Posts

The Experiment of the Week Keeps Them Interested in Science!

School has started for most students by now, and many parents are wondering how to keep their kids interested in science - and other subjects - after school and on weekends.  My suggestion to these concerned and interested parents is to subscribe…
,

Teaching Student Leadership Lessons Through Needles and Piercings

Stand back and watch as I pull a needle through a balloon without popping it. This trick is a magicians' favorite. They can mystify an audience by putting a needle through a balloon and pulling through a ribbon without popping it. The demonstration…
,

Steve Burns News Anchor's Money and Sprays Her with Fire Extinguisher

It was Steve's first time working with 9News anchor Corey Rose. Someone should have warned Corey to go light on the hairspray and wear fire retardant clothes. She also should have never handed Steve a $20 bill. During this segment, Steve performed…

Staff Spotlight on Copy Editor Debbie Leibold

Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: Let's see... I'm definitely not a scientist, I'm not in a band, I'm not an ultra-creative graphic designer, I'm not on Ellen, I haven't been featured on YouTube, I rarely blow things up.  My life…
,

Soap in the Microwave - Science Fair Project Idea

This is the perfect experiment for our motto, "Don't do it at home, do it at a friend's home." Who wants to make a mess in their own microwave? Ivory soap is one of the only soaps that float. Drop it in water and check for yourself. But how…
,

Steve Visits Dom and Jane Charity Marathon

After returning from taping the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, California, Steve brought some sounds of science to the Dom and Jane Charity Marathon for the Food Bank of the Rockies Friday. Steve shared a few of his favorite science sounds…
,

The Science Behind the Sounds You Hear

There is science behind every sound we hear. Sound is made from vibrations in the air. Different materials making different vibrations make different sounds based on the amplification and speed of the sound wave. Here are some of our favorite…

The Arctic Plunge is for Sissies - Walking on Glass is the Way to Ring in the New Year

Some people do crazy things to kick off the New Year, like jumping in a frozen lake or walking on hot coals. I celebrate the New Year with my own crazy stunt - walking on glass. This isn't for the weak and not an activity for anyone to try at…

Shrink a Cup in a Pressure Cooker

Are your styrofoam cups too big? Do they hold just too much liquid for you to handle? Instead of super-sized, do you prefer your cups tiny sized? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you need to try this week's experiment. All…

Discover the Hidden Energy in Gummy Worms

Everyone knows gummy worms and gummy bears have a lot of sugar and carbohydrates in them, but did you know that translates into stored energy? Release that energy and you get a big reaction and a little fire too. My science demo guinea pig…