Seed Science

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For many of us taught in traditional schooling, science “lab” was about following directions and if you didn’t get the correct result, you were wrong. That is a great way to kill anyone’s curiosity or love of true science. Don’t let that happen with your kids!

Elephant Toothpaste Fail

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We know the wrong way to create the reaction nicknamed “Elephant Toothpaste.”

Hands-Free Is Just As Bad! Distracted While Driving

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Science News featured a story on why science is constantly showing that talking on a phone (texting, holding, or hands-free) while driving is dangerous, and why the average person doesn’t want to hear it.

Chemistry and Cupcakes

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Baking can teach you a lot of things. Following directions, measuring, fractions, and even chemistry. This is a simple experiment using a basic cake/cupcake recipe that I’ve cut in half for smaller batches. We’ll make eight batches total, and in seven of them we’ll take away an ingredient. You’ll learn how all the ingredients work together to make a delicious cupcake.

Review:The Geek Dad Book For Aspiring Mad Scientists by Ken Denmead

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I don’t think there’s anyone out there that hasn’t imagined themselves a mad scientist at least once. For me, it was every time they made me wear those crazy goggles in science class while I waited for something to bubble over or change color or let out noxious fumes. I couldn’t help but hear an evil little laugh in my head. Muah ha ha ha! Okay, not everyone

Kari Byron, Mythbuster Mom: How Do You Get Kids Interested in Science?

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GeekMom is thrilled to bring our readers another column by Kari Byron, the female face on the hit Discovery Channel show MythBusters and host of the Science Channel’s new Head Rush. Kari sends us regular updates on life as a MythBuster Mom. Science is hot right now. Everywhere I travel parents are in a panic to get their kids interested in science. I guess one