Tulips

After all the Showers, We have Beautiful Flowers: Fun Flower Facts for May

Lauren Cook General

Winter is over, dreary rainy days are done, and May brings us the flowers of spring. There are many ways to pique the interest of students through science and nature using flowers. Check out these fun facts about flowers: Flowers did not always exist; they first appeared 140 million years ago. Several centuries ago in Holland, tulips were more valuable …

Snots, Sniffles, and Sneezes

April Showers Brings More than May Flowers

Lauren Cook General

It is springtime once again! The days are sunnier, the birds are singing louder, and the flowers are beginning to bloom. While this is happening, something else that’s not so good begins: allergies!  Each spring, summer, and fall, plants release tiny pollen grains to fertilize other plants of the same species. Most of the pollens that cause allergic reactions come …

Let's Go Fly A Kite

Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Lauren Cook General

“Let’s Go Fly a Kite” is one of the most popular songs in the movie Mary Poppins. Spring is a great time to do this! As the days get longer and warmer, it’s time to go outside, expel some energy and learn about the history of kites and the science behind kite flying. Early Kite Adventures The exact origin of kites …

Summer Time with the Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Have a Quirkles® (or Fuddlebrook) Summer!

Lauren Cook General

It may just be early spring, but now’s the time to be thinking about summer. Looking for ideas to spice up your summer programming? The Quirkles® have you covered. Here’s why. Easy to use – You don’t want to spend your summer planning detailed lesson plans? No problem: the Quirkles® have done it for you. All your science and literacy …

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

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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!

Lauren Cook General

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 …