The prairie dog is jealous and so we are sharing his How to Dye Celery video

What do prairie dogs and videos on how to dye celery have to do with each other? Well, here in Uncle Cecil’s lab, President Lincoln, his lab assistant, is a wee bit jealous. At least that’s what we think he meant with all the gesturing and chattering. We are getting better at understanding him, but it’s hard with him being a prairie dog and all. Anywhoo, he brought this video to us about … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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