Category Archives: science

Boy’s eye view of science

My favorite photo from last week is my 10 year old son putting together his “Snap Circuit Set.” He needs a more advanced electricity kit because he does this one by heart and so fast it would make Franklin and … Continue reading

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She’s a Biologist

“Mommy, can I cut the lizard open?” JJ questioned very matter-of-factly. She had just come in from checking on her latest lizard, a big fat one she was sure was pregnant with dozens of eggs. She had felt little bumps … Continue reading

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Fun with Seeds and Seedlings

Kids will love these hands-on activities relating to how seeds grow, how strong seeds really are, and the importance of the plant’s first leaves.
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John Sanford: retired Cornell professor shows up Darwinism

Dr. John Sanford’s research on the human genome gives compelling theoretical evidence that life cannot possibly be the result of mutations and natural selection.
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Benjamin Carson: star neurosurgeon sees God in science

Professor and chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. One of the top scientists in the world, he takes a risk by being very open about his Christian beliefs and support of creation theology.
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Overlooking the Valley

Out hiking a few weeks ago. Near the east edge of our property is a stunning view of the valley below. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly … Continue reading

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My Star of Bethlehem

I felt like a modern-day shepherd, or maybe a wiseman, as I drove home last night, the brilliance of the convergence of Venus and Jupiter juxtaposed next to the crescent moon causing me to breathe deeply at the magnificent sight. … Continue reading

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The Child’s Inventor’s Box

Learn how to put together an “inventor’s box” for a child of any age–for science exploration and innovation! Including everything from pipe cleaners to simple circuits, we’ll explore short term and long term projects for the creative child.
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October Exploring

Our first October hike around the property began with a surprise greeting from this rust-colored fast-crawling spider. If the image is fuzzy, it’s because my hand was shaking a bit as I took the photograph. I’m not a big arachnid … Continue reading

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Frugal Field Trips

Local field trips are a perfect late summer outing–follow us to the greenhouse, a ranch, and a stunning state park.
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The Intelligent Lizard

Hmmm, I say, what is this slick, button-y surface and colorful pixeled screen? Oh, I see, if I grip the keys just so, and push…. Now, that was pretty simple, and it only took me about 4 billion years to … Continue reading

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The Child’s Spring Book

How to make a ziplock-bag-book with all the specimens of spring, a perfect companion to the nature journal. Continue reading

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Scopes in reverse

Here in my pretty part of the world, I read a very ugly story in my local paper last week. The Bend Bulletin’s front page story on March 20 was titled “Sisters fires a new teacher for presenting creationism.” The … Continue reading

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Here comes the train

I love a picturesque, rural landscape, and my kids adore trains. I caught this scene a few days ago, as we were stopped at a train crossing in Terrebonne, OR. You can see Smith Rock in the background, and if … Continue reading

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Name that owl! Science outside the classroom

I owe a big Thank You to our 20 acre juniper forest and to the High Desert Museum for our latest science adventure. Science is definitely a subject that calls you outside the classroom. Our adventure began nearly two years … Continue reading

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