reading series for 1st graders


How to Build a Card Reader

Have you ever sat there looking at your credit card or driver’s license and wondered what on earth could be stored on that tiny magnetic strip? Now you can find out for yourself by building your own magnetic strip card reader at home for less than $30 and it will connect to your personal computers’ […]



How to Read the Lines on a Heart Monitor

You may not be a cardiologist, but you can glean a certain amount of information from the lines on an electrocardiogram (EKG). Still, it’s important to leave the true reading and diagnosis to trained healthcare providers whose profession it is to detect abnormal sinus rhythms. Deciphering peaks and valleys Compare your EKG to the normal […]



How to Read SDF in Microsoft

A file with the SDF file extension is likely a fixed length, ASCII Structured Data File. The SDF file format is a compacted database normally created using Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition, though Microsoft Access will also create and open SDF files. Microsoft Access is included in most versions of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. […]



How to Read a Bad PDF File

Portable Document Format (PDF) is very useful for transferring frozen images and text in a specific format, organization and look from one computer to another or from one operating system to another; however, completing that process incorrectly (e.g. if the “print to PDF” function from Microsoft Word is used wrongly) will result in a bad […]



How to Change a Flat Tire

Replacing a flat tire requires only a few essentials. Know this easy (and all too common) automotive task, and you’ll be rolling again in no time. After reading this eHow you’ll be able to save yourself the hassle of waiting for AAA to come bail you out, you can just change the tire yourself.



How to Read a Lung CT Scan

A computed axial tomography scan, better known as a CAT scan or CT scan, is used to image the internal organs of the body using multiple x-ray beams taken successively from multiple angles. A lung CT scan is used to diagnose and monitor diseases that may have a nonspecific appearance on conventional chest x-ray. Doctors […]



How to Read a Scale by Weighing Grams

There are three types of scales to weigh grams. The triple beam scale has been in use from the time the pyramid were built in ancient Egypt and are precise to the tenth of a gram in weight. The most common scales are battery operated digital scales that generally weigh in whole grams. Mechanical scales […]



Synonym & Antonym Activities for 3rd Grade

Third-grade language arts standards require students to understand meanings of words and relationships between words that have similar meanings and words with opposite meanings. Synonym and antonym activities aid in mastery of this expectation by increasing the vocabularies of students. As they learn to distinguish between synonyms and antonyms, third-graders can better tackle the words […]



How to Read the Copyright Page of a Book

The copyright page of a book is full of pertinent information about what the book is, who wrote it, where and when it was published and how you can obtain additional copies of the publication. The concept of the legal copyright began in the year 1710 in Great Britain. Since then, publishers of books have […]



How to Read a MRI

MRI stand for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRIs offer an excellent look at the anatomy and tissues inside a person’s body, with a level of detail that is far better than other methods such as X-rays or ultrasound. One advantage of an MRI is that it is able to take many images from different areas, as […]



How to Read HVAC Wiring Diagrams

If you are unfamiliar with the process of reading HVAC, or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning wiring diagrams, then fixing your own furnace may seem like trying to read Greek or Egyptian without some kind of translator. However, if you learn a few basic symbols and terms, you will be able to read HVAC wiring […]



How to Read a Road Map

While technology is increasing at such a fast pace that many new cars now have installed GPS units–which tell you how to get from point A to point B–many travelers, either through preference or necessity, still rely on road maps to navigate a trip. It is not difficult to read a road map, nor will […]



How to Read & Sing Shape Note Music

Reading shape notes is a simplified way for a singer to read music. Used in the early part of American history when many singers were musically untrained, simplified notation was a way for people to sing printed music in church choirs. Since shape notes only influence the way music is printed, the way the music […]



How to Read an MRI on the Right Shoulder

Reading an MRI on the right shoulder can lead to a diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of injuries and afflictions. An MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves to image the body in greater detail than X-rays. An image produced by an MRI contains high resolution information that can be viewed by anyone […]