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How Much Is a 1885 Silver Dollar Worth?

How Much Is a 1885 Silver Dollar Worth?

The 1885 silver dollar, commonly known as a Morgan silver dollar, features the profile of Lady Liberty on the obverse side and an eagle on the reverse side. The value of silver dollars has risen considerably, and the 1885 silver dollar is no exception. Morgan dollars from 1885 are not considered rar
10 Facts About the Flamingo

10 Facts About the Flamingo

Rodolfo Clix, office.microsoft.comFlamingos, with their brightly colored feathers, stick-like legs and flexible necks, are some of the most recognizable animals on the planet. Flamingos have inspired books, poems, songs, toys and novelty clothing, and loaned their name to sundry...
How to Calculate Travel Times

How to Calculate Travel Times

Create your own estimated time of arrival (ETA) by using your speed and distance to calculate your travel time. Other unexpected factors could come into play to make your estimate inaccurate such as a traffic jam, but a calculated travel time provides only an estimate. Use the travel time formula to
Science Fair Ideas in Satellite Technology

Science Fair Ideas in Satellite Technology

Satellite technology: applied sciencesatellite image by Clark Duffy from Fotolia.comIn the 50+ years since the Soviets launched the first Sputnik, satellite technology has bloomed in a manner similar to the computer. Like computers, satellite technology affects our daily lives. Unlike...
About the Scarlet Wisteria Tree

About the Scarlet Wisteria Tree

Also known as Spanish gold, rattlebox or red wisteria, scarlet wisteria (Sesbania punicea) is a commonly grown exotic ornamental characterized by showy red flowers and an aggressive growth habit. Originally native to South America, scarlet wisteria frequently escapes gardens and grows in thick stran
A Science Project Measuring Plant Growth With Three Different Water Conditions

A Science Project Measuring Plant Growth With Three Different Water Conditions

A science project that explores the effect of water conditions on plant growth should take into account three kinds of variables. The amount of water is the independent variable, which is the factor that you control and manipulate. The dependent variable is the plants' growth, which is an outcome de
How to Polish for a Pinewood Derby

How to Polish for a Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby competitions have strict rules that every vehicle must follow, meaning the difference between victory and defeat lies in how you maximize the effectiveness of your materials. Polishing the axles of your derby race car with a Dremel tool and sandpaper removes any imperfections in the n
How to Carve Wood Mushrooms

How to Carve Wood Mushrooms

Wood carving is a hobby that many people indulge in for relaxation. Some even do it for profit. Collectors often pay good money for distinctive pieces. You can create a distinct and beautiful mushroom from a piece of wood to serve as a yard or home interior display piece, or as an unusual addition t
How to Decorate a Terra-Cotta Painted Bathroom

How to Decorate a Terra-Cotta Painted Bathroom

A terra-cotta colored bathroom can be too much of a good thing. Careful choice of flooring, furnishings and accessories will help to add character and lighten the rather "heavy," too-earthy effect that terra-cotta may have when used extensively in a small space. Use certain colors for acce
Handheld Weather Instruments

Handheld Weather Instruments

Modern handheld weather instruments tell you more than just the temperature.termometro image by Maximo Sanz from Fotolia.comIf you are a science buff and enjoy keeping tabs on the weather, consider purchasing a handheld weather tool. Weather tools measure a variety of aspects of weather,...
Solar Cell Characteristics

Solar Cell Characteristics

There's a natural synergy: modern humans need energy and sunlight is everywhere. The trick is to harvest that energy in a useful and efficient way. Photovoltaic cells are designed to do just that: they convert sunlight into the most versatile form of energy, electricity. Their performance characteri
How to Make Your Own Kinetic Sand Art Picture

How to Make Your Own Kinetic Sand Art Picture

Kinetic sand art pictures can take from seconds to minutes to settle into a new sand scene. By shifting the angle of the sand art frame, gravitation pulls the sands downward into an ever-changing design. Because disparate sands vary not only in colors, but frequently in weight, they move at differen
Perler Bead Ideas for the Big Circle

Perler Bead Ideas for the Big Circle

Making craft projects with Perler beads can be a fun, creative and relaxing pastime. Using the big circle pegboard to plan out your patterns is also an enjoyable part of the design process. If you're interested in coming up with some original and artistic bead configurations, you might want to try t
How to Get to King Klang in MapleStory

How to Get to King Klang in MapleStory

"MapleStory" is a unique 2D massive multi-player online role-playing game that is free to play. While players can band together and form "Guilds" that work as teams to slay monsters, there is nothing preventing players from setting off on their own. The world of "MapleStory" has a range of unique mo
How to Fire a 98K Rifle With Iron Sights

How to Fire a 98K Rifle With Iron Sights

The 98k Mauser rifle is the second variation of the original Mauser model 1898 rifle. The first variation was simply known as the K98 (Karbiner 98). The full name is K98k which stands for Karbiner Kurz (translated: model 98 Short Carbine) and is shorter and lighter than the K98 and includes several
What Is a Temperate Forest?

What Is a Temperate Forest?

Temperate and temperate deciduous (leaf-shedding) forests are forests with moderate climates that can be found between the tropics and the polar regions in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. They are also called four-season forests because they exhibit four distinct seasons.
Beech Tree Identification

Beech Tree Identification

The American beech tree is one of the most easily identified trees in the forests where it grows. Certain features that the tree possesses make this quick recognition possible. The American beech tree can live for as long as 400 years in some instances. Of the ten different types of beech trees that
Building Wooden Crosses

Building Wooden Crosses

Perhaps your beloved pet has died and you want to mark his grave in the yard. Maybe you want a rustic religious ornament or simply a personalized crucifix over your front door. All these goals can be accomplished with two pieces of wood and a few supplies. Building wooden crosses is not too difficul
ASTM Coal Classifications

ASTM Coal Classifications

Coal is classified to the degree it has altered from lignite to anthracite.coal image by robert mobley from Fotolia.comThe American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) categorizes coal according to the degree it has altered from lignite to anthracite. Coal principally consists of...