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Sarah’s Simple Machine Project

April 6th, 2014 · No Comments

These are some photos and a video of Sarah’s eighth-grade simple machine project she completed this weekend.

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Tags: school · science · sister

Volcano makes new Island

December 7th, 2013 · No Comments

A volcano in Japan is making a new island. It is very cool!

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Tags: littlesister · science · youtube

Lucid Dreams

December 7th, 2013 · No Comments

I just watched an Asap Science video on youtube about lucid dreams. It was kind of weird, but interesting. Kinda creepy, too. http://youtu.be/lYSX51xBkos

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Tags: littlesister · science · youtube

Oarfish Can Be Huge

October 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Rachel, since you’ve been very interested in the Loch Ness monster lately I thought you would like this article. It is about a very large “oarfish” which was discovered dead off the coast of California. The article explains fish like this might be some of the reasons we hear stories about giant sea serpents in […]

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Tags: littlesister · nature · science

Dragons

August 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Just a minute ago, I read an amazing article on yahoo about dragons. I am that kind of person who loves science fiction. Sometimes I watch stuff about ghosts, the Loch Ness Monster, and other mystical creatures. I want to believe in them, so I do. It doesn’t matter how old you are. You can […]

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Tags: littlesister · science

School Homework

August 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment

This is my homework. It is pretty basic. Just drawing cells from the text book. Where are the experiments?

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Tags: littlesister · school · science

This Video Will Make You Want to Go Into Space

February 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Watch this. OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

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Tags: science

Are Aliens Out There? Of Course!

February 17th, 2013 · 4 Comments

This afternoon I watched the TEDx talk, “Seth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there — get ready.” I totally agree with what Seth says about the statistical probability / near certainly of extra-terrestrial life and intelligence being “out there” in space. I also agree with his point that we need to focus on getting kids […]

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Tags: littlesister · science · technology

A Personal Tour of the International Space Station

January 29th, 2013 · No Comments

This morning before school I shared the start of this video with Rachel, who is VERY interested in science, space, and all things NASA. It’s a 25 minute tour of the International Space Station by Sunita Williams, who was the commander of the station until this past November. Rachel, YOU could be recording a tour […]

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Tags: science

Alexander’s Cake Model of the Cell (narrated food)

December 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

Alexander made a model of an animal cell for his 9th grade biology class this weekend. I asked him to take a photo of it, and (although he protested) he recorded a short AudioBoo describing his project and some of the cell parts. This media reflection is therefore an example of “narrated food,” as opposed […]

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Tags: brother · school · science

I Want to Be a Scientist

September 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Rachel recorded this last night, following several discussions we’ve been having over the past few weeks about science and becoming a scientist. Last spring I took Rachel to Chris Simon’s classroom at Independence Elementary School in Yukon Public Schools, and she was VERY impressed with the STEM lessons Mr. Simon does with his students. She […]

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Tags: littlesister · podcasts · science

Alexander Answers Questions About His Simple Machine Project with AudioBoo

May 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

In March and April this year Alexander worked on a simple machine project for his 8th grade science class. His design process and the results of his project are documented in the posts, “Draft Design for a Complex Machine to Generate Electricity from Water Power” (26 March 2012) and “Good Things Can Come From Science […]

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Tags: school · science

Good Things Can Come From Science and Engineering Projects in School

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

(Cross-posted from Moving at the Speed of Creativity) This weekend, my 8th grade son and I worked on a project for his science class he’s been planning for over a month. In March I asked him to record a short podcast we posted over on our family learning blog, “Draft Design for a Complex Machine […]

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Tags: school · science

Planting Pumpkin Seeds

April 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Today we worked in our flower and vegetable beds in our front and backyard. Among other things, we planted some pumpkin seeds. We’re not sure if we’ll get any pumpkins (or cantaloupes, or ears of corn) but we’re going to give it a shot! Later this month we’re going to plant some tomatoes too. Here […]

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Tags: nature · science

Draft Design for a Complex Machine to Generate Electricity from Water Power

March 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Alexander is designing a “complex machine” for his 8th grade science class. He recorded a short AudioBoo today and described his design, which I photographed and embedded below. Please share comments and feedback. listen to ‘A Complex Machine Design’ on Audioboo I shared the “Sweeping Down the Plains” STEM project from K20-ALT with him this […]

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Tags: brother · creation · school · science

Rachel Reports on Sprinkler Ice

December 26th, 2011 · No Comments

A week or so before winter break, we had a cold snap in Oklahoma City. Rachel reported on some EXCITING sprinkler ice we saw walking home from school. Technorati Tags: oklahoma, sprinkler, ice, okc, city, report, reporting

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Tags: littlesister · science · weather

How are stars born?

June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

In this podcast, Rachel (age 7) and Wesley discuss some questions about how stars are born. http://cinch.fm/wfryer/talkingscience/247407 Sent from my iPad Cross-posted to Talking Science!

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Tags: littlesister · podcasts · science

Rachel explains how the eye works

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Rachel (age 6) asked today about why other people in our family wear glasses and she doesn’t. She shared what she learned today about how the eye works. http://ipad.io/Jch This was my napkin sketch I used to try and explain this to her. Sent from my iPhone Posted via email from wesley fryer’s posterous

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Tags: littlesister · science

Sarah’s Bread and Humidity Experiment

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Today was the science fair at our local elementary school, and Sarah shared what she learned about humidity and the science of baking bread. I brought my iPhone and interviewed her (using iPadio) at her exhibit in the cafeteria, and took several photos as well. It took about three minutes to upload this almost-four minute […]

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Tags: school · science · sister

A few favorite photos from Washington DC today

June 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here are a few of my favorite photos I snapped today in Washington D.C. with Alexander. I added all of these to my NECC 2009 Flickr Set. This is the first time I’ve seen a Tomahawk cruise missile up close. We were able to not only see but also TOUCH several enormous meteorites today at […]

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Tags: dad · science · travel

Alexander on the Hubble Space Telescope

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Alexander shared the following thoughts at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum today in Washington D.C. Technorati Tags: museum, smithsonian, space, video, youtube, hubble, telescope

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Tags: brother · science · travel

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