Penney Davis

Purple | Living Science Academy

The Beautiful Blue Cell

Recently I underwent a surgical procedure for skin cancer called Moh’s. My first thought was, “That’s the name of a hardness classification for rocks and minerals!” True, but trust me it is not what my surgery involved. Moh’s is microscopically controlled cancer surgery developed in 1938 by a general surgeon by the name of Frederic…

Earthmover | Living Science Academy

To make a difference…be prepared to get dirty

So, there we were, driving around in gorgeous mountains drinking in the beauty of our surroundings. Great way to relax after a crazy school year. We changed lanes to pass an enormous flat bed tractor trailer that was carrying the biggest earth moving device I have ever seen. It was obviously right out of the…

Mrs. D's purple babies | Living Science Academy

Mrs. D’s Musings…on Mothers

Instead, we were like young children[a] among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and…

Monarch | Living Science Academy

Reflections on Retreat

The High School Retreat is always a time of reflection. It is a time when we look back and remember what our current seniors looked like as 9th graders.  Our 2017 House Captains attended their first High School Retreat right at the Blue Horizon Retreat Center.  It is incredible to see the changes in their lives.…

New Zealand Scenery | Living Science Academy

New Zealand Reflections 1

“Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.” Ecclesiastes 1:4 We have waited seven years to return to this beautiful country. Seven years ago this past March, Mr. D’s amazing Mom left us for her eternal home. We were at her bedside holding her hand. We can only imagine the reception in Heaven…

STEM: Lichens under a microscope

Lichens!

Lichens are amazing. They are found in so many places, but because they look familiar, we seldom stop to think about their complexity. Lichens are slow growing, symbiotic organisms made up of a fungus and an alga. Because of symbiosis, lichens, or at least their components, belong to two kingdoms: Fungi and Protista. Some lichens…

Chanel Designs in the Sand - A Lesson From Olives

Lesson from Olives

Lesson from Olives I love the beach, and last week I spent an hour walking on my favorite beach, talking to God as I went! Amongst other things I was asking for Him to renew my love and passion for Him, especially as we push to the end of the school year! As I walked,…

STEM Activity and Lab for Elementary Students

Mini Lab: Drops on a Penny

Elementary students, here’s a mini-lab you can try at home to practice using the scientific method. Science is all about asking questions and finding answers. So just to help you begin to think, try to answer the question above. For starters, take a guess: “How many drops of water do you think will fit on…

Creation Museum | Living Science Academy

Facing the New Year…

The good is often the enemy of the best. As we reflect over 2016, it seems appropriate to contemplate something that truly was the “best.” The first thing that comes to mind is Christmas shopping. Gift giving is always good. We love to give gifts, and we are always blessed when we receive gifts. However,…

Christian STEM homeschool program

HE is the Light of the World

I remember when we first moved to Georgia, Mr. D was involved in the Men’s Ministry at our new church . He came home one Saturday morning after the meeting and shared how they had discussed the huge stress wives experience at Christmas. He innocently asked if I was stressed! Maybe I hid the fact…

John 3:16

For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.