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...]

Silver Polish {A Summer Science Activity}

I know you are thinking - Uncle Cecil is crazy - silver polish can't possibly be a super fun summer science activity! But, I beg of you, give it a chance and you will be amazed! Now, I will be the first to admit that I am not the best at cleaning house. My mind is so full of ideas that it can't hold extraneous details like that. But every year or so I remember about Great-granny Gertrude's … [Read more...]

How to make a bioplastic in your kitchen

Our summer science fun continues! Today the Prez and I are going to share with you how to make a simple bioplastic in your microwave!! What is a bioplastic you ask? It's a plasticky¬†material made from biological chemicals - clear as muddy water? Now, we can't exactly make a completely hard bioplastic in our microwave. That would require a few more steps and processes that you probably don't … [Read more...]