Celebrate these African American Inventors!

Celebrate these African American Inventors!

Lauren Cook General

February is Black History month. Here are but a few  inventions/accomplishments by noted African American scientists and inventors. Benjamin Banneker Like a lot of early inventors, Benjamin Banneker was primarily self-taught. The son of former slaves, most of his advanced knowledge came from reading and self-study. At 15 he took over the family tobacco farm and invented an irrigation system …

Happy Groundhog Day

Here’s to Punxsutawney Phil: Groundhog Day Facts

Lauren Cook General

Last month we talked about how awesome animals are and some very interesting facts about hamsters, cows, squirrels, and even giraffes. What is missing from this list? You guessed it! The groundhog. If you are like most people, you are sincerely hoping Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow on February 2. Good-bye winter, hello spring! According to legend, a …

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year from the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook Team!

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Many thanks to those who have supported us in so many ways this past year. We appreciate your encouragement, feedback, and business during this trying time. May 2021 bring renewed hope, optimism, and focus! Best wishes and happy learning from the creators of the Quirkles® and Fuddlebrook® science team. Sherry Cook and Terri Johnson www.quirkles.com and www.fuddlebrook.com

Animals are Awesome!

Animals are Awesome!

Lauren Cook General

Of course as the creators of Herman Tweed, we think hamsters are pretty special. Saucy but sensitive, Herman loves science and being part of all the Fuddlebrook school adventures. But the truth is, Herman’s not the only amazing animal out there. This month we’ll share some interesting facts about Herman’s relatives, the hamster, but other cool bits of animal trivia …

Happy Holidays: Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Two Great Holiday Gift Ideas: The Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Lauren Cook General

The gift of learning lasts a long, long time. With these colorful, imaginative books and materials, children build reading readiness skills, vocabulary, and science knowledge. Both the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook Science series offer a great way to create budding young scientists through fun stories and hands-on experiments. Watch the excitement on children’s faces as the encounter science in all sorts of interesting ways. You’ll …

Get the Skinny on Skin

Get the Skinny on Skin! November is National Healthy Skin Month

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While you are sitting around the Thanksgiving table discussing the fabulous cooked turkey, delicious sweet potatoes, and indulging in your second piece of pumpkin pie, don’t forget to impress upon the crowd that November is Healthy Skin Month.  Yes, perhaps in preparation for the cold, harsh months ahead, November is officially designated as National Healthy Skin month in the United …

Quirkles/Fuddlebrook Zoom Halloween Science Extravaganza

Join Us for the Quirkles/Fuddlebrook Zoom Halloween Science Extravaganza

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Come join us for our first ever Zoom Halloween Science Workshop/Party on Thursday, October 22, at 6:00 Central Standard time. Things may look a little different these days, but Halloween fun does not have to stop! Whether you are teaching virtually or in person you won’t want to miss this Quirkles/Fuddlebrook Halloween science extravaganza that you can share with your students. …

New Supplies for a New School Year

Time to Check Your Supplies for a New School Year!

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It’s time to start thinking about the new school year. Maybe you need to replace some books or supplies that have “wandered off” over time. It’s also time to order your Quirkles or Fuddlebrook Science Journals. Students can reinforce what they’ve learned in each Quirkles or Fuddlebrook lesson through these reflective writing/drawing activities. This assessment tool will help solidify science …

Student Science Kits

Introducing New Quirkle and Fuddlebrook Student Experiment Kits! ($46.99)

Lauren Cook General

In the event of social distancing on-site or even working from home and teaching virtually, we’re offering new, flexible learning options with the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook series! Provide your students with their own “mini” experiment kits with ingredients/supplies for ten of the most child-friendly Quirkles or Fuddlebrook activities from ten different Quirkles or Fuddlebrook books. These come in a handy …