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Float Your Boat Science Projects

Float Your Boat Science Projects

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Are you looking for a science project that isn’t same old, same old? Or do you enjoy boating so much you’d even focus on science when school’s out? We found four ideas that involve water but aren’t all wet. Check the links for full directions, get both your parent’s permission and help to stay safe, […]

Who Ya Calling Crabby?

Who Ya Calling Crabby?

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

They scurry by on the shore and might pinch you if you get too close. But what else do you know about crabs? Crabs are found in oceans, fresh water, and on land. The pea crab is the teeniest known crab and the Japanese spider crab can spread its legs out to measure about 13 […]

Wet & Witty

Wet & Witty

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Q: What kind of haircut does a cheap pirate captain get? A: A crew cut! Q:Where do fish sleep? A: In waterbeds. Q: What did the retired pirate become? A: An arrrrrrrrrrrrtist. Q: What grades are most popular in schools of fish? A: Anything below C. Q: Where do pirates anchor? A: In the harrrrrrbor. […]

What Are Other Words are in SANDCASTLE?

What Are Other Words are in SANDCASTLE?

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A Water-Filled World

A Water-Filled World

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If the person who named our planet Earth was being accurate, it would have a name that reflects how over 70 percent of the planet is water. What would you call it — Ocean, Liquid, Aqua, Water, or maybe Moisture? I’d probably go with the first choice, as most of all water on our planet […]

What Other Words are in SEAWATER?

What Other Words are in SEAWATER?

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Row or Paddle?

Row or Paddle?

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. If I say, “Quick! Name a rowing song” you’ll probably say “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” immediately. But can you name a song about paddling? I couldn’t think of one. Rowing is what we sing about, but paddling is probably what many of us do. That’s because the two words describe different actions in […]

Make Summer Better in Winter

Make Summer Better in Winter

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  Boating season is in the future, so what can you possibly do to make it more fun now? Plenty! No matter how comfortable you feel on a boat, it is never smart to head out without knowing how to swim. We don’t mean practicing the doggie paddle in the hot tub — every kid […]

What Are Other Words Meaning Funny?

What Are Other Words Meaning Funny?

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What Other Words are in OCTOPUS?

What Other Words are in OCTOPUS?

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Ahoy — Jokes Ahead!

Ahoy — Jokes Ahead!

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Any day gets better when you can laugh. Here are 13 jokes so you can have the best day, ever! Q: What do you do with a sick boat? A: Take it to the doc! Q: Why did the little boat do whatever the big boats did? A: Pier pressure! Q: What time is it […]

What Other Words are in LAUGHTER?

What Other Words are in LAUGHTER?

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Do You Know Your Nautical Alphabet?

Do You Know Your Nautical Alphabet?

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In order to read this story, you’ve learned your everyday A, B, Cs. But did you know there’s another alphabet that ship captains and sea voyagers must know to read nautical flags? Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes by Sara Gillingham (published by Phaidon) is an awesome hardcover book that lets you […]

What Other Words are in NAUTICAL?

What Other Words are in NAUTICAL?

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The Starfish is No Fish!

The Starfish is No Fish!

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you’ve been tide-pooling in a rocky area, chances are good that you’ve come across a starfish or two. Since they aren’t fish at all, you may also know them as sea stars. Did you know that starfish share our shores with odd relatives with equally unusual bodies, like sand dollars, sea urchins, and […]

Fun with Shells

Fun with Shells

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Making ornaments out of shells can be great family entertainment when you gather shells at the beach and then when you assemble and paint them. Start by combing the beach, looking for unusual shells. Have an idea and pick up shells that fit it (I pick up scallop and clam shells for a classic […]

What Other Words are in CAPTAIN?

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Funny on Porpoise!

Funny on Porpoise!

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Tell these jokes to your friends and family… if they don’t think the jokes are as funny as we do, don’t tell anyone you heard them from us! What did the beach say to the seagull? Long tide, no sea! Why can’t you go out when it’s raining cats and dogs? You may step in […]

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Critter Questions

Critter Questions

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Have you thought about shaking hands with an octopus and why a penguin looks so clean? Author Wendy Rydell thinks about things like that! An octopus? I’d rather not meet him Because I don’t know how to greet him. You should shake hands to be polite But with an octopus that could take all night. […]

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Schmitty the Weather Dog

Schmitty the Weather Dog

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. The question, “Hey Schmitty, what’s the weather today?” is asked by elementary school students of a tiny weather reporter. Schmitty is a Yorkie who travels the country teaching children about weather, science, and math in a fun, exciting way. Though most lessons about science and weather can be a tad boring, a visit by […]

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Kids Unscrambler

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What Other Words are in SALTWATER?

What Other Words are in SALTWATER?

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What Other Words are in SALTWATER?

Big and Small Creatures

Big and Small Creatures

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Looking out across the Long Island Sound, you might just see a reflection of the sky and passing boats, but another world exists below the water. It’s amazing to think about all the different living things that thrive in our waters, from huge whales to teeny plankton. North Atlantic right whales are the largest […]

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What’s a Barnacle?

What’s a Barnacle?

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. You’ve probably heard adults complaining about barnacles growing along the bottom of the boat. What are barnacles and why do they make people so mad? There are over 1,000 different kinds of barnacles and all of them form crusts on items and living things that sit and live below the water. Relatives of lobsters […]

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Weathering a Storm

Weathering a Storm

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When adults hear that there’s a hurricane forecast, they shift into high gear and take steps to protect the family, the home, and the boat. But sometimes all this activity can make kids feel confused or scared. Don’t be afraid and don’t imagine bad things. Ask an adult what’s going on — and if there’s […]

Protecting Long Island’s Turtles

Protecting Long Island’s Turtles

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Diamondback terrapins are a turtle species native to Long Island. You can find them wherever there are salt marshes. Russell Burke, a biology professor at Hofstra University, says diamondback terrapins do not travel as far as other turtle species. Diamondback terrapins live their whole life within a couple of miles of where they […]

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