3 weeks Ago
Published on in Science & Nature
I played Kahoot the other day with the family. The quizzes are pretty wide-ranging and pretty decent fun, especially for a mix of ages. One of the quizzes concerned sound and electromagnetic waves and I tried to explain why one of the answers was incorrect “in the moment”, as it were. Concerned that my explanation had engendered rather than answered questions, I take another crack at it below.
Radio vs. Sound Waves
I was thinking again about how you didn’t seem to convinced by my fumbling... [More]
1 month Ago
Published on in Books
I recently learned that a young reader I know is a fan of The City of Ember (Wikipedia), which is a science-fiction novel “[…] about Ember, a post-apocalyptic underground city threatened by aging infrastructure and corruption.” I heard she’d received the The People of Sparks (Wikipedia) as a gift and was intrigued to learn that she was reading books deemed “science fiction”.
I dug back through my own lists of recent years to find the following recommendations for (more or less) age- and reading-level appropriate... [More]