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Popcorn Rock

I decided it was time to stop neglecting my science blog.  I’m hoping to post more regularly.  For now, I have a few older things I’ve done with my girls to share, and some new project ideas in the works. … Continue reading

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Neuroscience for Kids

“The smell of a flower – The memory of a walk in the park – The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads…the BRAIN!! Neuroscience for Kids … Continue reading

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Solar Science

I have neglected my science blog for far too long, but I’m hoping to start getting back into a regular posting schedule, particularly since I’m interested in starting a Saturday Science Club.  We’ll see how it goes.  =) But yesterday, … Continue reading

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The Invincible Soap Bubble

My 5th grade daughter had to do a science fair project this year and after much deliberation, decided on this project called The Invincible Soap Bubble, found at All Science Fair Projects dot com. I just thought it was one … Continue reading

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Sandhill Crane Migration

We witnessed a sandhill crane migration this morning.  These birds flew rather crazy, kind of in a circular pattern and I don’t know why.  It  seems a very inefficient way of getting from point A to point B.  They made … Continue reading

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Tapping Maple Trees for Syrup

Long before you could go to your local grocery store and pick up a bottle of artificial maple flavored syrup made from corn syrup, sugar and a bunch of artificial stuff, people would collect the sap from maple trees. From … Continue reading

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Teaching Forensic DNA analysis to 4th graders again

It’s been so long since I worked in forensic DNA, but I do keep up to date.  Occasionally I get to give lectures to schools.  I gave one lecture to a class of first year biology students at a university … Continue reading

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