Volume of poyhedron

Montessori said (I am paraphrasing) that in this work with children we do not believe because we see; but we see because we believe. In… more

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

Wilma Landauer (mum of Ethan age 6 and Emily age 4) accompanied/followed 4 of the Elementary children to the Natural History Museum, and wrote this… more

On the disconnection of subjects.

“Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty and humane feeling. Scraps of information have nothing to do with it.” Alfred North Whitehead, 1916… more

Put passion ahead of training

I’m in the middle of EO Wilson’s Letters to a Young Scientist. The book is wonderfully autobiographical, filled with delightful little anecdotes of how to make a specimen-collecting… more

Mark’s Christmas Story

Mark Treffel (Louis’ dad) sent this email out to the community – we thought it such a beautiful story and asked if we could put… more

Where’s your Mummy?!

When Maisie and Zoe wanted to visit the Natural History Museum in London as part of a research project, they asked Nuala’s mum Janette if… more