Dancing Bits and Bobs

  For today’s experiment, you can have a lot of fun and you can make a lot of mess. I had fun working out the best things to use here. The original experiment that I remember from when I was at school, used sultanas. The book that I wrote a chapter forΒ said to use spaghetti….

Where’s My Coffee ?!?

This is an experiment that you can try with children. It’s super-fun and very fast, so there’s an immediate payoff, and you can run it many times. You can simply run it with the children or you can teach them a little bit about what’s happening, depending on how old they are and how interested…

Give Me Some Sugar!

For this week’s Scientific Reasoning, I want to talk to you about growing crystals. It seems fitting since last week’s feature was an Interview with Dr Julia Archbold who worked with protein crystals. I work with some scientists who are protein crystallographers. These talented individuals isolate a particular protein and then work out how to…

My Celery is Thirsty

So today I’m starting my new regular feature – Scientific Reasoning. You can read my reasoning behind starting this feature here. Today I am going to show you a science experiment that you can try at home – with your children or on your own. It’sΒ fun, but also takes a while to run through, probably…