Edible glaciers and 2 other Arctic science activities you can do this summer

Around this time of year, the Prez and I like to hold our annual Arctic Blast Extravaganza!!¬†We turn the lab into a winter wonderland and share a few of our favorite arctic science activities! It is the middle of summer and you are no doubt dying for a respite from the heat. And we figured that you just might want to join us in throwing the coolest party in town! So, this week we wanted to … [Read more...]

Hawk Talons shares facts and a free booklet for learning about seasons

It's awesome to watch the flowers and trees begin to bloom as the seasons' change. The scene outside changes from grey-brown colors to bright-green-rainbowy awesomeness. Blaine and I have always appreciated the change of seasons. It's nice to have something different to look at. But to be honest we didn't really care why or how that happened. That all changed one summer. The same summer we … [Read more...]

How to make a compass out of a milk jug, a magnet, and a pin

Blaine and I have learned a few key survival tactics on our journeys around the world - one of which is how to make a compass out of a milk jug, a magnet, and a pin. It's a very useful skill to have when you need to navigate your way out of Uncle Cecil's lab! And in anticipation of our upcoming volume, in which we are sharing our geology leg with you all, we thought we would impart this fun … [Read more...]