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Cold Weather Science – Frozen Bubbles

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Over the weekend, the girls and I took advantage of the Denver deep freeze to brave the cold and do a little science. We pulled out the summer bubble kit and experimented with what would happen to a bubble when it is 3 degrees outside. We bundled up and headed outside. The plan was to use plain dish [...]

Bursting Frozen Pipes – The Power of Water

With the freezing temperatures across the country, the problem of frozen pipes rupturing is in the news. In Denver, the Jefferson County Court House is closed due to frozen pipes breaking, thawing then leaking. Water is unlike every other liquid in the world, because it expands when it freezes. When water is frozen, it shrinks when it first gets cold, and [...]

The Science Behind Cooking a Turkey

By Blog Editor Susan Wells The turkeys are all defrosting (or at least should be) and come bright and early Thursday morning, millions will be cooking in ovens across the United States. The turkey is the star of our Thanksgiving holiday, so we asked the following questions to find out the science behind it. What is the best way to cook a [...]

Instant Ice – Super Cold Water Turns to Ice Before Your Eyes

We recently came across this video by SooToday.com's reader Phil Sabine making its rounds on the Internet. In the video, Sabine takes a cold bottle of water, turns it upside down and then taps the bottom. The water instantly begins freezing from the bottom down to the top. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O47-QOWRTrk Is it magic? A slight of hand? Or did he switch the liquid in [...]