This may be a little to exact for this week's challenge, but hey, it's Science Fair season! One of my sons has been experimenting with the chemistry that creates cool light - along the bioluminescence capabilities of fireflies (lightning bugs), jellyfish, and our own man-made glow sticks, generally referred to as chemiluminescence. After several iterations…Read more Experiments!
One of the reasons I haven't been posting a lot lately is that I've had another outlet, and I wanted to take a moment to thank St. Mary's County Public Schools and the wonderful staff that keep school programs going over the summer. (And for giving me pretty much ALL the Twitter traffic I've had…Read more Lunch and Learn
Last weekend, as we were finishing our quest for blackberries, leaving the farm shop with buckets in hand, we met a middle-aged couple walking in from the parking lot. The woman asked, "Were they easy to pick?" We had to say yes to that - we'd picked far more than we intended, actually. The berries were big and ripe,…Read more Berries, Snakes and Schools
If you've seen some of my recent photos, you know I enjoy supporting Scout summer camp. It's a great learning experience for the boys, a great opportunity to bond, become a team, and learn skills like shooting, boating, first aid and lifesaving, pioneering, orienteering, etc, etc. During the week we were there, we were fortunate…Read more Bear! (Stories from Summer Camp)