climate change school walk-out

We “walked out” in the sense that Meg came by in a Lyft and we got in. Up at Dilworth Plaza, we ran into two School of Rock kids, and a kid they knew from LARPing/Fringe Festival, so B and C were convinced they were at a legitimate happening. They had watched Greta Thunberg’s TED…

that old standby

Dry ice. Never fails to impress. Thanks, Tuck.   Don’t fool yourself here that it didn’t “impress” Claudia; the field recording we made of a piece of dry ice vibrating in a metal spoon impressed upon her greatly — clearly her personal fingernails-on-a-chalkboard.   But this was funny:   And this was just cool:  …

claudia’s pre-birthday mythic creatures anti-party

This is (will be!) Claudia’s third homeschooling birthday, on the 28th. But the opening for the “Mythic Creatures” exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences was this weekend — and so she took some friends. We took the subway up. Prior to going into Mythic Creatures, we attended the live animal auditorium show, where Claude…

various (incomplete)

I know this kid who suddenly had a passionate desire to see the water bill be lower than it’s ever been. We talked to our neighbors and ours is, and has for years, been ridiculous compared to the friends around us. Béla’s very vested in this and he suggested that the fact that the third…

molecule of the week, august 31: water

Well. Not super exciting, but we also didn’t expect we’d be starting school last week. I don’t know that we will necessarily post every week’s molecule. We’ll see. Just in case a water molecule isn’t enough for you, here’s a clip of a concert we went to later in the week — Philly’s Hardwork Movement…

Periodic Table Manners, or the Outcome of Mendeleev’s Madness

When we set out with the Mendeleev’s Madness project, our intent was to generate some breadth of knowledge about the elements of the periodic table, and a greater depth of knowledge about some of those elements. Largely that breadth was covered in the first round, where they relied on Theodore Grey’s Elements along with a few…