January 31, 2019

My friend convinced me to try some new health and wellness products, made by the company Vasayo (https://vasayo.com/). What do these products do? Well I tried two of them (Vslim and Vtox). The Vslim claims that it will suppress appetite and stabilize blood sugar, which...

January 29, 2019

I read a book a few months ago that has really changed my perspective on life, and so this seems like a good opportunity to share it with you today. The book is called “10% Happier,” written by Dan Harris, and talks about how he was able to get control over his mind an...

January 24, 2019

Here is another cool experiment that actually works as well in real life as it does on YouTube videos: kinetic popsicle sticks. What does that even mean, you might ask? It is an experiment that uses a lot of popsicle sticks, and interweaves them in such a way that it c...

January 22, 2019

Continuing along in the categories of other things I have seen on youtube that I tried to reproduce in real life, I saw a video on youtube of a guy using lead from a pencil to create a gas lightbulb (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wucmSj7Z-dA). In the video it looked...

January 17, 2019

Have I mentioned lately how much I like bubbles? And also how much kids like bubbles? I didn’t think so. It turns out that it is relatively easy to make a super strong bubble solution, by using Dawn dish soap and warm-ish water and adding either sugar, glycerol, or lub...

January 15, 2019

One of my friends forwarded me a video she found online, which I am sure many of you have also seen. It involved taking a piece of coal, heating it up, and then covering it in peanut butter before freezing the entire mixture for a few days. Apparently if you then scrap...

January 10, 2019

OK I decided it would be a good opportunity over the weekend to play with orbeez. Orbeez, for those people who may not be familiar, are also called ‘water beads,’ and refer to these tiny little beads that absorb several hundred times their weight in water and swell to...

January 8, 2019

Another fun activity to do as a demonstration in class (although not at home) (also it may require a fume hood) is to take a Coke can and put it in concentrated sulfuric acid. This acid dissolves the aluminum can fairly rapidly (and creates a lot of heat and smoke in t...

January 3, 2019

There is a really cool event going on next weekend, but I am so excited about it that I needed to tell you now so hopefully you can still get tickets. There is a National Geographic Live show at the Museum of Science on Friday January 11th called “When Women Ruled the...

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year, readers! We are all full of resolutions for 2019 in my house, including grand plans to get organized, lose 20 pounds, travel the world, be patient and calm and kind to my children, and never raise my voice to anyone…

I give it about a week before many of...

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