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Mars Spectacular Truth

I'm not an astronomer but I'm fascinated by space. That's why I posted some information several weeks ago about the "Mars Spectacular" where I commented on how the planet Mars will make a once-in-our-lifetimes remarkably close approach to Earth…

Potato Gun Fun

I just completed a segment for television on the "power of air". How else to better demonstrate "power" than to have a little fun with a potato gun. Now before anyone gets bent out of shape because I'm doing something so "unsafe", take a look…

No Need to Hire Americans - A Wake-up Call to all Parents

Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, recently interviewed Craig Barrett, the chief executive of Intel, which has invested millions of dollars in trying to improve the way science is taught in U.S. schools. In today's flat world, Mr.…

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…

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…

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

Teachers Advocate Stealing?

I just returned from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) convention in Dallas and the experience was fantastic. The convention organizers knocked everyone's socks off with a first rate conference. But there was one little probelm.…