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Hugs: a powerful force of nature

This week I had the pleasure of working with some wonderful kindergartners at Moraine Elementary to teach them about forces and motion.  Their faces hide nothing – they are so happy to be told that they are expert scientists (they use their senses, they ask questions, and they engage in explorationRead More

Dare to Experiment with Dairy

This year’s version of the Middle School Division B Science Olympiad “Food Science” event is amazing!  I am quite delighted to have the opportunity to coach this topic.  This year, the lab portion challenges the students to create a solid from a liquid in three entirely different ways.  To makeRead More


We’ve got babies!  Lots of little baby hissers, and more on the way.  One of the other females was recently constructing an ootheca, which is an egg case she carries inside her abdomen while the babies are growing, so we should have even more little nymphs in a few weeks.

Newest recruits — hissing cockroaches

I am very excited about our newest recruits in the science education cause:  Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches!  We’ve got a dozen beautiful adults, 2-3 inches in size, who just finished their debut as part of the drama club’s haunted house at Northville High School.  They did a great job of hangingRead More

solution activity instructions

Wow – has it been a year since I played with the magic boats?  Time flies when you’re doing science!  For parents looking for instructions on the magic boat and other goody bag activities, you’ve come to the right place. First, the magic boat: The magical zip boat: Place your magicalRead More

With electricity, you’re in charge!

I had a great time with the electricity programs for 4th graders this month.  I Hope at least a few of you will talk your parents into a trip to Home Depot for a small piece of PVC pipe to use as your magic wand – “wingardium rolliosum” I say! Read More

Hex Nuts and Whizzy Balloons

First, let me apologize to the parents of the 3rd graders at schools I’ll be visiting soon.  I know the “squonky” toys the kids came home with are loud and annoying, but they so perfectly explain the function of an amplifier (if you don’t believe me – remove the string,Read More

Northville Record

I just want to say thanks to the local paper, the Northville Record, for coming to the 5th grade machines program at “TC” school on Wed Sept 29th.  Even if the event doesn’t make the upcoming issue, the students were impressed that their learning experience was a matter for theRead More

Kindergarteners make sense

It was so much fun exploring our senses with the kindergarteners at “TC” school this week!  The kids listened so well, and were so enthusiastic to try all the different mystery games – and they figured them out so well!  I can understand that they get so excited they can’tRead More


These first testimonials are transcribed from e-mails I received before I created the website.  To view recent testimonials, click the comment button, and these comments will be displayed.  To leave a comment, click the reply function to send us your opinion of our programs – thanks to everyone for theRead More