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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.

Mel Science Chemistry Experiment Monthly Subscription Service

The following contains affiliate links.  This is a monthly chemistry experiment subscription service.   Home school families and middle school classrooms will find immense benefit from kits containing everything you need to complete one or two amazing experiments per month.

If your kids are not getting online support for their schooling or you’re homeschooling and want to check out a great product before you commit, check out MEL Academy which is being offered free for the next three months (March to May, 2020).  The link is found below.  Register if you like what you see.  They plan to start the live webinars on March 30th. In a few days they will send you a link with the full schedule where you can build your own program by registering for the webinars you want.

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Great Courses Plus: An Amazing On-Line Learning Experience

This is an on-line learning experience I have enjoyed immensely.  Experts entertain and educate in the comfort of your own home streamed when you want to learn!


Grab a cup of your favorite brew, get comfortable at Great Courses Plus and learn to love your inner science geek!


Check Out KiwiCo

Need Science and STEM kits to rock your classroom or home school? Got young kids you want to encourage to be passionate about science? Check out KiwiCo and get super interactive kits mailed right to your door!

The following contains affiliate links.  This is a monthly science experiment and craft subscription service.   Home school families and school classrooms of all levels will find immense benefit from kits containing everything you need to complete one or two amazing experiments per month.  Click the image below to learn more.


The above is a paid service of awesome science for all ages.  But check out this page KiwiCo is making available to parents during the Covid 19 pandemic.  If your kids are missing school or you’d love to help them with some cool science to keep busy, check out this page, At-Home Resources for Kids (and their grownups).    There are lots of free science activities to keep the kiddos busy.

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