How to make a compass out of a milk jug, a magnet, and a pin

Blaine and I have learned a few key survival tactics on our journeys around the world - one of which is how to make a compass out of a milk jug, a magnet, and a pin. It's a very useful skill to have when you need to navigate your way out of Uncle Cecil's lab! And in anticipation of our upcoming volume, in which we are sharing our geology leg with you all, we thought we would impart this fun … [Read more...]

When should you stop reading science aloud to your kids?

When should you stop reading aloud to your kids? Never - read aloud to them if they will let you do so! In fact, Blaine and I still enjoy listening to a good book. But reading science aloud to them is a bit different. At what point are they ready to start reading and learning rather than listening and learning? ┬áIs there a way for you to even tell? Today, Paige is back on the Sassafras … [Read more...]

How to set up an amazing science treasure hunt to learn about maps

Maps. Maps are everywhere. And maps can lead you where you want to go. Science. Science is everywhere. And science can lead you where you want to go. That is if you set up an amazing science treasure hunt! Today, we are introducing you all to one of our local experts from our geology leg as we share about maps. Then, we are going to help you all create an amazing science treasure hunt to … [Read more...]