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High School Diploma Online

There are various reasons why you might want to go for an online diploma. Perhaps you live too far away from the school area to make daily commuting possible, or it may be that you have certain health problems that make it difficult for you to attend classes on a regular basis. On the other hand, you may also be the type that does not flourish in a conventional educational setting and can learn better in your own environment, on your own terms.

Some people have special learning requirements and need individual attention that is not possible in a crowded classroom. Then there are others who have other major interests like art, music, acting, and so on, and so must have their lessons fitted around these commitments.

With the advances in e-learning technology, online education has become a very feasible and convenient option. Before you decide to go for an online diploma, however, it will be a good idea to consider the pros and cons of e-learning and check if it is suitable for you. There are many misconceptions and rather than getting into something under mistaken assumptions, try to have a clear idea about all that it involves. Here are some pluses –
You can study from the comfort of your own home.
There is no need to expend time and money in traveling to a distant school campus.
You can make your own study schedule and work whenever it is convenient for you.
With classes conducted entirely over the Internet and communication with teachers and peers carried out via email, text messages, chat, forums, and voice mail, you will learn how to purposefully navigate your way around the Internet and gain solid technological experience in using the latest computers and software. Since a major part of the communication is through the written medium, you will polish up your writing and spelling skills. Students participating in these programs come from all over the country and even from across the world. Working and communicating with them will teach you how to get along effectively with a wide spectrum of people. This will come pretty handy later, when embarking on a career in a globalized world.As long as the institution offering your diploma has a legitimate accreditation from a proper regional association, you will have no trouble in going for a regular university education later on. Actually, many of the major colleges, including the Ivy League ones, now offer online programs in addition to their regular courses.

Water Desalination Science Project

Shopping for Supplies

Now, make a list of the following when you go out as you will need to travel to different locations for the same. Some of the items can be also found in your garage or your backyard. Ready? So here we go:
First off, you will need 3-5 different magnifying glasses plus a discarded dish antenna, the ones that we use for our television sets. Also make sure that you get one with a stand so that it stands up on the ground.
Second you will need 3-5 stands or small tripods or you can also use camera tripods for the purpose. These are required to hold up the magnifying glasses.
Next, you will require some mirrors cut in a curve which fit the dish structure of the antenna. Now another alternative is to use three straight supported mirrors, if you cannot find the ones which go into the dish properly, however make sure that you get concave mirrors.
Next, visit a store that sells science experiment apparatus. Here you will need to find three important things. One, a beaker or a strong and thick petri dish, a tripod or stand, over which you can place the beaker and then a distillation apparatus. This apparatus is standard apparatus which consists of a plug or a covering that fits over the beaker, then, there is an angled (90/45 degrees) tube which is made up of glass and goes into the plug and lastly there is a proper stand or tripod which holds up the tube.
Lastly, you will need a cloth which is the size of the glass tube, plus some cold water, a small ink dropper, a mug and a pencil.
Gathering that stuff was the difficult part, now let’s set up the apparatus.

Setting it Up

It’s all about adjusting. Throughout the setting-up process, of the apparatus you will have to set it up in such a manner that, the rays of the sun are concentrated the best on the beaker. Also it’s going to take hours so be prepared with a sun cap and a pair of shades/goggles.
First place mirrors/dish facing the sun. If you are using mirrors, they should have an angle of about 80 to 85 degrees. Using a measuring tape, try to find out the mid-point of the mirror. This does not have to be very precise. However make sure that you get a round about idea. Mark it in a circle with a pencil.
Next off, place the tripod plus beaker and the distillation apparatus with salt water in front of the mirror. Cover the tube with the cloth, you can clip it on. Do not cover the remaining half which goes inside the plug or covering.

The Right Preschool Playground Equipment

A preschool is a lively place that is painted with vibrant colors and the playground is filled with cute and varied play equipment. Pupils who get admitted to the preschool need some distractions to take their minds off their parents. Hence, there has to be a wide variety of such equipment. It has to be joyful and engaging, so that the children remain engrossed in them all the time. Since this is the age for learning and development, the equipment set up should be designed such that they stimulate all their senses and through the senses, their thinking process.

Playground Equipment Specifications
Normally, they should include swings, slides, mazes, play panels, climbers, spinners, and play-structures. Nowadays, playground equipment play panels and play-structures are available, which reduce excess space usage. The playground can have different free-standing components or can have a play-structure. The difference between the two is that a play-structure has swings, slides, maze, etc., attached to each other. The whole thing poses as a single unit, to promote continuous play, whereas the free-standing plan includes all the components like slides, swings, etc., located away from each other. Play panels are the larger plastic-board version of the box cardboard games that are played in a group or individually. These are more beneficial for preschool children, as it minimizes the risk of them swallowing tiny play parts of the cardboard games. A playground should also employ equipment that renders good physical exercises to the children, while they are having fun. Playground climbing equipment, like, climbers should be essentially installed to exercise the upper bodies of children, effectively. There should be proper decks, roofs, and bridges installed for connecting these equipment to each other. This allows the children to move freely and effortlessly from one game to another.

Precautions and Tips
Equipment should be selected with extra care, as the individuals who handle them are innocent and carefree. The child safety tips to be kept in mind before selecting the equipment are:
The playground or playroom should be spacious and airy, but if enough space is not available, the layout should be planned to let in maximum fresh air and sunlight.
The equipment should not be very high, as the individuals handling them are ‘tiny’.
Care should be taken to avoid equipment with sharp edges. Any equipment that has sharp edges should be covered with some suitable material to avoid injuries to the children while playing.
A temporary awning should be provided to the playground area; it is required the most during the rainy season or during summers.

Table decorations for a graduation party

A graduation party is a fun way to celebrate the end of school/college and bringing together all your classmates under one roof, for perhaps the last time! To make the party a success, there are a number of things that need to be perfect, right from food, music, games and activities to the décor at the party venue. Speaking of party décor, if you are planning to have a sit-down formal affair, your table decorations should be very uniquely designed as they will remain right in front of your invitees, throughout the party!

Graduation Party Table Decoration Ideas

School Colors and Logo
When we talk of table decorations, it includes things like tablecloth, table skirting, plates, silverware, napkins, glasses and most importantly, table centerpieces. Since it’s a graduation party, in order to reaffirm your relationship with the institution that you are leaving, you can have its logo printed on the napkins and the tablecloth. Another idea is to choose tablecloths and napkins in your school colors! This is an interesting way to show your affinity to your school, at your graduation party!

Photographs
If you are the sentimental sorts, get hold of a few pictures in which you and your school friends are together or pictures which mark some special days and events in your school life. Get these photographs framed and put them on display at various tables. Your guests will have an interesting time finding themselves in the photographs and figuring out the occasions on which these photographs were taken!

Books
Although books are the last thing that will be on the mind of the invitees when they come for your graduation party, yet, if you think creatively, you can come up with many unique centerpiece ideas which includes them. For instance, you can stack up books of different sizes, one on top of another and finally, keep a vintage globe on them! Or, you can keep three large-sized books in a standing position, place two wine glasses in between them, with a bouquet on top to finish the look!

Inspirational Quotes
Since after graduation, everyone will take their own course in life i.e. some might study further, some will start working and some might take a break and go on a holiday, so, one of the tips is to write some inspirational quotes on placards and put them on tables for all the invitees to read. Some of the quotes that you can write are: “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” by R.W. Emerson, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” by Henry David Thoreau and “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” by William Arthur Ward. If you search the Internet, you will find plenty of such inspirational quotes for graduating seniors.