Posts Tagged ‘at-home experiment’



The Science Behind The Ice Cream Brain Freeze!

Delicious, beautiful, and bound to cause a headache. The ice cream headache is one of the most common and most hated sources of headache.  When you’re tucking into a delicious ice cream treat or slurping down a milkshake, the last thing you want is that stabbing pain in your skull from getting a little too enthusiastic with […]

Celebrate Oreo Cookie’s 100th Birthday With FUN Science!

It’s official! The worlds beloved ‘Oreo’ cookie has officially turned 100 years old, that makes this tasty treat older than the Russian Revolution & was created before the reign of the current Queen Elizabeth, while she was still Elizabeth. In celebration of the cookies birthday, Nabisco has released a special ‘Birthday’ cookie featuring none other […]

FUN Science: Make Your Own Buckyball!

  If you’ve kicked around a soccer ball, you may have noticed the pattern on the ball’s surface. The ball is stitched together from 12 patches with five sides (pentagons) and 20 patches with six sides (hexagons). About 20 years ago, chemists discovered that carbon can form into molecules with the same shape. This molecule […]

Chickadees, Blue Jays, and Robins Oh My …Join the Backyard Bird Count 2012!

The 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place from Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 22. Each year, volunteers across the country tally the birds they see in backyards, parks and natural areas. Last year, GBBC participants racked up more than 11 million observations and identified 596 species! Counting birds during GBBC helps scientists gain a […]

Canadian High Schoolers Send Lego Astronaut Into Space!

Canada’s first astronaut? For four and a half months, Canadian high school students Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammed spent every Saturday working on a project.  No, it wasn’t restoring an old car, it was building a homemade satellite/space vehicle.  Somehow, they not only managed to build their spacecraft, they managed to send a Lego minifigure into […]

FUN Holiday Science – Poinsettia pH Paper!

Image Source: Pixabay.com Many plants contain pigments that are responsive to changes in acidity. An example is the poinsettia plant, which has colored ‘flowers’ (really specialized leaves called bracts). Although poinsettias are perennials in warmer climates, most people are likely to see them used as a decorative houseplant over the winter holidays. You can extract […]

FUN Science with Halloween Candy!

Check out our updated list of spooky science Halloween Activities here!  Worried about having too much Halloween candy laying around? Here’s a little science you can do with your kids’ haul—or your own! Chances are if you’ve got kids they’re going to want to go trick-or-treating. This means they’ll end up loaded with way more […]