Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Apologia Physical Science (Ed. 2) - Module 9: An Introduction to the Physics of Motion

Here I have included videos, interactives, games and other websites to supplement Apologia's physical science course. Note: I am using the CD-ROM course and not the textbook. I have posted the list in chronological order of the lessons on the CD.

Apologia Physical Science (Ed. 2) - Module 8: Weather and Its Prediction

Here I have included videos, interactives, games and other websites to supplement Apologia's physical science course. Note: I am using the CD-ROM course and not the textbook. I have posted the list in chronological order of the lessons on the CD.



Thursday, March 24, 2016

Apologia Physical Science (Ed. 2) - Module 7: Factors That Affect Earth's Weather

Here I have included videos, interactives, games and other websites to supplement Apologia's physical science course. Note: I am using the CD-ROM course and not the textbook. I have posted the list in chronological order of the lessons on the CD. 


Apologia Physical Science (Ed. 2) Module 6: Earth and The Lithosphere

Here I have included videos, interactives, games and other websites to supplement Apologia's physical science course. Note: I am using the CD-ROM course and not the textbook. I have posted the list in chronological order of the lessons on the CD.
ATTENTION: Several links I include may speak of a different time frame of Earth's creation than a Biblical view. Parents may want to view the material first.



Apologia Physical Science (Ed. 2) - Module 5: The Hydrosphere

Here I have included videos, interactives, games and other websites to supplement Apologia's physical science course. Note: I am using the CD-ROM course and not the textbook. I have posted the list in chronological order of the lessons on the CD.



Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Picking Frauds from Freebies!


         In my freebie-finding adventures, I stumble upon a many great deals that cost me nothing! While I find success 90% of the time, I unfortunately have fallen for frauds as well. We freebie-finders must keep a keen eye online. A previous post of mine includes tips on finding reliable freebie sites. This post, however, is about scams and too-good-to-true offers I have encountered online. I am writing this post to inform others of how easily your information can be taken and your time wasted. Read below to see what to avoid online.

Facebook Scams
These are abundant! Watch your step when offered any of the following on FB:
  • Free iPads, iPhones, Computers, etc
  • Facebook giveaways
  • Free gift cards & vouchers
  • Free airline ticket offers
  • Free Facebook credits
  • Free virtual & game items
  • Lotteries & promotions
Online Giveaways
You must be careful with online giveaways, even more so than with regular freebie sites. A good rule of thumb is if it looks too-good-to-be-true, it probably is. Read my previous post for help differentiating a credible site from a fraud.

Fortunately some sites do deliver on what they promise. Here are beauty giveaway sites I trust:

  • Allure Magazine - gives away full-size beauty products every month.
  • Physician's Formula - offers "Freebie" Fridays on their FB page and contests on their website.
  • Avon - offers many sweepstakes and giveaways through their FB or website.

"Instant Win" Win Games
These do not cause any harm, but you have a minuscule chance of winning. You will waste your time on giveaway games.

"Free Trials" or "Free Subscriptions"
Initially this offer sounds great, but after the first delivery, you are billed monthly/weekly for a product you thought was free! You can see how well this marketing idea is going, just look around at all of the "free boxes" companies are now offering. And in order to cancel this subscription, you now have to go through an extensive process online or through the phone. You will receive that first product free, but it's not worth the time and money it will waste later on.

Any Kind of "Loyalty" or "Referral" Program
In order to win receive any free gifts, you must email your friends and get them to sign up for the same site under your referral link. Unless you have a circle of friends interested, I would not suggest using a referral program. It will end up wasting their time and yours. Here is what a normal set-up looks like:

  • Refer 5 friends for gift A!
  • Refer 10 friends for gift B!
  • Refer 25 friends for gift C!
  • Refer 50 friends for gift D!


Never-Ending Surveys
Some free samples require a small survey, asking for personal information along with your  billing address. Answer as many questions as you like, but once they deviate from the sample at hand, you are probably being scammed. Answering 2-3 pages of questions for a free sample puts you at risk for your information being sold to junk mail senders.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Apologia Physical Science (Ed. 2) - Module 4: The Wonder of Water

Here I have included videos, interactives, games and other websites to supplement Apologia's physical science course. Note: I am using the CD-ROM course and not the textbook. I have posted the list in chronological order of the lessons on the CD.