Red, White & Book: The Science Behind Fireworks

Red, White & Boom: The Science Behind Fireworks

Lauren Cook Fuddlebrook, General

Perhaps this year you’ll get to once again enjoy July 4th celebrations. As you enjoy the show, 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 …

Summer Time with the Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Summer Time is Still Learning Time

Lauren Cook General

Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean the learning should stop! The Quirkles and Fuddlebrook School Science series are great for summer programs or enrichment activities for children who want to push their reading, vocabulary and science boundaries in a way that’s so much fun they won’t even realize how much they are learning! And, because we’ve done the development for you, it’s easy for …

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 …