Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I like to study science because...

I really enjoy studying and teaching science to my children more than any other subject. Reading is fun too but it is very short lived and does not continually change or require a second opinion. History is fake and designed to fool a population. Math is a puzzle that has little mystery. Science is an endless and dynamic exploration of creation and interaction. There is constant potentional to discover; there is no end to possibility. Science opens doors to new worlds. Science can not be faked; every false statement can be tested and exposed. Science belongs to no one while it belongs to everyone.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Science Fair at the McWane Science Center, Birmingham, Alabama

More pictures will come soon. Several did not turn-out well in my camera. I am blaming that on bad lighting (certainly not my photography skills!) If your child is not on here, please email a photo for the blog! Nichole teaches us about "electromagnetics" ...She is too smart! Good job Nichole! Keep it up! I was super proud of Bethany for not shying away from those judges! She was a real sport! Her project displaying what plants need to grow was complimented with her shining smile! Good Job Baby Girl! Jameson competed with his project on "Worms and Why we Need Them" What a clever thought! Excellent work Jameson! Annie did a beautiful job with a project on hurricanes. She teaches us what is inside a hurricane! How smart is that? Keep up the good work Annie! Brooke was pleased to enter her project in the science fair. She discovered the colors favored by bees! Super job Brooke! Olivia competed in the science fair with her project. She conducted an experiment testing the engergizer batteries in that ever pounding bunny! Way-to-go Olivia!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bethany's Science Project

Bethany is working hard in preparation for the science fair at the McWane Science Center. Her project is answering the question, "What do Plants Need to Grow?" She made a sun from tissue paper, sky from poster board, clouds from cotton balls, rain from pipe-cleaner, and she is displaying real soil. Bethany has developed quite the green thumb! During her project, she has grown corn plants, tomatoes, radishes, onions, sweet peppers and more. Way-to-go Bethany!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Brooke's Plant Cell

Brooke worked hard while making a plant cell model. She used green Jello, chashews, taffy candy, a grape, gummy worms, and a wax-paper cell wall. Daddy ate her project so she had to start over for the fair. She decided to work with bees and the colors that attract them, all Daddy asked this time was, "Will there be honey in this project?" (silly puppy)

Lightning Strikes!

Lightning Strikes Bowling Alley has granted permission for Brooke and Bethany to conduct "density" experiments with their bowling balls! Does a bowling ball float? Can you guess what the outcome will be? Check back at the end of the month for a full photo shot of the experiment!

Monday, April 30, 2007

Birmingham, Alabama McWane Center

The McWane Center is hosting a science fair on May 15, 2007 Bethany is entering the first grade judging with a display of what plants need. Brooke is conducting an experiment to determine which colors bees favor. The event is expected to provide knowledge and exposure to a variety of science avenues as well as demonstrate possible improvements in home experiments. Dare he challenge the Brookster at BRAIN ACTIVITY...WHAT WAS HE THINKING bridge...or ...Ok its a bridge!

Saturday, April 14, 2007


There is no reason to shy away from science. It is fun to teach and fun to learn. There is no way you are going to teach your child every detail of science, so don't try. Just make sure your child is taught how to learn. Whether you like it or not, science is happening all around you. Use every square inch of your environment as a learning tool.