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125 Great Science Videos.  Contains 125 YouTube videos on astronomy, physics, biology, chemistry, geology, psychology, and math.

Doctor Who on BBC One.  The official website with news, episode guide, cast video diaries, Dalek game, image galleries, wallpapers, downloadable audio and more.

The Beauty Editor.  DIY skin and hair care with avocados.

Bi-Folkal Productions.  Multimedia, multisensory resources designed to bring back memories on a broad universal theme.

Black Magic.  The Exploratorium explains how to conduct an experiment demonstrating how chromatography works.

Blushing Black A pictorial guide to natural, DIY solutions for common skin problems

The Daily Green. The Easiest Green Cleaning Recipes You Can Make at Home.  Ten simple recipes.

Earth Easy Here are some natural, non-toxic ways to control household insect pests. 

Edible Landscaping. Edible Landscaping Basics.  Tips and food and gardening advice.

English for Your Health.  A program to teach adults who speak very little English about health topics.

Fibonacci and the Golden Mean.  This four-minute video provides a concise introduction to the concept.

Fibonacci Art.  This site offers examples in art and nature where Fibonacci numbers or the Golden Ratio is used.

Fibonacci, Art, and Quilts.  An artist provides an easy to understand explanation of Fibonacci’s numbers and ratios, where you can find these proportions and how she uses them in designing her quilts.

File Card Bridges.  In this experiment, you test how many pennies two different designs of file card bridges will support.

Garden Therapy This citrus all-purpose cleaner is simple and made with natural ingredients.

Gumdrop Dome.  All you need for this experiment on building with triangles is gumdrops and toothpicks.

How to Throw Your Own Doctor Who Party.  Ideas on invitations, entertainment, costumes, food, décor, and music.

Library Journal. The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption.

Magic Toothpick Trick.  A trick that demonstrates surface tension.

Make a Simple Duck Call.  An experiment that shows how sound comes from vibration.

Maker Spaces in Libraries?  A video and article about maker spaces in libraries.

Measure Your Reaction Time.  An experiment on motion.

Merry Maids Video on making natural home cleaning products

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website.

Outrageous Ooze.  An experiment that demonstrates the properties of non-Newtonian fluids.

Remodelaholic 25 DIY home cleaning recipes

Science Hobbyist.  Website of amateur scientist and science hobbyist Bill Beaty. You’ll find thoughts, links, and science fair ideas for children as well as projects, unusual phenomena reports, physics videos, and animations.

Science of Cooking.  Explore recipes, activities, and webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.

Ted Talks:The Beautiful Math of Coral.  Margaret Wertheim explains the intersection of art and geometry in this video about an art project.

TreeHugger. How to Green Your Cleaning.  General green cleaning tips and links to articles and sources for green cleaning products.

TV Tropes: Mad Scientist.  A wiki article with lists of mad scientists found in books, comics, film, TV, games, anime and more. A good source.

Upcycle Magazine.  Project ideas, product reviews and interesting stories from all across the world of upcycling, recycling, and reusing.

Upcycle That.  Amazing and easy ideas to reuse and repurpose old stuff into something new and useful.

Weather Spotter’s Field Guide.  A guide to being a SKYWARN® spotter.

Wellness Mama’s Natural Beauty Ideas.  DIY products for your health.