Red, White & Book: The Science Behind Fireworks

Red, White & Boom: The Science Behind Fireworks

Lauren Cook Fuddlebrook, General

This year promises to offer spectacular July 4 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 chemicals and fuel, …

Thank Goodness for Persistence!

Lauren Cook Fuddlebrook, General

The great scientist/inventor Thomas Edison knew a lot about persistence and not giving up. And still today, great scientists young and old know that sometimes you have to try and try again before an experiment comes out “right.”  Did you know persistence also played a big part in getting Thanksgiving recognized as the holiday we know today? “Mary Had a …

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 …

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 …

Countdown to Fall!

Countdown to Fall!

Sherry Cook Fuddlebrook, General

Thursday, September 22, marks the end of summer and beginning of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Fuddlebrook book, A Change of Season, Herman is perplexed about the changes taking place as he sees the transition from summer to fall. Mrs. Wigglebum steps in to teach the class about why seasons occur. Maybe we need a lesson just like …

Hello World. Meet Herman Tweed!

Lauren Cook Fuddlebrook, General

Herman Tweed, the lovable classroom pet hamster at Fuddlebrook School, made an appearance this weekend at the Fuddlebrook launch party for children. Needless to say, from the children’s expressions, he was a hit! The story, Who Stole Herman Tweed, introduced the Fuddlebrook star. In this story, Herman goes missing, and the students in Mrs. Wigglebum’s class have to solve the …