Take Time To Laugh

Take Time to Laugh

Lauren Cook Teaching Tips

Let’s face it; sometimes the world around us is just not that funny.  In light of current events filled with hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and the usual assortment of political discourse, life can be pretty frightening for a young child.  That’s why it is more important than ever that educators take time daily to have a laugh with their students. Having …

Look to the Sky For Celestial Surprises - Solar Eclipse

Look to the Sky for Cool Celestial Surprises

Sherry Cook Fuddlebrook

If you are in the middle of the U.S. this month you are in for a big celestial surprise. On August 21 will be a rare total solar eclipse, where the Moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun’s beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979 …

Top Five Summer Science Activities

Enjoy These Top Five Summer Science Activities!

Lauren Cook General

The fireworks are over and heading to the pool has lost its luster. Need to add some new activities to these dog days of summer? How about some fun science activities? While there are many we could suggest, here’s our mid-summer countdown from the Fuddlebrook and Quirkles books. Read the stories first so the experiments will seem more relevant. This …

Red, White & Book: The Science Behind Fireworks

Red, White & Boom: The Science Behind Fireworks

Lauren Cook Fuddlebrook, General

As you enjoy a beautiful July 4th fireworks display, think how much science is behind that spectacle. People everywhere enjoy the fantastic explosions and the brilliant light displays of fireworks, but there’s a lot happening to make that celebration entertaining. Each firework launched into the sky is a precisely formed assembly of chemicals and fuel, carefully calibrated to produce a …

In Honor of our Fur Babies

In Honor of Our Fur Babies… Cat Science Facts

Lauren Cook General

You love them or you hate them. (We happen to be on the love side.) And despite holding court on social media and the internet, that furry creature, the cat, remains elusive. This month we take the attention off our lovable Fuddlebrook Herman Tweed and turn to another of our favorite mammals (read A Family Visit). In honor of our own …

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 …

Celebrate these African American Inventors!

Celebrate these African American Inventors!

Lauren Cook General

February is Black History month. With the popularity of the Oscar nominated movie Hidden Figures, there is an awakened interest and awareness of the contributions of African American scientists during the early years of the U.S. space race. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Here are but a few other inventions/accomplishments by noted African American scientists and inventors. …

Get Psyched for Creativity Month

Get Psyched for Creativity Month!

Sherry Cook General

January is creativity month! There’s a lot of cool science that originated in January. Not only did Galileo discover Jupiter’s four biggest moon’s (Read The Substitute from Jupiter), but it’s also the month Earth reaches perihelion, the point where Earth comes closest to the Sun, about two weeks after the December Solstice. But that’s not all! January 28 is Bubble …

Learn More About A Holiday Icon!

Learn More About a Holiday Icon!

Lauren Cook Fuddlebrook, General

Chances are the students in Mrs. Wigglebum’s classroom, like millions of others, are preparing for their holiday program. And what child has not stood proudly in front of friends and family to perform Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as part of that event? Probably, to this day, you can sing this holiday favorite without even looking at the words. But …