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Hour of Code can be a little overwhelming. Here are some of the projects I find most valuable. Most resources were pulled from https://hourofcode.com/us/learn Pre-Readers Pre-reader activities just don’t involve […]

Elatsoe (Amazon / Los Alamos Public Library) is YA/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction set in an alternative United States that is a home to magic. Magic is commonplace enough not to […]

Crystal structures are all around us. We eat them in the form of salt and sugar and in freezing weather we see them in the forms of snow, ice, and […]

All About Blood With Halloween having just passed, you may have noticed fake blood covering various costumes and decorations. But what exactly is this incredible red substance that courses through […]

How to Extract DNA From a Pumpkin! Before you throw away your leftover halloween pumpkins, consider doing this at home science experiment!  DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the material within living […]

Ghost Boys starts at the scene of the extrajudicial police shooting of a young Black boy, Jerome. The circumstances leading up to the shooting are revealed in snippets over the course of the book both in flashbacks and trial coverage. It will sound familiar, though. A good kid who tries to always do the right thing living in a rough neighborhood under circumstances that make the shooting ‘justifiable’ and even ‘laudable’ to those who will always set Black boys on the wrong side of the law.

We’ve got a few things lined up for the fall and will be adding more as schedules stabilize. Covid Camp Our Covid Camp is currently full, but we’re keeping a […]

Spies have infiltrated Los Alamos and seek the secrets of our town!  Fortunately, a scientist thought to lock them up for safekeeping – in a box with multiple locks, no […]

As we all know, planning for the fall is like shooting at a moving target with a pile of sticks with no fletchings. Sometimes the target even disappears completely. Even […]

One of the amazing features of the Raspberry Pi when it first came out was that it came with a free version of Minecraft that had the ability to be […]