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 as long as 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 … [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...]

3 Ways you can make science fun each week

We all want to know how to make science fun - that is, after all, why you landed on this article . . . Hey, folks, it's Blaine Sassafras in the house! I gave Tracey the boot on this post because quite frankly, she's not the best at being "fun". I, on the other hand, am the leading authority on that subject in the Sassafras Fam. So, I knew that you guys would want to hear tips on making … [Read more...]

Basic Geology: The Sassafras Twins share with you the three types of rock

Blaine didn't know what the three types of rock were before our geology leg. This is what his geology test would have looked like before our summer-long, zip-lining journey began: But thanks to some amazing new tech from our Uncle and his prairie dog lab assistant, we now know the three types of rocks. And pretty soon you'll get to join us on that leg!! But before that happens, Blaine … [Read more...]