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...]

How you can celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with science at home today

It's National Grilled Cheese Day and we are celebrating this wonderful holiday with science!! I know, your thinking - Blaine and Tracey, what the heck do grilled cheese sandwiches, science, and your living books have in common? It's really rather simple - we love grilled cheese sandwiches and we have a living book series, plus today is National Grilled Cheese Day and we are going to … [Read more...]

Charlotte Mason would have loved these beautiful book summary lapbooks

Charlotte Mason was an advocate of living books and narration. And book summary lapbooks are a modern way to combine these two! As fans of living books, narration, and Miss Mason, we wanted to share with you all how to make your own beautiful book summary lapbooks. This method will work for any book you read! Plus, the final product is a great way to showcase what your students are … [Read more...]

What? Brown cows don’t provide chocolate milk?

Sigh, brown cows do not equal chocolate milk - something we knew before our zip-line travels began. But Edbert's antics did keep us laughing while on our zoology leg! It's moments like these and more that made our summer-long, science-learning journey a blast! Here are a few more quotes from our journey for you to enjoy. Sassafras Quotes Collection No. 1 "Well, I don’t see any brown cows. … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Living Books for Science

Here it is - THE Ultimate Guide to Living Books for Science!! We have made no secret of the fact that we are fans of living books. They bring science to life in a way that nothing else can. There are loads of options out there telling you how to use living books for history and even math, but not so many on how to use living books for science. And so, we wanted to change that with this … [Read more...]