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...]

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...]

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...]

Photosynthesis 101 with Summer Beach

Deviled ham on sourdough bread with roasted red peppers! I am so excited to be here today sharing with you all about the amazing process of photosynthesis!! In case you don't already know, I'm Summer Beach – one of the twins’ favorite local experts and dear friend of the dreamy Cecil Sassafras! Ulysses, my lab assistant, and I are eagerly awaiting the release of The Sassafras Science … [Read more...]

How to Make a Rocket at Home

Hello and welcome students to the Sassafras Science lab! I'm Cecil Sassafras, your host for this little excursion. Blaine and Tracey asked me to share a little activity with you guys. So today, we are going to go through how to make a rocket at home. First, you will need lots of wire, several metal sheets ... excuse me for one moment, my lab assistant President Lincoln is waving some sort of … [Read more...]