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Rocket Boy Homer Hickam Ignites Passion for Science in 4th Grade Engineers

The 4th graders at Willow Creek Elementary and their amazing teacher, Lisa Heaton, took a lesson out of the books, literally, and tested their rocket-building skills. They read Homer Hickam's book, Rocket Boys. Then they set out on their own…
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The Science of Valentine's Day - Love Potions, Love Meters and Hidden Messages

Are you looking to add a little science into your Valentine's Day? Have no fear, because the Science Love Doctor is in. Love Meter Are you hot enough to make the Love Meter boil? Simply grab the meter at the bottom and watch what happens.…
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Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - Mysterious Floating Water Worries Weathercaster

One glass mason jar filled with water and capped off with a simple index card put the fear of getting wet into 9News Weathercaster Becky Ditchfield. She was worried she'd get wet. The threat of moisture invading her hair style and outfit was…

The Floating Paper Airplane Trick - The Reveal

Can you defeat the odds and create a hovering paper airplane? All you need is a sheet of paper, 2 identical fans and a lot of patience. This is a great experiment to teach the principals behind how an airplane flies, lift and drag, and the principals…

News Set in Disarray After Giant Smoke Rings Pound Anchors

I took a large smoke ring blaster that I used on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to the 9News studios in Denver this week. I demonstrated the power of air pressure and what a microburst looks like. What resulted was giant smoke rings blown across the…

Heavy Newspaper - The Incredible Power of Air

This experiment takes a little karate and an understanding of air pressure. If you lay a yard stick down on a table and hit it with your best karate-chop, what will happen to the stick? Will it break? Most likely it will flip off the table and…

Why Does the Water Rise?

Can you make the water rise inside the bottle? With a little scientific knowledge about air and air pressure, you can. This demonstration on the news even brought a surprise for me. In all my years of doing this activity, I've never had anything…

Vacuum Packed Meteorologist Stays Fresh

When you think of something being vacuum-packed, it's usually to keep the food fresh. But I won't stop at keeping just my food fresh. I decided to try it on our local morning news meteorologist, Becky Ditchfield. I thought maybe we could keep…
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Floating Beach Balls and Flying Toilet Paper

You can have a ton of fun with a beach ball, a leaf blower and a few dozen rolls of toilet paper. While this is an easy way to "TP" someone's house, may I remind you that you promised to use your powers for good and never evil.