Get Science Experiments Done! Have you ever struggled to actually get science experiments done? If you are like me, the answer is a big resounding YES. Every year I have big plans to do many science experiments. But I fail. I know I am not alone when it comes to this. Whenever I talk with… Read More Plant and Animal Cell Experiment
Last week I took the kids to Toolfest, a Construction Career Exposure Event, located at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in downtown, DC. Niara is our resident Tinkerbell, and when I saw an ad for this free event I knew I had to take her. But she wasn’t the only Grant girl out their having… Read More On Your Mark, Get Ready, DRILL!
I found out about Mystery Science last year and we had our first lesson which asked the question, Could a Volcano Erupt in Your Backyard? We all loved that lesson and learned so much. I have been looking for lessons to go with what we are currently learning. Needless to say I was thrilled to… Read More The Universe in a Box: Our 2nd Mystery Science Project
Last week when the girls arrived at auntie Professor Pam’s house for science they were met with a bountiful table of fruit and scones. She welcomed them to the table and invited them to eat. Then she told them each to get a grape and stand up. The girls followed her instructions with curious eyes,… Read More Failing IS Part of Our Process
So we came across this by pure chance but was completely blown away when we watched it. Since then I have shown the video to…well…everyone that had about 12 minutes to spare and I have enjoyed watching it right along with them. The girls were amazed as well and it was such a timely find as… Read More Underwater Museums: This Week’s Inspirational Hour
If you have never been to a STEM EXPO–Go! Every year, usually in the month of April, the Convention Center in Washington, DC gets taken over by all things science and engineering related. I will admit, the liberal arts in me was not so excited about spending a day surrounded by…well, STEMy things, but my… Read More STEM EXPO – A Must GO!
This week’s listening hour brought us all the way to Kenya to meet a most impressive young man, Richard Turere, who invented a way to solve a major problem that he and many others like him are faced with…mighty lions. When you have a moment, please gather your family and take a listen to him. We… Read More The Listening Hour: A 13 Year-Old Kenyan Boy