These easy-to-make spring lollipops are a great family project for a spring celebration.  Add a discussion of spring celebrations with roots in ancient traditions, and your family is likely to discover a new way to celebrate spring. Spring Celebrations For thousands of years people have…

Spring Equinox is one of two days each year when Earth is tilted so that the Sun is directly over the equator.  In North America, the days have been growing longer since the Winter Solstice.  Finally, on the Spring (Vernal) Equinox, day is equal to…

Have fun experimenting with this 2-stage balloon rocket that demonstrates how a real multi-stage rocket works. Two or more rockets linked together form a multi-stage rocket that will propel a spacecraft farther than a single rocket.  A 2-stage rocket blasts off when the first stage…

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this Lucky Terrarium — an easy spring project for kids and parents to make together.  This Lucky Terrarium is a fun way to celebrate Irish symbols and learn about their history. Shamrock History The shamrock is cheerful, decorative, rich in…

The annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks-off the first Saturday each March. For more than a week, mushers and their dog teams race roughly 1,100 miles of frozen terrain along the Iditarod National Historic Trail, competing to be the first sled at the finish…

Look up tonight and easily find the Heart of the Lion close to the rounding moon.  Bright star Regulus marks the lion’s heart in the constellation Leo.  Although we may see Regulus as the dot at the bottom of a question mark, ancient civilizations saw…

The snowman is arguably the most recognized and best loved icon of the winter season.  For centuries, snowman appeal has crossed cultures and continents.  Here’s a peek at our favorite snowman history finds, along with a snowman bean mosaic art project and a warming snowman…