Would You Rather? Star Wars Themed Questions for Kids

Let’s say you are stuck at home…bored, tired, and lonely. You just want to go out and have some fun. In the distance to the west, you see a land speeder. Off in the distance to the east, you see Chewbacca. Would you rather take a ride on the speeder (returning it to where you found it when you are done, of course) OR do you head over to see Chewbacca hoping he will give you a piggy-back ride? Would You Rather? questions have always been around in my house.

How to Estimate the Speed of Earth’s Rotation

This project investigates how to determine the speed of Earth’s rotation. Using simple protractors and meter sticks, the goal for this experiment is to measure the rate of angular change as the earth rotates around the sun and to extrapolate the data to deduce the speed of earth’s rotation.

The 4 Best Ways to Create Personalized Mugs

I am not a coffee drinker. I just don’t like the taste of it. But tea, on the other hand, I adore it. I could drink it all day long. When I was a teenager, my mom and I had this very weird sixth sense that kicked in late at night, around midnight. At the same time, we’d emerge from our bedrooms and meet in the kitchen for potato chips and tea. Those are some of my fondest memories and I always wanted to share this strange sixth sense with my own child. I think I do. Maybe not with tea, but I have been working on it.

Our April Bookshelf

Here is a list of some of our favorite recent reads. A few from me, although I am still on an Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers mystery novel kick so I didn’t list those. A few more from my teenage son, and a few from our homeschool reading list.