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Resources for Children
Turkish artist Ekin Caglar has a really touching flash movie, called The Other Side of The Coin. Worth watching and spreading to everyone you know. It is available in many languages, if you so wish. However, pictures are worth a thousand words ...
I ran across two Canadian educational web site, closely related.CASCA Education has nice background articles on Astronomy, specially in Canadian history, as well as modern famous Canadian astronomers. SpaceNow focuses on Space and has articles ranging from the Space Elevator to Human Mars Exploration.
In Gulliver's Travels, the satirist Jonathan Swift provides religious, political and philosophical critique on various aspects of British Society in his time.
In Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll always made thinly masked critiques of the Victorian age he was living in. Once such criticism is the Knave's trial and the Queen of Hearts attitude: sham trials with guilt being pre-determined.The Knave of Hearts is accused of allegedly stealing the Queen of Hearts' tarts, where in fact it was Alice who did so. The Queen of Hearts had made up her mind and wanted the Knave to be beheaded.A trial is set, but it is only a sham trial.
Children stories often carry a moral message. This is not a new thing, and has been the case since millennia and across many cultures around the globe.
Sometimes, the moral story is not direct, and indeed can be very deep,and sometimes it is enveloped in satire or even cynicist philosophy.
In order to teach kids how to program, you need first to get them interested in something that is computer related. One of the best ways to get them interested in computers is games. They may want to write their own games, and that could be their entry into programming.
Here are some resources on Canada's efforts in Space Explorations, and information for kids interested in space exploration.
Here are the resources for the kids:
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The Paper Air Ship and its First Trip (Suhaila - 7April 1999)
The Tornado and the House flying to Canada (Suhaila - April 1999)
The Tree that Gobbled up Disobedient Kids (Sarah - 1997)
The Factory and the Dinosaurs (Sarah - 30April 1999)
As Lewis Carrol has written Alice in Wonderland
OnStep is a full featured telescope controller. I created a low cost controller based on the STM32 Blue Pill.
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