The end of the year

It’s the end of the school year, but for me, it’s more than that – it’s the end of an era.  I’ve taught my last “real” group homeschool class (and there’s just one more regents review study session).  It’s a strange feeling – I’m massively excited about my new job teaching science in a lovely … More The end of the year

Materials Management: The Mini-Pond

It might seem counter-intuitive, but keeping some stocks of living organisms around can make materials management for biology classes much easier.  One of my favorite tools is a mini-pond that I keep on a windowsill. It is a simple lidded plastic box (originally a small animal carrier) without any filters, pumps, heaters, or artificial lights.  … More Materials Management: The Mini-Pond