June 6, 2019

Now that you are all safe and sun protected (see the previous blog post), let’s talk about hiking. Why hiking, you might ask? First of all, hiking, like most walking-based activities, is great exercise. Also, it turns out that people who walk outside (or hike) tend to...

June 4, 2019

I want to talk about sunscreen today. Even though we have discussed this in previous blog posts on this site, I feel strongly enough about it that it pays to review. 

Note 1: The sun emits, or sends out, all kinds of radiation. This is not the kind of radiation that wil...

May 30, 2019

I think we have not been spending enough time talking about all the wonderful things that readers can do in Rhode Island, which is too bad, because for a state which is so small and compact, there are actually a surprising number of things to do.

In particular, did you...

May 28, 2019

Special thanks to many of my colleagues in the chemistry department at the University of Rhode Island, who contributed substantial time and expertise to making chemistry camp so exciting. This particular experiment came from Professor Jay Kim, who taught the camp parti...

May 23, 2019

We’re coming up on a long weekend, readers, and the unofficial start to summer! Who decided that Memorial Day Weekend was the unofficial start, though? Well the answer to this question is tied in with the history of Memorial Day itself, which means that it is a little...

May 21, 2019

This experiment, #5 in the series, is not actually one that we did during chemistry camp, but we did it during a Passover science event back in April, and it was fun enough that I decided to talk about it on the blog.

It turns out that salt can melt ice, which is not su...

May 16, 2019

Apparently it is “kite” weekend around Boston, with a Franklin Park Kite and Bike Festival on Saturday (https://mommypoppins.com/boston-kids/event/free/franklin-park-kite-bike-festival) and another one on Sunday at Revere Beach (https://mommypoppins.com/boston-kids/eve...

May 14, 2019

So we talked some about dry ice in our experiment series last week, but it is an interesting enough substance that I want to devote a full post to it. In case you missed it, dry ice is simply carbon dioxide that has formed into a solid under high pressure and low tempe...

May 9, 2019

This is a great weekend for science, blog readers. WGBH is running a special “day of exploration” program from their offices in Brighton, MA, which will provide lots of opportunities for children to explore science, arts, and music through a variety of hands-on activit...

May 7, 2019

Hi Readers! This is experiment #3 in our series of science from chemistry camp, talking today about things we can do with corn starch and different stages of matter.

One of the things that we spent a lot of time talking about during chemistry camp was different stages o...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Take a Hike

June 6, 2019

Please reload

Recent Posts

June 6, 2019

May 16, 2019

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags