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Most Popular Phrases and Sayings

Educationbug.org announces a new category and new articles! This new category will include the most popular phrases and/or sayings you may have heard a hundred times throughout your life,or  that you might occasionally stop to wonder where the saying originated from. In the new Most Popular Phrases and Sayings section on Educationbug.org, you can find out where some of your favorite and most commonly used idioms and old adages originated, the history behind them, and what they really mean. We have just published some new content to kick off the launch of the new section with an article on the popular phrase, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.”

Who knew Benjamin Franklin was the historical figure, the one who first made this phrase famous although its origins date even further back than his time. The phrase can also be seen used throughout several pop culture references. It has since become a popular and commonly used idiom today to express the finality of life and the inevitability of certain concepts like death and the unlikelihood of successfully avoiding to pay taxes.

Educationbug.org is a Web site that offers a complete list of educational tools and resources to parents and students including articles covering topics such as the difference between public, private and charter schools. The site also provides users with fresh content and information according to scholastic topic including language arts, math and science. Information about different types of schools according to state are also covered within the site. Educationbug.org covers a comprehensive range of various instructional topics for any age groups, students and parents.

Check back regularly, or add educationbug.org to your rss feed, to view all the new articles being posted to the new Most Popular Phrases and Sayings category.

Make Salt Crystals

We have recently added two more science project articles to educationbug.org. The first, Make Salt Crystals gives great hints and tips for all ages. These are simple, easy to use ideas for creating salt crystal science projects. In this article, you will also find instructions for making sugar crystals. Why not make both and then compare the two?

The second science project article is on magnets, electricity, and energy, here you will find ideas for science projects in all of these categories. The projects are divided into categories by grade, simple projects for 1st-4th grades, moderate for 5th-8th grade, and more complex ideas for 9th-12th grade. The ideas in this article are a great way to test your knowledge and help you learn more about magnets, electricity, and energy. You may even find your next science fair project in one of these science project articles.

Chemistry Projects and Ideas

Just wanted to let you know, if you are looking for more great science project ideas and instructions then you should visit educationbug.org regularly. We recently posted a really fun easy science project instruction article on How to Make a Magnet.

If that one isn’t of interest to you then maybe you would prefer one on Forms of Matter and Chemistry science projects. These articles are not only interesting, fun, and easy but a great way to spend time with your children doing educational projects. Most of them have very little cost or are made with objects you have around your house.

Public School Ratings

Since 2002, when the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed, the issue of Public school ratings has been a hot topic. NCLB was designed to make available public education more equal in standards across the country. There is much debate on how well this program has worked. However, one thing it has done is provide some standardized testing that at least provides some form of data on how well the students are learning and at what levels. Prior to NCLB there was no data recorded or reported to tell the public how well their students or child’s school was doing in their education. We recently posted an article at educationbug.org with information and statistics on Public School Rating we think you may be interested in reading.

Also while you are there check out the new science project article that has
science project ideas for ecosystems, habitats, and environments. Summer time is a great time to do some of these simple science projects with your children. They may not even realize this is an educational experience if you approach it as just another fun summer activity. (wink wink)

Acronyms and Multiplication

Acronyms are found all around us. An Acronym is an abbreviation of a word or phrase. There are some fields where acronyms are used on a regular basis, and are very prevalent. For example, the military uses such acronyms as NASA, ROTC, SGT, etc…The medical field is also known for their use of acronyms like HIV, EKG, MRI etc…And you cannot own or work on a computer without knowing some of their acronyms (CPU, .com, LOL etc…) Every single one of us use acronyms in our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. We recently posted a grammar lesson article about acronyms that you may find interesting.

While you are there, check out our new math lesson article on multiplication. This article has great information on the basics of multiplication, multiplication tables, and how they work.

At educationbug.org we strive to continue to post articles that our readers will find interesting and educating.

Spell Checking

Spell checking? Who would have ever dreamed we would have such a luxury? The students of today truly do not understand what a great tool this is in their life, but then they have never known life without it. Many of them may not even know what a typewriter looks like, let alone that a dictionary/thesaurus is a book that you used to keep next to your typewriter. I know they still make liquid paper, but I am pretty sure if you ask any teenager to run to the store and pick you up some liquid paper they would give you that “pick up what?” look. Asking a teenager to go to college today without computers and spell check would be like asking them to start a fire without a match.

Spell check is not a complete safeguard for students. You have to be careful and read through your documents and make sure you accept the words you really want. For instance, I was running a spell check earlier on a document and where I meant to type “but” I typed “bug”, both are real words and both worked in the situation so my spell check assumed I typed exactly what I had intended. Are you aware of all the things that spell check can do for you, besides check your spelling? Do you know how to add words to your dictionary? Many spell check programs can also assist you with your grammar. Check out our grammar lesson, Spell Checking, at educationbug.org to learn what your spell checker can and cannot do for you.