Category Archives: Science Sarah Says

Tadpole Tales: Celebrating the 4th of July Preschool Style

For many of us, the 4th of July holiday brings to mind fun times at the beach. On Tuesday, the Tadpoles learned about being safe at the beach (and in water in general) and about many of the things we … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Cruising in Kayaks

This morning, the Tadpoles got to float boats in water in the media table. The paper one, of course, got soggy, so I made some out of foil as well. The Tadpoles had fun blowing on them and using their … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Tending Your Garden

Tending gardens, like rearing children, requires us to be in attendance constantly. But the more time we spend in the garden, the more opportunities we have to enjoy the benefits.  Flowers will bloom and fruits will form whether or not … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … The Excitement of Spring

Spring is perhaps the most exciting season in Nature. At Huntley Meadows hundreds of frogs appear overnight and fill the air with ecstatic mating calls. The birds erect invisible fences with song to protect the food supply they will need … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Watch Out for Weather

Most of us know that March comes roaring in like a lion and leaves meekly like a lamb—except when it doesn’t! Weather has always been unpredictable in our temperate climate. But we can expect March to be a season of … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Community and Heritage

The landscapes and living things in natural communities near Frog Pond are important parts of our community and heritage. We missed taking our usual nature hikes in November and December, so when we resumed the walks in January it felt … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Winter Exploration

There are three things animals do to survive the cold winter months—migrate, hibernate or insulate. For kids and their families I would add one thing more: stimulate. Winter can be boring if we hole up in our dens all day. … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Starlight

Science Sarah Says … Starlight by Sarah Glassco Holiday light displays have been getting more extravagant every year it seems to me—but have you ever seen the majestic beauty of the Milky Way sweeping across the night sky? You must … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says: Look for the “Three Sisters” in Our Garden

The grounds at Frog Pond are lush and green and our gardens are thriving. Our vegetable gardens feature the “Three Sisters” plantings. Native Americans planted their three staple crops, corn, squash and beans, together in a configuration designed to optimize … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says …Growing a Garden

“Inch by inch, row by row, Gonna help this garden grow…” Children LOVE to work in the garden.  The Frog Class enthusiastically helped me rake out weeds and spread more soil in the beds before planting sugar snap peas around … Continue reading

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