Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

All About How Our Planet was Formed

The planet Earth, formed through a long and tumultuous marriage of fire and ice. Glaciers slid across continents; volcanoes spit forth lava creating islands, and earthquakes shattered land masses, pushing up mountains. This is a guide to those processes and the landmarks they created.

Alternative Ways to Fuel Our Planet

Contrary to what some people believe we do not have to reinvent the wheel in order to utilize alternative fuel sources. Wind, water and the sun have been available as options for saving the planet for years. The technology is in place. The only thing lacking is consumer participation.

Experiments With Fossils for Kids of All Ages

Fossils transport us to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They are the historical and scientific evidence that dinosaurs, plants and sea life existed millions of years ago. These experiments on fossils give students a solid idea of what fossils are and how they developed.

Natural Habitat of Owls

Owls are interesting creatures. They seldom make their own nests; rather, they take over the nests or homes of other creatures. A very ingenious bird, owls live in trees as well as in burrows in the ground or cavities on rocky mountain faces.

Birds of Prey: Identification Tips

How many times have you looked up, seen a raptor flying overhead and wondered, “Is that a hawk…no too big…maybe it’s an eagle?” As more birds of prey wing their way into our lives, the ability to identify them correctly is becoming an important ability.

Marine Biomes: Important Facts on the Tropical Ocean

From the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn, the delicate biome of the tropical oceans rings the earth. Within these waters, vegetation and marine animals live in a world of fragile balance, often dependent on each other. Life in the tropical oceans relies on the warm water temperature.

Our List of Graduate Schools in Bioarchaeology

Finding graduate schools in bioarchaeology is easier than digging up artifacts if one knows the various synonyms for bioarchaeology. The study of skeletal remains is known by several other names including osteoarchaeology and palaeo-archaeology. Master’s and doctoral degrees are offered worldwide.

Choosing Journalism Graduate Schools

The best journalism graduate schools offer a variety of concentrations of study. Trying to discern where to apply can be difficult. This article gives tips on how to select a school that best meet your needs as well as give a glimpse into two prestigious schools of journalism in the US.

Letter of Intent for Graduate School

Writing a letter of intent for graduate school is more than a request to visit a professor or the department chair. A letter of intent is your foot in the door to the field of study that is your passion. Using these steps, you will create a document worthy of a future graduate student.

Degree in Contemplative Education

If you have yearned for a more mindful approach to education, a degree in Contemplative Education might fit your needs. Naropa University in Colorado is one of the few institutions that awards degrees in Contemplative Education.

Writing a Statement of Purpose for Graduate School

When writing a statement of purpose for graduate school, it is important to remember that this is your introduction to the committee reviewing your application. You will want to tell them who you are, why you are interested in the subject area as well as what experiences influenced your career.

How Many Graduate Schools Should I Apply To?

Let’s look at the question, “How many graduate schools should I apply to?” Will three be enough; is five too many? In this article, we will look at what factors should be the primary focus of this decision; what number of graduate school applications are reasonable and why.

Master’s Degree Capstone Project

A master’s degree capstone project or leadership project creates a venue for students to create and facilitate a project that demonstrates their understanding of accumulated knowledge as well as their ability to implement that project.

What is the Definition of a Reading Specialist?

The definition of a reading specialist is best understood through the words of the Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire who said, teaching children to “read the word,” allows them to “read the world.” A position as a reading specialist usually requires a Master of Arts degree.