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This Summer is One of Worst Fire Seasons in Colorado - The Science Behind the Wildfire

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Each year, an average of more than 75,000 wildfires burn an average of about 7 million acres of land in the United States. - U.S. Forest Service   We are in the midst of one of the worst fire seasons in Colorado…

The Science of Wildfires

It’s wildfire season and people across the country watch the conditions and the weather hoping their home will be spared. Areas with dense trees, grass, shrubs or other plant growth are more susceptible to wildfires, especially after a…
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Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Tour Visits Oklahoma City

Recently, I was at the Oklahoma Science Museum for a book signing and to present a science workshop to Oklahoma teachers. When I was in town, I also stopped by local news station KFOR to share some of my favorite science demonstrations. No matter…

Protecting Homes During Wildfire Season

We have had a very dry winter across the Front Range in Colorado. The threat of wildfires is high and we have already experienced a few this year. One way firefighters work to protect homes threatened by fires is to coat them with a special…

Fire Tornadoes - How Wildfires Burn Tree Top to Tree Top

When you picture a tornado, most of us imagine a whirling column of air poking down from the clouds. But this tornado-like effect is not limited to just the air - a fire tornado or fire whirl is just like a tornado but it's made of fire. As…