Composting with Worms

Composting is a great way to put old vegetation and newspaper to good use.  The kids and I are planning a garden and I'd really like to give my plants a good boost of nutrient rich compost to grow on. I composted kitchen scraps last year, but I didn't have the right supplies and it... Continue Reading →

Heart Dissection

In hind sight I should have posted this on Valentine's Day, but oh well! A few weeks ago, the kids and I went to the Michigan Science Center to attend their homeschool class.  This month it was a heart dissection and I only paid $3 per kid and received free admission as an educator.  I... Continue Reading →

Snowman Innovation

Homeschooling is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get.  Except at least some boxes of chocolates have a guide on the lid. Learning opportunities are everywhere and often present themselves when you least expect it and engineering a snowman is no exception.  This winter has been cold and full... Continue Reading →

What is an Archimedes Screw?

Have you ever heard of Archimedes? He was a Greek scientist born in Syracuse, Sicily in a Greek empire and made so many advances in science.  He reminds me of my second child in that he was so preoccupied with his studies that when the city he was living in was taken over, he didn't... Continue Reading →

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