As a college biology professor with young children, I am frequently creating new home experiments and activities to teach my kids about science. Below is the collection of our explorations, great FREE materials for home school or classroom use, as well as for parents interested in doing
In the winter of 2013, we ordered seven bullfrog tadpoles and observed their metamorphosis into frogs. This main page has multiple resources including a tadpole coloring page, frog metamorphosis word search, videos and photos documenting our tadpoles as they changed from swimmers with gills into hopping, air breathing frogs! There's also information on how to find and take care of bullfrog tadpoles and adults.
NEW VIDEO! Planaria Movement and Regeneration. Starring CUPCAKE, the flatworm. Narrated by kids,
Animal Camouflage Hide and Seek!
Some animals look and behave in ways that help them hide from danger. Here is an adorable lesson on biological camouflage.
Our Fav New Kid Science App!
Free, fun and addictive, this slyly educational app teaches kids about microbes. The game takes place in a Petri dish where Phoebe the Amoeba encounters many types of protists who help her earn points.
The habitat that monarch butterflies need in order to complete their life cycle and long migration is increasingly threatened! Learn how to create a monarch habitat and recognize the different stages of their life cycle with our collection of photos. Page also includes information on migration, a butterfly poem and a word search activity.
Latest Tadpole News
Sad news today. Lumpy, the little bullfrog we raised from a tadpole 2 years ago, died of unknown causes today.
Design and test the flying ability of paper airplanes like a scientist would! This experiment teaches experimental design, difference between qualitative & quantitative data and includes a FREE blank data sheet for collecting your own data!
Show your child or class this short video, and see if they can find and identify the hidden baby animal! How does its appearance help it hide? How does this animal's behavior help? (Enlarging video will help you find the animal.)
Betta are beautiful, easy to care for, fish that can be housed in a freshwater aquarium or unfiltered bowl. This page covers basic beta care and breeding, as we learn about our new male and female pair, Kevin and Chelsea.
Tasmanian Devils, a cute, carniverous marsupial, are currently threatened with extinction due to of a bizarre, contagious cancer (Devil Facial Tumor Disease). Learn more about Tasmanian Devils and how you can help save them!