Little House Science: The Milk-Fed Pumpkin

I think there might be more science in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Farmer Boy” than in all the other Little House books combined, and that, my friends, is a huge, heavy, awesome load of science!

Farmer Boy
“Farmer Boy” took place about ten years before Laura Ingalls Wilder was born. Almanzo was a farmer boy through and through.

“Farmer Boy” is the story of Laura’s husband Almanzo’s boyhood, on a huge farm in New York State, and since his family grew or made almost everything they ate, wore, or used in any way, the science is everywhere!

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Preparing for Halloween Parties

The temperature is getting cooler and it’s starting to get dark earlier.  Leaves are changing on the trees and pumpkin flavored items are starting to arrive in the super markets.    It’s a great time to drink cider and shop for new science gear. (wink, wink)logoautumnhalloween Yes, it’s officially becoming fall!

What else do we enjoy during the fall?  Oh yeah, that autumnal celebration with door bell ringing, candy comas and ghoulish fun.  That’s right,  it’s time to start preparing for Halloween parties!

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5 Cool Science Experiments Using Pretty Much Nothing But Water!

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on science supplies. Heck, with these, all you need to do is turn on the water faucet!

1.  Okay, ice is water, right?  How do ice skaters glide across the ice so smoothly and quickly?  It’s all about the science.  Get out a dinner plate and put a large glass on it, upside down.  Put an ice cube on the glass.

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Spangler Passion Project – the Winner!

Congratulations to our winner, Mr. Cookson from Kings Glen Elementary! You are our grand prize winner. For Mr. Cookson all of our finalists – we will be in touch with you (or the people who nominated you) by the end of the week. 

Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for your favorite teacher. Our Spangler community is passionate about its teachers! 

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