The Sassafras Twins share 8 ideas to dress up like a villain this Halloween

We like to dress up for Halloween - some years our costumes are super cool, some years not so much. One year, I (Tracey) wanted to dress up as a princess, but my parents insisted that I dress up in our mom's old handmade flower costume. Um . . . yeah, Blaine made a lot of fun of me that year, but I got my revenge when he had to dress up in dad's old handmade felt frog costume the year … [Read more...]

Why living books are the secret ingredient to teaching science

Living books are the secret ingredient to teaching science that we all can get our hands on. They are the special sauce we can use as educators to make science fun for our students! You don't agree? Well, let us make our case... A case for living books being the secret ingredient to teaching science Let's look at two different scenarios - two different ways of teaching science to your … [Read more...]

5 Sanity-saving tips to maximize the learning for your read-aloud time

Do you find that you are losing your mind during your read-aloud time? This kid is rolling around and making funny faces. Another one interrupts every five seconds. And that one jumps up to "grab something" so often you wonder if you will ever finish the chapter! Well, you are not alone! Paige has a whole bunch of funny "read-aloud-antics" type stories to tell. And we asked her to come by … [Read more...]

Race Across the Map and Learn about the Globe with Atlas Run {FREE Game}

Blaine and I are super excited to share about this free earth science game!! It's perfect to play after you finish our earth science and geology legs. In Atlas Run, you race around a map, attempting to get from the south pole to the north pole. You answer questions about our planet to move and of course, there are a few fun surprises along the way! We love to play this game in our house and … [Read more...]

5 Sassy-Sci tips for viewing rocks under a microscope in your home

Looking at rocks under a microscope can be a bit of a challenge. Normally, a geologist will cut a thin sliver of a rock and glue it to a slide to view under an electron microscope. But, I am betting that none of us have an electron microscope just sitting around - even Uncle Cecil has to head over to the local university to use theirs when he needs one! Plus, the last time the Prez tried to … [Read more...]

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...]

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