Engineering At Home

Sometimes, no matter how old your kids are, a great time ensues from something as simple as cardboard blocks. And sometimes science requires nothing more than a pile of stuffed animals and two containers of ten year old, well-worn, cardboard blocks. The other day, my usually precocious tweeny kids were …

Fresh Peaches and Bacon (Francis)

This morning we began the first day of the new school year. New things abounded. New markers, a new visit from a big brother, new lesson schedule, and a pile of new peaches from a neighbor (currently headed to a date with a pie shell). With all the newness of …

Free Science Lesson in Rocketry

The people at Supercharged Science are offering a free science lesson to be given in August to anyone who signs up at the link: http://www.superchargedscience.com/opt/free-teleclass-opt I have no experience with this group, but it looks very interesting and I like what Aurora says about science and teaching and homeschooling in …

Take Your Kids Out And Look Up

Summer is a wonderful time for nature studies and sky-watching. Last night we were outside with the neighbors watching Venus and Jupiter (pictured to the right). We talked about what the ancients must have thought when confronted by a view of planets that appear so close you can almost see …

Oceans and Zoboomafoo

When my kids were little they loved Zoboomafoo and the Kratt Brothers. They still love anything related to Zoology and this week we began re-watching (for the umpteenth time) a National Geographic series that the Kratt Brothers did called “Be The Creature“. It is absolutely fantastic and worth hunting down …

Live View of NASA Flying Saucer

Ok, the science geek in me is really, really excited. The same kind of excited I used to be as a kid the night before a field trip to the Steinhart Aquarium (I was certain I would grow up to be a marine biologist when I was ten). Tomorrow NASA …