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Archives for November, 2008

Getting kids involved in science, outside of the classroom. A conversation with a friend last night reminded me of some posts I wrote earlier about helping scientists connect to programs for helping students. My friend, as a parent, approached this idea, of connecting scientists with students, from a different angle. She wanted to know how…

The grocery store magazine covers all say that home made gifts are big this year. So I thought, some of you might like to channel your inner Martha Stewart and make gifts with a science theme. Reposted in honor of the holiday and the economy. I’m here to help to you make a merry mug…

It’s a long, long, weekend; perfect for going outside and doing a few loud, messy experiments. Cooking-intensive holidays always remind me how much fun it is to do a bit of chemistry, especially when it comes to food. If you watched the video that I posted on Thanksgiving, you’ve probably been itching to try one…

A crystalline botanical fashion show. Awhile back Chemical & Engineering News published a fascinating article called “The Secret Life of Plant Crystals” with some wonderful photos of calcium oxalate crystals. Special cells (called “idioblasts”) produce these crystals, with shapes that are unique to each type of plant. Reposted for the holiday.

Would you recognize your leftovers when they’re magnified? Would you know turkey if you saw it at 40X? Make a guess and click an image to see the answer. Reposted from DigitalBio’s greatest hit collection technorati tags: Thanksgiving, food science, microscopy

Thanksgiving is a holiday (in the U.S. at least) when we’re all reminded about the things we’re thankful for. At our house, we’re thankful for the opportunity to cook all day and share a meal with friends and young adults. And, even though I haven’t given my turkey an IP address, this is still a…

If you’re not cooking today, why not experiment? Here’s something fun you can do with Mentos and Diet Coke – and for those of you who think these experiments are too messy, you can still watch the movie. Enjoy the music in the video, then go outside, and enjoy the show. Later, go to EepyBird.com…

Our household is very excited about Thanksgiving. That’s because this Thanksgiving, my husband is cooking a turkey in an egg. A big green egg. Check back later today, about 5:30 pm, Pacific Standard Time, to see a picture of the turkey. In the meantime, here are some other items that were cooked in the egg.

A Thanksgiving mash-up

I suppose I should have expected this. I thought it might be fun to see what the databases had to say about turkeys. Technorati Tags: Thanksgiving,, turkey,, mash-up

I just love this title! It’s nerdy and cute, all at the same time. I read about this in www.researchblogging.org and had to check out the paper and blog write up from The Beagle Project (BTW: some of you may be interested in knowing that The Beagle Project is not a blog about dogs.)