It seems that I keep finding and losing Robert Krampf.
I blogged about him a couple of years ago, when I had just gotten myself signed up for his "Experiment of the Week" again. Then, somehow, I must've fallen off the subscriber list, because I stopped getting the emails somewhere along the way. It seems that he may have had some problems with subscriber lists when making technical and website changes, etc. What I love about him is that he says things like this:
For some reason, for the past few weeks, I have been sending the experiments,
but they have not been going out. After quite a bit of testing, tinkering,
and a few bowls of ice cream, I think I have the problem corrected.
Anyone who does problem solving with ice cream in hand is a friend of mine.
This week, I'm back in the loop, as I got his email about his science videos, which are wonderful. Check out this one on birdwatching. Delightful! He's blogging, too -- and the photos are gorgeous.
I'm thinking about ordering his new DVD -- I love how excited he gets about everything. "Exciting" was certainly not the word that came to mind for me when I was in school and had to "do science." I tend to think of it as a weaker area for me, but somehow, I've managed to create in my two oldest kids (too soon to tell with Ramona) a love for science, even with my "Oh, no, my eyes will glaze over" attitude. Anne-with-an-e loves anything to do with biology, and can't wait to dissect things that are bigger and better than owl pellets. Betsy loves the hands-on of experiments and chemistry-related stuff.
And Ramona? Well, she was pretty happy about getting her hands in ketchup. So, maybe we're on the right track after all.