Wednesday, November 11, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINA ROCK LAB December 8-14

This year we will focus on the rocks in our state of South Carolina and where you can find them.  A little bit of geography will be covered and a new awareness of where these gems can be found will entice your students to go out to look for them.   Groups of students will test these rocks according to the Mohs hardness scale.  They will also learn to identify state rocks according to metamorphic, igneous, sedimentary rocks or minerals. We will find out what these rocks are used for in industry and how they are used in everyday life. All students will have an opportunity to get a rock from my private collection of unusual and beautiful rocks and fossils. 


In addition to the lab a SC Rock Box with Guidebook $30 is available for those who request one.  The South Carolina Geological Survey developed this Earth Science Education Series that meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards set forth by the Department of Education. The Earth Science study kit contains 24 South Carolina minerals and rocks with a 22-page booklet on where to find them and how to identify these rocks. Message me by November 20th to place your order. 


And finally, on Wednesday December 16th I am going to be at Diamond Hill Mine in Aiken SC!!  I would love to see you there!  Children six and under are free, over six $5 and adults $15. Bring a screwdriver or forked weeder to dig for rocks.  This place has produced some of the finest amethyst in our state.   You do not need to register to meet me at the mine, just show up. 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Electricity/Magnets

Electricity/Magnets

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November 9-16 

What is electricity?  Electricity can create three kinds of energy: light,

sound, and heat. Learn about the two types of electricity; circuit and

static, as well as electricity produced by magnetic effects.  We will

perform experiments to demonstrate these two  kinds of electricity

and observe how they behave. Here is an opportunity for your child

to “play” with electricity and not get hurt or in trouble!  This lab is jam

packed with experiments. 


Register Here


Mandatory Covid-19 Registration Form


I will add your child to the schedule when payment is

made and registration is complete. Co-op students

please pay your co-op representative with the preferred

rate.  All other students one child same family $25 Two

children same family $45 Three or more children same

family $65   


Online Zoom class $15.00.  The Zoom class website link and

supply list will be sent to you. 


*Paypal or Venmo Petronella Kahue ekahue@gmail.com

Please indicate who this is from and what for when you pay. 


*48 hour full  refund for all cancellations.   Full refund for

inclement weather or Covid related issues.

Labs are held in Greer SC.  Email me for directions.  

ekahue@gmail.com



Once the 

  1. payment has been received

  2. registration document completed

  3. Covid 19 Form completed

I will enroll your child in the class.  

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Monarch Butterfly Online Course is Here

It is here! The online course on Monarch Butterflies is available now.  When your child completes this course they will be an expert on Monarch Butterflies! I will teach them how to grow a butterfly garden, how to find monarch eggs on the milkweed, everything about their peculiar and strange lifecycle, and the wonder of this incredible migration we get to witness right now! Click on the link below to see an outline of this course. Lots of fun videos and teaching tools and many hours of labor and love have gone into this project.



Friday, September 18, 2020

South Carolina Reptiles October 19- 26, 2020

Have you ever wondered what kind of amazing snakes,

turtles, and lizards wander through our state? 

Students will be amazed at the bizarre array of reptiles

that live right here among us!  


Non Co-Op Students Register Here

Co-Op Students Register Here


Mandatory Covid-19 Registration Form

I will add your child to the schedule when payment is

made and registration is complete. Co-op students please

pay your co-op representative with the preferred rate. 

All other students one child same family $25 Two children

same family $45 Three or more children same family $65   


Online labs $22.50.  The online class website link will be

sent to you as soon as the lab is uploaded. 


*Paypal or Venmo Petronella Kahue ekahue@gmail.com

Please indicate who this is from and what for.


*48 hour full  refund for all cancellations.   Full refund for

inclement weather or Covid related issues.

Labs are held in Greer SC.  Email me for directions.  

ekahue@gmail.com



Once the 

  1. payment has been received

  2. registration document completed

  3. Covid 19 Form completed

I will enroll your child in the class. 


Click Here to see the schedule.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

I'm Never Gonna Die Part 2

I am obsessed with glowing rocks.  Its another addiction along with the others (lizards, rabbits, coffee, antlions, toads, kids, HIS presence, joy...) The list keeps growing of things to explore and discover thus I will most likely never die.  

Here is part two of the bucket list!!! 

Yooperlite Rocks.  If you are from Michigan like I am you will know instantly what a Yooper is.  My brother-in-law Gary, is a Yooper. 

Yooper's say weird things like "ish" and tell Onei and Ano jokes (ask a Yooper).  They are definitely unique ancestors of a "Fin" or a "Swede".  I love these people.  They are hearty and resilient just like these glowing rocks.

At the last rock lab in December, one of my all star parents, Eric Anonsen, Eric Anonsen's Profile Photo, Image may contain: 1 person
introduced me to the latest addiction.  He showed me this video and I was hooked!  
So this summer I am packing up as many grandchildren as my kids will allow to kidnap and we are heading to Lake Superior to find some of these beauties.  I'll keep you posted and let you know how it goes!