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Imagine for a minute that you are walking through a field of flowers. Imagine all of the different colors, shapes, and smells. Now think about why different flowers have different colors. Why do they have different shapes? Why do they small different?

Orange Slices

This is a cool science trick that will let you know the number of sections in an orange (or other citrus fruit) before you slice it. It makes a fun trick that seems like magic, but is actually just a matter of careful observation.

Seed Search

When an animal reproduces, its offspring eventually wander away to find their own home. With a plant, once it starts to grow, it is usually stuck in that spot. That makes it important for plants to have ways to spread their seeds over a large area. In this video, we will explore some of the different ways plants accomplish this.

Thoughts on Trees

Thoughts on Trees

This is another post that comes from the Science Photo of the Day. It worked well there, but has great potential for a full blown Experiment of the Week activity. To try this, you will need:

  • a plant or some seeds
  • a pot to grow the plant in
  • potting soil
  • a scale to weigh the plant, pot, and soil

We will explore how plants grow, by growing a potted plant. You can use a plant from your local garden shop, or you can plant seeds from your favorite plant.

Broccoli Science

This time we will take a look at the science of cooking green vegetables. Now, some of you may be saying "Ick!", but even if you don't like to eat them, it is still interesting to watch them cook. Also, knowing some of the science may interest you enough to give them a second chance, and you may discover how delicious they are.

Fact checking GMOs

This is not an article about the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms. I am not arguing for them or against them. Instead, the goal of this article is to help you learn some of the basic science involved, to make it easier for you to fact check articles on this topic.