Why does milk foam? The science behind your latte.

Oh it's fall in the Northeast again- the perfect time to switch from iced coffees to silky lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos. When I was younger, I remember wishing there was something warm that tasted as good and had a mouth feel as good as ice cream. Luckily, I've pretty much lost my sweet tooth and [...]

Free Halloween Science Coloring Pages!

Here are some fun science-themed Halloween coloring pages for your little ones...or you! Halloween Coloring 2017 (Click there to download the PDF, or alternately you can copy the JPG images below). Feel free to share online, but please link back to this page 🙂 This year, we chose to do pumpkins, bones, and spider webs-- the [...]

Experimenting with Real Enzymes: Bromelain

This post is part of our Summer of Science series! Check back periodically to find more fun, easy, and affordable experiments and projects you can do at home with your kids this summer. This project is about the enzyme, bromelain, which degrades other proteins. You will use it to turn chicken to mush while learning [...]

Kitchen science: Making oil-based fluorescent chlorophyll paint

This post is part of a series on chlorophyll! Check out our previous post about how to easily extract chlorophyll from spinach and use it as a paint. Using a black light, you can also observe the beautiful red/pink fluorescence of chlorophyll, too! This post is how to further purify chlorophyll through a technique called [...]

Painting with Chlorophyll: How to make your own fluorescent paint

This post is part of a series on chlorophyll, a molecule both plants and humans owe their lives to! This specific activity is a fun, easy, and art-inspired introduction to chlorophyll for children 2 years old and up where we will make paint from the chlorophyll in spinach leaves, then observe the fluorescence of the [...]