citizen science day

What is Citizen Science – and Why You Should Get Out and Do It!

Yay Yay for Citizen Science Day! Coming up on April 14th is Citizen Science Day!  I just know you have had it marked down on your calendar for MONTHS and MONTHS! Wait… you haven’t?  You’ve never even heard of it before??!  Well, we will fix that right up. What is citizen science? Let’s back up …

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spring scavenger hunt

Spring Scavenger Hunt (Free Printable)

Spring has sprung! The flowers, the new green leaves, little sprouts pushing up out of the ground, getting my hands dirty planting… Spring is just lovely all around. We are lucky enough to have some beautiful spring break weather to enjoy and the kids have been spending all day outside.  But what if some days …

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steam lessons stink and how to fix them

Your STEAM Lessons Stink – and How an El Camino Can Fix Them

Ok, let me see…. STEAM. Silly Teachers Eat All Morning.  — Nope. Some Teenagers Ears Are Moldy.  — Definitely not. Should Toddlers Earn American Money.  — That’s debatable, but probably not what STEAM stands for. STEAM means many things to many people.  To most of the world, STEAM is that thing fogging up the bathroom …

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what makes a rainbow activity and coloring page

What Makes a Rainbow? Activity + St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Page

If I told you that little bearded men dressed in green were guarding untold wealth under a bridge of refracted light, you would either lock me up in an insane asylum or elect me to public office. But every year we celebrate a collection of folklore based on myths and legends from times when leeches …

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rock projects and games for kids

10 Rock Projects and Games for Kids

My kids have never met a rock they didn’t like.  “Look at this beautiful rock Mommy!” is their favorite phrase.  Rocks are in the laundry, filling their pockets, in piles outside, scattered all over their room… You get the idea. So what do we do with all these beautiful rocks that they just cannot live …

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