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Science Alcove

Finding Science in the Everyday

Hands-on Learning

Find easy to do hands-on experiments and activities for elementary and high school kids.

Read and Learn

Satisfy your science curiosity by reading interesting articles.

Easy Experiments

Easy experiments are a fun way to connect with your kids or classroom.  Materials in most activities here are easy to find or already on hand.  Try a few today.

The World of Trees

Trees and plants are the base of our biosphere.  Learn about their importance as producers of so much more than oxygen.  Food, shelter, animal habitat, psychological well-being-read all trees have to offer.

Science Quizzes and Polls

Science quizzes and polls are an awesome resource for you or your students. Fun and interactive they are a great way to see what you know. Visit Science Alcove
and find many resources to make you smarter.

What is Fringe Science

What is fringe science?  Fringe science looks at often bizarre, far-out ideas in already established mainstream studies.  Although fringe science is founded in established science, it explores concepts at the extreme boundaries of ‘regular’ science.

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About Me

Hi, I’m Teresa Coppens, science geek, book nerd, educator, coffee lovin’ mom with a coconut aversion. I am passionate about the weird and unusual. Here in my cabinet of science curiosities get your science geek on. Grab a cup of your favorite brew, get comfortable at Science Alcove and learn to love your inner science geek!

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