Category: Physics

Louie reading a compass

Instant Magic Trick: Magnets

People in movies and books find their way out of the woods by making their own compass out of who knows what. This skill is COOL.

In the interest of us all being cool, a blog post was in order.

Louie with wig cropped

Impress Your Posse With Science Magic

If you want to impress your kids, grandkids, significant other, neighbor or your dog, I’ve got a few cool tricks you can show them! No advanced degrees needed.

Fireworks

How Do Fireworks Work? With STEM!

I love fireworks! Ever wonder how they work? With chemical compounds! Let’s look into why they glow in different colors.

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.

mice infrared vision

Mice with Infrared Vision…will humans be next?

Our world is full of beautiful colors, so it’s easy to forget that the spectrum of light visible to humans is a teeny sliver of what’s out there in the universe. But wouldn’t it be fantastic to see in the dark? Scientists have done that, with mice!

bending light

The Magic of Invisibility

I’ve heard people ask, ‘would you rather fly or be invisible?’ I think both! But invisibility may be closer than we think! Researchers are working on exactly that. They’ve had success on a small scale.

Susan Berk Koch
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