My wife and son are often "science guinea pigs"!
Can you find me?
I have taught middle school science since 1987. I have also taught Science Methods to student teachers at a local community college. Furniture-making is a hobby of mine, and my woodworking workshop in my basement gives me the ability to build all kinds of scientific apparatus.
During the 2011-12 school year, I considered creating my own website. Matt, a student of mine, asked about something. I told him I had made this years earlier. I dug around in some back cabinets and pulled it out. "This place is like the Stithsonian!" he exclaimed, with a clever play on my name and the famous institution. Suddenly I had my website name!
The goal of Stithsonian Science is to share all kinds of science ideas with teachers, students and parents—actually anyone interested in science. The science of everyday life--things one may not pay much attention to-- is a focus of this website.