Amazing Plant Maze: A Science & Engineering STEAM Activity | Nerd in the Brain

The Amazing Plant Maze: A STEAM Activity


So, I’ve seen this “plant maze” concept quite a bit around Pinterest and whatnot, but I thought it would be fun to do a couple of new spins on things. (And, okay, I totally just wanted to build a plant maze and watch a little sprout navigate the obstacles.) 🙂 So, what about those new spins? Read on, my friends!…

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Wacky Fun Plants: Dinosaur & Zombie Plants | Nerd in the Brain

Wacky Fun Plants: Dinosaur & Zombie Plants


One of the most amazing things about the plant kingdom, in my little opinion, is the huge variety of adaptations and survival techniques plants have cleverly put into place. While it may seem like plants are just a pile of green leafiness subject to the whims of their environments, there is so much more going on in those little leaves…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare : The One Where I’m in Wilmington


  Hello, lovely blog friends! I’m actually chatting at you from sunny Wilmington, NC this morning, so the coffee is courtesy of the hotel lobby instead of the dinosaurs this week. (And not nearly as yummy, I’m afraid…but it’s a trade off, right?) 😉 Because of my “I’m in a hotel right now” status, I’m going to keep this week’s…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: The One Where Summer Is Here


  Hello, beautiful blog friends! Come on in for a cup of coffee (the dinos do love to show off their coffee-making skills) and a chat. We’ve gotten to the point in the year where the mornings are definitely for being outside, so let’s move things to the front porch, shall we? Upper sixties and a light breeze? Yes, please!…

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Amazing Air Plants: The Wonders of Tillandsias


In doing a bit of research for my month-long journey into the wacky world of odd and wonderful plants, I came across a fascinating genus of leafy friends that need no soil. Nope, no dirt at all. These little guys get their nutrition from other plants or they slurp up nutrients straight from the air. (What kind of wackadoodle magic…

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Fabulous Field Trips: Carnivorous Plant Garden | Nerd in the Brain

Fabulous Field Trips: Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden


As part of this exciting new adventure into STEAMy topics, I’ve decided a monthly field trip is in order (a thematic one, of course). Since I can’t physically take you all with me (though I would love to), I’ll be providing you with a spiffy virtual tour of a nifty place or exhibit each month…and hopefully you’ll be inspired to…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: The One Where Things Are Coming Along


Good morning, wonderful blog friends! Come on in and have a quick (but delicious!) cup of coffee won’t you? I’m a afraid I’m in a bit of a hurry this morning, but we definitely have a few minutes to share some highlights! 🙂     Last Weekend   John and I had a great long weekend…mostly filled with disc golf, seeing…

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Wicked Plants: June’s STEAMy Read (& A Giveaway)


Welcome to the first STEAMy Read here at Nerd in the Brain! I’m so excited to be sharing the new STEAMy Reads series (and the newly revamped blog) with you, that I’ve decided a celebratory giveaway is in order. You can read all about what you could win (and how to do it) later in this post. But first, let’s answer…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: May 27, 2017


Good morning, my beautiful blog friends! Come on in and snuggle up on a couch…the dinosaurs will be glad to bring you some coffee that they’ve brewed up prehistoric-style. (It’s delicious…you know, really, everyone should consider inviting some coffee-making dinos into their homes.) 😉   Last Weekend   After we last shared coffee, things were pretty quiet around here. John…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: The One Where I Was Tragedy-Adjacent


    Good morning, beautiful blog friends! I hope you’ve had a lovely week that has led right into a fabulous weekend. Let the dinosaurs pour you some coffee…as usual, they’ve done a marvelous job brewing up some deliciousness.   I’ve had a week of busy-busy-busy, but not doing anything particularly fascinating or exciting. Well, unless you find all of…

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