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A winter blizzard is the perfect time for a bit of chemistry and a tasty treat. It only takes a few minutes to whip up some homemade ice cream out of freshly fallen snow. Collect approximately 8 cups of clean and fresh snow (remember you are going to eat it!). In another bowl, whip together 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, a dash of salt, and 1/2 cup of either… Read More

Inspired by recently published stunning photos Angela Kelly took of the frozen bubbles she created with her son, I had to try this out myself! I wanted to put a little twist on the images, and decided to photograph at night (and again in the morning because the results were so cool!). You can check out the results in the slideshow. This experiment used a mixture of: – 2 Parts Bubble solution… Read More

This Saturday Science Session experiment was all about the many YouTube videos kicking around of glowing Mountain Dew. While this was the original intent of the experiment, we ended up having more fun playing with Neon in the kitchen sink! All you need for the experiment is: – Bottle of Mountain Dewβ„’ – A Lightstick – Scissors – Dishwashing Liquid – Hydrogen Peroxide – Baking Soda – Glass Beaker – Fill about… Read More