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Growing With Science Blog · 3d ago

Bug of the Week: Housing for Orchard Mason Bees

Just as I was sitting down to write my weekly blog post, my cousin sent me an email. She had received a bug-related item as a gift, and wanted to know more about it. Let's take a look: (Phot...
Growing With Science Blog · 3d ago

Bug of the Week: House for Orchard Mason Bees

Just as I was sitting down to write my weekly blog post, my cousin sent me an email. She had received a bug-related item as a gift, and wanted to know more about it. Let's take a look: (Phot...
Growing With Science Blog · 1W ago

The Great Backyard Bird Count 2018

One of our favorite bird-related activities, the Great Backyard Bird Count, is coming up this weekend,  February 16-19, 2018. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a prime example of a child-frie...
Growing With Science Blog · 2W ago

Physical Science for Kids: Waves, Forces, Matter, Energy

Here at Growing with Science, our activities are often inspired by children's books. Today for STEM Friday we are featuring four new titles in the Picture Book Science series by Andi Diehn a...
Growing With Science Blog · 2W ago

Bug of the Week: Sneaky Geometrid Moths

It's too windy today for a fresh photograph, so let's look at some moths from the archives. Some moths are good at camouflage. As you might imagine, the brown moth above would be completely ...
Growing With Science Blog · 3W ago

Bug of the Week: Rover Ants

Because I have an entire blog devoted to ants, I don't talk about them here often. Let's make an exception for the tiny dark rover ants visiting brittlebush flowers this week. The ants are c...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: Honey Bees in Rosemary Flowers

Rosemary plants grow well here in Arizona. This time of year, the shrubs are covered with delicate light blue or purplish flowers. The honey bees visit the flowers in a constant stream of ac...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

STEM Friday #Kidlit: How Could We Harness a Hurricane?

Today for STEM Friday we are featuring a 2018 Best STEM Book K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council):  How Could We Harness a Hurricane? by Vicki Cobb. H...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: January Bugs

I must admit I wasn't optimistic I would find much in our yard on January 3. It has been cold in the morning and insects aren't usually active when it's cold. Wait. What's that tiny green th...
Growing With Science Blog · 2M ago

Celebrate the Night With Dark Matters Book

In honor of the longest night (December 21), we are introducing a new book for middle graders Dark Matters: Nature's Reaction to Light Pollution by Joan Marie Galat. It is the perfect time t...