Yearly Archives: 2015


Copper plate an ornament or other metal object using electrochemistry. (Joanna Kosinska)
Have you ever tried to plate copper? It’s much less expensive than gold or silver, yet incredibly beautiful. Use simple redox chemistry to make a keepsake copper ornament. Can you think of a better way to remember how much fun you had in chem class? Copper Plating Materials metal for the […]

How to Copper Plate an Ornament



Peppermint Slime
Here’s a simple slime recipe that’s perfect for the winter holidays! This peppermint slime smells like candy canes. You can color it green or red or even combine clear and white batches to get a candy appearance. It won’t taste like candy canes, but it’s not toxic (just in case […]

How to Make Peppermint Slime




Spamazing Science Kit (Amazon)
There are so many science kits for kids on the market, it’s hard to separate the ones that are educational and fun from the ones that are duds. Here are my picks for the top science kits on the market for 2016. I’ve added links so you can compare prices […]

Top Science Kits for Kids




Uranium is a silvery-white metal. Photo is a billet of highly enriched uranium recovered from scrap processed at the Y-12 Facility in Oak Ridge, TN. U.S. Department of Energy
Can you identify the elements based on how they look? Here’s a printable multiple choice quiz you can take to test yourself. The photos are of the elements in their pure form. The picture may contain additional clues about an element’s identity. Element Picture Quiz – Question #1 This one […]

Printable Element Picture Quiz



Shopping Cart (credit Caden Crawford)
You may think shopping and science have little to do with each other, but there is actually quite a lot of science behind store lay-outs, product packaging, advertising, etc. Here are some shopping science fair project ideas you could use as the basis for an experiment: Shopping Science Fair Projects […]

Shopping Science Fair Project Ideas