Pumpkin Pie and Science at Nana’s House This Year

Priscilla Robinson, Educational Innovationsby:  Priscilla Robinson

With the Halloween cobwebs retired and my Jack-O-Lantern wilting in the compost heap, my thoughts and energy turn toward Thanksgiving.  This year undoubtedly will be filled with family, friends, feasts, and laughter.  In past years, after the meal and second slice of pie, I have enjoyed keeping the kids focused with decorating gingerbread houses as adult family members enjoy time together cheering on their footballs teams or gaining bragging rights during epic board game battles. Read the rest of this entry »

Chromatography with Autumn Leaves

Linda Dunnavantby: Linda Dunnavant

Experimenting with Fall Leaves

Autumn is here! Football season, sweater weather, hay rides, pumpkin spice lattes… I could go on and on, but I think we can all agree that the leaves changing colors is the main signal that fall is upon us. This is a magical time of year, and students will love this engaging, hands-on lesson that is appropriate for elementary and middle school students.  Let’s start with some background. Read the rest of this entry »