Posts Tagged ‘at home science.’



Bang in a Bag

A chemical reaction is a process in which one or more chemicals (or things) combine to make something new. The ‘things’ or chemicals that we started with are called Reactants and the new ‘thing’ that is made are called Products. It is called a chemical reaction since: It is accompanied by a rearrangement of the […]

MEDIEVAL ENGINEERS: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CATAPULT

A catapult is a lever, a stick or beam, propped up by a fulcrum, the pivot point. The catapult magnifies your force to throw an object. So, you do not need as big of a force to propel a large object, but the larger the force, the farther it goes. In ancient times, catapults were […]

Pumpkin Science on National Pumpkin Day!

It’s that time of year again where the leaves are changing colors, little graveyards are popping up in neighborhoods and millions of pumpkins are going through a metamorphosis to become jack-o’-lanterns. It’s Halloween time!  There are some interesting facts and science about the pumpkin.  In history, it was said that the jack-o-lantern was to fend of […]

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You for All YOU Do!

As we celebrate teachers this week, there are so many things to be thankful for, but we should start at the top with a recognition that we appreciate everything that teachers do. Walking into a classroom every day, motivating, inspiring, and yes, teaching children is certainly an endeavor worth celebrating! For our part, we’d like […]

All Candy. All Science. All FUN – Make Your Halloween Scientifically Spooky!

Drop a Warhead in baking soda water, and bubbles erupt. Leave a Skittle in water, and the S floats to the surface. Melt a Starburst, and shiny oil spots form. That’s right, next week is Halloween which means – All Candy. All Science. All FUN!  Candy experiments are a great way to use up all […]

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 […]

Chef’s on Bravo’s Hit Reality Show “Top Chef: Masters” Trade in Aprons for Goggles for Edible Science Fair!

For the contestants on Bravo’s hit reality show “Top Chef: Masters,” the chefs traded in their aprons for goggles and stovetops for Bunsen Burners in this past weeks “Blinded Me With Science” episode.  For the elimination challenge, the five remaining contestants had to choose from five scientific principles, and then make a dish that demonstrates […]