Science Time = Bill Nye #StreamTeam

It's science fair time. I don't remember how the science fair worked when I was a kid. I just remember doing experiments.

I don't remember if we had a point to our projects. These days, you have to be able to answer a testable question.

How does _________ affect _________?

 Benny wants to do something with rockets. I think it's great that he wants to explore rockets, BUT I have no clue where to turn OR what to do. SO, we fired up some Netflix. Bill Nye Saves the World seems like the place to start to get us in the mood to explore our topic.
You remember Bill Nye The Science Guy, right?

Well he's got a new show and it's perfection. Benny and I combed through the topics and decided we had to watch Episode 5, The Original Martian Invasion ... AND episode 10, Saving the World with Space.

I know I watched Billy Nye when I was a kid but WOW. He is dynamic, and passionate. It was just the right thing to get Benny's science creative juices flowing for the science fair.

Here's the thing, we live in a world where science is actually in jeopardy. And I can't believe I just typed that. We just had the march for science all over the world. I WANT my kids to live in a world where they ask questions. I want them to get their hands dirty and experiment. Prove their theories, wrong or right ... figure things out.
I am so thankful this show is on. I can watch it with them and we can discuss how they feel about some VERY relevant topics. From climate change to machines taking over the world, to Earth and overpopulation. These are all things that are on my kids minds. Bill Nye and Netflix present them in a way that's not threatening, not scary, not defensive. It's fun AND entertaining. I can't say enough about it. Major high fives on this one!

 *I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. While I am not paid, I do receive a free Netflix membership. All experiences and opinions are my own.

Behold, The Unicorn Frappuccino

The kids and I walked down to Starbucks and FINALLY tried the mystical Unicorn Frappuccino.
Yes...it really does change color AND flavor as you drink. Make no mistake ... it packs a punch. That colorful dusting of sugar on top, makes a Warhead look tame. We are talking SOUR. That said, both my kiddos LOVED it.

One last warning...
There are some ODD side effects ;) Have you tried one?

THE Best Hot Dog In Chicago!

I am a fan of hot dogs. For the longest time, all I put on them was mustard. Guess what ... there's a lot more to put on a hot dog.

In 1993, two brothers took a road trip across the country and sampled hot dogs in every city. They've crafted their menu from the best of what they tasted. And let me tell you ... they tasted some VERY good hot dogs!

THIS is what I'm talking about!
I can't believe I almost forgot to try the mini corn dogs. How did I NOT know that was a thing?!
Don't worry if hot dogs aren't your thing, because we tried the burgers too. This is the roadhouse.
Needless to say, my daughter enjoyed every bite.
My husband enjoyed a Maxwell Street Polish hot dog. Which has green onions, mustard and sport peppers.
My son let me try the first bite of his Memphis hot dog. (BBQ Sauce, Pulled Pork, topped with cole slaw) #delish
He enjoyed the signature curly fries.
While everything we tasted was DELICIOUS, I am still a Chicago Dog girl. Seriously, what makes a Chicago hot dog so tasty?

My son wants to go back this weekend and try the Dallas dog. Check out their menu. Which would you try?
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