To the Adventurers: Why I don’t recommend the new Sassafras Science Geology novel

An open letter to the Sassafras Science Adventurers who are considering buying a copy of the new Sassafras Science Geology novel. Dear Adventurers, Adventurers, I am not sure I should use that term as I don't want you to go on a Sassafras Science journey in the first place. But friends seemed wrong and if you have gotten this far, I must admit that you are adventurers. Most of you know me … [Read more...]

Edible glaciers and 2 other Arctic science activities you can do this summer

Around this time of year, the Prez and I like to hold our annual Arctic Blast Extravaganza!! We turn the lab into a winter wonderland and share a few of our favorite arctic science activities! It is the middle of summer and you are no doubt dying for a respite from the heat. And we figured that you just might want to join us in throwing the coolest party in town! So, this week we wanted to … [Read more...]

Hawk Talons shares facts and a free booklet for learning about seasons

It's awesome to watch the flowers and trees begin to bloom as the seasons' change. The scene outside changes from grey-brown colors to bright-green-rainbowy awesomeness. Blaine and I have always appreciated the change of seasons. It's nice to have something different to look at. But to be honest we didn't really care why or how that happened. That all changed one summer. The same summer we … [Read more...]

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?  Is 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...]