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DIY Turmeric Indicator

Posted on November 18, 2018 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

An incredibly versatile and delicious herb, turmeric has been for at least four or five thousand years. Its use has been documented since ancient times as a culinary herb for color and flavor, cloth and food dye, paint, medicine, and https://www.cognitune.com/turmeric-curcumin-benefits/" target="_blank">so much more! A staple in Indian and southeast Asian cooking, turmeric has even become a favorite in many parts of the U.S. for its deep color and rich flavor. Would you ha...

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Mystic Woods Body Butter

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Think fall scents and what comes to mind? For a lot of people, it might be pumpkin spice. Others, it might be the smell of a campfire and hot apple cider. For me, it’s the smell of fresh cut cedar wood. Sounds kind of odd at first, until you think about the campfires and wood stoves all of that wonderful fall food is being cooked over. With the season of autumn aromas right around the corner, that means dry skin season isn’t far behind. A lot of us turn to special lotions and mois...

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Winter STEM: Making Frost

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The winter weather is blasting here in Ohio. First we had rain, then ice, and now it’s just tons of snow. The least favorite part of many Ohioans morning routines is scraping the ice off of their cars and defrosting the windows. Ohioans of all ages know this struggle. If all of the ice and snow is on the outside of the car, why do we see ice crystals on the inside of the windows? This is called frost! You can learn how it forms with a super simple kitchen science experiment, using thing...

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Lakes and rivers... under the ocean?

Posted on January 5, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I love our lakes and rivers. They can be found, at least seasonally, in almost every of the world. They are always so beautiful and majestic. A wide variety of processes can form our waterways, and support an even wider variety of life! Have you ever imagined a river existing underwater, though? No, not like in in the cartoons, but an actual flowing river! Or even a lake, complete with waves rippling across the surface? These underwater waterways exist, and are becoming a focal point of study...

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Experimenting With Atmospheric Pressure

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever thought about being a meteorologist? Or maybe an engineer? What about a career with a bit more action, like an astronaut or firefighter? As with most careers, first you’ll need to learn an awful lot about quite a few things. Something that all of these professions must learn about, though, is atmospheric pressure. This is the measurement of the weight of the air. Atmospheric pressure effects our weather, our cars and buildings, the behavior of fire, our ability to survive ...

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Meat Free Mondays: Creamy Baby Bella and Spinach Pappardelle

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The weather is changing, days are getting colder and sunset is coming earlier. Fall is upon us, and for some reason this time of year makes me want to sleep all day and eat comfort food… I can’t sleep all day, but I CAN make some hearty comfort food. Better yet, it’s vegetarian! Even better still is it’s really easy, and you can make it yourself!

My go-to comfort food this time of year is usually an egg noodle dish. I haven’t really been satisfied with just...

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Learning About Soil: Part 2 of 3

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In the first section of our three part soil science post, we learned a bit about why soil is important, soil grains, soil and soil texture. If you remember, soils can be composed of sand, silt, clay, or any combination of the three. In this next experiment, you will get a chance to better see and understand the different types of soil grains. Again, you should already have ever...

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Build your own Bristle-Bot!

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Robots are awesome! This is an opinion most people would probably agree with. Although we may not be making the incredibly advanced A.I.s that we see in our favorite books, films, and television shows, we are making rather advanced robots that can perform a wide variety of tasks. There’s the walking and self-navigating robots created by companies such as Boston Dynamics, the sorting bots helping to keep the operations running smoothly at some shipping companies in China, and even tiny n...

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Learning about light refraction

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever noticed that when you put a stick in water, the portion outside of the water seems to be in a different place than the part inside the water? Many of our ancestors did. Our primitive ancestors had to take this strange phenomenon into account when spear fishing. Our ancestors that looked to the stars noticed it the same thing when looking at celestial bodies close to the horizon. Many of the greatest thinkers of modern and ancient times have written about it, from ancient legends...

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Learning about atoms with electrolysis experiments!

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

A lot of kids probably know an Adam, but how many know about Atoms? While they might not be as funny as friendly as Adam probably is, atoms are still extremely important to learn about! They are the most fundamental building blocks of the universe, and they make up everything from space, to dirt, to air and water. Why don’t we learn a bit about atoms and elements now? If you already know about atoms and elements, it’s always good to catch a quick refresher on them!

As I said...

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