Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Polio story in pictures....

A downloadable pdf of a graphic novel about polio in 14 pages
the rest of the site is worth a look for older students and adults.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I have a 21st Century son

On the weekend S (7.75yrs) and his Dad were playing an outside version of Runescape ( whilst hanging out the washing when S declared that his character was wielding "a crystal crossbow with wireless internet access point that enables the user to download magic.... "
That's my 21stC son:-)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

New Australian Dinosaur Site

Australian Dinosaur Story

Looks useful for a variety of ages.
Requires Flash for best results.

Love K

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Strange Blue Flower

Originally uploaded by quadrapop.
I found this flower growing by the path around the corner from our house. I've never seen anything like it before.

It was found growing in sand opposite a wetland in Perth, WA, Australia. The flower is about 1.5cm across and grows on a single long (~20cm) stem with hairy serated lancet leaves which are about 2.5cm long.

Thanks Michael's workmates and Urtica, I now know what this flower's latin name is.
Wahlenbergia capensis or Cape Bluebell
Which means this is an African invader and I can pick them with impunity;-)

Originally uploaded by quadrapop.