Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I'm Baaack...

Well.... it's been awhile since I've been in this space.  But, while I've been gone, I've been hatching all sorts of plans for all things Science Matters.

The blog itself is going through some updating and reformatting.

You'll soon be able to find me on Facebook and Pinterest.  Boy, oh, boy do I have ideas for putting Pinterest to work!

Of course you'll continue to find ideas and instructions for hands-on science activities.  The pace will be slower than it once was - even if I could find the time to write 5 posts a week, I'd run out of things to share much more quickly than I'd like.  It was a good way to work through large stacks of ideas at the start, but it's time to adjust.

I'm also hoping to share the 'paperwork' that goes with some of the ideas I share here.  That one's still on the "Need to get to it" list, but I'm hoping it'll move to the "In progress" list soon!

I've got some other ideas I'm tossing around and I'll be seeking input from you as time goes along to see if others are interested in joining me in some projects.

And I've got plans for some give-aways too!

I know it's likely a hard time to relaunch, as the school year is winding down and summer is just around the corner.  But, if I don't do it now, when I'm excited and ready to jump it, it may get pushed to the bottom of the list.  I hope you'll check in periodically during the summer (you wouldn't want to miss out on the previously mentioned give-aways) and you'll be back for good once your planning for the next school year kicks into gear.

I'd like to thank everyone who's stuck around while I've been away and officially welcome those of you who have arrived during my absence.  I hope you like what you see and can put it to good use, in your home, classroom, scout meeting or wherever.  Enjoy and be sure to subscribe to the emails or sign up for RSS feed.  Now that we're back in business, you won't want to miss anything!


  1. I could not be more excited to find out you are back! I guess in your absence I became one of your most frequent and loyal visitors. Being new to 5th grade, I relied on your awesome ideas and resources to help me provide engaging and informative science lessons to my students. I can tell you that not only did I love doing science, my students love it just as much if not more than me. I will be going back down to 1st to start my new looping group once again. I will still be checking in on your site because I love science and plan to do plenty of it with my "firsties". Once again thank you for your "awesome-ness" and welcome back!

    1. Thanks for your kind words! I'm so glad that its been helpful and I can't wait to share more. Let me know if you're looking for anything in particular.

  2. Sounds exciting! I'm home educating and leading science sessions for home ed groups so will definitely be checking back! Regards, Jenni

  3. Yay Karen! I am impressed that you made this leap and you're back! Good for you :) I'll be happy to see what you have in store!