Senin, 05 November 2012

The Gift of Letting Go

In a world where young people's spheres of exploration have become increasingly narrowed, how do we build the important qualities of resilience, social competence and independence? Psychologist Michael Thompson looks for answers in his exploration of summer camps in his recent book Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow. Clearly impressed with these camps' abilities to create life-long skills and devotion in their attendees--he is a former camper himself--Thompson examines these places and uncovers the psychological underpinnings of the emotions the campers feel about them.

Through discomfort and homesickness, as well as the natural surroundings and a different sense of time and place away from their parents, young people come to feel more independent, something which, Thompson argues, is essential to them becoming autonomous adults later on. They yearn for an environment that allows them creative and social freedom under the watchful eye of someone other than their parents, a place where they can feel part of something larger than themselves, and where there is little or no pressure to succeed.

For many campers, the attachment to a particular site becomes so strong that they want to return year after year. Often, the ultimate goal for these young people is to come full circle in their involvement and become counselors, passing on their knowledge and passion to a younger group of campers. They have benefitted tremendously from the opportunity to be away from home.

Of course not every student is destined to love camp. Thompson acknowledges that a certain percentage (less than 10% in his estimation) will either become so homesick that they must be picked up from camp, or endure the experience but chalk it up as a "not-for-me" adventure and never return.

Beyond the advocacy of summer camps and independent, non-parent led experiences, Thompson's book has ramifications for the importance of our experiential education programs and private schools As we continue to expand these opportunities through Interim, field trips, summer travel experiences and exchange programs, the benefits are ever more apparent.

Every educator who has seen a student be transformed through the power of a non-traditional learning opportunity can speak to the value of such experiences. And these transformations go in both directions--teachers often emerge from these excursions re-energized and impacted as well.

The first full chapter in Homesick and Happy, "Eight Things You Cannot Do for Your Children," serves as a useful reminder that we cannot--try as we might--make our children be happy or independent; we can only provide them with positive opportunities for growth and then trust in ourselves and other caring adults that our kids will be all right. "Give your child the gift of letting him or her go," Thompson suggests, and then be amazed at what happens next.

Advantages of Education Games Used in a Home School Environment

The operations manual for the most important piece of equipment imaginable - the brain. There are resources and materials which can assist a child to access and apply their brains' immense powers. Parents can learn with their to assemble and paint their own planetarium model, highlight it to create the glow effect and charge it with any light source. Can you navigate a ball through a mind-bending obstacle course as quickly as you can? LET A CHILD SHOW YOU HOW!

*Teachers and Parents can easily access the Sentence Building and Farmyard Dominoes that teach spelling and counting. Cubes printed with numbers are an interactive and visual way to get to grips with mathematics. This hands-on manipulative kit can be used to teach a range of maths concepts to all ages. The Pizza Fraction Action Snap is a fantastic learning tool where teachers and parents can guide youngsters to experience learning with little formal teaching. These resources are invaluable as they are designed to encourage natural interaction, which gives the child a feeling of great satisfaction.

*Learning Physics with children can be quite exciting: The Sphere is an expanding and contracting ball. It cleverly combines mathematics and geometry to create a surprising motion that fascinates children and adults alike. Can you imagine how a toy such as this could lead to an interest in physics at University level?

*The British Isles jigsaw will test the memory of parents and teachers and enhance the visual and physical skills of young learners. Geography has never been easier. This jigsaw is multifaceted. Youngsters in a short time learn to connect shapes which are linked to counties, towns, rivers and other physical aspects of the United Kingdom. This style of learning lays down strong cognitive schemas which enlarges children's memory processes.

All the resources are easily accessible, very inexpensive and dispatched to reach the recipient within 24 hours. All the material is accessible for all children at all levels of learning from toddlers pre-school, through kindergarten, 3, 5 and 6 year olds, up to high school. Even parents will enjoy the vast array of educational toys and games that are available for their children.

The equipment encompasses primary learning, active, outdoor and intelligent learning. Many teachers such as those involved with International Baccalaureate schools, independent primary schools and nurseries find these games to be invaluable. So whether children are being educated at home or school is immaterial, the resources are excellent.

Al Qaeda Claims Credit for the Super Storm Sandy Attack On America?

Well it looks as if Hurricane Super Storm Sandy wants to linger around a while even past Halloween 2012; now that's a scary thought. Hurricane Sandy has already combined with a massive cold front, and now that Super Storm is backing up more weather flows from the prevailing East to West, including a good bit of precipitation which is making its 3-day journey across the country. Will the Midwest and East Coast ever get a break from the stormy weather? Will the floodwaters ever reside? Will Toronto and Montréal Canada be the next large city victims of this weather anomaly and calamity?

As chaos ensues and the media registers record viewership, Al Qaeda is making their next video claiming credit for the super storm and attack on America. Of course, they also tried to take credit for Hurricane Katrina but, we know that isn't true. Someday in the future scientists will figure out how to create super storms, and also how to knock them down. We may in the future be able to prevent Typhoons, Cyclones, and Hurricanes from forming through frequency manipulation and modulation of water vapor during the evaporation process on the surface of the ocean.

No, I'm not suggesting we are there yet, and I'm pretty certain Al Qaeda does not have this technology. It's too bad we didn't have such capability today because we could have prevented this Super Storm Sandy from flooding out New York City, Atlantic City, and a good portion of the low-lying areas of New Jersey. Not to mention the other flooding and damage that occurred in so many other states. But what if we do get that technology, and what if we use it to create a force multiplier strategy for warfare? Will we actually use it, and if we unleash that type of power, how do we turn the weather off once it's accomplished its mission - easier said than done.

Previously, when governments have used silver iodide to seed clouds, sometimes they can't get the rain to stop once it starts and then it ends up flooding out entire region. We've done it here the United States a few times, and China has also done it to themselves by accident attempting to alleviate droughts. It seems whenever we create a way to modify Mother Nature, she comes back and reminds us who is boss. Every time we create a devastating weapon, eventually our enemies threatened to use it on us.

Today, we are worried about nuclear proliferation in Iran which could spread throughout the Middle East and into South America. If I ran gets a nuclear weapon, and since they already sponsor international terrorist groups, there's a good chance we will enter an age of nuclear terrorism.

What if someday in the future Al Qaeda really did have some sort of energy weapon to create super storms? This isn't a science fiction flick question, although there have been genres along this theme - it is however a real question. Will we call it Weather Terrorism? And isn't Mother Nature already terrorizing us with the weather?

The Greek Gods of various forms of weather were believed to be tormenting and terrorizing humans back then. Maybe they know something about the future that we don't? Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it because it is an interesting future scientific question that we must ponder in advance of that potentially eventuality.

Student Loans - The Perkins Loan

How can you apply for a Perkins loan?

In order to apply for a Federal Perkins Loan you need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The MPN is a legally binding document showing the borrower owes debt to a school. The note includes information about the interest rate on the loan, the repayment plan and minimum rates of repayment; circumstances for deferment and forbearance, cancellation provisions; credit bureau reporting; late charges, attorney fees, collections costs, and default consequences.

The Perkins Program includes the Federal Perkins Loan, National Direct Stu­dent Loans (NDSLs) and National Defense Student Loans (DL). No new DLs were made after July 1, 1972, but there are some still in repayment. A Perkins student loan must be used only for educational expenses.

What students are eligible?

This program is for students in financial need in order to help them finance postsecondary education at low interest rates (the interest rate for PLs and NDSLs is 5% per year).

What are the maximum loan amounts?

The annual limits are $5,500 for undergraduate students and $8,000 for graduate students. The aggregate maximum loan is $11,000 for undergraduate students (Grade levels 1&2), $27,500 for undergraduate students (Grade levels 3&4) and $60,000 for graduate students.

Who is the lender?

Perkins student loans are given out by the roughly 1,700 participating postsecondary institutions. The school's loan fund is replenished by collections on outstanding loans made and reimbursements from the US Department of Education for expenses in relation to certain statutory loan cancellation provisions.

How can you apply?

In order to apply for a Federal Perkins Loan you need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The MPN is a legally binding document showing the borrower owes debt to a school. The note includes information about the interest rate on the loan, the repayment plan and minimum rates of repayment; circumstances for deferment and forbearance, cancellation provisions; credit bureau reporting; late charges, attorney fees, collections costs, and default consequences.

What are the advantages?

The advantages of such a loan are that there are no insurance or loan origination fees to pay, there is a nine-month grace period (while for other federal loans it's generally six months), there is only 5% interest rate and the repayment period is pretty long (10 years). Moreover, Perkins Loans are eligible for cancellation for teachers in designated low-income schools, as well as for teachers in designated teacher shortage areas such as math, science, and bilingual education. You can also cancel your loan if you are a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Significance of Online Training Event Solutions in Today's World

Training events were always a priority; however, its significance has increased manifold nowadays because of the frequent usage of various high-tech tools and solutions in daily business operations. These tools help you execute and manage most administrative works smoothly. Training event solutions includes registration applications, online payment services, communication platforms, and marketing systems, to name a few.

Organizations around the world often struggle to meet their training needs specifically if they are arranged on a recurring basis or at short intervals of time. With additional staff recruitments, the problem of managing training events still persists and invites a lot of stress to the organizers. In an effort to battle the issue out and seamlessly manage trainings a number of training organizing companies have started using online solutions to automate the whole process.

You can utilize the online registration solution to setup forms online. Customization is also possible to give each form a similar look to that of your company website. People can easily recognize your form and thus it increases your brand credibility too. People have the convenience of filling up the form and submitting the same online within a prefixed time. However, the benefit of such a solution is that you save time and cost that was required to be invested in case the organizers had opted for the same old, manual registration methods.

With registration comes the payment part if your training event happens to be a paid one. There too you need additional investments in terms of setting up payment counters and hiring people to collect the fees and keep a track of the daily accounts. However, you can save hard-earned capital by opting for a Cloud-based solution that enables you to receive funds over the internet. It lets the registrants facilitate payment transfers by using their credit cards. Individuals with a PayPal account can use it as well to transfer the registration fees on time. Other standard payment methods can also be used by training organizers to receive the funds. Such online processes are fast, secure, and convenient for both the sender (registrants) and the receiver (you).

Managing training means not only looking after the registrations and payment aspects but also maintaining good communication with past and future attendees. For that, you need to send out repeated messages (emails or SMS) to the attendee base informing them about future programs. They might be interested attending some of them. To attract the attention of more prospective participants, you should post your event information on Facebook, Twitter, etc. plus add photos on Pinterest and Instagram to let them view the same and decide on whether to participate in your event.

Online Chemistry Textbooks for College Students

The high prices of textbooks are one of the biggest problems of college students. While there are college courses that stick to a few basic textbooks, there are those which require students to buy new titles every semester. Science courses such, as chemistry, are usually more specific when it comes to the books they require their students to read. It becomes a heavy yoke for science students to keep up with the purchase of new sets of books every year.

E-books are the answer to college students' problem with costly textbooks. They are less expensive. There are online communities that offer students free etextbook downloads. You can also visit iBooks, Amazon, and other e-book retailer and search for the availability of your books. While they price their digital books higher than other e-bookshops, they are still offering considerably lower prices compared to printed books. For even cheaper options, you can try searching for etextbooks on online bookstores that also sell/rent used textbooks. Some authors also provide free online copies of their books.

You can find plenty of chemistry books online, from elementary to advanced chemistry.

If you are an incoming freshman who needs to have a general overview on chemistry, you can try Essentials of Chemistry by Soren Beier and Peter Hede or Fundamentals of Chemistry by Roman Elsair. Classics such as 1905 book An Elementary Study of Chemistry by William E. Henderson and 1922 book Practical Chemistry by Lyman C. Newell are also available online. Wikibooks also offer General Chemistry.

Chemistry students who focus on one branch of the science also have many e-books waiting for them online. You can find physical chemistry textbooks such as Introductory Physical Chemistry by David Ronis, and Physical Chemistry in Brief by J. Novak, S. Labik, and I. Malijevska. Biochemistry books include Structural Biochemistry from Wikibooks and the classic Practical Organic and Biochemistry by Melvin Calvin.

Analytical chemistry classic Quantitative Chemical Analysis by T. E. Thorpe is also available as well as Analytical Chemistry by F. P. Treadwell. There are numerous other titles for other chemistry subcategories such as organic and inorganic chemistry.

There are other helpful e-books ready for download such as Laboratory Safety for Chemical Students by Robert Hill, and Chemistry for Everyone: A Helpful Primer for High School or College Chemistry. With the wide range of options, practical college students do not need to spend precious dollars for chemistry textbooks. They just need to know how to exploit available etextbooks online.

The Components of the Blood and the Immune System

We all have a general idea of what blood is. The heart pumps it through our body, and we need it to live. It is used to swear eternal friendship. We use it to save lives. If we are sick, the doctor can test our blood to find out what is wrong. But how can the blood reflect how we are sick, and why is it so essential to life? In the following article, I will give an overview of the blood components and their function.

What are the components of blood?

Your blood makes up about 7% of your body weight, and in an adult amounts to around 5 liters (= 1.3 gallons) (1). If you lose too much blood, for instance during a trauma or an accident, it can be life-threatening, and you may need a blood transfusion. We are able to donate up to half a liter, which is about 10% of our total blood volume, however such blood donation requires overall good health, and time to rest and recover afterwards. Roughly half of the blood volume consists of various blood cells, while the other half is blood plasma, the liquid which enables your blood to flow throughout your body. Every component in the blood has their own critical function, which will be introduced in this article.

The blood plasma consists of approximately 90 % water (1)

Water is critical for life. A human can survive for days and even weeks without food, but only a few days without water. The reason is that water is a resource that constantly recycles. We lose water from our body both through urine and as evaporation from our skin through sweat. Neither of these processes are something we can consciously control, but they are important processes for temperature control as well as getting rid of waste products. On the other hand, our water intake is under our control. We get water from what we drink, but also through food. Mild dehydration may lead to headache, overheating, or dizziness, but is not life-threatening under normal circumstances. In cases of extreme dehydration, you can get liquid through intravenous transfusions directly into your blood.

The blood plasma contains various soluble components

In addition to giving blood its fluidity, so that blood cells can be transported throughout the body, water is also important as a solvent for transport of nutrients and waste products. Minerals, vitamins, glucose, and various types of proteins, along with the water, make up the blood plasma. Although the color of the blood is red, the color of the blood plasma is actually yellow. The red color comes from the large amount of red bloods cells, as will be described below. The yellow color of the blood plasma comes from the various water-soluble components, such as nutrients and various signaling molecules. Furthermore, your blood is the carrier of various waste products, that are filtered out from the blood to the urine through the kidneys. In addition, the blood contains various proteins that have both structural as well as regulating or signaling roles. One type of important structural proteins are the coagulation factors that are required for proper blood clotting. Insulin is an example of signaling molecule. People suffering from diabetes must closely monitor and adjust the glucose and insulin levels in their blood, to ensure a proper balance.

The cells in our blood

The cells in our blood are divided into two main types: The red blood cells, and the white blood cells. In addition, there are specialized cell fragments, called platelets, that are derived from a specific type of white blood cells, the megakaryocytes. The red blood cells (RBC, also called erythrocytes) take up about 45% of the total blood volume (1). The red color is due to abundant amounts of the protein hemoglobin, which binds and transports oxygen from the lungs throughout our body. The white blood cells are critical for our immune system, which can broadly be divided into the innate and the adaptive immune system. The innate immune system recognizes patterns that are associated with pathogens, and mounts a fast reaction towards infections. The adaptive immune cells recognize specific eptiopes, and can be educated to recognize epitopes associated with disease. The response of adaptive immune cells are initially slower, but the education leads to a "memory" so that upon later encounters, we can quickly recognize and eliminate the threat. Immunization is based on the ability of the adaptive immune system to recognize the pathogen and develop a protective "memory" or immunization. Lastly, the platelets, also called thrombocytes, are not cells, but rather cell fragments. They are critical for blood coagulation, to ensure that upon a cut or damage to a blood vessel, the bleeding will stop.

The Sacred Solfeggio Tones

I was interested in finding a connection between the Solfeggio tones and my theory "The Base Harmonics Of Universal Tones" As hard as I tried, I just couldn't make them connect in a way that would satisfy a legitimate mathematical model.

After careful consideration, I noticed something about the original Solfeggio order of tones. The Solfeggio tones are a play on the sequential numbers from 1 to 9.

This is what I found:

1 7 4---- 4 1 7---- 7 4 1

2 8 5---- 5 2 8---- 8 5 2

3 9 6---- 6 3 9---- 9 6 3

Starting from the first group of tones, first number moving down, then up and to the second group, then the third group, always using the first number moving down. You will see that the first number in each tone is in sequential order from 1 to 9.

Starting from the second group of tones, using the second number moving down, using the same method as the first one except you will always use the second number in each tone, and end the count at the first group. You will see that the second number in each tone is in sequential order from 1 to 9.

Starting from the third group of tones, always using the third number moving down, then up and back to the first group, ending at the second group, you will see that the third number in each tone is in sequential order from 1 to 9.

As cleaver of a matrix as this is, it just doesn't have any relevance to any natural tones provided by the Universe.

As you can see there is another way that you can play on these numbers.

1 4 7---- 4 7 1---- 7 1 4

2 5 8---- 5 8 2---- 8 2 5

3 6 9---- 6 9 3---- 9 3 6

I think the way Solfeggio arranged them is sequentially better, but neither way has any relevance to the Universal tones, except for the 471Hz. tone. Actually the way that I've arranged them is closer to the Universal tones than Solfeggio's way. The frequencies are fairly close to the Universal tones, and that is why they seem to work, but we can do much better.

These are the Universal tones arranged so that the first number in each tone is sequential from 1 to 9.

131.53Hz. = 12^√C^3 = 8^√C^2 = 4^√C

264.09Hz. = 7^√C^2

349.01Hz. = 10^√C^3

471.39Hz. = (C m)^3 / (2π^2 r)^3

551.98Hz. = 11(C m / (2π^2 r))

668.93Hz. = 9^√C^3 = 6^√C^2 = 3^√C

710.88Hz. = 2√(C G)^3 / (C G)^3

813.33Hz. = 9(13^√C^3)

920.71Hz. = 7(12^C^3) = 7(8^√C^2) = 7(4^√C)

There are several different ways that I can arrive at the sequential order of 1 to 9 using different Universal tones, but I think that the way I have it now is the best way to represent the sequence.

This arrangement is OK, but it leaves out plenty of very important frequencies. Some are lower than 131.53Hz. and some are higher than 920.71Hz. Also there are tones in between that are important as well, so I don't put a lot of relevance to this sequence, but it has its musical uses I suppose. You can look at my article on "The Base Harmonics Of Universal Tones" to view all the Universal tones.

Landmark Forum: Living a Better Life

Personality development courses help a person improve the quality of his life by helping him realize his dreams and aspirations. They enable the individual to bridge the gap between his potential and his performance. However, there is still a lack of awareness about these courses. That is why companies like Landmark Forum organize special sessions where they introduce people to their programs. These sessions mostly start at seven in the evening and go on till ten at night.

These sessions are divided into two parts. In the first half, the leader of the session will share with the audience the basics of the Landmark Forum. He would explain the principles of the organization and the benefits of the program. The cost of the program and the payment schedules would also be explained in detail. During the break participants can ask questions and mingle with each other. In the second half the leader would go deeper into the values of the course. Graduates of the program would share their experiences with the audience and the impact it has made in their lives. Having gained sufficient knowledge on the courses, the participants would then be able to make up their minds if they want to sign up for a program or not.

Quite a few people who undertake courses offered by organizations such as Landmark Education notice a considerable change in their thinking and approach towards life. They are able to plan their lives better and accomplish a lot more in their daily lives. Many people talk about how they have managed to improve their relationships with colleagues, relatives and friends. Some people manage to find new goals and get a new sense of purpose.

It is quite common to find people from all walks of life at these programs. One can find artists, businessman, students, professionals and housewives at these programs. The lessons offered in these courses are applicable to everybody. The wonderful part about these courses is that the individual can meet others who are also going through the same problems as them. By sharing valuable life experiences participants are able to help each other improve their lives.

The lessons offered in these courses can also be found in many books that are easily available in good book shops and libraries. Many former graduates have also written books on what they have gained by attending these courses. Firms like Landmark Forum also have programs for teenagers, young adults and families. Companies like these are also constantly conducting research in this field as to how better they can improve on existing methods. These topics are discussed in scientific journals and management books. Companies like Landmark Forum also offer leadership programs. Many executives who want to advance in their careers sign up for these courses. They use the lessons offered in these programs to improve themselves professionally. Everybody would like to achieve their full potential. They would want to have meaningful professional as well as personal lives. Personality development courses can help them achieve it.

Selasa, 30 Oktober 2012

Kids Summer Attractions - Why Take Your Child To An Educational Trip?

We all know that education is extremely important for our children and we strive hard to provide them the best we can afford. However, formal education is not enough for transforming a child into an intelligent, responsible citizen. He has a lot to learn from seeing, touching, feeling, hearing and smelling the Mother Nature. Contrary to what many parents believe, your child need not have supernatural memory or an IQ equal to Albert Einstein to succeed in life, but good manners, communication skills and common sense can work wonders in a child's life.

You can see many examples for this in real life. Out of the 40 young achievers under 40, a list published by Fortune Magazine, there were only a few entrepreneurs that can be regarded as highly intelligent in terms of IQ. For arguments sake, we can say that the founders of Google and Facebook are highly intelligent people and possess an above average IQ. Although, these highly intelligent people made it to the top of the list, the other 38 are still normal people and did not possess any extraordinary intelligence.

What Children Need Is Knowledge

Knowledge, especially practical knowledge can work wonders in a child's life. Our children learn a lot from us parents. They observe and learn how we deal with situations when we are happy or stressed out, how we respond to tensed situations and handle a crisis. A parent's problem solving skills and reading habits are often passed on to their children because children consider their parents to be role models and they want to follow what their role models do. Although, children have the incredible capability of learning a lot from their parents, we should develop good habits in them from their young age.

Developing reading habits is a very important thing to do but buying a couple of children's books and pushing them to read it may not work out. Instead, a parent should try to find a cause that will stir up their child to read a book. Our children need to learn about industries, animals, space and technology. The best way to educate your children about these fascinating things in life is taking them to a field trip to the relevant industry. Researchers have agreed that humans do not know about oceans as much as they do about space. Educating your children about marine life has a very important place in their overall wellbeing and educational growth. The best way to teach them about ocean is taking them to a field trip to a good aquarium like Vista Life and buying them some relevant books that will help them with the study.

Visit Sea Life - Birmingham's Finest Water Life Education Centre

If you are looking for a marine life educational centre where your child can learn, feel and enjoy, Visit Sea Life is the first choice for you. The centre has many interesting programs that will keep your child engaged. There are feeding demonstrations throughout the day and children can learn about the feeding habits of ocean animals and what type of foods they eat. The ocean tank tunnel walkthrough ensures that kids can see hundreds of marine organisms and animals that enjoy themselves in their natural habitat. It goes without saying that a parent concerned about his child's education will find Visit Sea Life to be the best place to visit.

5 Great Benefits Of Education Trips For Children

Many parents take their children for education trips but there are still some parents that can't come up with a trip plan for their kids. Unfortunately, these parents fail to recognize the importance of educational trips for children and how it can mould a child into a responsible, intelligent adult.

1: Children Get To Know Their Family Better

Educational trips with family give children an opportunity to interact better in a social setup, especially if the trip has other family members and friends. It is a great way to nurture communication and socializing skills in your child. Social gatherings and educational trip will make children feel more secure about relationships and it will also plant socializing skills in them.

2: A Better, Relaxed Mindset

Children, like adults need a break from the monotonous lifestyle of going to school from Monday to Friday and playing video games on weekends. Although, their life may not look like a stressed out one that most parents lead, they also get frustrated in challenging academic life, and this will affect their ability to learn new things. An education trip is the best way to enhance their learning skills and divert their mind from school in a positive way. Children that travel frequently with their parents and visit educational sites are usually well behaved and intelligent.

3: Knowledge

One indisputable benefit of an educational trip is the opportunity to learn new things. Educational trips give children an opportunity to learn things through visuals and the feeling of learning is not there. They are observing things at an educational trip and this will deeply feed information into their heart. For the knowledge hungry child, each educational trip will be an excellent opportunity to learn and be active. Children that do not go out regularly with their parents tend to develop lazy habits and have issues in communicating with others. Children need exposure to public places with their parents so that they can observe and learn from their parents.

4: Respect To Nature

We all know about global warming and how natural resources are running short. This is a big issue and if our future generations are not concerned about the Mother Nature, the existence of our planet is questionable. However, awareness about nature can't be built without giving your children opportunities to learn and explore it. Many children have limited knowledge about marine life and how vivid it is, but if you take them to a marine aquarium like the Visit Sea Life, your child will quickly realize how wonderful marine life is, and they will not feel like spoiling it.

5: Cultural Learning

When you take your child to a public place, he gets an opportunity to see and explore people from different walks of life and this definitely gives them an advantage in understanding different cultures.

These are the 5 great benefits of taking your child to an educational trip. There are many stunning places inside the UK where you can take your child so that he can explore and learn while enjoying the scenic beauty. Birmingham's Visit Sea Life is an absolutely stunning place to explore and learn more about the wonderful marine sea life and it won't be a miracle if your child shows further interest in learning more about ocean life.

How Educational Trips Can Help Teachers Make An Impact On Children?

Educational trips not only help children learn better when they are away from their classroom environment, but it can certainly help teachers to a great extent in making great impact on children. Several studies have shown that a simple field trip on a subject can make great impact on children, than several textbooks, demonstrations and pictures in the confinement of a classroom.

That's right, educational trips cater to more than one learning style and it becomes an excellent teaching tool for teachers to make children understand better on a certain subject. Lectures inside the classroom cater to audio learners, who learn best by listening. However, there are visual learners will learn best when they see visuals and this might not exist in a classroom, but is more frequent during an educational trip. Educational trip tap on all kinds of learning, since the teacher can instruct while they are on the trip and cater to students who rely on audio learning, and show visual that make more impact on children who learn with visuals.

Here Are A Few Benefits For Teachers When They Take Their Children For Educational Trips:

• Relaxing - children are more relaxed when they go on a field trip, which means that they are likely to learn better when they are relaxed. Since they not pressurized with competitive classroom setting, they are more open to listening and can grasp better with visuals as well as listening. Hence, a teacher can be certain that children will learn better when they are lectured during an educational trip as they can also rely on visuals.

• Non- monotonous - taking students on a field trip breaks the conventional routine and gives them extended time to relax and pay. As teachers, if you find that your children can no longer take in a boring topic as a lecturer inside a classroom, consider taking them on a relevant field trip, and it is guaranteed that they would learn better.

• New learning - sometimes educational trips tend to help children learn more and newer things than what is generally taught inside a classroom. During educational trip children learn facts that are not included in their textbooks, and this knowledge can further initiate interest in their learning process about a particular topic.

• Manners - although children are taught how to behave with conventional etiquettes in school, they can apply the same and be corrected when they are on a field trip. Teachers get more opportunity to observe each student and how they behave and respond in a social gathering.

• Creating interest - on educational trips teachers can create new interest in their children by giving insights into real-life experiences. This however, cannot be done with pictures inside a textbook, since children love to see and learn.

A perfect place which can be associated with a field trip is SEA LIFE aquarium. This can be an extremely fascinating place for children, as this aquarium houses more than 1000 different species over 2 million liters of water. Unlike conventional aquariums, Sea life gives real-time experience to children by helping them interact with fishes like holding them in their hands, touching a starfish and feeding sharks - of course under the supervision of an expert. Sea Life is a must visit place, as they have all that it needs to engage children and give them a lifetime experience that can create an everlasting impact on their memories.

God Is a Woman and Jesus Was Her Husband

Christians call Jesus Son of God but in The Quran God stresses that Jesus was human. There is ample evidence that the texts of the Gospels have been changed and that the role of Mary Magdalene has been altered. Jesus was a reincarnation of Adam while Mary Magdalene was a reincarnation of Eve. In the original creation story Eve was not made out of the rib of Adam but Eve gave birth to Adam. This is the reason why Eve is called Mother of All the Living. For 6,000 years God has hidden Her identity.

In the Gospel Adam is named Son of God while Jesus is called firstborn of all creation. This means that Adam was born and that Eve was God. The Gospel also states that Christians are children of God and born of God. Men cannot give birth so God is a Mother and the text has been altered. The love of God Jesus was speaking of, is the love of a Goddess for Her husband. Jesus was born in the same way Adam was born, from a woman without the seed of a man. Eve and Adam have been around many times. Noah was a husband of God, like Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David and Mohammed. Reincarnations of Eve and Adam also played a significant role in history outside The Bible.

This universe is a virtual reality based on the universe God is living in. In this virtual reality She has had many lives. Our universe is controlled by a programme that is running for approximately 6,000 years. God can assume roles in Her own universe. The purpose of this universe is to provide entertainment for Her. The gods are real humans that produced an advanced civilisation, became immortal, and entertain themselves with virtual realities like this universe. The world God comes from may have come about by accident and the laws of natural selection may apply there.

The Evidence

The following evidence in the scriptures supports the theory:

Jesus was with God in the beginning (John 1:2) but there is no mentioning of Jesus in the Tanakh (Old Testament).

Adam is referred to as son of God (Luke 3:38), Jesus as firstborn over all creation (Col. 1:15) so Adam was born and Jesus was a reincarnation of Adam.

Christians are considered to be children of God and born of God (John 1:12-13) so God was a Mother before the text was altered.

No Father is mentioned in the Tanakh, only Eve is named Mother of All the Living (Gen. 3:20).

After having created the humans on the sixth day in Genesis 1, God appears to have started over again by creating Adam and Eve in Genesis 2. This indicates that the text has been changed.

Adam calling his wife Eve because She would become mother of all the living also suggests tampering.

The Quran states that God tested Adam during The Fall (Quran 20:115-121), while The Bible states that Eve seduced Adam (Gen. 3:4-6).

The Quran mentions the creation of Adam extensively but does not mention the creation of Eve, which may indicate that Eve was never created.

The Quran mentions that Jesus and Adam were created in a similar way (Quran: 3:59). They were both born from a virgin.

The repeated reference in the Gnostic texts of Mary Magdalene being loved by Jesus more than the others indicates that the Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John was originally Mary Magdalene before the text was redacted.

The last chapter of the gospel of John appears to be added later to suggest that the Beloved Disciple was John as the previous chapter already has closing lines (John 20:30-31).

There apparently had been rumours that the Beloved Disciple had become immortal (John 21:23). If the Beloved Disciple was Mary Magdalene and if She was God then this would have made sense.

The love of God Jesus was speaking of (John 17:23-26) was the love of a Goddess for Her husband.

John the Baptist talks in the Gospel (John 3:27-29) in terms of himself as a best man with the implication that Jesus the bridegroom is coming to meet his bride, but there is nothing specific to identify the bride (see also: Luke 5:34, Matt. 9:15).

It was customary for a Jewish rabbi to be married and the apostles called him rabbi (Mark 11:21).

The marriage described in the Gospel of John (John 2:2-8) could be the wedding of Jesus because at a Jewish wedding guests normally do not give orders.

Jesus started doing miracles at this wedding, which may indicate that this wedding turned him into the Messiah.

In the Parable of the Ten Virgins the Kingdom of Heaven is compared with a wedding banquet in which Jesus is the bridegroom (Matt. 25:1-13).
The scheme of God hiding Her identity

Even though God appears to be a male in the Tanakh and the Quran, many scholars believe God is gender neutral because male is the default gender. Jews and Muslims do not see God as a Father. God being a Father is an entirely Christian notion. Therefore the ability of God to give birth, combined with the many traces of forgery in the Gospel, implies that God is a Mother. Eve is called Mother of All the Living and therefore Eve was Her first incarnation in this universe.

The Virgin Mary veneration stemmed from the veneration of saints and martyrs in early Christianity. As prayers were addressed to saints, there were also prayers directed to the mother of Jesus. Over time Virgin Mary became the most prominent saint. Later on statues and images of Virgin Mary have been made similar to mother goddesses like Isis. It all seems to have been planned by God despite the fact that God forbade the use of images in worship (Ex. 20:4-5). The Mother Goddess Mary, who had been eliminated from the Gospel, re-entered the Church via a back door. The birth of Jesus from Virgin Mary resembles the birth of Adam from Eve. As more and more prayers were directed to Virgin Mary, she became a proxy for God.

Jesus is called Son of Mary in The Quran (Quran 19:34), while Christians call him Son of God. This reference excludes the possibility of God being the father of Jesus but it also points at the fact that the name of God was Mary, a secret only known to God. In The Quran Sura 74 named The Hidden Secret or The Cloaked One it is suggested that the number 19 contains a hidden secret (Quran 74:30). There has been a controversy surrounding this secret, which should provide evidence that The Quran is a message from God. The hidden secret is also translated as a man wearing a cloak. Sura 19 is named Mary while God is a woman even though most people think that She is a man. The hidden secret is that God was named Mary and that Sura 19 is a secret key that reveals Her identity.

The St. Mary of Zion Church in Ethiopia claims to contain the original Ark of the Covenant. According to tradition, the Ark came to Ethiopia with Menelik I after visiting his father King Solomon. In the 1950's the Emperor Haile Selassie built a new modern Cathedral next to the old Cathedral of Our Lady Mary of Zion that was open to both men and women. The old church remains accessible only to men, as Mary symbolised by the Ark of the Covenant allegedly resting in its chapel, is the only woman allowed within its compound. The Ark of the Covenant was the residence of the spirit of God (JHWH), so this is a remarkable coincidence because God was also named Mary.

Shortly after discovering Natural Money, which is a lasting solution for the economic, social and ecological crisis, a woman I have met years ago, and seemed to be making Herself noticed ever since making accidents and coincidences happen, had a message for me. She broke into my mind using telepathy, dreams and mind control. She presented Herself as Eve and gave me the impression that I was Adam.

Natural Money can help to solve the financial, social and ecological crisis that is unfolding. Based on the discovery of Natural Money, the messages, and the accompanying events, I assumed that She is God. I worked for years researching the suggestions She made and concluded that the universe is a virtual reality and that God is a woman.

Because of what happened, and because December 21, 2012 is approaching, I worked on a plan for the future. I made the best of it using the information at my disposal, so do not assume that the plan is flawless. If you believe me then you have a good reason to spread the message because your future could depend on it. The outline of the plan can be found here:

How to Master Different Writing Styles?

What is the Purpose of your writing?

Are you writing to inform, entertain or persuade?

By being able to identify the purpose of your writing quickly you can make your writing as relevant and effective as is possible when you are under pressure and writing for an exam. This means there will be less pressure on you, and you can feel confident with the knowledge that the examiner will award you as many marks as possible.

Writing To Inform:

· When writing to inform, remember to include plenty of facts, as a major objective is to give the reader as much information as possible and including facts and figures is a great way of getting accurate information across to your readers.

· Usually, a good informative piece of writing covers all aspects of the topic in question, giving the reader as much information as possible so they can then make their own mind up.

· When writing to inform giving a clear overview of the entire topic is key, though structure is equally as important if you want to keep your readers entertained and intrigued with your writing. Starting with your strongest argument draws the reader in and then gives you the ability to lead onto other areas so you know you have covered all sides.

Writing To Entertain:

· When writing to entertain, successful writers use topics and subjects, which their readers can enjoy and relate to.

· Readers want to be entertained and so good writers avoid any dead ends, and make sure everything they write has a purpose and is meaningful to their work.

· Using a variety of sentence structures can change the pace and speed at which a sentence is read and therefore the entire dynamic of a sentence. This can be hugely effective, for example the impact of several quick short sentences adds emphasis to them and is a perfect way of building up tension and keeping readers hooked and entertained, desperate to read on and see what happens next.

Writing To Persuade:

· When looking to persuade a reader, you want them to agree with your opinion on the subject that you are writing on - (there isn't actually much difference in writing to persuade and writing to argue.)

· Don't fall into the trap of ignoring any other viewpoint in your writing as this probably wont work in encouraging people over to your viewpoint.

· You can certainly afford to be more one-sided and personal than you can when you write to argue but cover different opinions as well in your writing though make them seem less important through your use of language and literary techniques.

· An effective and persuasive structure needs to be present as you build up through clear topic driven paragraphs.

· Using rhetorical questions and emotive language makes you appear more passionate and emotional which in turn makes the reader feel more personally involved in what you are writing about.

· Discourse markers also help your ideas flow, and helps your readers to follow the argument and therefore your opinion. They include words such as, "therefore", "however", "but" and "to conclude".