Croaky! A Frog Dissection

The last days of school brought our restlessness to science by considering what make animals tick… internally and anatomically speaking. Home Science Tools has an awesome Intermediate Dissection Kit that gives several easily dissectible animals to complement lessons on vertebrates and invertebrates, anatomy and physiology, or just good ole’ fashioned curiosity to our natural world. The kit also …

Punkee Says: Fish Girl

Fish Girl By: David Wiesner & Donna Jo Napoli A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium, has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl’s longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl’s story will resonate …

Eww, Bacteria!

It never fails. Science can be really, super gross. It can be an eye-opener. And boy, is it oh… SO… fascinating. Take our bacteria experiments for example. I love doing this with kids of all levels because the reactions are totally classic, especially when looking at the bacteria colonies under the microscope: “EWW GROSS!” (Wait …

Parts of a Jellyfish

Hello, Mr. Jellyfish. You are quite a mystery… do you have a brain? A heart? Eyes to see who you’re free-floating into? I think you’re a pretty fascinating creature, but your long stringy things sure do sting. I’m curious to learn more about you so that I can respect you more… because you are one …

Affirmations for Kids and Teens

I never understood how much fear, anxiety, and low self-esteem pervades our youth until I started teaching. I had my own personal confidence issues growing up, but I didn’t realize how globalized self-doubt actually was. When I started doing yoga at the turn of the millennia I came across this really “bizarre” concept – daily affirmations… …