Learning How to Learn - Creating Unforgettable Learning Experiences

Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, forecasts our economic economic future and the need for a workforce prepared to compete in the high tech job market. In a recent editorial in the New York Times, Friedman grabbed my attention with…

Internet addiction and our children

Many kids spend hours and hours long chatting on the net. Which is fine, but not if it interferes with other aspects of their lives. It's not surprising that Internet addiction would become a problem with the younger generation, since they're…

Jack takes a 400,000 volt hit of electricity!

Don't worry... Jack is fine but he sure got the attention of a few hundred thousand viewers on KUSA-TV when he joined me for a science segment on lightning safety . Barbie took the majority of the torture as 400,000 volts of static electricity…

Science in a Microwave Oven

The words "science experiment" and "microwave oven" don't necessarily go hand in hand... unless you're trying to do something amazing. As I was preparing for my Monday morning science segment on [KUSA-TV 9NEWS], I remembered an experiment using…

Cooling Coffee with Cream

Who would have guessed that so many people had microwave science demos up their sleeve? I post one experiment about growing soap and the email goes nuts! Hey, people... maybe you should find a hobby besides sticking stuff in a microwave! Okay,…

Science Club in Indonesia

One of the great parts of my job is opening my email to find kids around the world doing science. Harry Lee, an 11 year old scientist from the Science Club in Indonesia, sent me a picture of their science club in action. "Here are the pictures…
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Amgen Award 2005 - Amazing Science Teachers Share Their Secrets

We all have attended our share of awards banquets and recognition dinners, but tonight's celebration was like none I have ever attended. Tonight I received the honor of getting to speak to the 2005 Colorado recipients of the Amgen Award for…

A New Way to Make Coffee

I am constantly searching for new science demos and cool gadgets to show on my weekly television segment called Making Science Fun on KUSA-TV. One of the problems I've encountered over the years is that people remember the stuff you do on television…

Flying Potatoes at the Michigan Early Childhood Conference

I had the wonderful pleasure of presenting the keynote address at the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MIAEYC) 2005 conference. This presentation was, however, a little more challenging than most because of what DID…

Exploding Soap Bubbles

One of my all time favorite science demos. Some day we'll all be driving cars powered by hydrogen. Learn More EXPLODING HYDROGEN BUBBLES Click to Start and Stop Video