I have taught middle school science since 1987. I have also taught Science Methods to student teachers at my local community college. Furniture-making is a hobby of mine, and my workshop gives me the tools to create all kinds of scientific apparatus. My wife, son, and friends are often guinea pigs for my projects.
In 2011, I was considering creating my own website. Matt, a student of mine, exclaimed that my classroom was like the "Stithsonian Institute"! A great play on words.
The goal of Stithsonian Science is to share my love of science with students, teachers, families--actually ANYONE interested in science. The science of everyday life--things often overlooked--is one focus of mine.