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.

Bean Power

This experiment comes from tonight's supper. I have been craving a big pot of Great Northern Beans; so last night I put some into a pot of water to soak overnight. The results reminded me of a fun science experiment I had done before.


How Producers Store Energy

Producers are living things that specialize in capturing energy and storing it in chemicals, such as sugars, starches, fats, and proteins. Most producers are plants, capturing solar energy through the process of photosynthesis. In that process, they use three things: energy (from sunlight), water, and carbon (from carbon dioxide.)