Doing science part 3: creating curious teens. image by Dynamite Imagery

Teenagers are a jaded lot. They know everything and nothing. They are social creatures, and their primary focus is building raport with peers while learning how to separate from adults and do their own thing. It isn’t that they aren’t interested in anything. It’s that […]

Doing science image by: graur razvan ionut

I have said this before, we live in an over structured world, here in the upscale western world. This lesson has been brought home to me in a personal way lately via my classroom. At the start of the year and in past […]

For halloween, take a bat walk… image by Simon Howden

Halloween is coming in a couple of weeks and the Moon is waxing to full by next Sunday. This a great time to get out in the evening, in the cool fall air, and look for those animals that come out in the night. One of my favorite night […]

3 Fall art projects

I focus a lot on siency things on this blog because quite frankly, that’s my background. Before I was involved with the science of things, I was more interested in art. Not to the point of studying; I just like puttering with it. I find it relaxing.

Nature is an artist’s paradise. […]

Lessons from the moon: Full moon

Tomorrow is the full moon. It will rise near sunset and set near sunrise. We have now gone full cycle in our moon watching.

The moon has always been important and fascinating to people. For many years it was the main calendar tool and the way people tracked the changing season. There are several calendar […]

Lessons from the moon: 1st quarter, 5 kids books about the night.

This week is all about books. Books that you can share with your children. Books about the moon, the stars, and feelings about the night. I believe that reading to kids is a gateway to connection and imagination. Few people have been to the moon and, so far, none have been beyond it but, like […]

Sound and smell

We are a sight dependent species. Although there are other species, and eagle for example, who could make our quality of vision seem paltry, we rely heavily on site. Further, in this technologically miraculous age, we often have gadgets in front of our faces and or covering our ears. We forget to connect with the […]