Category Archive: Science

Trees

by

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the trees in my yard. I live in an old neighborhood, and my yard is packed with massive, mature trees. In the spring and… Continue reading

How does your Garden Grow?

by

When my kids were younger I tried every trick in the book to get them to eat their vegetables. One of my strategies was to give them each a garden plot in which… Continue reading

Review : What’s New? The Zoo! : A Zippy History of Zoos

by

Since we live about six miles from the Minnesota Zoo, we often had a family membership there when my boys were little. When Alex, my older son, was a preschooler, we usually visited… Continue reading

Animals Helping People

by

Like many of us, I have pets. In the past, when my sons were younger, we had rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, ferrets, birds, snakes, a hermit crab, and a walking-stick bug.… Continue reading

A New Dinosaur? Cool!

by

Some of you may have read the recent news in the dinosaur world. For those of you that don’t know, a huge dinosaur, a species of Titanosaur (it doesn’t have a name quite yet) … Continue reading

More—and Still More—Reptiles

by

Back in 2011, I wrote about nonfiction books for budding herpetologists and related how I grew up with sisters—no talking about snakes there.  In fact, while my family vacationed in South Dakota, Dad… Continue reading

Literary Nonfiction for Common Core

by

There has been a lot of conversation, discussion, debate, and yes, even some arguments over the Common Core’s stress on nonfiction.  Though I appreciate literature and love fiction, I personally am glad of… Continue reading

Genius and Madness

by

There is no great genius without a tincture of madness. –Aristotle I find geniuses and their lives fascinating, and I think Aristotle has identified why that is for me.  It seems that the… Continue reading

What Would It Be like To Be An Animal?

by

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fly as a bird? Or swim in the oceans as a dolphin? I would be surprised if you haven’t, as each person likes… Continue reading

Scientists Who Spoke Too Soon

by

Science has always been a fascinating subject for me.  When I was in seventh grade, we had to do a report during our human anatomy unit, and there were two topics that I… Continue reading