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Science Alcove

Finding Science in the Everyday


Science activities from primary to high school level.

Science Junkies

Science content for lessons or your reading pleasure.

Science Creatives

Explore science journaling and creative science applications.

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.

Conservation and Sustainability

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 Creativity

Who says you can’t get creative with science.  Explore the art of science journaling.  Get creative by applying conservation techniques around your home.

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.

About Me

I am a former high school science teacher, recently retired after 30 years in the education field.  My areas of expertise, as a teacher, were general science, biology and environmental science.  I am a mother of three boys all of whom have or are working on science degrees at the post secondary level.  As a mother of two boys with dyslexia, I immersed myself in learning ways to help them succeed in school.

I love learning new science and still help my younger son improve his study skills to succeed in university science.

I’m not only an educator but a science junkie.  I love journaling and as science is my passion my journal entries have a science focus.

At Science Alcove educators will find science content, downloadable lesson plans, worksheets and posters to make the job of teaching and inspiring young scientists easy.  Science junkies will find interesting content, science journal printables and practical infographics.

If you love pre-made lesson plans and worksheets, including the answer pages, infographics and science journaling pages so all you need to do is “hit” print, you’ll feel right at home here.

Helping You Achieve Success in the Classroom and Home School

Easy to Download Resources

Lesson plans and Quick activities with printable worksheets including teacher answers.

Infographics to display in your classroom or homeschool.

Quote posters and other valuable resources including science journaling pages.

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