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9 Great Mark Twain Quotes on Travel, Writing, and Life

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Aug 12, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

 

Mark Twain has been a household name since the nineteenth century. Known for the bestselling adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Twain has also gained popularity for the pithy words of wisdom he shared.

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11 Fun Toddler Learning Games for Your Preschooler

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Aug 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Looking for games that your toddler will both enjoy and gain important skills from? We’ve got you covered! In this guide, we go over 11 of the best toddler learning games. These educational games for toddlers can be played with few materials, one or more children, and toddlers of varying age ranges. For each game, we explain what skills it will teach toddlers and give instructions on how to set up and play the game.

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100+ Exciting STEM Careers (and the Highest-Paying Science Jobs)

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 9, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Can’t get enough of physics, calculus, or computer science? Then a career in STEM sounds like it'd be the perfect fit for you. In this comprehensive guide, we go over the top 10 STEM careers and give you an even more extensive STEM careers list of more than 100 jobs. We'll then wrap up with a step-by-step guide to getting a STEM career.

But first, what exactly is STEM? And what is a STEM career?

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6 Helpful Physical and Chemical Change Examples

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Aug 5, 2019 6:00:00 PM

General Education

In your science class, you may have heard of chemical and physical changes. But do you know how to tell the difference between the two? The answer lies in whether or not a change to a substance results in its molecules being rearranged.

In this article, we will define chemical and physical and changes. Then we’ll take a look at specific chemical change examples and physical change examples to better understand their differences and similarities.

So let’s get started!

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2 Easy Tips to Remember Reoccurring vs Recurring

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 5, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

You’ve likely seen the word "recurring," but what about "reoccurring"? Is this word just a synonym for the former, or does it mean something different? In actuality, there's a lot to learn when it comes to reoccurring vs recurring.

Read on to get more information about the similarities and differences between these two words, what they each look like when used in writing, and how you can know when and how to use them.

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How Many Zeros in a Googol? A Googolplex?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Aug 5, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

What’s a googol, and does it have any relation to that similarly-named website? And what about a googolplex, how many zeros does it have? In this guide, we’ll give you googolplex and googol definitions, show how you can write them out, explain how they’re useful, and give examples on how you can start to understand huge numbers like these.

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11 Easy Steps for How to Draw a Dog

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Aug 4, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Dogs are cute! Who hasn’t taken a moment to doodle their favorite pooch on the side of their paper before? But like many animals, dogs can be hard to draw well, especially from memory.

If you are trying to up your drawing skill, this guide for how to draw a dog is for you! We’ll cover all the basics of learning to draw animals and dogs in particular, and walk you through drawing a dog step by step.

 

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How Many Nanometers in a Meter?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 2, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re interested in studying a field such as biology or computer engineering, knowing how to convert nanometers to meters (or nm to m) will be a vital skill to have.

In this guide, we'll go over exactly what a nanometer is and what it measures. We’ll then give you three methods you can use for converting nm to m. Finally, we’ll provide you with a chart that shows various conversions from nanometers to millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, and more.

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What Is the Rainbow Color Order? Understanding ROYGBIV

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 1, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

You’ve more than likely seen a rainbow after some rain on a sunny day. But what are the colors of the rainbow in order? And what causes a rainbow to form? We’ll explain everything you need to know about the rainbow color order, including what ROYGBIV means, why rainbows exist, and whether or not the rainbow order will ever change.

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What Is Commensalism? Definition and Examples

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 30, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education


Are you studying commensalism in biology class and looking for a good commensalism definition? Commensalism is one of the trickier types of symbiosis to understand, but we'll break it down for you. Read this article to discover what commensalism is, the different types of commensalism, commensalism examples in nature, and the other types of symbiosis and how they differ from commensalism.

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Capital City of Canada: Why Ottawa?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Whether you’re preparing for a geography exam or simply want to learn more about your friendly neighbor to the north, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we'll answer an important question everyone should know the answer to: what is the capital of Canada? In addition, we'll explain how this place came to be the capital city of Canada and what all the capital cities of the Canadian provinces and territories are currently.

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What Is a Vacuole? Understanding the 4 Main Functions

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 29, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

What is a vacuole and what does it do? A vacuole is a structure found in animal, plant, bacteria, protist, and fungi cells. It’s one of the largest organelles found in cells, and it’s shaped like a large sac. Vacuoles have a simple structure: they are surrounded by a thin membrane and filled with fluid and any molecules they take in. They look similar to vesicles, another organelle, because both are membrane-bound sacs, but vacuoles are significantly larger than vesicles and are formed when multiple vesicles fuse together.

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The 6 Scientific Method Steps and How to Use Them

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Jul 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

When you’re faced with a scientific problem, solving it can seem like an impossible prospect. There are so many possible explanations for everything we see and experience—how can you possibly make sense of them all? Science has a simple answer: the scientific method.

The scientific method is a method of asking and answering questions about the world. These guiding principles give scientists a model to work through when trying to understand the world, but where did that model come from, and how does it work?

In this article, we’ll define the scientific method, discuss its long history, and cover each of the scientific method steps in detail.

 

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What Is Transcendentalism? Understanding the Movement

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Confused about transcendentalism? You’re not alone! Transcendentalism is a movement that many people developed over a long period of time, and as a result, its complexity can make it hard to understand.

That’s where we come in. Read this article to learn a simple but complete transcendentalism definition, key transcendentalist beliefs, an overview of the movement's history, key players, and examples of transcendentalist works. By the end, you’ll have all the information you need to write about or discuss the transcendentalist movement.

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What Is Sociological Imagination? How Can You Use It?

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Jul 22, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Have you ever wondered why your family cooks turkey on Thanksgiving? If you ask, you might get all kinds of reasons: because it’s tradition, because it tastes good, because it’s what the pilgrims ate back in the early days of America. All of those factors—taste, personal history, and world history—lead to one small action of you eating turkey on a holiday.

That’s the premise of sociological imagination. Like imagination in the more typical sense, the sociological imagination asks us to use our brains to think differently about things and consider why we do the things we do.

In this article, we’ll introduce the concept of sociological imagination, its history, how it changed the sociological field, and how you can use it every day to change your way of thinking about the world.

 

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