Whew! I finally got enough of this finished to finally post it. I’ll add more as we find things, but it’s fairly well-rounded for now.
The Engineer has been fascinated with carnivorous plants. He wanted to learn more and more about them, and the resources we could find were very limited. So, as I always end up doing: I made our own.
Oof! This worked – but didn’t work. I’m not on a good streak of science experiments here!
We tried to grow sugar crystals on skewers – rock candy. The crystals grew just fine – but not on the skewer. The sides, the base, the top. Never the skewer. Not sure why, but we’ll try again next time!
Every so often we do a refresher of the solar system. The Engineer knows the names of the planets, of course, and he’s working on various moons (unprompted, by the way!) I get Callisto and Io mixed up, but he’s pretty good about it.
It’s spring. That time of the year when nature invades our house and yard. Most of it’s pretty cool – after all, having a duck nest next to your front steps is just amazingly educational.
But this…. this is not cool.
I was putting the dishes up and had a mad, crazy idea. 3 minutes later, voila! Science experiment!
It didn’t quite go the way I thought it would, but hey, that’s science. We’ll try again later.
1/2″ salamander nymph
Meet our newest
pets, mommy responsibility, school project: salamanders.
We went hunting for frog spawn. We found gobs of jelly with dots in the creek, and brought home one blob to hatch and raise.
The Engineer made this simple bird feeder with his scout troop for Valentine’s Day – so we decided to make another for the birds during this weird winter storm that we were just pummeled with.