Grades 6-8

Engineering the Eiffel Tower

Engineering the Eiffel Tower Is your 8—12 year old fascinated with the Eiffel Tower?  My granddaughter is.  She has Eiffel Tower t-shirts, an Eiffel Tower lamp, and someday aspires to visit Paris, see the Eiffel Tower, and eat macaroons.  This… Continue Reading →

Twisted True Tales from Science: Medical Mayhem

When I was in middle school I visited Colonial Williamsburg. I was especially impressed by the apothecary shop (comparable to today’s drug store). In one of the bottles was the colonial equivalent of today’s aspirin. It was HUGE!! I could… Continue Reading →

Park Scientists

Park Scientists   Some of my fondest childhood memories are camping with my family. My dad was from Idaho, and worked in the summers in college for the forestry service. He instilled in me my love of the outdoors and… Continue Reading →

The Frog Scientist

The Frog Scientist It is such a nice rainy day to curl up with a good book! If you are in the 5th—7th grade range, one book I would recommend is The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner. I love… Continue Reading →

The Kids’ Book of Weather Forcasting

The Kids’ Book of Weather Forcasting   Not all of my books are aimed at my grandchildren! The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting by Mark Breen and Kathleen Friestad targets children ages 7—11, and what an amazing book it is!  My… Continue Reading →