Author: Adam Johnston

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Grab & Go Science for Lunch

Special announcement! We have new, FREE grab-and-go science kits being dropped off at all of the Ogden School District Summer Food Service Program sites* today, Thursday, August 6th, some time in the 11-Noon hour. We’ll be heading out to distribute lots of new at-home inquiries and investigations.

balance magic

You’re probably familiar with seeing how objects balance. But do you know how to find where an object will naturally, almost magically balance? There are probably a few ways you can discover, but Adam likes to show this trick where he simply moves his fingers towards one another while supporting the object he wants to…

a walk on the rocks

I like to walk in rocky places. Fortunately, we have lots of this terrain here in our mountains overlooking Ogden and the surrounding area on the Wasatch Front. From here in my backyard mountains (as I like to think of them), I’m looking up at rock cliffs, or maybe across a canyon at a pile…

sky nuggets

A few days ago some late afternoon clouds rolled in, the winds picked up, and then stuff started falling out of the sky really violently. It was a big thunderstorm with hail. The first thing I noticed after the storm passed is how these little chunks of ice stayed on the ground, but they disappeared…

Grab-and-Go Science Make-up!

We may have missed some of you during our Thursday grab-and-go sessions, so we’ll come back tomorrow: Friday, July 17th, from 11:00-Noon at Bonneville Elementary (490 Gramercy Ave) with extra science kits to hand out. And, remember that we’ll do launch demonstrations with Ott Planetarium on Saturday (July 18th). Live, virtually viewable rocket launch demonstrations will…