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Idotea wosnesenskii and Hemigrapsus nudis

Posted by on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

Here are some additional finds from our road-end explorations. I make an attempt to identify the creatures when I can so that I can slowly learn about the ones we commonly find. A great website resource is provided by Washington State University: http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/ezidweb/animals/Idoteawosnesenskii.htm

Phyllotaxis – patterns of leaf growth

Posted by on August 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

The coolest thing I have read all year explains patterns of leaf growth. I had not heard of Fibonacci numbers, or the Fibonacci sequence, or at least I don’t remember reading about it. The subject came up in an interesting book my brother sent me about mental math after watching our older son do some […]

Footprint forensics!

Posted by on January 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Extreme science adventures – the sludge trudge!

Posted by on January 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm

But how fast is this hill really? How steep is it? To figure that out, we had to head back out in the cold rain and slush and hike over to the hill with our GPS, trudge down it to the bottom, then back home to do some geometry. It was all worth it, though […]

Waikiki Aquarium “Marine Munchies”

Posted by on March 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm
7 boys ages 3-7 enjoyed a private tour of Waikiki Aquarium during after-hours fish feeding time!

Seven boys age 7 and under did the Marine Munchies program at the Waikiki Aquarium (what were we thinking?). We had a fantastic time and having the aquarium all to ourselves for the educational program followed by feeding the fish was superb. The kids really loved feeding little shrimp to the anemones (even my 3 […]