Putting Water Jelly Crytals to the Test

Over the years we've sold tons... literally... of Water Jelly Crystals to customers around the world eager to take advantage of the crystals' water-saving properties in their gardens.  So, it only made sense that when we took on our own landscaping…
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Radio DJ Didn't See This Coming - Fire Extinguisher Science Demo

Denise Plant and Murphy Houston are the morning drive team disc-jockeys at KOSI101 FM in Denver. Murphy is a Denver icon in radio and Denise is the queen of media in Denver - radio, television and commercials. I mention this because even seasoned…
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Science of the Olympics - The Bernoulli Advantage

I can't help but be amazed by the high-tech science that we're seeing at this year's Summer Olympics. Our 9News friend, Mark Koebrich, who is reporting from Beijing told me that the controversial swimsuit made by Speedo is nothing short of…
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Cup Cakes For Science

Preparation for standardized testing has taken a lot of the fun out of the classroom, but good teachers will find a way to sneak the fun back in. REALLY good teachers will sneak the fun back in and teach some awesome lessons at the same time! Science…
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Science Experiment Receives Lots of Feedback

A few weeks ago on my 9News segment I featured a Seven-Layer Density column. It's a colorful way to talk about density in the classroom. Well... we thought we had all of our facts straight, but when we inadvertently put in the experiment write-up…
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How the Mentos Geyser Works - Theory Confirmed!

It's probably the most asked question we get... "How exactly does that experiment with the Mentos and Diet Coke really work?" From the outset (nearly eight years ago), we hypothesized that the exploding soda was a physical reaction, and the…

Upside-Down Tomatoes a Big Hit in Indiana

We love it when people read our blog, try the cool and funky things we suggest, have tons of fun doing it, and SUCCEED! Mamacita of Scheiss Weekly tried our Upside-Down Tomatoes and so far, it's been a BIG HIT out there in southern Indiana. We…
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Mentos Geyser Records Keep Exploding

So, America throws it back to the Europeans... from Louisville, KY to Turiba University in Latvia there is a new Mentos and Diet Coke World record. On June 19th, 1,911 students from Business University Turiba in Latvia launched an amazing…
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Homeschooling and Unschooling Parents Make Science Fun!

Lynn is a mother who decided, a year or so ago, to "unschool" her daughter, and her blog, A Life Worth Living, tells her readers how this is unfolding for her family in the UK. Last April, Lynn found our link on a friend's blog, clicked on…
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Tie-Dye Shirts Made Easy

If you've ever made your own tie-dye shirt, you know that it can be a real mess... especially if you're using the right chemistry to make really vivid looking shirts. While I'm no tie-dye expert, I learned from three people who used to travel…