Adventures in parenting from a geeky mom
What do armpit farts, ear infections, and grass stains have in common? For geek mom Lynn Brunelle they all spark the part of her that is gleefully curious about how things work. Join her as she explores the intersection of parenting and science, where the terror of swallowing a magnet or catching lice is transformed into the heart-soaring excitement that comes from exploring the wonder of science. With great humor, Brunelle takes ordinary episodes of parenting and infuses them with a scientist’s perspective. In doing so, she shows us that science isn't just for geeks. It's the stardust that makes common things glow. Why not pass that magic along to the kids?
LYNN BRUNELLE is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for the television series Bill Nye the Science Guy, with over twenty years of writing experience. A former classroom science, English, and art teacher for kids K-12, as well as an editor, illustrator, and award-winning, best-selling author of over forty titles, Brunelle has created, developed, and written projects for PBS, NPR, A&E, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Disney, and ABC. She is a regular presenter of science and art projects in classrooms and schools. She lives on an island off the coast of Washington with her husband and two sons.
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Written on March 15, 2017 at 10:12 am, by Lynn Brunelle
It’s that time of year again! With egg-dyeing, hiding and hunting eggs are in the limelight. Why not combine the festivities with some science? Make an egg shell disappear What You Need: Raw egg White vinegar Container What You Do: Place the raw egg in the container. Cover it with vinegar. Leave Continue Reading »
Written on February 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm, by Lynn Brunelle
Fizzy, Fun Valentine Science Add a little science to Valentine’s Day and see the reactions you get. What’s better than sweet-smelling, fizzy hearts? Toss them in the tub, toss them in the sink or toss them in a bowl and watch the chemical reactions bubble up. What You Ned 1 cup baking soda 3/4 Continue Reading »
Written on October 31, 2016 at 6:29 pm, by Lynn Brunelle
Halloween is a great time to experiment and dazzle with science! Articulated Severed Hand Want to know how your hand works? You don’t actually have any muscles in your fingers. So how can they move? Make your own moving hand with paper and straws. What You Need Card stock paper or foam Continue Reading »
Written on March 24, 2016 at 12:15 pm, by Lynn Brunelle
With all this wacky spring weather you never know if it will be sunny or raining or both when you look out the window. Lucky for us that means plenty of rainbows. And THAT means plenty of inspiration for science projects. Why do rainbows happen anyway? Sunlight is made up of white light. But white Continue Reading »
Written on February 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm, by Lynn Brunelle
So, you like to bake –say chocolate chip cookies–but you’re not a fan of science? I’ve got news for you! Bakers are mad scientists. Think about it. You first gather your materials and make a mixture—dough. You put some energy to it—thermal energy—heat—and that sets off Continue Reading »