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...]

How you can celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with science at home today

It's National Grilled Cheese Day and we are celebrating this wonderful holiday with science!! I know, your thinking - Blaine and Tracey, what the heck do grilled cheese sandwiches, science, and your living books have in common? It's really rather simple - we love grilled cheese sandwiches and we have a living book series, plus today is National Grilled Cheese Day and we are going to … [Read more...]