Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Yes, I do know that it is 11'F out right now, but I want urge you to try blowing bubbles. Ok, you can wait until the morning, but DO IT!  I promise you won't be sorry.

Bubbles in the winter, especially when it is below 20'F are a interesting experience. They behave differently in the cold. Try blowing a bubble and catching on your wand just like I did two years ago. I know it was two winters ago as that was the last winter I had my purple Saturn.

There are a few tricks to making this part work well. Be careful of the wind. Also the air is quite dry in the winter so bubbles tend not last long at all. Nonetheless, go forth and blow bubbles.

Here is what happened to me when I did it!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Today we had a great time hanging out with dinosaurs at the library. We learned a lot about how big they were, different ways we know about them, and how to make fossils.

One way we looked at fossils were some foot print fossils that I made for the kids. I took sand and pressed it firmly in the container. Then I pressed the feet of a toy dinosaur in. I added plaster of Paris and let it harden overnight. Then  I removed it, adjusted it so that I could cover it completely with sand in the container. The kids un-earthed their fossil foot prints and using tools were able to identify them.

If you want to make a less messy fossil, check out this explanation here.