Weather Balloon Launch Field Trip

My 10-year-old daughter recently enjoyed a home school field trip to the NOAA Weather Station in Guam.  Since we moved to Guam, she has been attending a distance education program through Laurel Springs School. Her Laurel Springs teacher allowed her to substitute part of her science assignment for the week with a written summary of her experiences. … More Weather Balloon Launch Field Trip

Growing a Pineapple

We recently grew our first pineapple using the top of an ordinary pineapple we bought at the grocery store.  This is a simple process anyone can do, and it’s a great project for kids.  We simply cut off the top, ate the rest of the pineapple, and stuck the top in soil in a large … More Growing a Pineapple

Sapporo, Japan

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, Japan.  I traveled with a friend who was an ideal travel companion, and we made the most of our time each day exploring the city. Although it’s covered in snow for many months of the year, the summer weather … More Sapporo, Japan