Monthly Archives: September 2018


For real: If you shine a low-pressure sodium lamp on a yellow sodium flame, the flame will be black.
Flames emits light and heat, so it seems impossible to make black fire. However, you actually can make black fire by controlling the wavelengths of absorbed and emitted light. Black Fire Materials The set-up is simple and only requires a few materials: Alcohol Salt solution Low-pressure sodium (LPS) lamp Alcohol […]

How to Make Black Fire





Genetic Code Study Sheet
The genetic code is the set of instructions cells use to translate information from genetic material (DNA or mRNA) into amino acids. In turn, amino acids are strung together and modified to build proteins. The genetic code is sometimes called the universal code because it is used by nearly all […]

Genetic Code Chart (PDF)


Add highlighter ink to make water glow under a black light or phosphorescent powder to really make glowing water.
Glowing water is useful for making spectacular fountains, “magic” potions, and for added pizazz for a party or science project. Chemicals to Make Water Glow in the Dark Ordinarily, water doesn’t glow. There’s actually an exception to this. Water in a nuclear reactor does glow blue due to Cherenkov radiation. […]

How to Make Glowing Water