Category Archives: Infotoons

Acrostic Appetizers

As I sit writing this book, Cats play in the yard Right under my window. Often they seem to jump and Spin, and when they Think no one’s looking, they Inch their way up the bird feeder, Causing all kinds … Continue reading

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Nine Fine Ways to keep your brain tuned up this Summer

Summer is a great time to consider, well, nothing. It’s all about having time off from school, homework, chores (mostly), but don’t let your noodle get squishy and pudgy while on vacation. Here are a few fun ways to keep … Continue reading

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Heat, and the Things It Can Bring

Summer is a wonderful time for kids; no school, no homework, no chores (for some anyway). But with the season comes some torturing temperatures. Be sure to watch for the warning signs of heat-related illnesses such as Hyperhydrosis or excessive … Continue reading

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Wind, and a Few of the Things It Can Do

We can’t really use the wind until we catch it. And what’s the most popular way to catch the wind’s force? A windmill of course, which can do the work of many people. Inside the mill, a pole begins to … Continue reading

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Fun With Coins and Glue

If you’re really bored this summer, here’s a great way to have a bit of harmless fun; and it will only cost you 25¢. Find a place with lots of people walking by, like near a school or library. Place … Continue reading

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Your Carbon Footprint

Your carbon footprint says a lot about you, and how you use or abuse the natural resources around you. If you’d like to calculate your impact upon mother earth, there are several online resources to help you do so. (Image … Continue reading

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Black Holes, and Friends

The nucleus of our galaxy (the Milky Way) is a bit of a mystery. Astronomers are aware that it’s packed with older stars and that it mysteriously gives off an enormous amount of energy, and these facts give rise to … Continue reading

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How Dibble Was Doodled

Penguin Young Readers has just released the first two books in the Doodles of Sam Dibble series (Judy Press, author), and I thought it would be fun to show you a bit of the process with a little explanation of … Continue reading

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E-Waste and Friends

So, where will that phone you have stuck to your thumbs be in 5 years? 10 years? A new term has recently found its way into our vocabulary, that of E-waste, or electronic waste. It is used to describe discarded … Continue reading

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Twin Telescopes… On the Moon?

There has been talk of using twin telescopes on opposite sides of the Moon that could be linked together, so that they are pointed at the same target at precisely the same time. Combine the information from each, and the … Continue reading

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