Category: Botany

Is Fruit Good for You Susan Berk Koch science blog

Is Fruit Good For You?

Is fruit good for you? ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is an old English proverb, intended to instill healthy eating habits. It does beg the question, is fruit actually good for us?

Deadliest Poisons in History

Deadliest Poisons In History

If you want to kill a person, you can shoot a gun or throw a rock. But if craft and cleverness are your forte, poison is another option. Deadliest Poisons in History has the makings of a Netflix series, but I’m condensing into a cool blog post instead!

Monarchs are mythical and mysterious

Monarchs Are Mythical and Mysterious

Monarchs are mythical and mysterious! I wanted more butterflies in our yard, to help the monarchs, and to learn more about them! It was trickier to raise monarchs than I thought.

Louie drinking iced tea

Legend of Tea : How It Came To Be

What is the most consumed beverage on our planet, after water? If you guessed tea, you’d win!

Tea’s origins date to prehistory, a time shrouded in legend and myth.

Impress Your Posse With Science Magic : Bulb Magic

Science At Home : FLOWERS

Want to impress your kids, friends, significant other, w/ easy science magic? Make your neighbors jealous!

I’ve got a perfect STEM activity. Botany magic!

The Quest for Blue

I love the color blue! It’s not found as often naturally as I’d like. Someone’s probably written a doctoral thesis on the topic, but it seems that evolution favors other colors.

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