Eggs are not only terrific for breakfast, they're also a wonderful teaching tool for all sorts of science lessons. Here are a few physics and chemistry experiments to perform with your family this weekend!
This week Home & Family teamed me up with Matt Rogers for a quick DIY that the whole family can enjoy. Water bottle rockets! Learn the science behind their takeoff and make an easy parachute!
What makes certain foods red? How about blue or purple? It all comes down to how a chemical compound called anthocyanin reacts inside the plant! See how it all works here on Home & Family.
Home & Family asked for bubbles, so I gave them bubbles! Wow!
Ever wonder what happens inside your Brita filter? Water filtration has been around since the early 1800's but our methods have really improved with time. Watch the video to get a better understanding of how activated charcoal is used commercially!
Looking for a fun experiment in the kitchen for your family this weekend? Learn how to make rock candy, an exciting exploration of geometry, crystallization, and super-saturation!
I'm a sucker for candy, particularly candy of the sucking variety. Though to be honest, when I'm presented with a stick of rock candy I am much more likely to crunch its crystals to smithereens than delicately decay them with saliva. There is something so terribly pleasing about the obliteration of sugar between teeth.
Soap is a rather remarkable creation resulting from the mixture of two common materials. Though it seems odd to say, soap is a salt. Salts are the products of acid+base reactions, in this case the fatty acids contained in vegetable oils and the alkaline properties of lye. Sodium Hydroxide (now industrially produced and known as lye) was once collected and made from ashes and rainwater.