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Why do leaves change color in the fall?

Why do leaves change color in the fall?

Most of the spectacular colors of autumn have been in the leaves all summer, however they were “covered up” by the dominant green of the chlorophyl. As weather cools, and shorter days settle in, the chlorophyll begins to break down, revealing new and varied color pigments.The brightest colors are... 

Robot Reference Guide

Robot Reference Guide

There’s something about robots that people connect to. I knew as soon as I left the theater after watching Star Wars that I would someday have my own R2-D2, (which I now do!) So I decided to ask the followers of my Facebook Page to tell me their favorite robot, and I got a huge response. Below... 

Who Wrote The Bill Nye Theme Music?

Who Wrote The Bill Nye Theme Music?

In an elementary school in a Boston suburb, a group of third graders enters a classroom after lunch. The teacher is loading a DVD into her laptop hooked up to a projector emerging from the ceiling. “What are we watching?’ asked one student as he sat down with a thud. “It’s... 

The Giant Dry Ice Bubble Sphere

The Giant Dry Ice Bubble Sphere

If you’ve got some dry ice, why not gather friends and family and try your hand at making a large dry ice ghost bubble?This is especially fun at Halloween. Who knows? Maybe you will see your future inside the Ghostly Sphere. YOU WILL NEED: Medium size bowl with a rim Small bowl Liquid soap 20... 

Make Some Ghost Bubbles!

Make Some Ghost Bubbles!

If you want to make any day better, perhaps the easiest way is to add bubbles to it. We have seen lots of different kinds of bubbles: big bubbles, small bubbles, bubbles that don’t pop, even colored bubbles. But my personal favorite is Ghost Bubbles. They’re not that hard to make and they... 

The Ultimate Bubble Solution

The Ultimate Bubble Solution

Bubbles may very well be the world’s first toy. From sea foam, to hand soap, to those bubbles you blow in your milk, it seems bubbles are part of our daily life. Soap bubbles way be the most fun off all bubbles and they are an inexpensive and limitless way to explore our bubbly world. For years... 

Oreo Cookie Moon Phases

Oreo Cookie Moon Phases

I’ve always been a fan of science activities that you can eat. One of my favorites that I have been using for years is the Oreo Cookie Moon Phases activity. It’s almost as if Oreo cookies were made for this lesson, and it’s a great way to see how well students can match a moon phase... 

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