Living books and nature study go hand-in-hand

Often we look at living books and nature study as the fun extras of science education. The icing on the cake so to speak. The two sure taste good, but living books and nature study can’t possibly have the substance we need to teach science, right? The truth is that you can easily teach elementary and middle school science with just these two tools in your arsenal. Today, I want to share … [Read more...]

Extracting DNA with Uncle Cecil

Howdy folks - Cecil Sassafras here again! Blaine and Tracey asked me to come by today and share with you all “something fun.” Well, we all know where that can lead. This time we will not be learning about rockets. We will be learning about something much smaller – DNA. Blaine’s and Tracey’s journey through DNA is recorded in volume 2. But if you haven’t gotten there yet, I highly … [Read more...]

How to use living books with middle school students

Hi, Sassy-sci fans! Blaine and Tracey have asked me to come back and share about how to use living books to teach science to middle school students. Several months ago, I shared with how to use living books with elementary students and the response was so great that the twins wanted more. But before we discuss how to use living books with middle school students, I thought I would share a … [Read more...]

25 Christmas Science Ideas

We used to hate science, so the thought of doing science at Christmas . . . bleh! Nowadays, we love the subject. Can’t get enough of the stuff. All thanks to the Prez, Uncle Cecil, and one crazy summer filled with invisible zip-line travel! We have made a list. We have checked it twice. And now we’re going to find out who’s . . . no wait . . . that one is about Santa. We have made a list … [Read more...]

The Human Body {A Linc-dog Presentation}

Hey, folks, we are back today to introduce President Lincoln as he shares his review video about the human body from the second leg of our journey! If you remember, as we traveled around the world we sent in the info we were learning with the SCIDAT app. Then, back at the lab the Prez and our Uncle cataloged it all for us. Before we got going on our next leg, the Prez presented a review video … [Read more...]

Steps for Dissecting a Seed by Felipe Moreno

We learned on our botany leg that the seed contains the beginnings of a new plant. In other words, seeds are able to reproduce the plant they came from. There are millions of different kinds of seeds. We have been amazed at where we find them – like in the kitchen, on our hikes, and even in the grocery store. Did you know that peanuts are really seeds? Lately, Blaine and I have had … [Read more...]