIN%3DB00HZPDB3G%26linkCode%3Das2%26tag%3Dlearnforround-20%26linkId%3DJFN7CKBXBSDFH3YQ||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

V8 Working Paper Engine Model

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Engineer Aliaksei Zohlner is super talented when it comes to making tiny paper models of engines that really work.

Take a look at this working V8 engine model made entirely with paper and “some scotch tape on valves to eliminate friction” and runs on compressed air. Super cool![/text_output][text_output][/text_output][text_output]and here is the throttle model made with paper for this engine.[/text_output][text_output][/text_output][text_output]and here comes the complete prototype vehicle.[/text_output][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

City Creator

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]City Creator is a fantastic applet letting you make cities, complete with buildings, roads, people and vehicles, from scratch. Choose from medieville (a medieval city), snoland (a city covered in a blanket of snow) and blankton ( a modern city center). For every selection you would be given backgrounds, buildings, roofs, people and vehicles and roads/walkways according to your selection. Building the town is an easy matter of dragging the pieces on the canvas. Once you have finished making your town you can save your work, print it, send it to a friend as an ecard, set it as a desktop paper for your computer etc., although you will need to register in order to do the above. Registration is free but requires an email address. Or if you do not want to bother about registering etc., you can just play with the tool, and take a screenshot of your created city.[/text_output][image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”770″ alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.citycreator.com%2F|title:City%20Creator|target:%20_blank” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Word Clouds with Wordle

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to your own desktop to use as you wish.[/text_output][image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”731″ alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wordle.net%2F|title:Wordle|target:%20_blank” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” bg_pattern=”386″ bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h3″ looks_like=”h6″ id=”” class=”” style=””]Like this post? Get all new posts delivered to your inbox.[/custom_headline][text_output][x_subscribe form=”423″][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Storybird

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Storybird is a free collaborative  story telling tool. This means you can make your own stories using a large number of artworks available on site, invite others to participate in making your story and once created your story can be saved and published, embedded in any website or blog, shared via facebook twitter etc. A nice tool to start the creative juices flowing.[/text_output][image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”719″ alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output]They even have a handy app for creating on the go.[/text_output][image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”718″ alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][blockquote type=”center” cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]Fill your bookshelf with endless possibilities. Storybird has any type of book for any type of reader. Follow along as memorable stories emerge. Comment on books you enjoy to interact with their creators.[/blockquote][text_output]A word of caution for my Muslim readers. Many stories have content or art work which is not permissible in our Deen. But there are plenty of books based on permissible stuff as well. Steer clear of things prohibited by Allaah. As always enjoy what is good and leave that which is evil.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fstorybird.com%2F|title:storybird|target:%20_blank” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” bg_pattern=”386″ bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h3″ looks_like=”h6″ id=”” class=”” style=””]Like this post? Get all new posts delivered to your inbox.[/custom_headline][text_output][x_subscribe form=”423″][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The Last Orangutan Eden

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation — clearing the land for vast palm oil plantations — as the chief reason for the species’ declining population.

But as Morgan shows, conservationists are trying to reverse that trend by teaching orphaned orangs the survival skills they’ll need for release back into the jungle. He also accompanies researchers deep into a remote and protected peat swamp forest to study wild orangutans up close to learn about their culture and behavior.
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Yeast – Is it alive?

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]Watching yeast grow is always a fun thing for young children to watch as mostly they don’t think of it as a living thing. You can try “growing” some yeast and send your findings to zoom.[/text_output][text_output]blog-he[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]This activity supports:[/custom_headline][skill_bar heading=”Independent Learning” percent=”50″][skill_bar heading=”Parental/Teacher Involvment” percent=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]Subject areas covered:[/custom_headline][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Science[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Science Experiments[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Application of Deen in Daily Life

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]Create a story encompassing aspects of daily life. Deliberately make your characters do unislamic actions, and the children must point the wrong behaviour where it occurs, tell the right action and support it with any ayaa-tul- Quraan or ahaadeeth they already know. For smaller children you may use a puppet and make him do the actual actions e.g. eating with left hand etc.

Below are 10 short ahadeeth which can be easily memorized by children and a story encompassing all aspects learnt in the ahaadeeth as an example.

STORY:

One day, Zayd entered his home and found his mother seated in the kitchen. She greeted him as he went to the cupboard to take a piece of cake. Just then the cell phone rang. He answered his phone, which was in his right hand, while he munched on his cake with the other hand.

After speaking to his friend he went to the fridge and began drinking some juice. As he stood drinking, his mother called out, “what are you doing?” You have a bad cough, do not drink anything cold!”

He replied, “I am not drinking anything.”

“All right, bring me a glass of water,” requested his mother. “Aw! Mom, I’m busy –  get it yourself,” he replied. He continued munching on his cake, dropping crumbs all over the floor and spilling juice on his clothes.

The doorbell rang. He went to the door and there stood a beggar asking for some food. Zayd very rudely refused to give him food and chased him away.

Before shutting the door he thre the cake wrapping which was in his hand, into his neighbours yard. His mother called out, yet again. “Who was at the door?”

Zayd replied, “A beggar asking for food.”

“Did you give him any food?” asked his mother.

“I did not give him anything. He will make a habit of begging. I just got rid of him,” replied Zayd.

Can you teach Zayd any ahaadeth regarding his conduct?

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Similarly you can make up other storied encompassing other ahaadeeth or islamic teachings.

(story and pictures taken from Tasheelul Ahaadeeth 1 by Jamiat Ulama South Africa)[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]This activity supports:[/custom_headline][skill_bar heading=”Independent Learning” percent=”0″][skill_bar heading=”Parental/Teacher Involvment” percent=”100″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]Subject areas covered:[/custom_headline][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Islamic Studies[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Hadith[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Fiqh[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Grain Chain

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]Grain Chain is a fun and interesting website to find out how grains are grown
and harvested, what happens to them before they reach your plate, and why they’re so good for you! Investigate healthy eating and meal planning, or go behind the scenes of the flour, grain and baking industry. With different sections appropriate for different ages, this website gives a very good and thorough understanding of the journey of a loaf!

They have a separate section for classroom recipes where you can find a small collection of easy to make recipes or you can go to the resource bundles page where they have all the videos and activities for things like bread, biscuits and cakes in one place. If you prefer to learn by playing games you can visit the games section although the games are not very interesting.

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