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… Continue reading 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,… Continue reading 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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading The Listening Hour: A 13 Year-Old Kenyan Boy
Science with Auntie Pam: Our very 1st animal dissection!
Lela has been learning about the parts of plants and animal cells in science. She was so excited about this unit I decided to do something fun (and yummy) for her to show what she knows. Before we created the cake we spent a couple of weeks learning about cells. We learned a rap about… Continue reading Plant Cell Cake Project, So Yummy!