Yin and Yang fusion curry: our world food inspired breakfast

  This is primarily intended as a STEM based blog, but as home educators we cover just about anything and everything.  In our wanderings through geography based on the kids questions, one that comes up frequently is ‘what do they eat for breakfast in China; America; India…’ or whichever...

Easter craft – a simple guide to blowing eggs

My apologies for teaching granny to suck eggs (or blow them) if you are already familiar with this technique.  However if, like me prior to today, you haven’t tried it, I can wholeheartedly recommend it as a great way of emptying egg shells to decorate for Easter.  The resulting shells will last...

The Cream Tea debate

I don’t normally get my blog involved in controversial subjects such as politics or religion, but sometimes I feel the need to break this rule in the name of science.  So here it is:  in the great cream tea debate, which county applies the clotted cream and jam in the most...

Apples – a lesson in variation and artificial selection

One of our science themes this month has been ‘plants’, and this week we supported this theme with a couple of Mystery Science lessons about why some plants grow fruit, and why some apples are red and others green.  The apples lesson was a really great way of introducing...