Anatomy of an Alloy

Not a brass farthing. I hope this post is worth more than a brass farthing. Oh, Audrey Hepburn, always playing the most loveable roles. (Are you wondering if this is a science blog or not? Haha, me to.) I watched this video from MEL science and it made me think of the scene …

Acids and Bases for Easter

Easter Eggs and Acids or Bases I love spring, it is probably the best season….I know, its not a competition…The blue sky is probably the best blue of the year, and celebrating Easter is always fun for the kids….we’ve got eggs and we’ll hide ‘em.  So, what does Easter have …

Radon – Need I Say More?

Lately, as I have driven around, I have seen a bunch of billboards about Radon.  You can actually pay people to come to your house and get rid of the radon.  Having taught about nuclear chemistry a few times, my initial reaction was very skeptical.  What did these “professionals” know …

Glowing Green

So, the other day, my three-year-old boy found the glow-in-the-dark stars (on a shelf, higher than he should be reaching of course. Don’t ask). He is amazed by them.  Not just because they include R2-D2 and C-3PO but because he could go hide in the pantry (again, don’t ask) and …

poisons – The Ubiquitous Kind

Recently I’ve been enjoying the writing of Alan Bradley in The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag. This series is for young readers but equally enjoyable for the more mature reader. The main character, Flavia de Luce, is obsessed with poisons. So I thought it would be intriguing to create …